BULLETIN 21 June 2020

Rotary International President: Mark Daniel Maloney
District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
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Rotary Club of Gawler Zoom Meeting #9

Monday 22 June, 7:30pm 

Guest Speaker: Anthony Hart - Mind Health Advocate

Chair - Mark Smeaton

It may be raining right now, but the sun always comes out again
Changeover Dinner 13th July at Nixon's

Club News

Bob Ahola for 28th June
Anniversary of Inductions - Bob Ahrens 23 June 1969 and Trish Williams 24 June 2013
Thank You from recent guest speaker Brett Dalton
Thank you for the club’s certificate of appreciation, it was my pleasure to speak at your zoom meeting and continue to be able to let Rotarians know of the work and outcomes ROMAC achieves for children in the Pacific Island nations. It is a wonderful gesture of the club to make the donation in the pursuit of eradicating Polio. Please pass on to the club members my appreciation for the recognition.
Brett Dalton, ROMAC

Meeting Report - Zoom Meeting #8, 15 June 2020

Brian Burt opened the meeting and spoke about Sir Clem Renouf who was called to higher service this week.  Sir Clem was  a champion of the end polio campaign.
21 people including YEP student Sara and past YEP student Adrien were in attendance.
Apologies were received from from Mike Williams, Julie Tekell, Trish & Alan.
Steve Barilla mentioned there is a board meeting after this meeting.  Incoming board members are welcome to attend.
Brian handed the meeting over to Sargeant Barry. 

Sargeant's Session

There were no birthdays or anniversaries.  Barry did the Bunyip Roundup which featured Mark Nottle’s and Brett Dalton’s presentations and presentation of PHFs to Lance Hatcher and Mark Forgie.  Barry shared with members an article on the benefits of old age.  Barry then went around the screen to get an update from members.
We should be able to have an in person get together soon given the progress the state has been making.  Everyone agreed they were looking forward to this.  We are in a much better situation then people Ron Lloyd knows in Britain. 
Stan told the meeting that the Men’s Shed reopened today with social distancing in place. 
Kim spoke about a person he met on the Polio Campaign whose father died from COVID19. 
YEP student Sara is enjoying her last week at school.  She is leaving on 1st July as that is the first available flight she can get.
Adrien reported everything is going back to normal in France.  The pubs are open.  He finished exams and passed, so will be in 4th year next year.  He finished top of the class in electronics.  Fantastic effort.  Adrien is going back to visit friends over the holidays.

Guest Speaker - Youth Exchange Student Sara Di Lauro

Brian introduced the Sara for her final presentation to the club.  It has been a difficult time for Sara and she has made the best of it.
Sara went to Kangaroo Island and made a video of the trip which she shared with us.  The video featured seals, some lovely beaches (see below), including the secret beach at Stokes. Sara said there were still still signs of the devastating fires and they could not visit Flinder's Chase National Park.  Sara’s friend and fellow exchange student Jonas was also on KI at the same time.  She still had a wonderful time and has appreciated all she has seen during her time in Australia despite the disappointment of the Rock-Reef being cancelled. 
Brian mentioned how much the club has enjoyed having Sara and thanked her for being a great YEP student, especially under the circumstances.  Sara presented President Steve with two flags from her Rotary Club in Italy.  Steve asked Sara to pass on our best regards to her club in Italy.  I’m sure some members will visit in the future.  Brian passed a club banner to President Steve who presented to Sara to take home with her.  Brian thanked Adrien for attending our meeting once again.  Our club has been very lucky with our exchange students.  Brian handed the meeting to President Steve.
President Steve’s Spot
It is disappointing that the YEP safari was cancelled.  Sara’s love for animals is wonderful to see.  It was good she could have this experience.  We will miss Sara and wish her the best.
Steve thanked Brian for Chairing the meeting. In other news Patsy passed on thanks for the safety glasses and the club has endorsed Nakita Page for NYSF.  The plaque for best bulletin award arrived last week.  Steve held it up for all to see and thanked everyone who contributed to it.  Thanks to Bruce, Leanne, Judy, Tony, Michael, Brian, M-l & all members who have contributed to the bulletin this year.  We will have to lift the bar to win it again next year. An acknowledgment for our donations to The Rotary Foundation was received.
There is a Board Meeting following this meeting,
Next week’s guest speaker is Anthony Hart.  Mark Smeaton will Chair the meeting.
Lance reported that has been passing the Bulletins to Bruce and in the near term Bruce will be getting an IPad so he can watch the recorded meetings.  His health has been going well under the circumstances with the required isolation.
Steve thanked Adrien and congratulated him on his exam results.  Thanks to Honorary Rotarians John Ward and Bob Ahola for joining us.
Meeting closed at 8:30pm.

Global Cyber Peace Conference

27 June 2020

Envisioning the World after the Great Pause

The Conference is organized by the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association and is open to the general public, including students and Rotaractors. You are free to attend as little or as much as you like.  

The Conference will be a unique opportunity to engage with peace leaders from many countries as we collectively work to build peace and social justice in our communities and in our world during this extraordinary time.  Peacebuilding thought leaders John Paul Lederach, author of The Moral Imagination, Irene Santiago, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Urza Zeya, CEO and President of Alliance for Peacebuilding, will offer their wisdom and inspiration to the conference.  They will be joined by experts, practitioners, and Rotary Peace Fellows who champion the many complexities of peacebuilding and social justice.  

In addition to speakers, panels, and breakout sessions, the conference will also include free professional training and workshops on mediation, positive peace, intercultural communication and communicating across difference. 

Learn more and REGISTER HERE.

You can register free of charge by using the coupon code ACCESSPEACE.



June 20-26th
"Now More than Ever, Rotary Connects the World:
The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention"
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Note on Session Times
o800 UTC-5 = 10:30pm Adelaide (Same Day)
1200 UTC-5 = 2:30am Adelaide (Next Day Day)
1800 UTC-5 = 8:30am  Adelaide (Next Day)

Visit the first ever Virtual House of Friendship as part of the 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention. Find out more


Weekly eConnections with DG Jane

For a different approach our guest for this week’s eConnections will be David Moran CEO of Mental Health Partners.
David is at the coal face of Mental Health training and his business has grown 239% in the past 4 years. His presentation will address a few key issues that we are all experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. He will explain Mental Health first aid, how we notice loneliness and what do we do if we notice someone is lonely.
This presentation is perfect timing for all of us, and to join me on Monday 22nd June at 6:30pm (SA Time) the link below has the embedded password:
Our final eConnections will be on June 29th and this will be the last official gathering for District 9500, before we are part of the new District 9510.

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