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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Another example of Rotary at work


Russell with Chair Ros

The Guest Speaker at our meeting  on September 24 was Russell Green, the Secretary of our District’s Disaster Aid Committee.  Disaster Aid is an international partnership of Rotary Clubs which responds to disasters by providing humanitarian aid.

Russell  spoke on a major component of the aid they provide to people in disaster struck regions – the provision of safe drinking water.  Disaster Aid supplies an easy to use water filtration unit which can provide up to 5,000 litres of water a day.

It is pleasing to hear of yet another example of the wonderful work that Rotary does  both at home and abroad.

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Club supports Rotary Project


President Ken presenting cheque to David

As with many organisations Rotary likes to use acronyms, which can be confusing to many. Our meeting on September 10 was a case in point,  Our Guest Speaker was David Cockshell the Chairman of DIK, a subsidiary of RAWCS. For those requiring a translation “DIK”  stands for  Donations in Kind, and “RAWCS” – Rotary Australia World Community Service.

DIK recycles items no longer required by current owners and dispatches them to organisations which are in desperate need of them. While some shipments are made to other regions of Australia, the majority are sent overseas.

David spoke mainly on the largest project he has undertaken, the relocation of over 4,000 medical items from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. These ranged from hospital beds to operating theatre equipment to wheel chairs etc. Twenty eight projects were selected to receive  requested items, and containers have been shipped to Africa, Asia, SW Pacific, Middle East and Australasia.

At the conclusion of his address President Ken presented David with a cheque to help pay for freight costs.

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Historic meeting of two Clubs

Presidents Rosie and Ken

At our meeting on September 3 we were delighted to welcome President Rosie and members of the Rotary Club of Glenelg.

Why was the meeting historic? As previously reported the two Rotary Districts in South Australia will merge on July 1, 2020. At the present time the two Clubs are in different Districts.

As our Clubs will be in the same Area 7 of the new District, the two Presidents agreed it would be appropriate for the Clubs to establish a relationship prior to the merger. It was obvious from the interaction between members of the two Clubs that the meeting achieved its goal.

It is proposed that our Club will visit Glenelg prior to July 1.

Rotary Governor visits Club

The 2019-2020 Rotary District 9500 Governor, Jane Owens, made her official visit to our Club on August 13. Jane will be the last Governor of our District as it will merge with neighbouring District 9520 on July 1, 2020 to form a new District 9510.



Pres. Ken with DG Jane, Pres. Peter Read and AG Mike Stevens

Members of the Rotary Club of Charles Sturt Grange and our Assistant Governor, Mike Stevens also attended the meeting.

DG Jane related her life’s journey from her early years in Glasgow, Scotland to Whyalla where she joined the Rotary Club in 2008.

She also provided a progress report on the forthcoming merger of our Districts.


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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