Rotary Club No. 17632, District 9510. 

Chartered 24th April 1954
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Nixon Tce
Gawler, SA 5118
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Meeting 3058 - 8th February 2021

Attendance & Meal Selection 8th February 2021

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CHAIRMAN                John Lyons
GUEST SPEAKER        Keith Adams & Sue Fuller
TOPIC                        Barossa Valley Air Show
LOYAL TOAST            Mark Forgie
PLAQUES                   Kathy Heinrich
BIRTHDAYS               None
INDUCTIONS             6th Feb. Geoff Benier, 7th Feb. Barry Stewart
DIARY DATES            15th Mar.  Clonlea Picnic evening (to be discussed).
                        11th Apr.   Barossa Valley Air Show, Rowland Flat
                        21st Apr.    Centenary of Rotary in Australia


To all who attended the Bowling & Pizza Night I would like to say a big thanks for coming along and having a great time and for bringing friends and family which made it a special event.
A big thanks to Leanne Clinch for organising the venue and to the Gawler Bowls for hosting us on the night. I would also like to thank Kim Potger and Dino Donati for picking up the pizzas and for the ice cream deserts which were a great hit.
For this week’s meeting, we have special guests Keith Adams and Sue Fuller from the Barossa Rotary Club who will be talking to us about the Barossa Air Show and how our Club can be involved. So it would be great if all members can make this meeting as we will be looking for as many volunteers as we can get for the event.
Quote of the week
“In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia”
Report on Dinner Meeting  
1st February 2021
 A strong attendance of 40 at the meeting in the Bowling Club clubrooms included 21 Rotarians along with family members and Tom Kelly who was a guest of Steve Barilla. The family members were: Grace and Gabby Barilla, Lisa Bazeley, Maggie Murphy, Julie Smeaton and the Beniers: Raelene, Mark, Allen, Trish, and Alecia.
A pizza meal fetched by Kim and Dino from Café Nova was enjoyed before everyone proceeded to the greens to get organised into teams to play on 3 rinks.
 A total of 6 teams were formed and play commenced with a mixed level of skill. Some players, new to the game, discovered that the term ‘bias’ meant something other than prejudice as they watched their wayward bowl go trundling off with a mind of its own across into the adjoining rink.
The competing teams and results were as follows:
  • A Team defeated B Team – 10 ends to 9
  • Hindy’s Mob defeated The Beniers – 7 ends to 3
  • The SFA’S thrashed The Barilla & Kelly’s – 14 ends to 2
The winning teams each received a prize of 2 of Barossa’s finest red wines.
The evening closed with President Mark thanking everyone for joining in to make it a very enjoyable occasion.
Member Profile

Name: Ron Lloyd

Age: 81

Place of birth: Buckley, North Wales, U.K.

Place of growing up: Buckley.

Wife: Jean

Present place of residence: Gawler East.

Education & Academic: City & Guilds Cert., Higher National Cert.

Previous occupation:  Crash Repairs

Leisure interests: Woodwork, metal work, D.I.Y.

Just a thought
Vaccination is a jab well done 

Some Rotary Projects

A shortlist projects our club wishes to concentrate our support on this year.
- click on heading to link for more information
Polio Eradication: Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease with no cure. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child worldwide until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.
Operation Cleft: - provides free cleft repair surgery for underprivileged children in Bangladesh. Many are ostracized by society, also suffer ear, nose, and throat infections, depression, and malnutrition. Surgery provides an opportunity for a normal life, an education, and to reach their full potential as contributing members of their community.
ShelterBox: responds instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family (up to 10 people) with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
Interplast Australia & New Zealand: provides access to life-changing reconstructive surgery and related medical services to those in need across the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on facilitating medical training and mentoring for in-country medical personnel by supporting and building the capacity of local health services.
R.A.M. – Rotarians Against Malaria: Objective: “The prevention of mortality, and a reduction in morbidity and social and economic loss caused by malaria through a progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national capabilities in malaria control.”
S.W.S.L. – Save Water Save Lives:  Encompasses the provision of water, water catchment, reticulation, and the construction of a variety of water tanks.  50% of the world’s population does not have ready access to safe drinking water – water-related diseases may claim as many as 25 million lives a year.
R.O.M.A.C. – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid (for) Children: ROMAC brings children under the age of 15 from developing countries to Australia for often life-threatening and dignity restoring surgeries not available in their home country.
D.I.K. – Donations in Kind: Provides donated equipment and material in two main areas – Education and Health. Container freight costs are met by contribution/donations. Every $1 donation results in $50 of goods delivering hope to needy communities.
A.R.H. – Australian Rotary Health: provides Research Scholarship in focus areas - Mental Health, Indigenous Health, Rural Medical & Nursing, also, Research Grants and PhD Scholarships in a broad range of general health areas including cancer, heart disease, children’s health, motor neuron disease, diabetes and more.
Rywell recognises that some of our youth are quite disadvantaged as a result of family circumstances and seeks to provide them with opportunities for enjoyable recreational activities. The Committee has formed a liaison with Families SA over recent years to organise holiday programs of activities for young people who live in Government Accommodation Units under the responsibility of the Minister.
Please nominate one of these projects for the fines box when you are Chairing the meeting
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Nearby Club Meetings
(meet 1st & 3rd )
Wk 1 Middle Hotel, 244 Main Nth Rd
Wk 3 Rotary Centre, Phoenix Ave
Grenville Community Centre
*Barossa District
(meet only 2nd & 4th )
Vine Inn Hotel Motel
Nixon Function Centre, Nixon Tce.
(meet 1st & 3rd )
North Kapunda Hotel
Old Spot Hotel
Gawler Light*
Gawler Arms Hotel (Loft Room)
*Members wishing to eat may dine at the Gawler Arms from 6.15pm prior to the meeting start. Bookings by emailing or phone 0409 185 452
1st Wednesday
3rd Tuesday
Grenville Hub
Barossa Valley
(meet 1st & 3rd )
(meet 2nd & 5th)
Clubhouse, 45 McDonnell St.
Via Zoom or off-site
Apoligies & Guests

Members of the Rotary Club of Gawler should either:

  1. reply to the weekly email Attendance & Meal form

  2. or call or sms on 0437 759 256 before 10.00am Mondays.

Failure will be taken to be an apology and no meal will be ordered.

Visiting Rotarians and others should call or sms on 0437759 256 before 10.00am Mondays.

  • Committee Meetings – please notify your host by 10.00am of the meeting day if you are unable to attend an in-home Committee Meeting.

Club Almoner – PP Mike Williams   0407 605 354

Bulletin Editor – Stan Roulston        8523 0158, 0439 305 389

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