Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 979 here.

From President Kirsty Stark:

Another great meeting on Tuesday, and it was great to welcome Eastwood President, Barb Adams, as well as Colin and Pauline Hill, back from their travels.

Organo Coffee: Ivana Fedele

Our speaker this week was Ivana Fedele, a long-time friend of the club through her involvement at the Magill Sunrise Market. Ivana operated a Mobile Coffee Franchise for 4 years until she suffered a stroke in 2011 that required a lengthy period of recovery.

Ivana returned to the coffee industry in May 2014 when she became a part of Organo, a global coffee company that includes the Chinese Herb Ganoderma in its products. And it’s not just coffee – there is also green tea, red tea and hot chocolate.

Ivana showed us a video outlining the various benefits that Organa has on different medical conditions. It alkalises the body, with positive effects on osteoporosis, arthritis, adult-onset diabetes, heart disease, and many other degenerative conditions including cancer.

Personally, Ivana has seen her blood pressure return to normal, as well as having more energy and better sleep since using Organo coffee.

For more information, look at the Organo website.

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Eastwood Business Breakfast

Barb Adams attended our meeting to promote the Eastwood Business Breakfast, which is being held on Wednesday August 17th.

The speaker is Dean Jaensch AO, Professor Emeritus, Flinders University, on the topic of “What’s Wrong with Australian Politics.” For more information, and to book, click on to

Barb said that our club profits from every ticket sold through Magill Sunrise, so if you would like to attend, please mention the club when you purchase. Last year Eastwood would only share if we had a table of 10 and we coordinated the invitations. Barb Adams confirmed to the Editor that Eastwood will cut us some slack if we come up short this year.

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 979 here.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 978 here.

From President Kirsty Stark:

On Tuesday morning we welcomed to our meeting Brett Howard, President of Polio SA. Many younger Australians are unaware of the Polio Epidemic that swept Australia in the 1940s and early 50s. Those that recovered, with varying levels of disability, are now suffering ‘late stage effects’. Polio SA was set up to support the ‘late stagers’. Brett demonstrated his own aid, a plastic foot support, that stops him tripping over.

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Club members from that era recalled their painful inoculations of the Salk Vaccine, which were injected to stop the disease. Until 1955, when the Salk vaccine was introduced, polio was considered one of the most frightening public health problems in the world. “Apart from the atomic bomb, America’s greatest fear was polio.”

How much easier it is nowadays with the oral vaccine. For more info on Jonas Salk click onto:

Magill Sunrise has long been a supporter of Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign, which is now very close to having eradicated polio worldwide, so it was interesting to hear the other side of things, and how polio continues to affect the lives of Brett and others here in SA.

Thanks for sharing your story, Brett! Our regular speaker’s donation will be contributed to Polio Australia this week.

Weekly Challenge: Upgrade your Member Profile

Check your member profile on the Magill Sunrise website by clicking the link below, and email any updates or photos to Kirsty.

The Editor has threatened that if you fail to provide a profile he will write one for you and include a photo. Greg Scheutze is first on the Editor’s hit list.

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Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 978 here.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 977 here.

From President Kirsty Stark:

This week’s Club Assembly gave me the opportunity to talk about some of the goals I think the club can aim to reach over the next 12 months.

I’m really keen to focus on the public image of the club this year, particularly looking to grow The Reel Event into our “signature event,” and create an identity around our activities and strategy that we become known for in the wider community.

A lot of these thoughts came directly out of the club’s Strategic Plan, as well as Rotary International’s ideals, but I’m also really aware of ensuring that everyone’s Rotary experience is about their personal goals.

See you next Tuesday morning. Our guest speaker is from Polio SA.

This Week’s Challenge

This week’s challenge is to fill out the survey I provided around your own views of the club and how Rotary fits into your own life.

See attached doc if you were not at the meeting or like the editor had filled it out and lost it.

It will be great to have everyone working within their individual strengths to grow the club overall, so I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s responses.

