Kapunda Rotary – dispelling some myths!

Attendance

“I would like to be part of Rotary – but I haven’t got the time to attend weekly meetings”. How often have busy and talented people said that when invited to consider becoming Rotarians?

Well, it is not compulsory to attend every meeting! That’s just one of the minor myths that is associated with the world’s best-known service club.  We all lead busy lives, so it is OK to attend when you can.  You can even become a “Friend of Rotary”, and be even more flexible.

“Old” People

Other myths include the perception that a Rotary Club is only for older, retired males and that younger men and women would not be interested in, or gain anything from becoming members.

Again, this is not correct. Most clubs have a broad age-range and a good mix of both male and female members.

Many younger people in management positions, or who are running their own businesses, have welcomed the opportunities provided by Rotary to become involved in their local communities and to take advantage of the personal development skills that are to be gained through Rotary service.

Networking

Networking opportunities abound throughout Rotary and the knowledge that such a strong, professional support group exists is a factor which attracts thousands of young men and women world-wide.

History

Over the 2008-09 Rotary year the Rotary Club of Kapunda celebrated 50 years of service to the Kapunda community. As one of over 33,000 clubs throughout the world, it is part of the Rotary International organization which supports thousands of local and international programmes designed to improve the lives of people from all levels of society.

Since 1958-59 the Rotary Club of Kapunda has undertaken projects which have encouraged and supported local youth; the aged community; local schools; sporting groups; libraries; local tourism; emergency services and major projects such as the construction of Map the Miner and the Kapunda Hospital Helipad. Every second year we run the very successful Kidman Art Show.  This attracts entries from many artists, with generous prize money and sales being generated throughout the art communities of South Australia.

International

The club has continually supported international Rotary programmes including the 25-year plan to eradicate the Polio virus which has seen a world-wide reduction of this insidious childhood disease to where it now exists in only five countries and the number of cases has fallen to just over 1% of its original numbers.

Many local Rotarians have taken the opportunity to provide practical and financial help to humanitarian programmes in neighbouring Pacific countries with the building of schools and medical facilities, and the provision of health and educational resources. The club has also donated three ShelterBoxes for use as emergency shelter in natural disasters.

Rotarians are able to use their vocational skills to assist in many areas and also to gain valuable contacts and friends through the social activities associated with Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Kapunda members have regular contact with members from other nearby clubs and have frequently combined with them in major Rotary projects and social events.

The opportunity to attend the annual district conference, usually held during October, is available to all members. The conference is designed to educate and motivate members in the wider world of Rotary, with a line-up of excellent speakers on a wide range of topics including Rotary programmes along with current and relevant social issues.

A place for you

No matter at what level you feel you would like to become involved in Rotary, there is a place for you in your local Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club of Kapunda currently meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at the North Kapunda Hotel, Kapunda, commencing at 6.20 pm for fellowship followed by a dinner meeting at 6.45 pm until approximately 8.00 pm. During January social meetings are held in various members’ homes – please check with our Secretary. You are very welcome to contact the club if you are interested in attending a meeting.

Contact Information

For further information about the Rotary Club of Kapunda, please telephone Secretary: Deane Rohrlach on 8566 2371.

2015 Kidman Art Show Results

16 to 21 October 2015

The fifth biennial Kidman Art Show ran from Friday 16th until Wednesday 21st October 2015. The main venue was the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Kapunda with the Photographic Exhibition in the Kapunda Community Gallery, in their new location at the corner of Brown St.

The Art Show was again supported by the Light Regional Council and we are also very appreciative of a number of other generous sponsors.

The Kapunda Community Gallery have again provided their valuable support and expertise, including staging the Photographic Exhibition in conjunction with the Kidman Art Show.

The Kidman Art Show provides an opportunity for regional artists to compete for generous prizes and to display their work for sale. All proceeds from the Art Show go towards local and international Rotary humanitarian projects.

2015 Kidman Art Show Results

Over $9,000 in prizes were awarded as follows:

Best in Exhibition (Acquisitive Prize)
“Picnic Tree” Mike Barr
Oil & Acrylic
“End of the Ride” Alison Halliday
Watercolour / Gouache
“Drafthorse Foal” Gerhard Ritter
Drawing and Pastels
“Sand Dune Shadows” Margaret McEntee
Photography and Print Media
“Splatter” Emily Williams
Sculpture, 3 Dimensional Works and Fabric Arts
“Beyond The Door” Malcolm Craig
Connection to the Land
“Head Study No. 1” Warren Farley

 

Art Show Sales

DATE ARTIST NAME 2015 TITLE OF WORKS PHOTO OIL/AC WC/G DRG/PAS SCUL/3D PRICE CAT. NO.
                   
