BULLETIN 26 April 2020

Rotary International President: Mark Daniel Maloney
District Governor: Jane Owens
Club President: Steve Barilla
Club Secretary: Marie-louise Lees (
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Rotary Club of Gawler Zoom Meeting #2

Monday 27th April, 7:30pm 


Member News
Anniversary of Induction - John Ward 29 April 1971
Happy Birthday to Kevin Clarke 1 May and Jacqui Atyeo 4 May
The members of the Rotary Club of Gawler 
were saddened to learn of the passing of
Past President and Paul Harris Fellow Ron Sanders  
on Tuesday 21 April. 
Our thoughts are with Ron's family at this difficult time
This week we are introducing two special guests who are our Rotary Youth Exchange Students.
Ella Dixon who will join us from Denmark and Renee Chamberlain who has just returned
from Germany are going to present their experiences so far.
Ella lives in Port Augusta and attends Caritas College. Supported by Rotary Club of Port Augusta
her counsellor is Leah Rasmus. Ella is currently in Denmark
and is being hosted by the Rotary Club Aabenraa in District 1461.
Renee lives in Gawler, where she attends the Gawler and District College.
She was hosted by The Stuttgart-Solitude RC in District 1950.
Supported by Gawler Light Club her counsellor is Bron Anderson.
Her parents decided to recall Renee back from her exchange in Germany due to the Covid-19 changes.
She spent 2 weeks in isolation in Melbourne following her return flight back to Australia
and is currently in-home isolation in Gawler.
Please join us on Monday 27th April at 6:30pm, the ZOOM meeting number is - so just click on this link to join.
The 2020 District 9500 Virtual Conference will launch on 4 May 2020 - more details to come

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Meeting Report Zoom Meeting #1

Attendees at Rotary Club of Gawler Zoom Meeting #1, 19th April 2020
22 people including Rotarians, Sara our Youth Exchange Student, Friend of Rotary Mayor Karen Redman and Honorary Rotarian John Ward joined in for the first club Zoom meeting.  The session was very informal and it was a good opportunity to catch up with some people who we had not seen for a while.  John Ward  sought help from his IT savvy son to get online and mastered the technology very well.  Stan Roulston was sporting a new beard.  Mark Forgie's cat made a special appearance.  Jacqui Atyeo shared how to get a fancy background behind you in Zoom.  Mayor Karen informed us of what is happening in Gawler through the "Community Connects" project indicating that assistance for UCare with goods for hampers and some volunteers to assist delivery of hampers is the best way the club can help in the local community under the current circumstance.  President Steve told the meeting that a structure will be developed for future meetings.
For anyone who requires assistance with getting on Zoom so they can join in the future meetings, please feel free to contact Michael Jacob or Marie-louise Lees for a Zoom introduction session.
COVID-19 Safety Glasses Project
The safety glasses are finally on their way to the RAH!  Jasmin picked them up from Dave Griffiths on Anzac Day, and will take them into the RAH on Tuesday when she resumes work (after her 14 days self-quarantine).
Thanks to everyone who helped make this project a reality, including Mark Smeaton who sourced the glasses.

Commemorating Anzac Day - COVID19 Style

From Brian Burt
It was pretty lonely standing vigil in the driveway at 3 Thomas Terrace Anzac Day morning with only the magpies kookaburras for company and listening to the ceremony on the radio.
My Anzac tributes this year are to my cousin Major Peter Badcoe VC  (Vietnam), Ann’s father Sergeant Eric Lowe (WWII) and my uncle Private Eddie Burt (3rd Light Horse Regiment WWI).
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