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Tuesday 25 March 2014

In this weeks newsletter
  • Asylum Speakers Awareness Program
  • Whitelion Bailout Party
  • Bio Sand Filters Project in Cambodia Update
  • Guest Speaker Houssam Abiad on Entrepreneurship
  • Thank you from the Conference Organising Committee
  • New Nominated District Governor 2016-2017
  • Hyde Park April Quiz Dance
  • Request for volunteers for Solomon Islands


Tuesday 1 April
Guest Speaker Michael Schultz
"Putting Down Roots"
Wednesday 02 April
Whitelion Bailout Event
Friday 04 April
District Training Assembly
Tuesday 08 April
Guest Speaker Melisssa Toupin-Laforge
"Rotary Peace Fellow"
Tuesdays 6:30pm for 6:45pm
The Royal Hotel
2 North Terrace Kent Town
Tegan Webb
Jonno McIntyre
Honorary Member
Steven Marshall MP for Norwood
Apologies and guests contact our Secretary by email or mobile 0410 485 323


Asylum Speakers Awareness Program

The Asylum Speakers Program (ASAP) continues to cultivate human connections throughout its active involvement with Rotary Clubs and other community groups in Adelaide. The Rotary Club of Morialta welcomed Asylum Speakers Kaylene, Greg and Nelson on March 5. This provided an opportunity for fellow Rotarians to discuss the challenges that face people seeking asylum in Australia

As part of the "Harmony Day" celebrations, the ASAP team was invited to present at the Migration Museum. the fifty participants that took part in the ASAP workshop embarked in an imaginary journey that depicted the challenges that an Australian could potentially face, if their homeland was plagued with conflict and destruction. Through the use of story telling, Asylum Speakers Melissa and Nelson attempted to shed some light on some of the dire circumstances that could push people to flee their home countries to seek protection somewhere. 

In an attempt to reach out to community groups and to build partnerships with like-minded networks, Asylum Speakers Melissa and Nelson also presented at Change The Conversation. This is a forum that brings together people in the humanitarian sector to explore practical ways to support asylum seekers living in the community. 

If you would like to host an Asylum Speaker, please contact us via email (

Presentation Dates

Date Time Location Address Contact/Bookings
March 23
2:30pm and 3:30pm: Migration Museum 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide
Nelson Sanz at
April 08
6:45 for 7.00am R.C. Magill Sunrise Hectorville Sporting Club, Fisher St. Magill (map) Ian Carman.
0401 876 100
April 16
5.45 for 6.00pm R.C. Prospect The Old Adelaide Inn, 160 O'Connell St. North Adelaide (map) Martin Cini.
0407 602 300
April 29
6.30 for 7.00pm R.C. Strathalbyn Victoria Hotel, Albyn Tce. Strathalbyn (map) Craig Maidment.
0421 087 921
May 05
6.30 for 7.00pm R.C. of Tailem Bend Riverside Hotel, Princes Hwy. Tailem Bend (map) Sara Fensak.
0428 874 717

Whitelion Bailout Party

All proceeds raised on the night will go to Whitelion who help at risk young people in the Australian community to change their lives by providing them with education and practical support.

WHEN: Friday 11th April 2014
TIME: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
WHERE: Payneham Uniting Church Hall (crn Payneham & Portrush Rds - (map)
COST: $25 (incl. 3 course dinner) BYO Drinks
RSVP: Friday 4th April (with payment) Contact our club Secretary (email)

Bio Sand Filters Project in Cambodia Update

We selected the target village of Ang Krong, Sam Roung Commune, Kravanh District Pursat province, Cambodia

They are 24 families (72 beneficiaries) to get 24 Bio-Sand Filters

Our next plan is to construct the Bio Sand Filters and install some of them

Meng Samoeun
Club President 2013-2014
The Rotary Club of Pursat, Cambodia


Houssam Abiad on Entrepreneurship

THoussam Abiad is an outstandingly successful Adelaide-based entrepreneur. With a double-degree in Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences anda  masters in Business & International Business, he founded the highly successful buisnesses Digimob, Felici Restaurant and MuscleGroup. He is a past winner of the Pride of Austraia Meal, the Governor's Multicultural Award, and twice a winner of the Austtralian Leadership Award. Future Summitt,. In 2010 he ws elected to the Adelaide CDity Council. Is there anything he can't do? Come along and find out.

Don't miss a great night of Rotaryfun and felllowship witha  first class speaker. All partners and guests are encouraged to attend.

This is a official weekly meeting of the following clubs:

Magill Sunrise
Kent Town
St Peters

WHEN: Wednesday 16 April
TIME: 6:30 for 7:00pm start

WHERE: Stonyfell Function Centre, 62 Stonyfell Road, STONYFELL (map)
COST:  $35 per head. (2 course meal) - drinks extra

Tickets must be paid for in advance
Contact us to make your booking (email)


Thank you from the Conference Organising Committee

On behalf of Seymour and all the members of the Conference Organizing Committee we wish to sincerely thank the Rotarians and friends who attended our District Conference in Warrnambool.

