Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mount Barker, South Australia
At the Club Assembly on Thursday, 8th October 2020, the members of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker voted to resume regular meetings on Monday evenings commencing at 6:00pm for 6:30pm start, with the next meeting to be Monday, 19th October 2020.
As a successful recipients of a Rotary Club of Mount Barker community grant for the purchase of carpet tiles for their hall, the Mount Barker Uniting Church asked the Club for assistance with laying the tiles.
 
On Saturday, 26th September, a team of Rotarians from the Club provided much appreciated assistance with the task of laying the tiles.
 
Most members had no trouble getting down to lay the tiles, but a few had quite a bit of difficulty getting back up again.
 
Thanks to President Shawn Hutchinson, Jack Cooper, Peter Baur, Paul Wagener and Ian Rose.
 
 
A Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) fund has been established to provide financial assistance to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions who are not eligible for other forms of financial assistance.
 
The partnering organisations managing this fund are:
  • Rotary Club of Mount Barker
  • Mount Barker District Council
  • Member for Kavel, Dan Cregan MP
  • Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie MP
  • Mount Barker Community Centre
Requests for financial assistance will be submitted through the Mount Barker Community Centre and reviewed by a joint committee comprising personnel from the partner organisations.
 
Should you wish to make a donation to this fund via bank transfer or credit/debit card, please click ---> 
 
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Rotary Club of Mount Barker.  Please download, print and complete this , attach your cheque, and mail it to the address on the form.  Once the cheque has cleared, the club's fund administrator will enter the donation into RAWCS on your behalf using the details provided with the cheque.
 
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and your support is greatly appreciated.
On Monday evening, 25th May 2020, Our Inbound Exchange Student from France, Thibault Finnochiaro, gave a presentation on his stay in South Australia hosted by the Rotary Club of Mount Barker.
 
Whilst there were some disappointments as a result of the restrictions caused by the Caronavirus restrictions, Thibault focused  on the positive aspects of his time in Australia.
 
Please click this link to view a video of Thibault's presentation. 
Due to the RSL Anzac Day Dawn Service being limited in numbers this year, the Rotary Club of Mount Barker performed their own Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Mount Barker War Memorial at 8:00pm on Friday, 24th April.
 
Attended by 15 members and partners, it was an honour to invite 102 year old WWII Veteran Colin Wagener, father of Rotarian Paul Wagener, to lay the wreath.
 
Colin also recited the Ode of Remembrance and led the 1 minute's silence.
 
Colin is a WWII Veteran who served with the Second AIF, Sergeant with 2/3 Anti Aircraft Regiment attached to the 9th Division, 6 years Army service in the Pacific Region.
 
On Monday, 3rd February 2020, the Club hosted Anna Baric and Stephen Handrick from Beyond Bank who are in training for a Ride for Cancer event in April which will see them riding from Adelaide, along the great Ocean Road to Melbourne.
Being a fundraising event for CanTeen, meeting Chairman Shawn Hutchinson presented a donation of $1,000 on behalf of the Club.
Operation Flinders Mission Statement:
 
“Operation Flinders Foundation is to provide young men and women who have been identified as being at risk, with demanding outdoor challenges and support, to help them develop their personal attitudes and values of self esteem, motivation, team work and responsibility so they may grow as valued members of the community.”
 
These young men and women are taken to a remote location in the Flinders Ranges, trekking 100kms over 8 days, where they are confronted with physical, emotional and psychological challenges in an isolated and unfamiliar environment.
 
Operation Flinders site: https://operationflinders.org.au/
 
To read more about the relationship between Rotary Club of Mount Barker and Operation Flinders, please click here ...
Rotary 4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do
  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?
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Upcoming Events
Club Information

Mount Barker

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Auchendarroch Tavern
17 Adelaide Rd
Mount Barker, SA 5251
Australia
Phone:
(08) 8388 0365
Next Meeting will be Monday 19th October at 6 pm.
Speakers
Ric Horn
Oct 26, 2020
My Adventures as a World Wide Geologist

Chair: Jack Cooper