Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 31 october

meeting #2405




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
Guests: Past District Governor - Tim Klar
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 Account
Treasurer report - Len
  • Melbourne Cup @ the Carousel on 7 November
    $20 ea 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
Coming up
  • Continue posting
To do
  • Any ideas from members gratefully received
  • Social media pages to be updated 
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • "Kids on the Lake" coming together, sponsors & activities almost locked in
Coming up
  • Melbourne Cup night @ the Carousel
    Tuesday 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
  • Accommodation for 2024 District Conference @ Loxton, is getting very short
    Please update in Events folder
International report - Andrew
  • DIK, 5 members attended on Saturday, with 9 for lunch
  • progressing AED tracking
Coming up
  • There is also a District DIK (RARE) event on Sun 19 November. Please register in Events Folder.
To do
  • End Polio Now fundraising
Vocation & Environment - Alison
  • Donations paid to both Tennyson Dunes & Frederick Miller Community Garden from the BBQ.
Coming up
  • Looking to set a date for assisting FMCG with furniture building - great opportunity for us to show-case Rotary   to a different, like -minded group who may just have  time on their hands.
  • Barry has suggested assisting Lions Club with unwanted spectacles that they re-purpose for underprivileged people (not sure if overseas or in Aus). I would like to invite Barry to address the club with this idea when he returns from holidaying.
To do
  • follow-up on Watchhouse Wardrobes
Youth report - Robin
  • NYSF - National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program January 2024
  • Samuel Berry will be attending with RCWL 50% sponsorship ($1,425).
  • Denis Ralph has arranged signing of the appropriate Contract. Len has arranged payment direct to the family account.

Coming up

  • Outbound Youth Exchange - Abby O'Brien (ITALY)
    Abby will come and practice her speaking to us on Tuesday 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
    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)
  • 7 November: Melbourne Cup @ Carousel with RC Henley Beach. Cover charge of $20 for pizza with BYO drinks. Please confirm in Events Folder and pay this week.
  • 14 November: Puddle Jumpers (recipient of Xmas Raffle)
Other Business - various
  • Nomination forms for 2024/25 available
Club visits or notices from visiting Rotarians

7:00 pm

- break for dinner & fellowship


7:20 pm

- Guest Speaker - PDG Tim KLar: on RAWCS projects


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:



Monthly Committee - community & fundraising

3 October - Ted
10 October - Ros
17 October - Yvonne
24 October - Jane
31 October - Steph
Upcoming Events
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
Bunnings BBQ December
Dec 04, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
West Lakes Shore BBQ
Dec 05, 2023 2:00 PM
View entire list
Oct 31, 2023
RAWCS - projects and opportunities in the Pacific
Nov 07, 2023
Melbourne Cup night at the Carousel
Nov 14, 2023
Puddle Jumpers
Nov 21, 2023
Nov 28, 2023
Dec 12, 2023
Youth Exchange Student - practice
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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Bill Singleton farewell from Clare
New transferee member Bill Singleton had a farewell from the Rotary Club of Clare on Sunday 29 October. 
Twas a beautiful day at Mintaro, particularly so in the beer garden of the Magpie & Stump Hotel.
Ros, Alison, Yvonne and Andrew made the trek from Adelaide to join in. Only a 100 min drive!
We had been expecting about 20-30, there was a convivial group from RC Clare, however RC Peterborough  pulled the pin. We got there a little late, and by the time we got our meals, most people were leaving.
Nevertheless, we did have a good chat with Bill, and his wife Maggie made her first outing since her medical episode. We made sure that she will be invited to RCWL events.
We also had a discussions with AG, and current RC Clare President Ian Howlett (no relative as far as we know). This covered the health of the Clubs in the Area, and also about Regionalisation!
Mintaro is a great little spot, and well worth a visit, but plan to stay a night or two....
DIK Volunteer day
Donations In Kind (DIK) has changed its name to Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment (RARE).
But nothing has changed out at the Edinburgh warehouse!
On Saturday 28 October 5 members enjoyed the glorious weather by doing good things.
Yvonne unpacked, sorted and repacked clothes into smaller bags so that they could be stuffed into any nook'n'cranny in containers heading overseas.
Ros & Alison sorted shower chairs. The good were stacked neatly for a project, and the bad were pulled apart for recycling purposes. They also collated parts that may be of future use.
Robin and Andrew emptied a container of chairs (restocked elsewhere), demolished unusable desks for recycling and generally cleaned the container for refurbishment.
As usual we enjoyed a morning tea with the regular volunteers.
The team were most grateful for out work - next one will be planned in March-May next year.
As usual, afterwards we retired to the Slug'n'Lettuce, and ALH pub where we met up with Brenda & Neil, Pam & Barry, and Louie.
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
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.




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
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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