Blackwood Rotary 50th Birthday Celebrations

This year the Rotary Club of Blackwood celebrates 50 years.
The inaugural meeting of the Club was held at the RSL Club on Tuesday 18th August 1970
Our Charter certificate with the seal of Rotary International affixed is dated 14th September 1970.
The Rotary motto on this certificate is “Service above Self, He profits most who Serves Best”
The Service above Self motto was chosen because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
Charter night, 17th November 1970 took place at the Tonsley Hotel, Clovelly Park.
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Following consultation with the board and some key members of the Club, I have decided that the Club must go into recess effective immediately.   This will impact on the following:
  • All regular meetings of the Club are cancelled until further notice (including the meeting for tomorrow night).  This decision has been made to protect both our working members and those of us who must look after the care of people who are at high risk of paying the ultimate price if they contract the virus.  
  • Our involvement in the Blackwood Business Networks "Wine Tasting" event on the 27th March has been cancelled.
  • The C.F.S. "thank you" BBQ scheduled for the 31st was cancelled last Friday.  This will be rescheduled as soon as convenient to the C.F.S.  
  • The MITSUBISHI BBQ scheduled for the 31st has been cancelled.
  • The special "Rotary Life of Tom Davenport" meeting scheduled for 14 April has been deferred indefinitely.  
  • The Bunnings BBQs scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled. Announcements will be made regarding future BBQs.
  • The Magarey's orchard open day scheduled for 18 April has been cancelled
  • Working mornings at the BREC shed are at the discretion of the group.  I would suggest that these be limited to a few members per working bee.  (Martin and Peter - please let me know how you wish to manage this.)
It is my intention to send out emails at least every fortnight when we were due to meet and to advise all members of decisions as they are made.    
Best wishes to all in these very interesting times.


Posted on Jan 01, 2020
PrizesRotary Club of Blackwood Raffle Prize Value Ticket #Name
   $ Number 
1st PrizeBBQ 4 Burner Hooded on Trolley           200.001280Claudia Limsden
2Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service Voucher            300.00870Kate Chamston
3Assorted pet products and food           180.001069Shirley Margain
4Gift Basket of beauty/health products           160.00954W. Huizink
5Gift Basket of beauty/health products           160.00316Kirsty O'Neil
6Desk Lamp           125.00625Marlene Davenport
7Handbag           100.001812Brian Soles
8Urban Spirit Hair Design -Voucher           100.002110J. Simpson
9Gift Basket of beauty/health products             85.001601Rae
10Handbag -blue Leather             85.001453Mark Butcher
11Gift Basket -Basket, water jug, tray, various             85.001823Patricia De Lahoy
12Car wash - to the value of $75             75.001930Jill
13Car wash - to the value of $75             75.00196Fraser Mackey
14Snazzi Boutique Gift Voucher             75.00701Tracey Edwards
15 Handbag-blue leather             65.00603J. Geer
16Flowers/plant & 2012 Shiraz             60.00956L. Muller
17Meal Voucher - Aroy Thai Blackwood             50.002364Carmel Somerfor
18Meal Voucher - Belair Hotel             50.0017P. Geer
19Blackwood Hire voucher             50.00572Deb Reynolds
20Blackwood Hire voucher             50.002105Jasmine Magorey
21CIBA Hair & Beauty -Voucher             50.001599Peter Hughes
22Wish Gift Card             50.0078C. Mackey
23Lacquer Nail Lounge Blackwood Voucher             45.002167Natalie Mattschoss
24The Gourmet on Main -Gift Basket             45.002240Tom Philbey
251923 Café Blackwood - Voucher             40.001326Trish Bojko
26Karkoo Nursery - Voucher             40.00214Godfrey
27Lisbon Iced Tea Jug             40.001718Julie Rengie
28The Fishman Voucher             40.00965P. Eldridge
29Blackwood Butchers - Meat Tray             35.001493Nat Venning
30Fairley's  Shoez Blackwood - Voucher             30.00419Don Venus
31Montagna Café - Voucher             30.001276Sue Pfeiffer
32Sitting Pretty - Voucher             30.001529Charlie Hetch
33Yangtze Chinese Restraunt - Voucher             30.0028Lynn Muller
34Yangtze Chinese Restraunt - Voucher             30.001056Silvana
35Yangtze Chinese Restraunt - Voucher             30.001717Tom Welsh
36Hillbilly's Café   Voucher             25.001269Fraser
37The Little Leaf and Bean - Voucher             25.001451Patricia Delahoy
38United Chemist Belair - Voucher             25.002113Kathy Murray
39United Chemist Belair - Voucher             25.00980Jan Porter
40United Chemist Belair - Voucher             25.00104Julie O'Neil
41United Chemist Belair - Voucher             25.00570Sean Reetz
42Wagon Wheel - Voucher             25.001882Alex Porter
43Sports bag and water bottle             20.00897Justine Mustard
44Sports bag and water bottle             20.001927J. King
45Blackwood Books - Voucher             20.00101Trish Bojko
46Florence & Sage - Voucher             20.00833Mark Harris
47Weaved Bag  w/chocolates             20.00739K. Marsh
48The Perfect Note Café Voucher             20.002103Sue Thomson
49Steeple Jack Shiraz  1.5l             15.001801Joan Cudd
50Pepper & Corn - Voucher             14.00287Jean
51Shalimar - Voucher             13.00935L. Muller
52Serafino Shiraz 2012             12.001677J. Simpson
53Serafino Shiraz 2014             12.002342J. Furstenrecht
54Blackwood Pizza - Voucher             10.001278Tracey Edwards
55Café Belair - Voucher             10.00648Imogen Berkinshaw
56The Little Leaf and Bean - Voucher             10.001554Don Venus
57Tempered Glass Lazy Susan             10.001816Andrew Riddle
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Rotary Bushfire Appeal

RAWCS 2019 Bushfires Appeal
Adelaide Hills Bush Fire Relief Fund is now a registered RAWCS project:  DONATE 
Yorke Peninsular Bush Fire Relief Fund is now a registered RAWCS project:  DONATE 
We have all seen the disastrous fires that have erupted, taking lives as well as destroying hundreds of homes and properties across Australia.
Rotary Australia is once again taking the lead and looking to provide support for families in need. To this end several Rotary Districts and Clubs have established projects which are ready and able to accept donations from you.
Should you or your club wish to donate to one or more of these RAWCS projects, please click the appropriate project.
The projects are:
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Mainly Music Donation



The Rotary Club of Blackwood recently made a donation of $1,000.00 to the Uniting Church of Blackwood to support their Mainly Music programme for children.

The donation will assist in the purchase of a new larger silk parachute, a new wireless head microphone and new children's chairs for their ever expanding music programme.

Sue Dolman, wife of immediate Past President & current Youth & Vocation Director of the Rotary Club presented the cheque on behalf of the club to Carys Penney.

Carys and the other organisers were rapt at the generosity of the club and most appreciative of the club's support.

Sue took the opportunity to remind all parents and children present about the forthcoming Rotary Christmas Fair. She highlighted the fact that money raised by the Rotary Club at this and other events are donated back to the local community.

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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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