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Youth Service Month
Rotary Yard
Dinner at Nixon’s and Rotary Yard Clean Up
Mark Smeaton
President Dean Bartley
Rotary Club of Modbury – Area 6 Districts Meeting
Dean Bartley
Kapunda Rotary Club
Club Visit - Final Meeting of the Kapunda Club
At Kapunda
Brian Burt
Autobiography – My Retirement Part 2
Andrea Johns
Member Autobiography
Rotary Fellowships Month
Ben Smeaton
Life in Public Relations
Brian Burt
Queen’s Birthday
Member Autobiography
Member Autobiography
Presidents Changeover Meeting
PP Leanne Clinch
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Barry Stewart
July 3
John Dawkins
July 3
Tom Kelly
July 14
Mark Forgie
July 15
Klaus Retelsdorf
July 20
Ron Lloyd
July 21
Kathy Heinrich
July 22
Spouse Birthdays
Mike Johnson
July 4
Julie Smeaton
July 29
Join Date
Bob Hinderwell
July 1, 1990
32 years
Patricia Johnson
July 2, 2000
22 years
Dean Sims
July 6, 1970
52 years
Deb Williams
July 12, 2019
3 years
Lance Hatcher
July 16, 1962
60 years
Karen Redman
July 28, 2015
7 years
Meeting Report
Meeting 3116 30th May 2022


Kathy Heinrich, Mark Smeaton, Kevin Clarke, Colin Bazeley, Bob Ahrens, Patsy Johnson, Julie Tekell, Mark Forgie, John Lyons, Helen Bourne, Leanne Clinch, Geoff Benier
Guests Joseph guest of Anthony Barilla
Rotary Report for Meeting 3116; Held on 30th May 2022.
Chairperson for the Meeting was Angela Moore; PP Steve Barilla said grace. Anthea John gave toast.
Angela opened meeting 3116 and welcomed Anthea as our speaker tonight and Joseph       Who was a guest of Anthony Barilla. Angela invited Directors and members to come forward for Rotary spots
Barry Stewart reported that Anthony barilla had formatted a letter to go to businesses re corporate membership. Barry commended Anthony on his initiative and said the board had approved the letter.
Michael Jacob highlighted some information that had been included in emails: the changeover dinner invitation a reminder that if you need to you can pay at the registration table when paying for your regular meal for the next couple of weeks ; Police Officer of The Year an initiative of Unley Rotary and asking for nominations. Information re some initiatives for Zone 8 (Situated in the South Pacific, the Zone includes Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu.) We are going to Pilot some new ideas.
Anthony Barilla- assisted by Joseph gave more information about the Quiz night for the Variety Bash. Tables are tables of 10 tickets will be $25 each at Nixons function centre on the 23rd July. A reminder that a percentage of profits from this night will go toward Rotary.
Chairperson Angela invited everyone to enjoy some fellowship over dinner before welcoming Barry for his serageants session.
Wheel prize winners were Alan Harris and Ian Nys.
Barry then entertained the group with his usual facebook funnies and the Bunyip roundup.
After thanking Barry Angela introduced member Anthea John to present her Autobiography.
Anthea John was born in Tanunda in 1975 and grew up in a strict Lutheran faith with parents of German heritage. Anthea attended Freeling Primary and Kapunda High School. Because Anthea’s mum didn’t drive they had a monthly trip to Elizabeth to do the shopping in her dads HQ kingswood which Anthea believed started her love of Holdens. Anthea has always enjoyed adventure and was a typical tomboy growing up enjoying dirt bikes, cubby houses and bows and arrows! She also plays the Flute and the Piano. After school Anthea worked at Angus park where she met her first love Jake. However when Jake moved to town and took up an apprenticeship they split up and she moved to Salisbury to attend Art School and lived in share houses where her eyes were open to wider experiences and independence. During this time she met Bronty and they eventually moved into a unit in Williamstown together before renting a house with an ostrich farm. During a trip in her lime green HQ Kingswood station wagon (which Anthea still has) Anthea discovered her love of the outback and they subsequently bought a landcruiser and travelled to Perth. After 8 years Anthea and Bronty split but they remained good friends. Anthea moved to Willaston and met a new man Pascale. They had a daughter Michaela born in 2003. Michaela has 2 half siblings Joseph and Rashene.
The family moved to the Goldfields and bought a 25 acre property and built a house in which Anthea still lives. In 2010 Helen Bourne moved in next door and Anthea and Helen became very good friends. Pascale eventually moved out and into one of their rental properties and Anthea remained in the house.
Twenty Six years after parting Anthea and Jake reconnected however after all that time they had both obviously changed and grown up so they once again parted.  
Anthea has enjoyed various jobs since leaving school including working at Angus Park, Bunnings, working at Penfields through Vintage during 98-2001. Anthea also had a time cleaning and this led to her starting her own cleaning  business. She has also worked as a property manager and working 2 days a week at the Cockatoo Valley store.
Anthea has remained close to the Kies family whom she met when she was 22 and helps out at Barossa helicopters when needed -the latest adventure was last weekend with a trip to Broken Hill.
Michaela is now at University doing an Arts degree in Science. Anthea is back to cleaning everyday and enjoying being on her own while appreciating the people in her life and travelling.
Angela thanked Anthea on a wonderful and informative talk which showed Anthea has a great sense of adventure and a wonderful positive outlook despite some setbacks in her life. Anthea was then presented with a certificate of appreciation and acknowledging a donation to Vaccinate 45 children against Polio on her behalf.
Angela asked PP Steve Barilla to deliver the closing messages.
PP Steve thanked Antea for a great talk and  guest Joseph for attending. He reminded everyone that next week Ben Smeaton will be the guest speaker and Brian Burt will be chairperson. Before inviting members to recite the four way test Steve reminded everyone that there were committee meetings at the conclusion of tonight's Rotary meeting for those directors who were present.
PP Steve then declared meeting 3116 over.  
Anthea with Chair person Angela and PP Steve Barilla
Anthea with one of the Barossa Helicopters 
Variety Bash Quiz Night
Gawler Rotary Club Changeover Invitation
Creating Tomorrow Regionalisation Project
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