Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 953 here.

From President Mina Ward:

As a new year begins we all take time to reflect and think about where we are and where we want to be in the world, some of us even set goals! January is almost up, so the question is how are those goals going? Not so good? What was your focus when you set the goal? All too often we focus on the what and don’t understand the why.

Darrell Klar, from Clear Cut Coaching, explained to us on Tuesday that goals often involve changing behaviour. We don’t often assess our capability when setting goals. There needs to be a shift from our ‘shoulds’ to our ‘musts’. Our choices and decisions are made based on our beliefs.

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In the hierarchy of how our choices are influenced is our identity. This is who we are. At an unconscious level we are influenced by ‘why we are here’. So the next time you set a goal, ask yourself the questions: who am I? What skills do I have that make me who I am? Why do I want to do this goal? Do I believe it is the right thing and that is can be achieved? Is it congruent with who I am as a person?

Darrell works with individuals and corporate businesses to realise their goals and motivate them to achieve them. He suggests being mindful of where we are in the moment is very powerful is reaching our goals. So everyone, I challenge you all to ‘live in the moment’.

You can find out about Darrell at

It was lovely to see Graeme Packer, from RC Morialta along at Tuesday’s meeting. Sue has been working with Graeme over the last few weeks in preparation for our combined efforts for the BBQ at the Tour Down Under on Thursday. It’s always nice to see members from our mother club attend our meeting.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 953 here.

CLUB BULLETIN: Meeting 952 – TDU Marshal Training

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 952 here.

From President Mina Ward:

Welcome back everyone and a happy 2016!

There was a fantastic crowd at this week’s meeting. I am not sure if everyone was there to listen to Senior Constable Geoff Capper, or just excited to be back at Rotary, either way it was a fun meeting.

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Geoff ran through some important safety issues relevant for our traffic marshalling ahead of the Tour Down Under (TDU). He told us that we can direct traffic, but have no authority to enforce it, although the Police could report someone for a flagrant breach of our directives. Safety should be our number one concern. There are many hazards on the road, not only cars, but over excited cyclists, sun/glare, undulating surfaces, weather, judging the speed of cars and pedestrians.

If you have not been a road marshal at the TDU, before it is a bustling day of ensuring VIPs get to where they need to and spectators are directed. Wearing a high visibility jacket and standing in an appropriate spot makes the job of marshalling a lot easier. The Campbelltown City Council are very good at supplying vests, and ensuring everyone is hydrated and happy.

The advice given when signalling traffic to stop, is to place your hand out in a stop sign above shoulder height and with all your fingers pointing towards the ceiling. Be assertive with your signals so the driver has no doubt what you are signalling. If the driver is ignoring your advice, you cannot stop them, but note down their details and report them to the police. In the case of the TDU, it is unlikely we will need to stop traffic.

Positions for marshalling on Thursday will be emailed out to volunteers over the weekend – please let Mina know if the times do not suit you ASAP so we can finalise the roster.

Some other notices….

  • Last week, Gary and Marie Lockwood, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary…..big congratulations guys!!
  • If you wish to order a new club t-shirt or hat please let Ian Coat know.
  • Pauline is taking charge of the club’s 20th birthday celebrations in May – please let her know if you would like to help out.

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 952 here.