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, 21/03/2022
Meeting Number 2572
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 
This meeting was a Committees Meeting followed by a Board Meeting.
Sergeant at Arms:  Ian Rose
Invocation:   Peter Baur
Loyal Toast:  Keltie Grant.
President, James Hawker
Welcomed Rotarians and guests; 
 Tatum Ashcroft, Shannon Crum, Justin Hill and  Det Voges.

  • James thanked all members for their efforts supporting club activities over the past weeks. The number of voluntary hours worked is recorded on Club Runner but many members put in hours that are not on Club Runner. He asked that these hours should be notified to the secretary so that they can be included in our total.
  • Proposed $1,000 to be donated to the Eastern states flood appeal and $1,000 to be donated to Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) for Ukraine aid. Both proposals agreed by the members present.
  • Members volunteering at the  RAT pick up site  at Minters Fields have raised over $3,000 for the club.
  • James and Treasurer Rod Cooper attended a meeting concerning public benevolent fund where grants up to $5,000 could be available but the criteria excludes some of our projects like our Coke van.
  • Members are invited to the Council’s Top Hat forum on 30th March.
  • The Wine fund raiser order forms are now available.
New Member, Shanon Prum
James then conducted the induction of Shannon Prum as a new member. His classification is technologist and he will be on the Youth and International committee.
Friend of Rotary , Det Voges
James then inducted Det Voges as a Friend of Rotary.
Both were warmly welcomed into the club.
Peter Baur,  Community Service and Fund Raising Director
  • Peter will be absent for the next 2 weeks, Dave Gilles and Rod Cooper will undertake his role in his absence.
  • Donut van takings at the Cupid Koi Gardens event were very good.   Thanks for those who volunteered.
  • We are assisting the RSL at the Mount Barker Show on 26th March, Rod Cooper will manage this task.
  • Conquer the Summit on 27th March requires many volunteers and it’s very pleasing that the work roster is full. Dave Gilles will manage this event.
  • The Dirt & Off Road Campers BBQ on 2nd & 3rd April will be managed by Rod Cooper.
  • Other events coming up are Sophie’s Open Garden over Easter 16th – 18th April, Nature Play Forest Festival 20th & 21st April and Anzac Day 24th April. The traditional Gunfire Breakfast will not take place but many covid marshals will be required for the service. Rosters will be circulated later.
Dave Gillies,Conquer the Summit Committee Member
The Conquer the Summit roster is full but if any members not on the roster wish to get involved there are places for them. This is a very worthwhile event as it raises about much needed dollars for Operation Flinders.
Treasurer, Rod Cooper
  • The RSL have thanked us for our help with their projects and Rod thanked the RSL member who assisted us on the donut van at the Cupid Koi Gardens event.
  • The RAT testing volunteers raised thousands of dollars , many thanks to them.
  • Numbers are required for meeting on 11th April when we are hosting the RSL. Cost of this event is $37.
  • Charitable status for the club is a complex matter and will be discussed by the Board.
  • Eftpos transactions are now the main source of income at club events.
  • Wine order forms are now available.
Guest Speakers, Ric and Kathy Horn
James introduced the guest speakers.
Ric and Kathy undertake the coding for the re-assembling of the re-located playgrounds in our Rotary Overseas Relocated Playgrounds (RORP) project.
This is a very complex and time consuming task but is essential to enable the recipients of the playgrounds to be able to re-assemble them safely and properly.
Plans and photographs are produced with colour and number coding for parts. Special tools are needed which complicates the process.
This is a major task for Ric and Kathy and explaining the various steps was most enlightening.
The RORP committee is extremely grateful for their work but reminded us that it is a huge commitment and Ric and Kathy will be pleased to have some assistance.
James and the members thanked Ric and Kathy.
Coffee catch up every Wednesday at 10.30 am at the Laratinga Cafe, 6 Dutton Rd, Mt Barker.
Upcoming Speakers for the next 2 months
May 16, 2022
Voice of Youth (VOY)
May 23, 2022
Rotary Brand Centre
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Upcoming Events for the Next 3 Months
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Apr 13, 2022 10:30 AM
Sophie's Easter Open Garden
Sophie's Patch
Apr 16, 2022 9:00 AM –
Apr 18, 2022 3:00 PM
Easter Monday No Meeting
Apr 18, 2022
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Apr 20, 2022 10:30 AM
Nature Play Forest Festival
Rocky Creek Hut
Apr 20, 2022 9:00 AM –
Apr 21, 2022 3:00 PM
Anzac Day - COVID Marshals and Members Breakfast
Apr 25, 2022
No Meeting. Public Holiday. Anzac Day.
Apr 25, 2022
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Apr 27, 2022 10:30 AM
Club Assembly
May 02, 2022
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
May 04, 2022 10:30 AM
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The playground at Burbank waits to be dismantled.
The posts need to be removed.
And dug out thanks to Dave Gillies.
The playground is loaded on to the truck.
Can you help with coding?
Where once there was a playground.....
 Sergeant Ian Rose then took our money and made us laugh as usual.
President James closed the meeting with the following quote:
‘Bad things happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things’.
Attributed to Daryn Kagan formerly a CNN news anchor.
Meeting closed at 8.20pm.



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