Meeting 3303
 Lord Lyndoch
  July 6th 2023  
 
 
 
Gordon R. McInally
RI President 2023/24
 
 
Theme for the month of July
No specific monthly theme since the annual theme starts with the new Rotary Year
 
Quote of the Month 
If astronauts can walk in space and quadriplegics can even hope to one day walk again here on earth, then why should anything be impossible for Rotarians? We suffer no handicaps; we enjoy the full strength of our capacity to serve. Let us deny the impossible and work to build a future that is full of possibilities for everyone. A future free of devastating disease, a future in which our cities are safe and healthy places, a future
where young people receive the education, vocational training, health care, and moral guidance needed to live happy and productive lives.
Words of wisdom - RI President Luis Vicente Giay, 1996-97
Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Luis became a Rotarian so young, age 22. He was often mistaken for an Interactor.  
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President Sandie's Spiel    
 
It is a great honour and privilege to serve Rotary and this club in the role of President for the next twelve months.
 
During the last twelve months, our now Immediate Past President Peter Perkins has been exemplary in his determination to strengthen connections between Rotary – the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley in particular – and other service clubs and organisations, and to make new connections whenever the opportunity arose.
Peter’s tireless efforts in this area will serve us well as we adopt some major projects during 2023-2024, and at the Changeover, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley and Rotary International, I thanked Past President Peter for his 2022-2023 Presidency. I also thanked Jo Perkins for her support of Peter during that time.
The 2023-2024 Rotary theme chosen by our new Rotary International President Gordon MacInally is “Create Hope in the World”.
I am very excited, and I’m sure that you will be excited too, to find out about the great opportunities for us to continue to create hope over the next twelve months.
Helping us all to create that hope is the 2023-2024 Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Board.
Board Members and Team members, and those in Club Support roles, are listed in this Bulletin.
Thanks to retiring team leaders: Bryce Lillecrapp who has moved from the Vocational Team Leader role to join the International Team, to James Dunn who is unable to continue as Community Team Leader due to work and family commitments, and to Anne Schilling who has stepped down from Public Image.
This is not my club. This is OUR club. This is not my Rotary. This is OUR Rotary. Our individual and collective efforts help to prevent millions of people from contracting Polio; we provide support to people who have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their medical services, due to conflict or natural catastrophes; we provide medical intervention for children to help them grow up to have happy and productive lives. Rotary enables us as individuals and members of a Rotary club to make things happen, which could not happen without that collaboration of other clubs and the support of Rotary International.
 
 
Just think about our past member Gavin Sidhu’s vision to improve dental hygiene in children in Uganda – that could not have happened so quickly and effectively, if not for Rotary. In the words of our new President Elect Steve, “How cool was that” when we heard from the beneficiaries of proceeds from the 2023 Barossa Airshow.
We heard how our contributions will help the students who otherwise would miss out on breakfast, the young people who otherwise would miss out on studies and the ability to support themselves because they aren’t able to get enough driving hours to get their licences; the seriously ill children who would otherwise miss out on achieving their dreams, no matter how simple; the young folk who would otherwise have nowhere to live, and the people who otherwise would take their own lives out of desperation because they don’t know who to turn to for help.
And, of course, there will be additional contributions to those in need by other service clubs and community groups, as a result of earnings at the 2023 Barossa Airshow.
These experiences are what make us love to be – and proud to be – a member of Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley.
The theme for the Rotary year 2023-2024 is “Create Hope in the World”, and I am sure that the next twelve months will bring some great opportunities for us to continue to create that hope:
  • to create hope for people affected by conflict;
  • to create hope for people – women and children  …  and men – who have to deal with domestic violence on a regular and sustained basis;
  • to create hope for people who have no home, no food and no warm clothing.
Closer to home, and on a somewhat lighter note, I also want to create hope in the members of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley! - hope that this club will grow, that we will become stronger and even more able to support our global and local communities while we continue to enjoy the friendship of others in our club. For this to happen, we need an environment where everyone feels welcome, comfortable and valued. Your opinions will be sought over the next several weeks about what we need to do to achieve this.
I thank everyone for attending the Changeover, including those who assisted with the formalities of the evening, and Ben and Mandy and the team at Lord Lyndoch for the lovely food and great customer service.
I especially thank my husband Bill Simons for his support. As you know, Bill also is the Area Governor for our Area 5, so it is sure to be an interesting year in our house!
It was lovely to hear the enthusiastic recital of the Rotary Four Way Test, led by Past District Governor Robert Brookes, before I closed the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley meeting number 3303.
At our next club meeting at the Tanunda Hotel on Thursday 20th July 2023, we will review the video of RI President Gordon MacInally’s 2023-2024 Theme and Priorities, and District Governor Craig Dowling’s priorities and aspirations, District 9510 highlights for 2023-2024, and Kiki Dowling’s Partner Project. I will be expecting some questions and comments from those attending, to share with DG Craig at my meeting with him on Sunday 30th July.
I look forward to seeing you then.
Warm wishes,
Sandie
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                        Vine Pruning for Marie Rothe                                       Friday 21st July from 9.00 am. If you can help for an                                   hour or so, please contact Bryce.
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RYDA 2023
ROTARY YOUTH DRIVER AWARENESS
 
