Next Meeting
February 7 2024
Special visit by Roslyn De Garis
Jimmy Deane's Bar and Bistro
South Adelaide Football Club
1 Lovelock Drive
South Australia  5168
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month,
5:45pm for a meal
7:00 pm for meeting
Please call 0448 000 238
for details.
Friends and family are magic
What would we do without our friends and family during large events like Australia Day Breakfast.
Rotary members gave sterling service as usual for this big day starting very early getting prepacked equipment and trailers to Noarlunga and finishing about midday with trailers repacked and back in the shed. The days of organisation beforehand go mostly unnoticed, ordering food and packaging, liaising with the Noarlunga Sea Scouts Group, Fleurieu Harmony Chorus, Glenelg Brass Band, and then prepacking the trailers.
Extra hands were needed on the day to cook and serve food for more than 900 people celebrating Australia Day in Ramsay Place, Noarlunga. Crowds were patient when lining up for food, entertained by the Fleurieu Harmony Chorus and the Glenelg Brass Band sharing good Aussie favourites. We even had a visiting e-club Rotarian, Elli Adams serving customers. Thank you all for your service.
Ash working Australia day brekkie featuring Chris Picton and Amanda Rishworth.
Daughters are gold!
Glenelg Brass Band entertaining the crowd with Aussie favourites
Visitors both local and international
Being a Rotarian means connecting with Rotarians from other clubs. Our members were thrilled when Elli Adams from Australian Rotary e-club Latitude 38 and Gertrude Salomon from the Rotary Club of Graben, Vienna Austria [no kangaroos in Austria], made themselves known.
Gertrude chatted to Sandy on duty at the beach ramp at Sellicks, and Elli was immediately asked to help at our Australia Day Breakfast. Elli  has recently moved to Reynella, so we may see more of her.
Gertrude and Sandy at Sellicks
Best office in the South
During the Summer school holidays we partner with the Southern Football League to raise funds by assisting Council to collect fees for cars to drive on local beaches.
Our view is spectacular and funds raised are a valuable contribution to local youngsters beginning to play football and Rotary community projects including sending young people on the 'One and All' sail training ship.
Rotary's International reach
For our first meeting in 2024, we invited Dr Sonam Jamtsho and his wife Pema from Bhutan, to speak to us about his journey to gain qualifications as a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon.
Through Interplast, Rotary and a local Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from Adelaide, Dr Tim Proudman, Sonam has been encouraged and given opportunities to develop his skills to help his Bhutanese people.
Dr Proudman and Dr Sonam share a dream of providing life-changing surgery to those who need it most.
President Tracy, Dr Sonam Jamtsho, his wife Pema and Merilyn Russell, our District Interplast representative.
President Tracy and Dr Sonam
'Back to school' packs for HWCC
Young families struggling with costs for children starting school are helped by the Hackham West Community Centre staff with backpacks supplied and filled by members of the R C Morphett Vale.
Tracy, Naomi and Dini display some of the completed backpacks.


17 January 2024

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