Welcome to The Rotary Club of West Lakes

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

Christmas Fun for Kids – 2021

“The Rotary Club of West Lakes is again proud to be able to run a Christmas function for the local community. Christmas Fun for Kids is only possible due to the ongoing support from the City of Charles Sturt and our event sponsors (refer to flyer).

Over the coming week you will see banners and electronic signs advertising this event. Flyers have been distributed throughout the community over the past two weeks.

This will be a Covid-19 Safe event, with a maximum attendance of 1,000 persons.

The family entertainment program will commence at 5pm and conclude before sunset. At present the program includes: • Welcome by the Mayor of the City of Charles Sturt • Hopak Ukrainian Dance School • West Lakes Shore School - Choir • Adelaide Youth Theatre musical medley • Santa visit • Emma & her Dinosaur • Rotary Farewell

The Rotary Club will be selling hot sausages, ice-creams and soft drinks.

So come along and enjoy, what is possibly the only public Christmas event in the Western Suburbs!”
XMAS 2021

Christmas Fun for Kids

Understanding Dementia

27 July 2021,

Tonight RCWL ran their second Zoom meeting under the current Level 5 restrictions in South Australia. Fifteen members attended which is a little lower than normal. After the normal business session, our scheduled speaker, member Barbara gave a presentation on Dementia. This was well received by the club and as can be expected, generated a level of interest and a number of questions.

The Zoom meetings give us the opportunity to continue our service to the community, and importantly to get together and share stories. Next week we are hoping to get back to “normal” meetings at the Bartley Tavern.

Copy of the Presentation notes attached.2021-07-27_Understanding Dementia_Barbara

National Railway Museum Annual Family Fun Fair

The Rotary Club of West Lakes is providing catering in the Cafeteria Car at the National Railway Museum for the Family Fun Fair this weekend. Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July.



RCWL guest speaker – Roger Drake

Tonight we were proud to host Roger Drake – founder and Chairman of Drakes Supermarkets.

Roger provided insight into his upbringing, and how he moved into the service industry. From a childhood dream of becoming a doctor, earning money working in the local supermarkets of the time changed his focus.

A confessed workaholic, he has managed his “away time” through golf and sailing. He is proud of what the independents do to challenge the competition, and is fiercely loyal to his staff. He spoke passionately about recognising staff who reached service celebrations of 10, 20, 30 & 40 yrs!

Members were able to ask Roger a number of questions ranging from Drakes’ role in sustainability, their vision for the future and Drakes’ support for SA products. A past Rotarian, Roger also spoke about his company’s support of local non-profit organisations.

Roger Drake

Neil Butler, program organiser with Roger and Andrew.

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Meeting Venue: Bartley Hotel, Bartley Terrace West Lakes Shore, Sth Aust
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