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, 02/05/2022
Meeting Number 2576
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 Geue
Loyal Toast :  Chris Cleveland
COVID Marshall:  Ian Rose
President, James Hawker
Opened the meeting, welcomed Rotarians in paticular, Florence and Richard Yeardley recently returned from over seas and Area Governor, Shiralee Judge and guests, Tatum Ashcroft and Justin Hill.
  • RI President Shekhar Mehta has prepared a statement on Rotary's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
All Rotarians are required to be supportive, to use respectful language, to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment and to celebrate diversity.
  • Australian Rotary Health- Dr Werner-Seidler from the  Black Dog Institute studying dementia care was presented with the Mid Career Researcher Award.  Her research include the prevention and treatment of depression, poor sleep and insomnia.
  • The RC Townsville Central will hold a Banish the Black Dog Bike Ride on May 28 and 29th.
  • The Clay Pigeon Shoot will be held at Monarto on Saturday, 4th June.  Details to be advised.
  • All members are required to have Working With Children and Working With Vulnerable Persons Certificates.
Creating experiences in which all people are welcomed, respected, and valued.
People of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Carefully considering how to provide differing levels of support, opportunities, and resources so participants have a welcoming and productive experience.
Jack Cooper, Club Public Officer
Explained that as the club's Community and Fund Raising Director is overworked, those roles need to be shared. In order to separate the Community Service and Fundraising Committees and to add another director to the Board, the club's ByLaws need to be amended. 
Motion:  That the Board appoint an additional director with effect from July 2022 to be responsible for fundraising.
All in favour.  Motion carried.
Membership and Vocational  Committee, Acting Director, Chris Cleveland
A vocational visits to Lightforce has been suggested and a  social trip to on the Steam Ranger .
Community Service and Fund Raising Director, Peter Baur
  • Dismantle playgrounds in Playford Council Area - Wed May 4th
  • Science Fair at Cornerstone College - Sun 15th May
  • Red Shield Appeal Bunnings BBQ - Sat 21st May
  • Birdwood Farm Day - Sun 22nd May
  • Mt Barker Athletics Club - Sun 29th May
  • Cornerstone College Karnival - Fri 24th June
  • University of Adelaide Orientation Day - Wed 20th July
  • Caravan and Camping Show - Wed 27th July - Sun 31st July
  • Royal Adelaide Show - Sept 3rd - 11th
  • Echunga Farm Day - Sep 24th - 25th
  • Car and Motercycle Show n Shine - Oct 8th
  • A team has been confirmed from Cornerstone for exercise one 2022. Mount Barker Rotary club has committed to support the team
  • The high ropes course has been completed. There is great excitement within Op Flinders around this project. There has also been substantial rainfall over the last six months or so I am looking forward to going on exercise three to see if for myself. Before I get there, Peter Baur and probably other members will be at Yankaninna.



Operation Flinders - Michael Bagshaw


Wine Sales - Marg Inglis

Tom Northcott will be a guest speaker including wine sampling on Mon 23rd May.

Conquer The Summit - Dave Gillies

CTS wrap up meeting will be held on Wednesday  the 4th so I will be able to provide a summary at the June committee meeting.

Rotary Overseas relocated Playgrounds, Mark Clemow
Current Projects
Now in the hands of
RORP Victoria, pending advice and action from Egypt on shipping.
Not sure of the status and future expectations by Cairo.
City of
Two playgrounds dismantled week starting April 4th.  Awaiting removal of poles and finalisation with contractor (likely week starting May 2nd.  Many lessons learned about being more discerning about the quality of playgrounds.

 Upcoming projects

City of Tea Tree Gully.
Two playgrounds surveyed and proposal sent to Council. Further two to be surveyed.. Local Rotarian (RC Club of
Modbury Golden Grove) has been unavailable due to illness.
Three playgrounds due in June/July. On track.
Expressions of Interest
City of
Campbelltown. Via RC
Morialta and RC
Campbelltown. Proposal put to Council and now exchanging communication to clarify details.
Town of Gawler. Inspecting a playground at Calton Road, Gawler on May10th with RC Gawler Light.
Council very enthusiastic.
Ardrossan Progress Association and
Yorke Peninsula Council. Costed proposal submitted April
26th for playground in
foreshore park at Ardrossan.
City of Charles
Sturt. Via RC West Lakes and RC Grange. Proposal put to Council and now clarifying
City of
Onkaparinga. RC
McLaren Vale have arranged a meeting with City of Onkaparinga on May3rd.
This is the largest Council in the state and one it would be good to engage.
Alexandrina District Council. RC
Goolwa have facilitated an opportunity for a playground in Port
Elliott. Have provided information and a proposal.
Rural City of Swan Hill (Victoria). Playground at Robinvale (Vic), which is District 9510, but part of a
Council in another District. RORP Vic do not operate in regional Victoria. Have put a proposal via RC Robinvale.
City of Port Lincoln. Large foreshore playground to be replaced. RC
Whyalla are supporting.


Rotary Soapbox spot at the District Conference very well received. Many enquiries for follow-up already.
Now converting into Expressions of Interest a link to the presentation is on RC of Mount Barker website.
Wrote to all clubs in District 9510 on April 12th to follow up Conference presentation and provided link to
the presentation on our website.
Full page in Rotary Classifieds for April. Unfortunately technical problems caused the layout to be broken. Will use the May edition to repeat the ad, plus call
for project support, services and hubs (a “job advertisement”).
Guest Speaker at RC
Stirling on May 22nd.
Reluctant to push for more marketing as I am running out of physical capacity to process the enquiries and proposals.
25th April 2022, Anzac Day where the Mt Barker club was honoured to lay a wreath.
Judy Hawker lays a wreath in remembrance.
Dawn Service at Mt Barker War Memorial.
"They shall grow not old...
Age shall not weary them..."
Normal services resumed in 2022
The A team on the first day.  L-R Peter Baur, James Hawker, Justin Hill.
A little monkey business.
Rotary parking cars at the Nature Play event in Kuitpo Forest.
District Assembly plenary session 1st May.
Attended by Penni, Karen, Shiralee and Inji.
2023's theme.. "Imagine all the People....."
Upcoming Speakers for the next 2 months
May 23, 2022
Wine Tasting, NYSF report
Jun 06, 2022 6:30 PM
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
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Upcoming Events for the Next 3 Months
Dismantle Playground - Edinburgh Reserve, Modbury
Edinburgh Reserve
May 23, 2022
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
May 25, 2022 10:30 AM
Mount Barker Athletics Club BBQ
Keith Stephenson Park
May 29, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Jun 01, 2022 10:30 AM
Coffee Catchup
Laratinga Cafe
Jun 08, 2022 10:30 AM
No meeting. Public Holiday. Queen's Birthday.
Jun 13, 2022
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
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Sergeant Ian Rose: Fined us as usual and told his weekly joke.  This one concerned a grandma and  a honeymoon!
President James closed the meeting with the following quote:
‘Confidence isn't thinking you're better than anyone else, it's realising that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.’
Maryam Hasnaa


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