Rotary Club of Adelaide Light

Professor Gary Wittert
May 24, 2018
Healthcare funding, health care services, and health: counterpoise or counterproductive?
Sean Kinchington
May 31, 2018
The right fit for you
Days for Girls
Jun 06, 2018
Service activity jointly with Eastwood Club, 6 pm Royal Coach
No Thursday breakfas meeting
Jun 07, 2018
Days for Girls service activity previous evening 6th June
Imelda Lynch
Jun 14, 2018
Everything you need to know about heart disease
Club Changeover
Jun 21, 2018
Club Changeover Thursday 21 June and all members encouraged to attend
Anne Ford and Lee Sando
Jul 05, 2018
Children First Foundation Adelaide
Wendy Malycha
Jul 12, 2018
Youth Homelessness in South Australia
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 1615
May 22, 2018
Newsletter 1614
May 15, 2018
Newsletter 1613
May 09, 2018
Newsletter 1612
May 02, 2018
Newsletter 1611
Apr 25, 2018
Newsletter 1610
Apr 16, 2018
Newsletter 1609
Apr 10, 2018
Newsletter 1608
Apr 03, 2018
Newsletter 1607
Mar 29, 2018
Newsletter 1606
Mar 17, 2018
Newsletter 1605
Mar 13, 2018
Newsletter 1604
Mar 05, 2018
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

Our club was thrilled last week to receive Adelaide City Council planning approval for a pergola to be erected at one of the residences belonging to Catherine House. This has taken some time to come to fruition, but now we hope under the project management of past member Kym and Community chair, Katrina, it will be completed within the first two weekends in July. With this in mind Kym has requested a meeting with all the club members who will be actively participating in this garden project to be held on Wednesday 30th May commencing at 5pm t Julie & John Campbell’s apartment. I hope to see most members in attendance as Kym will fully explain the scope of the project, the time line and how members will be involved. Once again, we sincerely thank Stratco for their generous donation of a pergola which is enabling us to financially complete this project.


A successful bbq was run last Saturday at Kent Town with over $800 raised. Thank you to Rotarians who assisted on the day and particular appreciation to Ashton, brother of our NYSF student Shayla, who worked extremely hard on the middle shift.


Again, I was impressed at our Club Planning breakfast last Thursday, by the discussion and forthcoming ideas on how a District Management structure could look when District 9500 and District 9520 become one District 9510. I will provide your thoughts on how the District governor can remain effective in the enlarged district, to the combined District Steering Committee, as requested.


Remember our Days for Girls Activity on Wednesday 6th June commencing 6pm at The Royal Coach, so ask your partners and Rotary friends. This is a combined activity with Eastwood Rotary Club and cost is $20 per Rotarian. Please RSVP to secretary John Campbell. Also note this will take place in lieu of our normal meeting, so there will be no breakfast on Thursday 7th June.


Thought for the week:

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen”

Winston Churchill



John campbell with Guest Speaker Di Mattsson



Don Tindale with RYPEN Awardee Olivia


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.