Register now David Johnston 2019-01-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 05, 2018
ANNUAL SUBS 2018/19.
Just in case you were not aware, Subs are now due.
Subs have been held at same as last year; $160. Please pay promptly
Payment can be made to Treasurer or electronically to BSB 633000 a/c 144382454.
Club Subscriptions Colin West 2018-08-04 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 05, 2018
Stubby holders as per the photo are available from Colin at $5. each (without contents !!) phone 0429830775.
PLRC Stubby Holders Colin West 2018-08-04 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 22, 2018
Please pass on my congratulations to Rotarian John Myers for his PHF - what an awesome choice - but amongst such a great group this is a true honour.
Very sad presidents report to reflect on those who made me feel so welcome in the club, who passed during the year. My deepest thoughts and respects to them all.
Hope to come back to Port Drinken soon - been far too long!!
* Anytime soon would be good Hamish.
Reader Colin West 2018-07-21 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 15, 2018
Change over Colin West 2018-07-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 15, 2018
RDA are seeking help to move kids around.
Hi Colin
Here is some information about the "bus driver/s" that RDA are looking for to help out with the picking up & dropping off of students for the lessons. It would work well on a roster basis..maybe some of the wives may be interested in joining their partner as the person supervising the children..just a thought.
Good to have a chat with you this morning...have a good weekend.
Pam (Keil)
Bus Driver Info for Riding - 
We need a team of volunteers in rotation to join us to cover others being away or not well.
Riding picks up and delivers clients from schools across Port Lincoln during school terms on a Tuesday from 9.15 to 1.45.
The bus we hire is a manual, but you only need a car licence to drive.
With you is another volunteer whose role is to collect and look after the clients.
Training is provided for role and routes which are bi weekly
Clearance checks to volunteer with Riding, 
We require a DCSI Screening Check for Child. Vulnerable and Disability if you wish to Volunteer on a Tuesday which is a Client Day. 
Riding can instigate a check, but it costs nearly $60.00 as a volunteer, and if you already have a DCSI Screening Child Clearance I need to sight the original.

Term 3 commences on the 31st July.

Any queries please contact me.

Susan Hooker, Volunteer
0437 726 774
RDA Colin West 2018-07-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 15, 2018
Don't forget tuesday night is casual night at Tasman Hotel. We will be in the back corner of the Dining room.
would be good if you are going if you registered so we can indicate to Hotel approx numbers.
Tuesday Colin West 2018-07-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 09, 2018
At the recent Changeover Dinner Pres. Dave presented Rotarian John Myers with a PHF.
Well done John.
PHF Colin West 2018-07-08 14:30:00Z 0
Rotary dates ahead David Johnston 2018-06-23 14:30:00Z 0
DINNER ROSTERS David Johnston 2018-06-23 14:30:00Z 0
LEP Sportsperson Of the Year Awards Colin West 2018-06-02 14:30:00Z 0
Farm Beach - Gallipoli Memorial Project Colin West 2018-06-02 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 04, 2018
   Don't forget to adopt a PLHS Barramundi 
   before you disappear on LOA !!


Have you Adopted a Barra yet? Colin West 2018-05-03 14:30:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 21, 2018
Armistice Community Group
 The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula voted to allow the construction of the proposed revised Memorial to be built at the beginning of Gallipoli Beach Road on land administered by Council. 
Whilst there is a site change from the northern end to the southern end of Gallipoli Beach, from Lot 53 (Crown Land) to the adjacent Lot 6 (Council administration) the move will avoid any land ownership issues with Crown Lands and financial issues that go with it.
I advise that we have included the Bendigo Bank and PL Rotary Club in the design of one of the permanent Bronze Plaques.
Hi Kerry,
Thought I'd contact you to ask how the memorial project is going; and if you have an 'unveiling' date.
Colin West
Hi Colin we have been waiting for about 6 weeks on the memorial wall engineering. Stassi engineering whyalla.
The wall is about 1100 high so law requires engineering.
I spoke to lowe redding as recently as friday and they again phoned Stassi and were told Monday.
We have the bronze plaques about to be sent from melbourne ....tomorrow or friday hopefully on display at the hall wednesday.
The lettering for the front is here .
100 years of Anzac.
Council cannot approve project until they get engineering back.
Yesterday we secured the Nauo people representation at Gallipoli and the Hall.
The unveiling of the wall will probably now be Remembrance day Sunday November 11th ...Sadly.
Memorial Colin West 2018-04-20 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 15, 2018
Rotary President Elect training.
I attended the combined District (9500 and 9520) President Elect training in Adelaide last weekend representing Port Lincoln  (7 and 8 of April).   While a lot stays the same there is also a lot change at the RI level.  Some of the most important changes to Rotary rules are the club can now choose to meet fortnightly if they wish.  Also Rotarians are not required to attend any meeting provided they do community service in lieu.  Rotarian are only required to attend 50% of meetings or 12 hours of community service over a 6 month period or a combination of the two.  This opens up opportunities to recruit new members, who in the past have not been able to attend meetings.  Also it is important to remember that community service can include admin work on programs like youth exchange, RYLA, NYSF etc.
President Dave.
Leading Rotary Now (LRN) is now open for registration and there are three options to choose from:
  • Adelaide 28th April,
  • Whyalla 6th May or
  • Alice Springs 26th May
Details of these events are listed on the document attached, which shows the reasons why you should attend and options regarding the location, times and the program. You may attend any one of the LRNs but if possible the same location as your AG.
To register please click here image choosing the location that best suits you.
(NB In addition to the above, President’s Elect for Whyalla, Port Augusta, Peterborough and Alice Springs will receive a separate communication regarding a mini PETS planned for the day before the above dates)
Also attached is the agenda for the business session which is part of all location LRNs.
  • In this session the District Management Team will seek your approval for the 2018/19 budget (attached) and the other matters listed on the business session agenda.
  • Each Club should nominate one of their attendees to vote on their behalf and that person should advise of their appointment to incoming Secretary Jacqui Atyeo upon arrival.
  • This budget reflects the impact of our District’s falling membership numbers whilst insurance, national training and district administration costs remain the same or rise; it emphasises the need to regain economies of scale, which of course will occur as we move towards the new District (9510).
  • The Budget attachment also shows the proposed and historical summary of District Dues.
  • Both the budget and proposed dues have been formulated after considerable discussion and evaluation by members of the District Management & Finance Committee; in this regard if you have any enquiries on either the budget or dues please don’t hesitate to email District Treasurer Stephen Noble on prior to the Adelaide LRN (28th April).
As previously advised Rotary and our District in particular, is at a crossroad and your attendance at this LRN will ensure you are well placed and better equipped to be part of the journey to ensure our great organisation adapts and flourishes for another 100 years.
I am looking forward to your attendance so please register now and encourage other Rotarians or Rotaractors whom you think might be interested to come along. If so just forward this email onto them so that they register.
Rotary now. Dave Gillies 2018-04-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by David Johnston on Sep 08, 2017
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.
Jade Calverley - Tells her story to Rotary David Johnston 2017-09-07 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 23, 2017
Well I'm a traditionalist and even I could see some sense in the suggestions in the article I've attached in 'read more'.
It's time to get into the 21st Century! Anyway that's what I think!
Baggage Colin West 2017-07-22 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 15, 2017
2017/18 SUBS.  
This years subs are $160 and can be paid anytime now by either handing to me or electronically to bsb.633000 a/c 144382454. (Don't forget to include your name !)
subs Colin West 2017-07-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 15, 2017
The school appreciated the efforts of Geoff Rayson, Jim Kay, Pat Callaghan, Craig Faulkhead, Colin West, Jane Johnson and Peter Smart in assisting the teams with their business enterprises.
business mentoring Colin West 2017-07-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 15, 2017
Following previous comments I propose to move a motion at the July 25th Board meeting to 'can' the copper can. If you wish to comment either phone me on 0429830775 or email
can Colin West 2017-07-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jul 09, 2017
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.
New President Dave Gillies 2017-07-08 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jul 03, 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). 
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2017 Dave Gillies 2017-07-02 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 12, 2017
For those who haven't had a form for adopting a Barra find one in 'read more'.
Barra Colin West 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
May photos. Colin West 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 12, 2017
Some of you will remember this exercise last year. It involves mentoring a small group of students competing with their peers in a one week simulated business plan exercise. Last year some of us 'went in at the deep end'. They have promised us some tutorial time beforehand so that we know where we are going. A message from the school - Kate Benjamin and Reece Francis are organizing ABW this year. The feedback from the school last year was that the members of Rotary were terrific and that it would be fantastic to get them back again to help out.
Time involved is flexible; can be as little as an hour a day or whatever you want to put in.
If you can assist would you let Mike Munro or Geoff Rayson know on Tuesday night.
Business Week Colin West 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 12, 2017
To whom it may concern For people living in country SA, timely access to the health services that they need or desire may not always be possible because of distance, transportation issues, and service availability. This suggests that people living in country SA may have unmet health care needs. To address this issue, the University of South Australia Department of Rural Health are conducting a ground breaking study that is examining the health care expectations and experiences of country South Australians in order to better understand the health needs of people living in country SA, and to identify areas where the health system / local region could assist to better serve these needs. The state-wide survey is open to persons over the age of 18 years, who have used a health care service or received any health intervention / therapy within the last 12 months, and live in country SA. The reason for this email is that we are looking for ways to increase local awareness of this important project. We therefore ask if you would be keen to promote this survey to your Rotary Club membership / local contacts. Should you be interested, we would be happy to send you some examples of materials that you could use to inform your network of the study (e.g. email, flyer, newsletter article). As a measure of our gratitude for your support, your organisation will be clearly acknowledged in all future publications and presentations arising from the project. Please note that this project has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee. Further information about the survey can be found at: Should you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Dr Matthew Leach Department of Rural Health University of South Australia Nicolson Ave Whyalla SA 5608 Phone: (08) 8302 2413 Email: 
Survey Colin West 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 12, 2017
Puckridge Park Colin West 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by David Johnston on Jun 12, 2017
Dear Rotarians and friends.
I am contacting you all in a serious attempt to source the 2nd, 3rd and 4th host families for Ask Hestbæk our inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student 2017-18 from Denmark, who arrives in late July.
He will be hosted initially by Brian and Deidre Turvey. Thank you both so much.
Ask Hestbæk is probably our youngest (he will turn 16 in November) exchange student we have hosted in our club for some time, and this will bring a fresh and new experience for us all to appreciate.
Sourcing host families is never an easy task for those who manage the RYE Program in your Club.
We have spoken with both St Joseph’s School and Navigator College, the former with whom we have a great and continuing relationship, and the latter is now showing a real positive interest now that the management at the school has changed.
They have been supportive enough to spread the word for us in their newsletters of the past week
However, at this early stage we have no feedback.
So, I am imploring you all to make consideration of our needs and make sure you put a little time aside to ask your extended families and friends, work colleagues, business or sporting club associates, your grandchildren’s friends or school buddies and their families, if they would like to be host families for our student for 3 months or so during the 12 months Ask is in Port Lincoln.
Please help us put the word out in the community.
The student usually has 4 host families. The approximate hosting periods would be as follows;
These can be flexible and are generally negotiated between the current and following host families in concert with the Inbound Student Counsellor; Greg Jones in this case.
1st - August thru October            2nd -  November thru January           3rd - February thru April
4th - May thru July (During which time the student is away for about 3 weeks on a tour in May)
I have attached an abbreviated version of Ask's Application Form for RYE, a D9500 “Host Family Guide” as well as a brochure, entitled “An invitation to become a host family” and an extract from the Rotary Youth Exchange Australia (RYEA)website “”
All of which you can print off or save and forward to those you think may be accommodating!
The RYEA website gives any amount of information regarding the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and host families.  
The host family, including all persons >18yo living at home, will be interviewed by Rotary representatives and will also require a ‘Child Related Employment Screening’ assessment done by Dept. of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). The Club instigates the application, then the applicant completes it on-line.
However, the Rotary Club will pay the individual application fees.
Back to the Hosting….
Please support your club’s 51 years of continuous participation in this incredibly valuable Rotary Program by making a big effort to get the word around your own extended family, friends and associates and let them know just how remarkable the program is and encourage them to participate as a host family.
Thanking you all, in anticipation of some positive outcomes.
David Johnston RCPL - YEO
Host David Johnston 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
June 13 D/M  E.P. Community Foundation.
         20 D/M  Club Assembly.
         27 D/M  Pip Page. Elephant Keeper. P/N.
July    4 D/M  Handover Dinner. Partner Night.  
         11 D/M  Pres. Dave's Diatribe.  
         18 D/M  Juliane Beitler. Final Presentation. P/N.
         25 D/M
calendar Colin West 2017-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 14, 2017
I've just been advised that Patto is now living in Adelaide, 10 minutes from his son's place.
Greg can be found at Resthaven Craigmore, 200 Adams Rd, Craigmore. His mobile is 0447601840.
If you're in Adelaide at anytime with a spare moment I'm sure Greg would be pleased to see you.
Renee also advised me that there will be a Memorial Service for Karen; graveside at North Shields at 11.30 on 10th June and afterwards at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Greg will be here for that weekend. All are welcome.
Patto Colin West 2017-05-13 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 06, 2017
Largs Bay Rotary Club runs a workshop at 1A Oval Ave, Woodville on Tuesday mornings. If you're going past on Port Rd any Tuesday pop in and see what they are up to. They are made up of Rotarians, Probus members, and some interested locals.
wheels Colin West 2017-05-05 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 06, 2017
On Saturday morning P.P. John Myers, accompanied by Dave Gillies and Colin West, officially presented a hay storage feeder to Riding for the Disabled. This new type feeder meets all the legal requirements for their premises. If you know anybody who may be interested in volunteering with RDA I'm sure John can put them in touch.
RDA Colin West 2017-05-05 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 30, 2017
A full report of the Geelong Conference can be read in 'read more'.
Next year the Conference will be held jointly with D9520 from the 23 - 25 March at Tanunda in the Barossa Valley.
Conference Colin West 2017-04-29 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 30, 2017
The only position left to fill for next year is the treasurer.  Please consider doing this for a year, or join with one other and do it 6 months each or share the role in another way.  The bottom line is we can't operate as a club without a treasurer.
If you have any suggestions or question give me a call 0488788648.
Treasurer Colin West 2017-04-29 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 20, 2017
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
Thanks to Rotary Dave Gillies 2017-04-19 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 20, 2017
Dear Avriel and Glen,
Thank you for your generous donation of $1000 to our Rotary Club.
I know it has been Glens practice for some time to give a donation and it is very much appreciated by our club and it is put to good use in our community.
I have given thought where to place these funds  and at the moment there are two projects that are certainly worth supporting and I have indicated to my board that is where I wish the funds will go.
Project 1          We are in negotiations at the moment with the Nautilus Arts Centre – City of Port Lincoln in forming an annual art award known as “Rotary Youth Art Award” to which we will contribute $500.
Project 2          We are sponsoring a year 11 Port Lincoln student who has been selected to be a Youth Parliamentarian at the Youth Parliament in July 2017.
It is an apolitical program that empowers young people to be advocates for their community.
It aims to connect politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions while providing young people in South Australia with youth leadership training and opportunities for personal development.
We will contribute $500 to assist with costs.
I am pleased to hear Glen is improving and we send you both our best wishes.
Thank you again for thinking of Rotary and our Projects.
Yours in Rotary
Mike Munro
President of the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln
Donation from Glenn Dave Gillies 2017-04-19 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 16, 2017
Recently Bendigo Bank held an open discussion on the needs of the Community. The summary of the discussion is in 'read more'.
Think Tank Colin West 2017-04-15 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 16, 2017
Hi Dave,
Could you pass onto your Rotary Members and Friends that Peter Goers will be playing the Nautilus in Port Lincoln on Friday 21st April at 8pm, Coffin Bay Golf Club Sat 22nd April 2pm, Cummins Hotel Sat 22nd April 8pm and Seabreeze Hotel Tumby Bay on Sunday 2pm... Tickets $25.00 and you can book online at Salt Festival...
Please spread the word.. Kind Regards Anthony Lamond 
Goers Colin West 2017-04-15 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 16, 2017
In 'read more' you will find a letter from Red Cross thanking us for helping with a program; also one from Boston Bay Wines in relation to the grape harvest.
Correspondence Colin West 2017-04-15 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 12, 2017
The Port Lincoln Rotary Club, Pride of Workmanship Awards will be held again on Tuesday the 23rd May.  This year we are encouraging sporting clubs who wish to recognise the effort of their volunteers as well as business to be involved.  For more information contact Craig Faulkhead 0417848618.
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". 
Last year, the guest speaker John Lynch CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service central division likened the awardees dedication to their respective jobs to the dedication that all of the people who make up the RFDS have to that organisation.
The RFDS make an average of 11 flights per day just to the Eyre Peninsula, the organisation has some 64 aircraft Australia wide.
Pride Of Workmanship Awards Dave Gillies 2017-04-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 12, 2017



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.