17/10/15 Amey, Wendy Willow Birdbath         X $145.00 3
  Carvanna, Sarah The Magic of Ones Thoughts       X   $150.00 39
  Clarke, Janice Thistles   X       $160.00 43
  Hancox, Trevor Seen Better Days     X     $325.00 104
  Hill , Sarah High Exposure   X       $390.00 118
  Low, Patricia Harvest   X       $150.00 160
  Nielsen, Susanne Wheels of Time X         $100.00 188
  Nielsen, Susanne Rustic Charm x         $100.00 189
  Payne, Lesley Burning Silence   X       $850.00 196
  Spehr, Melanie Poppies in the Limelight   X       $210.00 232
  Vidovich, Becc Raw Rural X         $450.00 260
  Williams, Emily Splatter X         $50.00 270
                   
18/10/15 Cooper, June Barossa Gold     X     $250.00 56
  Elliott, Ksenia Rose Water   X       $140.00 81
  Farley, Warren Head Study #1       X   $400.00 83
  Scholich, Caol Untiltled   X       $200.00 217
                   
19/10/15 Collins, Sonia Main St, 6am X         $70.00 50
  Ramachandran, Alan Late Evening     X     $1,200.00 204
  Sprason, Maxine Drover’s Cottage, Sedan   X       $160.00 234
  Elliot, Ksenia Blue Yarn   X       $180.00 80
                   
20/10/15 Ritter, Gerhard Drafthorse Foal     X     $600.00 209

2013 Kidman Art Show Results

18 to 27 October 2013

The fourth biennial Kidman Art Show ran from Friday 18th until Sunday 27th October 2013. As before, the main venue was the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Kapunda with the Photographic Exhibition in the Kapunda Community Gallery.

The Art Show was again supported by the Light Regional Council. We were also very appreciative of a number of other generous sponsors.

The Kapunda Community Gallery provided their valuable support and expertise, including staging the Photographic Exhibition in conjunction with the Kidman Art Show.

The Kidman Art Show provides an opportunity for regional artists to compete for generous prizes and to display their work for sale. All proceeds from the Art Show go towards local and international Rotary humanitarian projects.

2013 Kidman Art Show Results

Over $9,000 in prizes were awarded as follows:

Best in Exhibition (Acquisitive Prize)
“Black Joe’s Road” Len Vodic
Oil & Acrylic
“The End of the Drive, Flinders Ranges” Lise Temple
Watercolour / Gouache
“Sheep In Morning Sunshine” Coralie Armstrong
Drawing and Pastels
“Reflections at Twilight” Tony Smith
Photography and Print Media
“No Flys on Me” Dani Lorriaux
Sculpture, 3 Dimensional Works and Fabric Arts
“Hide and Seek” K & K Jenkins & Wohler
Connection to the Land
“Johnno” Stephen Oatway
People’s Choice Award
[Still to be decided]

2011 Kidman Art Show Results

28 October to 4 November 2011

Committee members from the Rotary Club of Kapunda and the Kapunda Community Gallery launch the 2011 Kidman Art Show, which ran from 28 October to 4 November.

The third biennial Kidman Art Show commenced on Friday 28 October and ran until Friday 4 November 2011. The main venue was the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Kapunda with the Photographic Exhibition in the Kapunda Community Gallery.
The Art Show was supported by the Light Regional Council with sponsorship totalling $5,000. Total prizemoney exceeded $11,000.00, over fourteen categories, details below. We were also very appreciative of a number of other generous sponsors.
The Kapunda Community Gallery provided valuable support and expertise, including staging the Photographic Exhibition in conjunction with the Kidman Art Show.
The Kidman Art Show provided an opportunity for regional artists to compete for generous prizes and to display their work for sale. All proceeds from the Art Show went towards local and international Rotary humanitarian projects. Artists also had an opportunity to donate art works for the raffle and the silent auction held during the Art Show.

2011 Kidman Art Show Results

Over $11,000 in prizes were awarded as follows:

Best in Exhibition (Acquisitive Prize)
“Wine Track Patterns” Chris Alway
The Kapunda & Light Region
“Break in the Weather” Anita Thiele
Oil & Acrylic
“Spirit of the Land” Judith Kittel
Highly Commended Award
“Brownhill Creek Summer Day” Irma Denk
Watercolour
“Warm Day” Alan Ramachandran
Highly Commended Award
“Martu” Gerhard Ritter
Drawing and Pastels
“Winter Warmth” Bill Truslove
Highly Commended Award
“Drawing Study at Walker Flat” Harry Sherwin
Photography and Print Media
“Running Riots” Daniel Sutherland
Highly Commended Award
“Angle Flyer” Paul Watson
Sculpture, 3 Dimensional Works and Fabric Arts
“Cock’s Girls” Malcolm Craig
Highly Commended Award
“The Travellers” Suzanne Cherry
Connection to the Land
“Mates” Marianne Scarvelis
People’s Choice Award
“Jack’s Team of Eight” Keith Blake

Kidman Art Show wins 2010 Community Event of the Year Award

The 2009 Kidman Art Show was awarded the Light Regional Council Community Event Award for 2009 at the 2010 Australia Day Breakfast held on 26 January 2010 at Hewett.

