Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510.  Chartered 24th April 1954
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Nixon's Function Centre
Nixon Tce
Gawler, SA 5118
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Gawler Rotary Club Board 2021-2022

Meeting Roster No. 3080 - 2nd August 2021
CHAIRMAN                            President-Elect Kathy Heinrich
PROGRAMME                Induction of Daniel Berrett and Anthony Barilla.
                   Committee Directors Portfolio Reviews.
                   Board Meeting
PLAQUES & FELLOWSHIP     Dave Griffiths
LOYAL TOAST                        Ron Lloyd
BIRTHDAYS                           None
ANNIVERSARIES                   None
                                              DIARY DATES
August 2021
                 Membership and New Club Development Month                                                   Sat. 28th-29th Aug.   Gawler Show.
Sun. 29th Aug. ROMAC Luncheon, at Adelaide Pavilion
Sun. 19th Sep. Swap meet.
Sun. 26th Sep. Zonta Community Chill & Fun Day
Sat.  27th Nov ‘One & All’ - Twilight Cruise


  Thanks to all who attended last week’s ZOOM meeting and for those who couldn’t the meeting was recorded so please contact Michael Jacob if you would like a copy.
 The challenges of COVID are still a major roadblock and this will continue to affect us from having our regular meetings so I am looking for everyone’s support while we push through these trying times and until some normality is back in our lives so please attend when we can as this is critical in maintaining the great culture of the Club.
 This week is Induction week and I am looking forward to taking the honour of introducing our 2 newest members Daniel Berrett and Anthony Barilla so pleas e make sure you get along so we can all welcome them to the Rotary Club of Gawler.
Quote of the week
Life isn’t about getting and having. it’s about giving and being.
Report on Meeting  3077 – July 12th 2021
Report on Meeting  No.3079 – July 26th 2021
Due to the COVID lockdown the meeting was held by Zoom with 20 members on monitor screens, the exception being Bob Ahrens only by sound due to their computer lacking a camera facility.
Following the loyal toast by Michael Jacob and Rotary grace said by President Mark, Sgt Barry Stewart introduced President Mark as chairman for the evening.
President Mark acknowledged everyone’s presence and received a short reply of how each was coping during the lockdown. The responses included being introduced to Dave Griffiths’ toy dog Charlie.
Sgt Barry Stewart conducted a fines session in his now familiar humorous style followed by the meeting opening to a general conversation of various items of interest and banter. Mark Forgie made mention of how the lockdown was causing cramping in mortuaries due to families desires for open funerals
Finally, President Mark thanked everyone present for attending, and reciting of the Rotary 4-way test was called to close the meeting.
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Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world


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.
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 0437 759 256 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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