Rotary Club of West Lakes

Agenda - 4 OCTOBER

meeting #2352

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, Ian, Kevern & Susan
  • Toast to the people of Australia
  • International Toast
    Peter Shaw
  • Heads & Tails
    Brian White
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Secretary Report
Treasurer's report
  Len (5% new)
  • he's back!
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
Club visits or notices from visiting Clubs
  • West Torrens
President Jean
  break for dinner & fellowship
Guest speaker/Club activity
 interclub discussions
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?


4 Oct  Ken
11 Oct n/r @ MidCourse Reserve
18 Oct Charles
25 Oct Peter
Upcoming Events
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
Melbourne Cup @ the Carousel
Semaphore Carousel
Nov 01, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Nov 08, 2022
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Oct 04, 2022
RC West Torrens will join RCWL
Oct 11, 2022 6:00 PM
Midcourse Reserve - Path of Memories
Oct 18, 2022
Are we travelling now?
Oct 25, 2022
Education in NSW & SA - from a Director General's viewpoint!
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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 27 September 22
Minutes of Meeting 2351, 27 September 2022
Chair:  Neil Butler
Scribe: Lyn Grant
Andrew DeGaris
Ros DeGaris
Jean Mailey
Lyn Grant
Stephanie Thorpe
Brian Thomas
Denis Ralph
Barry Dixon
Gary West
Scott Anderson
Ken Parcell
Peter Shaw
Alison Howlett
Brian White
Charles Camilleri
Barbara Hay
Sue Kendle
Kevern Kendle
Brenda Butler
Neil Butler
Ian Miller
Alan Raggatt
Len Loechel
Yvonne Wilson
Robin Weissel
Susan Lockwood
Rosie Erasmus
Steve Hay
Brian McDonald (RCKP)
Allan Warner (RCHB)
Stuart Ghent (RCKP)
Matt Mitchell
Call to Order
1          People of Australia
2          International Toast
Rotary Club of Yellow Knife-Trve North, D5370 Northwest Territory, Canada.  Club chartered 2011 with 22 members who meet Thursdays at 5.30pm at The Sundog Trading Post, in summer on the deck. President – Ashley Janes
Rotary Club Business
Directors’ Reports
Secretary (Lyn)
  • Nothing to report
Treasurer (Len – apology)
  • No report.
Community (Ros)
  • October long weekend 1-3 Carousel. Daylight Saving commences
  • 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 
  • 20 December Christmas Dinner at Henley Beach Club
International & Foundation (Ken)
  • Ken on leave from 12 October – 3 December
Youth (Robin – apology)
  • Sue Kendle advised Rypen interviews conducted last week with the three applicants, 2 from St Michaels and 1 from Nazareth 
  • Rypen banning mobile phones for the 3 days at camp.
Fundraising (Gary)
  • Thank you to Alison and co for the quilts donated to Ronald MacDonald House who were incredibly grateful for them.
  • 11 October club BBQ and dessert at the path of memories from 6pm - $25.00 per head, bring friends and family, chair, drink, and a glass.
  • Ros/Steve to pick up BBQ and trailer
Vocation & Environment (Alison)
  • Nothing to report 
Guest Speaker/Activity (Neil)
  • 4 October – combined meeting with West Torrens Club
  • 18 October – Phil Hoffman
  • 25 October – Denis Ralph on his exciting and varied career
Other Business
  • Allan Warner (RCHB)  – Largs Bay Wheelchair project, is looking for volunteers - handypersons, mechanical skills each Tuesday morning from 8.30 to midday.
  • The ship "City of Adelaide" is looking for retired active volunteers who could help to do tours or PR work
Guest Speaker – Matt Cowdrey AO MP
Matt spoke on his experiences as a Paralympian.  He competed in several Paralypic Games as well as Commonwealth Games.  He has won a number of gold and other medals.  He commented on how Paralympian games have changed, both in management and community acceptance. 
He is currently a Member of the South Australian Parliament.
Sargent at Arms:
  • Ken
Meeting Closed at 8.00pm
Board Meeting followed
Gourmet Gary’s Banana Bread
Blowfly Corner
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 60 mins
Over ripe bananas mashed
1 ½ cup
Plain flourr
½ cup 
Self raising flour
1 tsp 
Bicarb. soda
Pinch salt
Brown sugar
Eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp
Cinnamon powder


1. Preheat oven to 180c and lightly grease a loaf tin. 

2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl then stir in eggs and banana. 

3. Gently mix in flours, cinnamon and bicarbonate soda until just moistened then pour into the loaf tin. 

4 Cook for about 60 minutes and is cooked when you lightly press top of loaf and it springs back.
Life Quotes
“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign of?” – Albert Einstein
“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.” – Rodney Dangerfield
“Never trust people who smile constantly. They’re either selling something or not very bright.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
“A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.” – Oliver Herford
Q: What do you call a handcuffed man?
A: Trustworthy.
World Polio Day
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 - a 1:2 donation ($5) from the World Fund, then
 - a 2:1 ($30) donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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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