Your attendance and involvement made a huge contribution to the success of the Conference purpose of inspiring and re-energizing our commitment to even greater achievements for the service to others.

Our Committee would like some feedback in a survey form to assist others in planning future conferences. Please take a moment to complete the online survey by clicking on the link Conference Survey.

Seymour met his true love at Conference and they are now happily frolicking the Southern Ocean.

Thanking you
Rotarian Kevin Prosser
Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee

New Nominated District Governor 2016/2017

The nominating Committee for District Governor 2016-2017 has met and a majority decision has seen President Sam Camporeale of the Rotary Club of Mitcham nominated to the position

Sam qualifies for the role in that he has previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Glen Osmond and is deemed to be a member in good standing with his club.

Objections to this appointment should be directed to and received by myself no later than 4 April 2014  The being no voiced objections to Sam's nomination will be confirmed in the position 14 days from the date of this notice.


Tue. 01 April 2014

Wed. 02 April 2014
Fri. 04 April 2014
Tue. 08 April 2014

Tue. 15 April 2014
Wed. 16 April 2014

Tue. 22 April 2014

Tue. 29 April 2014
Tue. 06 May 2014

Tue. 13 May 2014

Tue. 20 May 2014
Tue. 27 May 2014
01-04 June 2014
Tue. 10 June 2014
Tue. 17 June 2014
Tue. 24 June 2014
27 June 2014
Guest Speaker. Michael Schultz. "Putting Down Roots, Chair, Nelson S.C. Followed by Board Meeting at 8.20
White Lion ‘Bail Out’ event
District Training Assembly
Guest Speaker & Member Melissa Toupin-Laforge "Rotary Peace Fellow" Chair Heather. 
Followed by Board Meeting at 8.20 
Meeting moved to 16th May
Guest Speaker Houssam Abiad on Entrepreneurship. Cost $35pp (2 course meal) - Drinks Extra. Book in advance (email) This is the official weekly meeting of Group 7 Clubs including Kent Town
Guest Speaker Julia Goodall, Australian Red Cross Youth Programmes Chair Steve
Working Groups
Guest Speaker Nicole. Chair Melissa. Followed by Board Meeting at 8.20
Guest Speaker Emma Heidenreich. "My times in Nepal" Chair, Kaitlin
International Convention, Sydney, NSW, Australia
TBA, Working Groups
TBA, Followed by Joint Board Meeting
No Meeting on this Night
Kent Town Change Over Dinner


Hyde Park April Quiz Dance

Rotary Club of Hyde Park - Multiple Raffle draws and supper with PAYG bar featuring Chocolate Rush, reliving the dance and foolgood hits of the 60s to 90s.

WHEN Saturday 12th April 2014
TIME: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start
WHERE  Goodwood Community Center, 32 Rosa St. (map)
COST  $30.00 per person
RSVP: Jim 0417 825 815 or Andrew 0418 816 624

Request for volunteers for Solomon Islands

To all Plumbers with a desire to work in an International Humanitarian Team Project.

RAWCS is organizing a team to travel to Munda, Western Province, Solomon Islands to construct a new roof to the outpatients building of the Helena Goldie Hospital.  There will also  be a roof fitted to each of two schools down the lagoon, and a complete water reticulation system for the hospital which will include pipes, tanks, taps and pumps.

The team requires five plumbers to join 20 Rotarian from D9570, NR

Volunteering is he experience of  a lifetime. As usual, volunteers will enjoy the ambiance, the culture, the mate ship, the satisfaction that comes from humanitarian gestures, knowing they are contributing in a project which will not only improve the quality of life but also likely save many if the years ahead.

DATES: The team will leave in the first week of July and spend 14 days away.
COST:  Will be aprox $2,000 per person to cover return air fares. Internal accommodation is provided in Munda. All tools are on site

Be passport ready
For more details contact PDG Terry Daley RAWCS NR PV Coordinator (email) or mobile 0447 3961 631

RSVP Expressions of Interest by April 8th at the latest, and a RAWCS Application Form will be sent for completion.


"Life's more persistent and urgent questions is what are you doing for others"
- Martin Luther King

2013-2014 BOARD                                 OUR LAST MEETING

Tegan Webb

Vice President
Kaylene Kranz

Immediate Past President
Steve Hayter

President Elect & Club Engagement Director
Sarah Stewart

Jonno McIntyre

Augustine Bhaskarraj

Community Director
Chris Harris

International Service Projects Director
Greg Love

Communications & Visibility Director
Nelson Sousa

36th Meeting for 2013/14

Tuesday 25 March

President Tegan Webb

The Royal Hotel, Kent Town


Working Groups


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