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, 16/05/2022
Meeting Number 2579
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:   Mike McDonald
Loyal Toast :  Shiralee Judge
COVID Marshall:  Penni Taylr
President, James Hawker
Opened the meeting, welcomed Rotarians and guests,  Judy Hawker (Hungry No More) , Marie Harman, John Rowley (President, RC Blakiston), Jason Rose, Martin and Damien Smallridge, Jenny Lyon and  Grace Hirschausen. 
Apoolgy from Mark Clemow who is presenting RORP at the RC Stirling.  His presentation is going all over the district.
  • Australian Rotary Health update.  Lift the Lid on mental health.
  • Council on Legislation update on recent changes to procedure.
  • RC Mt Barker change over is on Saturday 25th June at 0900.
  • Clay Pigeon shoot is at Monarto on the 4th June as per advised details.
The Constitution of Rotary International provides that the COL meet every three years at a site determined by the RI Board of Directors. In 2022, the COL is scheduled to meet from 10-14 April in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
For more information regarding changes to the RI constitution paste  the link below into your browser:
Peter Schaefer is our district representative on the COL.  
Peter reported on some changes that may affect us.  viz:
  • RI dues will increase by $10 over a 3 year period commencing i the coming year
  • Provision will be made for the RI board to run a pilot project in Zone 8, Australia, New Zealand and some of the South Pacific nations and RI BI, Britain and Ireland.  A regionalisation project is underway and presidents and clubs will hear about this soon
  • Club board minutes must be available to members within 30 days
Friend of Rotary Induction, Marie Harman
Friends of Rotary is a program that invites individuals to team up with Rotary for a year, two years or forever!  Becoming a Friend of Rotary allows you to share our ideals and objectives without the responsibility or commitment required from a full member. But it does allow you to be part of a Rotary club to contribute to the community and to assist in club projects and events when you are available to do so. 
Being a Friend of Rotary allows you to participate in fundraising events and projects or to simply make donations to club projects .  However, some activities are not specifically designed to raise funds. They can be to assist in a hands-on working bee or they can be just to socialise.  Rotarians call this fellowship. It’s an opportunity to enjoy activities and each other's company, catch up with old friends and make or develop new ones.
Welcome Marie.
Outstanding Community Service
Kathy and Ric Horn are the proud recipients of the club's inaugural Outstanding Community Service Award presented by President James. This hard working couple have contributed  over 50 hours of work to the club's RORP program and that doesn't include the time spent driving to playgrounds!
 Kathy thanked the club for this award and in particular Peter Baur who arranges for all the playgrounds to be dismantled and Ric for his  constructive criticism. 
They have enjoyed this task but it has been very trying.
Ric and Kathy are off to the Hinterland for 3 months for a well earned rest.  They will take club banners with them to represent the club during their travels.
President James welcomed Florence who has had some time off recovering from an op. Florence thanked the club for the flowers and the phone calls of support.
Guest speakers, National Youth Science Forum students, Damien Smallbridge and Grace Hirschausen
  • Online experience in January
  • In person visits were delayed and conducted in late April due to COVID
  • Students were still able to have tours of local Unis and other  renowned organisations
Defence Science Technology Group
  • Students attended the Edinburgh base on the morning of 29th April
  • They were split in to two groups
  • They went to the  training simulation room of an ANZAC frigate
  • They had to leave their digital devices outside to ensure secrecy within the facility
  • The second session was a talk about facial recognition and the creation of fake IDs
- Morphs are a combination of two people and can be used by either person who is in the morph
-  Computer generated faces are very difficult to tell apart
  • After these demonstrations, a talk was given by one of the staff about careers
  • Two airforce personnel the spoke to the students about what is involved once you are in the forces and potential cadetship programs which are offered to university students.
Space Agency 
  • In the afternoon students attended the Adelaide Space Agency at Lot 14
  • They saw the public control room where unfortunately no missions were being run
  • Afterwards they were given a thought provoking task about designing a satellite
  • They worked in groups to come up with a design that would be able to monitor the climate on Earth
  • To conclude their time at the Space Agency, students had some free time to explore the space display
-  The display had historical facts
-  And maps of space junk
The students thanked the club for sponsoring them on their NYSF adventure. It was a great experience and they are grateful for our support.
President Elect, Karen Nolan
  • Please let Karen know which committee you would like to be in for her year. 
  • The club has sponsored two NYSF students and will sponsor 2 RYLA and two RYPEN attendees later in the year.
  • The club will sponsor a child from ALL Kids.
Penni Taylor, Club Admin director
Penni reported on her recent trip to Yankannina where several etams were on trek.   See photos below.
The Op Flinders camp site at Yankannina.
The original building.  One of the oldest mud brick buildings in SA.
The shearer's quarters-luxury accomodation.
The Operations Room-military presision.
Supply room.  Kids need shoes, pants, torches, toilet paper, sleeping bags etc.....
Chief Supply Officer packing goods for the teams. 
PE Karen in the desert. 
Penni and Ray.
Beautiful views. 
Chris Cleveland, Acting Membership Director
Chris presented 3 existing club banners .  A tear drop banner form the District, a club banner form 2002 which shows a playground being built by the club in that year and which was taken down by the club in 2022. and a Humanity in Motion banner. Chris and Shannon Prum are working on a new club banner.
Treasurer, Rod Cooper
  • Wine order being submitted to Howard Vineyard on 24th May.
  • Membership dues invoices are being sent to Members on 1st June.
  • Adjustment of +$10 to cash takings for Birdwood Farm Day due to faulty coin counter machine.
Community Service and Fund Raising Director, Peter Baur
  1. Red Shield Appeal BBQ.  Attended by Chris, Karen, Richard, Dave, Keltie, Ric, Ian and Peter.
  2. Birdwood Farm Day.  Attended by Rod, Det, Shawn, Ian and Peter.
  3. Edinburgh Reserve Playground Modbury. Should be completed tomorrow.  Team will then return when poles have been pulled. Attended by Dave, James, Shannon and Peter with Dean Bartley and John Richards-Pugh from RC Modbury and Golden Grove.
  4. Athletics Club BBQ Sunday 29th May from 9-2.  Rod, Justin and Peter rostered on. 
Upcoming Speakers for the next 2 months
Jul 04, 2022
Club Photos and Member Photos
Jul 18, 2022 6:30 PM
Wine Tasting
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Upcoming Events for the Next 3 Months
Hungry No More
Mount Barker Uniting Church
Jul 10, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Committees / Board Meeting
Jul 11, 2022
Bunnings BBQ
Jul 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Joint Conquer the Summit Meeting with Mount Barker
Jul 27, 2022
Committees / Board Meeting
Aug 08, 2022
SteamRanger Excursion
Aug 21, 2022
9:30 AM – 6:15 PM
Committees / Board Meeting
Sep 12, 2022
Club Assembly
Sep 26, 2022
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Sergeant Ian Rose:  then took our money and told us one of his jokes – where does he get them from ?
President James closed the meeting  with the following quote:
‘We ACT without thinking or we keep thinking without ACTING.’
Andrew Douglas.


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