Our Club together with the Barossa District Club are well under way with planning this years RYDA program. We are convinced of the importance of continuing to provide this program to the young drivers of the Barossa, Kapunda and Eudunda schools.
Dates for 2023
Monday September 18, Tuesday September 19 and Wednesday September 20
We will require 12 volunteers from our members, partners and friends to run the program on Monday and Tuesday. The District Club will provide the volunteers on Wednesday.
Please arrange your holidays and other appointments around these dates.
 
            John Semmler – Secretary Rotary Clubs of Barossa Valley                                                                     and Barossa District RYDA.
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              Why we recite the 4 Way Test?

In 1932, Herbert J. Taylor set out to save the Club Aluminum Products distribution company from bankruptcy. He believed himself to be the only person in the company of 250 employees who had hope. His recovery plan started with changing the ethical climate of the company. He explained: The first job was to set policies for the company that would reflect the high ethics and morals God would want in any business. If the people who worked for Club Aluminum were to think right, He knew they would do right. What was needed was a simple, easily remembered guide to right conduct - a sort of ethical yardstick- which all in the company could memorize and apply to what they thought, said and did. He searched through many books for the answer to his need, but the right phrases eluded him, so he did what he often did when facing a problem. He turned to the One who has all the answers. He leaned over his desk, rested his head in his hands and prayed. After a few moments, he looked up and reached for a white paper card. Then he wrote down the twenty-four words that changed the history and became synonyms for Rotary evolution.

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

It is called "The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do."

First testing it out on himself, he realized that the first question, "Is it the truth?" was barely applied in his business' day-to-day operations. After 60 days, Taylor decided to share those principles with the four department directors of his company (each of whom had a different religious faith). Those four directors validated his principles and rolled it out company wide.

In 1932, Taylor's company was on the edge of bankruptcy. Twenty years later, by applying the Four-Way Test, the company repaid its debts and generously paid its shareholders.

This test can be applied profitably in relations with others in the home, community, business, national and international life - particularly to proposed plans, policies, statements and advertising in business and the professions, to proposed legislation in government, to relations between teachers and students.
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                               AND THEN THERE WERE THREE "SIDHU'S"
You may have seen or read that very soon Lifen & Gavin will become first time parents. I am sure that all club members, friends, partners etc. will wish this lovely couple all the blessings that life provides.
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Attendance Report - July 6th 2023
Members  24                                                           
Friends       4                                                                 
Partners   11   
Honorary    3          
Guests        6 
(Visiting     1
(Rotarian                                             
Total             49
                     
Apologies LOA. 9    
  
 
Birthdays for July.
David West    1st July
Peter Sich      27th July
 
 
Date joined Rotary.
Rassy Rasmus       1-7-1975     48 years
Peter Sich              1-7-1983     40 years
Peter Thomas        1-7-1984     39 years  
Philip Martin          2-7-1998     25 years          
 
 
JUST A THOUGHT 
  Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
(Irish proverb) 
       You cannot go back and change the beginning. But you can                start where you are and change the ending. 
         
