Bulletin 3302
   Wanera Angaston 
June 29th 2023
 
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.
 
 

Jennifer Jones Rotary International President 2022/23. 
 
Theme for the month of June
Rotary Fellowships
Many of these fellowships were on display in the HOF at the Rotary Convention  
Quote of the Month 
At the Rotary Convention Munich, Germany in 1987 the then President M.A.T, Caparas said the following "Some Rotarians sound as if the admission of women into Rotary would be the end of the world. The world is still with us and Rotary clubs are still around. I am assured by the thought that service and not gender has been the source of our strength, and women will give us more resources."
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   TEAM LEADERS  
LET KEITH ADAMS KNOW (email or phone) WHEN YOU HAVE A SPEAKER AS HE MAINTAINS THE RECORDS.
 
PLEASE ALSO LET THE BULLETIN EDITOR KNOW SO THAT DETAILS CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE DUTY ROSTER.
  
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President Peter's Report 
    
As I am typing this report for inclusion in this edition of the Rotary Club bulletin, I have twin and conflicting feelings of relief and sadness. I am sure that most past presidents feel the same way after their last Rotary meeting as the Club’s President.
After the last meeting is over you feel relief that you have come to the end of your term. The relatively light pressure of being the Club’s front person is now behind you and you can revert to the freedom and carefree life of a just being a Rotarian. For one thing, you do not have to prepare a report after each meeting!
But despite the pressure that comes with being the Club’s front person, you feel sadness as your plans and aspirations are now completed. Whilst being the Club’s front person has its pressures there is enjoyment in meeting and associating with people whilst serving the Club’s interests.
I trust that Rotarians, partners, Friends of Rotary and guests enjoyed last Thursday night’s meeting.  Awarding a Paul Harris Fellow to Steve Ahrens and a Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pin to Phil Graetz was a particular joy. Both these gentlemen thoroughly deserve their PHF recognition and the acclamation they received from all in attendance.
However, the highlight of the night was recognising the donations that the Club has made, both to Rotary programs and non-Rotary organisations, all because of the success of the Barossa Airshow. The four Barossa groups which received certificates and made public presentations were inspiring. As a Rotarian, I was  immensely proud that the Club has been able to support them.
 
            Recipients photographed with President Peter 
 
It was a pleasure to have been President of this outstanding Club and I wish Sandie Simons all the best for her presidential year.
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 Additionally
 
 Personally, Peter has found the management of the Wanera very easy to deal with and has enjoyed the food. He has arranged several functions at the Wanera, during his year as President.
 
He is not advocating the Wanera as a venue for Club meetings, but it certainly has advantages over the Tanunda Hotel.
 
Peter has asked for feedback on the Wanera Restaurant from club members. You may wish to make a comment and send an email or text to him.
 
So, what do you think......?
 
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   Sir Condor Laucke Oration The Vine Inn                                 June 15th 2023
 
About twenty members accepted the invitation from the Barossa Kiwanis to attend this year’s Oration presented by Dr. James Muecke AM. The majority of service clubs were represented. Dr Muecke, Lieutenant Governor of S.A. an Ophthalmologist, was the 2020 South Australian of the year and the 2020 Australian of the year. He is well known as one of the state’s top Eye Surgeons who has used his  knowledge and energy toward the prevention of blindness at home and in many countries throughout the world. If you purchased “The Leader” newspaper dated the 21st June 2023 you will be able to read the complete story of Dr. Muecke’s oration including the dangers of diabetes and measles which can cause blindness. Dr. Muecke was quite adamant that regular eye checks were strongly recommended. Dr. Muecke’s slideshow built around the title of ‘Sight for All’ covered all the treatments available to those who were suffering from the various forms of blindness.
                             DO YOU REMEMBER?
 Our speaker for the meeting on Thursday March 18th 2021, was Jo Croft, of ‘Sight for All’ a not-for-profit organisation that depends on the generosity of the public and the Australian Government to fund its projects.  Past Australian of the Year Dr. James Muecke AM is its current chairperson.
                           Jo Croft - " Sight for All"
          Her article appeared in Bulletin 3246 issued on
                                  21st. March 2021.    
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IMPORTANT EVENTS
Please note the events below - you might need to take some action!
 
Thursday 6th July:
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Changeover:
SAVE the DATE!
This year our Changeover will be on a usual club meeting night, and in a slightly different format, bearing in mind it’s an expensive time of year for many of us.
Sandie is still working on the finer details, but please ensure you put the date in your calendar – and remember to warn the person/s you want to bring!
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A recent photograph of Philip Sederstrom. Philp was the club's last Exchange Student. I sent an email to him a few days ago. His response is just below the photo.
Hi Robert,
So nice to hear from you and I feel honoured to be in the bulletin this week!
It would be interesting if I could follow what you and the club are up to and would love to receive weekly copies of the bulletin by email if that could be arranged? 
 
