District Governor 9510: Paul Thomas Area Governor (Group 10): Shiralee Judge
Club President: Karen Nolan Club Immediate Past President: James Hawker
Club President Elect: Mark Clemow  Club Secretary: Penni Taylor
Mount Barker: fast growing and exciting.  Photo by Tim Thorpe,
Meeting No. 2592
Monday, 12/09/2022
President Karen 
  • Welcomed everyone back from the Royal Adelaide Show.
  • One minute of silence held for the passing of Queen Elizabeth the II - Read a statement from RI President Jennifer Jones in commemoration of the queen (see below)
  • Welcomed guest Shovanna Everton (former Rotaractor in Sri Lanka, now resident in SA)
  • Welcomed back Mike McDonald on his return from Belgium.          
  • Congratulations were given to everyone who helped out with the show, with special thanks to Peter Baur, Rod Cooper, Dave Gillies and his wife Dianne
  • A video was shown explaining the Regionalisation project to be undertaken by Zone 8
Queen Elizabeth the II
The Rotary Club of Mount Barker join the international community in offering our condolences to the Royal family. 
Statement from RI President Jennifer Jones: "It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2, whose dedication to humanitarian causes and unswerving commitment to peace and the environment deeply inspired Rotary members around the world, especially those in Commonwealth countries.  The Queen was a supporter of Rotary’s polio eradication and humanitarian missions.  She received the Rotary International Award of Honour, the organisation’s highest recognition , in December 2013 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.  Her late husband, Prince Philip, was an honorary member of the Rotary clubs of Kings Lynn, Windsor and Eton, Windsor St George and Edinburgh Scotland. "
Chris Cleveland, Membership Director
Reminded everyone that the Steamranger outing was this coming Sunday and all
should be at the railway station by 9.45am.
Peter Schaefer, Community Service
  • Cash from the Council that was originally intended for art show will be donated to a peace project.     
  • The long planned fishing competition is being progressed. 
  • We will be involved in the Mount Barker Christmas Pageant, details to be finalised. 
  • Christmas gift boxes will be given to underprivileged children.
Carola Sanders, Club Administration
  • The proposed Quiz Night is now planned for March 2023.
  • A film night is proposed for February. 
  • The club’s Christmas event will be at Shawn Hutchinson’s on 10th December - Children and grandchildren are welcome.  (Members bringing children are asked to bring a present, with the child’s name on it,  for their own offspring.)   Members are asked to bring a Kris Kringle gift - men bring a gift for a man, women a gift for a woman.
Ingy Abdelshafei, Youth and International
  • Justin is attending RYLA, and RYPEN is being advertised in schools.
  • The Helping Hands and another prosthetic limbs project will be revised. 
  • The Birthing Kits project was very successful.
Dave Gillies, Fund Raising
Thanked everyone for the success of the Royal Show with special thanks to Rod Cooper for the late shifts and Peter Baur for the ‘start ups’.  A job well done by everyone - No real problems encountered - Huge quantities of donut mix, oil and sugar used.
Future fund raising commitments are 
  • Echunga Field Day later this month
  • Show and Shine in October
  • Sophie Thompson will be holding another Open Garden in November.
Rod Cooper, Treasurer
  •   A new Point of Sale system is to be obtained. 
  • He thanked the staff at Beyond Bank who patiently counted cash every day. 
Special thanks to Dave Gillies for preparing the donut mix and sugar as regular supplies were not available. 
We are considered to be one of the best run outlets at the show - Well Done Everyone!
Peter Baur, Volunteer Recognition
  • Dave Gillies our fearless leader and his wife Diane faced unprecedented challenges – all solved including sullage problems, fridge breakdowns, supply issues oil, donut mix and cinnamon sugar all non available.
  • Rod Cooper - did all the busy evening shifts, managed the money, counted it when he got home, completed daily statements for O”Briens, did the banking and arranged daily floats.
  • Shawn Hutchinson – towing the van to and from the showgrounds.
  Awards Winners ⭐ 
Best evening cleanups -- Rod, Dave Furner, Justin, Karen,      Randall Hamilton-Smith
Best PR Person -- Couldn’t split Shawn and Keltie.
Busiest Team Leader -- Rod
Best Sugarer -- Tatum
Best Till Operator -- Grace Hirschausen
Cleanest Mixers -- Jack
Biggest Stirrer --   Peter Schaefer
Wrong speed king --  Ian Rose
Mr Grumpy Award -- Rod Cooper (Note that his only competitor was the judge)
Sergeant Shawn
Took everyones money and made us laugh even more 
Upcoming Speakers for the next 2 months
Oct 17, 2022
Ink Pot Arts and Music involvement
Oct 24, 2022
RYLA 2022 - experiences and insights
Oct 31, 2022
Donations in Kind - Before, During and After COVID19
Nov 28, 2022
Adelaide Hills Art
View entire list
Upcoming Events for the Next 3 Months
Show and Shine Fund raiser
Oct 08, 2022
Fireside Chat
Home of Penni and Ray Taylor
Oct 08, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Committees / Board Meeting
Oct 10, 2022
Fund raising BBQ
Oct 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 11:59 AM
Callington Show
Oct 30, 2022
Assistance with parking
Nov 04, 2022 8:00 AM –
Nov 06, 2022 4:00 PM
Committees / Board Meeting
Nov 14, 2022
Mount Barker Christmas Pageant
Dec 03, 2022
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Assembly
Dec 05, 2022
Annual General Meeting
Dec 05, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
View entire list
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
President Karen:  Reminded us that the RYLA graduation event is on 29th September.
Meeting Closed at 8:30
Next Meeting : Monday, 19th of September

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)

Our Sponsors
Secretary email:
Apologies and Visitors/Guests to:  Mary Roebuck  Mob:  0412 808 444