Rotary Club of West Lakes

Agenda - 27 SEPTEMBER

meeting #2351

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. "
Record of Attendance:
  Apologies:  Alan (Qld), Robin, 
  • Toast to the people of Australia
  • International Toast
    Peter Shaw
  • Heads & Tails
    Brian White
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Secretary Report
Treasurer's report
  • recovering from hip operation
Community report
  • Meals on Wheels
    (refer to Events)
International report
please sign in Events Folder
Youth report
  • on leave to Alaska
  • 27 September - Matt Cowdrey AO MP
  (refer to Speakers)
Vocation & Environment
Other Business
  • End Polio
Members away
  • Ian: 14 Sep - end Oct
  • Robin: 20 Sep - end Oct?
Club visits or notices from visiting Clubs
President Jean
  break for dinner & fellowship
Guest speaker/Club activity
 Paralympian Matt Cowdrey AO MP
Sergeants session
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 - Club Image & Communications

6 Sep  Ted
13 Sep Andrew
20 Sep Ted
27 Sep Neil
Upcoming Events
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 27, 2022
Carousel - October
Semaphore Carousel
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 02, 2022
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 04, 2022
National Railway Museum - Heritage Transport
National Railway Museum
Oct 08, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
RCWL meeting @ Midcourse Reserve
Midcourse Reserve
Oct 11, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 18, 2022
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 25, 2022
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Nov 01, 2022
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Sep 27, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
RC West Torrens will join RCWL
Oct 11, 2022 6:00 PM
Midcourse Reserve - Path of Memories
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Shaw
September 6
Join Date
Jean Mailey
September 1, 1995
27 years
Barry Dixon
September 4, 1996
26 years
Alison Howlett
September 11, 2019
3 years
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Minutes 20 September 22
Minutes of Meeting 2350, 20 September 2022
Chair:  Ted Manka
Scribe: Lyn Grant
Andrew DeGaris
Ros DeGaris
Jean Mailey
Lyn Grant
Stephanie Thorpe
Brian Thomas
Denis Ralph
Barry Dixon
Gary West
Rosie Erasmus
Ken Parcell
Peter Shaw
Alison Howlett
Brian White
Ian Miller
Alan Raggatt
Len Loechel
Yvonne Wilson
Scott Anderson
Sue Kendle
Kevern Kendle
Susan Lockwood
Barbara Hay
Robin Weissel
Charles Camilleri
Brenda Butler
Neil Butler
Brian McDonald
Call to Order
1          People of Australia
2          International Toast
Rotary Club of Mount Lavinia, D3320 Sri Lanka
Club chartered 1944 with 19 members who meet Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Mount Lavinia Hotel 
President – Nirojini Thurugnasampanthar
Rotary Club Business
Directors’ Reports
Secretary (Lyn)
  • Nothing to report
Treasurer (Len – apology)
  • Nothing new to report as Len in hospital and should be home tomorrow
Community (Ros)
  • Thank you to all members volunteering at Tennyson Dunes on Sunday. $300 donation given to the Dunes, with us making $280
  • October 8 & 9 NRM Café Cart (refer folder to put your name down)
  • 4 December Kids on the Lake – please put your name down in folder
  • 11 December NRM Xmas Party
  • 13 December West Lakes Shore School BBQ clashes with Probus luncheon so limited cooks 
  • 21 January 2023 – Great Train Race celebrating with NRM, Bill’s Birthday at Semaphore Foreshore with a BBQ. Talk of public run against the train up to Fort Glanville.  Beyond Bank to assist with printing of certificates.
International & Foundation (Ken)
  • Ken on leave from 12 October – 3 December
  • National Youth Science Form.  The number of District applicants is currently about 30 with 60 places allocated for attendees.  About 85% of those 30 are female students, which may limit any social events.  Many students are reluctant to apply since the cost has remained high (approx. $2k) even though there will be no residential or travel costs to attend interstate.  The whole program will be conducted in Adelaide.
Youth (Robin – apology)
  • RYPEN – need to email the three applicants, two from St Michaels and one from Nazareth and advise Brenda who is taking lead as Robyn overseas.
Vocation & Environment (Alison)
  • Nothing to report on environmental
  • Blankets and quilts donated by Roxby Downs, Alison, and her mother.  Gary West to enquire if Ronald McDonald House is interested.
Other Business
  • Blurb from Ken re NYSF
  • February 20203 possibly meeting with Semaphore Surf Life Saving club at their place
  • Try to get a Grant in the future - $70,000 available for District Grants
  • Andrew sent all members link to Clubrunner and would appreciate any feedback
President’s Report (Pres. Jean)
  • 4 October – West Torrens Rotary Club joining us at our meeting
  • Thank you to the first timers volunteering at DIK last weekend
Guest Speaker/Activity (Barry for Neil – apology)
  • Difficulty confirming the speaker for 4th October.
  • 27 September – Matt Cowdrey AO MP – Gold Medal Paralympian
Sargent at Arms:
  • Lyn
Meeting Closed at 8.00pm
Gourmet Gary’s Apricot Brandy Balls
Blowfly Corner
Serves: 18
Prep Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: n/a
1 ½ cup
Dried apricot chopped
1 ½ cup
Dessicated coconut
½ cup 
Dry milk powder
¼ cup 
Oat bran
2 tbsp
Boiling water
2 tbsp
Sweetened condensed milk
75 mls


1. Place 1/2 cup coconut, apricots, milk powder and oat bran soaked in the boiling water in a processor and blend until smooth 

2. Add condensed milk and brandy and pulse until smooth then turn into a bowl and refrigerate for about 1 hour. 

3. Roll into 1 1/2 cm balls in your hands then roll in remainder of coconut to coat. 

4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
How can you tell the difference between men's real gifts and their guilt gifts?
- Guilt gifts are nicer.
There are two times in his life when a man doesn't understand women.
- Before marriage, and after marriage.
Hipster Len
World Polio Day
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 - a 1:2 donation ($5) from the World Fund, then
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So, your $10 becomes a $45 donation!
A regular monthly donation assists Rotary International in managing its contribution to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)
Members on Leave

Ian:  14 September - end October

Robin:  20 September - end October

Ken: 12 October - 3 December

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)

10 Oct:             Andrew De Garis

24 Oct:             Len Loechel

7 Nov.              Ted Manka

21 Nov.            Ros De Garis

5 Dec.              Ian Miller

19 Dec.            Ros De Garis

Meeting Chair

Oct:                 International & Foundation

Nov:                Vocational & Environment

Dec:                Community

January:          Youth

February:        Club Image & Communications

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
Chair meeting
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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