Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 26 september

meeting #2400




6:30 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 and guests."
Record of Attendance
Toast to the People of Australia -  Chair
International Toast -  Peter Shaw
Heads & Tails - Brian White
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Secretary Report - Lyn
Treasurer report - Len
Club Image & Communications - Scott
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Coming up
  • Continue posting
To do
  • any ideas from members gratefully received
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • Carousel next week-end 21 & 22 October
    Please note the Spring season times are now 2 x 3h shifts each day (11:00 - 17:00)
  • Summer shift will start 2 & 3 December,
    3 x 3.5h (11:00 to 21:30)
Coming up
  • Bunnings BBQ @ 2 October
  • Due to some slight technical errors, we could not commission our BBQ trailer on Saturday. We may look at another opportunity...
  • Referendum democracy sausage BBQ @ 14 October, Ted is lodging application
    Need items for Cake stall (thanks Susan K)
    Please check the Events Folder
To do
  • Christmas Fun for Kids - Sunday 10 December
  • Commenced booking accom for 2024 District Conference @ Loxton, please update Events folder
  • Gerry Ancone Award is progressing in the furniture design or skilling vocation for final year students with USA and a commercial manufacturer.
International report - Andrew
  • Liaising with local centres for opportunities where AED Tracking Technology can be installed.
    (District Grant)
  • City of Charles Sturt won't light up for End Polio:(
Coming up
  • Unfortunately we will have to change our DIK volunteer visit back to Sat 28 October. I have been advised that the power will be shut off on Sat 4 November for annual testing requirements.
To do
  • End Polio Now movie - two options possible
Vocation & Environment - Alison
  • Watchhouse Wardrobe sorting & collation completed on Saturday.
Coming up
  • Tennyson Dunes BBQ @ Sunday 15 October 
    Alison will be offering to the Frederick Miller Community Garden as a fundraiser and more importantly to give them an idea of how we run a BBQ so that they can be additional volunteers in the future at Bunnings.
To do
  • Re-schedule fence post painting at Monarto Safari Park
Youth report - Robin
  • Outbound Youth Exchange - Abby O'Brien (ITALY)
    Ros attended briefing on Sunday 24 Sep as Abby's Counsellor.

Coming up

  • Westport Primary offering Free Tickets to their Musical on Thursday Christian Family Centre 1pm

  • Science Experience - For Year 9&1021 to 23 November 2023
    Best to Apply before 20 October 2023


To do

  • Dianne Parcel Awards - 2023 Year 6 Graduation ceremonies at Christian Family Centre
    West Lakes Shore School .
    @ Thursday 7th of December - 6:15 for a 6:30 pm start.
    Westport Primary School
    @ Friday 8th December  - time tbc
    Looking for volunteers to attend and present our cheques at both events. 
  • Peace Poles - Awaiting West Lakes Shore School response. 
  • Youth Safari BBQ request - Saturday 24th February @ West Beach Big4 Caravan Park. Details closer to date.
Program (please refer to Calendar)
  • TONIGHT: Guest speaker - Tracey McKenzie (German Shepherd Rescue SA) / Board meeting
  • 3 October: Make A Wish
  • 10 October: Shelterbox
  • 17 October: joint meeting with RC West Torrens at their place
  • 24 October: World End Polio Day
Other Business - various
Club visits or notices from visiting Rotarians

7:00 pm

- break for dinner & fellowship


7:20 pm

- German Shepherd rescue by tracey mcKenzie


7:50 pm

President Rosie

Sergeants session
Wrap up and 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?

RI Theme:

Basic Education and Literacy






Monthly Committee - vocational & environment

5 September - Alison
12 September - Barbara
19 September - Brenda
26 September - Tracey
Upcoming Events
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 26, 2023 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ October
Oct 02, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 03, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 10, 2023 6:30 PM
Referendum Sausage sizzle & cake stall???
West Lakes Shore School
Oct 14, 2023
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tennyson Dunes Open day BBQ
4F9M+RX, Tennyson
Oct 15, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Joint meeting with RC West Torrens
West Adelaide Football Club
Oct 17, 2023
Joint meeting with RC West Torrens
West Adelaide Football Club
Oct 17, 2023 6:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 24, 2023 6:30 PM
View entire list
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 26, 2023
German Shepherd Rescue
Oct 03, 2023
Make a Wish Foundation
Oct 10, 2023
Shelter Box
Oct 17, 2023
Oct 24, 2023
World End Polio Day
Oct 31, 2023
RAWCS - projects and opportunities in the Pacific
Past Speakers
Sep 19, 2023
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Shaw
September 6
Join Date
Jean Mailey
September 1, 1995
28 years
Barry Dixon
September 4, 1996
27 years
Alison Howlett
September 11, 2019
4 years
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Rotary International Youth Exchange
Abby O'Brien has been proposed by our Club and accepted!
She will be going to Italy in January 2024 for 12 months.
A briefing, the first of two, was held on Sunday 24 September at Charles Campbell College. This was for Outbound students, their parents, and for sponsoring Clubs.
Ros attended as Abby's Counsellor, and met up with her parents.
A number of presentations were given, which included:
  • Child protection requirements and standards of Rotary International
  • travel arrangements
  • advice on emotional wellbeing, home sickness etc
  • the structure of the international exchange program
Both students and parents alike are very excited at the exchange opportunity.
Parents were encouraged to liaise with their sponsoring Rotary Club.
As a consequence, we now have Abby's parents contact details. We will include Shaun and Karren in the distribution of our Club Newsletter.
Watchhouse Wardrobe update
“Watchhouse Wardrobe”
another Environmental initiative 😊
CLOTHES SORTED @ BARBARA'S PLACE on Saturday 23 September
A sort of assembly line:
Louie removing buttons
Jane, Barbara, Sue & Rosie sorting into sizes
Alison, Yvonne, Peter, Tracey, Andrew, Robin & Ros rolling, then packing into cartons. Also bagging of non-compliant items.
Steve & Westy  providing sustenance and words of encouragement.
About 20 volunteer hours expended!

