Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 3 october

meeting #2401




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
  • Sussing out venues for our Christmas dinner on Tuesday 19 December
Treasurer report - Len
Club Image & Communications - Scott
  • posting snaps from activities on social media and getting a few hits
Coming up
  • Continue posting
To do
  • any ideas from members gratefully received
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • Successful Bunnings BBQ on Monday holiday
  • Xmas Fun for Kids organisation is progressing
Coming up
  • Carousel next week-end 21 & 22 October
    Please note the Spring season times are now 3 x 2h shifts each day (11:00 - 17:00)
  • Summer shift will start 2 & 3 December,
    2.0 - 2.5h shifts (11:00 to 21:30)
  • 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
  • DIK (RARE) volunteer visit Sat 28 October.
  • There is also a District event on Sun 19 November.
To do
  • End Polio Now movie - two options possible
Vocation & Environment - Alison
  • ntr.
Coming up
  • Tennyson Dunes BBQ @ Sunday 15 October 
    Frederick Miller Community Garden members have agreed to assist in the BBQ.
  • Frederick Miller Community Garden also wonder if we would like to assist them in making some wooden furniture.
To do
  • Re-schedule fence post painting at Monarto Safari Park
Youth report - Robin
  • Outbound Youth Exchange - Abby O'Brien (ITALY)
    Abby has another two briefing events.
    Planning for her to come and practice her speaking to us on Tue 12 December

Coming up

  • 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.  
  • Youth Safari BBQ request - Saturday 24th February @ West Beach Big4 Caravan Park. Details closer to date.
Program (please refer to Calendar)
  • TONIGHT: Guest speaker - Jessica Zammit, Make A Wish foundation
  • 10 October: M-l Lees, DGE on Regionalisation
  • 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

- make a wish foundation by jessica zammit


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 - community & fundraising

3 October - Ted
10 October - Ros
17 October - mtg with West Torrens
24 October - Jane
31 October - Yvonne
Upcoming Events
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
Carousel October
Oct 21, 2023 11:00 AM –
Oct 22, 2023 5:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 24, 2023 6:30 PM
Donations In Kind volunteering
DIK warehouse
Oct 28, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
View entire list
Oct 03, 2023
Make a Wish Foundation
Oct 10, 2023
Oct 17, 2023
Oct 24, 2023
World End Polio Day
Oct 31, 2023
RAWCS - projects and opportunities in the Pacific
Nov 07, 2023
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ted Manka
October 5
Rosie Erasmus
October 14
Join Date
Susan Lockwood
October 5, 2021
2 years
Len Loechel
October 19, 1999
24 years
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Bunnings BBQ 2 October
Cool weather had gone, so we had to gear up for a warm day with plenty of fluids.
The challenge was to guess how many snags, with our normal mid-day supply from Coles closed due to the public holiday.
Westy bit the bullet and ordered 36! trays (normally on a Monday we would do 12-15)! The freezer was cooled down just in case that the hordes didn't arrive.
All drinks were pulled out of the shed and more purchased - we were ready....
The set-up crew arrived on time, and we were greeted by an enthusiastic Bunnings contact who asked if we would like the BBQ. so even though the store didn't open until 0900, we had the BBQ and tent setup by 0815, then BBQ lit by 0820!
The morning shift arrived and started getting ready. a slight hiccup when another organisation rolled up around 0840 claiming that they had the BBQ! Our Bunnings man confirmed that RCWL was the right crew (PHEW). Some unhappy campers had some quick thinking to work out what to do with their supplies....
Trade was slow until 1030, when it became busy. Business got really busy by 1130, and then REALLY busy by 1230.
Thankfully the morning shift made sure there was a full tray of cooked snags for the lunchtime shift - all were needed.
Flat chat until about 1400, when everything toned down to "steady". Interestingly we made another $500-800 in sales from 1400.
Stats for the day
- 34 trays cooked (~800 sold), well done Mr West
- most drinks gone, about 180 soft drink and 30-40 water
Len's numbers indicated profit of over $2,200 for the day.
Well done to all volunteers, with assistance from Bunnings and our hungry customers.
ROMAC Quiz day

For further information, to make bookings and to tell us of your special auction items, contact: Elizabeth Davis 0417839966 or email

With COVID now in the backwaters of our mind, ROMAC is actively working to bring children from the Oceania region to Australia for their life - restoring surgery.
There are many children from Oceania region who desperately need ROMAC’s support to provide the medical and surgical intervention that is not possible in their own country.

The Central Region committee is working to bring a min. of 4 children to Adelaide over the next 6-12 months.

This special Fundraising Quiz Luncheon will help make this happen.

So please, come along to learn more about the work being undertaken and hear from specialists who undertake this critical and life - restoring work.

This Luncheon features:

  • Live Music – Bumble Bee Brass
  • Complimentary platter of food for each table
  • 2x complementary bottles of wine/table
A fun quiz that will entertain & create a Networking opportunity between Rotary Clubs

The all-inclusive cost - $70/person

For a table of 10 – price $650


Rotarians and Rotary Clubs can help ROMAC by:

  • Organising a table for the quiz
  • Sourcing items for the silent auction


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
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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you will see latest stories and photos from member activities.
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Members on leave
- Ken
- Ros & Andrew
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

October:         Community & Fundraising

November:     International & Foundation

December:     Youth

January:        tbc

February:      tbc

March:           tbc

- 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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Bartley Hotel
Bartley Terrace
West Lakes Shore, SA 5020
8356 1368
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