BULLETIN 17 May 2020

Rotary International President: Mark Daniel Maloney
District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
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Rotary Club of Gawler Zoom Meeting #5

Monday 18 May, 7:30pm 


Member News
Farewell Ron Sanders
A group of 29 people gathered at Kangaroo Flat in beautiful sunshine on
Friday morning to farewell PP Ron Sanders with a guard of honour as his
funeral cortege passed through en-route to Blinman.
It was a fitting tribute to a hard working and highly respected Rotarian.
Ron's service was on Saturday 11 May at Blinman and was attended by his family. 
His wonderful truck which journeyed to Blinman on a trailer was integral to the service.



Meeting Report Zoom Meeting #4, 11 May 2020

Brian Burt Chaired the meeting as Mark Smeaton and President Steve were both apologies.
Kathy Heinrich also sent her apologies.  Welcome Ava and Adrien.  Adrien was giving a balanced view of local football teams.
Kim and Colin gave a report about the UCARe project.  Over $1300 of goods donated. Colin will send out time and place of handover if people would like to be present..  Barry & Carol have purchased nappies and delivered them to UCare today.
Alan and Trish joined us for the first time.  Mike and Deb are back.  Julie Tekell signed in from sunny QLD
Sergeant Barry was welcomed.  Dave Griffiths Induction Anniversary,  Please congratulate Dave on the anniversary of this second stint at RC Gawler. Barry did an antique Bunyip roundup with events from the past including the Willo’s Men’s shed opening being featured in the Bunyip with photos of Mark Forgie, Bob Ahola, Stan Roulston and M-l..  Deb Williams, Wayne Murphy Mark Smeaton also featured. Barry regaled the crowd with a court house joke for Alan Harris which featured a cow, a farmer and an accident.  Bessie the cow did not survive the joke.
Kim Potger filled a prescription for another Mike and Deb Williams today. 
Mike asked Ron Lloyd to modify his background as it looked like his head was coming out of the Golden Gate Bridge (the perils of Zoom)
Mark Forgie checked that everyone got the email sent by the secretary this afternoon about Ron Sanders farewell.  Mark was asked by Brian to read it to the meeting.  Arrangement is a guard of honour can occur at Kangaroo Flat church.  This is a safe place as people can safely get off the road side.
Marie-louise was wearing her conference Tshirt and scottish hat as she had just participated in the opeing of the Virtual District conference.  M-l spoke about the district conference launch said material from the conference is available for everyone to view on
Ava gave an update, she has an exam this week, racing season starts soon and Ava’s 18th birthday is also coming up.
Adrien mentioned isolation has been relaxed in France.  You can go out with out a paper saying why you are out.  Exams are coming up – one exam per week, this has been happening for a couple of weeks.
Julie Tekell said QLD was good.  The trip up was very quiet.  There was a policeman at the start of the Birdsville track – he had been there for 10- days checking very few cars.  There was further checks a Birdsville and Windorah.  After that is was smooth sailing.  The Caravan Park is closed & David is doing work upgrading the cabins.
Angela – Most kids are back at school and things are getting back to normal.  It is all good.  Out of 17, only 3 are not attending.  One teacher self-isolated, but she was back today.
Rotarians were asked to display their pets.  Not all pets were cooperated or were suitable to participate.  Dave Griffiths brought Bella, a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Bob Ahrens reported everyone is OK at their house, although their camera was out of focus for some reason.
Brian thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 8:15 after members recited the 4 way test.
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Weekly District 9500 eConnections with DG Jane Owens

This Monday night at 6:30pm, eConnections guests are the Rotary Youth Exchange inbound students. Three students, Sara from Italy, Ana from Brazil and Jonas from Denmark will present an insight into their home country and experiences in Australia so far.
Why not join us on Monday 18th at 6:30pm to support these young people who have come to Australia for 12 months Youth Exchange experience.
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