Grape Picking Dave Gillies 2017-04-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 06, 2017
Community House has just gained a house near their current operation for use as emergency housing. They take over on 10/4/17 and in urgent need of beds, bar stools for breakfast bar, some furniture and a flat screen tv. They have people waiting to get in. If you can help please phone Linda Davies on 0417708450.
community Colin West 2017-04-05 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 06, 2017
We have Kaiden Hancock-Richards as Guest Speaker. We will also have Shanara Reid from Youthforia, just back from RYPEN in Adelaide; and Patricia Lawson, Rotary Indigenous Medical Scholarship recipient who is studying Nursing in Pt Lincoln.
Also back from the 'bush' Exchange Student Julianne, together with her visiting family from Germany.
Will be a great night. Partners are invited and if you wish to showcase Rotary bring guests.
big night. Colin West 2017-04-05 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 02, 2017
After collecting no longer wanted wheelchairs and bits and pieces we have packed up 3 pallets for delivery to Rotarians in Adelaide. After repairs finished units will be sent overseas through the D.I.K. program.
wheelies Colin West 2017-04-01 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 19, 2017
Find in 'read more' the minutes of the March meeting.
Foundation Colin West 2017-03-18 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 19, 2017
Bill Ford advised Peter Myers that the final pick will be on next Sunday 26th.
Thanks for your past help. Hope to see you Sunday.
Grapes Colin West 2017-03-18 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 18, 2017
Find in 'read more' the minutes of the March meeting.
Foundation and Youth Colin West 2017-03-17 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff Rayson on Mar 09, 2017
I urgently need to receive your commitment to assisting at the EASTER Teakle Auto Sprint barbecue please.  It's on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April and I need to know numbers. 
We will be located opposite the Yacht Club at the entrance to the Pits.  All cars will have to pass the tent so if you want to be able to see, this is the place.  The event is expected to raise about half as much as our Tunarama stall and may be our second largest fund raiser for the year.  We will be preparing bacon and egg breakfasts for contestants from 7.45AM to about 11AM, then one minute steaks, sausages and onions and drinks to race goers in two shifts, 11AM until 2PM and 2PM until 5PM.  That means we will need three shifts of six people on both Saturday and Sunday.  We need all members to participate please.
PLEASE RESPOND BY RETURN EMAIL NOW.(  I will send around a roster soon but I need your commitment now please.
Auto Geoff Rayson 2017-03-08 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 09, 2017
Carpet tiles ex Harwill Court. Approx 300 m2 in total. $10 m2. Take any quantity.
Regards   Mike
Sale Colin West 2017-03-08 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 09, 2017
After reading about Dick Smith's Million $ donation to Rotary Aust and reading all the details that I have put in another item in the ebulletin I got to thinking about it.
I wonder how long it would take us to find an individual/individuals or organisation whose life and circumstances we could truly enhance ?
I know many are assisted by organisations or govt. departments but there may well be a worthy project out there that has 'fallen through the gap'. Maybe we're smart enough to find them.
Well......that's what I think !
Think Colin West 2017-03-08 13:30:00Z 0
Recent Photos Colin West 2017-03-08 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 09, 2017
Dick Smith Matched Funding Grant.
Dick has previously given a significant amount through Rotary towards the eradication of the once widespread disease polio. This project has run for thirty years and is nearing completion, polio is now isolated to a few small enclaves in remote regions. Dick joins the likes of world-renowned philanthropist Bill Gates as a major supporter of Rotary and its various programs worldwide. On this occasion, the donation by Dick and Pip will be administered by the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society, for the benefit of local individuals and communities. Dick highlighted the fact many Australians suffer personal hardship, whether through accident, illness or misadventure. He considers Rotary one of the most trusted and respected charities in the world.
Dick Smith has put $1 million out there for Rotary Clubs to access for a project on a $1 for $1 basis. More information is available in 'read more'.
Million Dollar Man Colin West 2017-03-08 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 09, 2017
With several outings this month numbers are needed as soon as you can, to assist in catering.
Next week at the Brewery (partners are welcome) we need the numbers by Saturday.They will have platters and pizzas for us. Wine and non alcoholic drinks available.
On the 21st we'll be at Lincoln Grove and they have asked for accurate numbers.
The 28th is Bowls Night at Pt Lincoln Bowling Club.
Registration for these events are available now from your emailed ebulletin or from the website. Bowls Night event has a separate registration for those who want to bowl after the meeting.
Numbers Colin West 2017-03-08 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 08, 2017
2 Board Members for next Club year. Treasurer and Vice President. Speak to Dave Gillies or email him after Monday.
Needed Colin West 2017-03-07 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey
Members our BBQ Trailer recently needed new lights due to age and wear. I took it to SPARKS AND SPANNERS for attention, it was fixed and returned to me at a very favourable price, please support these businesses that support our club without making a fuss about it.
Ron Carey
Support Ron Carey 2017-03-07 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 08, 2017
One would think that we've been busy lately. Here's a bit from the diary- the last two weeks.
17. Wheelchairs from the Hospital.
18/19. Youth Exchange Surf Weekend.
19. Grape picking and Sheep chasing.
20. Carpet Tile lifting and packing at Harwill Court.
22. Mega BBQ.
25. Dragon Boat Regatta BBQ.
26. Grape picking and Sheep chasing.
28. Brinkworth Park BBQ with Lions.
PLUS Bendigo Bank tents, etc, etc.
I, for one, am considering going back to full time work. It could be easier !!
President Mike thanks all Rotarians for pitching in.
Feb. Colin West 2017-03-07 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 10, 2017
Nominate a worthy Police officer now. Full details in 'read more'.
Police Colin West 2017-02-09 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 10, 2017
Flinders Colin West 2017-02-09 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 05, 2017
It's easy to say that everything was great; seafood, salads, crowd, weather, volunteers, illustrious leader, and financial result - which will filter back into the community. We owe a lot of our success to the ongoing support of the local seafood industry. We thank them for this and hope that the quality of our finished product helps in promoting their industry. Pictured below is Leader Bill Stenson counting some of the 'gold'.
Gold Colin West 2017-02-04 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 29, 2017
Hey Adrian,
Sorry I haven't sent you an email yet, I've just been so busy and having so much fun. I thought I would send you this email as a bit of an update on what I've been doing. I arrived on the fifteenth in Helsinki, then spent two hours driving to Karkku. When we arrived we all had dinner and fell asleep because practically none of us had any sleep on the plane over here.
Over the course of the week we did lots of stuff. We were busy from seven thirty in the morning, until ten o'clock at night. We would have Finnish lessons for around five hours each day, with a lunch break in between, then activities afterwards. The activities were obviously the best part. We went to the sauna and then swimming( for ten seconds) in the icy lake, ice fishing, eating smoked trout on an open fire, drinking traditional Finnish coffee in a teepee, exploring Tampere (Finland's second largest city), night walks to an old church, tobogganing, massive snow fights and lots of eating. By the end of the Karkku camp I had made a bunch of amazing friends and memories.
On Sunday my host family came and picked me up from Karkku, and we had a three hour long journey back to Kouvola. When we finally arrived in Kouvola it was dark, so we went straight home. The home is very small for seven people but we all fit well. My host family is great and have made me feel very comfortable.
 I started school yesterday and realised that some of these Finnish school 'facts' are actually a lie. For example, I have heard that Finnish schools last only four to five hours. This is false. I leave the house at seven forty am, and school finishes at four o'clock pm. Apart from the long days and not understanding what anyone says, school has been quite tolerable. 
I start Finnish lessons tonight and look forward to understanding what is going on around me.
Again I would like to thank you and the Rotary club for giving me this opportunity. I am having the best time over here and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Exchange Colin West 2017-01-28 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 29, 2017
See in 'read more' minutes of Jan. meeting.
Club Admin Colin West 2017-01-28 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 19, 2017
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.
Sport Person of 2016 Dave Gillies 2017-01-18 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 18, 2017
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.
Sportsperson of the Year Dave Gillies 2017-01-17 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 18, 2017
History Colin West 2017-01-17 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 15, 2017
Watch out for roster request emailed from Bill Stenson. Help is needed for one of our biggest fundraisers for the year. Tues. night in person; or email or phone Bill if not attending Tues.
Tunarama Rosters. Colin West 2017-01-14 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 15, 2017
 As you may be aware I have volunteered and have been confirmed as President of Port Lincoln Rotary for the 2017/18.  The first thing that needs to happen now, is to assemble a board of Directors for 2017/18 Rotary year.  Some members have already indicated their willingness to be on the board but we need more.  In the past the president elect has nominated the board but it is my wish that the club choose their board members from those willing to stand.  I ask members to consider being on the board and if for some reason, you are not available for the full year job sharing may be possible (eg 6 month each), please talk to me if you have any ideas.
 Lets continue the great work in the community of  Port Lincoln Rotary.
 Dave Gillies
Pres. Elect Colin West 2017-01-14 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 15, 2017
I can confirm that the speakers for Tuesday night will be:
Steve Sawyer, Jack Ritchie and Andrea Broadfoot.
 The topic will be:
“Energy Security Solutions for SA”
 There may also be two other members of the working group in attendance namely:
Ross Kassebaum and Brian Foster.
 The group has agreed to pay for their own meals and I will book them in on the internet when I have confirmation of the attendance of Ross and Brian.
Should be a very interesting presentation and the group has enough expertise to correctly answer any of the many anticipated questions.
A very topical and important matter for us all to get our heads around.
Looking forward to hearing some facts and figures from people who know their subject. Rather than the misinformed opinion, political opportunism and media hysterics that we have had to contend with recently.
Tues 17/1 Guests. Colin West 2017-01-14 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 08, 2017
Exchange Student Grace Franco arrives home this Tuesday. Rotarians and partners are invited to welcome her home at Pt Lincoln Airport 5.00 pm ( Rex flight 4388 )
Welcome Home Colin West 2017-01-07 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
D/M 10/1/17 
D/M 17/1/17
Ron Carey
Juri Berzins
Pat Callaghan
Ian Phillips
John Myers
Peter Smart
  Colin West
Sergeant Malcolm Schluter
  Malcolm Schluter
Dinner Meetings Colin West 2017-01-06 13:30:00Z 0
Register Colin West 2017-01-03 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 28, 2016
Rotary supports Youthoria Theatre.
The Port Lincoln Rotary club has continued it's support for the Youthoria Theatre by donating a snack and drink vending machine.  The vending machine will sell snacks and drinks in the foyer of the theatre and will leave the staff free to attend to ticketing.
Helping install the vending machine are Port Lincoln Rotary president, Mike Munro along with John Myers, Juri Berzins and Dave Gillies from Rotary with Christy from Youthoria in the centre of the photo.
Rotary supports Youthoria Theatre Dave Gillies 2016-11-27 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 24, 2016
Shark research project
Dear members of the Port Lincoln Rotary Club, I hope you are well? I am writing to you to seek your permission to undertake an interview on a research project we are conducting on sharks and aquaculture.
If you are able and willing to be interviewed, please reply via email – or ring/text me on 0437 738 635.
Dr. Melissa Nursey-Bray Associate Professor, Head of Department Geography, Environment, Population Director.
More info in 'read more'.
Shark research project Dave Gillies 2016-11-23 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 24, 2016
Clubrunner mobile app
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.

All details in 'read more'.

Clubrunner mobile app Dave Gillies 2016-11-23 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Nov 19, 2016
Dear Colin,
Thank you for the invitation to the Christmas Dinner in December.
We really appreciate your thoughtfulness in including us.
But Glenn is still in hospital here in Adelaide (I am writing from Adelaide)having wound treatment and we are not sure when he will be discharged.
Please pass on our greetings to all the Rotarians for Christmas and trust that everyone has a wonderful and peaceful Christmas.
And would you please thank the people responsible for sending me a birthday card, that was most delightful.
Avriel (and for Glenn)
Glenn Colin West 2016-11-18 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Nov 13, 2016
For the smooth on-going running of our Club we need an Incoming President for 2017/18 NOW. We also need a President Elect for 2018/19 in the NEXT MONTH.
Think about it now and ACT. Talk to any Past President; I know you will only be offered encouragement and assistance.
President Colin West 2016-11-12 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 16, 2016
For those who haven't sampled the local barra I've got to say that you're really missing a treat. We recently enjoyed crispy skin barra cooked on the bbq under a gum tree in the Southern Flinders while waiting for emailed articles for the bulletin. A delightful bottle of white wine enhanced the flavours. Since no articles arrived we opened a second !!
Barra Colin West 2016-10-15 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 14, 2016
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.
Congratulations Colin West 2016-08-13 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 14, 2016
See in 'read more' minutes of May meeting.
Service Colin West 2016-08-13 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 14, 2016
See in 'read more' minutes of December meeting.
Membership Colin West 2016-08-13 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 07, 2016
Claire spoke to us recently regarding her Rotary vocational Training Trip to USA and Canada. Those members away missed one of the most animated speakers we have experienced for some time; a dynamic talk complete with live sound effects and visuals to support her presentation.
It was difficult for me to both enjoy the moment, and to make some notes to pass on to you.
Some of the highlights were;
Yahoo's data farm - 6 times the size of Ravendale oval, where among other things your emails are stored multiple times to safeguard against accidental loss.
Marijuana Farms - Max. of 1 hectare each with high fences.
Pine Forests - where the pine beetle is destroying whole forests.
Winery Visits - winery visits, winery visits!
Canada's Largest Cattle Ranch - 1 million acres, 8% irrigated. 20,000 cattle, and cowboys!
Well done Claire!
Vocational Training Colin West 2016-08-06 14:30:00Z 0
News from Grace Colin West 2016-08-05 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 31, 2016
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.
Exchange Student Colin West 2016-07-30 14:30:00Z 0
Mike Munro take over as President of Port Lincoln Rotary Dave Gillies 2016-07-25 14:30:00Z 0
Committees 2016/17 Colin West 2016-07-09 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jul 02, 2016
 At short notice, Bunnings advised they are changing their store to include a cafe and asked us to move out the vending machines.  We removed the stock Friday, thanks to Colin West, Mike Munro, John Myers for their help.  Saturday morning at 6.30am the machines were moved out of Bunnings store with their help using their pallet jack and fork lift.  
Thanks to David Johnston, Peter Smart, Mark Comas, Geoff Rayson and John Myers. The big Ap6500 machine is still on David Johnston's trailer and it is stored in the Youth Hub building behind the theatre.   
The small snack machine and coffee machine are stored in the Rotary shed, the vending machine committee are to consider what we do with the machines.
Vending Machine Bunnings Dave Gillies 2016-07-01 14:30:00Z 0
Room Setting Rosters
July and August 2016 is Youth and Foundation Committee
Sept. and Oct. 2016 is Service Projects Committee
Nov. and Dec. 2016 is Club Admin. Committee
Jan. and Feb. 2017 is Membership Committee
Room settings Colin West 2016-07-01 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jun 07, 2016

Course - Standard - 1st-2nd Aug - PORT LINCOLN

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. More info in 'read more'.


Mental Health First Aid course Dave Gillies 2016-06-06 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on May 20, 2016
Clean up at the Franco's
Branco and Rosa would very much like to thank those members of Rotary that helped in the clean up of their back yard last Wednesday
Branco Dave Gillies 2016-05-19 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 20, 2016
Rotary honours past members
President John Myers presented past members,  Allan Smith, Chris Stone and Terry Doyle with service awards that recognized their service to the community and to Rotary.  These 3 past members have a combined service of over 100 years to the Port Lincoln community.
Rotary honours past members Dave Gillies 2016-04-19 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 14, 2016
President John announced at the last meeting that we still lack a President for 2016/7 year. Should there not be a nomination he is prepared (as a last resort) to fill the position for next year but ONLY if we have a President elect for 2017/8 and a President nominee for 2018/9 in place before 30/6/16.
Of course we could get a AAA rating by having a trifecta; President 2016/7, President elect 2017/8, and President nominee 2018/9. How great would that be !!
decision Colin West 2016-04-13 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 20, 2016
Robert Forster certainly cooked up a storm last Tuesday night. First class operation and first class hosts. Thanks Debi and Robert.
paella Colin West 2016-03-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 20, 2016
Swimming star Kyle Chalmers, a Rotary Sportsperson of the Year recipient, was the cover story on last Saturday's Advertiser weekend magazine. He is a contender for this year's Olympic Games in Rio.
Sportsperson Colin West 2016-03-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 20, 2016
Announced on Sat. night last our Club won the District Vocational Service Award for our involvement in the Boat training project with the High School. Congratulations to Mike Munro and his team for their work; and to Glenn Karutz for putting together a winning report.
award Colin West 2016-03-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 20, 2016
I've decided that it's time for another get together! Let's also go for a Paella dinner at YHA.
Please keep Tues. 12th April free. I'll let you know more details later.
function Colin West 2016-03-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 12, 2016
We have been asked to cook a BBQ for 45 to 50 people next Sunday. They will provide and serve food. Tuesday night we need 2 or 3 volunteers to do this. Need to be at Koppio about 11.00am.
BBQ job. Colin West 2016-03-11 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 12, 2016
Thanks to St. Josephs School and Rotary furniture removalists more furniture has been delivered to WCYS house project.
homeless Colin West 2016-03-11 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 12, 2016
Anyone who wishes to order a shirt or cap could you contact me as soon as possible as I would like to complete an order.
Refer to your list of emails for a form showing sizes etc.
shirt order Colin West 2016-03-11 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 06, 2016
Now that it's starting to cool down many will be getting the wanderlust. If you're going to be away for some time could you advise secretary Dave Gillies of some guide to you absence dates. Short term absences can be advised to Dave or to Greg Patterson.
leave Colin West 2016-03-05 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 06, 2016
2015/16 COMMITTEE LISTING (Current at 21/4/16)
For a list of Committees go to '
Committees Colin West 2016-03-05 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 06, 2016
Members please make welcome our special visitors
Returning Exchange Students Indiah van Doorn, Paige Davison, and Ava Barker who will tell us about their year away.
Also their parents Kelly and Archer van Doorn, Lynne and Michael Barker, and Mile and Kathy Davison.
We hope they enjoy their evening with us.
tonight Colin West 2016-03-05 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 28, 2016
This year saw us picking a good crop of grapes over five weeks. A better crop we haven't seen for some time. Thanks to all who put in some time to assist.
grape picking Colin West 2016-02-27 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 28, 2016
PRESIDENT 2016/17.
We are still seeking a President for the ensuing club year. Normally the criteria includes extensive experience as a member and at least two years on Club Board. Over the last two decades we have had two Presidents without Board experience, and two with a minimum of three and five years Club experience.
If you are considering the 'top job' have a chat with Pres John or any Past President.
p.s. There are members available for all other Board positions.
President Colin West 2016-02-27 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 20, 2016
An enjoyable meal was had last tuesday night at Community House. It was eye opening to see what they have done with limited space and resources; and to hear of the dedication of their volunteers. People like John Dinham and Helen McCarthy who have been involved for 20 years, and hands-on organisers like Linda Davies and Bob Sampson.
Community House Colin West 2016-02-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 20, 2016
In 'read more' you will find details of a clean up project in Lincoln National Park on 6/3/16. 
Clean Up Aust Colin West 2016-02-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 20, 2016
Dear Rotarians,
At very short notice, the Port Lincoln Radio Controlled Sporting Car Club (PLRCSCC) has undertaken to organise the first Round of the state championships Neo+ Challenge on the weekend of 27 and 28 February 2016.
Their current President Ross Kerr has expressly asked if Rotary are able to help them, as we have over the past few years, and with this short notice. I have subsequently undertaken to organise this for them, with your help!
We have all the necessary hardware available (tents and BBQ trailer)  to cover the exercise and Bendigo Bank have kindly offered to assist with the tents ( nil cost to PLRCSCC) and a BB advertising banner.
Please find details of the event and the expectations of Rotary volunteers in the email already sent to you.
It would be very much appreciated if you could let me know by reply..... 
Email: or
Mobile: 0427 618 997
or at the next dinner meeting when the roster will be circulated. 
Race cars Colin West 2016-02-19 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Feb 13, 2016
Readers may remember that before Christmas we told you that Tobias Threadgold had secured a hotly contested place at the Summer Science Forum held in Canberra for some 400 keen students from all over Australia.  Rotary is a major sponsor of this event but students pay for half their own way.
When Tobias left he thought that he would persue Veterinary Science as a career, now that he has had a closer look at what the Forum had to offer he is more convinced than ever and will study longer before he starts practising as a Vet.
The students were split into interest groups and undertook field trips to farms and other places that use science as part of their operational procedures .Tobias is passionate about nature and the environment, so his exposure to plant and animal biology really got his attention.
The students lived and studied in groups for two weeks and consequently have made friendships that will last through their working and social lives. Tobias has had 10 months exchange in Japan previously and equates his Summer Science Forum as the equivalent or better than his time in Japan.
They were able to use Skype to contact scientists on the Investigator a ship studying volcanic vents well south of Australia and contacted scientists operating the Great Hadron Collider. He was able to relate many of his experiences to Rotary members who had sponsored his trip to Canberra and claimed that this is the most eye opening and best experience he has ever had.
The Summer Science Forum runs each year and students are selected to attend on their ability, Rotarians will be able to assist anyone interested in trying to obtain a place.
Tobias Ron Carey 2016-02-12 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Feb 08, 2016
The Tunarama festival made it possible for Rotary to raise $7100 to go toward its ongoing programs, some of which are the Pinery fire recovery effort and the Youth drop in centre behind the Flinders Theatre. This would not have been possible without the  magnificent support of Tony’s Tuna, Cleanseas, Australia Bight Seafoods  and Odyssey Oysters and many hours of Rotarians time.
It is a big job preparing, setting up selling and then cleaning up, the public obviously appreciate the alternative to carnival food or our stall would not be so well supported, a number of visitors come regularly for the only chance they have to have a Tuna or Kingfish meal, they are only available at such reasonable prices because of the generosity of our sponsors who do it year after year.
Tunarama Dave Gillies 2016-02-07 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Feb 07, 2016

The Tunarama festival made it possible for Rotary to raise $7100 to go toward its ongoing programs, some of which are the Pinery fire recovery effort and the Youth drop in centre behind the Flinders Theatre. This would not have been possible without the  magnificent support of Tony’s Tuna, Cleanseas, Australia Bight Seafoods  and Odyssey Oysters and many hours of Rotarians time.
It is a big job preparing, setting up selling and then cleaning up, the public obviously appreciate the alternative to carnival food or our stall would not be so well supported, a number of visitors come regularly for the only chance they have to have a Tuna or Kingfish meal, they are only available at such reasonable prices because of the generosity of our sponsors who do it year after year.
Now the visitors have gone and the dust has settled it is back to normal and time to get on with what we do for the rest of the year, anyone interested in becoming involved can contact any Rotarian. Our current major project is grape picking at Boston Bay Wines for the next few weeks.  

