Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510. 

Chartered 24th April 1954
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Nixon's Function Centre
Nixon Tce
Gawler, SA 5118
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Meeting 3049 - 9nd November 2020

will be a vocational visit to Barossa Cellar
We will be going to the Tanunda Club for a meal

Meals & Attendance 

If you want to build a team - share a meal together

Meeting costs:
Meal & tour   $55.00
Tour only        $20.00
(Note: No credit cards.)
CHAIRMAN                            President Mark
Guest speaker                       None
PROGRAMME                         Dinner & conducted tour of Tanunda Barossa Cellar winery.
PLAQUES                              Wear personal name tags.
LOYAL TOAST                        Ron Lloyd
BIRTHDAYS                           None
ANNIVERSARIES                    None
DIARY DATES                        17th Nov PolioPlus Ute rally at T own Hall
                         30th Nov. D.G.’s Visit
                         21st Dec. Christmas Dinner – Partners’ Night
                                             4th Jan.  Bowls Night


I hope you have all had a great week and enjoyed the talk about the Quality of life Foundation that was presented by PP Lance Hatcher at our Club meeting on Monday night. For me it was very informative as I was not aware of the foundation which I think is fantastic and  would like to see our Club support.
With this it would be great if you can all put your thinking caps on and bring some suggestions forward on how our Club can help promote what is available to help improve the quality of life for people who live on our community. 
Don’t forget this week is our Vocational tour to Tanunda Barossa Cellar, so I look forward to seeing you all there. 
Quote of the week
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”.
Report on Meeting 3048 – November 2nd
The attendance of 29, was added to by guest Marg Ahrens, and pleasing to have Julie Tekell back from north Queensland to focus on building a new house at Sandy Creek.
Ian Sanders opened the meeting and his call for Rotary spots as follows:
  • Dino Donati provided a report on the PolioPlus fund-raising event at the cinema showing of the movie “I am Woman”. It was organised in conjunction with RC Gawler Light member Susan Clift-Bowden. An attendance of 81 raised $1100 and was supplemented by sale of raffle tickets for a range of prizes worth $227 arranged through several folks, including Dino’s wife Julia and Kim Potger.
Dino also reported that the venue for displaying the Ute Rally vehicle in Gawler on the 17th Nov. has been changed from Gawler Green to outside the Civic Centre on Murray Street. Volunteers are needed to sell PolioPlus raffle tickets at the vehicle.
  • Steve Barilla auctioned off three bags at $5 each of onions left over from the swimming pool bbq. The successful bidders were Mark Forgie, Bob Ahrens and Mike Williams.
The fines session opened with the barrel roll winners being Marg Ahrens and Mark Forgie, and the fines money went to PolioPlus.
Ian then introduced guest speaker, member PP Lance Hatcher, who described the history, management and functioning of Gawler and District Quality of Life Foundation. Lance was duly thanked for his informative talk.
The meeting was handed back to President Mark, who advised that members wishing to carpool for the next meeting’s vocational visit to Tanunda Barossa Cellar winery should be at Nixons at 5pm.
The meeting was then closed with the saying of the Rotary Four-Way Test.

Susan Clift-Bowden, Dino Donati, President Mark

Guest Speaker – PP Lance Hatcher
It was in the late 1990’s that PDG David Moore and publican Tom Andrews drew the attention of Rotary to the plight of folk in the community who were suffering from lack of support while they battled illness, injury or misfortune. This resulted in the Rotary Club of Gawler agreeing to be the appointor of a charitable foundation to receive and distribute funds designed to alleviate this problem.
Rotarian and solicitor Anthony Bills of the legal firm Rudall & Rudall then prepared a suitable deed of trust, which was signed on 31st May 2000 by David Moore, Tom Andrews, Peter O’Callaghan, Don Paterson and Lance Hatcher.
The trust deed was incorporated as Gawler & District Quality of Life Foundation Inc., and, as its appointer, the Rotary Club decides on the trustees, The Foundation is also designated as a charity whereby donations of more than $2 are classified as tax deductions.
The Rotary Club of Gawler initially contributed $10,000 to make the Foundation viable, and in 2006/7 the Rotary Club of Gawler Light expressed interest in assisting the Foundation and formed a fund-raising committee. By so doing, the RC Gawler Light was invited to nominate a trustee. Similarly, in 2010/11 the Lions Club of Gawler became involved and now are represented on the Board.
Over time, most of the funds raised have come directly from the three service clubs, and are disbursed in paying directly any expenses incurred by recipients of assistance that improves their way of life. Criteria for accepting referrals includes establishing that individuals and families are unable to acquire the required help by any other means.
Name:    Colin Bazeley
Age: 62
Place of birth: Bristol, U.K.
Place of growing up: Bristol, Johannesburg RSA, Adelaide
Partner: Lisa
Present place of residence: Bibaringa SA
Academic information: BSc Mech Eng.
Present occupation: Project manager – mining/process plants
Leisure interests: Cycling, steam locomotives/railways, family

