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Welcome to our new weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting and other stories as they become available.

Current Club Planner

New Leadership Month
Kathy Heinrich 
The Year Ahead
Charlie Kyprianou
Cartridge Recycling
Trevor Bellchambers
History of Cars in Gawler
Membership and New Club Development Month
Meeting Cancelled
Club Admin Beth Hudman Induction - Janet Done Gawler Show Raffle
Euan Miller
Regionalisation Pilot
Mark Smeaton
Dave Clarke
The Men’s Shed
 Stan Roulston
25th August 2022  Gavin Sidhu Dental project Update - Vine Inn Nuriootpa
27th-28th August  Show Parking
18 Sept 2022  Gawler Car Club Swap Meet BBQ
12th October  Area 6 Meeting Watershed Function Centre Mawson Lakes
5th Nov 2022  Rotary Clubs Village Fair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dean Sims
August 11
Bob Ahrens
August 14
Stan Roulston
August 18
Spouse Birthdays
Jean Lloyd
August 12
Join Date
Tony Fotheringham
August 23, 2010
12 years
Kathy Heinrich
August 27, 2012
10 years
Meeting Report
Meeting Report 3125 August 15th
Apologies for the evening:
Ian Nys, Lance Hatcher, Helen Rapp-Bourne , Julie Tekell,  Bob Ahrens, Patsy Johnson, Tom Kelly, Bob Ahrens, Colin Bazeley, Wayne Murphy, Anthea John
Euan Miller – guest speaker
PP Leanne Clinch provided the toast for the evening and Grace was given by Pres Kathy. Chair for the evening was PP Steve Barilla.
PP Steve opened meeting 3125 and welcomed members and guest speaker Euen Miller.
After his welcome Steve called for volunteers to assist with Gawler Show Parking. He asked for at least 12 volunteers who collected names from a show of hands. We are still needing a couple, so anyone who has had a change of availability or was absent please let Steve know- Remember, many hand make light work!!
There being no other members requiring spots, everyone was free to enjoy some fellowship over dinner.
 Sergeant Barry called for the wheel spin and this week’s lucky winners were Guest speaker Euen and new member Beth who both received chocolates. He then gave another entertaining session with Facebook funnies, Birthdays, including leading a hearty Happy birthday singing session to Stan, and announcing the recent marriage of PP Brian Burt's granddaughter Briony to member Angela Moore’s Son Tim. PP Brian highlighted the Bunyip article on SIDS. Brian and Ian Sanders also visited the SAHMRI building on Sunday and had a tour of the facilities.
After a short break Steve introduced Euen Miller. Euen is a Rotary member of the  Prospect Rotary club and has been a Rotarian for over 40 years.
Euen was invited to speak to members about the upcoming Regionalisation project.
Euen shared a presentation narrated by Jane Doyle.
Some of the key messages from the presentation:
To establish a regional governance structure to:
  • Transform Rotary and Rotaract in our region to better support clubs
  • Provide relevant and engaging experiences that serve our communities and enable us to grow
  • Significantly increase our impact and reach
What do we want to deliver?
  • Support clubs to engage members, volunteers, and communities
  • Create new attractive leadership opportunities
  • Build stronger unified Rotary brand
  • Encourage partnerships
  • Improve efficiencies and reduce duplication
What does it mean for members?
As a member I will have:
  • Choices
  • Access to expertise
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Democracy
  • Collaboration and connection
  • Efficiency and reduced duplication
Principals of a regional structure
  • Democratically elected Regional Council with supporting committees and area leaders
  • Area leaders would be elected by the 10-25 clubs they would support
          any Rotarian and Rotaractor can nominate self or others for all roles.
  • Representation is important-geography, gender etc
  • Collect the best resources from around Zone 8 to help support every club
  • 2-4 year terms
What is proposed?
  • A new model of Rotary to enable change
  • New flexible options for membership
  • New model for collaboration
  • Specialist support available to all clubs
  • Jan 2019 pilot project established
  • 2019-2021 project objectives, working groups developed, RI board presentations.
  • Feb 2022 RI board approved “in principle” support subject to club vote
  • April 2022 Council of Legislation passed enabling amendment
  • June -Aug 2022 Leader and club communication and consultation
  • Sept 2022 Clubs vote
  • Oct 2022 update review and approval
What is proposed
  •  Stage 1 -planning- design and implementation
  • Stage 2-to mid-2023-election/ selection and training of Regional office bearers and Area Leaders
  • Stage 3- to mid-2024- transfer of initial District functions to Region
  • Stage 4- to mid- 2026- further transfer functions from districts-2 year pilot
The vote
  • One vote per club
  • Abstaining by any club is a NO vote
  • Two thirds majority of clubs voting YES required
  • Clubs vote districts confirm that clubs have voted.
  • At the moment Rotaract clubs do not have a vote but this may change
    We are voting to either:  
  • Explore, develop and test alternative ways of operating
  • Not participate in the Pilot
A question-and-answer opportunity followed the presentation.
For more in depth information please see the attachments in the bulletin. They have been included for a few weeks. Alternatively see Pres Kathy for a hard copy.
Following the presentation Euen was presented with his certificate of appreciation by Pres Kathy including the acknowledgement that a donation had been made in his name to vaccinate 45 children against Polio.
In her weekly wrap up Pres Kathy asked members to reflect on the presentation before it is time to vote. Next weeks guest speaker will be from the Men’s Shed.
Upcoming Diary dates for this week 25th August meeting at the Vine Inn- Gavin Sidhu Dental project Update; 27th 28th August Gawler show parking.
After the Four Way Test Pres Kathy closed meeting 3125
Chair PP Steve Barilla, President Kathy Heinrich and Guest speaker Euen Miller
Creating Tomorrow Regionalisation Project
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