Great Cycle Challenge Australia

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This October, Our club President Dean is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!
His goal is to pedal 300 kilometres throughout the month.
Why is he doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia – 3 children die of cancer every week. It’s awful to think so many young lives are lost to this terrible disease.
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
To show his support to this cause, Dean is taking on this 30-day challenge to support cancer research and give these kids the brighter futures they deserve. This is Dean’s fourth ride and hopes to raise $2500, which will make total raised over the 4 years, $10,000
It will be a tough month, but it’s nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day as they battle this disease and fight for their lives.
So today, Dean is asking for your support.
Please make a donation through Dean’s fundraising page to support his challenge and join him in the fight to save little lives.

Here’s the link to Dean Bartley page:

All funds raised will support Children’s Medical Research Institute in their work to develop treatments and find a cure for all childhood cancers.
Thank you so much.


Untangling the Web

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Thank you to our Guest Speaker- Digital Mentor Kat Milner, from Create Your Change!
You gave some valuable advice about Digital Online Security – Spotting Spams and Scams.

As more mature people are often either new to technology or unsure of some aspects of using their devices, Create Your Change can cover the basics – how to navigate your device (both Apple and Android), and/or things like Online Shopping, Online Security, how to use Zoom for video chats, Facebook, Instagram and other social media, and any other topics that may be requested.

All of this information and advice is provided tonight was for free, thanks to a grant from a Government initiative called Be Connected.

A good website to subscribe to is:

Sweetener VS Sugar

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Big thanks to our guest speaker tonight: Nicole Isaacs, is a Clinical Trials Study Coordinator for the Intestinal Nutrient Sensing Group at The University of Adelaide, and PARC Clinical Research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Her role involves planning, recruitment and day to day running of clinical trials. Her talk today is about the current diabetic clinical research trails-with the aim to investigate the way sugars enter the blood and how to get better control.

The Intestinal Nutrient Sensing Group, led by A/Prof Richard Young, investigates the intestinal taste system, which detects dietary sugars and low-calorie sweeteners and, in turn, controls how glucose is absorbed and disposed in the body. PARC Clinical Research is a University of Adelaide based research group conducting early phase clinical trials and specialised research into multiple disciplines, led by Professor Guy Ludbrook.

If interested in more information or becoming a volunteer- email:

Mt Barker Club’s Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds

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Photo from RC of Mount Baker Facebook Page


At tonight’s meeting we had a Guest Speaker- Mark Clemow from Mt Barker Rotary, he spoke about Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds (RORP).

Our guest speaker was Rotarian Mark Clemow from the Rotary Club of Mount Barker who heads up the RORP (Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds) program here in South Australia. The Playgrounds that have reached their “use by date” here in Australia are being replaced by councils & schools with new ones. The old ones are going into landfill. Those Playgrounds are still usable and can benefit children in countries like Sri Lanka and throughout South East Asia. The program was started in 2019 by Rotary in Victoria, and so far, they have recycled 50 playgrounds. There are 2000 Playgrounds marked for replacement per annum in Australia. Club liaison with the local Council is essential to identify the Playgrounds marked for replacement. Each part needs to be identified and marked for reassembly before being shipped overseas. The shipping will be done through Donations in Kind (DIK) and the reassembly will be overseen by the local Rotary Club.
This is a “Hands On” project that’s a WIN-WIN! as it will reduce landfill waste here in Australia and gives the simple joy of play to children of the world.

Get in touch with the RORP SA team via Mark Clemow of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker via email: