Rotary Club of West Lakes

Agenda - 06 DECEMBER

meeting #2361

Club BBQ for West Lakes Shore School breakup
4:30pm - 7:30 pm
RCWL Invocation - Chair
"We are proud members of Rotary International where we can serve our community and those needing help across the world. We enjoy meeting together for meals and mutual service in the convivial company of other Rotarians. "
Wrap & Close

The Four-Way Test

of the things we think, say or do
 1.  Is it the TRUTH?
 2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Monthly Committee - COMMUNITY

6 Dec - West Lakes Shore BBQ
13 Dec - Ros
20 Dec - Xmas dinner
Upcoming Events
BBQ for West Lakes Shore School breakup
Dec 06, 2022
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Lakes Shore School breakup BBQ
West Lakes Schore School
Dec 06, 2022 3:00 PM
Carousel volunteers BBQ
Semaphore Carousel
Dec 09, 2022 6:00 PM
NRM - Koelis Downer Christmas party support
National Railway Museum
Dec 11, 2022
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Dec 13, 2022
Bunnnings BBQ - December
Dec 18, 2022
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RCWL Christmas dinner
Henley Surf Life Saving Club
Dec 20, 2022
Christmas breakup dinner
Dec 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
XMAS BREAK - no meeting
Dec 27, 2022
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Dec 13, 2022
my life....
Jan 17, 2023
don't get caught!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Parcell
December 31
Join Date
Ken Parcell
December 14, 2004
18 years
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Minutes 29 November
Meeting 2360, 29 November 2022
CHAIR:  Alison Howlett
Andrew DeGaris
Ros DeGaris
Jean Mailey
Lyn Grant
Ted Manka
Yvonne Wilson
Barry Dixon
Stephanie Thorpe
Gary West
Len Loechel
Barbara Hay
Peter Shaw
Scott Anderson
Brian White
Sue Lockwood
Charles Camilleri
Neil Butler
Brenda Butler
Robin Weissel
Brian Thomas
Ian Miller
Alan Raggatt
Ted Manka
Barbara Hay
Ken Parcell
Sue Kendle
Kevern Kendle
Kerry Erasmus
Philip Kamuga
Rotary Club of Mad River Valley, D7850, Waitsfield, Vermont.USA.  Club chartered 1976 with 61 members who meet Wednesdays at 7.15am in Mad River Barn President – Ed McDonough
Secretary (Lyn)
  • Christmas Dinner menu given to members
Treasurer (Len)
  • Subs due 1 January 2023
  • Meals on Wheels new roster has been sent to drivers.
Community (Ros)
  • 4 December - Kids at the Lake, Ros went through the events for the day.
Members to meet at 1pm at the Reserve. 
  • 9 December BBQ for volunteers at Carousel from 6.00pm
  • 11 December – support NRM on their Christmas function
International  (Ken – apology)
  • Today is “Giving Tuesday”
  • Alison and Robin emailed their expression of interest for Group Friendship Exchange
Youth (Robin)
  • “Dianne Parcell “Award – Yvonne and Ros to attend with Yvonne presenting cheques to 2 schools.
Fundraising (Gary)
  • Ronald McDonald House sent a Thank you to Alison’s mum and Auntie for making the blankets
  • Thank you to Yvonne, Barry and Brian for attending morning tea at Ronald McDonald House.
Vocation & Environment (Alison)
  • Monarto Zoo help with fence painting – suggested January 2023. TBC
Guest Speaker and Other Activities (Neil)
  • 29 November – AGM announcement of officers for next year
  • 6 December – West Lakes Primary School BBQ 
  • 9 December – carousel volunteers BBQ
  • 13 December – no speaker
  • 10 January 2023 – first meeting back
  • 19 March 2023 – Police Commissioner Grant Stevens – TBC
Annual General Meeting Nominations for 2023/24
Environ. & Community         Alison Howlett
Secretary                            Lyn Grant
Treasurer                            Len Loechel
Public Image                       Scott Anderson
Interaction                          Andrew DeGaris
Community                         Ros DeGaris
President Elect                    Rosie Erasmus
Youth                                 Robin Weissel
Fundraising                         Gary West
President’s Report (Pres. Jean)
  • Thank you everyone for your hard work and volunteering, especially to Ros organising Kids at the Lake and thank you to Lyn for organising the bikes as prizes.
  • 19 November – District leadership team meeting
  • DIK new name – RARE
  • Numbers down for RYPEN with 36 this year, previously 100
  • Presentation from Public Image Chair at next meeting
  • Special mention to Ros and Andrew for upcoming family wedding on Saturday
Sargent at Arms:
  • Andrew De Garis
Gourmet Gary’s: Xmas Turkey Gravy
Blowfly Corner
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 16 min. 
Cook Time: 20  min.. 