Mayor Robert Hornsey, in making the presentations, congratulated Chairman Rotarian Frank Ware and Co-ordinator Rotarian Anne Hornsey for their efforts and those of all the committee members who were involved from both the Rotary Club of Kapunda and the Kapunda Community Gallery.


Mayor Robert Hornsey congratulates Chairman Rotarian Frank Ware and 
Co-ordinator Rotarian Anne Hornsey
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2009 Kidman Art Show

A very successful second Kidman Art Show was held in October 2009, with the next one being planned for 2011. Over 150 artists submitted 360 entries with prizemoney in excess of $10,000 available. The Rotary Club of Kapunda had valuable support from the Kapunda Community Gallery and was able to make a donation to the Gallery of $1,500 for their contribution.


Past Rotary president Bill O’Brien presents a cheque to Gallery president Maxine Donald, with Mayor Robert Hornsey in attendance.

Kapunda Rotary celebrates 50 years

On an occasion that emulated history on two counts the Rotary Club of Kapunda celebrated the 50th Anniversay of the Presentation of its Rotary International Charter on Saturday, October 31, 2009 on one of the hottest nights in recent memory.

According to one of the guest speakers, Dr Bruce Eastick, who was the only person in attendance who was present at the original Charter Presentation, that night was also a “scorcher”.

Just on 100 people shared in the celebrations of 50 years of the Rotary Club of Kapunda with many guests travelling long distances to attend. It was pleasing to see many former Kapunda Rotarians who enjoyed catching up and meeting current members.

All nearby clubs were well represented along with members of other Rotary Clubs with local connections. District 9500 Governor Roberta Waterman and her husband Geoff Ellershaw travelled from Adelaide to take part in the celebrations.

Several representatives of local organizations were present, including the Kapunda Historical Society, Kapunda CWA, Kapunda Probus, Kapunda Lions, Kapunda High School, Kapunda Primary School and Kapunda Tourism.

We were also pleased to have in attendance local parliamentary representatives Mr Nick Champion, Wakefield; the Hon Graham Gunn, Stuart, and Mrs Jan Gunn; and Mr Ivan Venning, Schubert and Mrs Kay Venning.

Current President, Frank Ware welcomed all those present and read a long list of congratulatory messages and apologies from non-attendees.

All guests enjoyed hearing from a variety of speakers on the various achievements of the Rotary Club of Kapunda.

Mayor of Light Regional Council, Rotarian Robert Hornsey spoke on the history of the beginnings of the club, giving some amusing observations on the way the world has changed from fifty years ago.

Dr Bruce Eastick, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Gawler, and Kapunda’s sponsor club, spoke on his recollections of the Charter Dinner and the role of Gawler club in the establishment of the Kapunda club.

Former Rotarian David Quodling gave an insight into the beginnings of the construction of Map Kernow, which still remains the most well-known of all Kapunda Rotary projects. David also spoke on the Rotary Youth exchange programme in which he had been involved in both hosting a number of exchangees and having his daughter, Nicole, undertake an exchange to Korea. David’s exchange involvement has continued over a number of years with visits to past exchangees, the most recent being a catch-up with Debbie Ratzker from South Africa who is now living in the United States.

Current Rotarians Brian Goodfellow and Don Franks presented an overview on the planning, construction and launch of the Kapunda Helipad in October 2001. Both Brian and Don praised the efforts of the Kapunda community in their generous donations of time and money to the project. A plaque in the Kapunda Hospital outpatients foyer lists major government and corporate support and also contains the names of the community financial contributors who responded to a mailout fundraising effort which raised over $16,500.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow to Rotarian Deane Rohrlach who has been a member of the Rotary Club of Kapunda for twenty-five years.

The club is also enjoying a membership surge and was pleased to induct another member, Pat Dobbin, into the club during the evening. Pat, who brings many skills to the club, is keen to become involved in the work of Rotary. Along with her husband, Fred, we welcome them to our ranks.

