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Tuesday 18 March 2014

In this weeks newsletter
  • Whitelion Bailout Party
  • Be Brave and Shave
  • Guest Speaker Houssam Abiad on Entrepreneurship
  • 2014 District Conference at Warrnambool
  • The 2014 Smarts Challenge
  • Hyde Park April Quiz Dance
  • Request for volunteers for Solomon Islands


Tuesday 25 March
Guest Speaker Faye Gough, Youth Parliament
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


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)

Be Brave and Shave

Past District Governor (PDG) Arthur Manser' wife Shirley during 2002 needed treatment, that at the time was not available in South Australia. The treatment that was needed was available in Brisbane. So Shirley and Arthur went to Brisbane for 16 weeks and they stayed in the South Bank Leukemia Village. Having been through some tough times Shirley is now well again.

PDG Arthur and Shirley are now volunteers for the Leukemia Foundation in South Australia

Even though Arthur does not have a lot of hair he has decided to "Be Brave and Shave" and is looking for your support in sponsoring him to raise money for the Leukemia Foundations.

The Leukemia Foundation is also looking for other volunteers to help and you may be interested in being part of this.


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)


District Assembly

There's still time to register.  Standard registration rate is extended until 31st of January only. Registration received after 2 March will not be recorded in Conference Directory. Click here to register. Check out the video here. This year's theme is "Whale of a Time at Warnambool" and features a whale called Seymour.  This memorable, enlightening, informative and entertaining chance for Rotarians, partners and friends to "Engage Rotary - Change Lives.  Following its major redevelopments in 2012, the Lighthouse Theatre retains much of the beauty of the origianl Victorian town hall whilst combining it with the latest theatre technology. 

WHERE: The Lighthouse Theatre, 185 Timor St., Warrnambool (map)
WHEN: 20 - 23 March 2014


20-23 March 2014
25 March 2014
01 May 2014
02 May 2014
04 May 2014
08 May 2014
15 May 2014
16 May 2014
22 May 2014
27 May 2014
01-04 June 2014
27 June 2014
District 9520 Conference, Warnambool, VIC
Guest Speaker Faye Gough, Youth Parliament
Putting Down Roots, 
White Lion ‘Bail Out’ event
District Training Assembly
Guest Speaker & Member Melissa, Peace Scholarships
Meeting moved to 16th May
Dinner at Stoneyfell Wineries
Australian Red Cross Youth Programmes
Working Groups
International Convention, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Kent Town Change Over Dinner


Rotary Club of Hallett Cove - The 2014 Smarts Challenge

Don't miss your change to have fun, impress and win.  This is not your typical quiz night. All funds raised will be used by ROMAC providing urgent medical care for children in developing countries. Great silent auction items and great prizes..

WHEN Saturday 29th March 2014
TIME: 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
WHERE  Flagstaff Hill Golf Club Memford Way Flagstaff Hill (map)
COST  $13.00 per person
RSVP: Dennis 0419 261 044 or Shirley 0403 296 210 or email Terry (

Can't make it?  Well, the Rotary Club of Hallett Cove is collecting unwanted foreign banknotes, and coins to aid ROMAC.  This Rotary year so far they have already raised $231.36 in it's ongoing appeal. Your kind donations can be sent to PO Box 240, PARK HOLME SA 5043 or given to a club member.

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.


"If Plan 'A' didn't work, don't worry the alphabet has 25 more letters"
- Anonymous

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

35th Meeting for 2013/14

Tuesday 18 March

President Tegan Webb

The Royal Hotel, Kent Town


Working Groups


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