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Rotary Club of Barossa Valley
Current Committee Structure on 3/7/2023

Board

President: ..........................................................  Sandie Simons
Immediate Past President: .................................... Peter Perkins
President Elect: ................................................... Steve Ahrens
Treasurer: ........................................................... Mark Graetz
Secretary: ........................................................... Bev Stephenson
Vocational: .........................................................  David West
Community: ........................................................  Vacant
Membership ......................................................... Sue Graetz
International: ....................................................... Peter Thomas
New Generations: .................................................  Prue Maitland
2025 Barossa Airshow: ..........................................  Keith Millington
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation: ................  Grant Schuyler
 
Vocational Committee
Team Leader: David West
4 + 3
Members:
David Adams
Mark Graetz (also Treasurer)
Grant Schuyler
Friends:
Karin Bosomworth
Phil Graetz
Ian Falkenberg
Rohan Semmler
Community Committee
Team Leader: VACANT
8 + 3
Members:
James Dunn
Hans Haan
John Little
Geoffrey Schrapel
Peter Sich
Geoff Zerk
Keith Millington
Philip Martin (on LOA)
Friends:
David Braunack
Elly Monfries
John Monfries
Membership Committee
Team Leader: Sue Graetz
4 + 0
Members:
Peter Perkins
Marie Rothe
Steve Ahrens
Friends:
International Committee
Team Leader: Peter Thomas
9 + 2
Members:
Keith Adams
Ray Fiebiger
Rick Kessner
Max Rasmus
Patrick Ritchie-Hayden
Anne Schilling
Bryce Lillecrapp
Bronwyn Lillecrapp
Friends:
Bruce Dutschke
Russell Johnson
New Generations Committee
Team Leader: Prue Maitland
 
4 + 2
 
Members:
Beverley Stephenson
John Semmler
Don Farley (on LOA)
Police Checks Recorder and Child Protection: Prue Maitland
 
Friends:
Sandy Carruthers
 
Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation
Chair: Grant Schuyler
Secretary: John Semmler
Treasurer: Rick Kessner
Trustees:
Mark Graetz
Don Farley
Prue Maitland
Club President (Sandie Simons)
Club Vocational Chair (David West)
2025 Barossa Airshow
Chair: Keith Millington
 
 
 
Club Support Roles
Public Officer: Keith Adams
Bulletin Editor: Robert Brookes
Assistant Secretary: Marie Rothe
Sergeants: Patrick Haydn, John Semmler, Rick Kessner, John Little, Phil Martin (on LOA), David West, Ray Fiebiger
Website, Social Media: Keith Millington
Public Image / Marketing: Sandie Simons, Steve Ahrens, Anne Schilling
PHF Recommendations: Peter Sich, John Little, Peter Frazer, Keith Adams, President (Sandie Simons)
Friends of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley: Sue Graetz
Police Checks and Child Protection Officer: Prue Maitland
Clothing Bin Roster: Peter Thomas
Club Program Co-ordinator: Keith Adams
Club History: Grant Schuyler
Great Revival Shop Rep: Peter Perkins
Ring Pulls: Bryce Lillecrapp, Bill Simons, Mark Graetz
Awards Committee: PDGs Robert Brookes, Peter Thomas
Sheds and Trailers: Mark Graetz, Peter Sich
Local Government Liaison: AG Bill Simons

 

 

Duty Roster
 Meeting 3303
 Lord Lyndoch
July 6th 2023
Meeting 3304
Tanunda Hotel
July 20th 2023
Invocation  Prue Maitland             Peter Thomas
Loyal Toast Bev Stephenson Steve Ahrens
Sergeant Not Required Ray Fiebiger
4-Way Test Robert Brookes Keith Adams
Chairperson Sue Graetz Sandie Simons
Speakers Peter & Sandie
Mark Graetz
Video DG.
Subject RCBV Changeover  Priorities & Aspirations
Bulletin Robert Brookes Robert Brookes
Setting up TBA TBA
Cashiers
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson
Marie Rothe
Bev Stephenson
Clothing Bins 6/7/23 - 20/7/23 20/7/23-3/8/23
Angaston P.Flaherty P.Haydn
Nuriootpa P.Sich B.Lillecrapp
Tanunda G.Schuyler D.West
 
 
Taken from Marie's endless selection. 

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