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Bulletin 3262
 
The Clubhouse Tanunda 
 
   Thursday October 21st 2021

Invocation
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.
 
 
Quote of the month 
Think of the opportunities for service in our own communities. The sick, the homeless, the aged, the hungry. There are children to be taught and guided and loved. Hospitals, orphanages, food kitchens, libraries and schools...summer camps, museums, animal shelters, and community parks require donated time. We know of rivers to clean, neighborhoods to restore, trees to be planted. The list is virtually endless.
 
A chat with President Cliff Dochterman 1992-93 from North Stockton, California USA.  From the Rotarian February 1993   
 
Theme for October 
Community Economic Development
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President Bill's Burbles 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 MEAL COST FOR THE TIME BEING
At the last Board meeting, we discussed the application of the $5 meeting fee which is intended to apply when members or guests (not speakers for whom we supply a meal) attend a meeting but either do not have a meal of their own, or share a meal with someone else.
The Board clarified that the $5 fee applies to everyone who does not purchase a meal of their own, including non-Rotarians, excluding guest speakers. If two people share a meal, one of them needs to pay the usual meal/meeting fee of $27, and the other needs to pay the $5 meeting fee.
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Guest Speaker - Lauren Leverington
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocational Visit to Lyndoch Motors
 
Our Vocational committee organised a club visit to Lyndoch Motors to see how a car and agricultural machinery business operates. The picture below shows the members enjoying a
hamburger and fellowship after the tour.
 
 
 
Our hosts were Darren Bitter, Steve Ahrens and Graham Ahrens shown here with our club president, Bill Simons. The business was started by Steve and Graham's father in 1951 when he bought a blacksmiths workshop at the back of the family home. Since then, the business has expanded to cover a large area, has multiple shedding and now includes a Mitsubishi dealership and a Case Agricultural Machinery dealership. The property still surrounds the family home
 
 
        Darren, Steve, Graham and President Bill
 
Our tour took us through the Mitsubishi car sales, parts and maintenance departments with Steve explaining the business drivers that determined the quantity and range of parts that are needed to be on hand to ensure the prompt service of the cars and machines they sell.
 
The current pandemic has affected the vehicle industry significantly. New car sales are down, but the availability of a new car has been greatly reduced due to problems with the production of new cars. One example Steve gave was the extensive use of computer chips in the modern car. Currently, there is a worldwide shortage of computer chips so cars cannot be produced. The computer chips are part of the car construction process, so the car cannot be made and then have the chips installed later. This alone has put severe restrictions on the availability of new cars so that there are very few cars in stock. Any cars they do get in are already sold. Another effect of the new car shortage is the value of used cars has risen.
 
The washdown shed was an enlightening experience. The water used is rainwater collected from the sheds. When in use, the muck, dirt and grease on the machines are washed into a gutter which then goes to a treatment plant that separates the water from the crud so that the water returned from the process is clean and the crud is disposed of through an environmentally accredited process.
 
 
 
The Case dealership in agricultural machinery was also an interesting experience. The equipment there ranged from a 1939 Case Tractor, which is in working order, to a $1,100,000 harvesting machine.
The picture below shows PP Keith Adams, who is over 6 feet tall, with Sandie Simons and Peggy Brookes who barely make 5 feet tall, alongside one of the wheels on the harvester.
 
                      The short and the Tall
 
The problems with supply, and therefore sales, described in the car department also exist in the agricultural machinery business. The Farm machinery, 80% of the business according to Graham, is not a high turnover area, but the maintenance and repair of the machines are fully catered for at Lyndoch Motors, which explains the number of huge sheds on the property.
 
 
  Now where did we leave our Glasses of                                wine?
 
After the tour, the club put on a BBQ dinner, followed by informal questions to Steve, Graham and Darren. PP Mark Graetz thanked Lyndoch Motors for opening their business to us and providing so much information about their operation.
 
