Meeting 3314
 November 30th 2023 Tanunda Hotel  
 
 
 
Gordon R. McInally
RI President 2023/24
 
Theme for the month of November
Rotary Foundation
Quote of the Month 
Will remain for November.
                     Rotary Says No to Domestic Violence 
All 20 districts throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific have joined forces to combat the disturbingly common crisis of domestic and family violence.
Taking part in a walk through the Barossa Valley is one way we can support this program. (see above)
 
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT SANDIE
JOIN IN THE WALK TONIGHT
Which brings me to this Friday, when our Rotary club has committed to walking in the Barossa Christmas Parade to promote our Rotary Says No To Domestic Violence program.
I need more people to walk with me!
Let me know today, or via 0417 933 691 or sandbsimons@bigpond.com, please let me know if you are able to participate, and whether you want to purchase a purple Rotary Says No To Domestic Violence T-shirt for $24. I have only ten in various sizes so if you miss out on a T-shirt, please wear a Rotary branded garment so onlookers can easily see that you represent, with pride, the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley.
Walkers must convene at Bill's car by 6.30pm ready to walk at 7.00pm.
The walk will end at the intersection of Murray Street and Bilyara Road.
(Please note Murray Street will be closed to through traffic from 5.00pm.)
I look forward to sharing with you this very important opportunity to support the Rotary Says 'No To Domestic Violence program'.
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MEETING -3316 December 14th 2023
CHRISTMAS DINNER- DETAILS
 
In the hangar at the Air Show airfield, Rowland Flat
 
Thursday 14th at 6 pm
 
Requirements Chair, all drinks and glasses. everything else supplied.
 
Includes pre-nibbles, buffet with meat, roast vegetables and salads, Christmas desserts. 
 
Cost will be $40.00
 
Caterer- Malcolm Filsell
 
Guest speaker from interstate.
 
                         President Sandie's Spiel
 
What an amazing morning in Adelaide city we had on Saturday, (25th November 2023) participating in the Rotary Says No To Domestic Violence Walk.
You might have seen some of the footage in the television news on Saturday evening - an incredible 1000+ people from Rotary and other service groups, communities, and businesses, participated in the 1.2km walk from Victoria Square to the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden. We then heard from several inspiring speakers, including our District Governor Craig Dowling, Katrine Hildyard MP, reps from Zonta and Embolden, and Arman Abrahimzadeh who started the Zahra Foundation after his father killed his mother at the Convention Centre in 2010.
 
 
Four good lookers all set and ready to walk.
 
A crowd of near 1000 people gathered ready to walk from Victoria Square to
the Pioneer Womens Memorial Gardens (see below) where we then listened to eight powerful speakers supporting the 'NO to Domestic Violence Walk'.  
 
 A crowd of Zonta members, Rotary members, partners, families, politicians, all
supporting NO to Domestic Violence.
 
Meeting 3314 -GUEST SPEAKER -CASEY MILES
CASEY and PRUE
This delightful young lady addressed the club last evening and said, “It is with profound gratitude and an overflow of emotions that I stand before you tonight, reflecting on the profound impact that the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program has had on me. This was no ordinary week- it was a journey that transformed my views and expanded my horizons.
Throughout the seven days at the Nunyara Conference Centre, surrounded by thirty aspiring leaders from diverse backgrounds, I found myself a part of a vibrant, multicultural community. This experience, collaborating with individuals I might never have met otherwise, expanded my horizons and taught me the true essence of teamwork and cultural appreciation.
The notion of joining a group of strangers, navigating diverse personalities, and being thrust into leadership roles felt both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. Little did I know, this discomfort would serve as a catalyst for one of the most rewarding moments of my life.
From the initial day to the final days, what transpired was a personal evolution – an ascent from uncertainty to confidence, from reservation to authenticity. The challenge of embracing unfamiliar territories, connecting with diverse minds, and leading amidst the kaleidoscope of personalities proved to be the fertile soil for my personal growth.
Our Team Purple was more than just a team; it was a sanctuary amidst the beautiful chaos of our nightly debriefs which unveiled the quirks that made us truly unique. Andy’s legendary feat of downing 5 litres of water, Christie’s unerring ability to clear out every snack in sight, Sarah’s whimsical presence or impromptu singing, Alex’s bemusement, and my own amusement witnessing this fantastic yet eccentric ensemble. Let’s not forget our valiant attempt, sadly unsuccessful, in the dress-making competition, where Andy’s skills astounded us, and my catwalk attempt added a dash of unforgettable flair!  
 
