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Tuesday 10 June 2014

In this weeks newsletter
  • Kent Towners have a ball at the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney
  • Rotary Club of Kent Town Change Over
  • Donation in Kind Chairman thanks Kent Town for ongoing support
  • June is Rotary Fellowship Month
  • Change Over Events include District 9520 Governor, Adelaide City Rotaract Change Over and the Rotary Club of Hyde Park


Tuesday 17 June
Basheer on his work with the refugee and displaced people in Syria
Tuesday 24 June
No meeting. Change Over Dinner on Friday 27 June
Friday 27 June
Changeover Dinner RSVP by this Sunday 22 June
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


Please join us tomorrow night as we hear from our Guest Speaker Basheer about his work with the refugee and displaced people in Syria with an emphasis on the importance of shelter and the impact the Shelterbox deployment to Syria is having. 

Basheer has attended a number  of our meetings at Kent Town and was an attendee at the Rotary International Convention in Sydney where he contributed to the Rotaract programme along with many other Rotorators from around the world. 

Basheer is an honorary member of the Flinders University Rotaract Club and a volunteer worker with the Salvation Army in the Unley district.


2014 Rotary International Convention

Members of Kent Town Sarah, Steve, Greg, Kaylene, Kaitlin, Nelson Sanz Candena and Melissa were excited to attend the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney. Check out our Facebook page for all their photos, videos and post updates and we look forward to hearing more about their experiences soon...

Above: Kent Towners Greg, Kay, Steve & Sarah took full advantage of the having their photo taken on the front cover of Rotary Down Under magazine at their booth in the house of friendship.


2014 Rotary Club of Kent Town Change Over Dinner

President Tegan Webb with President Elect Sarah Stewart cordially invite you and your guests to attend the 2014 Rotary Club of Kent Town 11th Changeover Dinner.

WHEN: Friday 27 June 2014
TIME: 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
WHERE: Adelaide Royal Coach, 24 Dequettevile Tce, KENT TOWN 5071 (map)
COST: $35.00 includes Carvery Dinner. Cash bar
RSVP: Sunday 22 June (with payment) to Greg Love email

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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. 17 June 2014
Wed. 18 June 2014
Mon. 23 June 2014
Tue. 24 June 2014

Fri. 27 June 2014
Fri. 4 July 2014
Sun. 6 July 2014
Fri. 25 July 2014
TBA followed by Joint Board Meeting
Amnesty International Movie Night
Adelaide City Rotract Club Change Over
No Meeting on this 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


DIK Chairman thanks Rotary Club of Kent Town for ongoing support

On behalf of the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Donations In Kind Committee I would like to express our appreciation to the Rotary Club of Kent Town for the generous support, financially, in working bee time and effort in collecting donations in recent years. Your support is vital to the continuing function of the Donations In Kind programme in getting surplus goods to needy communities, world-wide. The support you have shown invigorates the hard working DIK committee in one of the most dynamic and challenging programmes within Districts 9500 and 9520.
The Donations In Kind programme in the RAWCS Central Region provides thousands of needy people around the world with goods vital for health, literacy and wellbeing. I am sure that if they knew the donors and supporters of the DIK programme here in South Australia they would like me to pass on their thanks to you as well.

Please pass on my thanks for past support and hope that your club can continue to support the Donations in Kind programme in the future.

Dave Cockshell
Rotary - Donations in Kind, Chairman, Central Region 

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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Adelaide City Rotaract Club Change Over Dinner

The Adelaide City Rotract Club invites you to their changeover event for their final meeting for the Rotary year, where they will be celebrating their achievements so far, and welcoming an incoming Board into their new roles. This is one of the most important meetings in the Club's Rotaract calendar and one you wouldn't want to miss! 

WHEN Monday 23 June 6pm for 6:30pm start
WHERE The General Havelock, 162 Hutt Street, Adelaide
COST $25 per person includes selection of cocktail food
RSVP Wednesday 18 June by purchasing your ticket
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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


"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future,
it is something you design for the present."

Jim Rohn

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


46th Meeting for 2013/14

Tuesday 10 June

President Tegan Webb

The Royal Hotel, Kent Town


New Member Dr. Susan Bardy's Induction & Internal Working Groups

Nelson S, Jesse, Kara, Heather and Emma

Member Anniversary
Nelson Sans Candena (04/06/2013)
Rotary Club of Kent Town
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