Rotary Club of Adelaide Light


Meeting No. 1446, 11 December 2014

Tue Dec 09, 2014


Newsletter Editor

Editor Di Lane
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Dec 11, 2014

Club Assembly

Annual General Meeting

Dec 18, 2014

Rosanna Mangiarelli

Current Affairs

Jan 15, 2015

Informal meeting

Club members will share stories of what they have been up to over Christmas.....

Jan 22, 2015

Richard Jarrett

Working the Club website

Jan 29, 2015

Club Committees

Feb 05, 2015

Phil Hoffmann

Our Don and Phil: A Remarkable Story of Friendship and Encouragement

Feb 12, 2015

Katina Jones

Social Enterprise in Nigeria

View entire list...

Club Events

2015 District ConferenceNautilus Theatre
Mar 26, 2015 05:00 PM - Mar 29, 2015 01:00 PM



President Yvette Reade

President Elect Don Tindale

Treasurer Bruce McDonald

Secretary Fred Field

Community Service Rohan Richards

Vocational Services John Wotherspoon

Past President Richard Jarrett

International Service Angus Tuck

Rotary Foundation David Riggall

Membership Geoff Bell

Club Administration Don Tindale

Public Relations Dalice Kennedy

Sergeant Rob McLennan

Rotaract Liaison John Karran

Youth Service John Wotherspoon

Fundraising / Fellowship Dean Sullivan

Public Officer Fred Field

Bulletin Editor Di Lane

Club Webmaster Yvette Reade

Child Protection Officer Fred Field


Welcome to our Club!

Adelaide Light

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM

Naval, Military and Air Force Club

111 Hutt Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000


From the President's Pen

Posted by Yvette Reade on Dec 11, 2014


All members welcome and encouraged to attend our Thursday 11 December Annual General Meeting (to nominate the 2015-16 Board) and Club Assembly (at which you can raise any issues that you wish to discuss). A robust discussion by all members should be very entertaining.

Please bring your friends and colleagues to listen to Rosanna Mangiarelli (Today Tonight Presenter) in the Dining Room on Thursday 18 December (our last meeting for the year).

Then we recess for two weeks on 25 Dec and 1 January and have an offsite brekky at Alphonso's on Hutt Street on 8 January. Please note, anyone rostered on to attend the Rotaract Club meetings should be aware that they now don't resume their meetings until February 2015.

Christmas Party

ImageHosts Pam and Dean Sullivan created a wonderful atmosphere in their back courtyard on Sunday 7 December, and a great BBQ was had by the 23 members and partners who attended.

Before lunch, President Yvette said a few words on Bob's commitment to Rotary and that we would miss his lively wit and acerbic repartee. He will be greatly missed by all members. A minute's silence was held to remember our past member of 25 years. Vale Bob.

ImageBut Bob wouldn't have wanted us to become somber so we sat down to demolish the wonderful meat, veggie burgers and salads galore, while we talked about the Christmas season to come.

It was lovely to see former member Rob Brooke join us for Christmas; while Don & Ellen, Bruce, Di Casey, and Terry & Ange discussed recently born grandchildren or about to be born; Graham & Margaret and David Rowe made plans to pick up bread for the delivery run to the Moore Street Centre later that night; John & Deborah and Chris & Joy mistook Blue Sapphire Gin bottles for the real thing instead of H2O; Angus & Helen and Andrew & Judy mixed with the best of them; and Rosemary and Phil and Yvette chatted about medical matters; and our hosts Pam & Dean moved throughout the guests ensuring everyone was having a great time.

ImageImageThen it was time for the Kris Kringle (with a twist). Everyone was given a wrapped gift and a number. Everyone then opened their present and numbers were called so that the chosen number could swap their gift for something more alluring! High on the priority list was the only bottle of wine originally given to Rob Brooke; however when someone showed intentions to swap, Rob swiftly opened the bottle and poured himself a glass to squash their intentions. However this worked only once - and the next number chosen grabbed the quarter empty bottle, filled their own glass and then later had it taken off them by another red-wine lover. A lot of people liked their original gifts (except for the men who received smelly stuff) so these were quickly exchanged; but the next hot item was a 1000 piece jigsaw eyed off by Incoming President Don Tindale; but just as quickly snatched by Yvette (however when she's going to have time to do it is anyone's guess)!