Pictured are Rotarians from left Dave Gillies, Bill Stenson  and John Hancox       
Tunarama result Ron Carey 2016-02-06 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 07, 2016
  The enclosed list is from Jo Clark at WCYS looking for furnishings for their accommodation  units for homeless youth.                                                         Any member that can help with goods please contact me 0427088748
  Regards   Mike Munro.
We are looking for
4 Double Beds plus mattress
2 Single Beds plus mattress
Bedroom furniture- 6 Cupboard and 6 bedside tables/drawers
2 lounge Suites
2 Coffee Table
6 bar stools
Kitchen items- pots/pans/plates/knives/cutlery/cooking utensils x 2 Households
2 TV’s
2 Fridges
Manchester for all beds
Towels for 12 people
BBQ and outdoor setting x 1
2 x Vaccum
2 x Cleaning Kits- mops/buckets etc etc
wish list Colin West 2016-02-06 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 07, 2016
HEY YOU.........LISTEN !!!
I'm told that if you listen when speakers are telling us something then one is less likely to look like a turkey when you voice a criticism based not on what you didn't hear but on what you assumed.
hey Colin West 2016-02-06 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Jan 29, 2016
Recently Rotary was visited by Robyn Rowsell from EFM Gym, who conducted a weight loss/gain competition over Xmas and decided that the money raised should go to the Pinery fire donations by way of Rotary. The competition involved members weighing in before and after Christmas, each having put up $10 that was either forfeited or kept depending on the results of the weigh in after Christmas, It seems that one of the crafty Rotarians secreted a 2kg weight in his pocket on the weigh in before Christmas but not after so it would appear that he had actually lost weight over the festive season. He obviously owned up in time to have his money included in the $225 that  Ms Rowsell handed to President John Myers for inclusion with Rotary money.
Yesterday President John made a donation of $1225 to the Pinery fire recovery and the club is well on the way to planning a hands on visit as the needs become clearer.
President John also donated $500 to the Runaway Brides to go towards the Childrens Variety Charity at the same time, these donations were made by Electronic Transfer which eliminates the possibility of a photograph which usually happens at the handover of a cheque or cash.
Either way the good work still goes on, we are all fortunate that so many of our citizens are willing and able to volunteer and all of the people who support the volunteers by purchasing their goods and services
weighty Ron Carey 2016-01-28 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 29, 2016
"While other teenagers are relaxing at the beach or working summer jobs, 400 senior high school students from across Australia were exploring opportunities for tertiary study and a future career in science at the annual National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra. "
Tobias Thredgold from Port Lincoln was one of them.
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Port Lincoln.  
He'll tell us his story on Tuesday 9 Feb.
summer slog Colin West 2016-01-28 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Jan 29, 2016
On Tuesday 19th January local sculptor Ken Martin was guest speaker at the Rotary Dinner meeting. He outlined his life’s journey from Tailem Bend where he was a shearer to joining the group that came to Port Lincoln and formed Constantia a company that manufactured quality furniture, at least one piece of which finished up in Parliament House Canberra.
Ken turned his hand to carving some of the pieces created at Constantia and when that company ceased operation in 1986 Ken with the support of his wife decided to try his hand at wood sculpting for a living. After some 30 years of sculpting wood and then bronze he has completed some 50 major wood carvings and approx 60 significant bronzes, one of the later ones being Makybe Diva as seen on our foreshore.
Ken has done many smaller works on all manner of subjects and is exhibited in 7 Major Academies, all of his work is very labour intensive, and he has had to learn how different timbers colour with age so that the finished article will be the right colour. Some pieces have more than 100 different pieces of wood inlaid so that the finished article has the correct appearance.
He has travelled the world studying techniques, styles and materials, Ken has completed some significant commissions since Makybe Diva, a current problem is obtaining wood pieces big enough and good enough for his purposes. Our members enjoyed Ken’s story and intricate explanations of his methods. He quipped that to sculpt a horse is easy all you do is take a piece of wood big enough and knock off all the bits that don’t look like a horse.
shearer Ron Carey 2016-01-28 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 28, 2016
Grapes Colin West 2016-01-27 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jan 28, 2016
Hands up Colin West 2016-01-27 13:30:00Z 0
christmas greetings Colin West 2015-12-13 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Dec 14, 2015
On Tuesday 8th December Grace Franco was formally farewelled before her departure for Saint Pol sur Ternoise a town of some 5,500 people 240 kilometres north of Paris, for a twelve month study exchange.
Grace who is already an accomplished world traveller has undergone a twelve month preparation for this trip. Having undergone a rigorous selection process Grace was chosen for a number of reasons not the least being capable of representing herself, her family, Rotary and Australia.
Grace admitted to being a tad nervous as she will turn sixteen the day after she arrives in France, so she will obviously be giving up an important year of her life to further her education, after all this is what it is about. Her desire is to return and study to be a teacher, possibly of French and possibly in a regional school.
Grace’s grandfather Branco has been a Rotarian for more than forty years and between them the Franco’s senior and junior have hosted six exchange students over the years. Grace attends St Josephs School and has been Dux this year and last year as well as her academic achievements she is an active sportsperson.
When she returns she will return to years eleven and twelve at St Jo’s then onto University.
Rotarian past President Adrian Glover is Grace’s councillor and in his introduction pointed out that grace has been diligent in her preparation for her exchange. Club members wish her well and look forward to hearing about her adventures when she returns in twelve months.
grace Ron Carey 2015-12-13 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Dec 06, 2015
We have arrived in Adelaide after a wonderful 24 hour sail (read motor). The sea was completely flat as a millpond with the stars and moon reflected in the water. It was like being suspended in space. I have never seen the like. 39 forecast for today which will wilt the Princess. So we may find a pub and hide.
Brian and Marie.
sailing away Colin West 2015-12-05 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Nov 28, 2015
$40 per person. Please pay Graham Henderson at this week's meeting to save money having to be collected on the day. Otherwise contact him or miss out!! This way everybody can enjoy themselves!!
Xmas Colin West 2015-11-27 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Nov 22, 2015
President John congratulating Jackson Davey.
high school Colin West 2015-11-21 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Nov 22, 2015
On Tuesday 17th November Sandra Lukin and Deb White were the guest speakers at the Rotary dinner meeting; they will be a hard act for anyone to follow.
Sandra has competed in ten variety bashes and Deb four, the primary aim  of the organisation is to raise money that is ultimately distributed to children  and their families that are either disabled, isolated or somehow are missing out on what everyone else accepts as normal.
The organisation has raised in excess of $2 million for the past two years and that is a result of the ongoing efforts of the volunteers who work all year raising money and then the years culminates in an outback bash, and how.
It is obvious that participants have some fun but on the other hand they do an immense amount of good and bring a lot of relief to children and families that may otherwise miss out.
Sandra has raised over $250,000 over the years and at the time of writing is looking for two more interested women to participate in 2016. Each car is themed and her car is filled with Run Away Brides who seem to keep coming back, they are currently running a raffle for a camper trailer if you see it out and about please support this eminently worthwhile cause.
variety bash Ron Carey 2015-11-21 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Carey on Nov 22, 2015
Max Anderson was the winner of the Rotary Melbourne Cup sweep, the prize was one thousand dollars. Max was delighted as it is his wife’s birthday soon and his property suffered a bit of flood damage in the recent downpour. For a number of years Rotary has conducted a sweep based on the result of the Melbourne Cup. It is one of the many ways that the club raises money to continue the benevolent and other works that we undertake. The support of the local community in this regard is appreciated and makes the operation of Rotary Club easier when people contribute so readily. Some $3,000 was raised from the sweep and the Club will probably run it again next year. On some occasions the prize has gone out of town but this year it landed here.
Photo  Rotary Pres John Myers right congratulating Max Anderson
melbourne cup Ron Carey 2015-11-21 13:30:00Z 0
 IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN                                                                                                                                                                            I thought it may be good idea if we put in the bulletin this coming week that we are urgently in need of a President Elect. It's a very fulfilling and enjoyable year. You gotta believe it !!
Could be easier than that if some-one steps up to the plate. 
Think. Colin West 2015-11-07 13:30:00Z 0
Partners Lunch. Colin West 2015-11-07 13:30:00Z 0
Before Committees Colin West 2015-11-07 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 29, 2015
Author Ron Carey
On 27th October Rotary President John Myer presented local student Tobias Threadgold with a cheque for $1500.00 being approx half the cost of Tobias attending the national Youth Science Forum summer school.
The summer school is an intensive 10 day course run in Canberra for advanced students, to gain admission students undergo a rigorous entry application, many students nominate but only a few are accepted, it is some years since a student from Port Lincoln has been accepted.
The course is designed to allow participants to engage with leading scientists and companies to give them some idea of where their career paths may take them. The course initiated with rotary participation has been running for many years, it is always interesting hearing from the students when they return; they are exposed to many facets of science that they don’t experience at school.
Tobias is a student at the Port Lincoln High School and has just returned from a ten month student exchange in Japan where he was mainly concerned with the Japanese language but was able to participate in science classes, as a result of the exchange he is now doing some year eleven classes and some year twelve and will continue at school next year to make up for the missing ten months.
Rotarians look forward to hearing from Tobias when he returns from the summer science school and wish him well in his future endeavours.
Tobias is pictured with Rotarian Noel Jenkins left and President John Myer right
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM Dave Gillies 2015-10-28 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 16, 2015
I’m in the process of organising a fishing weekend at
Coffin Bay for members and any other potential
members  to do a bit of bonding particularly with
new members.  
 Suggestion is to go down Friday  night & have a
combined Barbecue or go to Hotel for a meal.  
Stay at shacks of members if possible (bring your
own sleeping bag & pillow)  
Fish Saturday in members boats followed by
Oysters & Whiting evening meal.
Sunday barbecue lunch with families in Coffin Bay. 
Need numbers of those interested or any suggested
Can you please put in Bulletin this week so I can get
an idea of numbers when I am back on Tuesday
27th Oct. 
David Forbes  Membership & Special Events
Coffin Bay Colin West 2015-10-15 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 16, 2015
Neighborhood Watch Colin West 2015-10-15 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 11, 2015
Cleanseas Hatchery trip:
Our 20th October meeting we will be to Arno Bay to tour the hatchery facilities, thanks to Geoff Rayson. We will have a BBQ meal on site.
The bus will leave Pt Lincoln at 5.00pm and return about 10.30pm. The cost will be $25 a head. It will be a partners night.
Park your cars in the Woolworths car park. The bus will leave from behind the post office in Washington Street and will return to Woolworths car park.
17/10/15      ROOM TO BRING A FRIEND.
Arno Bay Colin West 2015-10-10 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 11, 2015
On Tuesday 6th Oct. The promoters of the EP Mentally Fit program Kirsty Treager, Sue Berry and Angela Cordon gave a progress report to the Port Lincoln Rotary club. The program was born some two years earlier when Rotary was approached to see how and if they could assist in the delivery of a pilot program on EP targeting those with depression and or some mental health problem that seemed to be being missed by other agencies.
Money was the driver that was needed to be added to the enthusiasm that Kirsty and Sue and other locals already had in abundance, it was decided that a fundraiser was the answer. That, coordinated by Angela Cordon from Country Health S A turned out to be a real success; some readers will remember the Life’s a Circus Gala Cabaret held at the Port Lincoln Racing Club last year that raised $24,000 that was matched by $24,000 from the Department of Education and Child Development
Armed with this money and the backing of the West Coast Youth and Community Support Service they set out to deliver the Choice Theory to Cummins, Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln. The Choice Theory has been developed by Dr William Glasser and in a nut shell it is aimed at teaching people who may be confused about life that THEY have choices and do not have to settle for second best.
The Mentally Fit E.P. program has been so successful here that some elements of it have been shared with other parts of Australia and indeed back to the Glasser organisation in America.
But all good things face hurdles and the main one of course is money, West Coast Youth and Community group are willing to continue support and with Rotary’s donation there is still a shortfall that it is hoped that other sections of the community will pick up.
The program started out dealing with adults but is being refined to present to Year eleven school groups as far away as Ceduna having already had success on Lower Eyre Peninsula.
It is a three by two hour set of lessons that teaches the need to speak more openly about depression and mental wellbeing issues and the fact that everyone is able to exercise choices.
It would be a real pity if this program folded from lack of funding; it has already produced excellent results.O
Names for photo left to right
Sue Berry Family and Youth Counsellor, Kirsty Treager West Coast Youth and Community Support Service , John Myers Rotary President, Angela Cordon Country Health S A
Mental Health Week Meeting Colin West 2015-10-10 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 11, 2015
Thanks to all those who assisted with a successful day on the foreshore last Friday. I'm told that something like 600 snags went over the counter.
Below is a photo of prospective member Denise Foulds being given some of the finer points of sausage sizzles by Pres John Myers and Mike Munro.
Mental Health Week BBQ Colin West 2015-10-10 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 05, 2015
I have notes on my desk re Nov.
Nov 13th Police golf Day.
Please be ready to lend a hand when asked.
BBQS Colin West 2015-10-04 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 05, 2015
The Board of the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln has approved the proposed membership of Denise Foulds.
Any objection to this person being admitted to membership must be lodged in writing or e-mail to the Secretary, Dave Gillies  PO Box 1551 Port Lincoln 5606 or within seven days. 
new member Colin West 2015-10-04 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 05, 2015
Reg Kemp Colin West 2015-10-04 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 05, 2015
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.
Polio Colin West 2015-10-04 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 05, 2015

Next Meeting the 6th October, we have changed the programme to accommodate a special mental health week presentation from Kirsty Arnold, Sue Berry and Jo Clarke. They have some exciting news to share with us and will highlight the week’s events.

This presentation will be of interest to many of our partners so they are encouraged to register their attendance.

  It is also committee meeting nights.

