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

Meeting 3093
8th November

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Gaby Barilla 
RYLA Experience
Dino Donati
Montana Doudle 
My Studies SA Health - Rotary Sponsorship 
Angela Moore
Owen Crees
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Deb Williams
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Ron Llyod
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Helen Bourne
December 3
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December 8
Geoff Benier
December 10
Mark Smeaton
December 15
Steve Barilla
December 29
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Raelene Benier
December 4
Maureen O'Brien
December 7
Helen Kelly
December 12
Marj Ahrens
December 17
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Leanne Clinch
December 1, 2003
18 years
Chris Edmunds
December 4, 1995
26 years
Bob Ahola
December 7, 1987
34 years
Helen Bourne
December 8, 2019
2 years
Dino Donati
December 16, 1996
25 years

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Presidents Message

Mark Smeaton
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Dear Rotarians
I hope you are all going well and having a great week.
Bob and Marg Ahrens visited our Ahrens office earlier this week and I was able to have lunch with them which was great.
They are both doing well and Bob was in good spirits and able to go through the office to see all the staff  and then into the workshop which he loves.
If you would like to see Bob or Marg please let me know and I will provide you with best contact details so you arrange a visit.
Don’t forget this week we have the District Governor Jeff Neale and his wife Jenny visiting our Club so please try and get to the meeting and remember to bring a friend or even better a potential new member.
                                Quote of the week
                        We only have what we give


Meeting 8th November

Meeting 3093 was opened by Chairperson Angela Moore. Rotary Toast given by Leanne Clinch and grace by mark Smeaton.
Dave Griffiths led the members and guests in the Ode to Rememberance followed by 1 minutes silence. Angela welcomed members and guests Anthea Johns and speaker Montana Doudle. Apologies were received from Bob Ahrens, Colin Bazely and Daniel Barrett.
Directors were invited to address meeting for Rotary Spots.
  • Michael Jacobs reminded members that the AGM is coming up quickly and urged members to nominate for positions. Hard copy forms were on the table and electronic versions were sent to everyone this week.
  • Steve Barilla -reminded everyone about the movie night and reported that there are still tickets available. He also reminded everyone about dressing up and the option to have dinner at Café Nova beforehand. Donations for the raffle would be accepted on the night.
  • Leanne thanked everyone for the support given to Harrison and the Gawler East primary school fundraiser. More than $16000.00 was raised school wide and Harrison smashed his goal of $500 by raising over $600.00; After dinner and some fellowship Barry entertained everyone during the sergeant’s session with fines going to Rotary Youth.
  • President Mark gave an update on Bob Ahrens and said he is doing really well and has been moved back to Southern Cross for rehab and open to visitors; just ring ahead.  
Angela then introduced Guest speaker Montana Doudle to give the club an update of her studies in Physiotherapy. Montana is one of the recipients of the SA Health, Aboriginal Health scholarship, and co-sponsored by Gawler Rotary and SA Health. Montana was pleased to let us know that as of last week she has completed her formal studies and is now waiting for registration as a physiotherapist and her graduation early next year. She thanked the club for the ongoing support and  said that this year she has used the scholarship to fund extra short courses such as dry needling  where previously she has used the money to reduce her HECS debt. After completing placements in private practice Montana said she believes this will be her chosen path. She aims to stay in Adelaide for an extra 12 months to take advantage of the support she can access more readily in the city before moving back to Port Lincoln. She has already received some job offers from clinics in Port Lincoln when she returns home. Her long term goal is to open her own private practice in the country  Montana will graduate with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons).
Montana was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Angela.
President Mark then gave his closing address to the meeting and once again thanked members for their attendance and urged them to consider nominating for positions on the board, before officially closing meeting 3093 and thanking everyone for their attendance.
Angela Moore Montana Doudle & President Mark Smeaton


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