BULLETIN 26 January 2020

Rotary International President: Mark Daniel Maloney
District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
“Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -
across the globe, in our communities and in our lives.”
Monday 27th January 2020 - NO MEETING (Public Holiday)
Monday 3rd February 2020 - Meeting 3027
Peter Laintoll - Health service Volunteers
Short presentation by Indigenous Health Scholar Montana Doudle
Chair/Toast Dino Donati
Plaques/Fellowship Dave Griffiths
Monday 10th February 2020 - Meeting 3028
"Hat Night" - Best hat wins a Prize. Proceeds to Australian Rotary Health "Lift the Lid on Mental Health"
Committee Meetings
Chair/Toast Mark Smeaton
Plaques/Fellowship Alan Harris
Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.  We do not act 'rightly' because we are 'excellent', in fact we achieve 'excellence' by acting 'rightly'.
Meetings, unless otherwise noted are 6 for 6:30pm at Gawler Sport and Recreation Centre,
Nixon Terrace Gawler. RSVP by 10am Monday morning by SMS only to 0437 759 256
Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club Gate:  29 Jan, 12 Feb, 18 Mar, 13 Apr
District Conference - 3-5 April 2020, Whyalla.
Conference and Accommodation packages and transport to/from the conference by bus
 can all be booked on the website

Weekly Email Digest

From Other Rotary Clubs:

Other Rotary Related 


Gawler Council Programmes - Peaceful Kids and Term 1 2020 Youth Programme


Australia Day Breakfast Report Sunday 26 January 6-9:30 am
Our club was well represented at the Gawler Australia Day Breakfast organised by Apex Gawler.  Ron Lloyd led the way arriving before 6am armed with aprons and cooking tools for those who forgot to bring theirs.  The club were responsible for 3 BBQs cooking eggs and then pancakes.  These require finesse to ensure the patrons receive well presented offerings.  And we delivered! Attendees filled up on the Bacon, Eggs and Sausages followed by pancakes and lamingtons.  Mark Forgie accompanied by Gizelle and Claire accepted the Gawler Corporate Citizen of the Year Award. 
Thanks to the following Rotarians for volunteering their time: Ron Lloyd, Barry Stewart, Steve Barilla, Brian Burt, Mike Williams, Deb Williams, Mark Forgie, Marie-louise Lees, Patsy Johnson, Stan Roulston and Helen Bourne.  Extra special thanks also to Grace Barilla and Sara Di Loro (Youth Exchange) for their dedication.

2020-21 Rotary Theme Announced

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort

EVANSTON, Il. (January 22, 2020) – Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort.

“Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who would have otherwise been paralyzed,” said John Germ, Past President of Rotary International who leads Rotary’s polio fundraising efforts. “By partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we’re ensuring that children in polio-affected countries get the lifesaving vaccines they need to be protected from polio for life. As the first organization to envision a polio-free world, Rotary is more committed than ever to delivering on our promise that one day, no child will ever again be paralyzed by polio.”

To an audience of Rotary volunteer leaders from around the world, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation delivered a video message announcing the extension of a funding partnership forged more than a decade ago. Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. This expanded agreement will translate into up to $450 million for polio eradication activities.

“The Gates Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Rotary has been vital to fighting polio,” said Mr. Gates in today’s message to Rotary volunteers. “That’s why we’re extending our funding match, so every dollar that Rotary raises is met with two more. I believe that together, we can make eradication a reality.”

In addition to the extended funding partnership with the Gates Foundation, Rotary is also announcing US$45 million in funding for polio eradication efforts in countries throughout Africa (Angola, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan), and Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and the Philippines). The funding will help support crucial polio eradication activities such as immunization and disease detection, research, and community mobilization.

Polio—a paralyzing and sometimes deadly disease—is on the verge of becoming the second human disease in history to be eradicated. This critical funding helps ensure that children in at-risk countries are protected from polio, and that the wild poliovirus is eliminated in the last two countries that continue to report cases.

While only Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to report cases of wild poliovirus, the remaining challenges to global eradication—like difficulty reaching children amid insecurity and conflict and weak health systems—have proven to be the most difficult. In order to meet these roadblocks head on and ensure the continuation of program efforts, funding and support from donors and world governments is imperative.

Rotary has contributed more than $2 billion to fight polio, including matching funds from the Gates Foundation, and countless volunteer hours since launching its polio eradication program, PolioPlus, in 1985. In 1988, Rotary formed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance later joined. When the initiative launched, there were 350,000 cases of polio every year. Today the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent.

Anyone can be a part of the fight to end polio and have their donation to Rotary matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit to learn more and donate.

Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
ClubRunner Mobile