BULLETIN 20 October 2019 

District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
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Forward Programme
Monday 21st October 2019 - Meeting 3015
Guest Speaker Mayor Karen Rdeman
Local Government Boundaries
Chair / Toast
PP Marie-louise Lees
Fellowship / Plaques Deb Williams
Anniversaries of Induction Jacqui Atyeo 29 October 2007
Angela Moore 22nd October, Bruce Eastick 25th October, Ian Sanders 28th October
Monday 28th October 2019 - Meeting 3016
Guest Speaker Village Fair Planning
Chair/Toast PP Lance Hatcher
Fellowship/Plaques Dino Donati
Monday 4th November - Meeting 3017
Subject Mayor Glenn Docherty
Chair/Toast PP Wayne Murphy
Fellowship/Plaques Pp Bob Ahrens
Monday 11th November - Meeting 3018
Group 9 Combined DG Visit - Vine Inn Nuriootpa
Its nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.
Love grows best when watered daily with kind words.
Just remember, when you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance
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 14th October 2019 Meeting 3014
PP Ron Lloyd informed the meeting the club had been successful in obtaining a Grant from the Gawler Council of $500 which will provide more TVs for the Gawler Hospital.
The club was provided details regarding the Vocational Visit to Coopers on the 10th November with the following times for the night;
Bus departing from the Rec Centre at 5pm.
Dinner from 6.15pm to 7.15pm
Coopers tour of the facility from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Sergeant – at Arms PP Barry Stewart entertained members with various trivia and other “gossip” from the Bunyip. A video was shown from our exchange student Adrian who was with the club a couple of years ago which was very interesting.
PP Wayne Murphy provided an update of the upcoming program and suggested members bring their partners for the meeting with the Mayors.
Bob Hinderwell advised members that all working at the Gawler Jockey club for the race meeting on the 7th November were donating their time/income to Little Heros Foundation.  The club had been approached to donate their payment for the day to Little Hero Foundation also.  A vote was taken with members agreeing to support the foundation also.
Chairman Michael opened discussion regarding changes to the club and the general direction of the club 
The potential venue change was discussed with members providing mixed feedback ranging from staffing, menu, room setup and atmosphere.  Most negative points could be alleviated with discussions with Nixon, however nothing has been made definite and any changes would be considered early in 2020.
President Steve explained the reason for the relocation was due to the limited members attending the weekly dinner meetings.  An example was tonight’s meeting with only 23 income received from the additional $5 on top of the catering fee did not cover the cost of the room hire and guest speaker meal when there is a speaker.
Discussion was held regarding additional payment from members and PP Kim Potger explained the dinner meeting wouldn’t be included but annual subscriptions would ensuring the club expense be covered by all members and not just members who attend each week.
PP Brian Burt and PP Dave Griffiths then followed reminding members of the position of President Elect for 2019/20 and all other Board positions for the following 2019/21 year. They asked all members to give serious thought to all positions for the future of the club. General discussion followed with members discussing the direction of the club, possible amalgamation of Gawler and Gawler Light, change/reducing the focus of the club.  All points to be discussed at the upcoming AGM on 25th November.
PP Steve Barilla then gave closing remarks about upcoming dates which included the DIK working bee this  weekend, World Polio Day on 24th October and seeking volunteers to man a stand at Drake supermarkets on the day.  President Steve suggested not having committee meetings due to the length of the dinner meeting with any point regarding urgent discussion occurring via email between committee members.
One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio
With the Rotary Zone Institute held during September this is an update, as it sum up things to be happy about.
 Nigeria reached the 3 year milestone of no cases and the anticipated announcement on World Polio Day that the world has been certified free of polio  leaving only type 1 remaining.. The other news to celebrate is the continuing generosity of Rotarians as the goal of US$50 million was met.
Our advocacy with governments for financial support continues to generate the funding that is needed. Yet as WHO director general Tedras said, “This is a worrisome time for polio” The wild polio virus case numbers have risen to 80 and we are seeing outbreaks at of vaccine-derived polio beyond what was anticipated.
The Polio Oversight Board met on September 6 and heard of increased vaccine hesitancy and a social media scam that has impacted the program in Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan also reflected that the change in government this past year had hurt program momentum.
In Afghanistan, there has been a ban since April on house-to –house campaigns in polio reservoirs controlled by anti-government elements and since July all polio campaigns have been suspended. This is impacting five million children who are missed with vaccines.
During  the Polio Oversight Board  call it was urged the implementing partners to take all necessary steps, recognising that this is a health emergency of international concern and to be aggressive in seeking progress with the anti-government elements such as the Taliban, who do in fact usually support the polio program.
The top global leaders of WHO, UNICEF and of Global health for the Gates Foundation all agreed to do so. All our polio leaders in   Rotary will be continuing to press this message.
Saralucia Di Lauro from Cremona, Italy, is an incoming international exchange student to Adelaide. But this youth exchange differs in that three clubs are involved with sponsoring the young Italian. The south Australian clubs of Prospect, Regency Park and Gawler have all come on board to share the hosting of Sara during her 12-month stay in Adelaide.
The venture came about when Sara put in her request to be an international exchange student and Ian Howlett, chairman of District 9500 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, was organising her exchange opportunity with host clubs.
The Rotary Club of Gawler had offered to have Sara for six months, but required assistance for the other six months. President of the Rotary Club of Prospect Julie Johnson was speaking with Ian about sponsors. As a result of Julie speaking with President of the Rotary Club of Regency Park Russell Green, it was decided the two clubs would work together to host Sara for the other six months.
Sara was welcomed to Australia at Adelaide Airport by Ian and members of her three host clubs. President of the Rotary Club of Henley Beach Anthony Masson was also present, with the club currently sponsoring outgoing exchange student Lucy Stattman in Sara’s home town of Cremona.
Sara will attend two schools during her time in Adelaide and will have six host families throughout her 12 month stay. She is a beautiful young lady and is very appreciative of the opportunity she has been afforded.
This is a great example of Rotary clubs working together to achieve positive outcomes.
The Rotary International Exchange Program is a wonderful opportunity for youth across the globe made possible by the hard work of Rotarians like Ian.
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We take but by the moments that
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