Rotary Club of Adelaide Light

Lisa Burman
Sep 28, 2017
An Australian in New York
Prof Peter Clifton
Oct 05, 2017
Is the fat story a con?
Club Planning
Oct 12, 2017
Shiralee Judge
Oct 19, 2017
Caring for our carers
Kyra Reznikov
Nov 02, 2017
Q&A on the nuclear fuel cycle
No meeting
Dec 28, 2017
Christmas break
No meeting
Jan 04, 2018
Christmas break
Club Planning
Jan 11, 2018
Club Planning
Feb 22, 2018
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
Past President
Vocational Services
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Public Relations
Speaker Program
Rotaract Liaison
Youth Service
Fundraising / Fellowship
Public Officer
Bulletin Editor
Club Webmaster
Child Protection Officer
Newsletter 1583
Sep 26, 2017
Newsletter 1582
Sep 19, 2017
Newsletter 1581
Sep 11, 2017
Newsletter 1580
Sep 06, 2017
Newsletter 1579
Aug 30, 2017
Newsletter 1578
Aug 23, 2017
Newsletter 1577
Aug 15, 2017
Newsletter 1576
Aug 08, 2017
Newsletter 1575
Aug 02, 2017
Newsletter 1574
Jul 25, 2017
Newsletter 1573
Jul 18, 2017
Newsletter 1572
Jul 10, 2017
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Adelaide Light

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Royal Coach Hotel
24 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town
Kent Town, South Australia  5071
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Home Page Stories

If you have a passion for "serving the community", our Breakfast Club would like to welcome you to one of our meetings.  If you are a visiting Rotarians from interstate or overseas, we would love you to visit us.  We meet for breakfast each Thursday and feature entertaining guest speakers. One Thursday each month, we have meetings where we undertake the planning and review of our various service projects.

If you are interested in coming along to a meeting to see what we do and meet our other members, you can just show up, but it is probably wise to contact us first by email,  at

Dr Sally Nobbs spoke at our meeting last Thursday about the long association that Wilderness School has with communities in Nepal, both education and medical based facilities. She outlined the projects already carried out, ongoing service provision required and the encouragement provided to students to trek in Nepal, the School provided scholarships for 11 primary school-aged Nepalese students throughout their primary and secondary years, and they provide assistance to the Nepalese communities while visiting with their Year 10,11 and 12 students.
Our club has, with great satisfaction and a sense of achievement, now assembled six artificial hands as part of the “Hands On” project. We thank our facilitator Linda Sweeney for ensuring that we followed instructions to the completion stage and also Alfonso’s Café in Hutt Street for allowing us to use their premises for the afternoon and supplying water and coffee to sustain us.  It was also a team building exercise for our club members and we look forward to hearing which country these hands will be transported to and from the team that travel to fit them. Perhaps even a response from the recipients!
Please lock in 6-8 April 2018 for our club visit to Calperum Station.
Quote for the week: “Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worry about what happened yesterday.” Steve Jobs
Photos of Rotarians working out the intricacies of manipulating and successfully putting together the many digits, pins and other mechanical bits to make a working hand for landmine victims in Asia for the "Hands On" project which was held at Alfonso's, Hutt Street on 22 September:

The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
  4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?


For good food, for good fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary, we give thanks


Rotary Club of Adelaide Light Mission Statement

To be recognised as the Service Club of Choice in the Eastern Precinct of Adelaide because we are a Friendly Breakfast Club that appeals to a broad range of busy people who want to make a difference to local and international communities.


Home of 3 Past District Governors

Home of 3 Past District Governors

Since the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light was chartered on 12 June 1986, three members have been elected to the highest District position - that of District Governor - overseeing the needs of the 40-50 autonomous clubs within District 9500. For a club that is 29 years old, it is pleasing that we have welcomed members with the commitment, vision, Rotary values and ethos of "Service Above Self" who have sought to serve as District Governors. Our first member to seek office was our club's Charter President District Governor 1993-94 Anthony (Tony) Reade; followed by District Governor 2005-05 Katina Jones; and then John Campbell 2014-15.  


District Governor John Campbell (2014-15)
Adelaide-born John Campbell spent his first three years in Cummins, Eyre Peninsula and returned to Adelaide to attend Adelaide Boys High School where he joined the Interact Club (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Adelaide). He then joined Rotaract in 1971 and held Club Board and District positions. While working in Port Pirie, he joined Apex and in 2000, John joined the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light and was President in 2011-12.
John worked in the financial services industry including his own insurance agency and, later, financial planning practice. John has been an active member of several financial adviser associations and was admitted as a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (now Premier Association of Financial Professionals) where he was SA Chair from 2004-2009 and Australian Chair for 2010-2012. PDG John's wife, Julie, was a Rotary Exchange student to Belem Para in Brazil in 1971 and later joined the Rotaract Club of Edwardstown including a stint as Club President. Julie became a member of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light in 2014.

Image Past District Governor Katina Jones (2004-05)
In the 1990s, Katina recognised the need for a development and training centre focusing on a sustainable future in a rapidly changing world, thus founding EQUALS International Pty Ltd. Twenty years on, EQUALS International has been established in Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa and the Middle East. As a successful business owner, Katina’s passion for industry-driven vocational education and training, continues to motivate her to make a difference in the vocational education sector and workplace.
Katina joined the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light in 1996 as their first female member. Katina was  elected as District 9500's first female District Governor during Rotary's centennial year of 2004-2005. Among other appointments, Katina has served on Australia’s Executive Committee for UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women), Cancer Care, TAFE SA, Voices for Women and as a Rotary International training leader - training incoming District Governors from around the globe. For 20 years, Katina has represented Australia at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York and more recently was appointed as a delegate to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

ImagePast District Governor Tony Reade OAM (1993-94)
Tony Reade joined the Rotary Club of Adelaide in 1985 and was involved in the formation of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light, being Charter President of the new Club - the first breakfast club in District 9500 - in 1986-87.
Tony undertook many District committee roles before being elected District Governor for  1993-94.  He innovated many changes to the annual District Conference that saw a marked increase in attendees - over 800 attendees.
When he moved his city-based business, he transferred to his local club of Walkerville (where his wife had been a Rotarian since 1990) including taking on the Presidency in 2002-03 before transferring back to the club of his heart - Adelaide Light - about six years later.
PDG Tony's wife, Yvette was President of the Rotary Club of Walkerville in 2004-05, transferred to the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light in 2006 and was elected President of Adelaide Light for 2014-15. PDG Tony was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 25 January 2011 for 40 years of service to the community particularly through Toc H Australia, Rotary International and as Councillor (and Acting Mayor) of the City of Walkerville.  Tony was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light on 5 June 2016.