Bulletin 3245
 
 
Meeting at The Club House
Thursday March 4th 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
When people recognise that mankind is one, fellowship, friendship, and generosity arise to overcome the barriers.
 
Hiroji Mukasa 72nd President of RI
as quoted in THE ROTARIAN July 1982.
 
Theme for March 
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
 
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President's Remarks
 
President Mark Graetz opened the meeting informing us that he and Sue had attended a group 5 meeting at Loxton the previous evening. He advised those present that the District Conference is coming up and will be held at Westminster School from April 16th/18th 2021. Even though we have an all important week prior with our first Airshow those who have never attended these outstanding events are encouraged to take the opportunity whilst they are able.
Mark also made reference to the District Assembly which is to be held at Prince Alfred College on Sunday May 2nd. The President-Elects' Training Day will be held at St Michaels College on March 20th and 21st.  
Rotary Branding is another area in which clubs and members should have some knowledge. The Rotary Wheel is now all one colour (yellow/gold) and the old model should be discarded and never used on any advertising material. Furthermore the name of the club must always be included whenever or wherever the Rotary Wheel is used.      
 
 A brief mention was made regarding an Engineering/Science program competition for High School students. The former D9520 has supported this program for several years. (I was invited to attend one of these several years ago to assist with the judging of the many clever, inventive and imaginative projects that teams of young people had entered into the competition. Editor) Our Youth Chair Prue may make enquiries with the secondary schools to see if there is interest in this program.  
 
 
Guest Speaker
 
Our guest speaker at this meeting was Marie-Louise Lees. Marie-Louise joined Gawler Rotary Club in Dec 2012.  She was president in 2017/18 and has served as Club secretary. She is now a member of the Gawler Light Club. In recent times she was on the District Merging Committee which was responsible for amalgamating the two South Australian Rotary Districts into one. Marie-Louise was appointed to the role of Assistant Governor for the year 2018/19. Following the merging of two districts she was elected to the position of Chair of The Rotary Foundation and has recently been recognised as a Major Donor.  
In 2015 Marie-Louise’ sister Sally suggested that they walk The Camino. Various walks of this kind are scattered around the world and have become attractive to thousands of people who enjoy the challenge.  This Camino ‘de Santiago Frances’ commenced at St Jean de Pied Port and finished at Santiago de Compostela, a distance of 775 kms. Together they averaged about 24 kms each day which resulted in a walking time of 33 to 34 days. (May1st -2nd June 2015).  Even though the occasional blister popped up and legs tired it was important to keep to the consistent task of walking each day, carrying their backpacks of around 18 kgs with them. For the religious this Camino is often referred to as the Path of St. James. The countryside was delightful in various parts and there were lots of ancient churches that one could visit, particularly in Leon and Astorga. Like many churches built around the 12th century it was their beautiful stained-glass windows that stood out, together with the solid internal/external fixtures still in excellent condition.
Following the path crops like flowering Canola stood out as did the occasional farmer hard at work either on the tractor or attending his cattle.  Helping an ill man along the way, the calling for an ambulance and the need for the person to be taken to hospital in a helicopter were all part of the adventure.
Along the way water fountains were prominent, as were several places specifically allocated for Camino travellers to rest, eat and sleep each day.  
The usual gift with thanks was presented to Marie-Louise.  Luck on our Rotary Wheel also enabled her to take home a bottle of red wine and a container of rocky-road.

 
Thanks and club presentation to Marie-Louise 
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Peter Thomas reported:-
“In 1999 our Club hosted exchange student Rodrigo Olmos from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rodrigo and his wife are specialist medicos at the huge University Teaching hospital in Sao Paulo. They have three children. Rodrigo and his wife both had Covid 19 last year, fortunately mild cases with no on-going side effects for either. They are both working flat out at the Covid 19 frontline at the hospital with vaccinations well under way. Rodrigo will give us more info as time permits.”
 
Clothing Bins
 
Please be advised that Don Farley has retired from the role of preparing clearance rosters for the above. The 'Bin Man' is now Peter Thomas and he should be contacted for any matter arising with this job. Sincere thanks to Don for years spent in carrying out this role. ..Editor
 
