THE UNLEY ROTARIAN: Meeting 4378 - 20 March 2024   Website:
 Rotary Club of Unley Inc.

 District 9510 - Chartered 17 April 1935

 President:  John Peacham 0431 618 359
 Secretary:  Greg McLeod 0417 811 838
 Address:  PO Box 18, Unley SA 5061
 Meetings:  Tuesdays at 6.00 for 6.30pm
 Castello's Cucina, 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton SA

President John Peacham 0431 618 359

Next week we are into Food on the Table


Last Meeting

Venue:                        Sturt Bowling Club
Event:                         Annual Lawn Bowling with RC Mitcham
Guests:                       We were guests of Mitcham  
Attendance:                 17 members, Sue Baillie and the other mob


President John opened and closed our meeting in a timely fashion at 8.25pm. Alex Smithson did likewise for Mitcham. It was a great pleasure to be at Sturt Bowling Club.

Bowling at its best

The title of this episode in the club's history is perhaps a gross overstatement of the quality of bowling on display but our club members acquitted themselves well............we easily won the trophy for misuse of ball must have been the cooler conditions.
In a nutshell we had a marathon bowling session of 1 hour 30 minutes rolling off at 6.45pm. Unfortunately the kitty remained untouched  for many of the ends. Sides were mixed and matched. AG Di Clements joined us to ensure nothing untoward happened, and to be the cheer leader for Unley.......good job Di! (See 2nd from left with Dennis and Chris).
It must be remembered that due to our inability to match the bowling prowess of Mitcham, serious consideration was given to making it mandatory for all new members to our club to have had bowling experience or to promise to join night owls. But that was a step too far and was never implemented. The annual comp became a bowl for fun night. But just to add a little zing to this occasion, it was decided to have the president and secretaries of each club bowl blindfold for the finale and boasting rights. It is pleasing to report that President John and Secretary Greg prevailed in devastating fashion. The new handicap system worked an absolute treat. Well done guys!!
A fine night of foibles, fumbles, finesse and fun.


Thanks were provided by both Presidents. A number of tasty pizzas arrived to feed the mob. And fellowship prevailed. Sturt Bowling Club service was excellent.

Rogues Gallery

Brendan at the 2nd eye camp in Nepal

Rotary International News

How Rotaract transformed me

Posted on 

By Shahroz Ahmed, Rotaract Club of Faisalabad City, Pakistan                         

My journey in Rotaract has been transformative, marked by personal growth and the acquisition of valuable skills. Prior to joining Rotaract, I struggled with speaking in public. Rotaract gave me a supportive environment where I could gradually overcome my fear of public speaking. Through opportunities to address meetings and participate in community events, I improved my communication skills and gained confidence in expressing my ideas effectively.Rotaract has also equipped me with a diverse set of practical skills that have proven beneficial in both my personal and professional lives. From project management and event coordination to technical engagements, my involvement in Rotaract exposed me to hands-on experiences that enhanced my problem-solving abilities and taught me to be adaptable.

By embracing the challenges and opportunities in Rotaract, I have grown as a leader and as an individual. I am grateful for both the experiences and the platform it has provided me.I would encourage anyone seeking personal growth, leadership development, and the opportunity to make a positive impact in their community to consider joining Rotaract. It’s a welcoming community where you can learn new skills, meet inspiring individuals, and contribute meaningfully to causes you care about.

World Rotaract Week, 11-17 March, commemorates the founding of the first Rotaract club in 1968 and celebrates Rotaract’s success around the world.

Coffee Chat at Impressa, Unley Shopping Centre

10.30 am on the first Friday of the month is good for a chat with Rotary friends and a caffeine fix - Next one is this Friday 5 April 2024

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday 26 March 2024 6pm Food on the Table 2 Chief Street, Hindmarsh
A vocational visit with guest speaker and meal - cost $41pp.
Inquiries to Christina Way 0403 131 510
Tuesday 2 April 2024 6 for 6.30pm Castello's Cucina
Guest Speaker: TBA
Welcoming team: Rachel Randall & Ross Smith
Apologies and Meeting Enquiries to: Secretary Greg McLeod on 0417 811 838 or email to
Venue Set-up Enquiries to: Bulletin Editor Stephen Baker on 0403 687 015

Saturday Thrift Shop Roster

Early Shift: 10.00am to 1.00pm    Late Shift: 1.00pm to 4.00pm 
Week 1: 6 April 2024    
Early: Jerry Casburn, Haydn Baillie |  Late: Robyn Carnachan & Leonie Kewen
Week 2: 13 April 2024  
Early: Greg Mcleod & Wendy Andrew) |  Late: Virginia Cossid & Vera-Ann Stacy
Week 3: 20 April 2024 
Early: David Middleton & Nathan White  |  Late: Vera Holt & Rhonda Hoare
Week 4: 23 March 2024  
Early: Stephen Baker & Judi Corcoran |  Late: Jason Booth & Vera-Ann Stacy
Week 5: 30 March 2024
Early: Bob Mullins & Wendy Andrews |  Late: Virginia Cossid & Paul Duke
Rotarians, who are unable to attend as rostered, please arrange a swap or as a very last resort contact: Vivienne Wood 0408 819 630; e-mail:

Mitre 10 and Bunnings Barbeques 

The Mitre 10 BBQs are the first and third Saturdays of each month. Morning shift 8.30am - 12 noon; afternoon shift 12.00 - 3.30pm, then one is on 6 April.
ALL the Bunnings Mile End Barbeque shifts are from 8am to 5pm
Morning shift: 8.00am – 12.30pm | Afternoon shift: 12.30 – 5pm
We have been allocated the last Monday of each month.....but next one is 31 March (Easter Sunday)

The Tale End.....

Far too much fun in our lives......time to briefly turn to the darker side
And the worst of all
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