The evening was enhanced with brackets of Community Singing, accompanied by local musician and friend of Rotary, Peter Murphy.

A slideshow comprising photos and activities of members over the last fifty years was produced by Anne Hornsey, along with further visual highlights of the club’s efforts with Map the Miner and the Kapunda Helipad. These were received very well by everyone present.

A brief historical record of the past 50 years of the club, produced by Sondra Franks and Anne Hornsey was presented to mark the occasion.

The catering arrangements were co-ordinated by Don and Sondra Franks and the very attractive table decorations were tastefully executed by Kristin Hodge and Elaine Goodall. The evening ran very smoothly in the capable hands of Master of Ceremonies, PP David Hodge.

Results for 2009 Kidman Art Show

The 2009 Kidman Art Show was supported by the Light Regional Council with sponsorship totalling $5,000. Total prizemoney exceeded $10,000, over 7 categories. We are also very appreciative of a number of other generous sponsors.

The Kapunda Community Gallery provided valuable support and expertise, including the staging of a Photographic Exhibition in conjunction with the Kidman Art Show, entitled “Through My Lens”.

Some of the members of the 2009 Kidman Art Show Committee

Results for 2009 Kidman Art Show

Results for the Kidman Art Show held from October 23-30 2009 are listed below:
Best in Exhibition Alan Ramachandran Farm House at Tarlee $3,500
Kapunda & Light Region Chris Crabtree A City of Light $1,000
Kapunda & Light Region Ilona Glastonbury The Home Paddock $50 (Merit)
Oil & Acrylic Hans Koppan Morning on the River $1,000
Oil & Acrylic Sylvia Eakins Afternoon Graze $50 (Merit)
Watercolour Lovers, Dreamers & Me Nic Brown $1,000
Watercolour Lynette Hamilton Nostalgic Australia $50 (Merit)
Drawings & Pastels Margaret McEntee Evening Light $1,000
Drawings & Pastels Carol Coventry The Old Trough $50 (Merit)
Photography & Print Media Barb Woolford Station Life $1,000
Photography & Print Media Malcolm Edward-Cole Constable Colours $50 (Merit)
Sculpture & 3D Works
& Fabric Arts
Ty Manning Work Horse $1,000
Sculpture & 3D Works
& Fabric Arts
Gwenda Zbierski Hello Cocky $50 (Merit)
Connection to the Land Richard Maurovic Gepps Cross Sheep Market $300
People’s Choice Jenny Bastians Morning Light on Davidson Reserve $250

Winning Entries


Winner of the Best in Exhibition sponsored by the Light Regional Council, artist Mr Alan Ramachandran with Mayor Robert Hornsey.


Kapunda & Light Region – “A City of Light”
– Chris Crabtree.


Drawings & Pastels – “Evening Light”
– Margaret McEntee


Sculpture & 3-Dimensional Works & Fabric Arts
– “Work Horse” – Ty Manning

 


Best in Exhibition – “Farm House at Tarlee”
– Alan Ramachandran.


Watercolour – “Lovers, Dreamers & Me”
– Nic Brown


Photography & Print Media – “Station Life”
– Barb Woolford


Connection to the Land – “Gepps Cross Market”
– Richard Maurovic


People’s Choice – “Morning Light on Davidson Reserve” – Jenny Bastians – Shown here with past Rotary President Bill O’Brien.

2007 Art Show Results of Judging

CategoryArtistArtwork TitlePrize
Kapunda and LightJenny BastiansDusk Towards Allendale$1,500
Connection to the LandRoger MurcottStockman’s Rest$1,000
Connection to the LandMargaret TuckeyNorthern Flinders$250 (Merit)
Connection to the LandCoralie ArmstrongFriesians with a ViewCommendation
Oil & AcrylicJaime ProsserTeasing the Rain to Fall

$1,000

Oil & AcrylicGerhard RitterJohn$250 (Merit)
WatercolourGlenys ChristopherThe Canola House

$1,000

Watercolour

Rosemari Willis Anderson

Beaches$250 (Merit)
Drawing & PastelsBill TrusloveGolden Creek

$1,000

Drawing & PastelsL CornwellThe Pines$250 (Merit)
Photography & PrintTrevor KeechMorning Mist$1,000
Photography & PrintMeredith MayrAfternoon Glow$250 (Merit)
Sculpture/3DGraeme ShawGreen Hawk$1,000
Sculpture/3DGwenda ZbierskiMemories of Yesteryear

$250 (Merit)

Fabric ArtsSally GilesMap of the World

$1,000

Fabric ArtsSondra FranksAustraliana$250 (Merit)
People’s ChoiceRoger MurcottStockman’s Rest

$1,000