BULLETIN 3 November 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.”
Monday 4th November 2019 – Meeting 3017
Guest Speaker
Mayor Glenn Docherty
Building the City of Playford
Chairman / Toast
Mark Smeaton
PP Bob Ahrens
Monday 11th November 2019 – Meeting 3018
Group 9 Dinner @ Vine Inn Nuriootpa
Monday 18th November 2019 - Meeting 3019
Coopers Brewery Vocational Visit
“This is a changing world;
we must be prepared to change with it.
The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”

— Paul Harris, This Rotarian Age, circa 1935

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 Nov, 4 Dec, 21 Dec
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 28th October 2019 Meeting 3016
Chair PP Lance Hatcher welcomed guests: Marj Ahrens (guest of Bob), Andrew Eastick (guest of Bruce) and Helen Bourne (Guest of Patsy).  A big welcome back to Bruce, Kevin Clarke and John Ward. Bruce wishes members to know he now has permanent residency at Eldercare at Evanston Park after a time in respite care in a facility south of Gawler. Good to have you back home Bruce.
Kim Potger – advised members that club subs have been invoiced and he would like payment as soon as possible. The invoice represents subs due for the first 6 months plus the voluntary $100 for The Centurian Club. Pay up soon please.
Leanne Clinch – has the Rotary phone for catering and asks members to make sure all apologies and catering notifications are made before 10am on Monday morning. She does not have the luxury of checking the phone or answering the phone during her working morning. Please members stick to the agreed protocol.
Brian Burt – advised the date for the DG visit in the Barossa in November 11th. Numbers are needed as soon as possible. Some members will have seats available in their cars to transport to the meeting.
Members photos will soon be taken for the Club Runner files. Be aware when Brian springs a photo shoot on you.
Patsy Johnson – gave members a run down on the Youth Art Show arrangements for the Village Fair. She put a call out for helpers to assist with various jobs before and on the day.
Marie louise Lees advised she had attended the Gawler Light club meeting last Tuesday to witness the big shave. Steve McLachlan sacrificed his beard to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation ($2000).
A photo of the fresh faced Steve appears in the latest Bunyip. M-l also visited the Barossa Valley Club meeting on Thursday 24th.
The Coopers Brewery club visit will be held on November 18th. Mark Smeaton needs numbers finalised soon.
Sergeant Barry oversaw the wheel spin with Trish Williams taking out first prize and President Steve second.  Birthday greeting and celebrations for Bruce Eastick (92 years young) and Ian Sanders. Stan proudly announced the birth if his 2nd great grandson – and Reuben is his name. Barry entertained the gathering with his normal pointed and witty comments to raise funds for the Quality of Life Foundation.
The programme for the meeting was an organisation session in preparation for the Rotary Clubs of Gawler Village Fair. Lance,  Colin and others explained the work needed to be done on Friday and Saturday. They called for a full complement of workers and trucks and trailers to move equipment. We are expecting assistance from other groups including the RC Gawler Light (joint convenors of the fair), CFS teams, Willows Mens shed and others. Julie will be back in time to organise and cook breakfast again.
President Steve mentioned to the club he has been in contact with the president of the Coolamon RC in NSW and is investigating the proposal to join with them as a sister club. More information to follow.
There is a link to their club website on the emails sent out last week.
Australian Rotary clubs of Australia are accepting donations for their Drought Appeal. Any Bendigo bank branch will accept donations.
Steve reminded members of the nomination forms for club office positions in the coming year. Members were asked to consider what contribution they could make to the club as board members or higher office in leadership.

 Rotary Clubs of Gawler Village Fair - Brief Report

After a damp start, which required the shelter bags to be hung out to dry, the day turned out to be a perfect day for the Fair.  The Premier conducted the official opening at 10am.  Crowds were entertained by the town band, dog obedience, gymnastics and taiko drumming.  The Art competition saw some wonderful entries from local aspiring artists.  Feedback from stallholders was positive and while final funds raised are still being tallied, it was a successful day for all.  This is the first time the event has been a joint project of the two Gawler clubs.  Thanks to all who helped on the day and the sub-committee members who did all of the pre-event organising.  A few photos from the day below. 
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