meeting 6th Oct Colin West 2015-10-04 13:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 18, 2015
As you are aware many communities throughout Queensland have been suffering from  ongoing drought compounding over the last three to four years. Families are now really struggling to meet the financial expenses of raising and educating  their  children.  This crisis is extending beyond the farm gate into the kitchen and school rooms. 
Longreach School of Distance Education has 190 students from E-Kindy to Year 10 living in a  large catchment area of Central Western Queensland.  As the school community struggles with day to day worsening pressure of dealing with drought, the LSODE P&C came up with a fundraiser called “Beds for Bush Kids” to support our students to attend mini-schools and school events
during these very challenging seasons. 
Thank you for you help of the $1000 donation towards our ‘ Beds for Bush Kids’.!
Rotary helps Longreach in time of drought Dave Gillies 2015-09-17 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 15, 2015
Welcome to our 3rd edition of our Life's a Circus newsletter (can you believe that a whole 5 months has zoomed on by since I last had a chance to provide an update on our project?)
You might like to grab a coffee, settle in, and enjoy the update on our Mentally Fit EP Project because it sure is blowing our minds and becoming bigger and better then we possibly could have ever imagined.
We look forward to receiving your feedback and to continue making a positive difference to the mental health of our local communities.
Please find attached the latest newsletter, and the Take Charge of Your Life statistics that Sue Berry created as a handout at the Walk the Talk Conference in Port Lincoln.
Feel free to shoot any questions/ideas/feedback to myself,
Please also feel free to forward this email onto your contact lists - we hope to share our newsletter and pride in our project far and wide!
I will do my best to reply as soon as possible (although I only work 2.5 days so please be patient if you don't receive a reply straight away!)
Kind regards,
Kirsty Traeger (Community Development Officer from WCYCS) and Sue Berry (Family Counsellor and Take Charge of Your Life course facilitator!)
Rotary support for Mental Health program Dave Gillies 2015-09-14 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Sep 02, 2015
See in 'read more' minutes of September meeting.
Board Colin West 2015-09-01 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin west on Aug 23, 2015
A social BBQ will be held on Sunday 20th Sept to informally meet our exchange student.
More details on venue etc to advised later.
Welcome BBQ Colin west 2015-08-22 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Aug 23, 2015
Propose to spray  pathways & other areas as required  & also  pull / hoe  small prickly acacia & polygalla .
 If you have a good weed sprayer you can bring it as well as leather gloves / hoe / grubber / wheel barrow  & your ute if you have one to take the acacia / polygalla to the refuse area
 We will stop for smoko ( politically incorrect ) so bring drink / thermos
 Jim & I inspected the Park on Monday & he was very pleased with the overall condition, so if you can give up a few hours of your valuable time we will get the job done
 With the forecast rains it should make our job easier
 Will remind you all at the meeting & if it is no good for spraying we can still have a productive morning
 Ian Phillips
Park Colin West 2015-08-22 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Aug 10, 2015
New Boat for aquculture program at the school.
The Port Lincoln Rotary club in partnership with the Port Lincoln High School, each contributing $5000 each were able to gain a grant from the Port Lincoln Bendigo Bank to purchase a boat for the the high schools aquculture program.  The school plans to expand its aquculture course to include boat handling and safety so that students are better prepared for work in the aquculture industry. The Port Lincoln High School will work with the other high schools in the area to ensure all benefit from the new boat.
The boat was handed over to the school at the school assembly held on the 2nd of July.  The picture below was taken before the assemble and from left to right is Chris McGown (PLHS), Pat Callaghan, Phil Channon, Rotary President  Adrian Glover and Mike Munro.
New Boat for aquculture program at the school Dave Gillies 2015-08-09 14:30:00Z 0
Barra Colin West 2015-08-08 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 24, 2015
Thanks to Dave Gillies we have an updated list in 'read more'.
Once opened it can be highlited and printed. fits on one page.
Alpha List Colin West 2015-07-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 23, 2015
Amalie arrived at the Airport Thursday Evening from Denmark. We look forward to meeting her soon.
More info on Amalie in 'read more'.
New Exchange Student Colin West 2015-07-22 14:30:00Z 0
Annual Report Colin West 2015-07-22 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 23, 2015
Worried about your name being forgotten long after you're gone?
Rotarian Ron can set your name in concrete in 2017, which may last forever!
2050 Colin West 2015-07-22 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 23, 2015
Y.E. Gus Colin West 2015-07-22 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 12, 2015
Gus is departing from the Airport on Friday 17th July at 2.30pm.
Interested people will be gathering from 1.00pm.
Hope you can join in.
For  those who haven't seen it there is an interesting article from SJS about Gus in 'read more'
Gus. Colin West 2015-07-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by John Myers on Jul 12, 2015
Firstly I must thank all those who assisted in any way to the preparations and the smooth running of the Change-over Dinner. I’m sure everybody enjoyed themselves.
My congratulations to Mike Munro on the presentation of his well deserved Paul Harris Fellow.
On Tuesday night I will put forward to the Club my ideas on the way ahead for this year. I would like committees to meet next week to make their plans for the year.
I would welcome ideas, even radical, on how to revamp our Golf Day, and on how to utilize our bequeath.
Enjoy Rotary
‘Be a gift to the world’
Pres. Message John Myers 2015-07-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jun 18, 2015
Exchange student final talk to Rotary
After almost a year in Port Lincoln, Rotary exchange student Augustin (Gus) Mathieu gave his final report to the Port Lincoln Rotary club as he will return home to Belgium next month.
During his year in Port Lincoln, Gus has been hosted by four different families (around 3 months each family).  Rotary would like to very much thank the host families as the youth exchange program couldn't operate with out them.  The youth exchange program not only provides a rewarding experience for the student but the host families also enjoy the experience.
Exchange student final talk to Rotary Dave Gillies 2015-06-17 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 13, 2015
From July to September meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. When the time comes, if in doubt, look on the website. How easy!!
Meeting dates Colin West 2015-06-12 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 13, 2015
As you are all aware the next years subs were set at last week's Assembly.
Subs are $160 and may be paid direct to the club bank account.
If you wish to pay by direct transfer the account details are as follows:-
Account.       Rotary General Account
BSB.             633 000
Account.        1443 82454
Bank.             Bendigo Bank
Please show your name as the reference so I know who is paying. You may also confirm payment by email to me.
If you require an official invoice let me know.
Subs Colin West 2015-06-12 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jun 12, 2015
New Members join Port Lincoln Rotary
Four new member have joined Rotary this year taking total active membership to 54.
 Pictured below is  President Adrian Glover with new members Brian Lowe, Janet Grocke, Cathy Baily and James Calderwood.
New Members join Port Lincoln Rotary Dave Gillies 2015-06-11 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 08, 2015
The following is a message from a visitor.
Hello Wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed. Exploring your past presidents plaques in puck ridge park. Recently. I was visiting my daughter and family who,live,in port Lincoln from our home in the Adelaide hills. Had so much fun with 4 yr old jack and 2 year old Adam finding all the plaques up to current day...but couldn't locate ,the latest for 2014.. The children loved looking for,the next one along the winding pathways Lovely park and what a remarkable Piece of history to preserve Wanted to say how much we enjoyed it all. Do keep remembering your past presidents in this way. We will visit again. Best wishes Liz This message has been sent to you by a visitor to your website
Puckridge Park Colin West 2015-06-07 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jun 08, 2015
Investigating the application of protection motivation theory to the behaviour of animal owners and emergency responders in bushfire natural hazards.
More info on this project in 'read more'
Research Colin West 2015-06-07 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 29, 2015
The following motion will be put on behalf of the board to the club for consideration at the club meeting of 9th June.
“The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln change its meetings to the Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month commencing after the Changeover on July 4th 2015 for a trial period ending September 30th 2015.”
Notice Colin West 2015-05-28 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 28, 2015
Ron Carey has been doing a great job of publicising Rotary.
He needs a little help......but not much.
Just let him have a photo and some information, and he'll make it happen.
Well done Ron.
Publicity Colin West 2015-05-27 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on May 24, 2015
  9June to 23 June Glenn Karutz and Greg Jones
Bunnings Roster Update Dave Gillies 2015-05-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 24, 2015
Well a late finish; but what do you expect from an action packed meeting. After all the normals, an induction of a new member. Congratulations and welcome Jim Calderwood. Then a presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow to a bewildered Noel Jenkins. Congratulations Noel, and thanks for your efforts over the past 20 years. All this followed up by an interesting talk and presentation by 'local boy' Steve Hankins on his year in Antartica.
Great Meeting Colin West 2015-05-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 24, 2015
RYLA 2015
     RYLA is coming and needs participants
Applications for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards are now open! Potential awardees can be found in your community at sports clubs, youth council, workplaces and are award winners - this is a great way of connecting a young leader to your Club and Rotary.
RYLA will be held 11-17 July 2015 at Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair. More information is here:  Your Club can register their commitment to sponsor ($650) here:
RYLA Colin West 2015-05-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 24, 2015
You are invited to the induction of DG Doug Layng on 28th June.
Invitation details in 'read more'.
DG Colin West 2015-05-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 24, 2015
I don't know where they all came from, but what a night with a full house, some new talent musicians, wine and cheese, and a good range of people to meet.
Something different for most of us. Well done Brian Turvey, David Forbes and Bob Sorensen.
What's the next 'different' event that somebody will think up? Get to work Rotarians !!
Cushdy Lounge Colin West 2015-05-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on May 24, 2015
Rotary rewards volunteers
Thanks to the generosity of Andrew Malouf from Westside Talent, Rotary was able to treat 10 volunteers from Community house to a night at the Nautilus Theatre to see the Seekers story.  Community house chose volunteers that have committed time in the Men’s Group, Free Community Meal, Op Shop, Fundraising events and Tai Chi. Without the efforts from these volunteers many of these programs wouldn’t be able to be offered to the broader community. The show on Tuesday night was thoroughly enjoyed by all 10 volunteers with many so grateful as normally they would not be able to afford to attend such a performance. This donation of tickets offered to volunteers has be aligned with the upcoming National Volunteers Week which will be celebrated by many.
From left to right
Linda Bick, Rowena Derrick, Ivan Derrick, Helen McCarthy, Raelene Kenney, Rose Glayde,
Olwin Newton, Heather Brock
Rotary rewards volunteers Dave Gillies 2015-05-23 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 13, 2015
Allan had a fall on Monday afternoon which resulted in a badly broken leg.
He is currently in intensive care at RAH.
Hope you are soon on the mend; and hobbling after the nurses!! ( on your way to the shower )
Allan Burrows Colin West 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 13, 2015
Can you tell me where this photo was taken.
Donated by Rotary the scales are in use and in as new condition; installed in 1994.
where Colin West 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 13, 2015
Not often do you see Lions and Rotary working together, but it happened for the Anzac Day Breakfast.
It was good to have some fellowship and friendly rivalry.
2 teams Colin West 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 13, 2015
Over 100 people attended this years awards to see 15 awardees from a range of local businesses presented with certificates and congratulated by Glenn Cooper (of Coopers Brewery fame).
Glenn spoke of his life in commerce; and highlighted the benefit to both employer and employee of the strive for excellence in the workplace.
Our Club has been involved in these awards for some 30 years and we find the effort each time is still very worthwhile and well received.
Thanks goes to Chris Cottrell and his team for a job well done.
POW Colin West 2015-05-12 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 04, 2015
Cushdy Colin West 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 04, 2015
Pride of Workmanship Colin West 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on May 04, 2015
Anzac Day Colin West 2015-05-03 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 26, 2015
Special thanks from Branco and Rosa Franco
Dear Rotarians,
We are so grateful for the magnificent work some fellas did in our garden on Monday 20 April.
We just can’t do that kind of heavy work anymore!
 It was getting harder to face, and we didn’t know where to start.
What a huge clean- up and trimming job you have done. Now we can see the wood for the trees!!
We would especially like to thank David Johnston, Ian Philips, Jim Kay, John Myers, Noel Jenkins, John Foster,
All hard workers on the day.
Thank you so much.
Branco and Rosa
 ( a photo of Branco at Conference prep appears in 'read more')
Branco Franco Colin West 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 26, 2015
The Yacht Club passes on their appreciation for our help at the event in Feb.
Full letter can be read in READ MORE.
Megga's BBQ Colin West 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 26, 2015
Former Port Lincoln tennis player Darren Polkinghorne was awarded the Rotary Sportsperson of the Year award last week.
Darren was unable to attend the presentation as he was at a tournament in Indonesia so his parents Paul and Julie Polkinghorne accepted the award on his behalf.
Darren’s recent achievements include back to back Burr Medals for the best and fairest tennis player living in South Australia as well as several quality tournament performances throughout the last few years.
sportsperson of the year award Colin West 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 26, 2015
'Keith’s message is a sincere thank you to Rotary for the Youth Program – RYLA – that changed his life as a young man.  Keith’s message is a huge endorsement for Rotary, our program’s and reasons people should investigate Rotary and join Rotary.' ( John Campbell )
'A couple of weekends ago I spoke to 350 Rotarians from District 9500—which is all of South Australia and part of the Northern Territory—where to my surprise I was awarded another Paul Harris Fellow for the work I do for RYLA. I need to say it is quite unique to receive one award if you are not a Rotarian, which I am not, but to receive two is beyond belief.' ( Keith Abraham ) 
More information on Keith in 'READ MORE' in Bulletins
Keith Abraham Colin West 2015-04-25 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 26, 2015
Former Port Lincoln tennis player Darren Polkinghorne was awarded the Rotary Sportsperson of the Year award last week.
Darren was unable to attend the presentation as he was at a tournament in Indonesia so his parents Paul and Julie Polkinghorne accepted the award on his behalf.
Darren’s recent achievements include back to back Burr Medals for the best and fairest tennis player living in South Australia as well as several quality tournament performances throughout the last few years.
sportsperson of the year award 2015 Colin West 2015-04-25 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 26, 2015
It was great to hear Ravi's story about himself  and his home country Sri Lanka. I hope when our members are overseas they display as much pride in their home country as Ravi does. Was this his new member talk? Can't wait to see Ravi in our club!
Ravi and Sharni with Pres. Adrian
guest speaker 21/4/15 Colin West 2015-04-25 14:30:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 19, 2015
Having been asked to assist the RSL by being one of the organisations cooking breakfast for after the Dawn Service we met with the other organisations and decided to work together. Last year the Boston Hotel Social Club cooked 300 breakfasts at the RSL Hall. Being the centenary year it's guesstimated that we may have to prepare 800 breakfasts. We have the use of the canteen at the Centenary Oval for serving, and we will cook at the back of the canteen. Boston Hotel have 2 large BBQs; plus the Lions and Rotary trailers. We will be set up Friday afternoon to enable us to turn up at the 'last minute' Saturday morn. Boston people will be there early, but if we could get there from 6.30 onwards that would be great. Please register your assistance by clicking here. You will find space to comment if you are going to the Dawn Service first. The cost of the breakfast is $5 going to the local RSL. Your help would be appreciated.
Anzac Day Breakfast Colin West 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin west on Apr 12, 2015
From this week the duty of the above rostered person is to first check that the Attendance officers are available. At the same time the printed bulletin sheets can be collected from the attendance table. The important role of the Fellowship officer is to 'meet and greet' members and GUESTS and offer them a bulletin. Please make people welcome.
Should an attendance person not be available the fellowship person can operate from the attendance table assisting with attendance and fellowship.
fellowship Colin west 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 02, 2015
 I have made a booking at the Tanunda Caravan Park for 17th - 20th March 2016. Superior one bedroom units are $124 a night.  8 metre powered sites are $39 a night. They require a deposit of one night's tariff to reserve the accommodation and or sites. I am prepared to try and manage this. We are leaving next week for 6 weeks but feel I can manage via e-mail. I have only booked 6 of each so it will be the first in best dressed. There are other types of accommodation available look on internet. Anyone wanting to jump in quick my bank details are 633106  134242858
Ron Carey
Conference 2016 Colin West 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 25, 2015
Greg Jones wishes to thank all members for their support of rosters for the Confererence. Any members who are available, and haven't indicated, help would be appreciated Thursday 9.00 am at Leisure Centre Stadium; and Sunday 9.00am at Stadium or Puckridge Park. After the BBQ (approx 4.00 pm) many hands will make light work of the clean up.
Conference Volunteers Colin West 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 25, 2015
Conference Attendees Colin West 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ride Around Australia Against Malaria Dave Gillies 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Mar 11, 2015
Rotary Pride Of Workmanship Awards.
This is an invitation from the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln for you to participate in the 25th Annual “PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP” Award Scheme.
The Rotary “Pride of Workmanship” Award Scheme embraces all aspects of work performance emphasizing its theme “Do It Once, Do It Well – Build a Better Australia”.
As part of the Rotary sponsored Australia wide campaign to encourage ‘Pride Of Workmanship’ within our community, we would like to, through the employer, give recognition to employees who, in your opinion are deserving.
Selected nominees will receive their Awards at a Special Presentation evening to be held at the Ravendale Community Sports Centre on 7th of May 2015 at 6.30pm.
We have no doubt that this scheme will appeal to you and we would be pleased if you take the time to click here to download a PDF an application form or here for word.doc and email or post (details on the form) the completed form no later than 9th of April 2015 which is the  closing date for nominations. 
Please help us to encourage “Pride of Workmanship” in our community and workers. Last year was a very successful event with numerous Awardees being recognized by their employer; let’s make this year just as successful.
Pride Of Workmanship Dave Gillies 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 09, 2015
A fun day has been organised as per info sheet attached for active members of the community to have fun at Glen Forest with Rotarian families. If you know people who may be interested in Rotary at some stage, why not invite them along. Also the invitation has been made that you may invite friends along to have a good time. 
We ask that you notify Brian or David of numbers by Thursday night; and ask if our Ladies could please make a salad to bring along to go with BBQ provided by the Club for all.
Rotary Fun Day Colin West 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Mar 05, 2015
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
RYLA is an annual 7 day residential for 18 - 25 year olds sponsored by the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln within Rotary International District 9500 (SA/NT). RYLA is a life changing experience, it has the capacity to instill, motivate and develop future leaders in one of the most intensive leadership experiences available in South Australia. 
RYLA empowers young individuals through diverse range of qualified professional speakers and activities, touching on topics such as: - leadership and personality styles - working in teams - self belief - conflict management - goal setting - public speaking Our speakers leave awardees feeling motivated and inspired. RYLA's youth team leaders also complement the experience through their informal activities (fun) and support. RYLA allows awardees to network and form friendships with a diverse range of like-minded youth, including those from an international background. 
Saturday 11th - Friday 17th July 2015
Rotary Youth Leadership Award Dave Gillies 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin west on Mar 01, 2015
  We have been advised by the Adelaide Light Club that the total number attending will be 320 people --- this may change due to late enrolments , listed below, in 'read more', are Rotarians in charge of various sites ---
Rotary Conference Colin west 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 01, 2015
Perfect day, perfect preparations, perfect meal. No complaints (that I heard) but plenty of compliments. Excellent publicity for Rotary. Great effort (270 meals) from Noel Jenkins, Noel Welfare, Mike Munro, Ron Carey, Glenn Karutz, Juri Berzins, Chris Cottrell,Alan Burrows, Alan Smith, Brian Turvey, Bob Sorensen, Gus Mathieu, and Colin West.
The day raised $..... for Rotary.
Megga Colin West 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Feb 23, 2015
Rotary turns 110
February 23, 2015 marks Rotary’s 110th anniversary, and serves as an opportunity to share the organization’s great work in your local community and around the globe. For more than a century, Rotary members have worked to provide clean water, improve maternal health, award scholarships, advance education and improve lives.
This year, also marks the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Since the fight to end polio began, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free.
Rotary came to Australia in 1921 with the chartering of the Rotary club of Melbourne.  Three years later they chartered the Rotary club of Adelaide in February 1924.  The Rotary club of Adelaide chartered the Port Lincoln Rotary club in October 1949.
Rotary turns 110 Dave Gillies 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 19, 2015
Two separate events on this day; at TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS
Working bee from 9.00 TILL 11.00 to tidy up around main public areas, lookout, pathway of Presidents walk, and new pathways.
Tools; shovels, leaf rake, rake, blower vac, secateurs, gloves etc.
Social outing BBQ from 1.00 at GLEN FOREST. Read other notice regarding GLEN FOREST.
Puckridge Park Event Colin West 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 19, 2015
Well wasn't our last guest speaker, Kirsty Traeger, something else. Bright, outgoing, forceful, and no holds barred. I believe she had our attention from start to finish with her talk on mental health wellbeing.
' A young lady on a mission'
Another guest speaker. Colin West 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 19, 2015
More details on this event in read more.
Lincoln Orienteers Colin West 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 19, 2015

