Rotary Club of Morphett Vale
 e Bulletin 129                    15 March 2023
President's Message
General Meeting
Next Meeting 134
5 July 2023
South Adelaide Football Club
order meal 5:45pm
Jimmy Deane's Bistro
Rotary and the Environment
Protecting the Environment Forum attended by President Marion Fielke
Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Juliet were special guests at the ‘Protecting the Environment Forum’ on Saturday 11 March.
Champion of the Environment and Chair of the Board of Trustees the Rotary Foundation, PRIP Ian Riseley OAM invited us to discover what Rotary is doing at a global level to protect the environment.
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment gives Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.
Attendees at Charles Campbell Secondary College
Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley OAM
Of particular interest to me was the work undertaken by German Rotaractors in protecting and promoting wild bees as crop pollinators. With the project “BeeAlive” German Rotaractors began to support wild bees by building bee hotels, educating people about the threat to the bee population, and sowing wildflower meadows. All German Rotaract clubs participated, starting with the most northern club of Flensburg, which visited a beekeeper with their sponsor Rotary club. The southern-most Rotaract club in Germany, Kempten Allgäu, planted a meadow of more than 32,000 square feet for bees to pollinate.
Rotary Club of St Peters have successfully grown a forest of 130 trees to replace a stand of 60 older trees devastated by a tornado. Jack’s Farm tree planting project 240 km north of Adelaide is a triumph over the elements.
Rotary Club of Glenelg encouraged Jetty Road traders to swap their single use plastic straws for free rotary branded paper straws in their ‘Straws no more’ project to alert both the traders and the customers to the dangers of plastic in the marine environment. The State Government later enacted legislation to ban all single use plastic items used for food in South Australia.
Rotary club of Onkaparinga and BlazeAid are still constructing fences years after the last bushfire in the Adelaide Hills. Some of the fencing supplies are funded by a Rotary Global Grant. Rotary members are also taking the opportunity to support locals who need other assistance as well.
Pic: Rotary Club of Onkaparinga
The Calperum Committee updated members on the activities at Calperum and the ‘Health of the River’ observations.
Work is also being done by the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge to repopulate the mallee after bushfires with the Mallee Emu Wren, an endangered species
image Tom Hunt
Closer to home, the Rotary Club of Seaford have built 100 ‘Bat boxes’ as homes for microbats who eat insects in an eco vineyard.
Pic: Rotary Club of Seaford
New signage
As part of our partnership with South Adelaide Football Club we now have signage around the oval, along with other sponsors/partners 
We sponsor a young female and a young male football player.
Club meeting
Some of our club members took to heart the invitation to wear "something green" to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
Guest speaker at the meeting was Julie Johnston from the District 9510 Public Image committee, talking about the opportunities available to promote Rotary
The Rotary is Fun ute at our meeting place, South Adelaide Football Club
2023 Community Mothers' Day Raffle
Sales for our Mothers' Day raffle close on Monday May 1 at 12.00pm.
Don't miss out on your chance to win some great prizes for Mum this Mothers' Day.
To get your tickets please follow the link below.
or scan the QR code
Upcoming Events
Craft morning
Rotary Hall
Jun 28, 2023 10:00 AM
Create, Chat and Connect
Rotary Hall
Jun 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Recycling at the shed
Rotary sheds
Jul 01, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
South Adelaide Football Club
Jul 05, 2023 7:00 PM -
Jun 05, 2024 8:30 PM
Club Meeting
South Adelaide Football Club
Jul 19, 2023 - Jun 19, 2024
Craft morning
Rotary Hall
Jul 26, 2023 10:00 AM
Create, Chat and Connect
Rotary Hall
Jul 26, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
South Adelaide Football Club
Aug 02, 2023 7:00 PM -
Jul 03, 2024 8:30 PM
Club Meeting
South Adelaide Football Club
Aug 16, 2023 - Jul 17, 2024
Craft morning
Rotary Hall
Aug 23, 2023 10:00 AM
Create, Chat and Connect
Rotary Hall
Aug 23, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
South Adelaide Football Club
Sep 06, 2023 7:00 PM -
Aug 07, 2024 8:30 PM
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Morphett Vale
Service above self
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Jimmy Deane's Bar and Bistro & Zone Room
South Adelaide Football Club
1 Lovelock Drive
Noarlunga, SA 5168
0408 475 655
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5.45pm for a meal in Jimmy Deane's Bar and Bistro, 7:00 pm for meeting Zone room. Please call 0448 000 238 for details.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ray Jones
June 1
Cheryle Barry
July 4
Spouse Birthdays
Ray Jones
June 1
Rod Whyte
June 3
Helen Pfeiffer
July 30
Marion Fielke
June 25
Join Date
Merilyn Russell
June 2, 2001
22 years
Marion Fielke
June 18, 2013
10 years
Grant Sibly
June 30, 2019
4 years
Amanda Rishworth
July 1, 2010
13 years
Chris Picton
July 1, 2014
9 years
Katrine Hildyard
July 1, 2014
9 years
Trevor Sharp
July 1, 2014
9 years
Christopher Andrews
July 7, 2021
2 years
Ray Jones
July 9, 2016
7 years
Meeting Notes 129
RCMV Meeting 15 March 2023
Meeting opened 7:15pm
Apologies – Chris M, Chris A, Dini, Grant, Mark,
President Marion's report:
Reminder to register for District Assembly 2 April
Rotary District 9510 - DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
You are invited to join other board members & interested Rotary members in preparation for the 2023-2024 Rotary year at this District Assembly on April 2, 2023 at St Michael's College, 15 Mitton Avenue, Henley Beach.