ImageImageThen most importantly, we celebrated the birthday of hostess Pam Sullivan with overly large cake and overly large candle! Happy birthday for Monday 8 December, Pam.

Our thanks to Dean and Pam for offering their home for this event.



This Thursday is the last week for members to donate $20 to the Cash for Cans (which will be distributed to people in need) and Gifts for Children under 12 years old. Please bring along your gifts unwrapped (with wrapping paper if you can) so that those who are sorting the gift can appropriately distribute them to the correct gender. As Paul is away this Thursday (working), please hand any cash or gifts to President Yvette.

Vale Robert (Bob) Angove AM

Posted by Yvette Reade on Dec 11, 2014


ImageIt is with great sadness that I report the passing of our much respected club member Robert (Bob) Angove AM on Friday 5 December.

Born on 14 July 1940, Bob was 74 years old.

Bob joined our club on 1 March 1989 - just three years after it formed - and has spent his Rotary life undertaking worthwhile Rotary community projects such as the Bread Run to help the Moore Street Centre and Ronald McDonald House.

Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2000, Bob was recognised for his service to Local Government, and to the community particularly through environmental, music, church and service groups.

Bob led our Club as President for 1995-96 and under his leadership he created a vocational directory on each member's skills and credentials; he and Bob Buckerfield encouraged the growing of 800 seedlings for planting at Blyth, the Pilgrim School and the Balaklava Golf Club; and a new project the "Do Care Outing" was instigated where members assisted the Central Mission in collecting and returning aged citizens nominated by the Mission to participate in a day's outing to places such as Mannum.

A Councillor with the Adelaide City Council for many years (and withdrawing from nomination in the November 2007 elections), Bob's direct comments and forward thinking outlook coupled with his love of heritage, stood him in good stead to contribute to the City Council's direction.

Yesterday, wife Helen Angove said "Bob passed away peacefully early this afternoon. He seemed to deteriorate quite quickly near the end and was put onto morphine yesterday which fortunately relieved the ever increasing and spreading pain. Please let all his friends at Rotary know."

Bob's enthusiasm, dedication, sense of humour and support will be sorely missed by all members. Adelaide Light has lost one of its most loved characters, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Helen and family.

D9500 Conference Chairman visits Port Lincoln

Posted by Yvette Reade on Dec 11, 2014


Last week, the Port Lincoln Times reported on Richard Jarrett's visit to Port Lincoln to meet with the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln, the Port Lincoln Council and various other stakeholders who are assisting us with next March's Conference.  Attached is the article - front page no less!

The text is included as it flows on to another page:



ROTARIANS from across the state and Northern Territory will meet in Port Lincoln next year for Rotary District 9500's annual conference.

The three-day conference, in March, will be an economic boost for Port Lincoln with up to 400 Rotarians expected to attend, generating up to $400,000 spending in the local community.

Preparations are well underway, with conference chairman Richard Jarrett visiting Port Lincoln this week to make arrangements with the council, local providers and Rotary Club of Port Lincoln members who will help with conference logistics and run a barbecue in Puckridge Park on the last day.

"Without the generosity of the local community, my committee's job would have been much harder," Mr Jarrett said.

Conference keynote guest speakers will cover a wide range of topics and include Nevin-award winning motivational speaker Keith Abraham, a premier thought leader on passionate performance in business, as well as London bomb survivor and amputee Dr Gill Hicks who was recently chosen as South Australian of the Year for 2015.

Local identities Steve Kemp and Emma Forster will also be among the speakers.

Port Lincoln residents will be invited to hear the keynote speakers for a small cost or attend the full conference at the Nautilus Theatre to listen to all the speakers for $290.

People can register at

Mr Jarrett said outside of the official conference, the visiting Rotarians would also enjoy local food and wine and local tourist attractions.

"During the conference, we've organised trips on the MFV Tacoma, Swim with the Tuna and other expeditions, and we're having a mayoral welcome reception to get things started."

Rotary District 9500 consists of two-thirds of South Australia including Kangaroo Island and half of the Northern Territory and comprises about 1300 Rotarians in 44 clubs.


