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From President Ian Coat:

This week, Tracy Johnstone provided us a fantastic overview of the Campbelltown Social Economy. As the Manager of Community Services at Campbelltown Council, Tracy is charged with both building good connections between the Council and the community, but also importantly about building connections within the community to make it more robust and vibrant. Some important points include the fact that nearly all social support services have been withdrawn from the area. Those in need are expected to seek those services either in Adelaide city or at Modbury. So residents with mobility issues, including the aged, are at an immediate disadvantage. Social isolation is an important issue in the area.

It’s in the Bag

We have just been told about a special charity collection being made by a group called “Share The Dignity” ( They are putting together Christmas gift handbags for girls and women experiencing poverty or homelessness. They seek new or used handbags with a selection of ladies personal hygiene products which will be given out soon before Christmas. Bunnings are acting as the collection points for the handbags ( I understand that items donated to Windsor Gardens Bunnings will be targeted to our own charity, the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service. So if you have a handbag you think is a worthy Christmas gift, please consider making it a donation. Please note that this collection will finish of Sat 2nd December.

Digital Drop In Centre

Did you know Campbelltown Library has a Digital Drop-in centre ( This is a brilliant idea to help those technology challenged amongst us deal with their digital devices. Every Mon, Wed and Fri afternoon, a free help session is provided by primarily young volunteers in the community.

Special Thanks to Christine & Wayne Abbott

Special thanks also go to Christine and Wayne for hosting a great BBQ at their place near Victor Harbor. They put on some wonderful weather. But the highlight to all, was seeing Wayne cooking on the BBQ.

Weekly Challenge

Log onto our private Facebook page  and engage in a conversation about the frequency of our meetings, or the idea of directing half of our market proceeds to the new Campbelltown Chapter of Operation Flinders ( We will be discussing these items at our upcoming AGM to be held at our last meeting for the year on Tue 19th December.

Next Meeting

Tues 5th December, where we will hear from our RYLA attendees.


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From President Ian Coat:  

Upcoming Business Networking Event

Our usual Melbourne Cup shenanigans were replaced at Tuesday’ meeting with an exchange of ideas on a Business Networking event planned for the evening of the 5th December and to be held at Libertine by Louis. The primary objective of this event is to build connections between local businesses and leave with 2 gems of business ideas. Our special guest speaker, Michael Baragwanath will help focus on marketing and creating a resilient staff. Our Club members attending will be looking out for community minded businesses that may be interested in sponsoring some of our projects, and possibly partnering with the Club in other ways. One particular project that we will be seeking sponsorship for is the HANDS ON project. Mark Thompson and Romeo Caporaso are organising this event, please contact them to attend. See details in attached flyer.

Hands On Project

HANDS ON will be promoted early next calendar year. The activity entails building a set of prosthetic hands from a kit of parts. RC Magill is looking for a suitable public venue to hold the primary building activity. Apart from the community benefit of creating prosthetic hands for land mine victims in countries like Cambodia, the activity is structured in a way to build fellowship and a spirit of competition between the participants. By holding the activity in a public venue such as a shopping centre atrium, we are able to engage the public in learning a bit about Rotary, our Club and the Hands On project.

By purchasing a hand kit, local businesses can use the opportunity to demonstrate community volunteering whilst fostering team building within their staff. The building activity does not need to be undertaken with the Rotary Club activity in a public space.

Alternatively, businesses could sponsor a hand that could then be built by another group such as a school or disadvantaged group.

Thanks Pauline Hill – Riverboat Cruise

A big thank you to Pauline Hill for organising the Riverboat Cruise on Sunday 29th October, preceded by lunch at the Riverscape Restaurant. Scones, jam and whipped cream was a highlight of the cruise.

Weekly Challenge

Log onto the FUND MY NEIGHBOURHOOD website and vote for projects in your local area:

Remember that if you don’t vote, the community dollars are more likely to be spent somewhere else in the State.

Editor’s Comment: Don’t let some other bastards get our money.

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