Rotary Club of West Lakes

Agenda - 24 JANUARY

meeting #2366

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), Susan & Kevern, Jean
  Guests:  Claire, Tracey,
  • Toast to the people of Australia
  • International Toast
    Peter Shaw
  • Heads & Tails
    Brian White
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Secretary Report
Treasurer's report
Community report
  • Meals on Wheels
    (refer to Events)
  • Please sign up for Carousel 4 & 5 Feb!
  • Bill (mini train) 30th birthday @ 2 April
refer to Events Folder
International report
Youth report
  (refer to Speakers)
Vocation & Environment
Other Business
Club visits or notices from visiting Clubs
7:00 pm
break for dinner & fellowship
7:25 pm
Guest speaker/Club activity
  • Greg Patterson - Foodbank
President Jean
  • Combined Area 7 meeting Tue 28 Feb
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 - Youth

10 Jan - Robin
17 Jan - Brian T
24 Jan - Denis
31 Jan - Scott
Upcoming Events
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Jan 24, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Jan 31, 2023
Carousel - February
Semaphore Carousel
Feb 04, 2023 – Feb 05, 2023
Bunnings BBQ - Feb
Bunnings Woodville
Feb 06, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Feb 07, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Feb 14, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Feb 21, 2023
Sponsor thankyou dinner
Feb 21, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Feb 28, 2023
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Jan 24, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Abused and battered wives
Feb 07, 2023
The Holy Land - pt 3
Feb 14, 2023
Feb 21, 2023
Sponsors' dinner & Club Assembly
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ian Miller
January 1
Join Date
Kevern Kendle
January 1, 2012
11 years
Susan Kendle
January 1, 2012
11 years
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Minutes 17 January 2023
Meeting 2365, 17 January 2023
CHAIR:  Brian White
Andrew DeGaris
Ros DeGaris
Jean Mailey
Lyn Grant
Brian Thomas
Ted Manka
Barry Dixon
Peter Shaw
Gary West
Len Loechel
Brenda Butler
Neil Butler
Brian White
Alison Howlett
Scott Anderson
Ian Miller
Alan Raggatt
Sue Kendle
Kevern Kendle
Rosie Erasmus
Sue Lockwood
Robin Weissel
Ken Parcell
Barbara Hay
Charles Camilleri
Yvonne Wilson
Dennis Ralph
Stephanie Thorpe
Tracey Bartholomew
Owen Crees, guest speaker
Rotary Club of Darjeeling, D3240, West Bengal, India
Club chartered 1957 with 43 members who meet Thursdays at 5.30pm at Hotel 717 
President – Sunirmal Chakravarthi
Secretary (Lyn)
  • Nothing new to report,
Treasurer (Len)
  • Received RI half year dues and paid
Community (Ros)
  • 4/5 February – Carousel, need help late Sunday 5th.
  • 21 February - Sponsors dinner at Bartley.  Invitation to be sent to major sponsors at the club expense, two from each company.
  • Heart Kids donation cheque for $1 000 to be presented at Sponsors dinner.
  • Kids on the Lake Committee reviewed feedback and will be issued to members within a week or two
  • 10 December tentative date for Kids on the Lake 2023.
International  (Ken - apology)
  • Donate funds to flood affected river residents. Ken suggested contacting the Rotary Clubs so see if anything has been affected ie playgrounds etc. – maybe supply services such at volunteering or other services to help the Rotary Clubs.
  • Approximately 33 years ago had an exchange student Muriel from Belgium. She is coming back to Australia for a visit and staying with Alan Raggatt in Brisbane and Brian White in Adelaide.
Youth (Robin - apology)
  • No report.
Fundraising (Gary)
  • 6 February – Bunnings BBQ and a few spots still need to be filled
Vocation & Environment (Alison)
  • “Don’t Throw in the Towel” – may need to rebrand and Alison to check with Beenliegh in regard to towels and sheets from high end hotels and blankets and sort them and choose to give to homeless; vet surgery for animal cages, cut up into rags or charity sewing shop to make nursing pads for 3rd world countries, backpackers hostels.
Guest Speaker and Other Activities (Neil)
  • 24 January – Greg Paterson – Foodbank
  • 31 January – Stephanie Malan – Abused and battered wives
  •  7 February – Ted Manka – the Holy Land tour part III
  • 14 February – TBC – Valentine’s Day
  • 21 February – Club Assembly
  • 28 February – Joint Area 7 Meeting @ Westward Ho Golf Club
  • 14 March – Cruise on the Lake (proposed)
  • 21 March 2023 – Police Commissioner Grant Stevens – TBC
Guest Speaker: Owen Crees
Owen spoke about Angel Flight, where people living in remote areas that don’t qualify for Flying Doctor assistance can be flown to medical facilities.  The service is provided free by private pilots flying their own aircraft.  Angel Flight is staffed by volunteers and receive no support from government. 
President’s Report (Pres. Jean)
  • 50th Wedding anniversary – Ted Manka
  • Please check folder for Conference details
  • President nominee for 2024/25 – Scott Anderson
  • 24 January – Board meeting
  • Area Governor, Rosie to send note re Expo Saturday 3 June at Uni of Adelaide from 9-4pm and food vans will be available.
  • Rotary classified document sent around members
Sargent at Arms:
  • Brian White
Meeting Closed at 8.09 pm
Can you believe the Penguin Macquarie Dictionary lists 63 different ways of using UP.
(thanks Barbara)
There is a word that has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is UP.   It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? 
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver.
We warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. 
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so.............
Time to shut UP.....!
Gourmet Gary’s Peanut Brittle
Blowfly Corner
Serves:  6
Prep Time: 2 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 



2 cups

Salted roasted peanuts

¼ cup


2 cups

Caster sugar

80 gms




1. Spread the peanuts on a tray lined with baking paper. 
 2. Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves.
 3. Bring to the boil and cook without stirring until golden, usually about 10 minutes, then pour over the peanuts. 
 4. Allow to cool then break up and store in an airtight jar until needed for decorating or nibbling. 
Members on leave
- Robin
- Kendles
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)
Monday 13 FebTed Manka
Monday 27 FebIan Miller
Monday 13 MarPublic Holiday
Monday 27 MarYvonne Wilson
Monday 10 AprPublic Holiday
Monday 24 AprAndrew De Garis
Monday 8 MayRos De Garis
Monday 22 MayLen Loechel
Monday 5 JunTed Manka
Monday 19 JunIan Miller
Monday 3 JulYvonne Wilson
Monday 17 JulAndrew De Garis
Monday 31 JulRos De Garis
Monday 14 AugKen Parcell
Monday 28 AugLen Loechel
Monday 11 SepIan Miller
Monday 25 SepYvonne Wilson
Monday 9 OctAndrew De Garis
Monday 23 OctRos De Garis
Monday 6 NovKen Parcell
Monday 20 NovIan Miller
Monday 4 DecTed Manka
Monday 18 DecYvonne Wilson

2023 roster - 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
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

City of Charles Sturt

ALH Venues

Beyond Bank

Adelaide Brighton Cement

Golden North

Olgas Fine Foods

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