Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 10 october

meeting #2402




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 - venue tbc
Treasurer report - Len
  • Please ensure Guest's meal is put on the RCWL tab at the bar
Club Image & Communications - Scott
  • 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
  • Continue posting
To do
  • any ideas from members gratefully received
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • Referendum BBQ on this Saturday CONFIRMED
Coming up
  • Referendum BBQ & cake stall
    Need items for Cake stall (thanks Susan K)
    Please indicate shifts in the Events Folder
  • Next Carousel 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)
  • Who is interested in Melbourne Cup night @ the Carousel???
    thinking pizza, but will need numbers
    Tue 7 November
    - Events Folder for registration
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 coming up
Coming up
  • DIK (RARE) volunteer visit Sat 28 October.
  • There is also a District event on Sun 19 November.
To do
  • End Polio Now fundraising
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
  • followup on Watchhouse Wardrobes
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&10
    21 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 - M-l Lees, DGE on Regionalisation
  • 17 October: joint meeting with RC West Torrens at their place - please indicate in Events Folder so we can confirm numbers
  • 24 October: Regionalisation/World End Polio Day
  • 31 October: PDG Tim Klar on Rotary Australia World Community Service
Other Business - various
  • Tonight we will be joined by the RC of Somerton Park, including Area Governor Rajni Lalsinghani
Club visits or notices from visiting Rotarians

7:00 pm

- break for dinner & fellowship


7:20 pm

- DGE Marie-louise Lees (RC Gawler light) on regionalisation


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 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
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 31, 2023 6:30 PM
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Oct 10, 2023
Oct 17, 2023
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
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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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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 Townsville raffle

Gladstone Sunrise Rotary urgently need help from their fellow Rotarians, Australia wide.

The raffle closes in less than 4 weeks.

Townsville Rotary helped Gladstone Rotary set up a 50/50 raffle the same as ours, aiming to raise $45k for their local community. Due to the difficulties of starting a raffle like this, and the current ecomonic climate, they are struggling to sell enough tickets to simply break even.

The terms of the raffle are the tickets cost just $50 each and the winner receives $50,000 cash (tax free), with only 2000 tickets available. They also have a book buyers prize of $500 for one lucky buyer who purchases 5 tickets. 

We need as many rotarians as possible, Australia wide, to help them out. They have taken the risk and guaranteed the $50K first prize from their club funds. Please help them and at the same time you may win $50K for Christmas.

Townsville Rotary has some members buying tickets for themselves to help them out. As a club we have members chipping in to buy some tickets that are owned by our club so if one of these tickets win the $50k will go toward our charity work. 

You will never have a better chance to win $50k cash, while at the same time helping out fellow Rotarians.

You can buy your tickets on their Commwealth Bank secure website here, or just scan the QR code below to start your purchase.    If you can't access their website, please contact Gladstone Sunrise Rotary on

0418 794 303.

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.
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
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
- 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 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
- 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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