Keynote speakers will be:
Andrew Best & Barbara Mifsud from Rotary International South Pacific & Philippines Office who will share their vast experience.
Andrew will be speaking about ENGAGEMENT and Barbara will share MEMBERSHIP options and explorations.
Enjoy networking over morning tea & lunch.
PLEASE REGISTER by clicking the Facebook link.
Registration is Free - however we need your acknowledgement of attendance so we can organise catering and materials. In addition if you have any Dietry or Mobility requirements, please write about your needs.
Please contact Di Clements 2023-2024 Learning and Development Chair for additional information.
Mobile: 0412 305 660
For Registration Support - please contact Graham Fussen
Mobile: 0412 694 461 Email:
When you’re upstairs in the meeting room, everyone, have a look across the oval and admire our signs.
I have also been working with local service clubs to get council wide signage for service clubs in Onkaparinga
Environment forum update `11 March, Ian Risley Germany Rotaractors- Bee Alive education, bee hotels, wildflower meadows, , Global Grants for the environment, RC Glenelg, No straws, Calperum update, Mallee Wren habitat repopulating, partnership with BlazeAid to refence after Cudlee Creek bushfires.
Dini visited Microbat boxes in eco vineyard. We were especially excited to meet Rotary International past President Ian Riseley today, who is a champion of environmental stewardship and the microbat bat project in partnership with EcoVineyards.
He is keen to watch the roll out in his home region the Mornington Peninsula.
With thanks to Mark Huddleston, Shona Smart and the team at Rotary Club of Seaford for a great day!
and Goolwa environment visit. Ian Risley planted a tree in their Peace Park
Goolwa Rotary Club projects include removing plastic in waterways, planting trees,
Sunday was a BIG day for Rotary Club Goolwa! Rotary International Past World President Ian Riseley came to view our Rotary Centenary Park reserve environmental project off Sweetman Road, Goolwa South. Ian, a passionate environmentalist, planted a pink gum in honour of his visit to our project. The park is a Rotary Club 10 year plan to enhance the Reserve to create a place of Peace and Tranquillity for everyone to enjoy.
We were delighted that Rotarians, friends and family could join us. Later we enjoyed a delicious lunch at the home of Di Keach.
Here is Ian planting the tree with Club mascot Lilly watching on. Next is Past World RI President Ian with District Governor Paul Thomas, Area Governor Dini Whyte, Club President Jan Lawrence and inaugural Environment Director and current Board member Di Keach. A great day for all involved.
Dini has been working on the Federal Grant and hope to get everything in place by the due date.  Not too many people interested going by the responses! I received 4 responses to my request for suggestions Expressions of Interest due 24th March overwhelmingly, Rotary Hall was singled out.  Waiting for quotes to paint the brick walls at Rotary Hall and resurface of the parquetry floor. We need “landowners consent” (read council approval) for that.
SAFC are keen to support us with the dinner for combined service clubs, info below.
 Combined Service Organisations Dinner
It was suggested that we organise a dinner for representatives of all local service clubs eg Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis. Zonta, Soroptomists, View Club etc within the City of Onkaparinga.
Information thus far:
  • To be held on Wednesday 17th May (in the middle of Volunteers Week)
  • Guest speakers:                 Mayor Moira Were, Rotary District Governor Paul Thomas
  • Venue                                   South Adelaide Football Club – upstairs meeting room
  • Time                                      6.00-6.30pm start
  • Cost                                       $55.00 for 2 course meal to be served at the tables, tea and coffee
Drinks will be available from the upstairs bar
Please help promote this important event.
 Regionalisation project
Our team of around 100 volunteers from throughout Zone 8 has been consulting with District Governors, Elects and Nominees. Through this process, we have been able to determine our next steps and update the pilot timeline. We have also been creating an in-depth business case to present to the Rotary International Board in April 2023, which is the next critical step as we start to implement the pilot.
Reminder about Noarlunga Fire Station visit March 29
Roster circulating for Vintage and Classic event 23 April
RC Seaford Quiz night April 28, see Susan with money for table bookings
Julie Johnson presented on Rotary’s District Public Image Chair with great ideas for promoting our club.
Julie was delighted with our SAFC signage and will present a story on RC Morphett Vale and our Silver Sponsorship which includes youth footballers  support.
St Patrick’s Day competition. Rose took the prize with her ‘St Patrick ousting the snakes from Ireland’ hat.
Toast to RC Bhutan District  3293
Raffle books stubs back to Merilyn and Sandy. Only 6 weeks to sell your tickets. There are still a number of booked opportunities to sell tickets.
Meeting closed 8,15pm. Next meetings speaker NYSF student
Next meeting SAFC upstairs 7pm, or 5.45pm to order a meal at Jimmy Deane’s Bistro