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Tuesday 17 December 2013

In this weeks newsletter:
  • 2014 Picnic in the Park
  • Happy Holiday Wishes
  • St Peters Christmas Party
  • Rotary Family Month
  • Guest Speaker
  • RI International Convention Host Organising Committee call for volunteers
  • Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show


Tuesday 7 January
New Year BBQ at Richards Park, Norwood
Tuesday 14 January
General Meeting #26, Royal Hotel Kent Town
Tuesday 21 January
General Meeting #27, Royal Hotel 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


Picnic In the Park

We would like to invite everyone to our annual Picnic in the Park on Tuesday January 7th 2014. It's held at Richard's Park, Norwood (map). Not only will it be a casualy fun day of fellowship but we'll be inducting two new members into our club - Melissa Toupin-Laforge and Joshua Dan Richards.

BYO everything and aim to share. There will be a BBQ already there for us to use.

Happy Holiday Wishes

We love the holiday seasons so we thought we'd make a song and dance about it. Here's the video. From all of us here at RC of Kent Town to all of you, we hope your holiday season is full of the gifts of family, friendship and love.

Joint Christmas Party with the RC of St Peters

Recently the RC of St Peters hehad their annual Christmas Party and RC Kent Town were invited in sharing with them good cheer, food and drinks.  We even had a visit from Santa, one of his elf's and a Christmas Tree bearing gifts for everyone.

Some money was raised toward Shelter Box.

A Paul Harris Fellowship Saphire Pin Award was honored to Phil Smith and a presentation to Honorary Member Fred Stewart for this contribution to Rotary made ove the years. Our congratulations to the RC of St Peters and especially to Phil and Fred.  It was a great night.

Rotary Family Month

December is Family Month on the Rotary calendar and what better time of year to celebrate that sense of family. As leaders within Rotary, it is important that we reach out to our famillies and friends and say "thank you", and to let them know just how important they are, not just to our Rotary work, but as cherished Rotary family members. What you look at it this way, it's not just about looking outside that will allow us to archieve the work of Rotary, It's also about looking inside to our families and sharing the fun of Rotary.

Listen to Dr Jonathan Welch, Rotary Ambassador ROT-031213.wav


27 December 2013
23 February 2014
1 March 2014
2 March 2014
20-23 March 2014
5-6 March 2014
2 May 2014
4 May 2014
01-04 June 2014
27th Port Adelaide Art Show
R. C. of Campbelltown Rotary Day
R. C. of Elizabeth Shelterbox CELEBRATE INDIA
District Team Training, Adelaide
District 9520 Conference, Warnambool, VIC
President-Elects Training Weekend
White Lion ‘Bail Out’ event
District Training Assembly
International Convention, Sydney, NSW, Australia



Sue Brady

Sue Brady who is an octogenarian volunteer with RC of St Peters shared her family story from arriving into Australia from Hungary during the Second World War to her recent stories involving family and friends of Rotary. 


RI International Convention Host Organising Committee Volunteers

The plans are well under way for us to present to the world the best Rotary International Convention ever - Sydney 2014

This may be the only chance that many Rotarians will have to experience this great event.  Some say that "one only really knows Rotary after participating in such a convention."  PDG Barry Philips (District 9685) and I are the Coordinators of the Host Organising Committee Volunteers and are keen to have all members of your club involved. Some will be attending the full convention. For others, understandably, this may not be possible due to family business or financial constraints. However, all have the chance to be involved a Volunteer whether they are Convention Registrants or not.

We have jobs, venues and time slots which should suit the majority of people. To learn more about Volunteering at this year's convention visit

Don't forget to use the various "drop downs" and complete the vest sizes.

Thank you,
PDG Marily Mercer
Joint Volunteering Coordinator RI Convention

The The Rotary Club of Port Adelaide would like to invite you and your partners to their 27th Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show from the 28th December through to 2nd of January 2014. With more than 1000 visitors, it's one of the biggest art shows in metropolitan Adelaide.

Categories in this year's Art Show included the open section, port and maritime, artists with a disability, photographic art and several youth categoresi.

This year, there will be $9,300 in prizes on offer witht he top prize being $3,5000 for first prize in the open category.

Art Show Catalogues will be available on the night for a small investment of $5.  You can also get more information from

President Peter & The Rotary Club of Norwood invites you to come and meet with our sponsored Peace Scholar Juliet (Kenny) Razman and Rez while they are back in Adelaide for a short time before returning to Uppsala Sweden to complete the final semester of Juliet's Rotary Foundation Peace Scholarship at the University of Uppsala.
WHEN      Wednesday 18 December 6pm
WHERE   Richards Park, Norwood on south east corner of Magill Road and Osmond Tce
COST       $10 per person for BBQ dinner with salads ( inc. Gluten Free Sausages) & drinks. 
RSVP       Friday 13 December to Glenda Hedley by email or 0409 698 124

Please bring your own chairs, cutlery and glasses. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear first hand about Juliet's experience as a recipient of The Rotary Foundation Peace Scholar Program.

Monday 10 February 2014
Breakfast 7:00am – 8:45am
 Nina & Frances
Lunch 11:15am – 1:00pm 2 volunteers required

Tuesday 11 February 2014
Breakfast 7:00am – 8:45am
 2 volunteers required
Lunch 11:15am – 1:00pm 2 volunteers required


The Rotary Club of Elizabeth invites you and your friends to attend a fundraising dinner for Shelter Box Australia and End Polio Now.
WHEN Saturday 1 March 2014
TIME 6:30pm for 7:00pm until late
WHERE Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
COST $30.00 per person

Tickets are available online using PayPal via the Elizabeth Rotary Club website or call
Viv Valladares on 0419 213 224 or Pandiyan Thevar on 0415 850 821

During the evening you will enjoy a demonstration of classical and modern Indian dances; enjoy a beautiful Indian buffet dinner catered by the renowned Charminar Indian Restaurant, see and learn all about Shelter Box, get the latest update on the End Polio Now project as well as being entertained by a variety of Indian dances.


"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line of greatness, great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation and great joy"

- Jim Rohn

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
24th Meeting for 2013/14

Tuesday 17 December

President Tegan Webb

The Royal Hotel, Kent Town

Speaker Sue Brady 
Phil Luke, Kara Growden, Heather McAllister, Jesse Gale, Steve Hayter & Sarah

Melissa Toupin-Laforge & Sue Brady,

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