Rotary Club of Adelaide Light

Teresa Hamilton-Smith
Jan 25, 2018
Hospice care in the UK
Tour of Foodbank
Feb 01, 2018
No meeting at Royal Coach. There will be a tour of Foodbank (near South Road/Cross Road corner)
Ian Steel
Feb 08, 2018
KickStartfor Kids
Ian Doyle
Feb 15, 2018
Tom Kruse the Birdsville Mailman
No meeting at Royal Coach
Feb 22, 2018
Complimentary High Tea 10.30am. at Wohlers, 165 Richmond Road, Richmond.
No meeting at Royal Coach
Mar 01, 2018
joint meeting with Rotaract
Michelle Stanton
Mar 08, 2018
How to achieve your goals without stress
Working meeting
Mar 15, 2018
assembling artificial hands
Club Planning
Apr 05, 2018
Club Planning
May 17, 2018
No meeting
Jun 21, 2018
Club Changeover Sunday 24 June and all members encouraged to attend
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
Jan 23, 2018
Newsletter 1597
Jan 11, 2018
Newsletter 1596
Jan 07, 2018
Newsletter 1595
Dec 15, 2017
Newsletter 1594
Dec 12, 2017
Newsletter 1593
Dec 01, 2017
Newsletter 1592
Nov 25, 2017
Newsletter 1591
Nov 20, 2017
Newsletter 1590
Nov 13, 2017
Newsletter 1589
Nov 04, 2017
Newsletter 1588
Oct 30, 2017
Newsletter 1587
Oct 23, 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
District Site
Venue Map
Home Page Stories

Last week’s guest speaker, Tim Saul, opened our eyes to the rollout of the NBN and debunked some myths some of us may have had about the NBN while explaining the various ways we may connect to it and what will affect the speed of the internet provided. He was correct in his assumption that we could not pose a question that he had not heard before and he willingly responded to them all. Thank you Tim.


This week, Rotary International President Elect, Barry Rassin, has laid out his vision for the future of Rotary, calling on all leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large. Barry, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018/19 presidential theme Be the Inspiration to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.


He said “ I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us”.


Barry stressed the power of Rotary’s new vision statement:

Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


To achieve this vision, the President Elect said, Rotarians must take care of their organisation:

“We are a membership organisation first. And if we want to be able to serve it, if we want to succeed in our goals – we have to take care of our members first”


Rotarians also note that if you are considering attending the District Conference 23-25 March in the Barossa Valley, registrations are open.


Thought for the week:

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up “

Thomas Eddison


Tim Saul with John Karran above and Julie Campbell below.



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

"And the winning ticket is T35 - B Davies!


Congratulations on winning a wonderful Xmas hamper kindly donated by Rotarian Di, seen here drawing the winning ticket assisted by President Julie".



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?


United in the spirit of Service we value truth, fairness and friendship; and we welcome the opportunity that Rotary gives us to contribute our talents and resources in support of others.


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.