Bulletin 3326
Monday 20th May 2024
Vine Inn 
Gordon R. McInally
RI President 2023/24
Theme for the month of May 2024
Youth Service
Quote of the Month 
In planning for permanent peace, the young people of our communities
should be our primary focus. There is little doubt that our club has already
adopted this approach with Scholarships, NYSF attendees and so on. Are we giving enough thought and attention to their training. Are we encouraging them
to learn a trade? No doubt in this direction. when we have heard from the many recipients who have completed their studies and moved on to their chosen careers. If we train our youth properly, we need not have any fear as to the future of the world.            
President Sandie's Spiel
We had a good turnout at Meeting 3326, with twenty club members, three friends and three guests attending. Always great to see and hear plenty of fellowship before, during and after the meeting!
Thanks to Hans Haan!
Sadly, Hans Haan has advised his resignation from membership of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley, and Rotary. Hans joined Rotary and our club on 1st May 1996, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in April 2010, for his services to Rotary, our community and our club.
Although Hans is unable to actively participate in Rotary, in the true spirit of Rotary, Hans has very generously offered the use of his garden for any Rotary club functions. Thank you, Hans, we wish you all the very best in your life beyond Rotary!
Club Changeovers
Formal invitations for our club changeover, to be held on Saturday 29th June 2024, will be sent in the next few days.
No Club Meeting on the first Monday of July, i.e. 1st July, due to the proximity of our Club Changeover on Saturday 29th June.
District Changeover
It’ll be a big move away from the traditional District Changeover lunch this year – instead, a morning tea on Sunday 7th July. Bookings can be made via the link under Upcoming Events on the District 9510 website. Let me know if you need help with booking. 
Suggestions for disbursement of surplus funds
If you haven’t already sent your suggestions to Treasurer Mark as to how we might spend some of the money YOU have helped to accumulate over the last twelve months, please take the opportunity to talk/email/text to Mark as a matter of urgency. Don’t assume that someone else will put forward the same suggestion as you – if neither of you put it forward, you might be depriving a great cause of some essential funds.
Proposed Changes to Club By-Laws
Particularly in view of our impending merger with the Rotary Club of Barossa District, the Board agreed at the meeting on Monday 20th May, that we should review our By-Laws regarding Club meeting times, notice of Special Meetings, and conditions of Honorary Membership.
Changes to our By-Laws can be put to a club meeting, provided ten days written notice is given to our members; we require a quorum, i.e. one-third of the club membership (currently 11 out of total 31 Active members), and two thirds majority approval to be accepted. Ten days written notice will be given via email of the proposed changes to our By-Laws, with the details of the proposed changes, prior to the club meeting on 3rd June 2024. The vote will be by show of hands.
Rotary Says No To Domestic Violence
We have purchased two banners measuring 2400 x 1200 from Jock Martin, promoting this program. The banners will be located at various locations throughout the Barossa Valley, and for special events and activities. This is a key program for our club. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in helping with activities within the Barossa Valley, to promote awareness about domestic violence within our community, and how we might assist local groups which support those involved in domestic violence situations.
District 9510 Rotary Says No To Domestic Violence have organised another walk in Adelaide on Saturday 14th September, and everyone within our District 9510 is encouraged to attend.
The poster promoting the walk will be sent to all members and friends of our club in the next few days.
Merger with Rotary Club of Barossa District
Andrew Best from RI support has confirmed that the documents submitted (conjointly with Brian and Ray from Barossa District club) are in order, and the process for the merger is underway; Andrew will keep us informed of progress.
THANK YOU to Peter Sich, Phil Graetz and others who take on the setting up and packing up of the club regalia for club meetings.
Please give a helping hand if you arrive earlier for a meeting, or after the meeting, if you can.
What’s Up Next …
Monday 3rd June: Club meeting, Guest speaker is Julia Cropley re Barossa Anglican Domestic Violence Program
Wednesday 12th June: Zonta Gawler Handover Dinner and Women of Achievement Awards Evening, Nixon’s Function Centre, Gawler
Monday 17th June: Club Assembly: Team Leaders will re-cap the last twelve months, and share some thoughts about 2024-2025
Wednesday 19th June: Rotary Club of Waikerie Changeover dinner, Waikerie Hotel Motel
Saturday 29th June: Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Changeover dinner … invitation soon!!!
Monday 1st July: Rotary Club of Gawler Changeover dinner, The Pavilion, Trinity College, Evanston South
Saturday 13th July: Rotary Club of Mobilong Changeover dinner, Doyles Function Centre, Murray Bridge East
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no club meeting on Monday 1st July, due to our Club Changeover being held on Saturday 29th
PDG Peter Thomas sent in this catch-up story on hosting exchange student Kiran Nair. Over many years Rotarians in this club have experienced the joy of this exciting program. If any of our Rotarians have similar stories to share, please send them into the bulletin editor.  
Here is Bev, Peter and Kiran enjoying this special time together.  
In 1990 we hosted exchange student KIRAN NAIR from District 3300, Malaysia. Kiran was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penang. Kiran attended Faith Lutheran College, travelled across central Australia to Queensland with other exchange students and enjoyed the hospitality of many Rotary families in the Barossa.
Kiran and her husband Kuldeep returned to the Barossa at the end of April. Peter and Bev Thomas were lucky enough to spend several hours with them.
After graduating in medical studies in India, and post grad in Hong Kong, Kiran now lives in Singapore, practicing as an endocrinologist. She has three children, a son studying computer science in the United States, another son about the start medical studies in Dublin, and a daughter completing her last year of secondary school. 
A visit to her old school here and being presented with a copy of the yearbook of her year there was a highlight of Kiran’s visit to the Barossa.
A great catch-up, a wonderful reunion, much reminiscing on a remarkable Rotary program.
Rotarian Helen Marshall (RYLA Chair) was our guest speaker on Monday evening the 20th of May and presented an interesting enthusiastic talk on the
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) a Rotary sponsored 7-day residential program held twice a year in April and September. This program, in which our club has financially participated, has supported many young people, two of them in the photo below.
Participants attend informative sessions on a variety of subjects key to effective
leadership. Graduates of the program take these powerful life skills
into the future and into the wider global community.
The lifelong friendships, and teamwork skills displayed by graduates
demonstrates how truly worthwhile the RYLA program is.  
Casey Miles, Prue, Helen Marshall, Adam Robinson
Sir Condor Laucke Oration
Since 1981 the majority of clubs in the Barossa Valley have
recognised this popular political business figure with a special
gathering. Sir Condor was a Liberal member representing his beloved Barossa electorate from 1956 to 1965. He was knighted in 1979 and retired 1981 after 48 years in politics. Sir Condor was an inspiration to many young and old. To date there have been thirty-eight orations arranged by Barossa Service Clubs with the most recent being held on the 16th May 2024 at the Vine Inn and hosted by the Lions Club of the Barossa Valley.
About seventy (15 from our club) attended to listen to Associate Professor Carmine De Pasquale, a cardiologist (heart specialist), present an interesting oration which was very informative and entertaining with the help of several little people on the screen.  Over the years Rotary has arranged ten of these events and in 2025 we will be responsible for the eleventh. Now that is something to think about. If you know of someone who would be ideal for this event, please advise.   
Enjoying the Sir Condor Laucke Oration
Quite a photo of Graetz three.
Brian, Phil and Mark.
Anne and Prue are enjoying the evening as well..
  Attendance Report 
Monday May 20th 2024                                             
Members   20                                                       
Friends        3                         
Rotarian          1
Guests         2                                                                                    Total    26                                                                                
Apologies LOA.  11                             
Birthdays for May
Bryce Lillecrapp     May 10th
Bill Simons              "    17th
Rassy Rasmus         "    27th       
Date joined Rotary. 
Robert Brookes    May 30th 1984    40 years (three clubs)
Hans Haan               '    1st   1996    28 years
Anne Schilling         '    5th   2022      2 years
James Dunn           '     19th 2022      2 years 
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley
Current Committee Structure on 3/7/2023


