Club Bulletin: Meeting 961 – Parliament House Dinner

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From President Mina Ward:

No meeting Tuesday morning in lieu of Dinner at Parliament House Wednesday evening as guest of the Honorable Vincent Tarzia, Member for Hartley (our club rooms are situated in his electorate).

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Vincent gave us a tour of both Houses (Assembly and Legislative Council). A committee was operational in the Legislative Council, but we had more freedom to roam in the House of Assembly.

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Vincent gave us an abridged history lesson on our State Parliament, followed by a fine 3 course meal with choice of wines, and topped off with liqueurs. The term ‘small portions’ does not exist in Parliament House; what fantastic value for money.

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From President Mina Ward: 

Wow! What an inspiration our guest was on Tuesday morning.

Jeremy Scott cycled from England to New Zealand. He decided he needed to set himself a goal and was fed up of the excuses he would make to not take up challenges. Even though he was settled in London with a great job and life he decided he needed more of a challenge. In 2004 he came up with idea of cycling back home to New Zealand.

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Jeremy attributed his restless spirit to life saving cardiac surgery as a boy aged four. The pre-surgery prognosis was not good and he was not likely to survive. Thanks to the skill of the cardiologist and his own inner strength, Jeremy pulled through. No longer having the need to be sheltered from ordinary activities felt he had a need to catch up on the rough and tumble that he had missed out on. Soon after he and his family moved to the UK.

In 2011 he set off on his journey, which was literally a life changing experience, something that he never anticipated when he set out. Jeremy is a keen observer of humanity and recorded the people he met with fantastic photos mixed with shots of the forces of mother nature. Jeremy now pursues a simpler life and enjoys the benefits that this lifestyle brings.

As part of his fund raising for the Heart Foundations (British, Australian and New Zealand) Jeremy has produced a booked called ‘A Long Way from a Broken Heart’ showcasing his amazing photography from his trip. You can find out more at

So what will be your next challenge? No excuses…

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It was great to see so many visitors from RC Eastwood and a few other familiar faces and Friends of Rotary who came along to hear Jeremy’s talk.

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From President Mina Ward:

At this Tuesday’s meeting we were glad to welcome, David Palmer, from Autism SA along. David has been an ambassador for Autism SA since 2008 as well as working for them part time in their business continuity department. Since being diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) scale at the age of 12, David has been determined to not let it get in his way. He is married with two children, and loves umpiring cricket and footy. Overall you get a sense David is really happy.

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ASD affects 1 in 100 people in Australia and is more prevalent in males than females (4:1). The main areas of development which are affected are social communication, restricted interests and behaviours and sensory processing. No two people on the spectrum are the same, so each individual requires specific support tailored for them.

Autism SA prides itself in providing services to young people across South Australia since 1964, ensuring access to the best information, education, treatment and support. Visit to find out more about how you can support people with Autism in the local area and what it is all about. It’s fantastic to see the support David has received from this organisation to help him get where he is today and for him to now be supporting others in a similar situation.

Thanks to our guests, Megan from CanDo 4 Kids, Laura and Jodie for coming along this morning to hear our guest speaker and enjoy brekkie with us.

Happy birthday’s this week to Kirsty on 10th (think she’s hoping for the PM to wish her a happy birthday at morning tea) and Gary on 12th.

A reminder to please pay for Parliament dinner on 23rd ($30), birthday dinner on 14th May ($45) and $20 for Footy Tipping if you are entering this year.

Siony is continuing her fantastic work as Youth Services Coordinator for the club and is meeting up with the principal of NMHS this Friday.

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CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 958 – Membership Assembly

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From President Mina Ward:

Discussions this week were all about membership. Thanks to everyone for contributing, and thanks to Lindsay for making us think about membership in a slightly different way.

Welcome back to Sue after her adventures in WA. Sue is looking for a couple more volunteers to help with the Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 27th March, please let her know if you are available.

At Tuesday’s meeting it was a unanimous decision by everyone there to purchase a Shelterbox to help the people affected by cyclone Winston in Fiji. The great work that Shelterbox do is never ending. For most up to date information look on their website

Please note the change of time from 9am to 10am for the morning tea with PM Malcolm Turnbull on 10th March. No later than 9:30am is the preferred attendance time.

Centurion Contributions are now being asked for- an email will be sent out with details.

From Lindsay Davis:

Exciting stuff as Tuesday’s Assembly converted 100’s of membership ideas into 3 that really appealed to us. Teams then drew up plans and timetables to implement the ideas. So stay tuned for more information and your role in:

  • Service Projects that serve a need in the community
  • Printing Club Business Cards
  • Club Goals and Strategic Plans

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