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
Articles of Interest
This year, our annual Bright Hours Lunch was held as a Christmas in July event. Organised in conjunction with the West Lakes Uniting Church, our club provided lunch for two hundred and twenty senior members of our community. In addition to the appearance of Father Christmas, those present were entertained by a magician ” Mick the Trick” and the West Lakes Shore School Choir.
In her acceptance speech Juliann outlined her aims and objectives for the year ahead and also alluded to some of the challenges facing the Club.
During the meeting one of our members and outgoing Assistant Governor, Dr Ken Parcell experienced a rapid rise in the Paul Harris Fellow Awards. He has barely been awarded a Sapphire Pin to his existing pin when it was announced that he was also the recipient of a second Sapphire. Well done Ken.
The guest speaker at our meeting on May 5 was television personality Graeme Goodings, who until recently was the news presenter at Channel 7 in Adelaide.
Graeme recounted his life experiences, culminating in the formation of his own media company.
For many years Graeme has acted as the MC for our annual Carols by the Lake, and it was for this and his support for the local community in general that the club awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship at the meeting. Named after the founder of Rotary International, the award is the highest honour that a club can confer on an individual.
At our Christmas meeting on December 16 we farewelled Gerard (Gerry) Ancone as an active member of the club. Gerry, who announced his retirement a week earler, joined the club as a charter member in 1976, and served as President in 1992-1993. He was also awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship.