2020-2021 Meeting No.3230 
  October 1st 2020 
Club Information
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
The Clubhouse
45 Macdonnell St
Tanunda, SA 5352
0418 856 569
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Clubhouse for Dinner Meeting. 2nd and 4th Thursday: Visits, Social, Committee and Board meetings.
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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.
 Rotary International Theme for the Month of October
Community Economic Development
                               Quote of the Month.
Service is needed today more than ever before.....Through service we can create understanding, friendship, tolerance, and peace 
(Rolf J Klarich 1980-81) Address to 1980 International Assembly
                        President's Message
We made the front page of the Leader this week. The photoshoot at the airfield turned out to be very successful and resulted in a cover story in the Leader which will give us a lot of publicity. I have already had a suggestion that this story should be sent to the District newsletter.
We have had an invite to attend the Faith Lutheran Year 12 Valedictory Service on 22nd October. As that will be a Board meeting night, we will have to see who is available to attend.
Australian Rotary Health has organised a wine sale fundraiser. I have printed some order forms so you can see which wines are available. If you need more forms I can send them out by email.
The RI Convention for 2021 will be in Taipei, Taiwan from 12th to 16th June. Hopefully, by then COVID-19 will be a fading memory and unrestricted travel will be normal. If you are thinking of attending, start saving now.
The Bulletin Editor is having a few problems with some of the data in Club Runner, in particular, there seems to be confusion over Anniversary, Date Joined Rotary and Date Joined Club.
Anniversary is your Wedding Anniversary. If you are not married or you are in a relationship, either leave blank or enter a significant date in your relationship. This date was used in many clubs as a reason for the Sergeant to extract a dollar for the reminder that could save a marriage.
Date Joined Rotary is the date you were first inducted into Rotary.
Date Joined Club is the date you were inducted into your current club.
If you have never been a member of any other club then your Date Joined Rotary and Date Joined Club will be the same.
Please check your details in Club Runner and update appropriately.
Keith Millington
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation
University Scholarship Program 2020
Since 2011 The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation has made three scholarships each year available to students from the Barossa Valley/Eden Valley areas to assist them to undertake tertiary studies at a South Australian university. We entered into an agreement with each of the South Australian universities through their ‘Donor Sponsorship Programs’.
The scholarships are available to Barossa Valley/Eden Valley students who have demonstrated academic merit. Consideration is given to an applicant’s involvement in school and or community activities and responsibilities. The scholarships are designed to make it easier for families to cover the considerable expense of sending country students to a university in Adelaide.
Payments are made over the first two-year period of the course. The scholarships provide $1500 in the first year and $1500 in the second year subject to satisfactory progress.
The trustees are mindful of the dropout rate among country students in particular and see the scholarships as providing encouragement to continue study.
This year is the first year of our fourth three-year commitment to the program. By awarding three scholarships each year we have been able to assist 30 young people in their university studies. The Foundation hopes to be in a position to continue to provide the scholarships to benefit the youth of our community for many years.
Since the early years of this project the Great Revival Shop in Tanunda has contributed $1500 each year to the program. This represents the cost of one scholarship and has been of enormous help in enabling us to continue the program.
The members of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley are very enthusiastic about this project and are committed to the support of it. It is seen as a much needed extension of the work already being done for our youth through the support given to our two high schools, the ‘Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program’, ‘Operation Flinders’, ‘Youth Exchange’, ‘National Science Schools’, ‘Rotary Youth Leadership Awards’ and ‘Rotary Youth Enrichment Programs’.
The Scholarship coordinator John Semmler has had the privilege of representing the Foundation at a number of University Scholarship and Grants Ceremonies. On these occasions he has been pleased to receive the heartfelt thanks of the scholarship recipients and their parents. The university Vice Chancellors are extremely grateful to scholarship donors for helping to enable students to reach their academic potential.
