Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 24 october

meeting #2404




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
  • Christmas dinner on Tuesday 19 December @ Largs Pier Hotel
    $55/head (members/partners)
    $75/head non Club members
    payment details with Name
    BSB 105 142
    Acc 532 006 340
    RCWL Admin Acc.
Treasurer report - Len
  • Melbourne Cup @ the Carousel on 7 Nobember
    $20ea for pizza & nibbles, BYO drinks
    payment details with Name
    BSB 105 142
    Acc 532 006 340
    RCWL Admin Acc.
  • Please ensure Guest's meal is put on the RCWL tab at the bar
Club Image & Communications - Scott AWAY
  • activities on social media are getting hits
Coming up
  • RC Clare are farewelling Bill Singleton on Sunday 29 October (lunch) @ Magpie & Stump Hotel, Mintaro
    all welcome, indicate in Events Folder
  • Continue posting
  • Scott away next one meeting
To do
  • any ideas from members gratefully received
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • thanks for those attending the Carousel
Coming up
  • Melbourne Cup night @ the Carousel
    Tue 7 November
    - Events Folder for registration
  • Next Carousel 2 & 3 December
    Summer shift will start ,
    2.0 - 2.5h shifts (11:00 to 21:30)
To do
  • Christmas Fun for Kids - Sunday 10 December
  • Accom for 2024 District Conference @ Loxton, is getting very short
    please update Events folder
International report - Andrew
  • World End Polio Day is today
  • progressing AED tracking, met with SSLSC on Monday
Coming up
  • DIK (RARE) volunteer visit Sat 28 October
    please register in Events folder
  • There is also a District event on Sun 19 November.
To do
  • End Polio Now fundraising
Vocation & Environment - Alison
  • ntr (snoozin')
Coming up
  • Frederick Miller Community Garden also wonder if we would like to assist them in making some wooden furniture.
To do
  • followup on Watchhouse Wardrobes
Youth report - Robin
  • NYSF - We have received an application from Samuel Berry in Clare.
    Denis Ralph is in liaison with the family and will arrange signing of the appropriate Contract along with our club commitment, (Oct 3 minutes), to pay 50% of the course cost. Our commitment is $1,425

Coming up

  • Outbound Youth Exchange - Abby O'Brien (ITALY)
    Abby will come and practice her speaking to us on Tue 12 December

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: Regionalisation/World End Polio Day
  • 31 October: PDG Tim Klar on Rotary Australia World Community Service
  • 7 November: Melbourne Cup @ Carousel with RC Henley Beach. Cover charge for pizza tbc, with BYO drinks. Please confirm in Events Folder
  • 14 November: Puddle Jumpers (recipient of Xmas Raffle)
Other Business - various
  • Nomination forms for 2024/25 available
  • The Club needs someone to look after the Newsletter in November please
Club visits or notices from visiting Rotarians

7:00 pm

- break for dinner & fellowship


7:20 pm

- club decision on Community group, and voting for regionalisation leadership


7:50 pm

President Rosie

Club AGM on 28 November
- nominations open for Board positions
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:

world end polio day



Monthly Committee - community & fundraising

3 October - Ted
10 October - Ros
17 October - Yvonne
24 October - Jane
31 October - Yvonne
Upcoming Events
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
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 31, 2023 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ November
Nov 06, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Nov 07, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Nov 14, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Nov 21, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Nov 28, 2023 6:30 PM
Carousel December
Dec 02, 2023 11:00 AM –
Dec 03, 2023 5:00 PM
View entire list
Upcoming Speakers
Oct 24, 2023
Regionalisation & World End Polio Day
Oct 31, 2023
RAWCS - projects and opportunities in the Pacific
Nov 07, 2023
Melbourne Cup night at the Carousel - tbc
Nov 14, 2023
Puddle Jumpers
Dec 12, 2023
Youth Exchange Student - practice
Past Speakers
Oct 17, 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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World End Polio day - 24 October
  • Tuesday, 24 October is World Polio Day, a chance to raise awareness and resources to help deliver a polio-free world in the very near term. 
    If you would like to make a personal, voluntary donation towards the effort, we would invite you to contribute via Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign, a key partner alongside WHO and others in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
    Each donation made to Rotary’s End Polio Now effort is matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to maximise its effect. As such, if you give US$10 to the effort, as an example, the amount becomes US$30, and with that, 60 children will be vaccinated in the remaining affected countries. Thank you for everything that you do! We wish you a very successful World Polio Day!
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Rose Leke for receiving the 2023 Virchow Prize for Global Health, for her outstanding contributions to advancing global health, including polio eradication. Professor Leke is the Chair of the Africa Regional Certification Commission and member of the Global Commission for Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC).

Wild Polio Virus (WPV) is only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan

- number of cases are diminishing
- surveillance and vaccination is increasing, despite geopolitical issues
You could be part of a team that eradicated the second disease from the planet! Smallpox was declared gone in 1980, and has not been seen since!

RI history
In 1979 Rotary International started a multi-year project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines.  

In 1988, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio – to achieve its permanent reduction to zero, with no risk of reintroduction –  and in the same year, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was launched. 

