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Di Lane
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Wotherspoon
April 24
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Heather McDonald
April 2
Join Date
Margie Steffens OAM
April 4, 2019
2 years
Di Lane
April 5, 2001
20 years
Rob McLennan
April 13, 1995
26 years
Richard Jarrett
April 15, 2010
11 years
Andy Van Der Merwe
April 18, 2019
2 years
Christine De Goede
April 18, 2019
2 years
Upcoming Events
Bread run
May 02, 2021 5:00 PM
Coffee conversation, 930am
White Picket Fence
May 06, 2021 9:30 AM
Bread run
May 09, 2021 5:00 PM
The Sage Hotel
May 13, 2021 7:15 AM
Bread run
May 16, 2021 5:00 PM
Coffee conversation, 930am
May 20, 2021 9:30 AM
Bread run
May 23, 2021 5:00 PM
Board meeting
May 27, 2021
The Sage Hotel
May 27, 2021 7:15 AM
Bread run
May 30, 2021 5:00 PM
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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 Tuesday night, six club members met for the Community Service meeting at the Astor Hotel for a very positive constructive evening and it was great to have Margie and Paul's input for the first time. Unfortunately, we had a number of apologies. Katey and Kirsti asked if I could organize a monthly Coffee Conversation on a Saturday morning as not everyone can attend our Thursday mornings in Dulwich. The first one is planned for Sat. 5th. June at Bici, 259 Hutt St. directly across from the Hutt St. Centre and hopefully in a private room, depending on the numbers. Just like Thursday's this will be a very informal social occasion.
That same evening Richard and Di Jarrett represented our club at the RYLA Celebration Dinner at the Glenelg Golf Club which was apparently a great success with lots of positive responses from the participants including the young man which we sponsored, Sam Alberton.
I rang Marg Harding on Friday for an update on Dr Phil. After six weeks in the Calvary Hospital, Phil has been transferred to the Estia Nursing Home on the Parade for three weeks of physio and rehabilitation. Because Phil can only receive a limited number of visitors, Margie has asked that if you wish to visit Phil that you email me so that I can pass on your details to Marg who will contact you.
I spoke to Raagini during the week who informed me that she is currently not working to allow her to concentrate on finishing her studies by mid to late May and on behalf of everyone I wished her good luck.
At the first District 9510 Rotary Conference, Katey Halliday was mentioned very positively and it prompted me to remind you that our Katey is a member of Rotary International group, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Katey informed me that she has met some incredible people through this group including the incoming RI Vice President, Valerie Wafer who chairs this task force.
Last Friday evening, 21 of us enjoyed an excellent night at the Wholly Belly Pizza Cafe which included two Rotaractors and former member, Rob Brook. Everyone commented on its success.
Most of you will remember that the Eastwood Club meet for breakfast at the Royal Coach and are apparently looking to move and are considering the Sage.
The late Di Casey (Nicholas) was a wonderful member of our club for many years, who passed away last year. Her youngest son Tom has organized a memorial service for Di this coming Wednesday 5th. May at 10.30 am at Fulham Funerals, Underdale Chapel, 137-139 Holbrooks Rd. Underdale. Sadly, I will be an apology.
The Rotaract Club approached me about organizing a second Come And Try Rowing morning which will be on Sunday 16th. May at 9.30 am. on the Torrens River at the Riverside Rowing Club.  If this appeals to you, please let me know.
This coming Thursday 6th. May is a Coffee Conversation in Dulwich from 9.30 am.
Best wishes,
RCAL Changeover dinner
Rotary Club of Adelaide Light
Changeover Dinner - 2021 / 22
Sage Hotel
Thursday 1st July 2021
6 for 6.30pm
$45 for 2 course meal - buy desired drinks
(Smart casual)
Bring partners and friends
Book now via 'Try Booking'
Upcoming events
6 May 2021: Coffee Conversation - 9.30am
13 May 2021: Breakfast meeting - Sage Hotel - 7.15am
20 May 2021: Coffee Conversation - 9.30am
25 May 2021: Bunnings - Mile End BBQ
27 May 2021: Breakfast meeting - Sage Hotel - 7.15am
1 July 2021: RCAL Changeover dinner - Sage Hotel - 6.30 for 7pm
Duty Roster

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

Responsibility 6 May 2021
13 May 2021 - 7.15 am
The Sage Hotel
20 May 2021
Chairperson Liz Tilley 
AttendanceCoffee ConversationDi LaneCoffee Conversation
Attendance Andy van der Merwe 
Furniture/Hosting9.30amKatey Halliday9.30am
Bottles/ cansFred FieldDi LaneDean Sullivan

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 1702
 8 April 2021
Membership26Visiting Rotarians/ RotaractorsApologies
+ Honorary5 
John Campbell, Katey Halliday,
Liz Tilley, Angus Tuck
Club Guests
Leave of Absence
Club visits etc   
Other activities
 Leave of Absence
Cans & Bottles this week  
John Karran
Cans & Bottles YTD$700.00

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
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six-year-olds.
After explaining the commandment to 'honour' thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'
From the back, one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, 'Thou shall not kill'.