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Tuesday 17 June 2014

In this weeks newsletter
  • Rotary International Convention Update
  • Rotary Club of Kent Town Change Over this Friday Night, no meeting tomorrow
  • Hutt Street Centre's Walk a Mile in my Boots
  • June is Rotary Fellowship Month
  • District 9520 Governor and the Rotary Club of Hyde Park Change Over events
  • Friends of Nepal Orphanage School Building Fundraiser


Tuesday 24 June
No meeting. Change Over Dinner on Friday 27 June
Friday 27 June
Changeover Dinner 6:30pm for 7:00pm start at Adelaide Royal Coach, 24 Dequetteville Terrace,
Kent Town
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


2014 Rotary International Convention

With this years Rotary International Convention being held in Sydney, the Kent Town Rotary express sent 7 members across including couple Nelson and Melissa who were special presenters at two break out sessions and manning the Rotary International Peace Scholar stall in the House of Friendship.

Kent Towners utilised the free public transport available to all Rotarians to head out to a fancy dinner at famous Vietnamese chef Luke Nguyen's resteraunt Red Lantern where members enjoyed fine food and fellowship with our Japanese Rotarian friends.

The Convention highlighted the amazing achievements of Rotary worldwide and the great work being done to make our world a better place. All members thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

For more including pictures from the event, see our Facebook and Instagram.


Kent Town & St Peters Partnership Roster

Saturday 7 July 9:00am - 12:00pm
Retail Assistance
Rummage Shop, Marden Shop Centre
Ally, Emma + 1 volunteer required

Saturday 26 July 9:00am - 12:00pm
Truck Collections
Start at 44A Henry Street, Stepney
3 volunteers required

Asylum Speakers Awareness Program

Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Kent Town, the Asylum Speakers Awareness Program (ASAP) aims to: 

> INFORM community members about the journey of asylum seekers and their living situation in Australia.
> EMPOWER people to think critically about one of the most pressing social issues in Australia, by providing them with alternative sources of information.
> ENGAGE community members in existing support networks that are improving the lives of people seeking asylum. 
> CONNECT community stakeholders with asylum seekers to foster positive, hope filled and compassionate environments where people are able to build meaningful relationships.

We begin our journey of understanding when we are willing to see the world through different eyes. Our trained Asylum Speakers are ready to take you on a journey, depicting the challenges and facts of people seeking asylum in Australia.

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


Tue. 24 June 2014
Fri. 27 June 2014
Fri. 4 July 2014
Sun. 6 July 2014
Fri. 25 July 2014
No Meeting on tomorrow night
Kent Town Change Over Dinner
Rotary Club of Hyde Park Change Over Dinner
District 9520 Governor Changeover
Friends of Nepal Orphanage School Building Fundraiser


Was it hard for you to get out of bed this morning? Imagine sleeping out in the cold all night – now that’s tough!

Join the Hutt Street Centre bright and early on their annual National Homeless Persons Week event, 'Walk a mile in my boots', and show your support towards members of the South Australian community who are doing it tough.
On Friday 8th August, the walk will be starting at Rundle Park (cnr North and East Terrace) at 7.30am and finishing near Hutt St Centre in the South Parklands with breakfast. The walk is easy, fun, makes a significant difference to people’s lives and you can still get to work or school on time!

This year, Hutt Street Centre would love to see 4,000 people walk in the city and many more walking a mile in their community. If you walked last year, drag a friend out of bed to join you this year!  To register online go to

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

There are many extensive activities of the Rotary Fellowships. You may find that your profession, business or industry area has already established a Fellowship. If not, why not think about starting one yourself! 

Pastimes, hobbies and sports are made just that much more interesting if you can be involved in an international group. Look through the list of the Recreational Fellowships - is there something there for you? Don't forget to check out the extensive list of Fellowships already active in District 9520.
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Rotary Club of Hyde Park Change Over Dinner

President Sandy Matz with President Elect Andrew Sullivan Invite you and your guests to attend the 2014 Rotary Club of Hyde Park Change Over Dinner.

WHEN Friday 4 July 6:30pm for 7pm start
WHERE Naval, Military & Air Force Club, 111 Hutt Street, Adelaide.
COST $49 p.p. for a pre-dinner drink, 2 course meal, chocolates and coffee. Drinks available at the bar.
DRESS  Semi-Formal, entertainment by the Hyde Park Singers
RSVP Wednesday 18 June with payment  to the Treasurer, Theo Kruys

Payment Options: EFT/  Rotary Club of Hyde Park BSB 015-208  Acc No 3488 55886 OR
Cheque / posted to the Treasurer, Rotary Club of Hyde Park, PO Box 461 Unley 5061


District 9520 Governor Changeover

Rotary International District 9520 and District Governor Elect Jerry Casburn
invite all Rotarians to the annual induction of the Governor for the 2014 - 2015 year and to honour the achievements of District Governor Wendy Gaborit and her team for the past Rotary Year.

WHEN Sunday 6 July 12:00pm for 12:30pm start
WHERE Kooyonga Golf Club, 2 May Terrace, Lockleys
COST $58 p.h. includes three course meal and wine on the table
RSVP Sunday 15 June 

For more information, download the invitation below.

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Friends of Nepal Orphanage School Building Fundraiser

Guest Speaker 17 year old Ishwor Ghimire is the eldest boy of the Dalit Women's Upliftment Center Orphanage and is currently studying at Pulteney Grammar School. Hear him speak about his life & what the Orphanage School will mean to the Dalit community.
  • Enjoy three bottles of wine per table of 10, two course meal, tea & coffee, lucky spot and door prizes.
  • Live Auction (Jewelry, Paintings, Hand Made Quilt)
  • Silent Auction (wine, gift baskets, Vouchers)
All proceeds to the Dalit (untouchable) Women Upliftment Centre Orphanage School Building Fund. This humanitarian project is supported by Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS). All donations are tax deductible

WHEN: Friday 25 July
TIME: 7:00pm for 7:30pm dinner until 11:00pm
WHERE: Belair Country Club, Upper Sturt Rd, BLEAIR SA (map)
COST:  $55 (Table of 10 = $500).  Friends of Nepal, Westpac Blackwood BSB: 035082 Account: 143813
RSVP:  By July 14th Marg 0434 378 214 or Denise 0414 358 106


"It's easier to take then to give. It's nobler to give then to take.
The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime."

Joan Marques

2013-2014 BOARD

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


47th Meeting for 2013/14

Tuesday 17 June

President Tegan Webb

The Royal Hotel, Kent Town


Guest Speaker Basheer Backdaddy on refugees and displaced people in Syria

Nelson Sousa, Gus, Emma, Nelson SC, Melissa and Sue

Visiting Rotarians
Trevor Stirling (Adelaide), PDG Roberta Waterman 

Jen, Ally, Joni
Rotary Club of Kent Town
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