Alison dropped of the boxes to the Port Adelaide Police Station on Monday, with the remainder deemed not suitable handed over to St Bedes Op Shop as CHATS did not need any clothes at this stage.
This project could be on-going as the need is continuous. 
Also, we could engage other clubs in SA to do something similar as it is not a costly exercise – we just need to plant the seed within our district etc.
Then, after we had relocated clothing from Barbara and Steve's place into Alison's car, most retired next door for a sausage sizzle.
Unfortunately there was a glitch in getting access to the BBQ trailer, so we could not christen/commission the new hotplate - maybe another time.
Well done to Alison for another valuable activity.
Rotary Walk - No to Domestic Violence
2023-09 AVEO Haven visit
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Twenty two members and friends visited the AVEO Haven Village at North Haven on Monday. They treated us to a morning tea, during which we received information on their units. Many questions were asked, enabling a clear understanding of the facilities and cost profile.
We visited an "inside" room, basically a bed-sitter. This was quite roomy, with a small kitchenette.
The "outside" 2 bedroom apartment provided some amenity for those wanting independence.
Thanks to Lyn for organising, and also members who brought along guests.
For our effort we will receive a $500 gift card which will assist in covering our fundraising bbq costs.
Moments that Matter - RISPPO
           CONFERENCE - 28 & 29 OCTOBER

Dear Rotary member,

Time is running out to secure your ticket for the 2023 'Moments That Matter' Rotary and Rotaract conference.

With a speaker list jam-packed, audiences will hear inspirational stories from business and community leaders and experts in their fields. 

Key note speakers include Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally and Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick.

For more information and to purchase tickets head to the conference website.

Your South Pacific and Philippines Office Support Team
South Pacific & Philippines Office
2024 District Conference
Why not make it a club Event, book early and plan.
15-17 March, 2024 @ Loxton
2023-24 Club Committees
Community & Fundraising:
Ros De Garis (D), Gary West, Stephanie Thorpe, Brian White, Ted Manka, Yvonne Wilson, Jane English
Robin Weissel (D), Brian Thomas, Susan Kendle, Denis Ralph, Sue Lockwood
Club Image & Communications:
Scott Anderson (D), Rosie Erasmus, Lyn Grant, Neil Butler, Jean Mailey
International & Foundation: 
Andrew De Garis (D), Charles Camilleri, Alan Raggatt, Peter Shaw, Len Loechel, Ken Parcell.
Vocational & Environment:
Alison Howlett (D), Barry Dixon, Barbara Hay, Brenda Butler, Kevern Kendle, Tracey Bartholomew.
Rosie Erasmus
RCWL QR codes
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Members on leave
- Ken
- tbc
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 9 OctAndrew De Garis
Monday 23 OctRos De Garis
Monday 6 NovTed Manka
Monday 20 NovLen Loechel
Monday 4 DecKen Parcell
Monday 18 DecYvonne Wilson

2024 roster - refer to Len

Meeting Chair - Committees

July:                 Club Image & Communications

August:            Club Image & Communications

September:     Vocational & Environment

October:         Community & Fundraising

November:     International & Foundation

December:     Youth

- banners (pre & post meeting)
- name tags
Meet and greet Guest Speaker, arrange for introduction, introduce to other members
Chair meeting
- manage timeliness
- organise meal delivery
Arrange Sergeant At Arms
Liaise with President to close meeting.
Executives & Directors
Public Officer
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Child Protection Officer
Youth Service
Club Image
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Bulletin Editor
Fundraising & Special Events
Vocational & Environment

City of Charles Sturt

ALH Venues

Beyond Bank

Adelaide Brighton Cement

Golden North

Olgas Fine Foods

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West Lakes Shore, SA 5020
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