Fri 15th to Sun 17th May 2015


Spear Creek Caravan Park

At The Base of the Flinders Ranges

More details on prices in read more.
Group 8 Muster Colin West 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Feb 15, 2015
Port Lincoln Airport Open Day, Charity Runway Walk, February 15th
A fun family day was held at the Port Lincoln Airport on Sunday the 15 of February 2015.  It was a major fund raising event for Variety the children charity.  The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula provided a rare opportunity to walk the Airport Runway and inspect  a trainer jet, Aero Club’s displays, Airport facilities and aeroplane servicing facilities .  Bands and food kept the adults entertained, a jumping castle, hurdy-gurdyand face painting helped the children have a fun day.
Rotary Exchange Student Gus Mathieu dressed ready for the walk on the runway.
Port Lincoln Airport Open Day Dave Gillies 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 12, 2015
Youth Exchange Students Gus Mathieu and Melanie Simonin (Gawler Light) France, were hosted in Victoria by the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central. They were toured around Melbourne and the Great Ocean Rd by their hosts,Dawn and Paul Walton, and also enjoyed the first day of the Aust. Open. 
Gus recently gave us a talk and presentation on his visit which he greatly enjoyed.
Our thanks to the Waltons and the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central.
Youth Exchange Colin West 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Feb 11, 2015
Rotary District 9500
June 13th – 28th 2015
 We are seeking three Team members: a registered practising dentist, a dental hygienist and a dental assistant.
Team member candidates are required to:
  • Be in a development stage in their career
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Be in good health and have appropriate personal and professional skills.
  • Be able to travel for the period of the project.
  • Be currently actively employed in the vocational field of Dentistry
  • Be available for a briefing weekend from the May 23 - 24th  2015
Those interested in applying to be a Team Member  please contact Terry George on 08 7070 2700 / 041 101 8787 or by email.
Applications close on 2nd March 2015 and should be forwarded to: Terry George by email:
Airfares, accommodation and meals are provided by Rotary International District 9500 and District 9910 are already preparing a vocationally stimulating program.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM Dave Gillies 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 08, 2015
March 26-29 - District 9500 Conference in Port Lincoln 
April 14 - Sportsman of the Year Award Night
May 7 - Pride of Workmanship Award Night G/S Glenn Cooper 
June 16 - Augustin Mathieu (Exchange student from Belgium) Final Presentation
July 4 - Changeover Night
Partners and Guests are welcome at any and all of these events.
IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS FOR 2015 Colin West 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Feb 08, 2015
Grape Picking Colin West 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect John Myers is ready (and waiting) to have discussion with any member interested in following him as the main man.
Club President Colin West 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
As mention by President Adrian at lasts week's Rotary meeting, there is interest from two women in joining our Rotary club.
It would now be an appropriate time to nominate your wife / partner to join our Rotary club (if they are interested ) as they would not be on their own as the only woman member.
I therefore invite all wives and partners to be part of this change in the membership of our club.
Dave Gillies
New Club Members Colin West 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
book in Colin West 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Another event well handled. Excellent job by Jim Kay, Juri Berzins, Ian Phillips and their team of helpers. I understand the fish was of excellent quality and well received by the punters. I heard that Kay was in attendance at each lunchtime. It was reported that had he not been a doctor he could well have made a successful career in Sales !
tunarama 2015 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 22, 2015
This session is for the whole community where you will hear from representatives or be able to seek information from a variety of services who may be able to assist to manage Utilities, some services attending the Port Lincoln session are the Energy and Water Ombudsman SA, Department of State Development Energy Advisory Service and Financial Counsellors, there will also be a variety of information available to collect.  This is the only program of this kind currently available and at this time it will only visit a town once throughout its funding.
Registrations can be made through eventbrite via the below links by 2nd February. 
For further information please contact me.
Thank you in advance for your support.
We hope to see you there! 
Kind regards,
Melissa Nutt
Coordinator / Community Educator Utilities Literacy Program
Work days: Monday and Tuesday
UnitingCare Wesley Country SA
36 Stirling Road | P.O. Box 4166 | Port Augusta SA 5700
P: 08 7628 3122 | F :08 7628 3111 | M: 0428 316 834 | E: :
Utilities forum in Port Lincoln Dave Gillies 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 21, 2015
Bring knives and steels if possible
Please note change of date from Friday [please advise if unavailable]
Mike Leech
Peter Myers
Noel Welfare
Jim Kay
Noel Jenkins
Mike Munro
Trevor Whaites
Ian Phillips
Pat Callaghan
Greg Jones
David Johnston
John Myers
Pat Callaghan
John Myers
Adrian Glover
Lloyd Burgess
John Hancox
Jim Kay
Brian Turvey to take students in his ute in the parade
Ian Phillips
Lloyd Burgess
Graham Henderson
Greg Patterson
Craig Faulkhead
Bob Sorrenson
Ron Carey                                  Bill Watkins
FRIDAY 23RD 5p.m. TO 8p.m.
Adrian Glover
Dave Gilles
Jim Kay
Geoff Rayson
SATURDAY 24TH  10a.m. TO 1 p.m.
Pat Callaghan
David Johnston
Greg Patterson
Allan Burrows
Geoff Penfold
Kay Ajao
Greg Jones
SATURDAY 24th  1 p.m. TO 4 p.m.
Noel Jenkins
Peter Barfoot
Noel Welfare
John Hancox
Tony Stockham
Leo Stewart
SATURDAY 24TH  4p.m. TO 7 p.m.
David Johnston                       Brett Klau
Jackie Johnston
David Gilles
Dianne Gilles
STALL ROSTER continued
SATURDAY Jan 24th  7 p.m. TO 10 p.m.or as required
SUNDAY JAN 25 TH 10a.m. TO 1p.m.
David Johnston
Jackie Johnston
Greg Patterson
 Adrian Glover
Graham Henderson
Geoff Penfold
SUNDAY JAN 25 TH 1 pm.TO 4 p.m.
Mike Leech
Kay Ajao
Geoff Rayson
Ian and Margaret Phillips
SUNDAY JAN 25 TH 4p.m.TO 7 P.M. .or as required
Noel Welfare
MONDAY JAN 26TH 12 noon TO 3 p.m. .or as required
Stall roster and removal of tent and equipment
Ron Carey
Geoff Rayson
Peter Myers
Dave Gillies
Tunarama rosters Dave Gillies 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 14, 2015

Vending Machine roster Bunnings

A team of 2 are rostered per fortnight to keep the Bunnings vending stocked.  You can work as a team of two or do one week each by yourself.  It is an easy job and you have a lot of flexibility on the day and the time you choose to do it.  If you would like to help by joining the roster please choose the period that suits by selecting the volunteer now button and choose you roster slot. If you are volunteering for the first time Dave Gillies will contact you to give training and tips.  If you can help and are happy to go on the roster but don't wish to volunteer online please ring Dave Gillies 0488788648.

Vending Machine roster Bunnings Dave Gillies 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 14, 2015
You are all invited to come along to the BOSTON BAY WINERY
ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, at 8.30 AM for a scrumptious Breakfast
Enjoy some fun & fellowship with a glass of champers & great food overlooking the beautiful Boston Bay
PRICE per head - $24.00
MENU - Consists of the following-
Served Buffet Style
Sausages - two types
Scrambled Eggs
Mushrooms, Tomato, Bacon & Toast
Muesli & Yogurt
Fresh Fruit
Drinks - Orange Juice & self-serve Tea & Coffee
Could you please RSVP by Tuesday, 3rd February for catering Numbers?
Margie Glover - phone:  8682 5155 or Mobile - 0439 765 049
Ladies breakfast at Boston Bay Dave Gillies 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 11, 2015
Jim Kay has been busy putting together a roster for our tuna stall for Tunarama, if you are able to help and haven't yet volunteered or think you can manage an extra shift, contact Jim or register as a volunteer on club runner by clicking on the event and then the volunteer button.  With club runner you can see all the shifts and who is rostered, so you can pick the shift that needs more help or choose who you wish to work with.  To register with club runner click here to go to the Tunarama event or click read more to see the a copy of the roster so far.
Tunarama Dave Gillies 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jan 11, 2015
Movie Night
If you have any unsold tickets and or money from sold tickets for the movie night, The Water Diviner, can you get these to David Forbes as soon as you can or at least bring it to Rotary on Tuesday the 13th.
Movie Night Dave Gillies 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Christmas greetings from past exchange students Dave Gillies 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Dec 15, 2014

christmas Colin West 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Dec 15, 2014

The Christmas dinner in the park is fully catered by Damien including sweets.
Members and guest need only bring drinks and equipment like chairs, table, plates, glasses and cutlery.
The forecast is for a partly cloudy day with a maximum of 24c, it is expected to be 18c at 6:30pm dropping to 14 by 9:30.
park Colin West 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Dec 05, 2014

picture night Colin West 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Dec 05, 2014

Well done Greg Jones! Not only does he get a story and photo into the 'Times' the day after the event, but he pulls off FRONT PAGE.
publicity Colin West 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin west on Nov 23, 2014

As part of a diverse range of speakers organised by Pat Callaghan we have recently heard from Kane Williams and Lee Stewart. Kane Williams spoke about the local Abalone industry and them conducted members on a tour of the factory. Lee Stewart told us about the salvaging of the sunken 'Apollo S' and showed many interesting photos. Thanks Kane and Lee. Go to 'read more' for photos.
Industry Speakers Colin west 2014-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 20, 2014
$2,000 given to Riding for the Disabled.
Some time ago Past President  Bill Watkins presented a cheque for $2000 to Riding for the Disabled.
Below from left to right is Jim Kay, Adrian Glover (president), Allan Burrows, Scott Stenson, Bob Sorensen and Noel Jenkins standing in front of the RDA horse float that now has Rotary signage added.

Presentation made to Riding for the disabled (Bulletin) Dave Gillies 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 09, 2014
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln donated an Automatic External Defibrillator to the Kirton Bowling Club.
At Kirton's usual Friday night tea on Friday 7th November 2014, Rotary Immediate Past President Bill Watkins and Rotary Secretary Dave Gillies attended to present the Defibrillator to the Kirton Bowling Club.  
Bill Watkins told the members present that whilst the AED machine is designed to be user friendly to non-trained bystanders, Rotary considered it important to provide backup training to the bowlers to ensure that they would be confident and comfortable if the occasion arose for the AED to be used.
Kirton President Darryl Hage responded sincerely thanking the Port Lincoln Rotary Club for their generosity.
Jeanette Wiseman
Assistant Secretary
Kirton Bowling Club Inc.
Telephone: 08 86822804
L to R:
Rotary Immediate Past President Bill Watkins presenting the Automatic External Defibrillator to Kirton President Darryl Hage.
Defibrillator to Kirton Bowls club Dave Gillies 2014-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Nov 08, 2014

I would like to thank the willing band of Rotarians who assisted in making the BBQ for Novita’s Family Fun Day in Wellington Square on Sunday 2 November , the success it was for their organisers.
Firstly, thanks to Greg Jones for bringing the Bendigo Bank tents down to the site on time.
He had already done a great job with the 3 tents at the Anglican Strawberry Fair on the Saturday
And of course to the cooks, Namely:
Bob “Steak Sandw(h)ich Maker Extraordinaire” Sorensen,
John “Hamburger” Myers,
Brian “Sausage & onion” Lowe,
Dave “customer Service” Gillies,
Brett “Sloppy Mallee Burger” Klau,
Jim “was I really there?” Kay,
A special thanks to you all.
Well done!
Cheers DJ
p.s. Novita raised something like $7000. and appreciated our assistance. Ed.
Novita Colin West 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Nov 03, 2014

A protest rally is being held to let the Nat. Trust know that residents don't want the majority of Brinkworth Park sold off. A news item will be filmed during the above times. Why not bring lunch, a chair and a drink and enjoy the park. More background available by reading page 2 of the Times Thurs 30th Oct. See you there.
Brinkworth Park Colin West 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 31, 2014
Rotary gives the bowls clubs a Defibrillator

Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes around 30,000 people every year,  that is on average 82 people every day in Australia alone!   
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can occur to anyone of any age, even if they have no underlying heart conditions. 
The first 3-5 minutes are vital, if an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is attached and used within these first precious minutes, the casualty will have a 50%  - 75% chance of revival. 
Every minute after that will decrease revival rate by a further 10%.   Paramedics will bring an AED in their ambulance, but vital time could be lost.
Rotary purchased the Defibtech Lifeline, Semi-Automatic Defibrillator because it is manufactured to military standards to resist such things as dust, water, shock and vibration and therefore can be used on the bowling green in any weather.
The AED machines are designed to be user friendly to non-trained bystanders but Rotary considered it important to provide backup training to the bowlers to ensure they were confident and comfortable in using the defibrillator.
Kylie Malota from Port Lincoln Training will provide free training to the bowls club members. 
Pictured below is Past President of the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln, Bill Watkins presenting Peter Myers, President of the Port Lincoln bowls club, the Defibrillator.

Rotary will also give a Defibrillator to the Kirton bowling club.
Defibrillator Dave Gillies 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 31, 2014
Hi Everyone,
If you are not among the 230 people who have already registered for the 2015 District Conference, this is your last opportunity to register before the Early Bird registration closes.
We have extended the Early Bird deadline to Friday 14 November, so you have just two weeks to complete your booking!!
Come and enjoy excellent speakers, meet up with old friends and make new friends while breathing "Fresh Eyre" at the 2015 Rotary Conference in Port Lincoln.
The 2015 District Conference will be held in Port Lincoln from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 March 2015.
2015 Conference Dave Gillies 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 28, 2014
Rotarians and partners are warmly invited to help celebrate
The Zonta Club of Port Lincoln’s
20th Birthday Celebration 1994-2014
Tuesday December 2nd 2014
Tickets $40 per person
Includes a glass of champagne on arrival and delicious 3 course meal
Special dietary requirements catered for
For more information please contact:
Louise Mrdjen
Zonta 20th birthday dinner Dave Gillies 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 27, 2014
The Port Lincoln Rotary club provided financial support to the Saint Joseph school sailing team to assist with some of the costs of competing in the Interdominion series in New Zealand in September this year.  This support is in part recognition of the teams performance at a National level and because they are competing in an international event.
The 2013 St Joes Sailing Team won the Rotary Sportspersons Award and were presented with a trophy earlier this year.

The 2014 team has recently returned from the Nationals at Sydney where they finished 2nd and were invited to compete at the Interdominions in New Zealand. The team decided to defend their Interdominion series title which they won in 2013 in Brisbane.

Rotary supports school sailing team Dave Gillies 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 16, 2014
Rotary has again agreed to help with the RELAY FOR LIFE event on the 25th and 26th of October.  We will be erecting both Bendigo and Rotary tents on Saturday morning before the event starts and cooking a breakfast on Sunday (the food will be supplied, all we have to do is cook it).  Greg Jones is coordinating this and will be looking for helpers at next Tuesdays Rotary meeting.  If you can help but will not be at the meeting please email or ring Greg.
Relay for Life Dave Gillies 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 16, 2014
The Heart Foundation warmly invites you to attend a
Free Community Presentation
Thursday 6 November 2014, 10.30am to 12.00pm

Guest speaker: Dr Amanda Rischbieth PhD FAICD FGLF FACN
Heart Foundation SA Chief Executive
Associate Professor University of AdelaideCardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Australians! At this special presentation you will learn the warning signs of a heart attack and how to reduce your risk. It could save your life!
Dr Amanda Rischbieth will also provide leading insights into the latest groundbreaking heart research.
Level 1, Port Lincoln Hotel
1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln

A light morning tea will be served.
RSVP by Friday 31 October 2014 Call (08) 8224 2888 or email
We look forward to meeting you!
Heart Foundation Free Community presentation Dave Gillies 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 15, 2014
This community education event is on Thurs 6 Nov from 10.30am – 12.00pm at the Port Lincoln Hotel. The presentation will provide information on the warning signs of a heart attack, and how to reduce personal risk of heart disease. We will also discuss the latest heart research.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.  Click here to download a flyer on the event.
If any members have any questions, please  contact Jerssica  on (08) 8224 2815 – I am happy to help.
Jessica Dunstan
Donor Relations Officer
Heart Foundation, 155 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: (08) 8224 2815 Fax: (08) 8223 1416
For heart health information 1300 36 27 87
Heart Foundation free community event Dave Gillies 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 12, 2014

David Johnston has volunteered to organise this day for us. If you can assist contact him, or be ready when he asks for a roster to be filled.
BBQ Trailer Colin West 2014-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 04, 2014
No donation for wearing a hat. Pres Adrian has designated the 'Copper Can' for the night to Aust Rotary Health Foundation towards mental health research.
On each table there will be entry forms to a hat question quiz ($2) to be finalised on the night, with a refreshing prize for the closest answer. Multiple entries, so bring your gold coins.

'Hat Day' Colin West 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 30, 2014
As mentioned by President Adrian last week only 23 members have done the club survey so far, time is running out so have your say it will not take long.
below is the link for the online club survey.
All you need to do is to click on it and it should open the survey.  When you have finished simply click 'Done' and it is automatically sent to PDG Marie Dorrington.  She will  have no idea who the respondent is so it is completely anonymous.  Each person can only access it once.
Club Survey Dave Gillies 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 30, 2014
Project discussion paper
The project discussion paper tabled by President Adrian at the dinner meeting 30/9/14 can now be download by going to view club documents in the admin/members area of our web site and by opening the Service Project folder or by clicking on this link.
Project discussion paper Dave Gillies 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 30, 2014
Members can download the latest board minutes by going to view club documents from the admin/members area on our web site or by clicking on the following link, (you have to be logged on to club runner to download this document.)
Latest board minutes Dave Gillies 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 30, 2014
Macular disease is Australia's leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss.
Macular disease Dave Gillies 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Sep 20, 2014

Bob Sloane of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley has sent a report regarding their 'Friends of Rotary' program.
The comprehensive report can be read in read more.
Friends of Rotary Colin West 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 09, 2014
The LGA held a 2 day Conference at the Ravendale Club in Port Lincoln in August this year. The conference was attend by 300 delegates from council all over the state. 

LGA conference Dave Gillies 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 02, 2014
Life's a Circus Gala Dinner - Mental Health Awareness.
Saturday 11th of October.
Passionate about mental health awareness? 

Want an excuse to get all glammed up and have a laugh?

Welcome to the Life is a Circus Gala Dinner!

For $75 you can indulge in canapés and a three course meal served up by Kris Bunder & his incredible team at Del Giorno's, dance and sing along to the dynamic duo of 'Jazz It Up' lead Will Metzer & 2012 'The Voice' contestant Sarah Llyode, giggle at the comedic sketches provided by Jo Zealand and bid on an article in the silent or main auction (or both!) Not to mention that there will be Melt Fudge on each table on the night (as if that's not incentive enough!)
Life's a Circus Gala Dinner - Mental Health Awareness Dave Gillies 2014-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Aug 22, 2014
$2,000 given to Riding for the Disabled.
Past President of the Port Lincoln Rotary club, Bill Watkins presented a cheque for $2000 to Riding for the Disabled.  Riding for the Disabled President Jodie Porter said the money would go towards their long term plan to have an all weather arena so their program was not disrupted by bad weather.
Presentation made to Riding for the disabled Dave Gillies 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation and Youth Committee Peter Barfoot 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Membership and PR committee minutes Brian Turvey 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Minutes Service Projects Sept 2014 Geoff Rayson 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln is always looking for host families for the youth exchange programme. We currently have two spots filled for Augustin, but urgently need more families to host him and future exchange students. Below in an ad that has been placed in the school bulletins at the Port Lincoln High School and St Joseph's School, to hopefully bring us some new contacts.
Youth Exchange Host Families Adrian Glover 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z 0

The Conference Committee has considered a request for special consideration for Port Lincoln members for the District Conference in March.  After a careful look at the program and the various planned time commitments we have made the following decision.
9500 District Conference - March 26th-29th 2015 Adrian Glover 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
NYROCA 15th to 17th August Chris Stone 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Minutes Club Administration Sept 2014 Chris Stone 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z 0


Hat Day 10th October 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Aug 05, 2014
Port Lincoln Rotary Club supports Local Autism Support Group Kaleidoscope
President Adrian Glover presents a cheque for $2,000 to Local Autism Support Group Kaleidoscope.​

rotary supports Kaleidoscope Dave Gillies 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Aug 04, 2014
Past President Bill Watkins presents a cheque for $1500 to Gail Adler of Matthew Flinders home.  The money will be used in their new Waratah garden area.

