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Welcome to our Club!
Adelaide Light
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Naval, Military and Air Force Club
111 Hutt Street
Adelaide, South Australia  5000
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With heartfelt thanks to Acting Acting Sargeant-at-Arms John Karran, Acting Sargeant Terry Rodoni stepped back into the role last week, just in time to learn that our actual Sargeant Rob McLennan had felt the ground-swell of able people enjoying the role - because he emailed the President from Mauritus to assure us that he would resume his role next week on his return from his couple of months holidaying overseas. Thanks Terry and John for ably running the meeting while Rob's been away.
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 in,viting discussion from Club members.
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. Marie will also be attending our Board meeting on 9 June (a combined Board meeting for incoming and outgoing Board members) as a prelude to the Club Assembly.
* 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.
* Acting Community Director Deborah Wotherspoon is seeking volunteers to do a working bee in Di Casey's garden on Sunday 14 June. Trimming and weeding will go a long way in tidying up Di's lovely serenity garden. A BBQ will be provided.
* Wednesday 15 July at 8.00pm is an ideal time to listen to the Burnside Symphony Orchestra at the Burnside Town Hall - with profits going towards Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM). Ticket $20 at the door.
* 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: Emeritus Professor Alan Crockett

In 2003 after service of over 40 years, Professor Alan Crockett retired from the position of Chief Medical Scientist of the Respiratory Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre. Alan is currently an Emeritus Fellow with the discipline of GP at the University of Adelaide, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Science Technology, Fellow of the Australia/NZ Society for Respiratory Science, and was awarded the status of Emeritus member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and NZ.

For his contribution to respiratory medicine, Alan was awarded a Public Service Medal in community health at the Order of Australia Awards in 2003.

This all suggests that Alan is NOT a fan of smoking - whether cigarettes or the hazardous gases that firefighters are often faced with.

Alan mentioned that our lungs are the largest part of our bodies that are exposed to the environment. You may think that should be our skins - however, if spread out our lungs would have a surface area of 100 square metres (the size of a tennis court), and our breathing (gas exchange) occurs 22,000 times per day which equals about 15,000 litres of air.

In the USA's 9/11 disaster of the World Trade Towers, the dust and rubble that blanketed New York took its toll on the city's firefighters, police and those working on the front line to clean up the debris. One year later the majority were still battling a daily cough and it look four years before the effects on ingesting the cement dust (mostly due to the lime content) reduced substantially.

Apparently our lung capacity increases to the age of 25 and then declines about 31 mls per year; but the rate of decline is even greater for those who smoke. The affected firefighters lost about 388 mls due to their reduced lung function.

Even in house fires, lounge chairs stuffed with foam give off a cocktail of chemicals, and SA's recent Wingfield Dump fire releases tens of thousands of chemicals.

Alan has been instrumental in assessing firefighter's lung capacity, general heath, morbidity, and health-related quality of life over many years. He then compared these figures to the SA population and studies the association between exposure potential and lung function. The study involved 539 firefighters (out of SA's 955 strong crews), and the study revealed that their average age was 43.3 years old, that they were occupational athletes (had big lungs) and that although some were asthmatics, they controlled their asthma with the right medication. The firefighters who were aged around 50 years old were seen to have excellent lung function (equivalent to a 25 year old).

Alan said our firefighters have been better protected from the cocktail of noxious gases through superior technology in better fitting face masks and improved breathing apparatus.

In our Q&As, we learnt that sports people often gravitate to their preferred sport based on their lung capacity! and that stem cell research may in the future be able to regenerate healthy lung tissue.

An excellent talk, thanks Alan.

Friends, Romans and Countrymen and women, bring along your ears - and that of your friends - and come and enjoy the RC of Adelaide Light's Quiz Night.
Where: Hungarian Club, 82 Osmond Tce Norwood
When: Friday 12 June 2015, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Cost: $10 per person
Details: Bring your own food; drinks have to be purchased at the bar: wine $20/bottle; beer $4/glass; softdrinks available.
Tables of 10 available.
Ring Dean Sullivan to book - 0409 514 022.

Important dates coming up: 

  • Tuesday 9 June - Combined Board meeting of incoming and outgoing Boards - Geoff Bell's office 5.45pm start
  • Friday 12 June - Quiz Night at Hungarian Club, 82 Osmond Tce, Norwood. 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
  • Sunday 14 June - Working Bee in Di Casey's serenity garden.
  • 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.         Pichi Richi Marathon                           
The RC Port Augusta in conjunction with Alinta Energy are again running the Pichi Richi marathon on Sunday 28 June. Entry details are on the attached flyer.
2.         District Grant Report – Rotary Club of Prospect                       
West Torrens Lacrosse Junior Goalie Safety Equipment
Goalies in most sports put themselves in harm's way during every game, and in sports like Hockey and Lacrosse, this is particularly so. Proper-fitting equipment is essential to protect the goaltender, so it is imperative that gear is not just comfortable, but also covers all parts of the body that are vulnerable during a game. Proper fitting equipment and guidance can make the task of standing in front of shots that can be up to 80km per hour slightly less daunting. Have a look at the attachment for details of the equipment bought.
3.         RC Prospect Presidential Changeover             
Changeover will be on Wednesday July 1 at the Quality Hotel Old Adelaide. See the flyer for details.

