Bulletin 3242
Meeting at The Club House
January 21st 2021
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
In a World which is filled with misunderstanding, distrust, intolerance, hypocrisy, jealousy, suspicion of the activities of others Rotary stands out as a unique organisation based on goodwill, understanding, tolerance, friendship, and consideration of others.
Maurice Duperrey
27th President of Rotary International (1937-38) Address to the 1938 Convention. 
Theme for the Month of January
Vocational Service
Presidents Message
President John Little addressed the members and friends and spent a few minutes urging all to get involved in the up coming Airshow to be held at the Barossa airfield Rowland Flat on Sunday April 11th 2021.  John said it will be a huge task, but is confident we can do it.  A strong committee has been working together for a few months now and are well advanced with their preparations. We are now seeking sponsors in various categories. There are many issues to be dealt with. The Committee has decided that this years Airshow will be managed by Barossans for the benefit of Barossans. 
Major beneficiaries of the 2021 event will be Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer and the Rotary Club’s own University Scholarships program.

1.The Airshow Management Committee is pleased and excited to launch the new look Web Site for the Barossa Airshow.  We are also keen let everyone know about the committee’s work that underlies this very public face of the Airshow

And in doing so, we hope everyone in the Club will also join in the excitement and feel included in what is shaping up to be a great event for the Club and the Barossa Community.
Once the decision was made to accept Steve Ahrens’ proposal for the Club to host the event, a Management Committee was formed  and has been meeting roughly once a month since July.
There’s been a couple of minor changes along the way but the current Committee comprises:
  • Keith M: Chair & Manager Landside
  • Steve:  Manager Airside
  • Sandie: Secretary
  • Sue: Deputy Chair
  • Keith A
  • Bill
  • Bryce
  • Mark
  • Marie
  • Julie (BV District Club)
  • Peter P
  • John L
  • John T
  • Catherine
As Chair and Manager: Landside, Keith M undertook a lot of the “heavy lifting” in identifying how the Club might undertake this project and the work involved.  And it is worth remembering he took on this role in addition to an extended period as Club President.
He keeps the committee on track, both during and after meetings, reminds us of timelines and major outstanding tasks, and pitches in where there is a gap and a need.  He is, quite simply, the general overseer of the project.
Steve Ahrens brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Committee that sits alongside his primary role of Manager: Airside.  However, looking after all things flying is not as glamorous as it might seem.  In addition to liaising with and organising  participants in the Flying Display, he has a host of logistical and administrative tasks.  Some of these are applications to CASA and ensuring compliance with safety requirements, the organising of a commentator, and MC for the day, gathering volunteers to act as run way air marshalls and staffing the control tower.  There is an enormous amount of work involved in organising up to 20 or more flying participants and keeping them and the spectators safe.  Steve’s passion for the event is inspiring and energising, and he is dedicated to bringing quality and adrenaline to the aerial display.
As secretary, Sandie has the unenviable task of recording the often lengthy and wide ranging discussions which occur at the meetings, and identifying the decisions that are then made.
This is is a HUGE job, which is crucial to the ongoing work of the Committee.
Other members of the Committee have been delegated “portfolios” of responsibility according to tasks that need to be undertaken.
Image may contain: aeroplane, cloud and sky, text that says "Rotary Barossa Valley + 2021Baross 2021 Barossa AIRSHOW ROWLAND FLAT"
Display Exhibits and Market Stalls
In addition to the Flying Display there will also be display exhibits and market stalls, and Marie has taken on the job of arranging these.  She has been working hard to organise a fantastic range of exhibits and stalls from a variety of groups to be part of the entertainment on the ground.  A significant coup is a commitment by the RFDS to be there with their flying simulator.  She has also sorted some fair ground fun, with a jumping castle, side shows, face painting already booked in.
Of course, what kind of show would it be without food, food, more food and drinks?  Peter P is in charge of organising food and drink vendors.  The agreed focus for these vendors will be to offer places to local community groups, service and sporting clubs and so on, as a means of facilitating fund raising for them, while providing amenities to the Airshow.  However, some commercial operators will need to be included, for crucial items like coffee.
The logistics of staging an event this size, where there may be anywhere between 3000 to 5000 people in attendance are enormous.  With this in mind, organising operations on the ground has been broken into a number of parts
