A Government directive called for the cancellation of gatherings of more than 500 people to minimise the impact of the declared COVID-19 pandemic. In light of that, the Rotary Club of Stirling has reluctantly postponed the Small Acreage Field Days planned for Echunga in early April.
The Event Chair, Greg Russell, has stressed, though, that this is a postponement and not a cancellation, and planning will continue with a view to holding the Field Days next year once this health emergency is over.
Greg has thanked, in particular, all the exhibitors and sponsors who supported Rotary for this inaugural event. He noted that there were a huge number of other community organisations and bodies which had also put in a great deal of effort to ensure success. 
This is not an exhaustive list of such groups, but it does include,
  • the Echunga Recreational Grounds Committee,
  • the Weekender Herald,
  • Hills Radio,
  • 5MU,
  • the Mount Barker Council
  • the Adelaide Hills Council,
  • the CFS Echunga,
  • Josh Teague, Member for Heysen,
  • MaxArt (Terry and Jill McMahon)
  • many other Echunga sports and community groups
 and, of course, our principal sponsors,
  • Bank SA,
  • Regional Development Australia, and
  • Coopers Rural and Farm Supplies. 
This is certainly a blow to our club, he said, but there are many other people, companies and charitable organisations in the same, or worse, situations,
and our focus over the next few weeks and months has to be on looking after each other and keeping ourselves and others safe.
Finally, He wished to thank the broader community in the Hills which has supported Rotary and our projects over the past 45 years
and sincerely hoped that will continue well into the future in spite of this serious, but temporary setback.
See you next year!
Contact: Greg Russell
                Event Chair
                0427 707 733