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Club Bulletin 17th August 2020

Club Board

Meeting No. 3038 17th August 2020
CHAIRMAN                        Colin Bazeley
Guest speaker                   Dr Dave MacPhail
PROGRAMME                     Gawler Animal Hospital
FELLOWSHIP                     Alan Harris
LOYAL TOAST                    Trish Williams
BIRTHDAYS                       18th Stan Roulston
ANNIVERSARIES                23rd  Tony Fotheringham (2010)
DIARY DATES                    31st Dec. Christmas Dinner –                                                                    Partners’ Night
                                          4th Jan.    Bowls Night

President's Piece

Dear Rotarians and guests
I would like to thank everyone for your attendance at last week’s meeting. It was another great turn out with almost all members being able to attend and with only a few apologies.
Thank you to Dave Griffith for taking the lead at our meeting and the role as Chairperson and as always did a great job. Also, in true form our Sergeant-at-Arms Barry Stewart delivered another great Sergeant’s session with plenty of fun and laughter had by all.
I hope you all enjoyed the presentation delivered by Damian Leach and now have a better understanding of our Rotary Youth Services and the opportunities this brings to both our Youth community and to Rotary.
                                       Quote or the week
if the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never change the goal”
Report on Meeting 3037 - August 10th  
Once again, there was a hearty attendance of 31 members plus guest speaker Damián Leach. The new check-in arrangement enabled payment by credit card as well as cash, and a two cards system simplified the meals serving of individual choice.
Sgt-at-Arms Barry Stewart opened the meeting with acknowledgment to the Kaurna people; Bob Ahrens proposed the loyal toast; and President Mark said grace, before PP Dave Griffiths took over as Chairman for the evening.
Bob Ahola joined the meeting via the ZOOM facility, and apologies were received from: Colin Bazeley, Tony Atyeo and Dino Donati. Birthday greetings were accorded to Jean Lloyd -12th August, and Bob Ahrens -14th August in the customary manner.
Rotary spots were:
  • President Mark informed that he had received a letter of congratulations from Mayor Karen Redman on his election to the office of President.
  • Lance Hatcher reported on his attendance at the Gawler Light changeover meeting.
  • Dr. Bruce gave account of being accompanied by Michael Jacob at Evanston Eldercare Home for the presentation of our Certificate of Appreciation and $300 gift to its Staff Awards ceremony.
  • Michael Jacob sought views on the new emailed Attendance & Meals form, and received acknowledgement on its ease of use.
The fines session by Sgt. Barry was innovative whereby he selected members at random, and others, not at the same table, had to vote as to the chosen member’s choice of meal.
President Mark expressed his satisfaction with members’ service programs suggestions handed in, and that he had had further contact with Kangaroo Island.
Guest speaker Damian Leach from the Rotary Club of Campbelltown was introduced as District 9510 Chair of the Youth Programs Committee. His talk was supported with a PowerPoint presentation of a diverse smorgasbord of youth service activity initiatives (see report on his talk) that are functioning state-wide, nationally and internationally.
The meeting closed with reciting the Four Way Test.
Dave Griffiths, Damian Leach, President Mark Smeaton
Guest Speaker - Damian Leach,
Chairman of District 9510 Youth Programs Committee
Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals aged 18-30 years of age, to create positive change in their local communities and around the world.
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.
EarlyAct is a school-wide service club for primary school students from ages 5 to 13.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
RYLA provides 18-25 year olds the opportunity for you young people to make a lot of new friends. The week incorporates guest speakers, a diverse array of topics.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) 
RYPEN provides a group of young people aged 14-17 an opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills. This weekend long program provides participants the opportunity to engage with like-minded people.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
The NYSF Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to continue their studies in these fields.
Long Term Youth Exchange (LTYE)
Long Term Youth Exchange is for students aged 15 to 17 who want to spend up to twelve months living and studying overseas. All students attend secondary school whilst hosted, as they are on a residential student visa.
New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE)
New Generations Service Exchange is (generally) a three-month program for university students and young professionals from ages of 23 to 30.
Rotary Youth WELLbeing (RYWELL)
RYWELL provides opportunities for individuals and carers from disadvantaged backgrounds to have opportunities they may not otherwise have access to. These activities are regularly held in school holidays.
Roadsafe Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
At RYDA, students attend six interactive sessions at a dedicated venue with road safety experts focussing on the aspects of individual risk profiling in vehicles, and experiencing a stopping distance demonstration
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC)
RAIC is a program run annually in Canberra for Year 11 students that have an interest in the Australian Federal Parliament. Delegates are selected from different regions and backgrounds around Australia.
ConocoPhillips Science Experience (CPSE)
CPSE is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students who are interested in science. Usually held on the campus of a university or tertiary institution, participants perform experiments in the laboratories, and meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres.
“One & All” Program
This program looks to co-ordinate and arrange sponsorship for worthy 15-18 year old students who would otherwise be unable to afford it a challenging, life-changing 5-day training voyage on tall ship One & All.
Engineering Challenge
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM* outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. Through the Challenge, students experience aspects of Science and Engineering not usually seen in their school environment.
Health of the River
The forum brings together year 9 and 10 students who are interested in river health issues, environmental science and the management of natural resources. Selected students take part in an educational program developed and run by ecologists who specialise in freshwater and floodplain ecosystems.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Rotary members across the globe have been playing a crucial role in helping their communities by providing food and medical supplies to the people that need it most.
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