Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510.  Chartered 24th April 1954

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Current Club Planner

New Leadership Month
Kathy Heinrich 
The Year Ahead
Charlie Kyprianou
Cartridge Recycling
Trevor Bellchambers
History of Cars in Gawler
Membership and New Club Development Month
Dave Clarke
The Men’s Shed
Euan Miller
Regionalisation Pilot
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dean Sims
August 11
Bob Ahrens
August 14
Stan Roulston
August 18
Spouse Birthdays
Jean Lloyd
August 12
Join Date
Tony Fotheringham
August 23, 2010
12 years
Kathy Heinrich
August 27, 2012
10 years
Meeting Report
Rotary meeting 3121
Apologies for tonight
Helen Rapp-Bourne, Tom Kelly, Bob Ahrens, Patsy Johnson, Julie Tekell, Geoff Benier, John Lyons, Andrea John, Colin Bazeley, Wayne Murphy, Anthea John. Leanne Clinch
Julie Smeaton, Michelle Nys, Beth Hudman
Chair for the evening was Pres Kathy Heinrich.
Toast was given by PP Ron Lloyd and Grace by Pres Kathy. Kathy opened the meeting and welcomed members and guests. Kathy informed us tonight she was the President, Chair, and the guest speaker!  and called for members to come forward for their Rotary spots.
PP Steve Barilla, Steve will be playing cricket in the Salvation Army invitational XI. And is organising a table of 10 for the fundraising lunch. Several members indicated their interest to support this, Steve thanked them and will liaise with them directly to organise payment etc.  
PP Brian Burt Reminded Rotarians about the upcoming Variety Bash quiz night. He has a table organised and is looking forward to the evening. If you gave your name to Brian, please see him to make sure he hasn’t forgotten anyone. Brian also asked Rotarians if they had acted on his request to contact the Bunyip re inclusions of reports. Brian then played the ABC report of PP Bruce Eastick’s generous donation of the model ship to the restoration team.
PP Barry Stewart spoke about membership and was pleased to inform members that Beth has applied to re-join the club.
PP Ian Sanders asked members to keep collecting ring pulls from cans. He reminded members and guests that they don’t take up much room and costs nothing to do but they can be cashed in when there is a bag full. Ian was also asked about can collection however as Ian pointed out these take up a lot of room and bulky to take to the recycling.
Ian Nys collected the Trees for Life trees and delivered them to Gawler council ready for planting in Clonlea Park.
Anthony Barilla another reminder about Quiz night. There are almost 100 people registered which is great. Food platters can be pre- booked as per email. Any final donations for the raffles etc can be given to Anthony.
Chairperson Kim Potger thanked David for his informative talk and after questions he presented him with his certificate of appreciation.
Kim then invited Pres Mark Smeaton to address the members and guests and to close the meeting.
Immediate PP Mark Smeaton handed over 3 cheques which had been received as donations totalling $900.
Pres Kathy then invited everyone to enjoy some fellowship over dinner before introducing Sergeant Barry for his session. During the session,  Members and guests enjoyed dessert- the top layer of the cake from last weeks Changeover Dinner which Kathy had kept safe and fresh.  
This week’s Wheel spinners were Alan Harris and Kim Potger.
Birthdays this week-Tom Kelly July 14; Mark Forgie July 15
Anniversaries:  Deb Williams: July 12, 2019 (3 years); Lance Hatcher: July 16, 1962 (60 years).
President Kathy introduced this year’s theme “Imagine Rotary” and explained the logo. She then presented her vision for 22-23.
Pres Kathy said she didn’t intend to make changes but to build on the work PP mark has done.
  • Listen to longstanding members and embrace the culture
  • Learn from past mistakes so we don’t do the same again
  • Maintain good fellowship
  • Make our contribution make a difference
  • Be flexible with members and their commitments
  • Be willing to accept change and embrace new ideas
  • Be proud we are Rotarians and of the great things we do
  • To better serve People, Projects, and our community
  • Improve our public image with advertising and networking
  • Involve our club and build partnerships with other associations
  • Support more Youth programs
  • Increase membership
  • Lead the club through a successful year
  • Support President Elect Jon Lyons.
Pres Kathy is also keen to continue with our major projects including the Black Ops project, The CFS Air operations branch and the Gawler Caravan Park- (This has recently been sold so will meet with new owners to discuss the project with them).
  • Kathy is committed to build on membership particularly the corporate memberships- plans to regularly invite Local business owners to speak at our meetings.
  • Every member will once again be on a committee to share the load and make use of people’s expertise and area of interest.
  • Collaborating with other Rotary Clubs for meetings and socialising -The Village fair will be a true collaboration with Rotary Club of Gawler Light and a joint meeting is planned for August.
Pres Kathy then reintroduced her board and outlined their roles and responsibilities.
In closing President Kathy thanked Michele, Julie, and Bath for attending.
She asked members to vote on moving the July 22nd meeting to 25th at the Vine Inn to Evening with Gavin Sidhu - Update on Uganda Dental Project. Members felt that we should have both and they have the option of attending either or both.
Kathy also reported that Michael Jacobs, PP Steve Barilla, and Kathy attended a meeting at Central Districts football club to hear about the Regionalisation Project. After her report, a passionate discussion was held with members wanting answers to questions that could not be answered. Kathy said she had requested a guest speaker from the project committee to come on the 15th of August. PP Mike Williams asked members to wait and listen to what they say before jumping to the defensive, this was backed by PP Mark Smeaton.
      After the four-way test Kathy officially closed meeting 3121


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Creating Tomorrow Regionalisation Project
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