Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510.  Chartered 24th April 1954

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Current Club Planner

Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Gavin Sidhu
Uganda Dental Project
Wayne Murphy
Rick Drewer
Ricks Sporting Life
Julie Tekell
Lawn Bowls Night
Evening of Fun
Kathy Heinrich
John Lyons
Interesting Cases -Ian Nys Induction Ceremony
Mike Williams
Water and Sanitation Month
Wayne Murphy 
Sailing Experience - Anthea John Induction Ceremony
Leanne Clinch
Adelaide Cup Day
CFS Aero Drome
Vocational Visit - Meal at Clubroom beforehand
Anthony Barilla
Derick Winterbottom Round the Bend
Tom Kelly
Maternal and Child Health Month
Sheaoak Log Museum
Vocational Visit
Chris Edmunds
Rotary Yard Clean Up
Dinner at Club then to Rotary Yard
Geoff Benier
Easter Monday
Anzac Day Holiday
Youth Service Month
Member Autobiography
Member Autobiography
Rotary Fellowships Month
 Queen’s Birthday
Member Autobiography
Change Over Dinner
Nixon’s Function Centre

Presidents Message

Mark Smeaton
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Dear Rotarians 
In the coming weeks we have many fundraising events so if you have any time to assist please contact Steve Barilla as the more members we can get the less time we need to commit when we all have families and busy life’s. 
A special thanks to everyone who was able to help with the Black Dog Breakfast and to those who have signed up to assist with future events over the next months your time and support to the Club is much appreciated. 
Enjoy your week and looking forward to seeing you at next weeks Club meeting. 
Quote of the Week
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dave Griffiths
April 1
Trish Williams
April 3
Deb Williams
April 7
Leanne Clinch
April 22
Spouse Birthdays
Trish Williams
April 3
Deb Williams
April 7
Roslyn Edmunds
April 9
Janet Done
April 24
Join Date
Warren Dibben
April 18, 2005
17 years
Meeting Report
Meeting 3107 Monday 14th March 2022 the toast was given by Trish Williams and grace read by Mark Smeaton
Meeting 3106 was officially opened by chairperson President Elect Kathy Heinrich
Kathy welcomed members and special guests- tonight’s speaker club member Wayne Murphy; inductee Anthea John; Honorary Member Peter Nettelbeck
Apologies were received from: Kevin Clarke John Lyons Daniel Berrett Julie Tekell Ian Nys Colin Bazeley Leanne Clinch Patsy Johnson Bob Ahrens Dino Donati, Steve Barilla and Anthony Barilla.
Kathy then invited directors to come forward for their spots and make any announcements. Almoner Mike Williams reported that Leanne had had surgery and would probably be in a moon boot for about 7 weeks. He encouraged members to contact Leanne to let her know we are thinking of her and to keep her spirits up. He also added our condolences to Brian on the recent passing of his brother.
PP Brian Burt alerted members to the presence of the Rotary Ute in Gawler this week. It will be in Bunnings carpark on Wednesday at 12 noon.
He also proposed that we should attend Kapunda’s club last meeting on the 16th May to show our support and give them a great send off.
Kim Potger has received notice from Clare Valley club saying they have more wine available-if interested see Kim. He also has a few bottles form the Onkaparinga club.
After a brief fellowship Chairperson Kathy asked President Mark to come forward to induct Anthea John into the club. Pres Mark said he was proud to be inducting his 6th new member during his tenure.
Mike asked Sergeant Barry to come forward to present his fines session. Wheel winners this week were Dave Griffiths and
The usual Bunyip roundup and entertaining quotes and jokes followed.
Kathy introduced member Wayne Murphy as Guest speaker.
Wayne gave a very informative talk on his experiences as a sailor but also educated us on the correct terminology for all aspects of sailing including parts of the yacht and types of vessels.
Waynes fist experience of sailing was as a 14-year-old on his father’s bosses son’s yacht in a race! He was basically just told when to pull a rope and when to let go. All went well until they capsized twice! He decided he had had enough but ended up going back and actually enjoyed the experience. After 6 months he was promoted to a bigger yacht and was sailing on Lake Bonney.
Waynes first overnight race was to Wedge Island. Naturally sailing at night is a lot more treacherous than daytime sailing, nevertheless it was an enjoyable and memorable trip. Wayne bought his own yacht and participated in many races including Sydney to Hobart in 1984 and 1988 and the Sydney to Suva Race. Wayne believes that Sailing is 90% relaxation, 8% excitement and 2% terror!
Wayne is still sailing but now mainly socially and is waiting to participate  on a trip on the One and All-a trip that was supposed to happen in January but had to be postponed due to Maggies fall and subsequent Broken hip.
During the Q and A segment the question was asked how the Royal Yacht Brittania can be called a yacht when it doesn’t have sails so Wayne explained that a Yacht is a vessel for recreation or pleasure and can be powered by Sail or an engine.
Chairperson and president elect Kathy thanked Wayne before presenting him with a certificate of appreciation and acknowledgment that Rotary will make a donation in his name to vaccinate 45 children against Polio.
President Mark then gave his weekly wrap including the upcoming volunteer opportunities and reminder of next weeks visit to the Gawler CFS air operations unit. Mark thanked Wayne for his enlightening talk and again congratulated Anthea on her membership.
Mark closed the meeting with the four-way test.
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New member Anthea John with sponsor Ian Sanders and President Mark Smeaton
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