The tradition of the ‘onion hug’ on our last day found me, to my amusement, trapped in the middle of a swirling embrace with 30 people encircling me. It was a fitting conclusion – a moment encapsulating the warmth, unity, and shared experiences that defined our time together.
RYLA wasn’t just about honing leadership skills; it was an odyssey in empathy, understanding, and the beauty of human connections. The friendships forged during our time felt like lifetimes compressed into days -a bond unbreakable and enduring.
 
My heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley for your belief in my potential, your sponsorship, and the life-altering opportunity bestowed upon me. The lessons, the connections, and the personal growth attained are treasures I hold dear, serving as guiding lights as I step into new endeavours.”
 
Bulletin Editor: I have copied most of Casey’s speech to Rotary meeting 3314. Her presentation was one of the best I have enjoyed hearing. Casey said that she works in the office of Ashton Hurn MP.  Here is a young lady who would be welcome to join us any time she is able.  
 
Memories of the past and the fun
we had.
 Prior to joining the Clare Club Hermann was an active member of Stuart in Alice Springs. Now at the age of 91 years living in his own Clare built home with his wife Ruth, who needs care 24/7, he still finds the time to do what he can for his club.
Hence this year he has taken on the management of the O'Leary/Walker wine sales. We called on him a few weeks ago and bought three dozen of their wines at $130 a dozen ($10.83 a bottle).  Nicely packed in boxes of six, and very good value. There is still plenty available should you be interested.
 
During our visit, Hermann reminded me of the following event. So, a flash back to my time as District Governor (2001-2002). Peggy made up books containing memories of almost every activity and visit we made. Henley-on-Todd is one of those annual events that has attracted people from all over our country and beyond. When Hermann mentioned the hat, Peggy said, "I think I took a photo of that. I'll have a look when we get home." Sure, enough it was in one of the books. Peggy has one of those memories that doesn't forget, be it for one hour or 21 years as in this case.                
Barossa Enterprizes Raffle.
President Sandie recently received the following email from Barossa Enterprises.
Perhaps we could sell some of their raffle tickets at our Christmas function?   
 
"We are excited to announce that our upcoming Summer Camp is just around the corner. As we gear up for this exciting event, we have also commenced fundraising activities to ensure a memorable and successful experience for all participants.
 
In light of this, we are wondering if BBBfm and the Rotary Club of Barossa may be interested in supporting our cause. We kindly request your assistance in the sale of raffle tickets to help us reach our fundraising goals. 
 
Each booklet comprises 10 raffle tickets, priced at $5 each. By purchasing these tickets, not only would you contribute to a worthwhile cause, but you could also go in the draw to win some fantastic prizes.
 
Your support of Barossa Enterprises has been truly valued over the years and assisting us would make a significant impact on the success of our Summer Camp. We wholeheartedly appreciate any help you can provide.
 
Kind Regards
Kerry Hampel."
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Giving Tuesday was the 28th November 2023.
Every year, The Rotary Foundation has a world-wide 
fund raiser. The simplest way for clubs to support this fund raiser is via its Board to make a decision on behalf of all of its members.   

My donation to the Rotary Foundation was sent in on Giving Tuesday and an acknowledgement below has been received.
Thank you for your recent online contribution made by VISA and directed to Annual Fund-SHARE. 
Your contribution will soon be transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. Thank you for empowering Rotary clubs to take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. 
Attendance Reports - 30th November 2023
Members     19                
Friends          1                   
Partners        1 
Honorary         
Guests           1            
(Visiting             
(Rotarian                                                   
Total            22       
                     
Apologies LOA.  15      
  
Birthdays for December
Hans Haan             1st December
Karin Bosomworth 23rd December
Patrick R.Haydn    27th December  
 
 
Date joined Rotary.
David Adams   1/12/1991   32 years
Keith Adams    1/12/1992   31 years
Geoff Zerk      18/12/2011  12 years 
 
 
JUST A THOUGHT
Money will buy you a nice dog for a pet. Only kindness will show you how to wag his tail.
 
