Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510. 

Chartered 24th April 1954
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15th March 2021

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Meeting 3063- 15th March 2021
CHAIRMAN                 Ian Sanders
GUEST SPEAKER         PP Brian Burt
TOPIC                        Dunnies, Long Drops & Thunderboxes
LOYAL TOAST             Dave Griffiths
PLAQUES                   Lance Hatcher
BIRTHDAYS                  None
INDUCTIONS                None
DIARY DATES             22nd Mar. 5.30p.m. visit to Vadoulis Garden Centre
                                27th/28thMar. Relay for Life
                                28th Mar Clare Rotary Afternoon Tea (see Page 4) 
                       11th Apr.   Barossa Valley Air Show, Rowland Flat
                       21st Apr.    Centenary of Rotary in Australia


   I hope you all had a great long weekend and are ready for this week’s meeting where we have Brian Burt as our guest speaker who will be talking about Dunnies, Long Drops and Thunder Boxes so please come prepared and open minded. 
   Unfortunately, Honorary member Judy Clinch passed away last week, so our thoughts and condolences go out to Leanne Clinch and Family during this very sad time.
Quote of the week
To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.
Report on Meeting  3062 – March 1st
   In attendance were 28 members along with prospective member Tom Kelly, and five school teacher guests of Brian Burt.
(left to right)
Melissa Daley, (ESO, Mount Carmel College)
Celeste Matthews (Principal, Gawler Primary School)
Libby Clift (Principal, Evanston Gardens Primary School)
   Jo Broadman (Well Being Leader, Evanston Gardens P.S.)
Nikki Priestman (Deputy Principal Evanston Gardens P.S.)
   Chairperson Debbie Williams welcomed the guests before calling for apologies that were received from Julie Tekell, Leanne Clinch, Kathy Heinrich, Kevin Clarke and Mark Forgie (who arrived later). She then invited members with Rotary spot information to come forward as follows:
  • Brian Burt announced that Tom Kelly was due for induction into the club at the next meeting. A reminder was given that the Corporate Membership drive is due to start on May 10th, and with two businesses already signed up he asked for nominations of others to be approached.
  • Colin Bazeley advised of changes to the time and venue for the Blackdog motorbike rally breakfast on 21st March. The new venue is the Council car park on the Lyndoch Rd/High St corner from 8 to 10am.
  • President Mark informed that Judy Tekell completes chemotherapy soon with 12 weeks follow-up, and is in good spirits. Judy Clinch was again in the Lyell McEwin hospital with only family member visitors allowed. (Sadly, Judy has since passed away).
   Barry Stewart showed and spoke to the new flier to his Army discharge video, before Debbie introduced him for the fines session and allocated the fines money to Operation Cleft. The barrel roll winners were Mike Williams and Trish Williams. Barry went on to roast Steve Barilla using the Bulletin’s member profile, making reference to his leisure interests in cars and music.
   To finish, a framed photo of Sgt Barry astride his Harley Davidson failed at auction to reach the reserve price of $3 million, and the item was gifted to Barry.
   Brian Burt introduced Jo Boardman as the guest speaker, ably assisted by Nicki Priestman to describe the “Interoception” programme now being run at their school. An informative PowerPoint presentation supported Jo’s talk.
   As is common practice with guest speakers, a certificate of appreciation was presented to Jo and she was informed that a donation will be made to PolioPlus to mark the occasion.
Jo Broadman, Brian Burt & Debbie Williams
The meeting closed with recitation of the Rotary 4-way Test.
   Jo began her talk by making us aware that we have eight senses as there are three more than the commonly known five of: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. The lesser-known ones are: proprioception, vestibular and interoception.
   The sense she would be focussing on is ‘interoception’. That being the sense that informs us of how our body is feeling on the inside, and the one that the Evanston Gardens Primary school programme centres on when dealing with students’ behaviour.
Nikki Priestman & Jo Boardman
   A significant benefit of teaching interoception is to help children to understand and connect with their inner feelings in ways that give them control over their emotions. Misbehaviour, as seen in tantrums. is disruptive to learning and is a disadvantage to gaining optimum outcomes. In addition, anger management gaining calmness is beneficial to one’s health as well as social interaction.                      
   Interoception helps students connect to and learn to understand their own bodies and emotions. It is a pre‐requisite skill for self‐management and self‐regulation which provides students with the tools to know when they are developing emotional reactions and the skills to be in control of those reactions.
   Interoception helps students connect to and learn to understand their own bodies and emotions. It is a pre‐requisite skill for self‐management and self‐regulation which provides students with the tools to know when they are developing emotional reactions and the skills to be in control of those reactions.
   Interoception enables students to develop a sense of belonging. Without interoception, social skills are just the application of rules and not a meaningful way of interacting.
   Even though the programme is in its early stages at the Evanston Gardens school, classrooms where interoception is being taught have experienced decreasing behavioural incidents throughout the school year, whilst those where it is not taught have static or increasing behavioural challenges.
   Each class has a set of sensory ‘reset’ toys for students to use if they are feeling unsettled or unable to focus.
   The school also has an interoception room where students, supervised by a staff member, can spend time using larger more interactive equipment to regulate their bodies and emotions. 
An interoception room 
   Interoception periods are designed with the purpose of providing opportunities for resetting calm in participants.
   During the day there can be several short sessions, or one or two long sessions.
  Over an extended period of days, an increase in prosocial behaviour such as kindness, helpfulness and connections with others can be expected.
   A decrease in stress and anxiety is another  of the beneficial outcomes that is likely to be obtained.          
Member Profile

Name: Ian Sanders

Age: 76

Place of birth: Gawler.

Place of growing up: South Australia

Wife: Carleen

Present place of residence: Hewett

Education: Gawler High, Whyalla Tech.

Past & Present occupations: Seed grading, transport, crash repair, engineering, farming.

Leisure interests: Adelaide Show, swimming, family, Rotary,


Just what happens:
I thought I wouldn’t like having a beard, then it grew on me.

Some Rotary Projects

A shortlist projects our club wishes to concentrate our support on this year.
- click on heading to link for more information
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.
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