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

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.


Opposition Leader our Guest Speaker

The State Opposition Leader, the Hon. Peter Malinauskas, was the Guest Speaker at our meeting on July 9.


Pres. Ken with Peter Malinauskas and Chairman Neil

Peter spoke on the instability of the global political situation and provided his theory on why this has occurred.

He also spoke of the stability of our multi-cultural society and the opportunities for advancement as reasons for his grandparents of Hungarian and Lithuanian origins deciding to migrate to Australia.

Guests at the meeting were Nimrita Ram, our nominee for the 2020 National Youth Science Forum, and her parents. Nimrita  spoke most eloquently of her ambitions, demonstrating a maturity beyond her years. Members will watch her progress with interest.  What is National Youth Science Forum? Click here for more information.

Nimrita with Youth Director Ros

Nimrita with Youth Director Ros


Changing of the guard

At the Club meeting on June 25 our President for Rotary Year 2019 – 2020 was inducted. President Barry inducted Ken Parcell as our next President, and he in turn announced his Board of Directors.


Outgoing President Barry inducting President Ken

As is tradition, the outgoing President awarded Paul Harris Recognitions to Club members whom the PHF selection panel considered had performed meritoriously during the year. In announcing this year’s recipients President Barry and PP Brian White acknowledged the outstanding efforts of Jean Mailey and Neil Butler, both of whom received a PHF Sapphire pin.

PP Brian presenting award to Jean Mailey

PP Brian presenting award to Jean Mailey

PP Nril receiving award from PP Brian and President Barry

PP Neil receiving award from PP Brian and President Barry

Club inducts a new member


Jean Mailey (left) with Miriam and President Barry

At our meeting on June 18 President Barry inducted a new member, Miriam Altree.

Miriam is a former member of Rotaract, a Club sponsored by Rotary Clubs for young people, and joins three other members whose first involvement with Rotary began in that club. It was one of those three, Jean Mailey, who proposed Miriam for membership.

Interested in Rotaract? Click here for more information.

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Each year on 1st July, with the change of the Rotary International President, the Rotary International Theme changes. The current theme is displayed here. Further information on the past Presidents and Themes click here.

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