District Governor 9510 Jeff Neale Area Governor (Group 10) Shiralee Judge
  Club President James Hawker Club Immediate Past President Shawn Hutchinson
Club President Elect Karen Nolan Club Secretary Florence Yeardley 
Meeting Monday, 30/05/2022
Meeting Number 2580
The RC Mt Barker meets every Monday evening from 6.30-8.00 pm at
Auchendorroch House, 17 Adelaide Rd, Mt Barker
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta 
Sergeant at Arms:  Ian Rose
Invocation:   Joe Gueue
Loyal Toast : Marc Clemow
President, James Hawker
Opened the meeting, welcomed Rotarians and guests,  Judy Hawker (Hungry No More) ,  Det Vogues (FOR), Justin Hill  and  Tatum Ashcroft.
Apology from Karen Nolan who is ill, Penni Taylor who is interstate and Annie Smitz (overseas)
  • Our club supports-I AM OK day June 3rd
  • Our club supports-National Reconciliation week 27th May to 3rd June
  • Our club supports- Operation Cleft - 1500 Cleft suffering operated on last 12 months
  • Rotary International Regionalisation Project vote September 22.  All Clubs need to have voted on the proposed changes to the RIRP constitution by this date.
  • Mount Barker Rotary Club Changeover Saturday 25th June  9.00am Barker Hotel.  Please pay by EFT into club account as per the invitation. The hotel venue requires the number attending for catering purposes. Please RSVP asap.
  • Clay pigeon Shoot 5 pp CONFIRMED Monarto Saturday June 4th
  • Steam Ranger Southern Encounter To Victor Harbour 21st August.   Organised by Acting Membership Director Chris Cleveland .
  • 9510 District Secretariat offering support Governance,Partnerships,FOUNDATION,Youth Service, Learning/Development,Vocational,Service,Membership.  Contact Damien Leach.
  • Hungry No More program coming up on 17 July.
  • President James complimented Treasurer Rod on the quality of his speech to the Mount Barker Business Group. As a result, two people have expressed an interest in joining. Great work Rod.
Guest speaker,Rod Cooper, Web Master and Treasurer
  •  Rod outlined how useful the Rotary Brand Centre can be to construct logos, business cards and other Rotary insignia which conform to the Rotary standard. Using a powerpoint display, he demonstrated the templates available. This information was particularly relevant as there has been recent discussion around confusion about the correct Rotary Standards.
  • Rod informed us that a 12 page document “Public Relations Guide” is also available. It will enable us to produce fully formatted documents which are ready to go to the printer. This may be particularly relevant for Jack Cooper.
  • As a Club, we try to follow the correct procedures.
  • Membership invoices will be emailed tomorrow night. Prompt payment would be appreciated as we will receive invoices from Rotary International, District 9510 and Rotary Down Under in early July which will absorb 101% of each Member’s dues.

  • Karen’s Changeover Breakfast invitations have also been emailed out to everyone she has invited. Please respond by the RSVP date as we need to provide firm numbers to the Barker Hotel. Please pre-pay for the event as they want 1 payment from the Club to cover everyone attending. Payment details are on the invitation. Would prefer for payment to be made by bank transfer well prior to the event.

  • The club is still taking wine orders. The arrangement with Howard Vineyard is on-going.  Rod has wine order forms and will be submitting another order in the next 24 hours.  Be quick!!!

Chris Cleveland, Acting Membership Director
  • Proposed Murray River boat trip later in the year was well supported by a show of hands
  • Steam Ranger outing on 21 August firmed up.  Depart 9:30am from the Station and return 6:15pm. Lunch in Victor Harbour. If we have 50 in the group, we could have the heritage carriage.  Formal invitation with reply date of 1st August to be sent out via Club Runner.
Community Service and Fund Raising Director, Peter Baur
  1. We cooked a BBQ for Mount Barker Athletics Cross Country Run .  Rod Cooper, Justin Hill and Peter Baur were the helpful heroes.
  2. We dismantled a playground in Playford and have stored it in the Edinburgh facility. Thanks to Dave Gillies, James Hawker, Shannon Prum and Peter Baur.
  3. Volunteers needed to clean up the Donut Van etc on Wednesday 1st June. 9 to 12 at the Rotary Shed.
Upcoming Speakers for the next 2 months
Jun 13, 2022
Queen's Birthday
Jun 20, 2022
Have we acheived our predicted goals?
Jun 25, 2022 9:00 AM
Induction of President Karen
Jun 27, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Club Photos
Jul 11, 2022
Jul 18, 2022 6:30 PM
Wine Tasting
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Upcoming Events for the Next 3 Months
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Jun 08, 2022 10:30 AM
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Jun 15, 2022 10:30 AM
Combined Board Meeting 22-23
83 Native Avenue
Jun 16, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Jun 22, 2022 10:30 AM
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Jun 29, 2022 10:30 AM
Hungry No More
Mount Barker Uniting Church
Jul 10, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SteamRanger Excursion
Aug 21, 2022
9:30 AM – 6:15 PM
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Peter Schaefer, Art Show  Sub Committee Chair
Art Show  Sub Committee Chairman
  • President James reminded us that the brief that Peter and his committee was given, was to investigate the role of Rotary in running the Art Show. He was asked to make a recommendation as to whether we accept or not accept taking it on as a Club project.
  • Peter recommended that we do not proceed with it, and that the Districy Council of Mount Barker be advised.
  • Reasons why included that the Art Show is held during SALA when our Club has a lot The Royal Adelaide Show. Other Rotary Clubs who currently run an Art Show are experiencing difficulties with the amount of work it requires from an aging cohort of members. There was a real concern that it would not be a money earner for us.
  • Marg Inglis advise that she thought Inkpot may put in an application to run it.
  • President James thanked Peter and his committee for a thorough investigation.
  • President James called for a vote from the floor supporting Peter’s recommendation Everyone voted in favour. President James recorded that this meeting Apologies,Penni Taylor,Jack Cooper and Mary Roebuck
  • Vote to support the recommendation that we do not proceed with the Art Show
Det Voges  SES
Det gave an entertaining and informative speech about the SES in Mount Barker.
The emergency phone contact for the SES is 132500. The SES can help with downed trees, flooding etc. Sand bags are available from an open box beside the door of the SES station.
This may be very pertinent given the rain we are experiencing.
Thank you to Det and all the other volunteers.
Sergeant Ian Rose:   Once again managed to get blood out of stone.
President James closed the meeting  with the following quote:
As seen in a Hahndorf Business
"Dear People
If you must buy imported crap, Don’t bring it to me to repair."
Meeting closed  at 810pm.


Rotarian  Dr Angie Shafei  is Director of Healthcare Management Programs at Flinders University

Rotarian Dr Luc Mulimbalimba is the founder of MHCD, a small group of volunteers based in Australia passionate about helping the people of DR Congo, primarily through supporting the work of Mission in Health Care and Development (MHCD)
The RC Mt Barker is sponsored by Howard Vineyard.
The RC Mt Barker is sponsored by the Royal Adelaide Show.
The RC Mt Barker is sponsored by Sophie's Garden.
Secretary email:
Apologies and Visitors/Guests to:  Mary Roebuck  Mob:  0412 808 444