Support for Matthew Flinders Dave Gillies 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Thankyou re Colleen Kemp Dave Gillies 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
thankyou Cellar Folk club Dave Gillies 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
thankyou Film Society Dave Gillies 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Thankyou from Matthew Flinders Dave Gillies 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Aug 03, 2014
Please say YES to your invitation to attend the launch of Zonta International’s
“Walk In My Shoes” Exhibition
Thursday August 7 from 4 to 5pm
BANKSA 83 Tasman Tce Port Lincoln
Afternoon tea provided
Raising awareness through the stories of women healing from their experience with domestic violence
Please RSVP via  Call/Text  to Andrea 0459340001
or email
Proudly supported by BankSA &Zonta International Port Lincoln
Exhibition will run from August 7 until September 5
Zonta invitation Dave Gillies 2014-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 21, 2014
FINES MASTER. We are in need of a fines master; be it one night, one month, one year. We're in your hands - any suggestions on what we do. Any volunteers? One suggestion - monthly?
ROTARY HEALTH FOUNDATION 'HAT DAY' BADGE SELLING. Someone to coordinate this short term project.
this meeting Colin West 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 21, 2014
President Adrian recently outlined the Club's Objectives for the year ahead.
These are detailed below.
club objectives Colin West 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 21, 2014
During the last week we have assisted several members with their websitting. If you are in need of some one on one help we have several people who can help you. Speak to editor.
clubrunner training Colin West 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jul 17, 2014
Another Youth Project support by Rotary
The Port Lincoln Rotary Club has been assisting the West Coast Youth Services and Youthoria in repairing the damaged seats in the picture theatre. A full days working bee was held at the theatre where almost all of the seats had to be removed and re attached to the floor with more substantial anchoring. The theatre seats have  been given a healthy steam clean and a industrial vacuum cleaner purchased to assist with theatre cleaning, all donated from the Port Lincoln Rotary Club. A club spokesperson said it while the picture theatre is a worthwhile project to help Youthoria and the community it is a pity funds are wasted to repair vandalism and unnecessary damage at the theatre. Rotary is alive and active in Port Lincoln with an assortment of ongoing  projects . Anyone interested in joining Rotary and working for the betterment of our community please contact a Rotary Member.
Another Youth Project support by Rotary Dave Gillies 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Hello, My name is Katie Dundas, and I work with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. We would like to inform your club that we will be visiting Port Lincoln on Aug 18th to host an awareness session on prostate cancer for members of the community, and would like to invite your club members to attend this free event.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Forum 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0

District 9500 Conference 27th to 29th March 2015


Below is a list of our current speakers, check back often for new additons!


Keith is about delivering substance that is relative to the real world of business. He shows business people how to work smarter, engage their people, rekindle their passion and capitalise on their current market opportunities. Most importantly, his strategies are proven and have achieved some phenomenal results.

From humble beginnings, Keith climbed the ladder to head a team of 65 with a $15 million dollar budget at the tender age of 27. Over the past 16 years, Keith has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most in-demand conference speakers, business growth catalysts and innovation facilitators, working directly with some of the world’s leading brands like Toyota, Lexus, Asteron Insurance, HICAPS, Toshiba and NAB to name a few.

Keith has worked directly with over 265 clients and 2,500 SME’s in 20 different industries and he has inspired over 300,000 people. Keith is also a Nevin Award winner, the highest honour given to a Professional Speaker in Australia and currently holds the title of Certified Speaking Professional—CSP from the National Speakers’ Association—acknowledging him as one of the world’s top 7% of professional speakers.

Keith - a unique and entertaining speaker - is guaranteed to make an impact.





Conference Speakers 2015 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
How can I get a list of members?
When you log on (if this is a problem phone me 0413993457) click onto the "Members Area" located at top of the "Home Page" on the right and it will open up the "Administration" page. The very first block of pages is "My ClubRunner" and about half way down this group is "View Club Directory" which lists all members with emails. You will see a "printable version" tab and so click onto that to print out the list. Simple!
Website tips 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 12, 2014
At our recent Change over Dinner Allan Smith's resignation was acknowledged, and he took up the option of becoming an Honorary Member. Allan was thanked for the many contributions that he and Joy made over his Rotary years. His record appears in the read more. Thanks Joy and Allan.
Honorary Member Colin West 2014-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 11, 2014
BELOW IS A FULL LIST OF COMMITTEES. Please read the job responsibilities.(16/8/14) If not up to date advise me.
committees list Colin West 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Combined Committee meeting of Club Administration and Membership and Public relations
Lincoln Hotel 10th July 5pm
In an effort to keep all members up to speed with all other committee activities I will put the minutes in the eBulletin as an attachment. If you need to refer to them then they are permanantly available. Go to the Administration page of Clubrunner and select club administration and then go to the committee you want to see and look at the documents tab.
JULY MINUTES - Club and Membership 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patrick Callaghan
 Programmes for 2014/15
Adrian and his board are keen to make the programmes and guest speakers for their year to be interesting and varied.
On nights of Committee meetings (usually the first Tuesday of the month) or nights where the guest speaker has cancelled at the last minute, we may hear short presentations from club members. To this end I would be keen to compile a list of speakers and topics.
PROGRAMMES Patrick Callaghan 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Jul 08, 2014
President Adrian Glover was inducted on 1st July by outgoing Pres. Bill Watkins.
Pres Adrian introduced his Board.
President Inducted Colin West 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0

HANDOVER DINNER MENU    Choice in each course
Entree                Deviled Scallops
                            Mini Pork Fillets served with a Plum sauce
                            Chicken Caesar Salad
Main                    Grilled Atlantic Salmon served with Asparagus and Bernaise sauce
                            Baked Scotch Fillet served with Garlic Mash and a red wine jus
                            Macadamia encrusted Chicken Breast stuffed with avocado and cheese, served with
                                   Baby Potatoes and a champagne sauce
Dessert               Chocolate Torte and chili choc sauce
                             Lemon Citrus Cheesecake served with fresh cream
Handover Colin West 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jun 19, 2014
Rose Pruning Demonstration 8th July
By Tom Jones of Kallinyalla Nursery  - Tuesday 8th July 2pm at Kallinyalla  - $15—includes Coffee & Cake
Please ph Marg 0439 765049 or Di 0428 833857  - Fundraiser for Relay for Life team “In Good Taste”
All funds raised go to The Cancer Council of South Australia and used for research and support services here in South Australia.
rose pruning demo Dave Gillies 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Jun 19, 2014
Dianne Gillies
Relay for Life
Team “In Good Taste”
27 May 2014-05-27
Rotary Club of Port Lincoln
Dear Bill,
On behalf of Relay for Life team “In Good Taste” I wish to thank you for supporting our recent garage sale, with goods for sale.
The event was run over two Saturdays and was successful in raising $1,371.10 for the cancer council of SA.  This sum has been transferred to the Cancer Council of SA. 
Ninety percent of funds raised goes into cancer research and the remainder towards support services here in South Australia.
Thank you again for supporting our event.
Di Gillies
Team Captain
Thank you from Relay for life Dave Gillies 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
Dinner Meeting 3254 15/7/14
President's Objectives
  Dinner Meeting 3255   22/7/14
Guest Speaker Adrian
President Adrian will outline his plans for the new Rotary year.
   Speaker  Barrie Rogers               Know your new member
Attendance Chris Cottrell   Attendance Greg Honeychurch
Attendance Dave Gillies   Attendance Bill Stenson
Fellowship/Attend Branco Franco                 Fellowship/Attend. Kevin Warren
Chairman     Chairman  
Introduction     Introduction Noel Jenkins
Thanks     Thanks Terry Doyle
Sergeant     Sergeant  
DINNER MEETINGS Colin West 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
LINCOLN GDNS COLIN WEST 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West

Two world records smashed atop Sydney Harbor Bridge

Sydney Convention Colin West 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Bylaws review. 2nd June 2014
I do not think that many members have looked at the proposed bylaws. It is not an easy read and most members just do not have any concern She’ll be right mate! That is all very well until something goes wrong and then the fight starts. We now have considerable funds within our club and I believe that all members are equal and have equal rights in determining the application of the club funds, within reason.
One of the important changes is that we can now alter our bylaws quite simply as long as it is within the spirit of District and RI.  We can fix a problem, probably, after the event.
I have some proposals for alteration that I would like to put to you for consideration before we take a vote on the proposed bylaws on the 10th of June.
1.Article 1 (6) .
Year:The 12-month period that begins on 1 July.
As our fiscal period is 1 June to 31 May of each year I would propose the article to read: .
“Year: The club year is 12-month period that begins on 1 July. The club financial year is 12-month period that begins on 1 June.”
2.Article 3 (3).  
Section 3  A vacancy on the Board (short or long term) shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board.
The wording may be made a little easier to understand by a modification. I propose that it should read:
“A vacancy on the Board (short or long term) shall be filled from the membership by the remaining members of the Board.
3. Article 3 (4).
Section 4 A vacancy of any officer-elect position or director-elect position shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board-elect.
As above
Section 4 A vacancy of any officer-elect position or director-elect position shall be filled from the membership by the remaining members of the Board-elect.
4. Article 3 (5)
Section 5 Terms of office for each role shall be 12 months except the president elect and the past president who will serve for six months in that role.
This is proposed in Article 4 “Duties of the Board” however i believe it should be in this Article as it specifies “Term of Office”. I propose the section should read:
Section 5 Terms of office for each role shall be 12 months except the president elect, whom will serve an additional six months on the board immediately before taking office and the immediate past president whom will serve on the board an additional six months after holding office.
5 Article 4 (2) Duties of the Board could read “Duties of Board Members”
6. Meetings (1)
Section 1 Annual Meeting. An annual meeting of this club shall be held no later than 30th November to elect the officers and directors who will serve for the next Rotary year.
In order to comply with our standard Club Constitution and the law of the Consumerr Affairs of SA we need to change the Annual Meeting date to conform with the law. We need to have our Annual Meeting before October 31st
The Constitution states: Section 2Annual Meeting. An annual meeting for the election of officers of the Club shall be held within five months after the end of its financial year as provided in the bylaws.
I propose that Section 1 read: Annual Meeting. An annual meeting of this club shall be held no later than 31th October to elect the officers and directors who will serve for the next Rotary year.
7. Meetings (4)
Section 4. Club assembly meetings are to be held at least twice in any club year.
We have traditionally held a “Club Assembly” meeting twice a year, once following the “Annual Meeting” in December and then one at the end of the club year where Reports of each committee and others such as treasurers report are received.  I believe that all meetings are a “Club Assembly” and we should dispense with this term in favour of an “Annual Reports meeting” or some other name.
The other purpose of the “Club Assembly was to air grievances and special business (whatever that means). I believe that every club meeting be it a regular meeting or a fireside meeting (Monthly committee meeting) could be an opportunity to raise any business, although we should reserve Committee meeting nights as the night to raise general business in order to save discussion when visitors are present.
I propose Section 4 should read Annual Reports. Directors and the Treasurer are to table their annual reports no later than the 2nd Tuesday of June each year.
I propose an additional Section 5 to read: Committee meetings. Each club committee meet once a month.
8. Article 9 (7)
Section 7 The fiscal year is from 1 July to 30 June.
This is not correct.
I propose that Article 7 read: fiscal year is from 1 June to 31 May.
9. Article 10 (6)
Section 6 The club may elect honorary members proposed by the Board.
It has been resolved by the club that  members who choose to leave active membership after 30 years of service or who are Paul Harris fellows  automatically become honorary members of the club. I would propose that this be reflected in the bylaws here and Section 6 to read:
The club may elect honorary members proposed by the Board.  Members who have served 30 years or more as a Rotarian or has received the honour of Paul Harris fellow automatically become honorary members of the club.
10. Article 11
Article 11 Resolutions
Any resolutions or motions to commit the club to any position or action shall first be reviewed and approved by the Board.  If resolutions or motions are first offered at a club meeting, they shall be sent to the Board without discussion.  Recommendations first offered at a club meeting shall be discussed by the club prior to submission to the Board for its consideration (should the proponent so wish).
This Article specifies “Resolutions” but does not specify “Recommendations”. We could change the article to reflect it by naming it “Resolutions and Reommendations” or we could rename it “Club Business” or have two articles.
Anyway,business of the club should possibly come from Committee meetings, initially, rather than from the floor at regular meetings or from assembly meetings. This would eliminates the element of surprise and also give the opportunity of full and free discussion in the privacy of the committee rather than in a somewhat public environment before a recommendation or motion is sent to the board for further consideration.
In any case there should be every opportunity of full and free discussion at a meeting other than the meeting at which it was raised if it is a general meeting. This affords time to think through a motion or recommendation rather than rushing it through.
11. Donations.
Article 12   Donations
All proposed donations and charitable gifts to any person or organisation in excess of $5,000.00 shall be presented to the club for formal approval prior to payment by the Board.
I think if members are happy with the dollar value then there should be a limit to the under the limit total spend per annum. Say $20K.
Chris Stone
Bylaw changes - One members opinion. 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Dragon Boat Corporate Challenge Dave Gillies 2014-05-31 00:00:00Z 0

Hi Peter
I wonder if you can pass this on to the appropriate Rotary Member for us......thanks
The Muroto Working Party are contacting our partners regarding the upcoming Muroto Delegation arrival from Japan this year.
Accurate dates are not known at the moment, but possibly early August.
We are initially seeking your response to providing BBQ and cooks again for a luncheon, as you have expertly done in past years.
We will contact you again in early July, when dates are known, and our program is taking shape.
Chris Mantle
0428 837113
BBQ 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on May 25, 2014
The Rotary Sportsperson of the Year for Eyre Peninsula 2014 goes to St Joseph’s​ School Sailing Team​.
They are the current National School Sailing Team Champions.
 July last year, the Australian Schools Racing Championships were held in Hobart.  There were 24 teams from all over Australia competing on the Derwent River and after 204 preliminary races St Joes were on top of the ladder. 
Rotary recognises sporting excellence on the EP Dave Gillies 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West

Hi Peter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I wonder if you can pass this on to the appropriate Rotary Member for us......thanks                                                                                                 The Muroto Working Party are contacting our partners regarding the upcoming Muroto Delegation arrival from Japan this year.                        Accurate dates are not known at the moment, but possibly early August. We are initially seeking your response to providing BBQ and cooks again for a luncheon, as you have expertly done in past years.                                                                                                                            We will contact you again in early July, when dates are known, and our program is taking shape.                                                                           Regards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chris Mantle                                                                                                                                                                                                                         0428 837113                                                                                                                                                                              
BBQ JOB Colin West 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's support appreciated Dave Gillies 2014-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
PLYC thanks Rotary Dave Gillies 2014-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adrian Glover on May 12, 2014

Hey Adrian, Margaret and my dear host club,
Been too long since i wrote you guys! I've been ridiculously busy between work, school and music. I'm still studying and hopefully graduating next year as a travel agent and a tourist guide. I still work at our family's clothing store, though at the moment I'm running my own little outlet for a couple of months. When i got back, a band found me and asked me to  sing for them so ever since i've had gigs at concerts, birthdays, weddings etc, i really enjoy it!
My familys all good.  even though i moved out to my own apartment, i still keep going to mum's and empty the fridge and do my laundry haha!
My little sister Linda just turned 1 and she's growing up so fast. My brothers very keen preparing his own exchange, hes dying to come to Australia next year! That way i would have a great excuse to break Adrian's "don't come back before we recover from your stay"-rule and visit Aus again haha!
Although I will do it anyway, i miss all you guys, my families and my aussie home more and more everyday! I've been sorting out my future plans a lot, but i suppose it would be the best if i came back after i graduate, so i could stay as long as i want and maybe even work there for a while...

Anyway, I hope you guys are all good, hows things in Lincoln? What you and Marg have been up to, travelling this year as well?
I saw on facebook that Chloe was on the safari tour, bet she had a blast as usually, seems like shes loving life in Lincoln, tell her i said hi!
Cant wait to hear back from you, hope to see you very very soon,
Love & miss you !!!
Xxxxxxx, Emma

Letter from Emma Mikkola in Finland Adrian Glover 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by sto
The Blue Dot
Occasionally there appears some logic in thes world of confusion which is very humbling. If you can spare a couple of minutes then have a look at this little presentation on utube.
The Blue Dot sto 2014-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Tunarama Recognition of Service 2014-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on May 05, 2014
Thank you the Peter, Kay, Trevor and Geoff for cooking and serving on the day with help from Greg and Brett for the set up and Chris for the pack up.  Also thanks to Bill Stenson for pre event organization.
Sale of sausages took place in waves during the short breaks in the event with the greatest sold at the mid event break.  Expected sales at the end of the event and during presentations were less than expected which left about 100 cooked sausages left over.  Whilst this may seem to be a waste it only represents about $30 in costs.
Takings for the day were $479.34 and I expect a profit for the event to be $300 to $350.
Dave Gillies
Dragon Boat Sausage sizzle Dave Gillies 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on May 02, 2014
E Mail Buddy
We have a few members that don't have email access.  Unfortunately they do miss some information that is distributed via email, eg the weekly bulletin.  I am looking a member to be an email buddy for member that doesn't have email.  
The way it would work is:
I will put your email address in clubrunner for your email buddy. An email sent to your  buddy (from anyone in the club) would arrive on your email but it would have you buddies name on it.  You would therefore receive two bulletins, one for you and one for your buddy and they would have some differences.  You would print it off and pass it on the next time you see your buddy.  It would work best if you do have some regular contact with your email buddy.  So if you do have regular contact with any member that doesn't have emai, please consider being their email buddy.
If you can help please let Dave Gillies know.
email buddy Dave Gillies 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 01, 2014
From Chelsea Boots, Northern France: ANZAC DAY 2014
An excerpt from her Face book.
"I have never felt so at home, so far from home.
For Anzac Day, I attended the dawn service at Villers-Bretonneux along with thousands of other Aussies.
To hear the Australian accent of strangers, to feel so
connected and so blended in, in such a foreign country.
I have never been more proud to call myself an Australian,
born and bred.
Lest we forget."
Rotary Exchange student experiences ANZAC day at Villers Bretonneux 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 28, 2014
Members Trip Away.
Sitting here in Pago Pago sucking down cocktails I heard that some of our members had a great trip to Mt Ive Station . 33 Rotarians from our part of Dist. with half of then being from our club. Hope someone has a non incriminating photo  and story to insert here next week.
Trip Away Colin West 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 21, 2014

Rotary is more than community BBQs and fund raising.