District Governor Nominations for 2017-2018

Posted by Yvette Reade on Dec 04, 2014


If you would like the opportunity to lead Rotary forward in 2017-18, put your hat in the ring and nominate for the D9500 District Governor role for 2017-2018. Nominations need to be forwarded to the District Governor by 12 February 2015.  
RI bylaws require that each nominee must be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district and must have served a full term as club president, or as charter president from the date of charter to 30 June (6-month minimum), at the time of nomination.   
Members wishing to suggest qualified Rotarians to the Board for nomination should advise the Secretary in writing as soon as possible.


Posted by Di Lane on Nov 04, 2014




Yes it is your chance to donate $20.00 to Cash for Cans again.

For the last few years members have donated $20.00 to the Cash for Cans program. The money is used by Theo at the local Hutt Street IGA to purchase goods for the Moore Street Centre. Theo uses his purchasing power to obtain items at a discount and even adds in extra from his own pocket which in effects double the value of your donation.





Members are asked to donate a toy to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Toys should for boys or girls aged up to twelve years. Please do not wrap the toys. The toys will be donated to the Salvation Army who will deliver them to needy children.


Upcoming Events

Posted by Yvette Reade on Sep 18, 2014


Important dates coming up: 

·         26-29 March: Port Lincoln Conference - all hands needed on deck to help DG John & Julie to provided a smooth-running District Conference. Go online at to register.

District News

Posted by Di Lane on Dec 09, 2014


If you need any of the attachments mentioned below, please email (Some out of date items deleted)

1.         District Conference Update                   

If you are not among the 230 people who have already registered for the 2015 District Conference, then it is time to consider registering. Come and enjoy excellent speakers, meet up with old friends and make new friends while breathing "Fresh Eyre" at the 2015 Rotary Conference in Port Lincoln. The 2015 District Conference will be held in Port Lincoln from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 March 2015..

2.          Group 5 Intercity Dinner  Wed 11 February 2015               

Group 5 Dinner guest speaker is Marion McCall .Marion has not asked for a fee but she would appreciate a donation for the Jubilee 150 Trust, administered by Australian Church Women, which makes small grants to women on their release from prison, to help them re-establish themselves. Prospect Sunrise Club will make sure that a donation is made to that cause. See the flyer for full details.

Printed tickets are available for $45 from  David Ellis at or 0417260002.

3.          Council on Legislation and District Conference Motions

The build up towards the 2016 Council on Legislation is well underway. Clubs must be mindful that Rotary International must receive proposed legislation, including confirmation of the District’s endorsement of any proposals from DG John Campbell by 31 December 2014.

While we have no proposals flowing out of either  the District Conference or the District Planning Assembly, Clubs and Committees are still able to initiate them within the timeframe mentioned above. Proposed legislation needs to be submitted to Rotary International through the online form found at 86x9bOkfU8vwXlh

To assist anyone in our District to prepare legislation, a new “How to Propose Legislation” course has been developed in Rotary’s Learning Centre. The course can be found by going to My Rotary>Learning & Reference>Learning Centre

The time frame to propose motions for the Business Session at the District Port Lincoln conference is similar – all motions must be in the hands of the District Secretary, John Pohl, by 31 December. Email all motions to

4.            An Invitation for Clubs to Fundraise                 

Assistance is urgently needed to staff the Semaphore Carousel during the Summer School Holidays from Saturday 13th December 2014 to Monday 26th January 2015 (inclusive).  The attached instructions explains the program and how Rotarians and Friends of Rotary can register on line using the link below:

 If you need further information please feel free to contact  Anthony Masson, President, Henley Rotary. Ph:    8294 8868  Email: . Details of conditions and salary are in the DG newsletter attachment.. 

Duty Roster

Posted by Di Lane on Dec 09, 2014


For the benefit of members, we will aim to give the Duty Roster a few weeks ahead - see below.


