BULLETIN 13 October 2019 

District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
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Forward Programme
Monday 14th October 2019 - Meeting 3014
Club Open Discussion - Gawler & The Community
Chair / Toast
Michael Jacob
Fellowship / Plaques PP Wayne Murphy
Anniversaries of Induction John Dawkins 15/1990, Alan Harris 17/1977, Jacqui Atyeo 29/2007
Julie Tekell 14th, Michael Jacob 15th
Monday 21st October 2019 - Meeting 3015
Guest Speaker Mayor Karen Redman
Topic Local Government Boundaries
Monday 28th October - Meeting 3016
Subject Village Fair Planning
“Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once”
“Age is just a number? Yeah, and weeds are just a plant!!!”
“Never do anything that you wouldn’t want to explain to the paramedics”
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:  25 Oct (Gawler Cup), 7 Nov, 4 Dec, 21 Dec
Rotary Clubs of Gawler Village Fair 2 November
Cooper's Brewery Vocational Visit 18 November
District Conference - 3-5 April 2020, Whyalla.  Earlybird Packages close 1 Dec. 

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Meeting Report Monday 30th September 2019 Meeting 3013
Guests: Marj Ahrens (guest of Bob) , Wendy Cowie (guest of Angela), Steve McLachlan (Gawler Light RC)
Peter Nettelbeck, John Ward, Klaus Retelsdorf (Honorary members)
Steve McLachlan: has worn a moustache and or a beard for many years. His kids have never seen him with a clean shaven face. He wishes to advise the world that on October 22nd the beard and moustache are coming off through the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Steve would be very proud to accept donations for this very worthy cause.
PP Brian Burt: enthusiastically endorsed Steve’s effort to raise funds and urged members to support the Leukaemia foundation. This cause is very close to Brain and he has spent many hours supporting the organisation.
Brian attended a meeting recently discussing the planning for the development of the precinct from the Gawler oval to the swimming pool region and Essex park. In the early stages now, the planning process will develop over time. Some exciting things are on the table. Watch this space.
The editor of the Bunyip is leaving to take a position with The Advertiser. We therefore lose our very valuable contact at the Bunyip. Grady was a great supporter of the Club and was recently awarded a PHF for his services to Rotary and the community in general.
President Steve addressed the members and thanked the visitors for their attendance. He gave members warning of further discussion regarding the proposed venue change. Details are in the early stages and many factors need to be determined and discussed before a decision is made. Answers to multiple questions will be worked on in the coming weeks.
The recent passing of Dr Peter O’Callaghan a former member and long serving family dentist in Gawler was recognised.
Sergeant session; Birthdays: Peter Heinrich, Julie Tekell
PP Barry conducted a short session this week but managed to highlight a number of members achievements and public exposures. Proceeds for the collection were donated to the Rotary Foundation. A photo collage of the late shift workers at the swap meet last week indicated that everyone was having a good time and working hard to raise funds. Tony Fotheringham was earlier presented with a modern efficient onion slicer for better slicing in the future.
Guest Speaker; Brian Burt:  “Learning to Read”
With a long working history in the teaching profession, Brian took the members through the learning to read experience. He detailed the process adopted in the early years and took the audience through the changes over the years. His strong message was the major benefits of education not only in our communities but in all communities in all countries. His message was the alleviation of ignorance as a means of improving the living standards of people around the world. With improved literacy comes reduced poverty, improved health standards and a general increase in living standards.
Brian urged the members to get involved in the Kick Start for Kids program at the Gawler College as detailed recently by our guest speakers from this organisation. Literacy is one of Rotary’s prime goals so our participation would be in line with our annual goals.
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