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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Meeting 3046 - 19th October 2020

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will be held in the downstairs room of the Nixon Function Centre

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CHAIRMAN                            Leanne Clinch
GUEST SPEAKER                    Hon. John Dawkins M
PROGRAMME                         The role of a politician.
PLAQUES                              Wayne Murphy
LOYAL TOAST                        Bob Ahrens 
BIRTHDAYS                          Angela Moore 22nd Oct
ANNIVERSARIES                   None
DIARY DATES                      24th Oct Polio Ute Relay starts from Alice Springs
                        1st Nov. Polio Plus movie - Gawler cinema
                        9th   Nov Vocational visit – Yalumba winery
                      30th Nov. D.G.’s Visit
                      21st Dec. Christmas Dinner – Partners’ Night
                                          4th Jan.    Bowls Night


Dear Rotarians, 
For those who were able to attend the District Area 6 meeting held on Tuesday night, I hope you enjoyed the evening and in particular the guest speaker and the address by each of the Area 6 presidents.
I would also like to thank everyone who was involved in the BBQ and Donut making that took place on Saturday at the opening of the Gawler Aquatic Centre. It was a great day of fundraising but also some fantastic fellowship and our first community event since COVID19 with many more planned for the future. A special thanks to PP Steve Barilla for formalising with Council and to PP Colin Bazeley and his committee for organising everything for the event.
Quote of the week”
“A good leader takes a little more of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit
Report on Meeting 3045 - October 13th 
The District Area 6 meeting was hosted by Gawler Light Rotary in the Gawler Arms Hotel with Area 6 Governor Rick Henke from Salisbury Rotary chairing the proceedings.
In a total attendance of about 100, there were twenty members from our club. As well as District 9520 Governor-elect and our president Mark, there were also present the presidents from the clubs of Elizabeth, Gawler Light, Golden Grove, Munno Para, Playford, Salisbury and Elizabeth Rotoract.
Following a welcome from the host president Dick Milner, the Area Governor invited a report from each president regarding their club’s service work and projects.
Our president Mark delivered a very clear and detailed PowerPoint presentation.
This was followed by words from DG-elect Peter Neal who stressed R.I. President Holger Knaack’s dictum that whilst club membership is important, quality of members should take precedence over quantity.

Steve McLachlan Introduced the guest speaker Rebecca Badcock to address the meeting on “Why South Australia got COVID management right.” Her talk was the most enlightening delivery on the preparation by nursing administration in SA in response to the pandemic and lessened its effects in South Australia.

Much fellowship and friendly exchange was enjoyed throughout the evening..

President Mark
One of the RCG  tables

Rebecca holds a wide range of top-level positions in the field of South Australian nursing, including: Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network which encompasses Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital, GP Plus Health Care Centres and a series of sub-acute and community services.

She is also on the board of the Rosemary Bryant Foundation – a fund raising body that grants money to improve health outcome through nursing and midwifery research throughout Australia and the global regions of the world.

Rebecca is a strong advocate for the unique and critical opportunity that enables nurses and midwives to influence the practices adopted in patient care. In over 18 years of her nursing experience she has worked overseas, including in West Africa, developing health care systems and nursing and midwifery education programs. 

In her talk, Rebecca described how she led the team of South Australian nurses requested by the federal health minister to go to Victoria and help the medical staff learn how the Covid-19 pandemic had been coped with more successfully in SA, and the results achieved.

Age: 75
Place of birth: ADELAIDE SA
Place of growing up: KILLKENNY, ADELAIDE
Present place of residence: GAWLER EAST
Leisure interests: READING, GARDENING & TRAVEL
Country Office National Tel: 08 8523 2133

One who drives like Hell is likely to get there sooner. 

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 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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