CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1023 – NYNGAN FLOODS

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From President Ian Coat:  

Our planned speaker was unavailable at the last minute, due to family health issues. Julie Carman came to the rescue with a brief DVD presentation telling the story about how the Nyngan community rallied during the 1990 floods that swept through their town. Julie and Ian picked up the video when they visited Nyngan, NSW, which is just up the road (170km) from Dubbo, where they regularly visit their grandchildren.

It was a story that once again demonstrated how, when faced with adversity, the best in people shines out and everyone put their shoulder into building levies to keep out the water. Even after the inevitable occurred and nature won the battle with the town going under metres of water, the video showed us the stoicism of the locals to just clean up and get on with life. We thank Julie for her forethought to purchase this video.

Fellowship

Although, August was a bit quiet on the fellowship front, we recently had a most enjoyable dinner at Heccies. Thanks to Sue Hector for arranging it. October is looking very busy for us – check out the calendar below.

The Campbelltown Council Combined Services Dinner is coming up on Tuesday 24th October. We will need to give them numbers attending. If you are planning to attend this event, please email Ian Coat (ian.coat@gmail.com ) or leave a post on our new Facebook Group (see weekly challenge information below). Note that the event is aimed as a thank you for members of the club and not for partners.

Our fellowship coordinator, Pauline, has oraganised Captain Proud Paddle Steamer trip during the afternoon of Sunday, 29th October. Our special priced places appear full, but if you really want to go then please contact Pauline ASAP.

Our honorary but long-distance members, Christine and Wayne Abbott have invited us to a lunchtime BBQ at their place in McCracken near Victor Harbor on Saturday 18th November. Please put this date in your diary. Bring your own drinks and either a salad or dessert. Check your emails for the full address. Please let Pauline know before 07 NOV, whether you are bringing salad or dessert so she can get the balance right.

Next Meeting: Skip 1st October!

Tues 10th October. We will not be meeting on our notional 1st Tuesday because the prior Monday is a holiday. On the 10th, we will be hearing from Alison Meneaud who is the Community Development Manager of the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service (EADVS).

EADVS is one of our key beneficiaries from both The Reel Event and our Magill Sunrise Market. Although they keep a low profile, their work is essential. Sadly their client base continues to rise and their needs grow more complex. Magill Sunrise has been in discussion with EADVS to find opportunities to provide hands-on help, and our next meeting will be an opportunity for you to share ideas about how to help this important activity.

Weekly Challenge: Join our Closed Facebook Group

Get yourself familiar with our new closed Facebook Group.

Greg has now created a closed Facebook group called “Magill Sunrise Rotary Group”. If you type Magill Sunrise Rotary in the top line of the Facebook search panel, the results should be:

(a) our main public Facebook page,
(b) our public Sunrise Market Page, and
(c) the new Group – shown in the image below.

If it does not show up, then Greg may not have added you to this group’s list. So, let him know and he will put you on the list.

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CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1023 – CLUB ASSEMBLY

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From President Ian Coat:  

Guests

We welcomed Jeff Neale and the return of our travelling members, Pauline and Colin Hill, Ian and Julie Carman.

Fellowship

Sue Hector has organised for us to have a casual meal at the Hectorville Sporting Club (i.e. our normal meeting venue) this coming Thursday 14th September from 6:30pm. It will be a great opportunity to talk in a much more relaxed pace, than during our normal meeting. Please let Sue Hector know if you are coming along.

Our fellowship coordinator, Pauline, spoke about our upcoming Captain Proud Paddle Steamer trip during the afternoon of Sunday, 29th October. Our special priced places appear full, but if you really want to go then please contact Pauline ASAP.

Our honorary but distant members, Christine and Wayne Abbott have invited us to a lunchtime BBQ at their place in McCracken near Victor Harbor on Saturday 18th November. Please put this date in your diary. Bring your own drinks and either a salad or dessert. Check your emails for the full address. Please let Pauline know before 07 NOV, whether you are bringing salad or dessert so she can get the balance right.

New Member Induction – Welcome Romeo!

The highlight for this meeting was the induction of Romeo Caporaso. We initially met Romeo when he was a guest speaker and now he’s a brand-new member. We look forward to Romeo’s support of our projects. His ideas and enthusiasm for business networking is of special interest to us all.

Club Assembly

In the limited time left during our meeting, those who attended the recent District Membership Conference. Chris, Greg and Ian attended the conference and spoke briefly about what they had learned and what may be relevant to the Club. The Conference threw up so many ideas, we all came out with our brains full. The ideas focussed around the importance of

  • being welcoming to new members by dropping some of the unnecessary and outdated traditions, and being more relaxed;
  • taking the opportunities opened up with the new Constitution, to create new membership models such as corporate or school-based memberships;
  • focussing more of our energy on action and service in the community rather than the meetings. This is only the start of a series of conversations for us and other Clubs. More to come.

Presentations from the Conference:

Jessie Harman – The Changing Volunteering Landscape
Mitty Chang – The Future of Rotary NOW AVAILABLE HERE
Darcy Walsh – Rejuvenating and Rebuilding the Rotary Club of Adelaide
Mark Huddleston – Possibilities without Barriers at the Rotary Club of Seaford
Tim Moore – Attract, engage and retain with flexibility and satellite clubs
Chris Edwards – The Rotary Fitness Project
Julie Aubry – RI Membership Resources video + Resources links
Stephen Walker – Engaging the Media
Wendy Gaborit – Making the most of Rotary’s Public Image Resources + People of Action Video
Michael Neale – Rotary’s Public Image, Creating the Narrative
Mitty Chang – Turning Social Media into Rotary Results NOW AVAILABLE HERE
John Hendrickson – Moments of Truth for First Time Visitors to your club + Handout
Fiona Biedermann – The Change Journey + Workshop Handout
Mark Huddleston – Closing Comments + Kitchen Nightmares video

Next Meeting – Tuesday 19th September

We will have a be hearing from the new management of our iconic Tower Hotel about their new renovations and plans.

Weekly Challenge – Refresh or set up Facebook

One of the ideas coming from the conference is the use of a closed (not public) Facebook page just for our members to be able to share information. It has proved very useful to other Clubs to keep everyone connected. So, your challenge is to refresh your Facebook page (or set one up, in the first place), so Greg can connect you to our closed Facebook page.

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