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Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 13, 2014

 Apologies and Guests to: Alan Bartram, 0418 818 950, or by Tuesday please.

THIS WEEK. Meeting No. 1601, Wednesday 16th April, 2014.
     Speaker: Iain McIntyre.
     Topic: India.
     Chair: Jim Handley.
     Vote of Thanks: Margaret Blake.
     Furniture & Fellowship: Neville Highett and Colleen Ragghianti.
     Attendance Officer: Alan Moss
     Duty Treasurer: Theo Kruys
     Sergeant: Mike McAuliffe
          Committee Meetings Follow

NEXT WEEK. Meeting No. 1602, Wednesday 23rd April, 2014.
     Speaker: .
     Topic: .
     Chair: Donata Galluccio
     Vote of Thanks: Robert Handley
     Furniture & Fellowship: Robert Cesana & Miles Harper
     Attendance Officer: Alan Moss
     Duty Treasurer: Theo Kruys
     Sergeant: Iain McIntyre

FOLLOWING WEEK. Meeting No. 1603, Wednesday 30th April, 2014.
     Speaker: AG Mark Huddlestone
     Topic: "Strengthening Rotary"
     Chair: Geoff Pitcher
     Vote of Thanks: Andrew Sullivan
     Furniture & Fellowship: Rodger Thomas & Geoff Keynes
     Attendance Officer: Alan Moss
     Duty Treasurer: Theo Kruys
     Sergeant: Mike McAuliffe
          Board Meeting

Posted by Alan Bartram on Apr 09, 2014

                                    Speakers from the RSPCA 
                   Hazel Douglas & Dianne Evans with Pres Sandy Matz

Last Meeting: 9 April 2014, Meeting No 1600
Speakers: Dianne Evans & Hazel Douglas
Topic: RSPCA
Attendance: 71.43 %
LOA:  G Greenway 29/04 - 29/05), I Stewart (25/03 - 22/04), R Cesana (05/03 - 12/04)  
Apologies: D Galluccio, R Cesana, P Griffiths, N Highett, R Horn, I Stewart, M Zeitz
Makeups:  -
Guests:  Andrew Rogers (S Matz)


Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 14, 2014

ImageMeeting: 9  April, 2014
Speakers: Dr Di Evans & Hazel Douglas
Topic: RSPCA

     Di Evans is the Animal Welfare Advocate with RSPCA. She commenced her new role in June last year and is responsible for education, campaign and advocacy work.She is a qualified veterinarian and has 20 years broad experience in animal welfare.

      Di spoke about the 3 RSPCA shelters in SA: Pt Lincoln, Pt Pirie and Lonsdale; about the animal-based programme to assist with children noted for bulling, about animal ethics and the importance of maintaining a community culture that respects the lives of companion animals as well as those on the farm.

     She was accompanied by Hazel Douglas who was ostensibly 'in training' to promote community education, but showed she had all the skills needed to address the public. Hazel has been a volunteer for many years in animal welfare and her experience showed.

     Julian Lugg ably chaired the active question session and Angus Foulds proposed the vote of thanks, strongly supported by those present.

Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 14, 2014

God gave us toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark." – Anon

     This year's District Assembly will be held at the Waikerie High School on Sunday 4 May. Registration from 9:00am  f or 10:00am start, finishing around 4:00pm. Cost: FREE, includes morning, afternoon teas and lunch. A MUST FOR ALL ROTARIANS AND ESPECIALLY NEW MEMBERS, THOSE WHO HAVEN'T ATTENDED A DISTRICT ASSEMBLY, AND INCOMING CLUB OFFICERS. Thanks to District Trainer, Damian Leach (RC Campbelltown) for a short description on what to expect this year.

     Speakers are set for this year's RI Convention.


     Popular Lisa Baier was hosted by the club in 2006-7 and is making another of her return visits to Adelaide in May, staying briefly with Margaret Blake and G1.

Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 13, 2014

Express your thanks and celebrate the contribution of volunteers by nominating in the 2014 State Volunteer Awards. Anyone can nominate eligible recipients for these awards and self-nominations will be accepted.
Award categories include:
· Joy Noble Medal: honours individual volunteers and is South Australia's highest distinction for recognising the outstanding efforts of an individual volunteer within the State.
· 'The Andamooka' Community Project Award: recognises community projects where the contribution of volunteers has resulted in significant community benefit.
· Premier's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility: acknowledges the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses to the community through philanthropy, partnership and volunteer programs.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Volunteers Day, Monday 9 June 2014, at the Festival Theatre.
More information, and to nominate, visit the Office for Volunteers website at or phone 1300 014 712.
Express your thanks and celebrate the contribution of volunteers. Applications close Friday 9 May 2014.
Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 14, 2014

Image"It was a night oo-oo what a night
It was it really was such a night
The moon was bright oh how so bright
It was it really was such a night ... "

     In the words of The King, It really was a great night. Around 100 eager 'Eggheads' challenged the skill of quiz-masters Richard & Gerry for the prized First Place. Congratulations to Jim Handley's table for taking away the coveted award. Special thanks to CHOCOLATE RUSH for their superb musical entertainment and to all the other volunteers for their support - especially with preparation and then cleaning up well into the early hours. Fortunately the moon was bright. "Food great, music great, venue great - a great night.". And if you were wondering, Peter Griffiths won the charming pearl pendant necklace, lucky Ros.

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Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 10, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Geoff Keynes (25/4)

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Lynn Cobiac &  Jim Handley (4/4), Cecelie & Alan Moss (13/4), Ros & Peter Griffiths (23/4), Kathryn & Theo  Kruys (27/4)

CLUB ANNIVERSARY: Geoff Pitcher (1/4), Sam Savis (2/4), Theo Kruys (15/4)

Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 05, 2014

     The Voice of Rotary is broadcast on 1197AM RPH Adelaide each Tuesday 7.30-8.00 pm. From each Wednesday the broadcast can be heard on-line at You can see the current programme here. Information available from Chris Hughes: 0418 835 977

  • April  8th     PP Gayl Sparnon (R.C. of Coromandel Valley), “Rotary Youth Exchange
  • April  15th   Rtn. Geoff Wake (R.C. of Port Adelaide), “White Lion”
  • April  22nd    PP Brian Wall (R.C. of Burnside), “ Rotary – A Long Term Plus”
  • April 29th    Rtn. John Illingworth (R.C. of Blakiston), “The LIFEPAK Project”
Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Apr 12, 2014


Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper .  Groceries are heavier .  And, everything is farther away.  Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long   our street had become! 
And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones.  They speak in whispers  all the time!  If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face!  What do they think I am, a lip reader?
I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age.  On the other hand, people my own age are so much older  than I am.  I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me. 
I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection  well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!
Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days!  You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them.  All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.
Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days.  Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 32 waisted pant as 40?  Do they think no one notices? The people who make  bathroom scales are pulling the same prank.  Do they think I actually 'believe' the number I see on that dial?  HA!  I would never let myself weigh that much!  Just who do these people think they're fooling?Image
I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning: WE ARE UNDER ATTACK! Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities. 
Posted by Gordon Wilkinson on Jul 01, 2013


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