11 December 2014

18 December 2014 

8 January 2015


John Karran

John Wotherspoon

Phil Harding


Di Lane

Paul Richardson

Graham Smith


Terry Rodoni

Katina Jones

Don Tindale


Richard Jarrett

Colin Davies

Angus Tuck


Rohan Richards

Graham Smith

Deborah Wotherspoon


Julie Campbell

Terry Rodoni

John Wotherspoon


Phil Harding

Di Lane

Julie Campbell


Graham Smith


Dean Sullivan

Rotaract roster




HouseInt Uniting Church


Vinda Kong 21/12/14


Bread Roster

Rohan Richards

Terry Rodoni

Carolyn Wigg

Members' Corner

Di Lane

Katina Jones

Dean Sullivan

Birthdays: Nil

Anniversary: Nil

Chairman: meets/ greets speaker for the meeting; introduces and thanks speaker preparation:- find details about  the speaker prior to the meeting.
Attendance: set up reception table (attendance sheet; members list – re -payments; guest welcome sheet; money; wine raffle sheet; ticket books); register member payments/ apologies/ guests.
Hosting: set up name badges display; welcome all at the door; ensure speaker and guests are introduced to appropriate persons.
Furniture: flags; banner display; raffle balls; collection boxes; Rotary theme banner; S-A gong and hammer; lectern position before and returned after the meeting. Toshiba laptop set up – Connect to projector. Switch on. Hold function key & press F5 twice.
Invocation: reciting Rotary or other invocation relating to Rotary and fellowship.
Bottles/cans: collect bags of bottles/cans at meeting and take to recycle centre for refund, pass refund and empty bags to David Rowe at next meeting
Members’ Corner: write for the Newsletter on a topic of your choice, particularly during the 3 weeks you appear here on the roster, but also anytime you have something to say.
Rotaract, House International Uniting Church, Bread roster: Roster is for the Sunday/Monday after the meeting date.


Members rostered for duty are asked to be in attendance by 6.45 a.m.

If you cannot attend, please arrange a substitute

Meeting No.1445 Details

Posted by Bob Buckerfield on Dec 08, 2014


Meeting Number


Sunday 7th December 2014




Visiting Rotarians


+ Honorary



Bob Buckerfield


12 + 1


Di Lane




Barry Grear



Bob Angove AM

Simon Blight

Leave of Absence



 Katina Jones -Africa




Paul Richardson



Club Guests

Colin Davies



Rob Brooke

Tony Reade sick



Judy Black

Julie & John Campbell in NZ



Joy with Chris Dibden

John Karran



Rosemary Harding

Dalice Kennedy



Angela Rodoni

Joe Morelli



Margaret Smith

David Riggall



Pam Sullivan

Carolyn Wigg



Ellen Tindale

Rohan Richards



Helen Cox

Vinda Kong




Rob McLennan

Wine Raffle



Fred Field

Cans & Bottles YTD



Richard Jarrett




Leave of Absence



Non reported at meeting

Geoff Bell




Kym Pedler




Ray Cullen




Andrew Black

For apologies, please phone Fred Field, Club Secretary 8339 2065, or Bob Buckerfield on 8278 7615. Makeups count 13 days either side of each meeting.

Club Bank Account details:  BSB 085-458, Account Number 20-505-9719

The Four Way Test

Posted by Richard Jarrett on May 29, 2013


The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

1.     Is it the Truth?

2.     Is it Fair to all concerned?

3.     Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?

4.     Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?


For good food, for good fellowship and the opportunity to serve through Rotary, we give thanks

Rotary Club of Adelaide Light Mission Statement

To be recognised as the Service Club of Choice in the Eastern Precinct of Adelaide because we are a Friendly Breakfast Club that appeals to a broad range of busy people who want to make a difference to local and international communities.



Jokes Corner

Posted by Di Lane on Dec 09, 2014



Dolphins are so intelligent that within a few weeks of captivity they can train a man to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them fish three times a day.


At the Bar

There was a man sitting at a bar, and he looks over at the gentleman sitting next to him and says, "Hey, you look familiar. Are you from around here?" The man answers, "Yeah, I live down the street." "No kidding?" says the first man, "Well, so do I. And hey, you look about my age. Where did you go to high school?" "Oh I went to Francis Lewis over on Utopia. Graduated in '66. How 'bout you?" "Get out. I went to Francis Lewis. And I graduated in '66, too." "Where'd you go to college?" "Beloit, in Wisconsin." "No way! I went to Beloit too. What dorm?" "Kevin Sullivan dorm." "Sullivan? You're not going to believe this . . ."

Joe the bartender walks over, and the first guy says, "Joe, you won't believe it in a million years. This guy went to the same high school as me, graduated the same year I did, and went to the same college. We were even in the same dorm. Isn't that amazing?"

Joe looks at them both and says, "Yeah, that's just plain amazing."

A third man comes in and says, "Hey Joe. What's new?"

Joe says, "Not much. The Johnson twins are drunk again."

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