Bill and Bryce are in charge of Front Gates and Grounds.  This involves organising all the amenities that will be needed on site.  These amenities include things such as toilets, power and water, fences, flags, signage, seating areas, entry gates, information points, internet coverage, control tower, commentary booth and so on.  They are responsible for ensuring all the equipment and infrastructure needed to provide these amenities will be in place and operational on the day, and then making sure everything is dismantled and the site cleaned up afterwards.
In addition, there are legalities, such as preparing and submitting a Planning Application to Barossa Council, and monitoring Occupational Health and Safety matters.
An adjunct to Gates and Grounds is the matter of Traffic Management, as the task of getting 2-3 thousand people and their vehicles on site is HUGE.  Bill and Mark have been liaising with SA Police to create and lodge a Traffic Management plan, and will then develop strategies for how that plan will be implemented on the day.
The key requirement from SA Police will be to minimise disruption to other traffic on Barossa Valley Way
Airshow grounds.. How it will look on April 11th 2021...Yes!
COVID Safety
A major aspect of the logistics consideration, which is new to management of the event, is the need to meet SA Government requirements in relation to COVID Safety.
The size of the event requires a formal COVID Management Plan.  This adds another layer of logistics to Airshow operations, as it will require:
COVID Marshalls
Contact tracing registration
Social distancing requirements
Necessary signage
Mark, Keith A, Bill, Sandie and Steve have taken on this task, as a special COVID sub-committee.
Volunteer Work force
The sole aim of hosting the Airshow is to RAISE FUNDS.  The goal is to maximise this by having as much of the work done by volunteers as possible.
Keith A and Sue are in charge of gathering together  our Airshow Support Crew.  They will be drumming up support from close by Rotary Clubs and also looking to other local clubs and non-profit organisations to assist.
These volunteers will be responsible for setting up, cleaning up, acting as COVID Marshalls, information officers, parking attendants, gate keepers and so on.
Support from members of this Club is also crucial.  We can all pitch in and help out before, during and after the event.  And this doesn’t necessarily have to be in ways that require physical work.  For example, as mentioned above, we will need people to be information attendants, or gate keepers.
At the end of the day, this entire project is about FUND RAISING and in order to raise as many funds as possible we need to keep an eye on the finances.  This is where John T brings his skills to bear.  His focus is on budgets and accountability; income and expenses; and estimated profits
He is dedicated to monitoring costs so the event can maximise income.
A key component of fund raising will be to garner support from Sponsors to help minimise production costs.  John L is in charge of this, and he will be assisted by Peter Thomas.
We have developed a prospectus document, which provides information about the Airshow and the levels of sponsorship available.  There are four levels of sponsorship:  Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze.  The prospectus document, and a separate Sponsor’s Agreement sets out the benefits available for each level of sponsorship.  Basically, the deal is the more dollars a sponsor contributes the more “goodies” they will receive from us.
John and Peter will be focussing their sales pitch on the premise that the Barossa Airshow is “for the Barossa by the Barossa”
And of course at the end of the day, it’s that old saying of getting “bums on seats” and selling tickets.  So we will be promoting the Airshow in as many ways as possible. 
Catherine is responsible for developing the promotions and public relations program.  This will use the traditional means of radio, television, newspapers; signs and posters; word of mouth.  However, a strong on-line presence (Facebook, Instagram, Web Site) will also be an important promotional tool. 
New Look Web Site
Catherine has now finalised the bulk of the work required to get the new look web site up and running.  There are a few areas that are not quite complete, and the layout needs some tweaking, but for the most part it WORKS!
Most importantly, the information is up to date, and we are now rebranded with the current Airshow and Barossa Valley Rotary logos.  It is easily accessible via PC, tablet and smart phone.
It reflects all the hard work the committee has undertaken so far in that it encapsulates and articulates the shared vision for the 2021 Barossa Airshow.
Its incredible visual impact would not be possible without the fantastic portfolio of images provided by photographers at previous events.
Catherine specifically acknowledged input from two people.  Keith Millington –who has been right beside her, joining in on some hair tearing sessions about how to effect the change from the old pages, and undertaking back end programming tasks once the content was in place.
The other is Keith Adams, whose firm and steadfast request for a photograph on the Volunteer Brochure, forced her into moving beyond a “That’s enough” kind of pamphlet, to produce the visual imagery that leads the way on the web page and all of our other documents.
So, please take a look through the Web Site.  Read more about this incredible event, and our Club’s hard work in bringing it to fruition.
More importantly, SHARE IT AROUND, make sure your family, friends, work colleagues, casual acquaintances, hair dresser, butcher, favourite barista, and anyone else you can think of, knows about it.
Article written & provided by Catherine Lawler.