Certainty of war is not who is right, but who is left.

Some Rotary Projects

A shortlist projects our club wishes to concentrate our support on this year.
- click on heading to link for more information
Polio Eradication: Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease with no cure. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child worldwide until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.
Operation Cleft: - provides free cleft repair surgery for underprivileged children in Bangladesh. Many are ostracized by society, also suffer ear, nose, and throat infections, depression, and malnutrition. Surgery provides an opportunity for a normal life, an education, and to reach their full potential as contributing members of their community.
ShelterBox: responds instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family (up to 10 people) with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
Interplast Australia & New Zealand: provides access to life-changing reconstructive surgery and related medical services to those in need across the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on facilitating medical training and mentoring for in-country medical personnel by supporting and building the capacity of local health services.
R.A.M. – Rotarians Against Malaria: Objective: “The prevention of mortality, and a reduction in morbidity and social and economic loss caused by malaria through a progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national capabilities in malaria control.”
S.W.S.L. – Save Water Save Lives:  Encompasses the provision of water, water catchment, reticulation, and the construction of a variety of water tanks.  50% of the world’s population does not have ready access to safe drinking water – water-related diseases may claim as many as 25 million lives a year.
R.O.M.A.C. – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid (for) Children: ROMAC brings children under the age of 15 from developing countries to Australia for often life-threatening and dignity restoring surgeries not available in their home country.
D.I.K. – Donations in Kind: Provides donated equipment and material in two main areas – Education and Health. Container freight costs are met by contribution/donations. Every $1 donation results in $50 of goods delivering hope to needy communities.
A.R.H. – Australian Rotary Health: provides Research Scholarship in focus areas - Mental Health, Indigenous Health, Rural Medical & Nursing, also, Research Grants and PhD Scholarships in a broad range of general health areas including cancer, heart disease, children’s health, motor neuron disease, diabetes and more.
Rywell recognises that some of our youth are quite disadvantaged as a result of family circumstances and seeks to provide them with opportunities for enjoyable recreational activities. The Committee has formed a liaison with Families SA over recent years to organise holiday programs of activities for young people who live in Government Accommodation Units under the responsibility of the Minister.
Please nominate one of these projects for the fines box when you are Chairing the meeting
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Nearby Club Meetings
(meet 1st & 3rd )
Wk 1 Middle Hotel, 244 Main Nth Rd
Wk 3 Rotary Centre, Phoenix Ave
Grenville Community Centre
*Barossa District
(meet only 2nd & 4th )
Vine Inn Hotel Motel
Nixon Function Centre, Nixon Tce.
(meet 1st & 3rd )
North Kapunda Hotel
Old Spot Hotel
Gawler Light*
Gawler Arms Hotel (Loft Room)
*Members wishing to eat may dine at the Gawler Arms from 6.15pm prior to the meeting start. Bookings by emailing or phone 0409 185 452
1st Wednesday
3rd Tuesday
Grenville Hub
Barossa Valley
(meet 1st & 3rd )
(meet 2nd & 5th)
Clubhouse, 45 McDonnell St.
Via Zoom or off-site
Apoligies & Guests

Members of the Rotary Club of Gawler should either:

  1. reply to the weekly email Attendance & Meal form

  2. or call or sms on 0437 759 256 before 10.00am Mondays.

Failure will be taken to be an apology and no meal will be ordered.

Visiting Rotarians and others should call or sms on 0437759 256 before 10.00am Mondays.

  • Committee Meetings – please notify your host by 10.00am of the meeting day if you are unable to attend an in-home Committee Meeting.

Club Almoner – PP Mike Williams   0407 605 354

Bulletin Editor – Stan Roulston        8523 0158, 0439 305 389

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