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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10th May 2021
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Meeting 3069- 10th May 2021
CHAIRMAN                  Kathy Heinrich
GUEST SPEAKERS       Simon & Ali Eberhard
                                    Gawler Caravan Park
                                    Shannon O’Brien
                                    April RYPEN camp
LOYAL TOAST             Bob Hinderwell
PLAQUES                    Trish Williams
BIRTHDAYS                None
INDUCTIONS              Steve Barilla    10th May 2004,
                                    Dave Griffiths  12th May 2013
DIARY DATES            MAY is “Youth Service Month”
                                  Clare Rotary Art Exhibition 15th-20th May
                                  28th Jun. Club changeover dinner


This week we have Ali and Simon as our guest speakers and they will be talking to the club about the Gawler Caravan Park Entry Upgrade.
We also have Shannon O’Brien whom we sponsored as our RYPEN student, and who will be talking to us about the April RYPEN camp she attended.
The following few weeks are free so if any members have any suggestions for guest speakers can you please let myself or Ron Lloyd know so that we can book them in.
“Quote of the week”
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
         Report on Meeting  3068 – April 19th 2021 
   The meeting comprised 27 members and guest speaker Peter Gapp. Apologies were received from Julie Tekell, Bob Ahrens, Leanne Clinch, Tom Kelly, Kim Potger and Kevin Clarke who is caravanning in the Parkes/Dubbo region of NSW.
   Rotary spots comprised:
  • Brian Burt drew attention to the Clare Rotary club’s Art Exhibition to be held 15th – 20th May. He plans to attend and is offering 3 seats in his car on a date convenient to those wishing to go.
  • Michael Jacob gave feedback on the Drought BBQ at Angaston on the 21st April. He thanked those who went and did the cooking, being himself along with Helen Moore, Patsy Johnson, Kim Potger, Dino Donati, Lisa Bazeley and Lisa’s granddaughter Milly Dowling.
   The Fines session began with President Mark directing that the money be donated to RYWELL. The barrel roll winners were Bruce Eastick and Colin Bazeley. Induction anniversary of Ron Lloyd is the 5th May (1980), and the birthdays of Kim Potger (5th May) and Dino Donati (6th May) were acknowledged by singing Happy Birthday.
   Sgt. Barry displayed photos from the Bunyip, and said how proud he was on ANZAC day to have led the army veterans’ contingent marching through Crafers, Geoff Benier recalled how the “Sounds Familiar” choir, of which he is a member, sang the national anthems of New Zealand and Australia at the Williamstown ANZAC Day ceremony. And Ian Sanders related on his holiday to Kangaroo Island, mentioning the bushfires damage recovery he witnessed.
Brian Burt auctioned off 2 bottles of wine received as a gift that went for $60.
   The guest speaker Peter Gapp was introduced to give a presentation on RYWELL (Rotary Youth Wellbeing) of which he is committee Chairman.
   Peter is also Treasurer of the Holdfast Bay Rotary club which founded RYWELL in liaison with the Department for Child Development (DCP) over recent years. He studied at Adelaide University before joining the Navy, followed by accountancy and financial positions. It was his involvement in social issues at university tutoring children from institutions, orphanages, and youth detention centres that stimulated his interest in RYWELL.
   Following his talk, Peter was presented with a certificate of appreciation and informed that a related donation would be made to PolioPlus to make possible the vaccination of 45 children.
In addition, the club was making to RYWELL a donation of $500, $70 from tonight’s wine auction money, and a further personal donation of $50 by President Mark.
The 2 bottles of wine that were auctioned were graciously donated to the Club by James Hadden of Angaston, who wanted to help in some way when he met Club members at the recent Drought outreach BBQ.
 President Mark & Colin
   A certificate of appreciation acknowledging  Milly Dowling for helping with the cooking at the Angaston BBQ was presented to her Grandfather Colin Bazeley to give to Milly.
   The meeting closed with President Mark announcing the duties for the next meeting, and the Rotary 4-way test being recited.
Member Profile
Name: Kevin Clarke
Age: 80
Place of birth: Sydney.
Place of growing up: Lakemba, Sydney
Wife: Elizabeth
Present place of residence: Gawler
Previous occupation: Business manager within the Lutheran Ministry
Leisure interests: Caravanning       
Just a thought:
You’ll get a job at the bakery if you knead the dough.

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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