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The President and members of The Rotary Club of West Lakes invite you to attend a meeting and learn about Rotary in your community.


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Articles of Interest

Most Interesting Guest Speaker

David-Fawcett-with-GarryOur Guest Speaker for the meeting on February 26 was Senator the Honourable David Fawcett, the Assistant Minister for Defence.

Having served in several arms of the services over twenty two years David is well qualified for this role.

David provided an insightful overview of the geo-political situation in our region and the rationale behind the current program for re-equipping the Australian Navy. He concluded with an outline of the timetable for the construction of the various navy vessels at the Osborne Naval Shipyard, a facility he described as having world’s best practice.


Guest Speaker – Glenn Cooper AM

Glenn with Chair Jean

Glenn with Chair Jean

On Tuesday, February 12 we were privileged to have Glenn Cooper AM  as our guest speaker. Glenn is Chairman of Coopers Brewery, one of the State’s iconic companies.

Glenn provided an interesting, at times humorous, account of the family history and their struggle to operate a family owned brewery in the face of fierce opposition and takeover bids by multi-national companies.

That their products now have strong sales interstate as well as locally bears testament to their success.

Club back after Christmas break


Tony Pilkington with President Barry. A new ” Bazz and Pilko” ?

After a break for Christmas/New Year, the Club held its first meeting for 2019 on January 15.

Our guest speaker was media legend and fellow Rotarian Tony Pilkington. Tony rose to prominence in 1976 when he paired with Barry Ion to form the “Bazz and Pilko” team on 5AD radio station.  His  tremendous contribution to the media since then has been recognised by the general community with an award of an OAM and by his peers when he was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tony entertained the meeting with an amusing recounting of his life as a radio announcer. We were delighted that two of the Club’s major sponsors – Dimi Kyriazis from Golden North and Andrew Gunn from ALH- were able to attend.

Carols by the Lake 2018


Crowd at this year’s Carols

This year’s Carols by the Lake was held on Sunday, December 9 at Neighbourhood Reserve, West Lakes.

A collaborative effort of our Club and the West Lakes Uniting Church, this event is in its 42nd year, an achievement of which we are justifiably proud.  A large crowd attended again this year with Santa attracting a record number of children, and the revised program gaining approval from performers and audience alike.

It would not be possible for our Club to produce this annual event without the generous support of many sponsors, including the Charles Sturt Council. The Club wishes to acknowledge these sponsors and offer our most sincere thanks.


Woodville Concert Choir and West Torrens Concert Band


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Visitors Welcome
Meeting Venue: Checkside Tavern,
AAMI Stadium
Turner Drive
West Lakes, SA
Meeting Time: Tuesday
6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
Postal Address: PO Box 7287
West Lakes, 5021
Membership: Currently Open
All visitors very welcome