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Adelaide Light
Service Above Self
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Lovely to welcome John Wotherspoon's guest to the Club, Bob Basedow.
Vinda, who will be moving to Melbourne in mid July with fortnightly visits back to Adelaide, has liaised with Rotaract's Tegan Druce who will now draw up the rosters for the Sunday Night Bread Runs. Thanks Tegan, we look forwarrd to receiving your new schedule for the coming months.
Sunday's working bee in Di Casey's garden that was established by the Club last year went exceptionally well. A band of willing helpers - Kym, John & Deborah, Terry & Ange, Rob, Dean & Pam, Andrew and Yvette - trimmed, weeded, pruned, and then installed a drip watering system in Di's lovely serenity garden. A couple of other jobs presented themselves too in reattaching a gate for dog Ziggy's safety and the installation of a curtain rod. Thanks everyone for the camaraderie while we toiled, ate, and then toiled some more! 
Reminder: Club Assembly - June 18 meeting
PDG Marie Dorrington, who is also the District Trainer will be presenting the findings of our Club's recent Club Survey - and will invite discussion from Club members. The survey findings will be sent to all members this week; please read it before our June 18 meeting.
This will be a meeting closed to visitors, and it would be great if ALL members could attend to discuss our Club's way forward.
* Vocation & Youth Director John Wotherspoon asked members to put forward names of 18-25 year olds that may be interested in attending a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) course from 11-17 July at Nunyara, Belair. Our Club is considering sending one student to the RYLA course.
* Don't forget to book a seat at the District Changeover to be held at the Kooyonga Golf Course on Sunday 28 June, 10am for 10.30am start. Cost $45pp. RSVP by 19 June. Bookings via Give DG John and Julie your support for their outstanding year of service to Rotary International.
* Reminder that the Rotaract Changeover will be held on Friday 19 June at 7.00pm at the Caledonian Hotel. Cost $25pp. Please support our Rotaractors.
GUEST SPEAKER - Richard Campbell (RC of Holdfast Bay) - Nepal Update
The late David Rusk -a friend of Richard's and a Rotarian of 15 years in the Rotary Clubs of Blackwood and Brownhill Creek - was a tireless worker in providing life-changing educational opportunities for students, teachers and principals in Nepal over a period of 10 years. David not only coordinated a Rotary educational scholarship program for 4 Nepali teachers to observe SA schools for 10 weeks and to improve their English, he also raised over $200,000 to build a school and orphanage in Mahankal (15 minutes northeast of Kathmandu). Although David didn't get to see the completion of the school project, he knew Richard Campbell would honor his promise to travel to Nepal to attend the formal opening of the school. Other guests included David Rusk's widow Viv, PDG Malcolm Lindquist and Secretary to the Minister of Education Bishwra Pandit, as well as Orphanage Director Mother Rajan and school officials.
Who would have known that just months after completion, the worst series of earthquakes and after shocks would devastate the cities, towns and agricultural land to such an extent that it is estimated that it will take one or two generations to to recover. Nepal is a poor country with no government assistance and virtually no welfare system.
The KVM School's 20 classrooms accommodates 60 "untouchable" caste orphanage children and 70 local community students. Although some damage did occur, the actual 4 storey building remained intact, but a retaining wall needed to be built at a cost of $28,000; and damage to the orphanage foundations will cost a further $33,000 to repair.
Richard said the Nepali people are grateful for all the help they have been receiving from caring communities around the world.
Thanks for your talk, Richard.
President Yvette and Club Members,
I am emailing your club to thank them once again for the support they have provided to my “partners project” while John is District Governor this year.
During the 2014/2015 year your club has donated $115 and 280 pairs of shoes
Please convey my thanks to your members for their generosity – in particular Deb Wotherspoon who arranged a collection for most of these  shoes through a local playgroup.
Your club has assisted in attaining my District 9500 goal of 8,500 shoes.
In 2015, thanks to the wonderful community who support Soles4Souls:
  • 1,500 pairs of shoes were sent to the people of Vanuatu on board Carnival Cruise Line Australia in April following the cyclone devastating much of the community
  • 100 pairs of boots gifted to the Australian Refugee Association
  • Through Northern Domestic Violence Society footwear has been provided to women and children in emergency accommodation
I refer you to the website : for more information
Regards, Julie Campbell
The Quiz Night supported by the Rotaract Club of Adelaide City and our Rotary Club was a very successful event on Friday 12 June. With an attendance just under 200 people on the night, MC Rob McLennan and Quiz Master John Wotherspoon put in a great effort with interesting music and a wide range of questions. Our thanks also to Dean Sullivan for organising the venue, and helpers Deborah Wotherspoon, Pam Sullivan and Kirsti Kankkunen. The Rotoractors excelled themselves by attracting 15 tables of gamesters and the Rotarians fielded another seven tables.
With profits of around $2000 to apportion between the two Clubs, the funds will be directed to help the Nepali people following the devastation of the February earthquakes and subsequent after shocks that have flattened towns and cities, wrecked roadways, caused innumerable rockslides into agricultural land, and made homeless thousands of people.
Hi Deborah and John,
How are you? I have just come back home from Tanzania. Great news is that I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro. I am proud of myself because I was suffering from altitude sickness already at about 4000m but I didn`t give up. The day of summiting was the hardest with heavy headache and a constant short of breath and I was tying hard not to throw up all the way up. But the harder it was the bigger achievement I am feeling now. I would never forget the feeling that I finally got to the highest point of the mountain after all the tough challenge.
Just before I flew to Tanzania, I found out that I have been awarded the fellowship to Harvard. So, I will start a new position in Boston from this November. That is also good news. I think life is like a climbing a high mountain; ascending step by step is the only way to reach a big goal.
Now that I know I will move to Boston for sure, I can plan a specific schedule for the next few months. There are a few things I still have to do in Zurich, so I think I will be visiting Adelaide probably around the beginning of September. 

