Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 951 here.

A catered spread fit for Royalty at Nightingale Park last Monday replaced our regular Tuesday’s regular meeting. Anyone who went away hungry was hard to please. Thanks to Sue and Paul Hector for their organisation.

The baser side of human nature was on display when it was time for Kirsty’s imaginative Kris Kringle. It didn’t take long to pick up the rules: Greed is Good.

A big thanks to Gary for again coming through with costumes for our own version of the Nativity Story. Apologies to the Gospel writers.

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2016 kicks off with a get-together at Mina’s house on the 3rd of January. More details in the Bulletin.

Our first meeting will then be held on the 12th of January at Hectorville Sporting Club.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our members!

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 951 here.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 950 here.

From President Mina Ward:

This being our last official meeting at Heccies for 2015, there was some reflection over the first six months of the Rotary year and some planning for the next six ahead. This week’s meeting was a combination of Committee Meetings for The Reel Event 2016 and the Club’s AGM, combined with Christmas cake and tinsel.

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Gary and Leonie, continue with their fantastic efforts on Tuesday mornings of feeding 15 – 20 hungry mouths, without fail…..Thank You from everyone!

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A big thank you to Sue for organising the help with RC Norwood and the BBQ at Bunning’s last Sunday. Mina, Paul and Sue sweated it out in the heat, thankfully it was the early shift!! We will keep you up to date on how much money was raised.

Just a reminder for anyone who is attending Christmas in Nightingale Park next Monday evening at 6:30 PM. Please, please, please pay your $20 per person ASAP and notify Kirsty and Sue.

We have confirmed the club is helping out with marshalling and catering at the Tour Down Under Campbelltown Stage, on Thursday January 21st, please put it in your diary and start asking family/friends if they would like to help out.

The club’s AGM confirmed the below positions for 2016/17:

  • President Elect = TBC
  • Secretary = Ian Coat
  • Treasurer = Chris Gascoine
  • Director of Progression = Greg Schuetze
  • Director of Community = TBC

Congratulations to all members who have been voted into these positions. If you have any comments about these positions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

There were some fantastic discussions at the meeting about different aspects of planning for The Reel Event 2016 (put 25th may in the new 2016 diary!) I was great to see everyone involved with the discussions. I am looking forward to making this year’s event, even bigger and better than previous years.

On that note I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a stress free 2016. Please keep safe and enjoy every moment with friends and family- they are more precious than any present. I hope to see most of you at my place on 3rd January!

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 950 here.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 949 here.

From President Mina Ward:

This morning saw the induction of the club’s first new member for this Rotary Year, Mohammed Farooque. Mohammed was a member of the club from 2010 to 2012, so is no stranger to Magill Sunrise and is keen to be involved with the club once more. We welcome Mohammed back and wish him many years of Rotary ahead.

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Jumping straight into helping with club events, Mohammed volunteered at the club’s two recent BBQ’s: Athelstone Kindergym and the last Shed BBQ sale @ Campbelltown. Thanks Mohammed. Also a big thanks to Sue for organising the Kindergym BBQ, and Paul Hector and Kirsty for helping out.

More thanks to Julie and Ian for organising the last shed sale BBQ, and to their helpers too.

Sue and Paul Hector also had a busy weekend hosting some of the members from the club for a little bit of fellowship. It was great to see Kevin and Shirley Roberts for Saturday lunch, before the group split up to see different sights of McLaren Vale (some choosing wine tasting and others choosing a big Buddha). Saturday night’s game definitely produced a few laughs and insights into some members psyche – involving cows being fed by aliens and a poor village in England filled with corruption and incest…..I guess you just had to be there!

Thanks Sue and Paul for being fab hosts! There will be more fellowship events in 2016 so keep your eyes peeled.

The guest speaker this week was lovely Tegan Whalan. For the last 2 years, Tegan has participated in NaNoWriMo ( . What is NaNoWriMo you are asking. It is the National Novel Writing Month. On 1st November, budding writers begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000 – word novel by 11.59pm on November 30.

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In 2014 there were 325,142 participants worldwide, including 81,311 students and educators. This included auto mechanics, out-of-work actors and middle school English teachers. They all finished the month as novelist. What an achievement.

Tegan explained, the challenge only involves writing 1,700 words a day, every day for 30 days. Only?!! Her tips include writing at stolen opportunities, never feel like the word count is unobtainable and make mistakes!! As she states in her motto ‘You can edit crap, but you can’t edit nothing’.

This clearly has helped Tegan produce three novels over the last 12 months, including her latest NaNoWriMo ‘win’, which she is hoping to get published in 2016… the book shelves for ‘The Black Shucks of Fableham’.

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Mark Thompson represented the club at Mary MacKillop’s End of Year Award Ceremony. We sponsor 2 awards; Service Above Self – College Community and Service Above Self – General Community. Kylie Do (an apology on the night) was awarded the College Community and Laura Santucci was presented with the General Award by Mark.

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 949 here.