Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510.  Chartered 24th April 1954

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Rotary Foundation Month
Madison Williams
One and All Sailing Challenge
Mike Williams
John Lyons Miscarriages of Justice Kim Potger
Anthony Barilla
Variety Bash
John Lyons
Committee Meetings
Clubs Annual General Meeting

Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Quiz night with Gawler Light 
 Joint Meeting with Gawler Light 
Gawler Arms Hotel
Martin Walker
Telephones in Gawler
Christmas Dinner
Club Admin
Public Holiday
27th November CFS Sponsors Day - Airfield
3rd December Gawler Pool 60th Anniversry BBQ
4th Dec Allstars Cricket - Sandy Creek
19th December Club Christmas Dinner - Nixons upstairs
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lance Hatcher
December 8
Geoff Benier
December 10
Mark Smeaton
December 15
Shawn Lock
December 19
Steve Barilla
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
Raelene Benier
December 4
Maureen O'Brien
December 7
Helen Kelly
December 12
Marj Ahrens
December 17
Join Date
Leanne Clinch
December 1, 2003
19 years
Chris Edmunds
December 4, 1995
27 years
Bob Ahola
December 7, 1987
35 years

Meeting Report

Meeting Report 3139 November 28th, 2022
Apologies for the evening: Bob Ahrens, Brian Burt, Helen Bourne, John Lyons, Patsy Johnson, Mike Williams, Ian Sanders,
Guests Carol Stewart guest of Barry, Harrison Clinch-Guest of Leanne
This evenings Formalities:
Angela Moore
Mark Smeaton
PP Lance Hatcher
PP Lance Hatcher officially opened meeting 3139 which was also our AGM and welcomed guests Carol Stewart and Harrison Clinch. He gave a very special welcome back to Tom Kelly.  Lance also advised that there was still room for one nomination for the next Board. Please think about it during dinner otherwise we will need to adjourn the AGM until a fortnights time.
Rotary Spots
PP Dave Griffiths  informed members that this would be his last meeting for the year as he is travelling to Sydney to spend time with family. He wished everyone well and to have a happy and safe Christmas.
PP Steve Barilla Presented Pres Kathy with a certificate of appreciation and involvement from the CFS Air Ops team in recognition of our sponsorship.
Steve asked for volunteers to help at Gawler Pool on Saturday. Also Carols in the 17th. A sheet was circulated for people to indicate their availability.
PP Mark Smeaton Reminder about the cricket match on Sunday at Sandy Creek. Please support the boys by coming out and cheering them on but also dig deep and donate via the link. Proceeds to homeless in Gawler and surrounds.
PP and Chair Lance then invited everyone to enjoy a short fellowship during dinner before introducing Sergeant Barry for his session after informing us that the fines would go to help with the flood victims.
Sergeant Barry
Wheel winners this week were Beth Hudman and Barry Stewart who asked for a redraw with the new winner PP Steve Barilla.  An extra spin was done for a special prize which was won by Pres Kathy she was amused to win a voucher for the Eye Brow studio!
On a more serious note Barry informed everyone that John Lyons was injured on Friday night when a ceiling fan fell on him. He was transferred by ambulance to hospital where he received 18 stitches in his head and suffered damage to his eye socket. He was discharged after a few hours and is recovering at home. Our collective thoughts are with him for a speedy recovery.
Barry did the usual Bunyip round up and facebook funnies after acknowledging birthdays. Barry invited Leanne to take the mic and she announced that it was Harrison's birthday tomorrow and since we were his Rotary Family she thought it would be nice for us to share in the celebrations, so Harrison blew the candles out on his cake after a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday ready to share cake for dessert.  
Lance then conducted the AGM meeting
The minutes from the previous meeting were circulated prior and moved by Lance that they accepted as true and correct. Seconded by Steve Barilla. Carried
Secretaries report: Michael presented a short report with no questions arising. All systems running smoothly with emails etc; Angela still doing the bulletin with the help of Michael. This seems to be working.
Treasurers  report: Report and balance sheets emailed prior to meeting Club finances are stable. It has been difficult to raise funds during COVID but everyone is in the same boat. Hopefully things are returning to normal now. The purchase of the new shelter was a big expense on paper, but we received a grant through the district plus through negotiations with the company we received a $500 refund. The grant was because they haven’t been using all the funds during COVID. We also received a grant, and this was used to purchase the new tables. We need to continue to support local, national, and international Rotary Projects. Kim asked that the reports be accepted subject to Audit. Accepted by Wayne Seconded by Deb.
Lance then presided over the election of office bearers and board members for the 23/24 Rotary Year.
President Elect is John Lyons.
President Elect for the 24/25 Rotary year
Anthony Barilla nominated by Mark Smeaton -Anthony has accepted this nomination
Michael Jacob nominated by Mark Smeaton – Michael has accepted this nomination
Kim Potger nominated by Kathy Heinrich- Kim has accepted the nomination
There being no other nominations for office bearers all were elected into the positions.
Board members
Mark Smeaton, Steve Barilla and Angela Moore are entering their second year on the board. Kathy Heinrich will automatically hold a place as the immediate past president.
Lance asked for a further nomination as we are still one member short. Chris Edmonds said he would like more information about what directorship was available before deciding. It was discussed that this will be up to the incoming President when he looks at where he thinks people are the best fit. Chris said he would wait until a later time and did not nominate. Beth Hudman and Margaret Leversedge said they would like to nominate together and share the role because they travel together. This nomination was accepted, and they were elected to the board.
Lance thanked everyone for their involvement in the AGM and handed over to presidebt Kathy.
Pres Kathy Thanked Lance for chairing the AGM . She reminded everyone once again about the diary dates. 3rd December Gawler Pool; 4th December Cricket at Sandy Creek; 5th December combined meeting with Gawler light; 19th December Christmas dinner upstairs at Nxon’s $50 a head and you need to book and pay online.
Kathy then closed meeting 3139 and asked committees to convene and finish by 8pm so the board meeting could start on time.
EDITORS NOTE: Brian Burt, Dave Griffiths and Angela Moore attended the GDC awards night and presented the Gawler Rotary Clubs Community Service award on Wednesday Night on behalf of the club.   
PP Brian Bur and  PP Dave Griffiths with the Gawler Rotary Community Service award winner at the recent Gawler and District College awards evening held at Starplex. 
Mark nearly got a wicket on this bowl
:( That's twice I missed some sitters 
err ..of course I know what I'm doing
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