 
CLOTHING BIN HAND-OVER  PETER THOMAS  4/3/21

            WHEN I JOINED ROTARY IN ABOUT 1987, BRIAN GRAETZ HAD A
            MOUSTACHE AND SMOKED A PIPE, GRANT SCHUYLER HAD A
            BEARD, PETER THOMAS' MOUSTACHE WAS BLACK,
IAN MADER'S FATHER LAURIE WAS INVOLVED, 
            AND WE ALL WORE A JACKET AND TIE.
            A FEW YEARS LATER I AGREED TO TAKE OVER THE BIN ROSTER
            FROM SCHOOL TEACHER PAT MULRANY WHO HAD ATROCIOUS
            WRITING, AND THE PRINT OUT WAS
            VERY FADED. I HAD A COMPUTER IN THE PHARMACY SO IT WAS A
            STEEP LEARNING CURVE BEFORE PCs TO DO IT.
            A FEW YEARS AGO AT THE CHANGE-OVER DINNER ONE OF THE
            SERGEANTS, THE LATE GEOFF CARDWELL, PARTNER OF OUR
             FRIEND OF ROTARY, KARIN, PRESENTED AWARDS TO VARIOUS MEMBERS AND I WAS GIVEN A CLOTHING BIN KEY.
            WHEN PETER THOMAS AGREED TO TAKE OVER MY JOB, I PROMISED
            HIM THAT I HAD A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HIM, SO
            PETER, PLEASE ACCEPT THE CLUB'S THANKS FOR TAKING OVER FROM ME.      
            YOU WILL REALISE THAT THE KEY WON'T OPEN EITHER A BIN OR
           THE SHED DOORS ; IT'S LIKE NO OTHER.
            I WISH TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE THANKS TO ALL THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO COLLECT  AND
            DROP OFF THE STUFF. THEY HAVE HELPED THE 40 OR MORE HELPERS FROM THE G.R.S. AND TRURO TO KEEP THIS VALUABLE PROJECT 
          ALIVE AND WELL, BENEFITTING  THE COMMUNITY IN SO MANY WAYS.
            MY  GRATEFUL THANKS TO YOU ALL.    DON FARLEY
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The Adelaide University Rotaractors in action 
 
 
 
Rotaract
 
You will have read in bulletin 3244 a presentation from Bryce Lillecrapp and the early days of the Barossa Valley Rotaract Club. His early years in Rotaract were a stepping stone into Rotary. There were 35 members in the BVRC and included James Mitchell (now Barossa District Club), Jim Miller, Grant Schuyler and Jo Schuyler, Craig and Jan Rogasch. Bryce would like us to consider the benefits of establishing a Rotaract Club/Interact Club as both can be a natural progression into Rotary. Around Australia Rotaract and Interact are growing again. You may have noted in the current District Directory that there are 6 Rotaract Clubs and 7 Interact Clubs in D9510 the closest to us being Salisbury Club. There are likely to be quite a number of younger people attending our Airshow. Perhaps the committee could consider asking a Rotaract Club to provide an advertising stall at our AIRSHOW.  - Editor
 
 
 
 
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 BIGPOND, CLUB-RUNNER & BULLETINS
 
For quite a while some of our members have not received the bulletin sent via Club-runner. As a result I have directed my copy to those affected as soon as I was advised.  You will read below that PP Keith has spent hours working on the problem and spent even more hours chatting with Bigpond in an effort to resolve it. Following advice from our District Webmaster (see below) it now appears that the problem is with Bigpond and has advised Keith that the issue seems to be widespread.  He intends to contact all webmasters in Rotary Districts across Australia. Meanwhile if you have not received your bulletin by the Wednesday after the latest meeting,
 please let me know ...Editor    
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Hi to District Webmaster
 
I am the webmaster for the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley.
 
About 2 to 3 months ago my members reported that the weekly Bulletin was not being delivered. It did not take long to see that all of the members complaining were on the Bigpond ISP. Some found the Bulletin in their Junk folder, and some could not find the bulletin in any folder.
 
I advised my members to add @clubrunner.ca and @clubrunner.emails to their safe senders' list. Several did this but it had no effect. Some members are using Windows 10 Mail which does not have a safe sender list but relies on the ISP Spam filtering system. I should also add some of my members are not technically minded and the concept of a spam filtering system is a bit beyond them.
 
I set up my Bigpond email account using Windows 10 Mail as a Bulletin Subscriber in Club Runner which means I should get two Bulletins, one to my @knk.com.au account and one to my @bigpond account.

I sent a test Bulletin to my two accounts. The @knk.com.au account received the bulletin correctly, the @bigpond.com account put the test Bulletin in the junk folder. This was confirmed by looking in the webmail version on Telstra.com. I then marked the Bulletin as Not Junk on the webmail page of Telstra.com.
I repeated the test the next day and got the same result, Bigpond put the Bulletin in the Junk Folder.
 
I contacted the Bigpond support consultants and after two days of using their chat system and being passed around to six different consultants I got nowhere. All they wanted to do was get me to change my password or re-enter my account details. They would not accept that Bigpond spam filters had identified the @clubrunner.emails domain as a SPAM source.
 
I checked with the Club Runner Support team, they looked at my test bulletins from their end and they confirmed that Bigpond had accepted the email and had recorded it as being delivered. This means that Club Runner no longer had control over the email, and confirmed the bulletin was sent from the @clubrunner.emails domain.
 
If my members using Bigpond are unable to receive Bulletins, then it is very likely that other Rotarians on Bigpond ISP are having the same trouble.
 
Is it possible for the District to see if this problem does cover all Rotarians using Bigpond ISP?
 
If this is the case, would it be possible for the District to take up this issue with Bigpond?
 