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley
Current Committee Structure on 3/7/2023

Board

President: .....................................................  Sandie Simons
Immediate Past President: ............................ Peter Perkins (D)
President Elect: ............................................. Steve Ahrens
Treasurer: ...................................................... Mark Graetz
Secretary: ...................................................... Bev Stephenson
Vocational: ....................................................  David West
Community: ...................................................  Keith Millington
Membership .................................................... Sue Graetz
International: ................................................. Peter Thomas
New Generations: ........................................... Prue Maitland
2025 Barossa Airshow: ................................... Keith Millington
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation: .....  Grant Schuyler
 
Vocational Committee
Team Leader: David West
4 + 3
Members:
Karin Bosomworth
David Adams
Mark Graetz (also Treasurer)
Grant Schuyler
Friends:
Phil Graetz
Ian Falkenberg
Rohan Semmler
Community Committee
Team Leader: Keith Millington
8 + 3
Members:
James Dunn
Hans Haan
John Little
Geoffrey Schrapel
Peter Sich
Geoff Zerk
Philip Martin 
Friends:
David Braunack
Elly Monfries
John Monfries
Membership Committee
Team Leader: Sue Graetz
4 + 0
Members:
Steve Ahrens
Friends:
International Committee
Team Leader: Peter Thomas
9 + 2
Members:
Keith Adams
Ray Fiebiger
Rick Kessner
Max Rasmus
Patrick Ritchie-Hayden
Anne Schilling
Bryce Lillecrapp
Bronwyn Lillecrapp
Friends:
Bruce Dutschke
Russell Johnson
New Generations Committee
Team Leader: Prue Maitland
 
4 + 2
 
Members:
Beverley Stephenson
John Semmler
Don Farley (on LOA)
Police Checks Recorder and Child Protection: Prue Maitland
 
Friends:
Sandy Carruthers
 
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation
Chair: Grant Schuyler
Secretary: John Semmler
Treasurer: Rick Kessner
Trustees:
Mark Graetz
Don Farley
Prue Maitland
Club President 
Club Vocational Chair 
2025 Barossa Airshow
Chair: Keith Millington
 
 
Club Support Roles
Public Officer: Keith Adams
Bulletin Editor: Robert Brookes
Assistant Secretary: Marie Rothe
Sergeants: Patrick Haydn, John Semmler, Rick Kessner, John Little, Phil Martin, David West, Ray Fiebiger
Website, Social Media: Keith Millington
Public Image / Marketing: Sandie Simons, Steve Ahrens, Anne Schilling
PHF Recommendations: Peter Sich, John Little, Peter Frazer, Keith Adams, President (Sandie Simons)
Friends of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley: Sue Graetz
Police Checks and Child Protection Officer: Prue Maitland
Clothing Bin Roster: Peter Thomas
Club Program Co-ordinator: Keith Adams
Club History: Grant Schuyler
Great Revival Shop Rep: Bev Stephenson
Ring Pulls: Bryce Lillecrapp, Bill Simons, Mark Graetz
Awards Committee: PDGs Robert Brookes, Peter Thomas
Sheds and Trailers: Mark Graetz, Peter Sich
Local Government Liaison: AG Bill Simons

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Duty Roster
image
Meeting 3315
Tanunda Hotel
7/12/23
Meeting 3316
Christmas/Airfield
14/12/23
Invocation
Sandie Simons
      Not required
        Loyal Toast
Peter Thomas 
"
Sergeant
John Semmler
"
4-Way Test
Peter Sich
"
Chairperson
Prue Maitland
Sandie Simons
Speakers
James Hawkes
Steve Ahrens 
Subject
RAWCS-UKRAINE
Oshkosh
Bulletin
Robert Brookes
Robert Brookes
Setting up
TBA
TBA
Cashiers
Mark Graetz
Sue Graetz
Mark Graetz
Sue Graetz
Clothing Bins
23/11/23 - 7/12/23
7/12/23-21/12/23
         Angaston
        P.Canning
          P.Flaherty
Nuriootpa
P.Thomas
B.Lillecrapp
Tanunda
R.Kessner
W.Simons
 

 

 At least his owner took notice of the message!!

 

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