We had time for fellowship and time to look at the old tractors in the workshop while we waited for the rain to stop.
      Article written  by PP Keith Millington.
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              ATTENDANCE MEETING 3262  
  
 
Total Members    24                 
 
Total friends          1                  
 
               Honorary member  1                                 
 
Guest Speaker        1                  
 
              Total attendance   27                                  
 
      Apologies/LOA   16                        
 
 
 
Birthdays for the month of October
 
David Adams                      Oct 13th
            Bronwyn Lillecrapp            Oct 24th                    Geoff Zerk                    Oct 25th
 
 
Date joined Rotary
 
   John Tunnicliff                1/10/2001      20 yrs      
Lisa Akeroyd                 6/10/2017        4 yrs
(also add a number of years in Rotary when she was just a young lady more than 20 years ago)
 
 
 
Just a Thought
Mae West said "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough"
 
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Rotary Club of Barossa Valley - see below the various committees where each member/friend is represented. 
 
 
Vocational Committee
Team Leader, Bryce Lillecrapp,  Members David Adams, Mark Graetz. Bronwyn Lillecrapp,  Grant Schuyler, David West
Friends Karin Bosomworth, Peter Flaherty, Phil Graetz
 
Community Committee
Team Leader, Peter Perkins,  Members,  Hans Haan,   John Little, Philip Martin, Craig Rogasch, Geoffrey Schrapel, Peter Sich, Geoff Zerk
Friends,  David Braunack, Peter Manning, Vicki Manning
 
Membership Committee
Team Leader, Sue Graetz,  Members, Peter Perkins, Marie Rothe, Bryce Lillecrapp, Bronwyn Lillecrapp.
 
International Committee
Team Leader, Gavin Sidhu,  Members, Keith Adams, Ray Fiebiger, Brian Graetz, Rick Kessner, Max Rasmus, Robert Sloane, Peter Thomas
Friends Bruce Dutschke, Russell Johnson, Mary Martin
 
 New Generations Committee
Team Leader, Catherine Lawler  Members, Donald Farley, Ian Mader, Beverley Stephenson, Anne Tunnicliff. John Tunnicliff. Prue Maitland.
Friends Sandy Carruthers, Kevin Hoskin
 
Fellowship Committee
Team Leader Roxane Canning Members,   Peter Canning. Roxane Canning,  Patrick Ritchie-Haydn, John Semmler, Peter Frazer, Keith Millington.
Friends Elly Monfries, John Monfries, Chris Woidt,
Rodney Woidt,
 
Barossa Valley Foundation Trustees
Chair Grant Schuyler,  Secretary John Semmler, Treasurer Rick Kessner Trustees Mark Graetz, Don Farley, Prue Maitland, Sandie Simons, Club President, Club Vocational Chair.
 
Sergeants.  Ray Fiebiger, Mark Graetz, Sue Graetz, Bryce Lillecrapp, John Little, Philip Martin, Peter Sich,  Sandie Simons, Robert Sloane, Keith Millington, David West. Patrick Ritchie-Haydn.
 
Website, Media, Keith Millington, John Tunnicliff, Catherine Lawler
 
PHF Recommendations President, Peter Sich, John  Little, Peter Canning.
 
Friends of Rotary  Sue Graetz
 
Police Checks Recorder Prue Maitland.
 
Bulletin Editor  Robert Brookes
 
Clothing Bin Roster  Peter Thomas
 
Child Protection Officer   Prue Maitland
 
Club History  Grant Schuyler
 
Great Revival Shop Rep. Peter Perkins
 
Ring Pulls. Bryce Lillecrapp, Bill Simons, Mark Graetz
 
Awards Committee PDG’s Robert Brookes, Peter Thomas.
 
Sheds and Trailers, Mark Graetz, Peter Sich
 
Assistant Secretary Marie Rothe
 
Program. Team Leaders
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Duty Roster
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Meeting 3263
 Clubhouse
Thurs Nov 4th
 
Meeting 3264
   Clubhouse   
Thurs Nov 18th      
Invocation Rick Kessner Ian Mader
Loyal Toast   Hans Haan Phil Martin
Sergeant Peter Sich Bob Sloane
Rotary Info.  Catherine Lawler Keith Millington
Chairperson  Peter Perkins Catherine Lawler
Speaker Susan Raven Oscar Seppelt
Subject Seeds of Hope  NYSF
   
Bulletin Robert Brookes Robert Brookes
Setting Up  Fellowship Fellowship
Cashiers
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson                     
Marie Rothe     
Bev Stephenson
ClothingBins
Angaston
Nuriootpa
Tanunda
28/10- 11/11
J. Little
P.Thomas
D. West
11/11-25/11
B.Graetz
G.Zerk
G.Sidhu
 
 
 
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