2020-2021 No.1  Meetings Suspended
 2nd July 2020
Barossa Valley Rotary Club
District 9510
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Meetings Suspended due to Coronavirus.
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Tanunda, SA 5352
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Oh lord and giver of all good, we praise thee for our daily food.
May Rotary Friends and Rotary ways help us to serve thee all our days.
No Meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions, 
                        PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE        
We would normally have had a Changeover Dinner to formally end the 2019-20 Rotary year and welcome in the 2020-21 Rotary year. It would have been even more special as we end Districts 9500  and 9520 and merge to become District 9510. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a stop to any gathering to celebrate these events. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate the not too distant future.
Welcome to the New Rotary Year, the new District 9510 and the new Rotary Area 5, Riverland, which consists of Barossa Valley, Barossa District, Berri, Kapunda, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie clubs. Our Area Governor (formally Assistant Governor) is Craig Dowling from Loxton. Craig was going to join us tonight but due to a double booking, he had to cancel and will talk to us next week.
I have the Annual Report almost ready to go, just a couple of tweaks, corrections and omissions to fix up and it will be published. Thank you to all the proofreaders that supplied information. Most people have opted for a digital copy but there will be several hard copies printed for members and friends that have requested them, and to go into our historical records.
There will not be big changes for the new year. The board will not change, but if any members would like to change teams, please let me know as soon as you can as the Team Leaders our planning post-pandemic activities so that we can get on with our support of our community.
The Bulletin Editor will change. Roxane Canning has done a tremendous job in keeping this vital communication tool operating which was made even more difficult and important during the pandemic. Roxane produced the Bulletin very quickly and kept it entertaining and informative despite her employment workload increasing dramatically due to the lockdown and isolation requirements. I am sure everyone will join me in congratulating her for a job well done.
Robert Brookes has volunteered to become the Bulletin Editor. We have had a couple of sessions getting him used to the Club Runner system and he has taken to it with some trepidation but is gaining confidence and skill every day. Robert has already set up several processes to get items for the Bulletin and I am sure you will find Robert will do a good job with the Bulletin.
In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. Therefore, 2021 will be the Centenary of Rotary in Australasia. There will be a lot of activities from our Zone and District and we will find some way of joining in the 100th-anniversary celebrations.
Keith Millington
Barossa Valley Rotary Club
                      ​ Official wrap up of D9500
Held Monday 29th June 2020 via ZOOM
PDG Peter Schaefer compered the meeting and PDG Marie Dorrington introduced the speakers. PDG Peter Thomas spoke of RAWCS and the huge amount of work completed in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands over the years, particularly the Solomon Islands where teams of Rotarians had completed numerous projects. He also mentioned the on-going annual Art Shows in Clare and Port Adelaide, our commitment to Polio Plus and the benefits gained by the introduction of women into Rotary. Dale McIver Alice Springs Club invited every one to attend the August 2021 Henley on Todd Regatta. If you have never been to one of these, don't miss this one. She also said it was unfortunate regarding the 2020 regatta which had been swallowed up by a virus. Anthony Masson from Henley Beach Club, spoke on the success of the Carousel, originally purchased by Rotarian Frank Schirripa who bought it for Rotary to benefit. Five clubs are rostered on to work on weekends and Rotary programs and the clubs benefit from the profits of this ongoing venture. DG Jane Owens spoke of Whyalla's Peace Park Project which came about from the theme 'Peace Through Service' in her year as President and Damien Walker from the Salisbury Rotaract club mentioned the enthusiasm and growth that was happening in Rotaract via the Universities.  He also mentioned that Rotaractors were a strong force with the RYLA/RYPEN programs.  Those present were thrilled to see and hear from Lisa Dallow who was badly burned in the White Island Volcanic Explosion. She said how grateful she was for the Rotary love and affection that had come her way since this terrible tragedy. Rotarian David Cockshell, who has managed the work of DIK (Donations in Kind) for many years as well as several other activities was the recipient of the International Rotary Service Above Self Award. Jane wrapped up the meeting by naming and awarding a number of PHFs.                                                                                          FAREWELL D9500 
   Our first Guest Speaker for our club in D9510
PDG Peter Thomas was the speaker at our Zoom meeting on Thursday July 2nd. Peter began by mentioning the significance of DIK (Donations in Kind) and the amount of useful goods, including obsolete hospital beds, mattresses, furniture and volumes of medical equipment that had been donated. These were then packed into shipping containers and sent to various islands in the Pacific region. Several of our members have spent hours at DIK packing many containers for PNG, the Solomons, and for ophthalmologist Dr John Willoughby who specialises in eye care on the Pacific island of Tuvalu. Peter acknowledge the great effort by DIK manager Rotarian David Cockshell from Gawler Light Club. Last week David was presented with Rotary International’s ‘Service above Self Award”. Each year Rotary International limits these awards to 150 recipients.    
Over the years our members have worked on islands in the Pacific region. Many years ago these were designated as FAIM trips, (Fourth Avenue in Motion), in other words the fourth avenue of Rotary service. Rotarians Allan Smith and Laurie Wandke went to the highlands of PNG in the early 1980’s, which was one of the first FAIM projects to be completed. Don Mitchell went to Wewak in PNG also early in the 1980’s. Bryce Lillecrapp and Allen Klaebe undertook projects across PNG, from Manus Island to Kiunga to Bougainville to the highlands and then the Solomons many times. PDG Peter went on to say that he knew of no other Rotarian who had undertaken more FAIM trips than Bryce Lillecrapp.
2002. DIK filling shipping container for Dr. John Willoughby
L to R. Brian Graetz, Peter Sich, Allen Klaebe, Robert Blenkiron.
2011 Verani Solomon Islands, Unpacking Lucas Saw Mill  
2011  Finishing off Water Tank installation following 500 mtrs of 
pipe from pump to school. Barry Klaebe and Robert Brookes.
Editor’s note: Bryce approached me in June 1971, 6 weeks before the last trip to the Solomons and said “I know you have always wanted to go on a working trip. We have a vacancy, what about it?” That evening I told Peggy and she said, “Don’t hesitate, you’ve always wanted this opportunity.” I’d do it again if I was a bit younger.PDG
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Club Anniversaries
Duty Roster
Non-meeting No.2
 Venue: Meetings cancelled 
9 July 2020       
Non-meeting No.3
Venue:   Meetings cancelled   
      16 July 2020             
Loyal Toast    
Rotary Info.    
 Robert Brookes    Robert Brookes
Setting Up
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson                               
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins
9 July -23 July
Peter Flaherty
Peter White
Don Farley        
 9 July -23 July
Peter Flaherty
Peter White
Don Farley
Just a Thought
Men who are plain out and out critical of women generally feel this way because of an innate feeling that women may just be superior. 
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