The Assembly’s work towards this milestone was complemented by the efforts of Rotary International, who wanted to keep the momentum of smallpox eradication going to ensure that no child was unnecessarily paralysed for life ever again.

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all children get polio vaccine to protect against polio, or poliomyelitis, as part of the series of routine childhood vaccines. Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is given by shot in the leg or arm, depending on the patient’s age. Oral polio vaccine (OPV) is used in other countries.
CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine.
Most adults in the developed world have been vaccinated as children and are therefore likely to be protected from getting polio. In general, unless there are specific reasons to believe they were not vaccinated, most adults who were born and raised in the developed world can assume they were vaccinated for polio as children.
Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated adults who are at increased risk of exposure to poliovirus (see below) should receive and complete their polio vaccination series with IPV. Other adults who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated should talk with their doctor to understand their risk for polio and need for polio vaccination. Adults who completed their polio vaccination but who are at increased risk of exposure to poliovirus may receive one lifetime IPV booster.

Injectable (IPV) v Oral (OPV)
A second type of polio vaccine, the oral polio vaccine (OPV) was developed by physician and microbiologist Albert Sabin.
Sabin’s vaccine was live-attenuated (using the virus in weakened form) and could be given orally, as drops or on a sugar cube. 

The ease of administering the oral vaccine made it the ideal candidate for mass vaccination campaigns

- OPV had an added benefit that paved the road to eradication. While IPV protected the vaccinated child, it did not stop the poliovirus from spreading between children. 

- OPV, on the other hand, interrupted the chain of transmission, meaning that this was a powerful vaccine to stop polio outbreaks in their tracks.

We now know that in areas with poor sanitation and low vaccination rates, a circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV) can arise, which can cause paralysis. Fortunately this can be easily prevented by increasing the vaccination dose rates in such areas.

This is why continuing vigilance is imperative to ensure that Polio is eradicated.




RCWL AGM - 28 November

Club By-laws stipulate that our AGM has to be held in November


  • Select President Elect, President Nominee and Board for the following year (2024-25)
  • Review audited accounts for past year
  • Raise any issues that require alteration of By-laws
  • incorporated bodies have to have an AGM

