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From Acting President Colin Hill:

As well as welcoming Greg Schuetze back from his long term employer-funded working holiday in the USA, including free tickets to top line sporting events and trying out the local beer, of special note was the return of John Capoccia to our meeting after an extended absence – welcome back Greg and John, we’ve missed you.

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Our guest speaker was Dr Amanda Ruler, representing the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW), who made a special reference to the international banning of nuclear weapons in much the same way as was done with land mines several years ago.

As well as carrying out her responsibilities as an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of SA School of Nursing and Midwifery and employed as the only practising PhD qualified nurse in SA, Dr. Amanda Ruler is the National Vice President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War.

With last Tuesday being the International Peace Day, it was a perfect opportunity to learn about MAPW’s work.

More information about MAPW is available at

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Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 938 here.

From Acting President Colin Hill:

Another great meeting on Tuesday with interesting guest speakers Keren Sutton and Dr. David Findlay from Maranatha Health who spoke about the challenges their Uganda based health support team face working in a country where corruption is rife and poorly educated village people often resort to witch doctors because they fear the high cost of traditional medical services.

As an alternative, Maranatha health provide services based on the ability of their patients and families to pay.

Complete details for Maranatha Health are available on their website at

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Club Bulletin: Meeting 937 – Club Assembly

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From Acting President Colin Hill:

I was very pleased to fill in as President at today’s meeting for Mina Ward who is sunning herself in the UK. Actually better weather in London than here – min of 13 degrees C and max of 18 degrees C. Mind you it is the end of summer!

As decided at the last Board meeting, one Tuesday morning per month will be devoted to Committee meetings rather than a guest speaker and lively chat, and last Tuesday was the first of those where those present split into one group for the Halloween night, and another to discuss a Magill Traders’ Night. There were worthwhile outcomes from both discussion groups.

John Kennedy has unfortunately found himself in the RAH but was expecting to be transferred to the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre on Thursday 10 September. He is looking forward to receiving many visitors during his stay.

From Mina Ward:

  • It appears Minnie Mouse is on a new adventure…….(see below).
  • A reminder – subs are due 30th September, see Carol if you need details.
  • RC Eastwood has released details about their next business breakfast meeting on Wednesday 21st October. The Guest speaker is The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese. Visit:
  • A reminder to purchase your tickets for the Joint Group 7 Dinner on 14th October – either on trybooking or give the cash to Carol.
  • There is a fund raiser being held at the Regal Theatre on October 25th for Australian Rotary Health. The movie is Bridge of Spies – details are on our club website.

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Club Bulletin: Meeting 936 – Norwood Morialta High School

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From President Mina Ward:

Spring is here!! What a stunning start it was on Tuesday, with two very clear rainbows to greet us at the breakfast meeting, as well as a colorful sunrise!

What a fitting morning to introduce two new Honorary Members to the club: Christine Abbott and David McKenzie. Christine is well known to the club as a charter member and wife of Wayne. Due to health reasons Christine, unfortunately had to resign from the club as an active member, but we look forward to seeing her at some of our events as an honorary member.

David has been a fantastic support for Carol during her year as President in 2012-13 and now as club treasurer. He is also a very community minded person helping out with the local basketball and volunteering as a JP. We welcome him to our club as an honorary member.

Also thanks to honorary member Jeff Neale for coming along to breakfast this week – it’s always great to see you, Jeff.

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Our guest speakers this Tuesday were from Norwood Morialta High School (NMHS): Andrea Sarantaugas & Jackie Marano. NMHS is known as having one of the best international environments in a South Australian School. We have had a strong relationship with the school for many years through different youth programs including Youth Exchange. As many of you would remember, our last Youth Exchange student Carlo from Italy, attended NMHS. In fact, in a recent email Carlo expressed what a fantastic experience he had at the school and how welcoming the staff were, in particular Andrea.

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Currently, Andrea heads up the international programs and is in the process of rebranding and refreshing the schools public image. The schools core Values of Distinction, Diversity and Respect are reflected in all aspects of the International Programs offered at the school, of which there are many. Jackie is due to head off some students to Milan and Turin. Our club has donated $300 towards this trip to help the students engage in this exchange program. There are several sister school programs with different countries including: Japan, Thailand, Italy and hopefully China in the near future.

It was really great to hear of the diverse international programs offered at NMHS and hoe culturally engaged they are as a community. Hopefully we can get Jackie and some of the exchange students along to talk to the club when they return.

Next meeting is a committee meeting session, where we will be discussing the plans for the upcoming Halloween night and an evening we are planning to host in October called Magill Traders night… Mark to explain more next week. Seeing as there are a few of us (me, Kirsty, Lindsay and Greg) away for extended periods over September, I ask that people please make a conscious effort to attend meetings and keep Colin company as he takes over the reins again, whilst I am away ☺


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