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March 1, 1988
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Upcoming Events
Coffee conversation, 930am
Mar 18, 2021 9:30 AM
Bread run
Mar 21, 2021 5:00 PM
Board meeting
Mar 25, 2021
The Sage Hotel
Mar 25, 2021 7:15 AM
Bread run
Mar 28, 2021 5:00 PM
Coffee conversation, 930am
White Picket Fence
Apr 01, 2021 9:30 AM
Bread run
Apr 04, 2021 5:00 PM
The Sage Hotel
Apr 08, 2021 7:15 AM
Bread run
Apr 11, 2021 5:00 PM
Coffee conversation, 930am
Apr 15, 2021 9:30 AM
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Adelaide Light
Thursdays at 7:15 AM
The Sage Hotel
208 South Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
Second and fourth Thursdays 0700 for 07:15am start
District Site
Venue Map
President's Pen
Last Thursday morning saw a very successful Board meeting at my place, where we dealt with a large range of topics. It was decided that after ten very successful years, it was time to discontinue financially supporting the Columbian Education Project and seek international projects closer to home.
Many of the Board members then departed for the White Picket Fence for a Coffee Conversation.
The vast majority of members have now put their names down to be part of a club committee and I am waiting on just a few to make a decision. Everyone's names have been forwarded to the appropriate Committee Director who will organize a get together to discuss potential activities.
Our next club breakfast meeting is this coming Thursday morning, so please RSVP to me by this Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, I will be an apology as I will be in Port Lincoln, however John W. will be chairing the meeting. John will bring everyone up to date with the conversation from last Wednesday evening's get together when suggested community projects were discussed. This will be an opportunity for all members to participate.
Visit to the butterfly site
Caring for the Environment Project 
Following his visit to our Group 12 meeting recently, Gerry Butler has organised a visit to the site at Pakapakanthi / Victoria Park on Sunday 28 March at 10:00am.
This will be an opportunity to see the habitat of a large population of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly in a grassy woodland, in the middle of one of the City of Adelaide's largest parklands.  We've seen the video - let's see it in real life.  Bring your camera with you.  It will also be an opportunity to learn more about how we can be involved in this project - physically and financially.  (Butterfly Conservation SA is looking for funding of $2,000 for the project.)
Cars can be parked either near the corner of East Terrace and South Terrace and walk due east about 200 metres; or in Grant Avenue and walk south-west about 300 metres.  
As this is an outdoor event we will be subject to the vagaries of the weather and so people need to dress accordingly.  In the event of heavy rain the walk will be postponed.
Enquiries:  Gerry Butler, Chairman Butterfly Conservation SA:   0407 972 149, 
Please share this news with members of your club and encourage as many as possible to attend on the day.
Yours in Rotary,
Glenda Sherwin-Lane
Rotary Club of Adelaide Central, D9510