Nomination forms available from President Rosie

***If you want a say in how the Club is run, then join the Board***

A healthy Club will have:
  • a robust succession plan
  • engaged members willing to join the Board
  • members willing to assist the President for their "year in the sun"
***If you want a say in how the Club is run, then join the Board***
this link will take you to the Nomination formwink
RC Clare Wine offer
Bill Singleton brings good news from Clare - cheap wine!
RC Clare has been sponsored for a number of years by the O'Leary Walker group.
The wines typically retail at $25/bottle, so there is over 50% discount, and Rotary still receives funds! A good deal all round.
Here are the offers:
O'Leary Walker Clare Riesling
 $70 per half dozen
O'Leary Walker Clare Shiraz
 $70 per half dozen
Australian Rotary Health Spring Wine Offer
Thank you for supporting the Australian Rotary Health Spring Wine Offer over the last few years.    
The money we raise from this event goes to Research into Mental Illness in Australia.
In August 2022 at a Symposium in Sydney, Australian Rotary Health announced its re-defined focus area of Mental Health Research to between the ages of 0 – 12.   That’s right,  0 – 12.
Australian Rotary Health Needs your support.
The District Australian Rotary Health Committee has again released a fundraising Wine Offer to support this valuable Research into Mental Illness.
As you can see, we have an extensive list of quality branded wines that most likely you already purchase from an outlet, but through our order, the prices are heavily reduced. 
How does your purchase benefit Australian Rotary Health?   -   Not only do you buy at reduced prices, but our wine merchant makes a donation to Australian Rotary Health of $36 per dozen based on sales of labelled wines and $24 per dozen based on sales of un-labelled wines through this offer.
With Christmas not that far away now, this is an ideal time to make your orders.   
The orders will close on Tuesday 24  October 2023 so please ensure that the completed orders are returned to me by email to by that date.    We expect that your orders will be available for pick-up on Monday 13th  November 2023.
I trust that you will see the value of this offer and support this campaign.   
PDG John Campbell
Chair, Australian Rotary Health
District 9510
P:   +61 408 847 757
please see Andrew by 24 October if you want to place an order.
nv Leconfield Syn Cuvee Blanc ($16 ea)
Fabulous bubbly from the style gurus at Leconfield – 'delicate & light, dancing with soft citrus & apple, lively acidity and a balanced dry finish.'
nv Leconfield Syn Cuvee Rouge (Coonawarra/McLaren Vale) ($16 ea)
Vivacious & lively Sparkling Shiraz  – ‘rich berry fruits, creamy raspberry and dark cherry flavours, lovely effervescence and refreshing finish.’
nv The Lane Lois Blanc de Blanc ($20.50 ea)
Classy wine in a classy package – ‘delicacy & finesse, crunchy green apple/citrus fruit, clean & zesty, creamy mousse and lovely long finish.’
nv Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir ($21.50 ea)
The benchmark pink bubbly in the Australian market – 'fabulous salmon pink colour, lifted strawberry aromas and a creamy palate full of soft strawberry and cherry fruits.'
Mr Mick Clare Valley Fiano ($16 ea)
Lovely generosity of tropical fruit…   passionfruit, citrus and guava – lovely texture and balance of crunchy acidity leading to fabulous drinkability.
Ottelia Limestone Coast Pinot Gris ($20.00 ea)
Fresh apple and pear fruit aromas with hints of spice, and a lovely textured and refreshing palate – fabulous sunny day luncheon wine.
Bird in Hand Adelaide Hills Sauv Blanc ($19.50 ea)
Super fresh and crunchy Sauv Blanc from the cool Adelaide Hills – soft grassy fruit aromas, tropical pineapple fruit and lovely balanced acidity’
The Lane Adelaide Hills Chardonnay  ($21.00 ea)
Fresh, vibrant and textural – contemporary cool-climate chardonnay displaying orange blossom, grape fruit and green apple with a crunchy and flinty finish
Reilly’s Watervale Clare Valley Riesling ($19.50 ea)
Fabulously fresh Clare Valley Riesling – ‘lifted florals, bath powder, lime blossom perfumes, delicate citrus on the nose and palate,  lemon and lime sweetness finished with lovely zingy acidity’
Bird in Hand Adelaide Hills Rose` ($19.50 ea)
Fabulously modern Aus rose’ – plenty of flavour but light on its feet…  dusky pink colour, fresh & lively with delicate strawberry & cherry fruits’
d’Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz ($14.50 ea)
Generous and juicy McLaren Vale Shiraz, loaded with sweet fruits and plenty of medium bodied flavour
d’Arenberg Stump Jump GSM ($14.50 ea)
A riotous blend of juicy raspberry Grenache, plummy Shiraz and savoury Mourvedre – classic easy drinking McLaren Vale red at a great price.
Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Clare Valley Cab Sauv ($19.00 ea)
Award winning Cab Sauv from the Clare Valley – ‘deep cassis and blackberry fruit, fabulous structure and generosity’
Glaetzer Wallace Barossa Shiraz Grenache ($19.50 ea)
Juicy red and dark fruits, delivered in typically voluminous Glaetzer-family fashion – wonderful mouthfilling texture, a seamless combination of Shiraz and Grenache with very high drinkability.
Paxton McLaren Vale Tempranillo ($20.50 ea)
Fragrant perfumes of cherry plum, raspberry & spice leading to a lovely soft medium bodied palate – a wonderful organically grown McLaren Vale interpretation of a European classic. 
Bird in Hand ‘Bush’ Adelaide Hills Shiraz ($20.00 ea)
Wonderfully vibrant and aromatic cool climate Shiraz, loads of dark berry fruit, fabulous balance and textured drinkability – drink now or cellar 3-5 years.
Hentley Farm Villain & Vixen Barossa Valley Shiraz ($22.50 ea)
‘Inky dark fruits, lovely lift of plum, raspberry & licorice from the glass – a fabulous modern Barossan, fresh and lively, powerful and elegant’
Hentley Farm Villain & Vixen Barossa Valley GSM ($22.50 ea)
‘Lovely lifted and fragrant red fruits, spicy raspberry, dark cherry, red licorice, earth & spice – a modern Barossan interpretation of an old world classic, fresh, textured and stylish’
Adelaide Hills Sauv Blanc ($10.00 ea)
Zesty tropical citrus fruit from the cool Adelaide Hills – sweet passionfruit, cut grass & nettles, crisp & lively finish
Cleanskin Barossa Valley Shiraz ($13.00 ea)
Lovely dark colour, full of ripe raspberry fruit and spice – fabulously easy drinking red wine from the heart of the Barossa
Rotary SA Centenary
Let's celebrate a century of Rotary in South Australia with lunch on the 4th of February 2024 at the William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval.

This very special lunch will be a celebration of the people of Rotary, Rotaract and Interact that have made up the rich and diverse tapestry of Rotary in South Australia and the current District 9510. Guests will include members past and present from around Australia and the world. Everyone is invited to come and hear about the story of Rotary in South Australia.

The event will be held 100 years to the day from when the first Rotary Club in South Australia, the Rotary Club of Adelaide was officially chartered by Rotary International on 4 February 1924. This was the start of the Rotary movement in South Australia.

Today there are around 2,200 Rotary, Rotaract and Interact members in over 90 Clubs across South Australia and District 9510.

 What you can expect

  • Amazing guests and speakers
  • Dynamic entertainment
  • Magnificent food
  • Fabulous company
  • A Rotary experience on a grand scale

Please register by Sunday 28 January 2024. Unfortunately no late bookings will be accepted.

$80.00 includes a 2 course meal, coffee, tea, guest speakers and entertainment. Drinks are at own cost and available from the bar. Adelaide Oval is a cashless venue, so card payments only. 

Rotary centenary merchandise will be available for purchase.

Rotary Walk - No to Domestic Violence
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


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
- Ken
- Scott
- Susan & Kevern
- 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 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
- Arrange meal for Guest speaker, cost to the RCWL account (so that Len can pay later on)
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

Beyond Bank

Adelaide Brighton Cement

Golden North

Olgas Fine Foods

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