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Mina in The Advertiser

Erstwhile President Mina Ward’s forthcoming attempt at the English Channel was a feature story in The Advertiser this week. A great opportunity to promote Rotary!

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 977 here.

Download the Member Survey for the Weekly Challenge here.

Click here to read the article about Mina in The Advertiser.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 976 here.

From President Kirsty Stark:

Unfortunately, our guest speaker George Mappas from the Battery Co. was unable to make it to our meeting on Tuesday morning, but we hope to reschedule him for another date.

In lieu of George, we heard from Ian Coat with an update on his recent meeting with Tracy Johnstone at Campbelltown Council re the possibilities of working with other local services to assist the homeless in our council area.

Here are a few of Ian’s notes from the meeting:

Is there a homelessness problem in the area?

There are not a lot of people overtly sleeping rough in the area. Those who are sleeping rough from the eastern suburbs tend to gravitate to the city because that’s where the services are to support them – food, shelter, mental health and importantly financial services.

There is however a significant number of young people and women with families who are couch surfing in the area. The Service to Youth Council (SYC) provides some services in the area through their Eastern Case Manager.

What support is already being supplied?

St Martins Church (cnr Gorge and Lower NE Roads) puts together backpacks with basic hygiene and comfort items for homeless young people. These are supplied to SYC for distribution where required.

The Salvation Army in Norwood offers some services into the eastern suburbs.

The State Government has significant effort trying to deal with homelessness. The Homelessness Gateway shows many services that are available.

There is also a formal State government roadmap document that puts some of this into perspective.

The primary service provider is United Communities. United Care Wesley Bowden provides financial counselling to those in the Campbelltown area who require it. Baptist Care also provide a range of services including youth homeless service in South Australia. Baptist Care undertake family counselling for victims of domestic violence.

There is a Women’s shelter in Campbelltown which plans to establish an education centre. This is the Central Domestic Violence Service Inc (Eastern Region).

Thanks Ian, for all of your hard work!

Weekly Challenge: Facebook Like for Magill Sunrise

Occasionally I’ll be setting a weekly challenge for all members to help us further club goals. Our weekly challenge for this week is to invite friends to like our club Facebook page, so if you haven’t already done so, please do! I emailed an instruction sheet earlier in the week and is an attachment with this Bulletin.

As of Thursday, our current tally is 320 likes, with 27 new fans since our meeting, so thanks to everyone who has made an effort. Let’s try and get to 350 by next Tuesday!

Bon Voyage, Mina!

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It was Past President Mina’s final meeting before flying off to the UK and the challenge of swimming the English Channel (maybe now it’s the French Channel). We had an emotional farewell and a chance to say Thank You and Bon Voyage. Finally, thank you again Mina for the fantastic gift of the new President’s Hat – I’ll wear it with pride! All the best for your travels, and especially your Channel swim!

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 976 here.


Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 975 here.

From President Kirsty Stark:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Magill Sunrise Changeover on the weekend, and especially to those who helped organise the proceedings.

Congratulations to Mina on a fantastic year as President, and all the best for your upcoming Channel Swim! The whole club is behind you.

See attached PDF docs:


Welcome to new member Susan Gascoine. What a fantastic way to start the new Rotary year! It is great to officially have you as part of the club, and we look forward to working with you.

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Congratulations must also go to:

  • Ian Coat (Rotarian of the Year)
  • Greg Schuetze (Barbeque Apprentice of the Year and Paul Harris Fellow), and
  • Carol McKenzie (Paul Harris Fellow).

All very well deserved awards!

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I’m really looking forward to taking on the role of Club President, but am also honoured to be part of a club where everyone contributes to our success and it’s not just about one person.

I have a great feeling about the year ahead, and am looking forward to contributing to the long-term future of the club, especially through:

  • an ongoing commitment to our youth programs
  • more hands-on service and fellowship activities, including a focus on homelessness and international service
  • strengthening connections with our community, particularly local businesses
  • expanding The Reel Event to become a highlight of our annual calendar, with potential for additional
  • regional events

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 975 here.