                              Steve Ahrens and Sophie                  


Family and Community Event

The Barossa Airshow is an event with a strong focus on families and community. 

It aims to be an affordable day out with non-stop aerial entertainment, market stalls, special display exhibits, and a good selection of tasty food and refreshing drinks.

Service Clubs, Not-for-Profit organisations and businesses from the Barossa and surrounding areas will be key players in providing the land based stalls, exhibits and catering outlets.

Other Benefits

Members of the community can enjoy a fun filled family day out, held within the surrounds of the beautiful Barossa Valley.

By attracting visitors from across the country, additional tourism revenue is brought in to the local economy.

The Barossa region also benefits by hosting another pleasurable event, that show cases its cultural diversity.

Local aviation enthusiasts are given the opportunity to promote their sport, their clubs, and indulge their passion.


            Mt. Beauty is a small town in north east Vic. at the head of the Kiewa River Valley.  population  2000.  It was created by the Vic electricity commission when they built a hydro
    power station above Mt Beauty at the Rocky Valley dam
            at Falls Creek. The water outlet is a pond in Mt. Beauty that
            sends the water down the Kiewa River to Wangaratta.
            The Rotary club is small , 20-30 members in District 9790
            meeting every 2 weeks at Tawonga. The district covers a 
          large  area of Vic and NSW from Seymour to Deniliquin Albury/Wodonga and Mt.Beauty.
            The major fundraising project for the club has been in winter.
            The snow skiing season starts on the June Queens Birthday
            weekend, and goes to the October holiday weekend. Just before the season starts, the club members drag up the mountain a converted caravan which opens out to have a serving counter and gas cooking gear. The trip is 32km with over 300 hairpin bends to Falls Creek where they park the van in the day skiers car park, for the duration of the season. Each weekend members take       supplies to sell to the large numbers that turn up from all
            over the place. Capital Cities, Wagga, Albury, Wangaratta all have ski clubs on the mountain.  As you can gather, the opening can be   subject to the weather that changes very quickly from heavy rain, rock slides, snow, blizzards etc. The Mt Beauty Falls
            Creek road to Omeo is closed at the dam during winter.
            One of the big events of the skiing season is the Kangaroo Hoppet, when 3000 cross country skiers descend on the area for the big races over the Bogong high plains.  The club members are
            involved handing out water, jelly beans bananas and snakes at food stations along the 26km circuit.

  Presented by Rotarian Don Farley  
Did you receive this information above?. Australia Day celebration 100 years of Rotary in Australia.
You can join the presentation linked to the above to be broadcast through ZOOM from 12.00pm to 1.30 pm tomorrow. If you wish to join the broadcast contact me on 0438 452 147 or email no later than 10.00 am tomorrow 26-1-2021.
I will then send you the full instructions immediately.
Editor - Robert Brookes
Attendance Report meeting of  January 21st 2021
 Members Attending   32   
   Friends Attending        3     
Partners Attending           
       Guests attending           1          
 Total attendance              36        
Apologies/leave of Absence - 10
             John  Little                                        Jan 22nd           
Craig Rogasch                                Jan  30th
Can we all agree that in 2016 not a single person got the answer correct to 'Where do you see yourself in five years from now?"
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 3243
 Tanunda Clubhouse
  Thurs Feb 4th 2021 
 Meeting 3244
 Tanunda Clubhouse 
 Thurs Feb 18th 2021
Geoff Zerk Brian Graetz
Loyal Toast        
David Adams                           
Hans Haan
Sergeant Peter Perkins Sandie Simons
Rotary Information
Bev Stephenson Bryce Lillecrapp
Peter Perkins Prue Maitland
Speaker Jo Croft  NYSF Students
Subject Eye Health Educator Science Forum Experience
Robert Brookes
Robert Brookes
Setting Up 
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson                      
Marie Rothe     
Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins
21st Jan - 4th Feb 2021
David Adams
Keith Millington
Rick Kessner
4th Feb - 18th Feb 2021
Ray Fiebiger
Nick Anderson
Bill Simons
ClubRunner Mobile
ClubRunner Mobile