So what is happening in my life? 
I've just completed my fourth year of uni (out of five) of psychology. After that I would like to work with psychotherapy and maybe even head on for a phd, although I haven't yet decided upon what I'd want to write. Meanwhile, I work extra shifts at a psychiatry ward in order to extend my student loan and pay off the house that I bought with my beloved Gennet in 2018.
As for family I don't have any children of my own. However, I have received four bonus children (where three of four are older than I) and two lovely grandchildren (ages four and seven), through my soulmate Gennet. We met in 2013 at a handicraft school where I was studying traditional woodworking and she handweaving. Although we are an odd couple because of the 30-year age gap, the connection we have is something extraordinary that I've never experienced with anyone before. We are in love in the most truest sense of the word. I have also been blessed with my sister's two adorable children which we meet from time to time. So my life is full of little ones that I get to show the ways of the wood, fishing, fire making and so on. It is so gratifying passing on my knowledge of history and nature to the next generation and watch how eagerly they absorb every piece of information I convey!
I often think about my time in Oz and how it changed me in a way. I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to spend a year abroad like that and I count myself lucky that I got to do it with you guys in the Barossa! I have so much to thank you for, even to this day! And I hope I can return one day and introduce you to Gennet. If any of you ever come to Sweden, know that you always have a place to stay in my home (currently in Uppsala) 
 
Lots of love
Philip, your Swedish woodcutter! 😉
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Attendance Report - June 29th 2023
Members   23                                                           
Friends        2                                                             
Partners      4   
Honorary           
Guests         8                                             
 
TOTAL          37             
Apologies LOA. 10    
  
 
Birthdays for June
Rick Kessner     June 11th 
 
 
Date joined Rotary
Don Farley               June 1st 1987  36 years
Geoff Schrapel         June 1st 1989  34 years
Prue Maitland          June  1st 1998  25 years
Bronwyn Lillecrapp June 7th 2001  22 years
Ray Fiebiger            June 27th 2015  8 years
                     
 
JUST A THOUGHT
 
The second President of the United States, John Adams, once said: "There are only two kinds of people in the world who really count - those who make commitments and those who keep them!"
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Rotary Club of Barossa Valley
Current Committee Structure on 30 June 2022
 
Vocational Committee
Team Leader: Bryce Lillecrapp
 
Members:
David Adams
Mark Graetz (also Treasurer)
Bronwyn Lillecrapp
Grant Schuyler
David West
Friends:
Karin Bosomworth
Peter Flaherty
Phil Graetz
Community Committee
Team Leader: James Dunn
 
Members:
Hans Haan
John Little
Philip Martin
Geoffrey Schrapel
Peter Sich
Geoff Zerk
Keith Millington
Friends:
David Braunack
Elly Monfries
John Monfries
 
Membership Committee
Team Leader: Sue Graetz
 
Members:
Peter Perkins
Marie Rothe
Bronwyn Lillecrapp
Bryce Lillecrapp
Friends:
 
International Committee
Team Leader: Peter Thomas
 
Members:
Keith Adams
Ray Fiebiger
Rick Kessner
Max Rasmus
Patrick Ritchie-Haydyn
Anne Schilling
Friends:
Bruce Dutschke
Russell Johnson
 
New Generations Committee
Team Leader: Prue Maitland
 
Members:
Donald Farley
Beverley Stephenson
John Semmler
Police Checks Recorder and Child Protection:  Prue Maitland
Friends:
Sandy Carruthers
Kevin Hoskin
 
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation
 
Chair: Grant Schuyler
Secretary:John Semmler
Treasurer: Rick Kessner
Trustees:
Mark Graetz
Don Farley
Prue Maitland
Sandie Simons
Club President
Club Vocational Chair
 
Members who are not on Committees:
Peter Perkins, President
Sandie Simons, Secretary
Robert Brookes, Bulletin Editor
 
Sergeants.  Patrick Haydn, John Semmler,
Rick Kessner, John Little, Phil Martin, David West, Ray Fiebiger 
 
Website, Media, Keith Millington. 
 
PHF Recommendations President, Peter Sich, John Little. 
Keith Adams, Peter Frazer.
 
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 PDGs Robert Brookes, Peter Thomas.
 
Sheds and Trailers, Mark Graetz, Peter Sich
 
Assistant Secretary Marie Rothe
 
Program. Team Leaders
 
 
 
 
Duty Roster
   
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 Meeting 3303
 Lord Lyndoch
July 6th 2023
Meeting 3304
Tanunda Hotel
July 20th 2023
    Invocation         Prue Maitland Peter Thomas
    Loyal Toast         Bev Stephenson Steve Ahrens
    Sergeant         Not Required Ray Fiebiger
    4-Way Test         Robert Brookes Keith Adams
    Chairperson         Sue Graetz Sandie Simons
    Speakers         Peter & Sandie
Mark Graetz
Video DG.
    Subject         RCBV Changeover  Priorities & Aspirations
    Bulletin         Robert Brookes Robert Brookes
    Setting up         TBA TBA
    Cashiers        
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson
    Clothing Bins         6/7/23 - 20/7/23 20/7/23-3/8/23
    Angaston         P.Flaherty P.Haydn
    Nuriootpa         P.Sich B.Lillecrapp
    Tanunda         G.Schuyler D.West
 
 
 
 
The boss probably sacked his off sider before he finished                               painting the window frame.
 

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