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September 2017
Port Lincoln Rotary Club Information

Port Lincoln Rotary Club Inc. Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 A/C 144382454

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Ravendale Community Sporting Club
40 Stamford Tce
Sec.08 8682 1274 or Pres. 0488788648
Port Lincoln, South Australia  5606
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Port Lincoln’s Jade Calverley wins gold and silver in World Dwarf Games.
Extract from Brad Crouch, Sunday Mail (SA) August 26, 2017 
There’s a new super-fish in the pool after local teenager Jade Calverley conquered the world with six gold medals and one silver in Canada at the 7th World Dwarf Games August 2017.
Jade’s extraordinary haul included four individual and two team golds in swimming, and an unexpected bonus silver medal in soccer in the team that was runner-up to England 1-0.
“It was an awesome experience — I am still running on adrenaline and getting hugs and congratulations from people,” she said.
Jade, 18, started swimming at age four for therapeutic reasons. She later joined the West Coast Swimming Club for socialisation as much as training, but soon liked the thrill of competition.
Golden girl ... Jade Calverley pool side.            Picture: Robert Lang Photography
The 123cm student and childcare worker was the only South Australian in the Australian team for the games in Guelph, Ontario Canada. At a February training camp on the Gold Coast she knew just three other athletes, but quickly bonded with the team of 29.
Jade went on to win the 50m and 100m breaststroke, and 200m medley, and was in the relay teams that won the 4x25m and 4x50m freestyle. She was asked to join the women’s soccer team in the training camp and quickly agreed when she discovered they needed an extra player to compete.
Jade is studying for a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education with an aim of helping children with disabilities into sport. She is planning to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and the 2021 World Dwarf Games – and will be cheering on fellow Port Lincoln champ Kyle Chalmers in his bid to repeat his Rio Olympics 100m freestyle gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
New President for Port Lincoln Rotary
Dave Gillies takes over as President of the Port Lincoln Rotary club at the annual changeover dinner held on Tuesday the 4th of July 2017.
The Port Lincoln Rotary Club, Pride of Workmanship Awards we held on Tuesday the 23rd May.  This year we included sporting clubs who wish to recognise the effort of their volunteers as well as business . 
The Pride of Workmanship awards were instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills in Australia, and spread through the Rotary Clubs throughout the world with the Port Lincoln Rotary Club joining in the late 1980s.  The Pride of Workmanship Program enables managers in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognize them for their efforts.  The objective of the program is to provide employers with an opportunity to recognize employees who display the qualities worthy of an Award, and epitomise the Pride of Workmanship theme which is "Do it once- do it well". 
Guest speaker for the night Brett Maher, spoke about his basketball career both with the Adelaide 36ers and with the Australian Olympic team and the effort and dedication required to compete at the elite level.  
The night recognised 11 awardees with President Mike Munro and Brett presenting them with their awards.
Brett Maher, Jo Clarke (awardee) and President Mike Munro
Congratulations to all the awardees, Ainsley Parker (Phill Stevens & Assoc), Marina Osman (Calypso Star Charters), Bob Cooke (Country Fire Service), Liz Weatherspoon (PL Golf Club), John Nippress (Waybacks Cricket Club),
Michael Bascombe (Ravendale Sports Club), Tony Rodda (EP Auto Sports Club), Haden Zerk (EP Auto Sports Club), Catherine Higgins (Little Bags of Hope), Jo Anne Clarke (WCYCS) and Kerry Torr (PL Times). 
Thanks to Rotary
To all who were present and a part of the Port Lincoln Rotary Club food tent at the Teakle Auto Sprints;
I just wanted write a small note of thanks to you all for allowing Ben (David and Jackie Johnston's Grandson) to be a part of the Rotary team serving at the tent. I am so grateful to you all for showing him the meaning of "Community" and working together selflessly; It is a true gift that you have given. As a Mother of a son who could easily be bombarded by the negative influences of the world today, I am so grateful to you all for showing him and allowing him to be a part of such a lovely group of people working so hard and selflessly for their community. It is something that you should all be very proud of; making such a positive difference, not just in the local community but if I may be as bold to say; the world.....Thank you again!!
Yours Sincerely,
Linda True-Arrow



Harvest at Boston Bay Wines


Harvest in the Boston Bay vineyard is achieved in the old traditional. Grapes are picked by hand when the grapes are just right for harvest.

Rotary along with other local clubs are invited to participate by providing a team of enthusiastic pickers. Returns to the clubs are generous, being a reward for the amount of effort that clubs provide. 

The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln generally has about twenty or so members participate in the harvest each year. We have been a part of the Ford family vineyard harvests since its inception over 30 years ago. 

Harvest has been on Sundays and has been taking around 3 to 4 hours and is then followed by a light lunch and refreshments kindly organised by the Ford family.  


Photo of John Hancox and Noel Jenkins taken at last years pick.

 Thanks to all who put in some time to assist.



Sports Person of 2016
Port Lincoln Rotary partnered with local radio station 5CC, Magic 89.9 and with Port Lincoln City Council to recognise sporting achievement in the Lower Eyre Peninsula region.  The Junior and Senior Sports Person of the Year awards for 2016 , were presented by Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers at a dinner at Ravendale Sports Centre on Saturday night the 14th of January.
Port Lincoln Rotary has presented a Sports Person of the Year for many decades now but this new award pulls together Rotary's and other similar awards, to make the one premier award.
Cricketer Ben Smith (Senior Sports Person) and young tennis star Charlotte Nicholls (Junior Sports Person) were recognised as the inaugural winners of this new award.
Pictured below are the winners, Ben Smith and Charlotte Nicholls.
and Charlotte with Kyle.
Congratulations to Michelle Herron from PLHS on winning selection (not an easy task) to the Science Forum in Canberra in Jan. 2017. Two students in two years, and three in seven years from Pt Lincoln. If I'm not mistaken all from PLHS.
Juliane was welcomed to Pt Lincoln last Thurs by an enthusiastic group of Rotarians and Host Family.
The group comprised; Noel Welfare, Rosa and Branco Franco, Erica, Abby, Charlotte, Greg, and Lucy Nicholls, JULIANE, David Johnston, Dave Gillies and John Myers. The face near the bottom of the photo is Josie Nicholls.
On Tuesday 29th Local boy Ayo Ajao donated $350.80 that he had raised to the Port Lincoln Rotary Club President. He chose as his year four project to raise money to aid the fight against Polio, he filled a jar with jellybeans and sold guesses as to the number of beans in the jar.
He sold these at the Navigators College which he and his sister Abby attend and at a Rotary Club meeting on the night that he handed the money over. It happens that Rotarian David Forbes had the correct guess at 375
It happened to be a night that the Rotary District Governor Doug Layng attended so he was able to see community participation in action. It is probably not a surprise that Ayo chose Polio as his target and Rotary as his partner, what is a surprise is that one so young has the foresight to participate in the ongoing battle against Polio.
His parents are Dr Kay Ajao and Nike Ajao who is a nurse at the Port Lincoln Hospital, Dr Kay is a very committed community supporter and for a man who is so busy is an active Rotarian often attending working bees and the like.
President John Myers was able to announce that there have been no new cases of Polio reported in Africa in the last twelve months and that the remaining trouble spots are Iran and Afghanistan, with the help of the Gates Foundation and a number of Governments Rotary International is still taking the fight right up to the remnants of the Polio threat, whatever support the local community feels it is able to give is greatly appreciated.

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