The members and friends of the Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley congratulate our 2020 recipients;
  • Kathleen Arbery – University of SA studying for Bachelor of Psychology
  • Ben Roennfeldt – University of SA studying for Bachelor of Primary Education (Hons)
  • Lucy Anderson – University of Adelaide studying for Bachelor of Criminology
  • A recipient from Flinders University is yet to be advised
John Semmler
Secretary/Trustee Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation
Lift the Lid on Mental Health - Club Night on 15th October
The guest speaker and Chair who were originally scheduled for the evening are unable to attend on that night.
So, as part of October Mental Health Month, we are going to take this opportunity to show support and awareness of mental health issues by wearing a hat to the meeting.
If you have a hat that has a special meaning for you, wear that one. Members will be invited to share the story of the hat and there will be a prize for the best tale, as voted for by the Membership.
Time permitting, there will be other fun Fellowship activities thrown into the mix also.
Catherine Lawler - Programming.   
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Sunday 1st November 2020
Family Fellowship Day at Wildwood Park Sanctuary, Cambrai
Bring the family, especially the grandchildren will enjoy meeting the animals.
  • BYO everything for lunch if required, ie food, drinks, crockery, cutlery etc – nothing will be supplied due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Bring food supplies for the animals, eg WeetBix, carrots, prunings from the vegie patch!
  • Mud Map will be supplied.
More information in future Bulletins.
Saturday 14th November 2020
Rotary Polio Ute visit to Tanunda
  • Vehicle will be parked in front of the Visitors Information Centre in Tanunda; Council will put out cones to reserve two bays.
  • Jo Seabrook at the Visitors Information Centre has agreed that we can utilise the area between the footpath and the lawn to set up a stall.
  • We will use the stall to sell raffle tickets and to provide information about Rotary, about our Club, and about Rotary’s Polio eradication program.
  • We will need assistance to attend the stall and hand out information and sell raffle tickets.
  • Our contribution to the raffle is a prize of at least $1500 worth of gift vouchers from Barossa Valley businesses.
  • We need urgent assistance to source gift vouchers for the raffle please!
    (Vouchers have been promised by Bethany Wines, Lanzerac Estate B&B and BV Cheese Co.)
  • A list will be circulated at each Clubhouse meeting between now and then, for volunteers to roster for any two hours between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
 Barossa Air Show - Sunday 11th April 2021
We will need lots of volunteers to help with setting up and dismantling, and especially on the day, ie Friday 9th April, Saturday 10th April, Sunday 11th April (“the day”), and Monday 12th April.
Please make yourself available for at least half a day on at least one of these days.
We’d also welcome any of your family and friends who are able to help out.
At this point we just need numbers, and actual activities will be worked through and allocated at a later date.
A list will be circulated at each Clubhouse meeting between now and end of March 2021, but you don’t have to be at a meeting to commit your time.
Please contact one of the Board members now, to confirm your commitment.
Bill Simons - Fellowship.  
Attendance Report
Club members                                    31        
Honorary member                                1
Partners                                                1
Guests                                                12                      
Carer                                                           (1)    Sophie
Total Humans in attendance          45
                          David Adams          Oct 13th
          Birthdays    Anniversaries/Joined Rotary
                              John Tunnicliff - 19 years joined
                              Lisa Akeroyd - 9 years joined Barossa District Club 29/01/1996 left July 2001, rejoined Barossa Valley Club 6/10/2017
Duty Roster
Meeting No 3231 
8th Oct 2020
Meeting No 3232
Venue: Clubhouse 
15th Oct 2020 
  Prue Maitland 
Loyal Toast   Max Rasmus 
  Phil Martin
RotaryInfo.   Not required
  Bill Simons
Club night
Lift the Lid on Mental
Robert Brookes Robert Brookes
Setting Up 
Fellowship Fellowship
Marie Rothe 
Bev Stephenson                               
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins
1st Oct -15th Oct
Ray Fiebiger
John Semmler
Bill Simons
1st Oct- 15th Oct
Ray Fiebiger
John Semmler
Bill Simons
Just a Thought
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