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.
Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.t
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This year’s District Conference was held from March 23 to March 26 in Geelong at the Pier Conference Centre. This annual gathering of Rotarians from all over our vast District provides an opportunity to renew acquaintances as well as enjoy an excellent program of guest speakers; both thought provoking, inspiring, and entertaining.
Seven members of our Club attended and enjoyed some great fellowship at several functions they arranged in addition to the formal program.
At our meeting on April 4, President-elect Tony inducted Ros De Garis as a member of our Club.
Ros is well known to long term members, as for many years she and husband Andrew were stalwarts of the Rotaract Club of Largs Bay. Ros joined Rotary in Canberra when business interests took her there, and upon her return to Adelaide she expressed an interest in joining our Club.
Her nomination, proposed by Jean Mailey, was unanimously accepted by members. Ros will be an invaluable member, with her wealth of Rotary knowledge and her keen interest in serving the community. A hearty welcome Ros!
At our meeting on January 12, the Club farewelled two members who between them have given 63 years service. To acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the Club, both were awarded Honorary Membership. Eric Ciracovitch, pictured left with President Juliann, was the last charter member to retire after 40 years service. Ezio Marcel , pictured right with President Juliann, was a member for 23 years.
The guest speaker at our meeting on December 1 was an outstanding young man, Arman Abrahimzadeh. Arman was recently named as Young South Australian of the Year, and is a nominee for Young Australian of the Year.
He talked of the tragedy which struck his family, when his father murdered his mother, after she and her children had suffered years of domestic violence at his hands.
Arman was determined to assist other people who are/were victims of domestic violence, and to this end he co-founded The Zahra Foundation, named in honour of his mother. We wish him well in his endeavours.