Royal Adelaide Show "Thank You" BBQ and Wine Labelling 2019 Rod Cooper 2019-10-25 13:30:00Z 0
End Polio Film Evening 2019 Rod Cooper 2019-10-24 13:30:00Z 0
On Monday, 21st October, the Club held an austerity evening at the home of James and Judy Hawker.
Our thanks go out to James and Judy for opening their home.
Great for the Club to have social time together.
Austerity Evening October 2019 Rod Cooper 2019-10-20 13:30:00Z 0
On Saturday, 29th June, the Rotary Club of Mount Barker held it's President's Changeover in the Community Centre of the Lifestyle SA Village.
Highlights of the evening were:-
New Member Al Jawhari, and Ingy, inducted into the Club by District Governor Elect Tim Klar and President Shiralee Judge
Past President Brian Vourmard bestowed Honarary Membership by District Governor Elect Tim Klar and President Shiralee Judge
Margaret Brook bestowed Honarary Membership by District Governor Elect Tim Klar and President Shiralee Judge
Margaret Rose and Margaret Inglis awarded Paul Harris Fellow by District Governor Elect Tim Klar and President Shiralee Judge
James Hawker awarded the Club's "Wipeout Award"
Rod Cooper (and Jeanette) inducted as Club President for 2019-2020 by President Shiralee Judge
Sergeant for 2019-2020: Ian Rose
Board members for 2019-2020: Peter Baur, James Hawker, Shawn Hutchinson, Shiralee Judge and Rod Cooper
Absent: Helen Marshall, Florence Yeardley and Mary Roebuck 
Hills Radio presenter and Entertainer Steve Bleach entertaining the guests 
President's Changeover 2019 Rod Cooper 2019-06-28 14:30:00Z 0
On Thursday, 23rd May, the Donut Van received its final clean for 2018-19 following the Birdwood Farm Day.
Many thanks to Jack Cooper, Ian Rose, Val Hay, James Hawker and Rod Cooper.
Donut Van Final Clean for 2018-19 Rod Cooper 2019-05-22 14:30:00Z 0
On March 6th, President Shiralee Judge, Helen Marshall, Carola Sanders and Mary Roebuck from the Rotary Club of Mount Barker celebrated International Women's Day by attending the Women in Rotary SA Chapter breakfast at The Pavilion, Veale Gardens on South Terrace.
The club provided funds to sponsor two students and one teacher from each of Mount Barker High School, Cornerstone College and St. Francis de Sales College to attend.
This year's guest speaker was Megan McLoughlin, SA’s Local Hero, who told her story of hope and inspiration.
“Quite simply, Megan McLoughlin says she is filled with hope each time she reflects on the greatest gift she has ever received - life. The 37-year-old Tanunda woman is a double transplant recipient following medical conditions which left her legally blind. Her desire to live a full and rewarding life was strengthened after she was named the 2019 South Australian Local Hero for her advocacy work towards organ donation”
The Governor’s wife, Mrs Lan Le, is patron of the Women in Rotary SA Chapter and asked to be photographed with the students and club members.
International Women's Day 2019 Rod Cooper 2019-03-05 13:30:00Z 0
On Monday 25th February, the Rotary Club of Mount Barker presented the successful applicants with their allocation from the 2019 Community Grants funds.
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Community Grants 2018-2019 Presentation Rod Cooper 2019-02-24 13:30:00Z 0
Each year, the Rotary Club of Mount Barker provides the cash prizes for the winners in the Hills Art Collective.
2018 winners (L to R):-
Peter Surguy
Glenn Drewitt
Isobel Corbally
Ingrid Mangin
Patricia Umlauf
Hills Art Collective Rod Cooper 2018-11-29 13:30:00Z 0
On Saturday, 22nd September, the Board of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker hosted a BBQ to thank all Club members, family and friends who helped out in the donut van at the Royal Adelaide Show.
Held at the Lifestyle SA village, home of Community Service Director Rod Cooper and Jeanette, guests were treated to a meal of gourmet sausages and gourmet patties, complemented with salads, and later desserts, provided by Club members.
Royal Adelaide Show "Thank You" BBQ Rod Cooper 2018-09-21 14:30:00Z 0
A massive undertaking to cleanup the Rotary Shed was undertaken over 2 days.
  • On Thursday, 26th July, additional shelving was installed
  • On Saturday, 28th July, EVERYTHING was removed from the shed, cleaned, and returned to the shed, hopefully in some order.
Rotary Club Shed Cleanout Rod Cooper 2018-07-27 14:30:00Z 0
The Conquer the Summit event, which is held in April each year, has been an undertaking of the Mount Barker Lions Club, for some 6 years, with assistance on the day from the Rotary Club of Mount Barker. The event is an 11km run (or walk) from Keith Stephenson Park, along the Linear Trail, then up to the Mount Barker Summit and raises funds for Operation Flinders, a program that provides support and guidance to "young adults at risk".
This year, the Mount Barker Lions Club approached the Rotary Club of Mount Barker proposing the event becomes a Joint Service Club event, to which the Rotary Club of Mount Barker agreed.
Conquer the Summit Joint Meeting Rod Cooper 2018-07-24 14:30:00Z 0
On Saturday, 21st July, Members of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker, ably assisted by a few Members of the boxing club, spent the day installing insulation to the roof of the "Counter Punch" training facility.  This involved removing all the roof iron, installing the insulation, then re-installing the roof iron. Thanks to everyone involved, especially Marg Inglis who provided a great lunch.
Hills Boxing Shed Insulation Rod Cooper 2018-07-20 14:30:00Z 0
The Mount Barker Council approached the Rotary Club of Mount Barker with a proposal that, if the Club wished to clean out, dismantle, transport and re-erect it, there was a 4-bay shed available that could go to Operation Flinders Base Camp at Yankaninna in the Flinders Ranges.
Never being a Club that backs down from a challenge, the Club accepted. Over a period of 2 weeks, members worked on the shed and, eventually, on Thursday, 19th July, the shed was finally cleared, ready for the next phase of dismantling.
Along the way, members encountered a number of species of wildlife so great care had to be taken so that they were not disturbed too much.
Council Shed to Yankaninna Rod Cooper 2018-07-18 14:30:00Z 0
Each year, the Rotary Club of Mount Barker allocates a sum of grants money which community groups can apply for. Each grant is limited to a maximum of $1,000 which allows the funds to be spread over a larger number of community organisations.
The 2018 recipients were:-
  • Callington Agricultural & Horticultural Society
  • Mount Barker Community Centre
  • Mount Barker (Dunn Memorial) Uniting Church
  • Mount Barker Community Centre (The Hut Community Centre)
  • Mount Barker United Soccer Club
  • Wistow Cricket Club
  • Prospect Hill Community Association
Community Grants 2017-2018 Presentation Rod Cooper 2018-02-13 13:30:00Z 0