BULLETIN 22 September 2019 

District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
“Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -
across the globe, in our communities and in our lives.”
Forward Programme
Monday 23rd September 2019 - Meeting 3012
Guest Speaker
Peter Randell
Come Fly With Me
Chair / Toast
PP Alan Harris
Fellowship / Plaques PP Colin Bazeley
Sue Potger 23rd September
Monday 30th September 2019 - Meeting 3013 - At Nixon's Function Centre
Guest Speaker
PP Brian Burt
Subject Learning to Read
Chair / Toast PP Dave Griffiths
Fellowship / Plaques Stan Roulston
Monday 7th October - Public Holiday - No Meeting
Monday 14th October - Meeting 3014
Subject Club Open Discussion
Chair / Toast Michael Jacob
Fellowship / Plaques PP Wayne Murphy
“I never gossip. I observe. And then take my observations to practically everyone.”
“I forgive and forget because I have a good heart and a bad memory.”
“If you think you are too small to have an impact try going to bed with a mosquito.”
“If you don’t like what you’re getting, change what you’re doing.”
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:  7 Oct, 25 Oct, 7 Nov
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 16th September 2019 Meeting 3011
The meeting was opened and guest Marj Ahrens and Andrew Eastick were welcomed.
Bob Hinderwell reported that Geoff Benier has had a health scare and is off the scene for a time. He would like contact from members to maintain some contact with the outside world. As a result Geoff will not be available for attending the gates at the races on Wednesday the 18th. Volunteer needed.
Ron Lloyd reported that arrangements were well in hand for the Swap meet catering stall on Sunday. At this point we have the required number of workers. The set up working bee on Saturday will commence at 2pm. Again we need volunteers to help set up.
Stan Roulston reminded members of the fund rising dinner for the Willows Men’s Shed. Some Rotarians have already advised of their plan to attend but not all members filled in the sheet. More attendees will be very welcome. Proceeds on the night will be presented to the Men’s Shed to help with their very valuable activities and programs.
Mark Smeaton reminded members of the visit to Coopers Brewery on November 18th. A bus will leave the Visitors Centre at approx. 5.15 to Coopers Ale House at Gepps Cross for dinner. Following dinner we will move on to the Brewery at Regency Park for a tour of approx. 1 hour. From there the bus will return to Gawler.  The more members who elect to take the bus the lower the cost for transport.
Sergeant Barry conducted a short session this meeting unfairly picking on the president for a photo in the Bunyip and a fear of money spiders. Dave Griffiths was found to be guilty of attempted terrorism after shutting down the clubroom power before the meeting. Apparently a faulty switch was found to be the culprit.
Dino Donati has been absent for a few weeks recently while attending a wine course. He learnt to appreciate wine and many other aspects of drinking the stuff. He only scored 98% when he sat for the international exam. He was found to be drinking water at his table because Mondays are his alcohol free day. Go figure the logic of doing a wine course on Mondays.
Mark Forgie relayed his experiences of a recent cruise from Vancouver to Japan via Alaska and Russia. He lamented the fate of the Salmon who could not reach their spawning grounds due to the lack of water in the rivers. There goes a generation of salmon as there was no means of getting them to their grounds.
His experiences in Japan during a Typhoon were a lesson to all as they missed their home flights through highway and airport gridlock.
Barry auctioned a Crows and Power mug and sock gift pack to add to the End Polio funds collected. The Power pack attracted the interest of Wayne Murphy who paid $20. The Crows pack was slow to attract a bid until Barry made his bid. In his typical generous way Barry decided Angela deserved the prize more than himself and donated it to her. 
Guest Speaker
Angela Moore as guest speaker for the night presented her autobiography to the members. It was an enthralling address and the room was silent as Angela delivered one of the best presentations ever heard by the members.
She detailed her happy life in the UK where at the age of three she decided to marry her uncles dog, have 100 children and become a teacher when she grew up. She arrived in Australia as a ten pound pom with her parents and 4 siblings at the age of 9. From that point the story took a fascinating turn and ended in a happy place to where Angela and her family find themselves today.
My words reporting on Angela’s talk would not do justice to her story. I do not intend to detail the stories she told as those present were a privileged few to hear her story first hand. What we were given was a very brave and emotional account of her life including heartbreak, sadness, hard times, determination, resilience and grit and finally happy times and incredible strength.
The members were left wanting more and more than one in our midst were welling tears hearing her story.
I am sure the members would join me in thanking Angela for her talk and many of us would have left with a new perspective on our lives and the lives of others.
President Steve addressed the members with his closing remarks.
He reminded everyone about the coming events including the Swap meet rosters this coming weekend
The fund raising event on Sunday with the screening of “Ride Like a Girl” was bought to the members attention. [Note this event has since been cancelled]  Steve was particularly eager to send out a cheer to those experiencing tough times – bushfire affected people in NSW and Qld in particular.
Swap Meet Report 22nd September 2019
Catering at events allows our club to support our many community projects.  The Gawler Mega Swapmeet was very successful with all hot dogs sold.  A small team lead by Foreman Ron Lloyd gathered on Saturday afternoon to set up for a 6am Sunday morning start.  An overnight shower and 5C at 6am had the early shift seeking warmth which was found in coffee generously provided by Gino.  The event saw the debut of the worth being patented "Hotdog Roll Cutter" (demonstrated by Angela in the photo below).  Whilst it was a little slow to start (a hotdog at 6am not being on many people's list), by 8am there was a steady flow of customers and by shift change at 9am it was humming along. 
Thanks to all the members and their families who volunteered their time to make this a successful club fundraiser.
Doctor Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
To a child, literacy is the single most important skill to ensuring success in the future. A book is a precious treasure.. But what happens if a child has no access to books at home?
This was the confronting realisation made by Rotarians of the Rockhampton, Mount Morgan and Capricorn Coast clubs in Queensland’s District 9570. So, being people of action, a plan was put in motion to “Make a Difference”, coinciding with Rotary International’s Basic Education and Literacy Month.
Every Preparatory Year child in every primary school from Marlborough (100km north of Rockhampton) to Marmor (50km south of Rockhampton) to the Aboriginal community of Woorabinda (200km west of Rockhampton) received a picture book to take home to keep. The project was a combined effort of the eight Rotary clubs involved and it was a great celebration when approximately 2000 students received their books. It is hoped the project will be expanded in the future, ensuring every Preparatory Year student in District 9570 has at least one book in their home. It takes a community to educate a child. We, in Rotary, can play a vital role in increasing a love of literacy through the simple gift of one book.
Ogallala Rotary (District 5630 Nebraska) recently held a  H2O FOR LIFE WALK FOR WATER
to raise funds to bring water and latrines to remote African Villages.  Well over 1,000 students and twice as many adults carried a gallon of water three miles and raised over $10,000.  When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.
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