RC Adelaide Parks film fundraiser
Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks Fundraising Event
You are invited to join members of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks at
The Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Road, Kensington Park
on Sunday 11 April 2021
to see The Courier (we’ve got tired of waiting for James Bond!)
3.30 pm for 4.00 pm movie screening
Ticket price will include raffle tickets.
Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds from the event will be distributed to South
Australian agencies assisting the homeless and disadvantaged.
The movie length is approximately 2 hours.
Please contact Lesley Grady at for bookings.
Payment details will be provided when booking.
Rotary 100 Celebration Dinner
Dinner Meeting to Celebrate Rotary 100 Downunder
April 21, 2021 marks the Centenary of the first Rotary meeting held in Australia and New Zealand, at the Rotary Club of Melbourne. 3 years later in 1923 the Rotary Club of Adelaide held the first Rotary meeting in South Australia.
To celebrate this magnificent milestone, the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of District 9510 Area 12 invite all members both past and present as well as family, friends and supporters to join us for a very special evening.
Our MC Rotarian Tony Pilkington will take us on a journey over the past 100 years of Rotary in Australia.
Guests include His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, and online we hope to hear from the Rotary International President Holger Knaack.
Join us for a wonderful evening of fellowship and fun. All for only $40.00.
Details include:
• Entertainment provided by the Rotary Adelaide Choir, led by Jyoti Singh
• Surprises on the night, including a showcase of each Area 12 Club service projects
  • Lucky door prizes
  • Dress code semi-formal
  • Cost includes main meal, shared cheese platter, coffee and tea
  • Bar available to purchase drinks separately.
To be held on Wednesday 21 April 2021, 6pm for 6.30pm start at the Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
To book:
Go to the Rotary Club of Adelaide website (and then)
Upcoming Events.
Join Our Events
Scroll down to the 7th. event, Wed. 21st April and follow the instructions.
Any problems, call Rob
Please book by Monday April 19 11am to secure your place! Welcome Desk payment by Card only.
Information about this event was taken from the Rotary Club of Adelaide website.
District Conference
16th-18th APRIL 2021
Our District 9510 Conference will be held at Westminster School at Marion.
The Conference Dinner will be held at the Convention Centre, and includes a drink package. The dinner will also be a celebration of the Centenary of Rotary in Australia.
Conference registration and details including our guest speakers can be found on the District Website. Progressive updates will also appear on the official District Facebook page.
Yours in Rotary
DG David Jones
Upcoming events
25 March 2021: Breakfast meeting - 7.15am - The Sage Hotel
28 March 2021: visit to the butterfly reserve - Victoria Park - 10am
1 April 2021: Coffee Conversation - 9.30am
8 April 2021: Breakfast meeting - 7.15am - The Sage hotel
11 April 2021: RC Adelaide Parks film fundraiser - 3.30 for 4.00pm - Regal Cinema
15 April 2021: Coffee Conservation - 9.30am
16 - 18 April 2021: District 9510 Conference
21 April 2021: Rotary 100 Celebratory Dinner - information in the newsletter
Duty Roster

For the benefit of members, we will aim to give the Duty Roster a few weeks ahead - see below.

25 March 2021
7.15 am Meeting - The Sage Hotel
1 April 2021
8 April 2021
7.15 am Meeting - The Sage Hotel
ChairpersonBarry Grear Julie Campbell
AttendanceAndy van der MerweCoffee ConversationDi Lane
AttendanceKirsti Kankkunen Raagini Gopi
Furniture/HostingYvette Reade9.30amMargie Steffens
Bottles/ cansDi LaneDean SullivanFred Field

Chairman: Meet/greet speaker for the meeting; introduce and thank speaker. Preparation:- find details about  the speaker prior to the meeting.
Attendance: Set up reception table (attendance sheet; members list – re -payments; guest welcome sheet; money); register member payments/ apologies/ guests.
Hosting: Welcome all at the door; ensure speaker and guests are introduced to appropriate persons.
Furniture: Flags; banner display;  Rotary theme banner; gong and hammer; lectern position before and returned after the meeting. Computer set up – Connect to projector. Switch on. Hold function key & press F5 twice.
Bottles/cans: Collect bags of bottles/cans at meeting and take to recycle centre for refund, pass refund to Bruce McDonald and empty bags to the next duty member, at the next meeting.
Rotaract: Meets alternate Mondays at 6pm (for a 630pm start) at the General Havelock Hotel in Hutt Street.
Bread Run: Sundays, meet outside Romeo's, North Adelaide at 4:55pm

Members rostered for Thursday morning duty are asked to be in attendance by 6.45am

If you cannot attend, please arrange a substitute

Weekly Meeting
Meeting Number 1700
 11 March 2021
Membership26Visiting Rotarians/ RotaractorsApologies
+ Honorary5 Richard Jarrett, Fred Field, John Wotherspoon, Dean Sullivan, Margie Steffens
Club Guests
Leave of Absence
Club visits etc   
Other activities
 Leave of Absence
Cans & Bottles this week  
John Karran
Cans & Bottles YTD$628.20

For apologies, please phone Fred Field 0417 803 793 or Club Secretary Di Lane 0418 806 140.

Club Bank Account details:  BSB 085-458, Account Number 20-505-9719

The Four Way Test

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.


Jokes Corner
This happened to a very drunk Englishman in France.
The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and a quite few glasses of single malt there-after.

Quite annoyed, the policeman proceeds to breath test him and asks the Englishman if he knows under French Law why he is going to be arrested.

The Englishman answers with humour: No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving... on the other side???