Important dates coming up: 

  • Friday 19 June - Rotaract Changeover, Caledonian Hotel, 7.00pm. $25pp.
  • Sunday 28 June - District Changeover, Kooyonga Golf Course, 10am for 10.30 start. $45pp. RSVP by 19 June
  • Monday 6 July - Changeover at Parwana Afghan Kitchen, 124B Henley Beach Road Torrensville (start time and cost tbc)
1.         Henley on Todd major project             
Assa Abloy, our major sponsor, will contribute $10,000 to kick start the campaign.  You don’t need to contribute that amount or even a tenth of that amount!  - It’s fine if you can – but any amount, even as little as $2 will help.  Remember – from little things – big things grow! Our aim is to raise $100,000 for the Fred Hollows Foundation to be able to deliver make safe programs that will end the occurrence of Trachoma in our remote communities.  We are the only first world country in the world that has a prevalence of Trachoma!
You can help by:
1.       Making one or many contribution(s);
2.       Circulating this information to your family, friends and networks;
3.       Asking your friends, family and networks to circulate this opportunity to be part of making a difference;
4.       Having BBQ’s / lunches / morning or afternoon teas at work and raising funds which are donated on line.
Be part of a great initiative and you can say “We Did This”!
Please see attached Media and go to the website to read about why we are doing this and to contribute to the effort.
Looking forward to your support to END TRACHOMA BY 2020 IN OUR REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES!
Anjali Palmer  Mob: 0428 605 674, Secretary, Henley on Todd                                                      
2.         Sampson Flat Report to the District                
I am finally pleased to be able to forward to you a report that provides insight into the Recovery process and details an opportunity to partner with Community to deliver  the first of potentially 5 projects within the area  affected by the January fires - Sampson Flat. I have also included a story provided by Anne Ellis, Community Development Officer - Sampson Flat Recovery Team
LET'S GET ROTARY in the NEWS - Wendy Gaborit
3.         Corolla Capers ‘Up the Darling’                       
Attached is the program for this year’s Corolla Capers for your interest. Applications for this event have closed but those new to the ‘Capers’ might like to see what happens and perhaps join in next year
4.         Burnside Symphony Orchestra plays for RAM             
RAM Central Region Committee has arranged with the Burnside Symphony Orchestra for the proceeds for their July concert to go to Rotarians Against Malaria. Members from Clubs in 9500 are invited to support this fund-raiser. Would you please bring this to the attention of your club members. Further details in the attachment or from Milton Lewis, A/Chair RAM Central Committee - Ph8396 5057 or 0428 873 143 or email
5.         Interplast Rotarian Review                                                       
Attached is the winter edition of the Rotarian Review newsletter from Interplast with the latest news of the work of the global work of  Interplast.
6.         Daffodil Day help needed by the Cancer Council                     
Volunteers required for Daffodil Day – Two roles/multiple positions
Monday 24th - Friday 28 August is Daffodil Day – one of the most popular and long-running events on Cancer Council SA’s calendar.  It’s a day of hope for a brighter future and we need your assistance to help make it a success.  Would you be willing to show you care about beating cancer by lending a hand to become an integral part of our volunteer team?
With an enviable reputation as one of SA's most trusted charities for over 80 years, Cancer Council SA is the state's leading cancer charity, dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer on all South Australians through research, prevention and support strategies. You can join us and know that each day you're making a real difference, uniting the community in the fight to beat cancer.
We have three roles, all with multiple positions available see attached. Can I request your assistance by advertising on your websites/facebook or by forwarding this email to all your networking contacts to see if we can ascertain assistance to help out on Daffodil Week? Individuals can contact me directly if they are interested in volunteering for the Cancer Council SA.
Julie Jones,  Administration Assistant  Ph 8291 4324  or via our website at