Pan juices from cooking the Turkey


Ice cubes

1/3 cup

Plain flour

2 cups

Chicken stock

3 tbsp

Jellied cranberry sauce

1 cup

White wine


1. Place ice cubes in a large bowl and pour over the pan juices then remove solidified fat and ice with a slotted spoon and place in another bowl. 
2. Take out 2 tablespoons of the fat and place in the baking dish over stovetop and stir in the flour then cook until golden brown
3. Add the pan juices and cranberry sauce then stir while cooking. 
4. Keep cooking and whisk in the wine and then stock slowly for about 5 minutes until the right consistency is achieved. 
5. Pour into jugs and serve with the turkey.
Santa gets with the times.
EoI Group Friendship Exchange - USA/Canada
District 9510 - Expressions of interest
Group Friendship Exchange (GFE) – Proposal - Mid 2023 or 2024 – North West USA/ South West Canada
Our District (9510) has received an enquiry from District 5080 (North West USA and Southern West Canada) regarding a possible Group Fellowship Exchange to USA/Can in Mid next year 2023 or in 2024.
A Rotary group from USA visited South Australia in 2019 (Hosted by RC Adelaide and RC Regency Park) have now offered a return trip to US/Can next year or 2024.
Expressions of Interest are being sought by 20 December 2022 from any Rotary member in District 9510 who may be interested in a GFE to US/Canada in mid 2023 or 2024.
Please register your interest on email with District International Service Chair Tim Mee
Email:   Mobile 0418 814 856
We are also looking for a volunteer in the District 9510 to take the lead role on this potential GFE.
Investigate options, promote the GFE and communicate with interested Rotarians. Please contact Tim Mee (Details above)
Please pass on this message to all members in your club or include in your club newsletter.  Responses required by 20 Dec 2022
Best Regards 
Tim Mee
Partnerships - International Service
District 9510
Rotary Club of Morialta
Meals on Wheels
Port Adelaide Kitchen Roster
(Member to confirm attendance by 9.00 am on the day of their roster by calling 08 8447 5171)
remainder of 2022

19 Dec.            Yvonne Wilson

2023 tentative

Monday 9 JanKen Parcell
Monday 23 JanLen Loechel
Monday 6 FebTed Manka
Monday 20 FebIan Miller
Monday 6 MarYvonne Wilson
Monday 20 MarAndrew De Garis
Monday 3 AprRos De Garis
Monday 17 AprLen Loechel
Monday 1 MayTed Manka
Monday 15 MayIan Miller
Monday 29 MayYvonne Wilson
Monday 12 JunPublic Holiday
Monday 26 JunAndrew De Garis


2023 roster development in progress - refer to Len

2022-23 Club Committees
Ros De Garis (D), Gary West, Stephanie Thorpe, Brian White, Sue Lockwood, Yvonne Wilson.
Robin Weissel (D), Ian Miller, Brian Thomas, Susan Kendle, Denis Ralph, Scott Anderson.
Club Image & Communications:
Ted Manka (D), Andrew De Garis, Lyn Grant, Neil Butler, Rosie Erasmus.
International & Foundation: 
Ken Parcell (D), Charles Camilleri, Alan Raggatt, Peter Shaw, Len Loechel.
Vocational & Environment:
Alison Howlett (D), Barry Dixon, Barbara Hay, Brenda Butler, Kevern Kendle.
Robin Weissel.
Meeting Responsibilities
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Banner management
Sergeant At Arms
Name tags
Guest speaker management
Executives & Directors
Public Officer
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Child Protection Officer
Youth Service
Club Administration
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Bulletin Editor
Club Webmaster
Executive Secretary/Director
Vocational & Environment

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