Rotary Club of Adelaide Central Inc Rotary International District 9510 South Australia
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Thursday 11 February - Chris Blowes

Regular Club Meetings


SAGE Hotel
208 South Terrace, Adelaide
(Free Parking - receive dash ticket from Reception Desk)

Thursday 11 February 2021


12.30pm • Arrive / Registration - Mix & Mingle

12.55pm • Be Seated in Orchid Room

  1.00pm • Meeting Starts

  2.00pm • Meeting Concludes


$30 with meal & 1 Raffle ticket

Meal Bookings are essential

$ 5
if choosing not to have a meal & 1 Raffle Ticket

Extra Fundraising Raffle Tickets
$2 per ticket • 3 tickets for $5 • 7 tickets for $10

Not Letting the Shark Win

Event Description:

Special Guest Speaker : Chris Blowes

Shark Attack Survivor

On Anzac Day, 2015, Chris Blowes was paddling in after an average morning of surf when he was attacked twice by a great white shark.

He had lost a leg and if that wasn’t bad enough, he was bleeding out and at the bottom of a cliff.

If he made it to the top, it was still another 35 kilometres to the nearest country hospital at Port Lincoln.

Then it was a further 600 kilometres to the nearest trauma centre in Adelaide. The odds were definitely stacked in the shark’s favour.

Chris will share his story of survival and what it took to just get on with life! How to overcome the challenges life throws at you and how to proudly reflect on your trauma and your post trauma growth.

Life is fragile. Chris will inspire you to make the most of the cards you have been dealt.

Otherwise what’s the point!

Chris is now working as a carpenter in Adelaide and is back surfing.

His book will be available to purchase at the meeting.

Important Information:

Parking is Free within the SAGE Hotel's carparks. Visit reception to receive a Car Dashboard Parking pass.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Most choose to also have a meal. Some choose to attend without eating for a donation to the Club of $5. ALL welcome.


Option 1 : Book & Pay online, includes securing a meal.

Option 2 : Contact Club Admin Director Kym Green or 0411 755 833

Option 3 : EFT Payment through to Treasurer Eileen Fagioli
Please include in the reference field your Name : Meeting Date or 0413 757 782

Bendigo Bank
BSB  633 000
Account No.  1767 81185
Account Name : Rotary Club of Adelaide Central Inc