The trip from was undertaken by 19 of our mob and 9 from Roxby and 1 Whyalla all decending onto Mount Ive at various times. Some towed caravans others towed camper vans and some chose to stay in on site accomodation while Greg and Jackie arived by his ultralight with a 3 hour journey at 16 degrees at 10000 feet.
Sandy Sumption our assistant Governor for for Zone 8 set the scene by introducing us to each other and to Ratus Rat aka Muster Mouse who was the our muster mascot. The first priority was a camp fire which never went out all week end followed closely by the opening of beer bottles and wine bottles which also really never stopped for the weekend. Friday arived, which was ANZAC day, to the sound of heavy rifle fire at 5.50am which woke the troops for the dawn service. Some campers were not aware of the planned rifle shots including an ex police man who hit his head getting out of his van looking for the massacre. The service was led by Noel Jenkins who related his story of visiting the Western front to visit his relatives grave sites and then various people gave their reasons for being at the service and the Last Post was provided by way of Margaret Jenkins's iPad. There were around 40 for the service from around the camp. Breakfast was served compliments of Rotary.
there were various four wheel drive tracks around the station that most people took advantage off including one to Lake Gairdner. Friday night was our turn to provide the meal which was a seafood theme. Oysters were donated by Bill Stenson, Juri provided the King George whiting and calamari while Ron & Bev donated the prawns for the cocktails and the chips. KB cooked up his usual storm of dumplings and despite the red wine he got it right.A feast fit for a king. Saturday night was Roxby's turn and they turned on a magnificent selection of camp oven cooking which also provided the bubble and squeek the next morning. That nights entertainment was a roast of KB and one of the Roxby members. It was very funny.
What a great (heavy) week end. We have planned to do it all next year at Spear Point near Pt Augusta.



Mount Ive Station ANZAC weekend April 2014 Dave Gillies 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Apr 21, 2014
Need a Boat Licence?
Monday 26th May 6.30 pm with Marine Safety Officer Hank Swalue.
Lincoln South Club
Tennant St
Port Lincoln
Cost $40
Bookings Essential, contact Di Gillies  Ph 8683 3857  or 0428 833857
Fundraiser for Relay for Life (Cancer Council) team In good Taste.
Boat Licence night Dave Gillies 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
You will have recently received per email a list of members and their phone contacts.
Could you check your personal details; and if incorrect either update clubrunner yourself
or email Dave Gillies.
Could be good to print yourself a couple of copies and one for a mate who doesn't have email.
Many Thanks Dave !!
Alpha List of Members Colin West 2014-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Puckridge Park April 2014 Colin West 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Apr 06, 2014
Hi Rotarians
 We are looking for at least 5 or six or more volunteers to go up to Lake Hamilton Station for the week 14th of April to help the Nosworthy family repair and rebuild fences damaged or destroyed in the fire of Feb 2014. I thought we could leave Lincoln about 9- 30am – 10 am on the 14th and return after lunch on the Thursday, bearing in mind it is Easter week. Bill Nosworthy has shearers quarters to sleep 6 people and he said those wanting to bring vans or trailers would’nt be a problem.
 I have also spoken with Michelle Nuske at Hillsea Station which also suffered extensive fence damage. Michelle said they have a house which we could use also to stay in while we are up there,it has kitchen facilities and fridge etc plus shower and toilet,she also said there is a nice area for vans by the Hillsea homestead. The Nuske’s would really appreciate help also and Michelle said she would love to supply all meals other than breakfast to the volunteers. Because of shearing and crutching at their various properties they would like us to go up there in the first or second week of May, so we will see what we can organise for then and what numbers we have available.
 Our role will most probably be rolling up a bit of old netting ,tying on new wire and putting up post’s or droppers (not digging post holes) so it does’nt sound to stressful, Michelle even mentioned throwing the fishing gear in as it is close to Sheringa Beach.
 If you have fencing pliers and a hammer and gloves they would be useful.
 Hope we can muster up a couple of crews to help out as it will be good for Rotary Fellowship as well as helping someone in need out, if you need additional information give me a call by phone or email.
John Myers
E.P. Bushfire Help Colin West 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Mar 30, 2014

Community BBQ - OT Students Monday 7th of April from 12 - 3pm

I received an email with its attachment inviting Rotary members to a Community BBQ to be held by the OT students who came to speak to us recently about a project they are doing regarding Dom Care services in Port Lincoln.
 I made the suggestion that Rotary may be in a position to cook the BBQ for them ( using the Rotary BBQ Trailer ) and provide the Bendigo Bank tent(s) for the event also.
 I would think that the BBQ would require no more than 3 - 4 members to cook. The Students are providing all of the meats & bread etc.
 Would it be best to speak to the club at Tuesday night’s meeting to see if there is any interest in providing this service to the students?
 With regards,
Peter Barfoot 
p.s. David Johnston has volunteered to take BBQ and tents and assist with BBQ.  NEED 3 OR 4 MORE VOLUNTEERS.
Community BBQ ...Dom Care Survey Med Students Colin West 2014-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
The Stenross evening was just sensational!  I would just like to say that all of the effort put in by Greg and Penel and the band of helpers was really appreciated. The food and the lavish floor show were first class.
Christine S.
Thank you Rotarians 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Mar 25, 2014
The Port Lincoln Rotary club held its meeting at the aircraft hanger of rotarian Kevin Warren and had a close look at his L39 Albatros fighter jet trainer that he uses for Port Lincoln Jet Adventures.
They are a family owned and operated company and pride themselves in offering a totally awesome experience for people who would like to experience the once in a lifetime experience of flying in a Jet Fighter without all the hype and sensationalism of some other adrenalin sports and experiences, but with the care and professionalism that comes from operating a successful aviation business for many years.
The principles of the business are Kevin and Margaret Warren who live in Port Lincoln, South Australia and are the ones who will be looking after you to ensure you have a flight to remember. Kevin and Margaret ran their own very successful Aerial Agricultural business for over 20 years.
Kevin will be your pilot. He is highly experienced with over 20,000 hours on a wide range of aircraft.
Rotary has a close look at Port Lincoln Jet Adventures Dave Gillies 2014-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
Ted Scholz is a 90 year old, long term resident of Pt Lincoln. He lives alone, is self supporting, drives, does his own shopping, cooking etc. To keep himself busy he sits in his shed repairing electric hand tools. He has asked me to keep my open for any which are being thrown into a bin. What he can't fix he pulls to pieces for spare parts. If you come across any 'candidates' at any time they can be given to me, or dropped at the back door at 32 Cook St.       Thanks    Colin 
HELP AN OLD BLOKE Colin West 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
DINNER ATTENDANCE REPORTING Colin West 2014-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
A social dinner has been organised for Thurs 20th March 6.30pm onwards at the Marina Hotel to farewell Hamish.
There is to be no formality, only the opportunity for members and partners to socialise with Hamish and wish him fond farewell.
The evening is to be at each members individual cost. I will email this to you later so that you can respond; so I can give the Hotel an idea of numbers.
SOCIAL FAREWELL FOR THE 'BIG FELLA' 20TH MARCH Colin West 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
Friends of the Parks will be Fox Baiting in the Lincoln National Park on Sun 9th March and Mon 10th March (public holiday).
If you would like to assist , or know some-one that would could you contact Ian Phillips by Wed evening.
FOX BAITING IN LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK Colin West 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West
We will have visiting Rotarians from Adelaide light Rotary Club at this week's meeting. Please make Richard Jarrett, John Wotherspoon, Angus Tuck and Yvette Reade welcome to our club.
GUESTS at Dinner Meeting 4/3/14 Colin West 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Stone
Jim (Bull ant) Pallant
Unfortunately we lost Jim this morning. His battle with cancer was a long and painful one but now he is in a better place. Jim was a valuable contributor to our club and for those of us that served with him in Rotary know that he had Rotary stamped on his heart. It was because the man stood by his principles in life that he was known as "Bullant" and because he stood by his convictions that he made the decision to leave our club. There are many of us that believed that Jim got an unfair judgment. A Past President and Paul Harris Fellow Jim's record speaks for itself and Port Lincoln and Rotary has lost a good man. RIP.
  NAME     Mervyn James PALLANT KNOWN AS Jim
  ADDRESS   91 Washington Street  Pt Linc    
  TYPE of MEMBERSHIP Active DATE JOINED  7/09/1989
  CLASSIFICATION Real Estate - Housing CLUB NUMBER 275
  DATE of BIRTH   18/01/1944 PAUL HARRIS 29/06/2002
  CHRISTIAN NAME of WIFE Suzanne  (Sue)    
  WIFE'S BIRTHDAY 24th November RESIGNED 17/12/2003
  CLUB SERVICE   90/91 93/94 94/95 96/97 97/98 98/99     
        99/00 02/03 03/04    
  VOCATIONAL SERVICE 89/90 91/92 01/02    
        POSITIONS HELD    
  88/89 Rotaract Liason      
  89/90 Auction & Tunarama      
  90/91 Bulletin Editor        
  91/92 District Conference Secretary    
  92/93 Publicity & Rotary Down Under    
  93/94 Secretary & Publicity      
  94/95 Treasurer        
  95/96 Public Relation & District Member &  District Member    
  96/97 President Elect & Program    
  97/98 President         
  98/99 Immediate Past President & Historian    
  99/00 Historian & Photographer      
  00/01 Historian & Conference Awards    
  01/02 Director Vocational Service    
  02/03 Historian & Internet & Technician    
  03/04 Historian & Internet & Technician    
Vale - Jim Pallant, Paul Harris Fellow Chris Stone 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2014
Please take a little time to fill in the questionnaire presented to us by our guest speakers last week. They are trying to find out how to improve the service here in Port Lincoln and as some of us may soon need this service it is a golden opportunity to have your thoughts heard. We told the girls that we would participate in the questionnaire so please fill it in.  If you like you can send it back to me or send it direct to
We are 4th year OT students from the University of South Australia. We are here in Port Lincoln for 9 weeks working with Domiciliary Care on a community development project. Domiciliary Care provides home-based services that aim to help people who need assistance to live at home and to be as independent and supported as possible.
We are interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions in relation to the questions below. Please refer to our information sheet for more information about the project.
  1. On a scale of 1-10, how important is independence to you, and why?
  1. How do you know if you are independent?
  1. What may stop or inhibit someone from being independent?
  1. Have you had any experience with Domiciliary Care services? If yes, please describe your experience.
  1. What do you know about the eligibility for Domiciliary Care services?
  1. Can anything be improved with the current Domiciliary Care services?
  1. How would you like to access information about services?
  1. What would you like to know more about, in relation to Domiciliary Care? 
  1. Would you be interested in learning about assistive equipment to help at home?
  1. Do you know of the tasks that Domiciliary Care cleaning assistance provide? If yes, please describe.
  1. If you were receiving Domiciliary Care cleaning assistance, what would you expect the clean to involve?
Domiciliary Care Questionaire Chris Stone 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
Congratulations to Tom Bascombe and Dr Graham Fleming on their awards.
Tom Bascombe O.A.M. has been recognised for his significant service to the community of the Eyre Peninsula.  Tom was President of the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln in 1977 and a member 1968-1999. Tom is currently an Honorary Member of the club.   Tom has volunteered his time to many other community organizations. 
Doctor Graham Fleming A.M. has been recognised for his significant service to medicine in rural South Australia and as an advocate in the field of mental health and suicide prevention.  Dr Fleming has assisted the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln on many occasions in the past to run mental health forums to help break down the stigma around mental illness.
Australia Day Honours 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Have you booked for the D9500 conference in Victor Harbor? Check the website for updates. Conference Registration form
MONUMENTS MEN Movie Sunday 23rd February 2014 & nbsp;
Please promote this event amongst your club members and their friends.
Tickets $20, -Drinks & Nibbles from 3.00pm. -Film Commences 4.00pm
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Gawler Cinemas - Tickets $20 - Film Commences 6.00pm
Contact: Steve McLachlan 041903-6869
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Thursday 27th February 6:00 pm at the British Hotel Port Adelaide 13 North Parade Port Adelaide
For every person attending this dinner the Rotary Club of Port Adelaide will donate $10.00 to the Rotary Foundation Polio Fund, In addition the Bill Gates Foundation will donate $2.00 for every $1.00 donated,
so by simply enjoying dinner with us, you will contribute $30.00 to the End Polio campaign.
See the "Rotary Worlds Meal to End Polio" Facebook pages for more information
BOOK Now at!
David Hunter Tel: & nbsp; 0417202066 Email:
Please note: Change of Venue as from 29/1/14
The Rotary Club of Prospect Sunrise now meet at the MERIDIEN HOTEL, MELBOURNE ST NORTH ADELAIDE. Wednesday mornings at 7am. Marlene Blackmore
Future Events: Please note new listing:
RC Makin Edge Car Rally Sun Feb 23- starting point Modbury at 1:30pm. Colin Earl
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. Courses are topical, interactive, and geared towards Rotarians who want to be more knowledgeable and effective leaders in their Clubs. Mobile 0438 228 654 or email -
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  1. THE VOICE OF ROTARY FEBRUARY 2014 (1-Attachment)
Please find attached the program of broadcasts for the Voice of Rotary for February 2014.
Please contact Chris Hughes if you have any comments or queries – email o r mobile 0418 835 977.
  1. CELEBRATE INDIA DINNER (1 - Attachment)
The Rotary Club of Elizabeth invites you to a “Celebrate India” dinner on March 1st to support “End Polio Now” & “Shelterbox”
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Exciting LATIN AMERICAN FIESTA returns to Stepney
Sunday 23 March 2014 11am-4pm AT Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve, Stepney
Capture the sights, sounds and excitement of Latin America through a fascinating and electric mix of dance and entertainment while indulging in cuisine that delivers robust, flavourful and inventive food choices.
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The Fellowship is arranging a "Meet-and-Greet" ride to Swan Hill for the Anzac long weekend and wish to extend an invitation to ALL motorcycling Rotarians to join us at this event.For More Info: & nbsp; PP Robin Nuttall
Sunday 29th June 2014
Running a marathon is one of the most challenging and rewarding events that any athlete can experience.
The human body imposes natural limitations on the distance we can run easily. Twenty miles is about the furthest we can go comfortably, even if we are well trained, before we begin to run out of fuel and our muscles begin to hurt. The marathon distance is exquisitely set to take us beyond our comfort zone, into a realm which confronts the limitations of body, mind and soul.
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  1. RI CONVENTION SYDNEY 1-4 June 2014 (1-Attachment)
Led by Rotary International President Ron Burton, Rotarians from around the globe will come together at this year’s RI Convention in Sydney to beat a world record currently held by Oprah Winfrey and raise funds for polio eradication. Attached is the latest edition of “The Corroboree” Newsletter, containing all Sydney Convention planning and activity. < /div>
  1. GEMMA SISIA VISIT (1- Attachment)
For the first time in several years Gemma Sisia, Founder of the School of St Jude in Tanzania will visit Adelaide for one day only. Guests will hear about the school’s amazing triumphs over the past 12 years and gain insights into Gemma’s personal experiences. 7pm Thursday, 13th March 2014 Putney Grammar School
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  1. DISASTER AID AUSTRALIA ('DAA') & nbsp; (1-Attachment)
Right on the heel of a horrendous October earthquake, the Philippines was ravaged the following month by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the "deadliest Philippines Typhoon on record" that killed over 6,000 with bodies still being found. Disaster Aid Australia ('DAA'), a Rotary Club project and part of Disaster Aid International ('DAI') has been on the ground since, with volunteer DART’s (Disaster Aid Response Team members) working with respected local NGO, Balay Mindanaw Foundation ('BMF') in the Bohol Island region that was devastated by these unprecedented events. See attachment for more.
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Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children is a charity (under the Rotary International banner) which provides lifesaving and dignity restoring surgery to children from developing countries. To date we have treated 365 children for a variety of life threatening and dignity destroying illnesses. Last year alone we provided treatment for 48 children, most of who came from countries in the Oceania Region that are part of our Australian and New Zealand Rotary Districts.
  1. FUTURE EVENTS BOOKINGS (1-Attachment)
Kay Dowling
District Secretary 2013-14
M: 0418 812 287
District Despatches 10th February 2014 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
IMVS Port Lincoln are currently seeking volunteer drivers. Job entails calling at medical centres and hospitals to collect blood samples and return them to IMVS at the Pt Lincoln Hospital. The run takes a morning or an afternoon, taking the IMVS vehicle and going around Lincoln, then to Cummins and Tumby Bay and home. Most drivers do one trip on a shift of their choice on a weekly, fortnightly, three weekly, or monthly basis. Obviously there may be months when you're not available.
To find out more about this valuable service speak to Colin. 0429830775
IMVS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS 2014-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
In recognition of our honorary member Tom Bascombe
Mr Tom Bascombe
8/15 Tobruk Terrace
Port Lincoln 5606
29 / 01 / 2014
Dear Tom,
President Bill has asked me to congratulate you on behalf of our club for having received recognition by way of a Medal of the Order of Australia as part of the 2014 Australia Day Honours.
We are proud of the long association that you have had with our club and are mindful that if able you would still be an active member. It is a well know fact that volunteers contribute significantly to our society and you have been recognized as being among the best.
Our club is only as sucessful as it is because of the input from you and your peers, keep up the good work Tom.
Ron Carey


Service above self

Australia Day Honours for Tom Bascombe 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

AUSTRALIA DAY 26th of January

 The official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Philip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.

Australia Day 26th January 2014 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0

In 1965, Roger Drake commenced his supermarket retailing career with the Coles Myer Group. In 1974, after 9 years at Coles Myer, Roger established his own business by purchasing his first store for AU$29,000 in Mitcham, a southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia – a three-lane supermarket called Jack & Jill’s with 4 employees. After three successful years, Roger opened a larger supermarket at Torrensville, in the western suburbs of Adelaide. The company has grown opportunistically since then and now owns 50 stores throughout South Australia and Queensland, with a turnover in excess of $800M and 4500 employees nationally.

Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia and specialises in supermarket retailing. In addition to their supermarket stores, the company operates a liquor store, several newsagencies and a consulting service. The company also has a significant property portfolio.

The company’s strength lies in operating on the principles of a family business and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers. Roger prides himself on knowing as many of his staff as he can by name. He spends time every day out in his supermarkets, talking to staff and customers alike, and always endeavouring to improve the level of service the company provides.

Despite its expansion, the company has managed to keep its focus on the important aspects of the supermarket business – THE CUSTOMER – by always striving to provide superior customer service. This is the company's competitive edge – along with its family values and South Australian roots. One of Roger’s best-known sayings is “I am not your boss, the customer is your boss, for without the customers, none of us would have a job!”

As a first generation family business, Drake Supermarkets has achieved great success in a market dominated by two retail giants. An increased focus on staff training and development, customer service initiatives, innovation and an expanded social media presence have been among the key factors to this growth. However, Drake Supermarkets overall sales growth is the commitment to our customers, community, staff and suppliers.

