Summary 2018 - 2019

Years HighLights 2018/19

July 2018

Immediate Past President Barry presents Past President Mario with a Paul Harris Fellow

Science and Engineering Challenge successfully held

Incoming Student Exchange from Finland Luukas arrives in Pt Pirie

Application for a District Grant to support Sister Club in Dau

Brian Kretschmer, former Member now President of the Rotary Club of St Peters, , fills in as guest speaker

President Sebastian applies for a District Grant to support his President’s project of a Wisteria Arbour at Helping Hand Aged Care Facility


August 2018

Past President Trevor Werfel informs members of another successful Contact Directory Project with almost $8500 raised. Congratulations Trevor.

Rotarian John Clements talks to us on his involvement in the E- Rotary Club

President Sebastian and Vice President Graham cook for the Interact’s Forty Hour Famine fundraiser

Incoming Exchange Student Luukas gives his introductory speech.

The Rotary Bar-B-Q gets a much needed upgrade

President Sebastian presents Past President Dino Gadaleta with a plaque acknowledging his 25 years as Councillor and 50 years as a member of The Pt Pirie Italian Community Committee. Dino then gave us a tour of the Pt Pirie Italian Boat Museum

Kate Venning is advised of her acceptance into the National Youth Science Forum


September 2018

Very busy fundraising weekend on the 8th and 9th. Erect marque and cook for the Savoy Soccer Club. Cook breakfast at the Producers Market. Supply lunch for the Italian Community at their Blessing of the Fleet celebrations on the boat ramp

Reg Dennis talks to us on the transformation of the old library into the new UniHub Spencer Gulf

October 2018

Board approves the donation of $1000 to Shelterbox

Board approves the purchase of two new tyres for B B Q trailer and two Rotary Feather Banners

Board approves the purchase of a Picket at the New Sports Precinct

Successful Seafood Night held with $4,300 raised to support Pres. Sebastian’s President’s Project

Hat Night held on the 11th as well as Exchange Student Luuka’s Birthday

Meng from Priceline gave an interesting presentation on What is Healthy Aging

Past President of The Rotary Club of Dau, Ethel Ocampo addressed our meeting thanking us for our support and continued Sister Club relationship, and presenting President Sebastian a

Theme Badge

Rotarian James Holyman informs members of the Solar Panel Scheme being implemented by the Port Pirie Regional Council

Club participates in Driver Reviver

Rotarians produce 200 Birthing Kits to be sent overseas


November 2018

George Pillay, a former member of this Rotary passed away

Club presents our Rotary Awards to five secondary schools in our region

Club participates in a survey for Rotary International to document the service Rotary Clubs perform Globally

Club welcomes District Governor David Egan and his wife Chris

Interact Club members cook for Club meeting at our airport facility

Club visits The Thrive Fitness Centre

Rotary Partners hold their Christmas Dinner

Club cooks for the opening of the KMART Redevopement

Vice President Graham represents Club at The Uniting Country S.A. Open Day


December 2018

Past District Governor John Rowe receives The Gold Companion Award from Past District Governor Barbara Wheatcroft

Michael Eades gives us a comprehensive presentation on the current programme at the PPRHS regarding Comprehensive Care for the Aged

Club farewells Past President Brian Condon with a Plaque, acknowledging his outstanding service to this Club and the local Community, at our Annual Christmas Dinner

Board decides not proceed with the Science and Engineering Challenge due to high cost and lack of sponsorship

DIK assumes responsibility to allocate the hospital beds we removed from PPRHS

Board agrees to donate $3000 to The Rotary Foundation

President Sebastian acknowledges Rtn Kuol Baak’s achievement in obtaining his Law Degree

Club is once again heavily involved in the Christmas Pageant with Presidents Sebastian’s granddaughter Alexa taking performing as Mr Squiggle

January 2019

Annual Bowls Night very successful despite trying conditions with proceeds of approx. $1500 donated towards the PPRHS New Patient Lounge

Rotarian Craig Rimmer is presented with his Paul Harris Saphire

Outgoing Exchange Students Scarlet and Fergus Todd give their farewell speeches and receive their Rotary Blazers

Dr Sam Ali talks to Club on Chemical Weapon Warfare

Club was very fortunate to have four former Exchange Students visit during this month.

Kaisa and Noora from Finland, Marie from France and Sarah, originally USA now England.

Past President Greg Mayfield is congratulated on the awarding of his OAM

Rotarian Mark Anderson gives an informative explanation of the Rotary Foundation


February 2019

New Club Assembly format trialled with very positive response from members

Club tours the New Sporting Precinct at the invitation of Manager Terry McGinnes

Members view the progress of the Wisteria Arbour

Club well represented at the launch of The Game Changer Programme which incorporates Outside The Locker Room to which this Club has allocated $5000

Rotary International celebrates it’s 114th Birthday

UniHub Spencer Gulf offers this Club the opportunity to administer Scholarships and Bursaries on their behalf

Rosie Weldon spoke to us regarding her time as an Australian Volunteer in PNG

Club uses our Bar B Q trailer for the first time at the New Sporting Precinct

March 2019

Club supplies gatekeepers for the first AFL match held in Port Pirie at the New Sports Precinct. Congratulations Mark Arnold

Club looks at purchasing new Polo Shirts and Caps with the current Rotary Logo

Club receives photo of recipient of the artificial Hand that was constructed at the Conference last year during The Hands On Project.

Club receives update on our Exchange Students overseas, Scarlet and Fergus, Both doing really well.

Members attend District 9500 Conference at Hahndorf and receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Australian Rotary Health

Members supply breakfast and erect stage for the Relay for Life fundraiser at Woodward Park

Members ( 7 in total) and Exchange Student Luukas, attend the 9500 Conference at Hahndorf.

April 2019

New Polo Tops and Caps with current Logo purchased.

Members defeat The Rotary Club of Peterborough at the annual Bowls match in Peterborough.

Members supply our cooking skills for the Masters Games Dragon Boat Races.

Members cook breakfast at the Producers Market.

Members cook Bar B Q for the Foster Kids Easter Party in conjunction with Uniting Care Wesley.

Members support the Driver Reviver Campaign over Easter.

Three students from The John Pirie Secondary School attend RYPEN .


May 2019

Successful Trotts Night held at Phoenix Park, raising over $2000

Friends of Rotary” initiative discussed at Club Assembly.

President Sebastian’s Wisteria Arbour Project handed over to Helping Hand Aged Care.

Students that went to RYLAR, speak of their experience, at our weekly meeting.

Club leaders attend District Assembly in Adelaide

Members supply and cook 1500 sausages for The St. Marks College Feast Day.

Club Picnic held at Woodward Park.

Lyn and Sal, from My Kitchen Rules fame, speak at our weekly meeting.


June 2019

Rotating Dinner held at Travelway Motel.

President Sebastian, with Rotarians Craig Rimmer, Peter Arnold and wives, attend the wedding of former Exchange Student Elsa in France.