DISTRICT 9500,  Rotary CLUB NO. 17632, 
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Nixon's Function Centre
Nixon Tce
Gawler, SA 5118
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Meeting 31st August 2020

CHAIRMAN                          Brian Burt
GUEST SPEAKERS                Members: Helen Bourne, Ian Sanders,
                                          Wayne  Murphy, Kim Potger & Dino Donati.            
PROGRAMME                       Rotary Membership Night
FELLOWSHIP                        Kevin Clarke
LOYAL TOAST                       Ian Sanders
BIRTHDAYS                          5th Sept Chris Edmunds
ANNIVERSARIES                   None
DIARY DATES                       20th Nov D.G.’s Visit
                        21st Dec. Christmas Dinner – Partners’ Night
                                            4th Jan.    Bowls Night

President's Piece

Dear Rotarians
Thank you all for your attendance last week and the continued support to our Club which has been great and I believe is being enjoyed by all.
It was great to see our Board Directors hold their first committee meetings and to see the support from many of our members, however there are still a few positions vacant and I would encourage you to review these which are provided in our weekly bulletin. So if you see something you would like to assist with please talk to the relevant Committee Director as I am sure they will appreciate your support.
Our Club Administration Committee have been busy and the club’s year planner has been a work in progress. As it has been up-dated it will be presented at this week’s meeting and looks great with some fantastic guest speakers and events lined up for the rest of year which I know you will all enjoy.
Quote of the week
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”
President Mark Smeaton and guest Behrooz Jafari

Report on Meeting 3039 - August 24th  

Once again there was a strong membership attendance at the meeting and Sgt-at-Arms Barry introduced President Mark as chairman. The Loyal Toast was proposed by Mike Williams and grace was said by President Mark.
  • President Mark expressed thanks to Michael Barilla for money raised at the Ahrens group for donating to Rotary for funding Rotary service work. He also reported receiving a card from the staff manager at Eldercare Evanston saying thank you to the Club for its gift of $200 and endorsing the high regard held for Rotary in Gawler.
  • Steve Barilla reported that the State legislation required two Covid-19 Marshalls to be present at club meetings for the purpose of ensuring social restrictions are being observed. Steve and Bob Hinderwell have been appointed for Rotary meetings.
  • Wayne Murphy introduced his guest Behrooz Jafari who is qualified as an Architect and is completing post-graduate studies for a degree in construction engineering.
  • President Mark called on members to choose the committee in which they believe they could best contribute to and met with the appropriate director after the meeting.
  • Brian Burt outlined his plan for the Membership Meeting to be the programme for next week’s meeting. It will include club members Bob Ahrens, Ian Sanders, Dino Donati, Helen Bourne, and Colin Bazeley recalling some of their overseas Rotary experiences.
The fines session began with President Mark and Kevin Clarke winning the barrel roll, then Sgt Barry continued by telling of his visit with pat member John Bolton to Phil Fisher’s farm in the Flinders Ranges. They had fun shooting with rifles and bows and arrows. They also visited the memorial that stands in tribute to Phil’s father.
As President Mark was about to open the meeting’s topic of Club fund-raising suggestions, honorary member Mayor Karen Redman joined the meeting and was invited to address the meeting relating to the town council.
Mayor Karen spoke of the government issues that were impacting community events including the Village Fair, the Gawler Show, Christmas Carols, and Australia Day Breakfast. These restrictions required identifying those who attended to be able to trace them in case of positive test results, ticketing, social distancing, etc. In an earlier discussion with Colin Bazeley the Village Fair will be affected by many aspects that make it almost impossible to go ahead.
With the event being the main fundraiser for small community bodies there followed a lengthy discussion on alternative ways that such fundraising could be implemented.
Due to restricted meeting time to allow for committee meetings to follow, the discussion was closed, and President Mark decided that his planned programme on fundraising suggestions would be postponed to a later date.
The meeting was then closed.
Name:                                     Leanne Clinch                       
Age:                                         51
Place of birth:                           Adelaide
Place of growing up:                  Adelaide to age 5              
                                               since then Gawler
Partner:                                   Mr Right
Place of residence:                   Gawler East
Education:                               High School & Certificates 3 & 4 for workplace
Present occupation:                 Current Banking, previous insurance
Leisure interests:                     Netball and anything Harrison & family
Throwing spices out are a waste of thyme.
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 gregory.morris.gm1@gmail.com 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 0437759 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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