2019-20 Issue 14    Meeting No. 3197
3 October 2019
The news journal of the Barossa Valley Rotary Club
Club Information
Every Thursday at 6.00 PM for 6.30 Start
The Clubhouse
45 Macdonnell St
Tanunda, SA  5352
0418 856 569
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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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     Club Night
Visitor Peter Clark from the Melbourne Rotary Club was asked to say a few words about his club.  He said one difference he noted was they no longer toasted the Queen.  He said his club was the first club established in Australia, it is a lunch club that meets at 12.45 p.m. with a meeting cost of $48!  They are currently working a project around Hepatitis and trying to make people aware there is a cure.
Peter Thomas and Bill Graetz spoke about recently deceased Rotarian, Ian Clark, who came to the Barossa in 1985 and was president of our club 1989-1990. They shared some somewhat scandalous stories (if you are a wombat) and said Ian was great fun, genuine and not afraid to ruffle feathers if he had to.  Rotarians observed a short silence and toasted Ian.
RIP Ian Clark.
John Tunnicliff gave the Treasurer's report. 
President Keith Millington gave a demonstration on how to send emails through ClubRunner
Bill Simons gave the Fellowship Report and Secretary's Report.
Gavin Sidhu gave the International Report.  ($21,200 has been raised for the Ugandan Dental Project, just awaiting paperwork from Uganda.)
Keith Adams spoke about membership development, an ongoing issue for any Rotary Club.
Rotary Information 
Remember to diarise and consider getting a table together for the Spring Lunch. 
Date - 3 November 2019. 
Where - Tony Robins' house in Penrice Road.
Cost - $35
BYO - chairs, cutlery, plates, drinks.  No wine will be available for purchase.
Races will be called as per the Clayton's Cup.
Hat Competitions; prizes for best male and best female
Auction and raffles
Anyone wanting to purchase tickets and pay direct:
BSB 105024
A/C 033200940

Meeting Details , Thursday 17 October 2019


Where: CFS Station, Petras Street, Tanunda

When:  6.00pm for 6.30pm (except for Helpers, please be there by 5.30pm)

No BYO wine, please buy from CFS

BYO cutlery, crockery, glasses


Please advise Bill via or 0409 851 730 if attending and you didn’t mark your attendance on the form which went around at last night’s meeting.


               From the Membership Committee 


Re: Spring Lunch – 3rd November 2019


Rotarians and Friends


The Membership Committee would like to encourage you to invite new guests along to experience the fun and fellowship that makes our Club so special.  Perhaps then plan a follow up invitation to attend a meeting to show we have a genuine interest in valued guests


“Membership is everyone’s business’’

Your Membership Committee: Marie Rothe, Peter Perkins and Sue Graetz



                      Donations in Kind


          Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Rotary Australia Worldwide Community Service Central Region will be providing a BBQ for all those who come along to the joint district working bee at the RAWCS Donations in Kind (DIK) facility at Edinburgh on Saturday, 19th October 2019.

Rotarians and friends from all clubs in the two districts are invited to attend this working bee that nominally starts at 9:30am and the BBQ starts at Midday.

Your assistance on the day will greatly help the running of DIK, one of Rotary Australia World Community Service’s most dynamic but unsung programs.  Your help on the day will substantially complement the steadfast efforts of the DIK committee, regular volunteers and clubs that have had working bees at DIK in the past.  As well as providing constructive help to, these working bees provide Rotarians and friends the opportunity for having fun while working together on a common cause and good fellowship.

A program of priority tasks has been identified that would be a great opportunity for you and your club to get hands on international service locally.

NOTE: Turn left at the 1st roundabout on Taranaki Rd and follow the signs.

Donations In Kind,  Off Taranaki Rd,  Edinburgh, SA 5111


To register, copy and paste this link into your web browser :



Lisa Akeroyd - 5/10/18 (1 year)
Attendance Report 1 August 2019
Total Club Members Attending    32  
Total Friends Attending               2
Partners Attending                      0
Visiting Rotarians                        1
Guests Attending                        1
Apologies/Leave of absence       18
Duty Roster
10 October
Venue: The Clubhouse      
17 October    Venue: Off site????
Peter Canning
Roxane Canning
Loyal Toast
John Tunnicliff
David West
Mark Graetz
Sue Graetz
K. Millington
M. Graetz
Rick Kessner
Craniofacial Australia
CFS in Action
Rotary Info
B. Graetz
P. Thomas
Roxane Canning
Roxane Canning
Setting Up
Bill Simons
CFS Station
Marie Rothe & Bev Stephenson
Marie Rothe & Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins
3 Oct - 17 Oct
D. Adams
M. Rasmus
R. Sloane
17 Oct - 31 Oct
B. Graetz
P. Sich
D. Farley
"Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual ."
Sir Terry Hatchet.
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