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Welcome to our Club!
Adelaide Light
Service Above Self
First, third Thursdays 7:15am; and fourth Wednesday 6:30pm
Ibis Hotel
122 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, SA  5000
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Last night’s meeting provided an exciting moment when we inducted our second new member this year into the club, Margie Steffens.

In April 2015 Adelaide Light had 38 members and for a variety of reasons our numbers dropped down to 16 which was very concerning. With the addition of Katrina and now Liz and Margie we have climbed up to 19 members, with the expectation that this growth will continue, particularly now that we have relocated back into the city.

It should be noted that the club has 5 honorary members which takes our total membership to 24, a much healthier figure.


Our meeting last night was a great success with five guests, Rotaractor Louise, Kelly from the Governor's Leadership Foundation, Andy and Christine Van Der Merwe and our guest speaker, Megan Bekesi, The Education Co-Ordinator with East Waste who gave an excellent presentation on the subject of "Talking Rubbish".


Over tomorrow Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Bruce, Angus and myself will be attending the Rotary Conference at Hahndorf and look forward to hearing from some excellent guest speakers.


Last Friday, Yvette, Di and myself helped the Norwood Club at Bunnings Mile End barbeque and collected $249.00 for our club.


Monday 15th. April will see our club at Bunnings Mile End and Di has filled the roster.


Julie Campbell is putting a table together to attend the Rotaractor's Quiz Night on Friday 24th. May at Pulteney Grammar, so let her know if you can attend.


Our next meeting is on Thursday 4th. April for breakfast at 7.15am. at the Ibis Hotel and Julie will be in charge of proceedings at I will be in Victoria.



President Rob inducting our newest memeber, Margie Steffens



Margie being welcomed into the club


Kelly from Governor’s Leadership Program, with President Rob and Guest speaker Megan, who talked “rubbish”


Kelly from Governor’s Leadership Program, with President Rob and Guest speaker Megan, who talked “rubbish”

Adelaide City Rotaract Quiz Night
Adelaide City Rotaract Club are holding their annual quiz night at Pulteney Grammar School on May 24 2019.

This year we are focusing on a project to help provide primary school students with essential school equipment. Schools in low socio-econimic areas often have students join their school in the middle of a term and the students arrive with little or no school equipment. Our goal is to provide enough back packs, pencil cases and other essential items such as toothbrushes and socks so that when a new student arrives schools can provide them with a pack on their arrival.

The night will be "Back 2 Skool" themed so wear your best first-day-of-term outfit, bring some money for the canteen and practice your quick-maths!
Upcoming Events

4 April 2019: Ibis Hotel - 7am for 7.15am

11 April 2019: Coffee Conversation - at "Velo" (front & below Victoria Park Grandstand)

15 April 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

18 April 2019: Ibis Hotel - 7am for 7.15am

4 May 2019: District Assembly - Learning & Development - 10am - 5pm

24 May 2019: Rotaract Quiz Night - Pulteney Grammar School - 6.30pm

1-5 June 2019: RI Convention - Hamburg, Germany

15 June 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

26 June 2019: Adelaide City Rotaract Club Changeover - Gilbert St. Hotel - 7pm

15 July 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

20 August 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

16 September 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

15 October 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

4 November 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

7 & 8 December 2019: Christmas tree sales - Bunnings - Kent Town

14 & 15 December 2019: Christmas tree sales - Bunnings - Kent Town

16 December 2019: BBQ Bunnings - Mile End

21 & 22 December 2019: Christmas tree sales - Bunnings - Kent Town


District news

Learning & Development Opportunities in May…

All Rotarians and Rotaractors are very warmly invited to join Club Presidents Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, all Club Directors as well as District Leaders at

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY Adelaide May 4 10am-5pm Registration:

At the District Assembly, there will be Interactive discussion and workshops on:

Ideas for Club Leaders

The Rotary Foundation, OUR Charity

Important Information about Protection of Children & Vulnerable People

Update on Insurance & Risk Assessment

DISTRICT GRANTS SEMINAR (for Club eligibility to apply for a District Grant, one person from the Club must

attend this Seminar)

Learn about, and vote on, the DISTRICT BUDGET!

Choice of 3 of 10 Interactive Breakout Sessions (How to Use RI Learning Center, Rotary Club Central and Club

Runner, Learning from Rotaract and Rotaractors, Leading Change and MORE)

Duty Roster

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

Responsibility 4 April 201911 April 201918 April 2019
ChairpersonAngus TuckCoffee ConversationYvette Reade
AttendancePhil Harding9.30amDi Lane
AttendanceLiz Tilley"Velo"John Karan
Furniture/HostingDi LaneVictoria ParkJulie Campbell
Bottles/ cansDi Lane Dean Sullivan
Rotaract roster8/4 Not required15/4 Dean Sullivan22/4 Not required
Bread Run7/4 TBA14/4 TBA21/4 TBA

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; wine raffle sheet); 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; 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 and empty bags to David Rowe at next meeting.
Rotaract: Meets alternate Mondays at 6pm (for a 630pm start) at the General Havelock Hotel in Hutt Street.
Bread: 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
 27 March 2019
Membership18Visiting Rotarians/ RotoractorsApologies
+ Honorary5
Katie, Kelly, Louise
Katrina Ball, Fred Field, Phil Harding, Di lane, Dean Sullivan
Club Guests
 Megan Bekesi "Talking Rubbish", Margie Steffens Induction, Andries & Christine, Kelly  from Governor's Leadership Foundation
Leave of Absence
Club visits etc   
AbsentDavid Riggall  
Other activities
 Leave of Absence
Cans & Bottles this week$
Bread Run: From the Roster
Don Tindale
Cans & Bottles YTD$449.90

For apologies, please phone Barry Grear 0418 803 334 or Club Secretary John Campbell 0408 847 757 .

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
1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? 

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What colour is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial aeroplane?
You need only 4 correct answers to pass.
Check your answers below   ....
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? -   116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats? -   Ecuador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? -    Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? -   November
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? -   Squirrel fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? -  Dogs
7) What was King George VI's first name? -   Albert
8 ) What colour is a purple finch? -  Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? -  New Zealand
10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial aeroplane? -  Orange   .