Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510. 

Chartered 24th April 1954
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Gawler, SA 5118
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22nd February 2021

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Meeting 3061- 22nd February 2021
Meeting No. 3061 February 22nd
CHAIRMAN                  President Mark
GUEST SPEAKER          James Wark 
                                  (To be Introduced by Bob Ahrens)
TOPIC                         The Barossa Cellar
LOYAL TOAST              Michael Jacob
PLAQUES                    Helen Bourne
POST-ACTIVITY           Board Meeting
BIRTHDAYS                 Mike Williams 23rd Feb: Liz Sholz 25th Feb
INDUCTIONS               Mark Smeaton 27th Feb 2017
DIARY DATES              5th  Mar.   Gawler Women’s Day Breakfast                                                     15th Mar.  Clonlea Picnic evening (to be discussed).
                        22nd Mar. 5.30p.m. visit to Vadoulis Garden Centre
                        11th Apr.   Barossa Valley Air Show, Rowland Flat
                        21st Apr.    Centenary of Rotary in Australia


Hope you all enjoyed last week’s meeting which I heard went well and I would like to give a big thanks to PP Steve Barilla for his leadership and taking the helm. 
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend and apologise for my absence as I came down with a nasty virus that put me out of action for 3 days. 
I would also like to thank PP Steve and Michael Jacob for attending the Barossa Air Show Catering meeting and for negotiating a great position for our Club where we will be selling Hot Dogs and Steak Sandwiches on the day which will be a great fundraising opportunity for the Club. 
This week our guest speaker is James Wark who will be talking to us about the Barossa Cellar facility that we recently visited and his life in the Barossa with Yalumba Wines. 
James is an all-term friend of the Ahrens family and was Chairman on the Ahrens Board for many years. He is also a great friend and mentor of mine and what has helped me to be the Rotarian I am, so please make him welcome at our meeting on Monday night.
Quote of the week
The more that your read the more things you will know.
The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.
Report on Dinner Meeting 15th February 2021
The attendance was 26 members and guest Tom Kelly once again guest of Steve Barilla, who filled the role of chairman due to President Mark being ill. Other apologies were received from Julie Tekell, Kevin Clarke, Wayne Murphy and Kathy Heinrich.
Steve got the meeting underway with the Rotary spots, which were:
Mike Williams reporting that Kevin Clarke is in Lyell McEwin hospital with a relapse of a cancer problem. Also, Julie Tekell still having Chemotherapy sessions.
Lance Hatcher led a discussion on a vocational visit to Vadoulis Garden Centre. It is planned to meet at 5.30pm on the 22nd March at the Nursey side gate on Sherrif Street, and return to Nixon’s by 6.30 for the normal meal and meeting.

Sgt Barry started the fines by asking for the barrel roll which was won by Trish Williams and Ron Lloyd. Then Mark Forgie called out the Mould Doctor to explain his petrol drive-off aberration.

The Bunyip photos presentation followed showing items of members involved in community activities. Next he did a round of the tables for members stories.

Angela Moore displayed a picture of the newly minted coin to celebrate the centenary of Rotary in Australia. The fines money was donated to Australian Mental Health.
Barry gave an overview of his video talk that he presents to soldiers preparing for discharge from the service, and facing return to civilian life.
The main topic of the meeting was the reports given by the club directors detailing the activities and actions of their portfolios.
Colin Bazeley drew attention to the wall mounting of the Rotary Club of Gawler’s 1954 charter, and the original chain of office prepared by the Willo’s Menshed.
The meeting closed with reciting the Four Way Test. 
        Rotary Centenary Coin                1st Chain of Office & Club Charter
Treasurer Kim circulated a balance sheet and drew attention to the main points relating to the shed electricity and forklift insurance. The electricity cost at the shed is shared with Gawler Light and their last year’s portion paid by us was recovered. Extra insurance is required for the forklift being a motorised vehicle.
Steve reported that Covid pandemic restrictions are being met with little inconvenience. On-line meal ordering is working well. And 60% payment by card is helpful, with exact money able to make cash handling easier. The meeting room arrangements by Nixon’s are proving satisfactory. A little bit of help will soon tidy up the club cupboard to get rid of any unnecessary content brought across. Programmes are going well. The fines session is an enjoyable feature of meetings, and the Bulletin provides a weekly head’s up for the club. 
Colin gave a comprehensive summary of the fund-raising events and activities undertaken and planned. Catering was provided at the Aquatic Centre opening, and volunteer cooking and serving was done at the Apex Australia Day breakfast. Ahead is selling breakfast at the forthcoming Blackdog motorbikes rally next month, and a food stall at the Barossa Air Show. Ron Lloyd negotiated a significant saving in the purchase of a further 10 TV sets for the Gawler Hospital wards. And a participant has been sponsored in the National Youth Science Forum.

Brian explained the innovative propositions planned for the club to embark on. Contact with local education is intended to establish a Rotary liaison representative in each school. A dinner meeting to host all school principals as guests. Launch a corporate business membership program to foster local business and have testimony notices displayed at their door fronts. He has prepared an A5 handout leaflet describing what Rotary is all about. A small voucher could be produced offering a cost free visit to a club meeting.

An important part of our involvement with the Foundation is polio eradication. The $1200 from the film evening and money from the Relay for Life helped to meet the $2000 asked from clubs towards PolioPlus to be matched 5:1 by the Gates Foundation. The COVID pandemic has impacted on RAM (Rotary Against Malaria) and affected volunteers working overseas trying to control and eliminate the disease. Having a guest speaker on the topic can be arranged for a future meeting. Assisting trachoma hygiene could be achieved by providing toileting kits to outlying Northern Territory schools to encourage students to practise personal cleanliness to avoid infection of the disease.
Member Profile

Name: Steve Barilla

Age: 60

Place of birth: North Adelaide.

Place of growing up: Hindmarsh, Elizabeth, Munno Para Downs.

Wife: Grace

Present place of residence: Munno Para Downs.

Education & Academic: Farming, Marketing, Accounting

Present occupation:  Office Supplies, Olive Oil farming

Leisure interests: Music, cars, Italian culture, travel, shooting

Just a thought:
German sausage is the wurst.

Some Rotary Projects

A shortlist projects our club wishes to concentrate our support on this year.
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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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