PHF Sapphire Awards


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Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow recipient Past President Pat Quigley is congratlated by Districy Governor Elect Marie Dorrington and President David.

“BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU DO” “DO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN” was the Rotary International Theme in 1993/94.  This could not have been more appropriate

 for Pat Quigley’s Presidential year.

As a Charter Member, Pat has completed over 45 years as a member of this Cub, his classification photographer.  He has served as Treasurer, Bulletin Editor and as Director of all Major Committees.

With his late wife Doris, Pat hosted several Youth exchange students and took them travelling around Australia while they were here, and kept track of them afterwards.

Pat was made a Paul Harris fellow in 1993.

His family has been part of our Rotary family and we have watched his third generation grow during this time.

A long lasting achievement has been Pat's photographic expertise which he is always willing to share and has provided the wonderful record that enhances the archives of this Club.

Our Club is proud to recognise PP Pat Quigley as a Paul Harris Fellow, Sapphire Pin.

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Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow recipient Past President Laurie Hunt receives his pin from District Governor Elect Marie Dorrington with President David

PP Laurie Hut was Club President in 2005/06 and is also a Charter Member of our Club, classification Pharmacy.

He was an ‘early settler’ to Elizabeth in 1960 where he opened his first pharmacy in the Elizabeth Town Centre.

Laurie has always been very active in the community of Elizabeth, the Traders’ Association, a foundation member of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the committee responsible for the formation of a local branch of the Royal District Nursing Service.

He served on three school councils (being Chairman of one for over ten years), Board member and treasurer of the Elizabeth YMCA and a member of the organising Committee of the Elizabeth Celebrations for four years.

Laurie has served as Director on both the Vocational and international Committees and gave 6 years’ service on the District International Student Exchange Committee.

Laurie was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 1992.

Laurie’s forebears were early pioneers to this state, and he now spends considerable time researching his ancestry.

We are proud to acknowledge PP Laurie Hunt as a Paul Harris Fellow. Sapphire pin.

ROMAC recognises Club


On March 26th at our combined meeting with the Lions, ROMAC recognised and thanked the Club for its ROMAC project,  hosting Gayatri at the end of last year, and in particular Rotarian Viv Valladares who home hosted Gayatri and her mother for the time she was in Adelaide.

Oleh Bilyk, ROMAC Regional Director, explained to the Lions and Rotarians that we were very fortunate that the Memorial Hospital, Women and Children's Hospital both provided their services free as did the Medical Staff. ROMAC only needed to provide airfares and incidental expenses.  Virgin Airline arranged to transport the scooter which the Club had presented to Gayatri as she departed.

He also thanked those Rotarians who had 'entertained' Gayatri and her mother  on some of the days when there was a chance for them to see more of Adelaide and environs.

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Oley Bilyk thanks Rotarian Viv

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President David accepts a certificate from ROMAC on behalf of the Club

See further details about the Project and ROMAC at ROMAC Diary

New Member welcome


President David welcomes three new members with their families to the club, Pandiyan Thevar, David Randall and Linda Birkmyre at the Combined Lions – Rotary Dinner on March 27th 2012.

Skype hook-up


SKYPE HOOK-UP with Wales

Pictured is the Club Logo of the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast

On March 21st our Club will hook-up with the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast in an historic meeting for our club during their breakfast via SKYPE.  The hookup will be held at the Watts' home with a giant theatre screen, projector, camera and microphones.

The relationship between our Clubs stems from the visit of a GSE Team (described below) lead by Rotarian and Past President Steve Best from the Cardiff Club.

From 16th to 20th October 2009, our Club hosted the Group Study Exchange  (GSE) Team from the South Wales District 1150.  Steve, Carly, Claire, Jacqui and Kathryn, (with thanks to the wonderful support from the host families PP Reg and Helen, Honorary Rotarian Margaret, PP Theo and Honorary Rotarian Judith, PP Rolly, Rotarian Viv), are pictured below at Elizabeth Shopping Centre.  Rotarian and Past President Steve Best led the team of four young women from Wales, spending  five weeks in South Australia looking at areas in their chosen vocation.


Tour of the Playford Civic Centre

pic2GSE His Worship the Mayor of Playford, Martin Lindsell, hosted a Civic Reception and conducted a tour of the Playford Civic Centre for the GSE Team and hosts.



pic3GSEPP Rolly hosted a barbecue at his home on Sunday evening at which Steve gave a rendition of “Albert and the Lion” during which he accidentally poked Rolly’s dog with the “stick with the ‘orses ‘ead ‘andle”.