Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 15 August

meeting #2394


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 is still away...
Treasurer report - Len
  • 72% of members have paid subs
  • remember $110 for 6 mths, or $215 for full year
    payment into Admin, please include Name
    BSB 105 142
    a/c 532 006 340
Club Image & Communications - Scott
  • ntr
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • Commenced booking accom for 2024 District Conference @ Loxton
  • We have an additional Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 20 Aug!
    Please see if you can lend a hand, we expect the lunchtime shift will be busy.
Coming up
  • Bunnings BBQ 4 September (normal first Monday)
  • Semaphore Carousel 9-10 September
To do
  • Christmas Fun for Kids - Sunday 10 December
International report - Andrew
  • Application for District Grant submitted
    (for installing Tracking Technology into AED's)
Coming up
  • Picking a date for DIK @ Edinburgh
T0 do
  • Fundraising goals for RCWL into MyRotary?
    for End Polio, Foundation, International projects
Vocation & Environment - Alison
  • Bee hotel given to Frederick Miller Community Garden (Semaphore Park) Sunday 13 Aug
    Alison gave update to the group on the day
Coming up
  • Watchhouse Wardrobe
    To set a date for clothing collection, sorting & distribution (suggestions?)
To do
  • Re-schedule fence post painting at Monarto Safari Park
Youth report - Robin
  • Outbound Youth Exchange Applicant - Abby O'Brien (Karen & Shaun) has been selected for ITALY!
    Awaiting new information on things like Blazer, female councillor etc. 

Coming up

  • SCIENCE EXPERIENCE - For Year 9&10
    21 to 23 November 2023
    Best to Apply before 20 October 2023

  • NYSF - Next is January 2024. 
    National Youth Science Forum. Year 12 Program. 
    Applications close 31 July 2023
    Students apply to Rotary for funding.


To do

  • Peace Poles - Awaiting West Lakes Shore School response. 
Program - tbc
  • Any ideas for speakers welcome
  • DG Craig booked in for 5 September
Other Business - various
Club visits or notices from visiting Rotarians
  • Andrew spoke at RC St Peters on Tuesday 8 August

7:00 pm

- break for dinner & fellowship


7:20 pm

- guest speaker
Barbara hay - super ageRS?


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:



Monthly Committee - Club image & communication

1 August - Rosie
8 August - Scott
15 August - tbc
22 August - tbc
29 August - tbc
Upcoming Events
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Aug 15, 2023 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ - SUNDAY!
Bunnings Woodville
Aug 20, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Aug 22, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Aug 29, 2023 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ September
Sep 04, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 05, 2023 6:30 PM
Semaphore Carousel September
Sep 09, 2023 – Sep 10, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 12, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 19, 2023 6:30 PM
View entire list
Aug 15, 2023
"Super Agers"
Aug 22, 2023
Fellowship, Board meeting
Aug 29, 2023
Club Assembly
Sep 05, 2023
official DG visit
Sep 12, 2023
Shelter bags
Oct 03, 2023
Make a Wish Foundation
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gary West
August 20
Robin Weissel
August 30
Join Date
Neil Butler
August 1, 2011
12 years
Peter Shaw
August 1, 2011
12 years
Andrew De Garis
August 15, 2017
6 years
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Watchhouse Wardrobe
“Watchhouse Wardrobe”
another Environmental initiative 😊
Can you help?
We are looking for good quality clothing donations for our next Environmental project: “Watchhouse Wardrobe”. 
Start checking out your un-wanted clothes (both men’s & women’s) to be donated to the watchhouses that need clothes for the perpetrators to wear into court etc.
Often times clothing worn during an offence are seized by police for investigative / evidentiary purposes leaving them with no clothing. Things like track suit pants (with cords removed) shirts, jumpers etc are always in demand. 
Anything deemed not suitable for that cause can always be donated to CHATS as they now have a “shop” in Port Adelaide where the people in need of the area can get free clothing.
Please contact Alison Howlett or any others on the Environment/Vocation Committee.
The Port Adelaide watchhouse has been approached as a possible recipient to augment what clothing they may already hold for anyone in need when they come through the system.
Clothing specifics:
  • No slogans or images that may be deemed offensive
  • Good quality & clean clothing
  • Any cords/ties etc. are to be removed (e.g. on tracksuit pants)
  • Polos for men are a good option
Checking with PA Police wrt:
  • Both male & female clothing?
  • Both tops & bottoms?
  • Underwear & socks? (this would be new not recycled!)
  • Shoes?
  • Children’s sizes as well?
  • Sorted/packaged requirements
  • Frequency of donations?
This project could be on-going as sure 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.
Rotary says No to Domestic Violence
Heart of the Nation
An application has been made for a District Grant.
If successful, we could install up to 6 Tracking devices, which could give 500m coverage through West Lakes Shore and Semaphore Park/South.
Plan would be:
- Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club. Our donated unit is inside, but they have two others outside. We would plan on one of them.
- West Lakes Community Centre - it sits inside.
to be checked
- West Lakes Shore School (tbc)
- Westport Primary (tbc)
- West Lakes Shore Shopping Centre (couldn't see an AED though)
- another, possibly Portside Christian Centre (tbc)
Can we provide Tracking Technology to our AEDs
- automated external defibrillator, or
- automatic electronic defibrillator
yes we can!
$440 will enable an AED to be fitted with a tracking device (5-8 yr life) so that the AED can be found on the Heart of the Nation mobile phone app.
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
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Members on leave
- PP Jean
- Lyn
- Ken
- Westy
- 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 28 AugLen Loechel
Monday 11 SepTed Manka
Monday 25 SepYvonne Wilson
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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