7.         Adelaide South RC Changeover
At our board meeting last night we have decided to move our “changeover” night to the 31 July as the end of June is to tight and clashes with other things and several key members being away. Formal invitations will come out soon.

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

Responsibility  18 June 2015 25 June 2015 2 July 2015
Chairperson CLUB ASSEMBLY Tony Reade Tony Reade
Attendance Deborah Wotherspoon John Wotherspoon John Wotherspoon
Attendance Dean Sullivan Carolyn Wigg Carolyn Wigg
Hosting Simon Blight Graham Smith Graham Smith
Furniture Graham Smith Dean Sullivan Dean Sullivan
Furniture Christopher Dibden Terry Rodoni Terry Rodoni
Invocation Richard Jarrett Angus Tuck Angus Tuck
Bottles/cans Graham Smith Rob McLennan Rob McLennan
Rotaract roster John Karran David Riggall David Riggall
Church roster Nil required Nil required Nil required
Bread Roster David Rowe & Graham Smith 21/6/15 28/6/15 Vinda Kong & Richard Jarrett 5/7/15 Carolyn Wigg & Rohan Richards
Members' Corner      

Chairman: meets/ greets speaker for the meeting; introduces and thanks 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; wine raffle sheet; ticket books); register member payments/ apologies/ guests.
Hosting: set up name badges display; welcome all at the door; ensure speaker and guests are introduced to appropriate persons.
Furniture: flags; banner display; raffle balls; collection boxes; Rotary theme banner; S-A gong and hammer; lectern position before and returned after the meeting. Toshiba laptop set up – Connect to projector. Switch on. Hold function key & press F5 twice.
Invocation: reciting Rotary or other invocation relating to Rotary and fellowship.
Bottles/cans: collect bags of bottles/cans at meeting and take to recycle centre for refund, pass refund and empty bags to David Rowe at next meeting
Members’ Corner: write for the Newsletter on a topic of your choice, particularly during the 3 weeks you appear here on the roster, but also anytime you have something to say.
Rotaract, Church, Bread roster: Roster is for the Sunday/Monday after the meeting date.
Rotaract: Meets alternate Mondays at 6pm (for a 630pm start) at the General Havelock Hotel in Hutt Street.
Church: Sundays, 5.30pm at Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St (Park via boom gate in Flinders St. from 5pm).

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

If you cannot attend, please arrange a substitute

Meeting Number   1469 11th June 2015  
Membership 37 Visiting Rotarians Apologies
+ Honorary 1 Richard Campbell Guest Speaker (RC of Holdfast Bay) Geoff Bell
Present 18 + 1   Di Lane Holidays
Attendance 50.00% Club Guests Simon Blight (sick)
Apologies 7 Bob Basedow guest of J Wotherspoon Paul Richardson Overseas
Leave of Absence 2   Bob Buckerfield (sick)
Make-ups 3   Don Tindale (sick)
Absent 10   Graham Smith (sick)
Wine Raffle $20.00    
 Leave of Absence
Cans & Bottles this week $0 Yvette Reade (RC of St Peters) Kym Pedler
Cans & Bottles YTD $1184.40   Rohan Richards

For apologies, please phone Fred Field, Club Secretary 8339 2065, or Bob Buckerfield on 8278 7615. Makeups count 13 days either side of each meeting.

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

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.