4.         Adelaide Parks Cabaret/ Dance fundraiser                   
The RC of Adelaide Parks would like you to join them for a cabaret on 1 August. Come dancing or just come to enjoy the 60s and 70s music. See the attachment for details.
5.         RYLA is coming and needs participants
Applications for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards are now open! Potential awardees can be found in your community at sports clubs, youth council, workplaces and are award winners - this is a great way of connecting a young leader to your Club and Rotary.
RYLA will be held 11-17 July 2015 at Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair. More information is here:  Your Club can register their commitment to sponsor ($650) here:
Please be aware that due to District clashes, RYLA 2016 will be held in April 2016 . This will mean that two RYLA seminars will be held in one Rotary year (July 2015 and April 2016). Please advise your Treasurer for budgeting purposes. We encourage you to interview your awardee informally, check their referees and have them at your Club meeting before and after RYLA. If your Club would like to learn more about RYLA our team leaders are always keen to visit as a guest speaker. For any further information please contact RYLA/RYPEN District Chair Susan Clift,
6.         We are seeking members for Flinders University’s Institutional Biosafety Committee
Flinders University is seeking independent members for its Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  These are voluntary positions. The IBC reviews and approves research projects that involve gene technology and/or microorganisms.
IBC meetings are held six times per year, for two hours each, usually on Wednesday mornings, on the University's Bedford Park campus (parking permit provided). Although desirable, it is not necessary to attend every meeting.  An independent member must have no current affiliation with Flinders University. It would be beneficial, but not essential, for the member to have a background in science. For further information, please contact Dr Jess Hall
Phone: (08) 8201 8353   Email:
7. District Grant Reports are due!!
Clubs are reminded that Reports for this year’s District Grants fall due on 31st May 2015. Clubs should be completing their projects and finalizing all payments and completing the report. Please email the report including financial documentation to PDG John Rowe  Email Address:    
Reimbursement will occur once full documentation is received.
Reminder: The District is required to return any unspent funds on June 30th  to The Rotary Foundation in Parramatta for crediting to our  District’s Global Grant Account.  
Club’s having difficulty meeting their obligations need to contact John on 0417 101 858 or email him at the above email address.

8.         Rotary Success Conference and Youth Summit                                  
RIDE Noel Trevaskis  would like to invite all Rotarians to the 2015 Rotary Success Conference and Youth Summit which will be held at the Hellenic Club, Canberra on 5 – 6 September 2015. This conference is an affordable conference as the price of $120 per person covers, morning teas, lunch, afternoon tea and the Saturday night dinner. It will commence at 8.30am on the Saturday morning and conclude at 12.30pm on the Sunday. Please have a look at the attachment for full details.
Looking for information on using Rotary’s online tools? The latest guides that will help you connect with other Rotarians on My Rotary, crowd source project resources, and share successful projects are available to download from the Document Center. 
Click on the links below to access these guides directly: 
· How to search for people on My Rotary 
· How to join a discussion group 
· How to start a project on Rotary Ideas 
· How to add a project to Rotary Showcase 
Questions? Ask us at
10.        Applications for District Grants
Applications for grants close on 1 August so clubs contemplating projects should visit the District website very, very soon and fill out the application form and submit it!   
11.        VTT Farewell dinner invitation                                   
All Rotarians, Partners and friends are invited to the 2015 Rotary District 9500 Vocational Training Team farewell dinner on Friday 12 June at the Grenville Connections Hub. See the attachment for further details and put this event in your diary to attend.
12.        District Grant Report – Rotary Club of Adelaide                        
            Multicultural Youth SA

The Rotary Club of Adelaide has made a considerable difference in the lives of many vulnerable and at risk young people through providing support with transportation for moving, food packages and home ware material assistance. Without the assistance provided by the Rotary Club of Adelaide, MYSA would face challenges in supporting these vulnerable young people. See the attachment for further details.

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

Responsibility  4 June 2015 11 June 2015 18 June 2015
Chairperson Stephen Yarwood Katina Jones CLUB ASSEMBLY
Attendance Katina Jones Deborah Wotherspoon Deborah Wotherspoon
Attendance Miriam Silva Dean Sullivan Dean Sullivan
Hosting Tony Reade Simon Blight Simon Blight
Furniture Angus Tuck Graham Smith Graham Smith
Furniture Deborah Wotherspoon Christopher Dibden Christopher Dibden
Invocation Carolyn Wigg Richard Jarrett Richard Jarrett
Bottles/cans Dean Sullivan Graham Smith Rob McLennan
Rotaract roster John Karran John Karran David Riggall
Church roster Nil required Nil Required Nil required
Bread Roster Carolyn Wigg/Rohan Richards 7/6/15 Terry Rodoni/David Riggall 14/6/15 David Rowe & Graham Smith 21/6/15
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   1467  28th May 2015  
Membership 37 Visiting Rotarians Apologies
+ Honorary 1   Richard Jarrett in Melb.
Present 17 + 1   Di Lane Over seas
Attendance 50.00 Club Guests Rob McLennan coming home
Apologies 8 Alan Crockett Guest speaker Paul Richardson Over seas
Leave of Absence 2   Julie Campbell
Make-ups 3   Don Tindale in Sydney
Absent 10   Miriam Silva in Melb.
Wine Raffle $18.00   Phil Harding
 Leave of Absence
Cans & Bottles this week $12.00 John & Julie Campbell & Kym Pedler
Cans & Bottles YTD $1184.40 Miriam Silva all at Rohan Richards
    leadership training  

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.

When asked to share her "beauty tips", Audrey Hepburn wrote this piece of prose. It was read at her funeral years later - and is just as relevant to men as to women:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.  
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.  
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.  
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.