2019-20  Issue 7 Meeting No. 3189  8th Aug 2019  
The Bulletin
The news journal of the Barossa Valley Rotary Club
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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.
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This week Rotarians heard from Bim Lange, Barossa Valley Mayor who began his presentation with a rundown of his vast experience in local government; 45 years in varied roles, as he put it "From grave digger to Mayor"!  With a council consisting of six new members and five returning councillors,  he predicted significant changes, challenges and opportunities for the area over the next five years and stressed that the old may not be the way of the future. 
He outlined a 10-point plan for the Barossa, far too detailed to be represented adequately here so a few highlights ...
* Achieve ease of doing business with council (hear, hear!)
* Reforming the framework of local government.  
* Efficient governance and understanding services and service levels.
*  Address community, social and environmental thoughts for the future
*  Have a conversation about local government boundaries and reform - Revamping the 1996 Amalgamation as he thinks it is not sustainable.
* Connecting and understanding the first peoples of the Barossa.
Bim expressed a deep respect for his mentor, Brian Hurn, and cherished the times he worked alongside him.
He closed by saying that volunteer groups such as Rotary are the backbone of the Barossa and how much he loved meeting groups such as ours and he considered that truly to be what community is.
Rotary Information - Graeme Lawrie
After protesting vociferously that only PPs should be doing Rotary Information, Graeme got down to business and shared a few impressive facts about the Clothing Shed.
Clothing Shed - opened April 2015.  Deals with 6.8 cubic metres of clothing per week
A show of hands was taken to assist with the Marathon on 11 August.  I think Peter is a bit uneasy at the response so if you assist please contact Peter Perkins ASAP.
                               Truro Op Shop Meeting
This is a combined meeting of BV Rotary Club, Great Revival Shop and District Community Association (Formerly the Truro Red Cross)
Thursday, 29 August 2019, 6 for 6.30 pm
Cost:  $25 - Catered by Malcolm Filsell
Mains:  BBQ Worchester Lamb Rump/Baked Chicken with Sage and Lemon Sauce/Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms
Desserts:  Banana Caramel Pudding/Fruit Salad
both with ice-cream  
Please let Marie know ASAP if you are a friend and wish to attend or if you have a guest.
                               Letters to the Editor 
Having a fairly lacklustre response to this section (none!), I'm going to throw out a topic from this week's presentation by Bim Lange and ask for you thoughts.  Email me on below address, please.
Hard Rubbish Collection (or lack thereof) in the Barossa.
Your editor,
Roxane Canning (roxanecanning@hotmail.com)



Quiz Night for the Uganda Dental Project
Don't forget to register with Gavin Sidhu for the Quiz Night on 10th August. It is $10 per person in groups of 8 per table.
Lots of prizes and surprises for the evening which will be a test of your general knowledge for the quiz, your luck for the spot prizes and the depth of your pocket for the auctions.
The Venue is the Clubhouse but as the Management has given us the room for free, there will be Bar Service only, no Bring Your Own. Call or email Gavin, or book on the club Website through the Events option.
A great fellowship, socialising and entertaining evening that will generate funds for a very worthy cause.
Gavin was pleased to announce the event is full but encouraged anyone who wants to participate to come - they will add more tables!  He is still looking for donations for raffle prizes so get in touch if you can help.
Brian Helbig - 15  August
Peter Canning - 15 August 2015 (4 years)
"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."    
Sir Terry Pratchett
Attendance Report 1 August 2019
Total Club Members Attending     29
Total Friends Attending                 3
Partners Attending                       0
Visiting Rotarians                         0
Guests Attending                         1
Apologies/Leave of absence         21
Duty Roster
August 15th
Venue: The Clubhouse       
August 22nd
Venue:  The Clubhouse
John Tunnicliff
Loyal Toast
John Semmler
John Semmler
Brian Graetz
Brian Graetz
Bill Simons
Bronwyn Lillicrap
Abbi Underwood
Trevor Taylor
Cambodia Trip
Regional Development
Rotary Info
Bryce Lillicrap
John Little 
Roxane Canning
Roxane Canning
Setting Up
Peter Canning
Bill Simons
Marie Rothe & Bev Stephenson
Marie Rothe & Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins
8th Aug - 22nd Aug
J. Little   
P Thomas
W. Simons
8th Aug - 22nd Aug
J. Little   
P Thomas
W. Simons
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