MEETING 1125: QUIZZES AND DINNERS

The City of Campbelltown has come through once again with it’s annual Service Club Dinner Tuesday evening. It’s always good to catch up with people from other service clubs in our area, many of whom I now socially. The Guest Speaker Louise Miller Frost, CEO of St Vincent de Paul, gave us an idea on how their Charity coped during the Covid Crisis. One of Louise’s first role in her new job was to terminate employees, WOW!. Six of our club members were able to attend. 1125 Bulletin

MEETING 1124: MEET THE ARTHOUSE

We welcomed Meg Haseltine from the Campbelltown Arthouse, a local gem nestled next the Council Chambers on Montacute Road. There are so many activities at the Arthouse, and budding artists wanting to promote their work can even hire the venue for a minimal amount and hang their art on the walls. Novices of all ages are welcome and it’s never too late to start. 1124 Bulletin

MEETING 1122: REPAIR CAFE

Susan Lloyd (doyen of Athelstone Kiwanis) is an advocate for the spread of Repair Cafes and establishing one in Campbelltown. Susan was supposed to jointly present with Sophie Kavoukis (City of Campbelltown), but Sophie was off colour and though better of risking our health. In a nutshell, if it’s busted, then consider fixing it. 1122 Bulletin

MEETING 1121: ABOUT PUMPKINS AND NUTRITION

They say that smells can trigger all sorts of memories, but I’m mystified as to what gets into Sgt Simon’s head at times. Enamoured with the delights of Robyn Holcroft’s pumkin soup his quiz question asked us to explain the origins of Pumpkin Soup. Naturally, no one even got close. It turns out that he just can’t get away from Zombies and that the freed slaves of Haiti first created pumpkin soup, once winning independence from France. 1121 Bulletin

MEETING 1120: LAMINGTONS & RAWCS

According to Simon today we were celebrating a national culinary treasure, so what it it? Well no one knew that 21st July was National Lamington Day. On the sweets theme he went on to ask what was our favourite sweet or dessert. Some of us just preferred savory, but many just recalled their mother’s pièce de résistance as still their preferred dessert. RAWCS is an Australian based Rotary Program, which assists Australian Rotary Clubs with the development and management of community service projects. Donations are Tax Deductible. RAWCS is NOT The Rotary Foundation, but can work with TRF on District and Global projects. 1120 Bulletin

MEETING 1119: REVERSING YOUR MORTGAGE

I had reason recently to look up old colleague, Bob Budreika, from the Financial Planning days, seeking his advice. Bob (as heard on Radio Station 5AA) is an expert on Reverse Mortgages and their application for a ‘smooth retirement’. A sliding scale that increases the loan to value ratio based on age and longevity means a person in their 90s can access far more equity in their home than a 60 year old. This brake on younger ages prevents the compounding interest on the loan blowing out and reduces the risk of leaving zero equity in the home. 1119 Bulletin

MEETING 1117: ANNUAL CHANGEOVER

Immediate Past President Greg gave a summary of his year’s truncated year, which went off with a bang before Xmas with our Market move to Campbelltown Memorial Oval, but we watched it fizzle out in March with Covid restrictions. Never the less, Greg did a marvellous job holding the club together with the help of Simon Brewer and Zoom meetings. Who can ever forget Greg’s virtual Wheel of Fortune. 1117 Bulletin

MEETING 1116: THINGS TO DO!

Our discussion topic was more a club assembly on the proposed online quiz night that had previously been suggested to replace the Reel Event which we cancelled due to the Govt regulations on Covid-19. Simon gave us a little more thorough idea of what he has in mind with this moving forward and I must say it does sound like it could be a winner so watch this space. 1116 Bulletin