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, 04/04/2022
Meeting Number 2575
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:   Rod Cooper
Loyal Toast :  Joe Geue
President, James Hawker
Welcomed Rotarians and guests; 
  • James reminded those participating that the Clay Pigeon shoot is on 4th June at Monarto.
  • A President Elect seminar will be held on 30th April followed by District Assembly on 1st May,  both at Charles Campbell College.
 the 13 members of the RSL, Barrie Scott, RSL President, Colin Wagener, Judy Hawker, Nancy Bassett and David Harwood.
District Assembly 9510

I would like to encourage you to register for this year’s District Assembly which will be held at  Charles Campbell College on 1st May.

The District Assembly is for all Rotarians who want to learn new ideas and best practices – especially incoming club leaders who are looking to strengthen their skill set(s).  At this event, you can learn more about the different programs of Rotary, explore ways to become more involved at club and/or district level, and meet members from other Rotary clubs.

Who should attend?
  • Club Presidents and Presidents Elect to work on transition planning for the coming Rotary year.
  • Incoming and prospective club board members to learn what Rotary has to offer beyond the club level.
  • Newer members to attend specific sessions for orientation purposes.
  • Any Rotarian who wants to know more about our great organisation! (This event is open to ALL Rotarians )
The Incoming District Governor will be presenting Rotary International’s theme and objectives for the coming year together with his plans and vision for the district. In addition, there will be an excellent selection of break-out sessions on a wide range of topics that are sure to be of interest you.
Guest Speaker, Colin Wagener, RSL
 At 104,  Colin is the oldest member of the RSL. He spoke to the club about a WW2 colleague who had also served in WW1 and was thus nicknamed ‘re-tread’ , known as Re-tread Ted.
Re-tread Ted was a practical joker and Colin told the story of one of Ted’s japes when they had to sleep on a dirt floor in a hut, the story involving a latrine with holes in the bottom. Very amusing and interesting.
Colin was warmly thanked by President James.
District Conference, Barossa 2022 
Karen Nolan: Spoke about the Rotary District Conference explaining to the RSL the variety of guest speakers at the conference and the programmes of Rotary.
RC Mt Barker members at Conference 22
James and Ian enjoy the masquerade dinner
Who's that behind the mask?
Just one of the many wonderful and inspiring speakers
The rapt audience
The DG thanks his committee and club members for their assistance
Rotary Overseas Relocated Playgrounds
Jack Cooper: Reported on the dismantling of two playgrounds at Elizabeth. The three days work was quite difficult and a third playground was not suitable for our use.
Acting Community Service Director and Treasurer, Rod Cooper
  • Car park marshalling at Nature Play on 20th & 21st April required.
  • Covid marshals and BBQ cooks required for the Anzac Day ceremony and RSL breakfast. Rosters to be circulated.
  • Members encouraged to buy wine in the wine sale fundraiser.
  • Meeting to discuss club subscriptions for the 2022/23 year decided that subs will not be changed.
  • A few polio plus raffle book still to be returned.
Mt Barker RSL President, Barrie Scott
Barrie spoke about the qualifications required to be a member of the RSL. These are wide ranging and anyone with a military background or connection through family is eligible. Currently the club has 43 members. He welcomed the RSL association with Rotary and thanked us for our support and involvement in their activities. He was thanked by Rod Cooper who is a member of the RSL.
L-R:   RSL Vice President June Perry, RSL member Colin Wagener, Rotarian Mary Roebuck and Mary’s sister Nancy Bassett
Treasurer Rod presenting RSL President Barrie Scott with a Rotary glass following his presentation
Thank you for joining us Mount Barker RSL
Coffee catch up every Wednesday at 10.30 am at the Laratinga Cafe, 6 Dutton Rd, Mt Barker.
International Women's Day Breakfast
DG Jeff introduces himself
Karen, Penni , Ray and Shiralee attended the ANZ Community Ball on 5th March.
Upcoming Speakers for the next 2 months
May 16, 2022
Voice of Youth (VOY)
May 23, 2022
Rotary Brand Centre
View entire list
Upcoming Events for the Next 3 Months
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
Art Show
May 06, 2022 – May 15, 2022
View entire list
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Seargeant Ian Rose: Fined us as usual and told his weekly joke.
Treasurer Rod had previously said that one reason that club subscriptions were not increased was that the fine session makes a significant contribution to the membership account.
President James closed the meeting with the following quote:
‘Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it’.
Meeting closed at 8pm.


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