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
Karin Bosomworth
Mark Graetz (also Treasurer)
Grant Schuyler
Phil Graetz
Ian Falkenberg
Rohan Semmler
Community Committee
Team Leader: Keith Millington
8 + 3
James Dunn
Hans Haan
John Little
Geoffrey Schrapel
Peter Sich
Geoff Zerk
Philip Martin 
David Braunack
Elly Monfries
John Monfries
Membership Committee
Team Leader: Sue Graetz
4 + 0
Steve Ahrens
International Committee
Team Leader: Peter Thomas
9 + 2
Keith Adams
Ray Fiebiger
Rick Kessner
Max Rasmus
Patrick Ritchie-Haydn
Anne Schilling
Bryce Lillecrapp
Bronwyn Lillecrapp
Bruce Dutschke
Russell Johnson
New Generations Committee
Team Leader: Prue Maitland
4 + 2
Beverley Stephenson
John Semmler
Don Farley (on LOA)
Police Checks Recorder and Child Protection: Prue Maitland
Sandy Carruthers
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation
Chair: Grant Schuyler
Secretary: John Semmler
Treasurer: Rick Kessner
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,  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


Duty Roster
Meeting 3327
Vine Inn
Meeting 3328
Vine Inn
Karin Bosomworth
Robert Brookes
Loyal Toast
Michael Connors
Keith Adams
Patrick Haydn
John Semmler
4-Way Test
Bill Simons
Prue Maitland
Keith Adams
Sandie Simons
Domestic Violence
Program Anglican
Team leaders and what we have done
Julia Cropley
Members all
Robert Brookes
Robert Brookes
Setting up
Mark Graetz
Sue Graetz
Mark Graetz
Sue Graetz
Clothing Bins

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