d'Arcy Lunn
Jul 25, 2019
Rotary Engagement and Teaspoons of Change
Dinner meeting: John Burston
Jul 31, 2019 6:15 PM
Stress less, enjoy more – meditation and mindfulness
Amber Shreeve
Aug 08, 2019
My Group Study Exchange experience
Dr Troye Wallett
Aug 22, 2019
Because You Can Give More When You Have More to Give
David Donald
Sep 12, 2019
Journey in the life of a Hotelier
New members
Sep 26, 2019
Life and times
Club Executives & Directors
Community Service
Past President
Vocational Services
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Public Relations
Rotaract Liaison
Speaker Program
Youth Service
Fundraising / Fellowship
Public Officer
Bulletin Editor
Club Webmaster
Child Protection Officer
Newsletter 1673
Jul 15, 2019
Newsletter 1672
Jul 09, 2019
Newsletter 1671
Jul 01, 2019
Newsletter 1670
Jun 19, 2019
Newsletter 1669
Jun 17, 2019
Newsletter 1668
Jun 10, 2019
Newsletter 1667
May 29, 2019
Newsletter 1666
May 27, 2019
Newsletter 1665
May 20, 2019
Newsletter 1664
May 14, 2019
Newsletter 1663
May 07, 2019
Newsletter 1662
Apr 29, 2019
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Adelaide Light

Service Above Self

First Wednesday 6:30pm. Then, second and fourth Thursdays 7:15am
Stamford Plaza Hotel
150 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA  5000
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Here are the dates for our meetings for the next two months:
  • Thursday, 11 July, 7.15am (Changeover)
  • Thursday, 25 July, 7.15am
  • Wednesday, 31 July, 6.30pm
  • Thursday, 8 August, 7.15am
  • Thursday, 22 August, 7.15am
  • Wednesday, 4 September, 6.30pm
Welcome to the 2019-20 Rotary year.
Our next official meeting is a breakfast meeting on Thursday 25 July at the Stamford Hotel. This coming Thursday 18 July is a Coffee Conversation for those who are free at the White Picket Coffee House, 10 Stuart Road, Dulwich, at 9.30am.
Last week was RYLA week and our club co-sponsored with the Adelaide Club the RYLA celebration function on Wed 10 July with some of our members also attending.
Last Thursday was our club changeover with the Hon. Rachel Sanderson, District Governor Jane Owens and Past-District Governor David Egan and his wife Chris in attendance. The event was a great success largely due to the preparation of John Campbell, Club Secretary, who organised the event including securing us the Stamford Plaza as our venue for the event and for our future club meetings. Thank you, John, for all your efforts.
President Rob McLennan  with incoming President Katrina Ball at the changeover.
The 2018-2019 Board & Executives.
Rob with John Karran
Last year was a year of change for our club to strengthen the club and hopefully make us more appealing to new members. We have secured the Stamford Plaza as our meeting place with a contract in place for a year so that we won’t be ‘bumped’ from our meeting room by another hotel client and we are trialling the evening meetings for six months. 
This year to action the 2019-20 Rotary theme ‘Rotary Connects the World’, I plan to grow our connections with other Rotary clubs and grow the impact of our projects by undertaking joint projects when funding requirements are sizeable.  More on this later, once I’ve discussed some ideas and funding requirements with our Board.
Julie Campbell has emailed members a list of community projects that were identified at a recent club meeting. Please email Julie if you would like to be the champion of any of the projects that were identified.  We would encourage new members to see if there is a project they would like to champion.
Despite the wintry weather, our BBQ at Bunnings on Monday 15th July raised $1049 (net). While drinks sales were low, it was school holidays so there were lots of hungry children wanting a sausage. We were kept amused by the antics of some of the children in the rain trying out their raincoats by running under the waterfalls coming off the roof of the Bunnings tent. On the other hand, we were desperately trying to keep the sausages and bread dry from the rain.  Our new credit machine was trialled by Angus and Bruce and was very successful in securing a few extra sales. Thank you to everyone who helped at the BBQ, and to Di Lane for organising it.
Upcoming meetings
Here are the dates for our meetings for the next two months:
Thursday 25 July, 7.15am
Wednesday 31 July, 6.30pm
Thursday 8 August, 7.15am
Thursday 22 August, 7.15am
Wednesday 4 September, 6.30pm
Thursday 12 September, 7.15am
Thursday 26 September, 7.15am

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 Rotarian from interstate or overseas, we would love you to visit us. 

We meet for breakfast on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (7am for a 7.15am start) and have an evening meeting on the first Wednesday of each month (6.15pm for a 6.30pm start).  Our meetings feature either entertaining guest speakers or the planning and review of our various service projects. 

Those who are able also meet informally on the third and fifth Thursday of each month for a "Coffee Conversation" at 9:30am at "The White Picket", 10 Stuart Rd Dulwich .

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 membership@rotaryadelaidelight.org.

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.