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

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Gawler, SA 5118
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Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
DG Jeff Neale
Rotary International
Mark Smeaton
Tom Kelly
Nicholas Kelly
My Life
Youth Sail  Challenge
Colin Bazeley
Christmas Dinner Meeting
Brian Burt &
Mark Smeaton
Public Holidays
Vocational Service Month
 New Year’s Eve Day
Bowls Night 
A Night of Fun
Marg Brassington
Time Line Therapy


I just wanted to let everyone know I've been informed all members/guests/visitors/etc... need to be double vaccinated going forward for all meetings as directed by Nixon's Function Centre.   
Members/guests/visitors will be required to display their vaccination status to the club.
Additionally, the same rule applies for the Gawler Bowling Club the following week as they have adopted Bowls SA directive for their social events in addition to their competitions.  In this instance, the club will be completing the declaration on behalf of members.

Presidents Message

Mark Smeaton
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Dear Rotarians
Happy Australia Day and hope you all had a great day.
I have some fantastic news to share, on Australia Day Bob Ahrens received a “Mayoral Certificate Of Inspiration” from Light Regional Council Mayor Bill O’Brien.

The Certificate reads, In Honour of: “Your Leadership, generosity, hard work and community spirit” You inspire us.
As you can imagine Bob was very surprised and humbled to receive this award which is a true reflection of all the great work he has done for the Community.
Please reach out to Bob and congratulate him on this fantastic and well-deserved achievement
Quote of the week
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alan Harris
February 7
Warren Dibben
February 13
Mike Williams
February 23
Spouse Birthdays
Alan Harris
February 7
Liz Stolz
February 25
Join Date
Michael Jacob
February 1, 1984
38 years
Geoff Benier
February 6, 2006
16 years
Barry Stewart
February 7, 2000
22 years
Mark Smeaton
February 27, 2017
5 years
Kevin Clarke
February 28, 2002
20 years
Major Darren Cox delivering the Christmas message
Magician Darren Shutz Ably assisted by Andrea John
Pres Mark with guests Ian and Michele Nys
Meeting Report

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to another Rotary year.

Meeting 3099 was the last meeting of 2021 and was our Christmas meeting. Chairperson PP Brian Burt opened the meeting and pointed out that the evening was a wonderful opportunity for Rotarians and guests to come together and celebrate and socialise over a wonderful meal and be entertained. It was also a time to remember those who are struggling at Christmas (and through the year) and consider what we can do to help.
The Toast was given by Angela Moore and Rotary Grace by Trish Williams.
The dinner was attended by 85 people including Gawler Mayor Karen Redman and Terry Redman, and Major Darren Cox from the salvation Army who gave the Christmas message and also accepted a large donation of Christmas gifts donated by members and guests. Barossa Valley magician Darren Schutz once again entertained everyone with his sleight of hand and mind challenging tricks. He was ably assisted by members of the audience who were clearly baffled by the tricks. Other special guests included representatives from: Gawler Council Henry Inat; Zonta Pam Young Valerie Mew Janet Ahrens; Willos Men’s shed David Clarke Bill Tidswell; CFS Tony Clark plus many members’ family and friends. President mark gave a warm welcome and opening address prior to dinner being served.
Barry Stewart presented a brief Sergents session and invited people to let us know what Christmas means to them.  
Following the dinner and magic show, Peter Nettelbeck once again acted as auctioneer to raise $2340 to be used to support Rotary Projects.
At the conclusion of the evening President Mark thanked President Elect Kathy and her committee for all the work that went into a fabulous and successful evening. Mark also took the opportunity to farewell Amy from Nixon’s. Amy has looked after Gawler Rotarians since the move to Nixon’s. She will begin her Nursing career early in the new year and we wish her well. 
Before officially closing the meeting with the Four Way Test, Mark wished everyone a safe and happy Christmas.

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