I would appreciate any assistance you can give in resolving this issue.
 
Regards
Keith Millington
 
 
Hi Keith
Yes this seems to have become a problem within the last six months with Bigpond accounts and seems to be specifically related to bulletins. Clubrunner emails from the same origin flow normally.
We have spoken to Clubrunner re the issue and they believe it is definitely how Bigpond handle the emails.
As this now appears to be a wide spread event, I will contact other webmasters in Australia and seek their input.
We don't have an immediate answer other than going into the webmail settings and ensuring various Clubrunner accounts have been added to the safe senders list. As this is being most recipients there needs to be a simpler solution.
Watch this space!
 
Regards
Robin LeGallez 
Chair Communications Committee
D9510
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Attendance Report March 4th 2021 
 
        Members Present       29     
          Friends                        2      
           Visiting Rotarians      1      
           Partners                    2    
             Guests Attending           1           
 
Total Attendance            35  
               
Apologies/LOA             12
                 
 
 
Birthdays 
Marg Graetz                                 March 6th
Catherine Lawler                                   19th 
Keith Adams                                        23rd
 
Date Joined Rotary
               Mark Graetz             March 1st 1993                        28yrs
                         Peter Perkins                 March  3rd   1992             29 yrs                               Bev  Stephenson              March 4th 2003                  18 yrs                                  Rick Kessner         March 22nd 1988                 33yrs 
                                            
                                                         
Just a Thought
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
 
 
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ROSTER REMINDER FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS AT THE TANUNDA SHOW ON SATURDAY MARCH 13TH
 
T
         TIME
ELIZABETH STREET SHOWGROUND GATE
BILYARA ROAD
6.30AM-9.00AM
   Peter Perkins
   Bryce Lillecrapp
   Peter Thomas
   NOT APPLICABLE
 
7.00AM
9.30AM
 
Mark Graetz
Sue Graetz
Phil Graetz
  9.00AM-11.30AM
    John Little
    Peter Sich
    Ian Mader
 
 
 
  9.30AM 12.00PM
 
Nick Anderson
Peter Flaherty
Pat Haydn
 11.30AM
   1.00PM
    Lisa Akeroyd
    Roxane Canning
    Marie Rothe
 
12.00PM-                  
  2.30PM
 
David West
Gavin Sidhu
Feng  Ma
!.00PM
3.30Pm
   John Tunnicliff
   Anne Tunnicliff
   Bev Stephenson
 
 2.30PM
 4.00PM
 
  Geoff Zerke
  Ray Fiebiger
  Keith Millington    
 
                                                                                       
 
 
 
`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, Ian Rice, Grant Schuyler, David West
Friends Karin Bosomworth, Peter Flaherty, Phil Graetz
 
Community Committee
Team Leader, Peter Perkins,  Members, Lisa Akeroyd, Hans Haan, Barry Klaebe, John Little, Philip Martin, Craig Rogasch, Geoffrey Schrapel, Peter Sich, Geoff Zerk
Friends, Nick Anderson, David Braunack, Peter Manning, Vicki Manning
 
Membership Committee
Team Leader, Sue Graetz,  Members, Peter Perkins, Marie Rothe, Lisa Akeroyd
 
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, Prue Maitland.  Members, Donald Farley, Ian Mader, Beverley Stephenson, Anne Tunnicliff
Friends Sandy Carruthers, Kevin Hoskin
 
Fellowship Committee
Team Leader Bill Simons Members, Robert Brookes, Peter Canning. Roxane Canning, Graeme Lawrie, Richard Miller, Patrick Ritchie-Haydn, John Semmler, Sandie Simons
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. Robert Brookes, Ray Fiebiger, Mark Graetz, Sue Graetz, Bryce Lillecrapp, John Little, Philip Martin, Peter Sich, Bill Simons, Sandie Simons, Robert Sloane.
 
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 Don Farley
 
Club History  Grant Schuyler
 
Great Revival Shop Rep. Don Farley
 
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. Catherine Lawler
 
 
Duty Roster
  
 Meeting 3246
 Tanunda Clubhouse
 Thurs Mar 18th 2021 
Meeting 3247
Tanunda Clubhouse 
Thurs Apr 1st 2021    
Invocation
Bronwyn Lillecrapp  
Loyal Toast        
Ian Mader  
Sergeant Bob Sloane  
Rotary Information
John Semmler Not required
Chairperson 
Peter Perkins  
Speaker Jo Croft
 TBA
Subject Eye Health Educator     
Bulletin
Robert Brookes
Robert Brookes
Setting Up 
Fellowship
Fellowship
Cashiers
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson                     
Marie Rothe     
Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins
Angaston
Nuriootpa
Tanunda
 
 
4th Mar - 18th Mar 
Phil Graetz
Peter Thomas
Grant Schuyler
 
 
18th Mar -1st April
John Little 
Peter Sich
Gavin Sidhu
   
 
ClubRunner Mobile
 
ClubRunner Mobile