Drakes Supermarket 21st January 2014 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary supporting Eyre Peninsula Communities with bushfire infrastructure.
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln has completed a programme of sign writing and placing memorial plaques onto seven emergency fire water tanks around the peninsula. The Club paid for the tanks to be installed at airstrips at Cummins, Lock, Wudinna, Buckleboo, Kimba, Cowell and Cleve. Funding the infrastructure was made available through the $500,000 raised by the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln following the disastrous 2005 Lincoln and district bush fire.
It was considered top priority to provide these tanks and other infrastructure as an emergency source of water mainly for feeding water bomber aircraft in the event of a fire but also for fire tenders. The club members combined this work with an inspection tour by regional operations commander of the Country Fire Service Mr, John Probert. Mr Probert identified several logistical problems which will be rectified to facilitate ease of use by the CFS.
The four Rotarians, Glenn Karutz, Allan Burrows, Des Pinson and Chris Stone of the Port Lincoln Club were proud to place large Rotary International signs on the tanks as well as large signage indicating the use of the tanks is for emergency only.
Pictured: Allan Burrows, Glen Karutz, John Probert & Chris Stone.
FIRE FUND - Water Tank signage 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by sto on Jan 15, 2014
Week 2
Clubrunner Tips
Admin Page
Have a good look around the “ADMIN” page. You get to it by logging onto our Clubrunner sight (refer to last week’s tips for log on information). Once you have logged on you will see the “ADMIN” clickable sign at the top of the home page on the right above the banner. Click onto it and it will take you to the administration page.
The bit that you need to become familiar with for just the basic information is the first block of options which is the “My Clubrunner” list. This is in fact your very own personalised part of your club.
The headings are self evident and each one will take you deeper into the information and tools you will want to use. The very useful links are “My Commitments”, “View Club Directory”, “Email message Centre”, “View Club Documents”, and “My Committees”,
Have a go! You won’t break anything.
Tutorial Clubrunner Week 2 sto 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
  Continuing Summary of Important Dates     Mobile Billboard Bookings        
    Please note the Billboard cannot be booked due to structural alterations
19-Jan-14 Closing Date for District Award Submissions         
21-Jan-14 VTT  Team member applications close         
22-Jan-14 RC West Adelaide 50th Golden Anniversary
26-Jan-14 "The Club" Rotary Australia Day Family Picnic Rotary Club of Salisbury, SA's         
21-Feb-14 End date “Submissions for District Governor” NEW        
22-Feb-14 RC Whyalla "Polka Dot Gala Ball"  Jane Owens 0438 844 485         
  D9500 Conference Victor Harbor        
6-Apr-14 Gawler Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Swapmeet Lance Hatcher    
31-May-14 District Grant Reports on approved projects will be due         
18-24 -May -2014 Adelaide 51st IGFR World Championship. Robert Motteram:         
1-4 June-2014 RI Convention - Sydney          
  New events will be added as they are advised.  Past events will be dropped.      
District Club events 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Submissions for 2013-14 District Awards
It is DG Barbara’s intention to present the 2013/14 District Awards to successful clubs at the Victor Harbour District Conference in March 2014.
Clubs are advised that, where submissions are required, the closing date for submissions to the District Secretary-Kay Dowling, PO Box 6669, Halifax Street, Adelaide, 5000 , OR by email  to is SUNDAY, 19 JANUARY 2014.  The Awards and the requirements for submission, where applicable, are listed on pages 70-72 of the District Directory 2013-14.
Tony Robins
District 9500 Club Administration Committee
District 9500 Awards 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
 27/5/14 to 9/6/14 Leo Stewart and Scott Stenson
 10/6/14 to 23/6/14 John Foster and Greg Jones
Posted on Jan 02, 2014
Your  Clubrunner Tips.
Week 1.
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln website.
Why do we need to change and why do we need a web site?
A few dedicated Rotarians put a lot of work into getting our club to run efficiently through the use of modern communications but for this to work the way it is designed to work we need all members to be able to feel comfortable in using our internet website. It may take a little bit of work on your part to make it easy for you to use and the administration to function.
You see, the easiest way to have good communications is to have all of our club information available to all members at any time in the one location and all of the information being accurate and timely.
There is a lot of Club and Rotary information and you may only need a fraction of it in your day to day Rotary life such as the details of the next meeting and what your particular duties are but you may need to know how to run one of our major fundraising activities or get involved with district or RI and so whatever your part the information you require should be available to you.
So, The first thing you need to be able to do is to be informed about the next meeting or event and what your part, if any, you will be playing in the success of it. This information is now made available to you electronically by your weekly e Bulletin which is emailed to you. To access it you need to check your email in box once a week and you should print it and give a copy to your wife or partner to remind you of what you are doing this week. On the bottom of the personalised bulletin is a list of jobs you are to do.
Tutorial Clubrunner Week 1 2014-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2013

Tunarama is recognised as one of South Australia’s outstanding long weekend of festivities and certainly Port Lincoln’s most entertaining event of the year. It is on again over the long weekend of January 2014 and The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln will again have the Tuna stall selling cooked Tuna and Kingfish to the public to raise funds for worthwhile causes on the Eyre Peninsula.
TUNARAMA 2014 2013-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Adrian Glover nominated his incoming board at the AGM held 3/12/13. All nominations were ratified by members.
The new board will comprise :
President            Adrian Glover
Vice President     Hamish Mould
Secretary           David Gillies
Treasurer           Glenn Karutz
I.P.P.                  Bill Watkins
Directors            Peter Barfoot
                         Brian Turvey
                               Geoff Rayson
                               John Myers
PRES. ELECT NOMINATES CLUB BOARD FOR 2014/5 2013-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
D 9350 South Africa
April 30th to May 31st 2014
Vocational Training Team 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Held on 4th December 2012 at Ravendale Community Sports Centre
at 7.15 p.m.
Present:  Kay Ajao, K Burner, A Burrows, P Callaghan, D Gillies, A Glover, A Griffen, N Jenkins, D Johnston, G Karutz, H Mould, M Munro, P Myers, G Patterson, D Pinson, M Schluter, B Stenson, C Stone, T Doyle, D Forbes, B Franco, R Kemp, M Lubcke, I Phillips, K Seaman, S Stenson, G Honeychurch, C West, G Penfold, G Jones, N Welfare, K Warren, G Preston, H Mould, B Watkins, M Leech, I Ward, J Hancox.
 Apologies: None officially recorded.
 Minutes of meeting held 6/12/2011 are a true record I Phillips/J Hancox CARRIED
 Business Arising:  Nil
 Treasurers Report: G Penfold tabled report. Club Funds as at 30th November 2012 $63,366 ($51346 Project & $12020 General)
Report be accepted  G Penfold/G Patterson.   CARRIED
 Directors Reports: Juri, Hamish, Ian and Adrian presented brief reports to club. Club running along well but noted no new members inducted.
 Presidents Report: President Dave thanked all who have given assistance particularly for web site, programmes, youth exchange, vending machines, seniors day.
Year has been particularly frustrating with no one nominating for president in 2013/14 year. Made appeal for nominee to come forward.
Also suggested that members identify a major project for the club.
Report be accepted  D Gillies/ D Johnston.  CARRIED
 General Business:-            President 2013/14                             No nomination
                                                President elect 2014/15                   A Glover
                                                Secretary 2013/14                             No nomination
                                                Treasurer 2013/14                             G Penfold
                                                Vice President 2013/14                    No nomination
                                    Directors 2013/14      J Myers, H Mould, G Honeychurch
            Nominations be accepted  D Gillies/ K Seaman  CARRIED
 Dave again pleaded for nominations to fill the various vacancies.
 No other matters raised.
 Meeting closed at 7.45 p.m.
AGM DEC 3RD 2013 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Audrey
Thanks to a very special lady our club was chosen as a special part of Port Lincoln community caring organisations. Audrey Patricia (Mackie) Brunt (16/10/29 - 22/7/13) was the wife of Frank Brunt also deceased. Came to Port Lincoln from Western Australiua in 1957. She was a member of the Thursdays ladies group art club. Worked at Bears newsagency for many years. Worked at the Pier Hotel. Was one of the original Heartbeat members along with Ray Eden. They lived in Alexander Cr. She also left money to the Guide dogs and the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Organisation.
Audrey Patricia Brunt 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Members please be advised that Tony Stockham has been nominated for membership.
As per convention any objections to be in writing to Board  by 3/12/13.
NEW MEMBER NOMINATION 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 24, 2013
Linda Bootherstone – Bick will spoke at the Port Lincoln Rotary meeting of the 19th of November.
Author of the book ‘ Where Angels Fear to Tread’
Sixteen months of diverse adventures and experiences in Spain and Portugal, Africa, Ukraine, USA and Canada.

The book begins when Linda has a chance meeting with a fellow musician, Georgia. She is an attractive blonde Canadian who is overcoming her midlife crisis by setting out on a physical and spiritual exploration of Europe and Africa. They begin their shared adventure by leaving for Morocco on Linda´s 18 year old BMW motorcycle complete with Georgia´s Celtic harp and Linda´s tin whistle.

After many varied experiences, including a hike amongst the Berbers in the high Atlas mountains they part company in the south and Georgia continues her journey solo to face the dangers of the Mauritanian desert.

After a brief visit to her family in England to help with the unexpected death of her mother, she completes a lone motorcycle trip of over 7,000 miles to the Ukraine. During this journey she dodges bandits in Rumania and whistles her way through politically sensitive areas of Moldova and the Crimea.

Finally after a frightening experience in her own home, she takes a Greyhound bus in midwinter across the USA to Canada to meet Georgia again 16 months after their parting in Morocco.

Linda Bootherstone - Bick spoke at Rotary Dave Gillies 2013-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
 This week we will have International guests at our meeting. Bodie Henderson, who was one of our outbound exchange students in 2012, was sponsored by Roxby Districts to go to Sweden. He and his parents, Deb and Shane, will be bringing along Bodie's host parents from Sweden Ulla and Carsten Jensen. 
Four recipients of Pride of Workmanship 2013 Awards will also be at this meeting; to be presented with their awards. They are:
Kylie Hood accompanied by husband Warren 
Bev Stockam accompanied by husband Tony
Shane Phillips
Claire Webber
Please make all our guests feel welcome at our Club.

GUESTS at Dinner Meeting 19/11/13 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

Our money spinner machine has been placed outside Forbes Furniture on Tasman Terrace. The staff of Forbes furniture will deploy the machine during their store hours.

The idea of it is to release two coins through a perspex shoot by two individuals on opposite sides of the machine and then the first one to enter the bin should in theory get their wish granted but it does not seem to have a guarantee with it.
Jarod Stolz was one of the first to try it out and he reckons it is a winner. It should raise more money for our many community project.

Money Spinner Put to work 2013-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
This years Golf Day will aid three local organisations;
Matthew Flinders Home's Ladies Auxiliary
Kaleidoscope - support group for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Port Lincoln Women's Shelter Yarrendi Services
Rotary has been asked to man our BBQ on the course. We will need about four people
to assist. Time  confirmed  from  10.30. to about 3.00pm
Please contact Colin if you have volunteered and cannot make it.
2013 POLICE GOLF DAY 22 NOV. 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Port Lincoln Inc.
Monthly Attendance Report For 2013/2014 Previous Year Monthly Attendance
  Month New Members  Terminations  Total Members  Number of Meetings  Gain/Loss  YTD Gain/Loss Attendance
    This Month This Month This Month This Month This Month   Percentage

  Jul 2013 1 2 56 4 56 56 71.53 %
  Aug 2013 0 0 56 4 0 56 74.85 %
  Sep 2013 1 0 57 4 1 57 71.72 %
  Oct 2013 0 0 57 5 0 57 70.44 %

Attendance report 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 05, 2013
Home Hospice in Port Lincoln
The financial support for the Home Hospice has been excellent.  To date the community has raised the following funds:
Mike Leech $5,000, Rotary - Port Lincoln $10,000, Bendigo Bank - Port Lincoln $50,000, Bendigo Bank - Cummins $25,000, Book Bazaar $22,000 and Giving Envelopes $4,500 - a total of $116,500.  These funds will be held by the EP Community Foundation and invested until needed.
The concept has obviously been seen by the community as a very important addition to the current services provided to seriously ill people and their families.
The Home Hospice will provide only 'end of life care' in people's homes if this is wanted by the terminally ill patient and their families and the circumstances are suitable.  The aim is to supplement the nursing care provided by Country Health with care at night, weekends and public holidays, but just for their last few days.  This care will be provided by Registered Nurses and will take away from the families the responsibility for medication and nursing care. Patients and their families in this situation can usually manage up until the last week or two and then the patient needs specialized care to make them as comfortable as possible.  A palliative care nurse's task is not to prolong life but to make the final days as pain and stress free as possible and enable quality time for the families.
Now that the funds have been raised, Luana Kraft, the Eyre Peninsula Palliative Care Co-ordinator for Country Health and a Board member of the Home Hospice is assessing agencies that already provide contract staff for home care to check if they would employ local registered nurses to provide the service for those patients selected by Luana.  A local service provider has said they will take the proposal to their Board.  As they already have a contract with Country Health, if they agree, the service should be able to be implemented almost immediately.

Home Hospice - position November 2013 Geoff Penfold 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Stenross Kitchen Stage 3
Another successful working bee and the project is one step closer to completion. The Stenross Museum BBQ kitchen is taking shape with the new floor being polished ready for sealing and the walls being clad with waterproof lining. The team did a fantastic job and I must thank Geoff Rayson for helping with floor on Tuesday and on Wednesday Scott, Dave, Chris C, Adrian, Pat, and Geoff for fixing and flushing the lining.
The great thing about doing ahands on project such as this is the opportunity for members to get together to show off their talents in building stuff. There is also a chance to have a good old chat and a beer after the days work, in a jovial atmosphere. Thanks guys, I enjoyed the experience even though I was used up running around looking for left hand screws with a 32tpi spc in bright anodised finish for Scott. I reckon I did 100km around town getting things organised for him.

Stenross BBQ Kitchen upgrade 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 02, 2013
Port Lincoln Rotary club is assisting the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum with the construction of a BBQ kitchen on their eastern varandar.  
The walls were  lined with cement board sheeting on Thursday the 31st of October by Scott Stenson, Dave Gillies, Pat Callaghan, Chris Stone, Adrian Glover and Geoff Rayson ready for painting and or tiling.
The floor was laid with the cameo appearance of Kev Burner early in October. With Kev Berner being the master of ceremonies and Ron chief supervisor the rest of us did as we were told. Barrow boys were John Myers, Greg Honeychurch, Juri Burzens and Chris Stone with Geoff Rayson getting into the mud with every chance.
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum Dave Gillies 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Nov 02, 2013
The Port Lincoln Rotary club has had 3 working bees in recent time to get the park ready for summer. The park is a popular place for a picnic or BBQ and is used by locals and visitor alike.  The Rotary club assists the City Council with development and maintenace of the park.
Puckridge Park Dave Gillies 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
The Port Lincoln Rotary club is selling Melbourne Cup trifecta sweep tickets again this years as a fund raiser for community projects.  The tickets are $2.00 each and with the 24 runners in the cup there are 2024 different combinations of the 3 horse numbers on each ticket.  To win the $1000.00 prise your numbers must match the first 3 place getters (boxed) in the race ( that is the numbers in any order.)  Ticket sales are going well with the last tickets being sold outside the Port Lincoln Post Office on race day.
Melbourne Cup Trifecta sweep Dave Gillies 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Stone on Oct 25, 2013
Have you got some news???
You, yes I am talking to you. If you have something you want to tell members about then you can let them know by putting a brief or long article in the bulletin or put it onto the home page simly by going on line and going to the admin page (click onto the top right hand side of home page once you have logged in) and then go to the "Edit Stories" option and then click on "new Story".
Try it, it is easy once you get going. I have just done this story so please give it a go and all members will get a kick out of the great communication opportunity.

You can use the STORY page Chris Stone 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Vending Machine Project Lives On
With the opening of the new Port Lincoln airport the Port Lincoln Rotary club has relocated and expanded the number of vending machine  to 6.
We now operate a vending machine at the TAFE campus, a coffee machine at Stenross museum, a combined snack and drink machine at Home Hardware, two vending machines along with one coffee machine at the new Bunnings store.
It is hoped that these relocated vending machines will raise signicante funds for Rotary community projects as they have in the past.

Vending Machines October 2013 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
A Busy Bee is organised for Sun morning commencing 9.30. Tools required ; rake. or leaf rake, spade, gloves, chainsaw,blower vac,  and anything else you'd like to bring. 
Ladies are welcome to join us about 12.30 for Social BBQ. Club will supply meat; would our Ladies be kind enough to bring along a salad or sweet please?
Ladies of Club, and Membership Comms  a salad please.   Ladies of Service, and Foundation/Youth a sweet please.

Puckridge Park Busy Bee and Social BBQ 20th Oct 2013-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Oct 07, 2013
Port Lincoln Rotary club has purchased a money spinner to go on in front of Forbes Funiture store on Tasman terrace.  The money spinner is like a wishing well but has both entertainment and science combined.  Coins can be fed into the shute, this results in the coin spinning on a long downward a sprial.  There are two shutes, one shute will make the coins spin clockwise and the other anti clockwise.  You can put coins in both shute and see which one gets to the bottom first.  We are hopefull this will raise money for cummunity projects and will be fun for the kids and adults alike
Money Spinner for Port Lincoln Dave Gillies 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by sto on Oct 04, 2013
Stage 2 Compleat
The floor was laid with the cameo appearance of KB. Even though he was clearly in disguise we worked it out. Thanks to Kev it all went to plan. The crew was a little slow to get going but once they got the act together it all flowed like clockwork. With Kev Berner being the master of ceremonies and Ron chief supervisor the rest of us did as we were told. Barrow boys were John Myers, Greg Honeychurch, Juri Burzens and yours truly with Geoff Rayson getting into the mud with every chance.

Stenross kitchen upgrade sto 2013-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin West on Oct 01, 2013
Hat Day is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health, the largest non-government funder of mental illness research in Australia.  The Port Lincoln Rotary club will have a hat night at our meeting on the 15th of November to raise funds and awareness of mental health.
Our Hat Night is designed to be light-hearted and imformative. Members are asked to wear a hat, no matter how outrageous and support Rotary mental health.
Donation requested for wearing a hat. A fine may be applicable for non wearers. Prize for outstanding hat; and also an opportunity to win a prize for best story (under 2 mins) about your hat. BE IN IT !!!!
Hat Night Colin West 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 29, 2013

Volendam in Port Lincoln 15th November
The cruise ship Volendam arrives in Port Lincoln on Friday 15 November, with about 1800 passengers and 800 crew on board.
If any Rotarians would be interested in becoming a council volunteer to assist welcome passengers, that would be fabulous.  Please complete Volunteer registration form"" available from Jim Kay. 
Rotarian to help cruise ship passengers Dave Gillies 2013-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Port Lincoln Rotary welcomes Brett and Joanne Klau Dave Gillies 2013-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 28, 2013
Past Rotary exchange student Liam Davison spoke to the Port Lincoln Rotary club about his year in Switzerland.  Liam spent a year in St Gallen, Switzerland in 2012 on a Rotary exchange student program and from his account had a fantatic time.  
Liam talks about his year in Switzerland Dave Gillies 2013-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gillies on Sep 28, 2013
Past Rotarian Murray Lubcke was presented with a "Service Above Self"award for his 29 years of service to Port Lincoln and Alice Springs communities.  Murray was a member of the Alice Springs Rotary club between 1983 and 1988 before moving to Port Lincoln.  He was a member of the Port Lincoln Rotary clu