CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 989 – Donate Life

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From President Kirsty Stark:

Thanks for the warm welcome back on Tuesday morning after returning from my trip overseas this week. It was great to be back at Rotary and also to see so many other returned travellers. The added bonus was getting up for a meeting after the sun rose, rather than in the dark – as was the case before I left for O/S!

Our guest speaker this week was Merridy Baylis from Donate Life SA, who gave us a fascinating insight into the procedures and processes around organ donation.

From a personal perspective, I am a registered organ donor, but had not realised until now that there are very few situations in which my death would actually lead to a suitable donation situation. In most cases, a person is only able to donate organs if they are declared brain dead in an intensive care unit in a hospital.

It was also interesting to learn that even though I have registered my organ donation decision, my next of kin will still need to give consent for my organs to be donated in the event of my death. For this reason, it is important that all of us have this discussion with our family and friends. In 91% of situations where the donor has registered their intent, the family agrees to the decision, whereas the average consent in Australia is only 62%.

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This Week’s Challenge

This week’s challenge is to discuss organ donation with your family and friends, and register your decision online at http://www.donatelife.gov.au – all you need is your Medicare card!

Upcoming Events

There are several upcoming events in our Rotary community. Please contact the relevant person if you would like to attend.

  • Morialta Community Quiz Night – Friday 4th November, 7 for 7:30pm at the Campbelltown Function Centre. The evening will support the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service. Ian Coat is organising our Magill Sunrise table.
  • DIK Working Bee – Saturday 12th November 9:30am – 3:30pm. Please register at the link below or let Graham Holcroft know.
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/donations-in-kind-working-bee-registration-27564733861
  • ICE – HELP! Forum. 24th November. Let your family and friends know! http://www.trybooking.com/myhw
  • JAZZ at the JADE Fundraiser, organised by Kent Town Rotary – Sunday 20th November 2pm to 6pm at The JADE 142 Flinders St Adelaide. Entry $20 at the door. Book online: https://www.trybooking.com/NMCY

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Club Bulletin: Meeting 988 – Susan Bardy

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From Acting President Ian Coat:

We were expecting to have a talk from a winemaker at last Tuesday’s meeting, but he did not make it to the meeting. We hope he didn’t work too hard the evening before, undertaking quality control.

We were however treated by the presence of Dr Sue Bardy, a regular visitor from RC St Peters who wanted to give us some good news. Magill Sunrise and St Peters joined together earlier in the year to deliver story books to newborn babies and their family at Burnside Memorial Hospital to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rotary International. Sue B from St Peters and Suzette Coat representing Magill Sunrise were tasked with delivering the books. Susan received a wonderful letter from one of the recipients and she came along this morning to share it with us.

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The extra time gave me an opportunity to outline a few of the hands-on activities the Club may be able to get engaged in over the next year or so, including support to Hutt Street Centre, Foodbank, Building Hands and the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service.

We also celebrated Greg’s 45th birthday with cupcakes. Congratulations Greg!

The big news of the week was that our card game jackpot finally went off after many weeks. Well done Siony who picked up a lazy $70.

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RYLA Graduation

Congratulations to our Magill Sunrise representatives, Henry Ngan and Ashley Lavender Todo, who graduated from RYLA recently. Siony reports that the dinner was enjoyable and the graduates presented a great performance of songs plus a bit of drama. Graduate numbers were down a little this year, as were Rotarians at the dinner. Torrential rain and many away overseas may have been a contributing factor.

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Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 988 here.