MEETING 1111: FROM MAGILL TO GULGONG

This week we had another full house of heads on our Zoom meeting board with a guest in Benny Bosman, President of the Campbelltown Rotary Club. Our guest speaker was supposed to be from Lifeline this week, but Pauline threw them a ‘namesake’ as they were unavailable so Pauline gave us a Caravan Tourist’s Guide/History of Gulgong which proved to be an interesting alternative (almost as good as the Leyland Bros). For those that don’t know, Gulgong is a 19th-century gold rush town in the Central Tablelands and the wider Central West regions of New South Wales. 1111 Bulletin

MEETING 1110: READING THE SIGNS

Our guest speakers this week were from Able Australia, an organization we have recently joined with to support some individuals go to a DeafBlind camp in the not too distant future (hopefully). So, this was the topic of their presentation and wasn’t it amazing to see them present with the help of technology. 1110 Bulletin

MEETING 1108: A NEW ERA

We held our first Zoom online video meeting on Tuesday with close to a full house and some very special guests in Julie-Anne Bennett from Love Campbelltown, District 9510 DGE David Jones and District 9520 Group 7 AG Brian Kretschmer. As I said on the night it was amazing that we could use technology in such a way as to continue our Rotary meetings and I know that many other service clubs and businesses not just locally but around the world are all adapting to the times and using this or similar means to continue on. 1108 Bulletin

MEETINGS GO CYBER!

We’re extremely happy to announce that during the COVID 19 pandemic the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise will continue meeting online using the power of Zoom video conferencing. Best of all everyone’s invited!

Meetings will be held at 5.30pm in the evenings of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month. We begin on 7th April and will continue until at least the end of May 2020. You can now meet a great bunch of community minded volunteers and find out what Magill Sunrise Rotary does right from the comfort of your own home!

Zoom have generously offered Rotary Clubs across the world discounted use of their system, so it’d be rude not to accept! Never used Zoom before? Don’t worry, it’s easy. All you have to do is click on this link and Zoom will help you set up your computer. Try it any time you like so you’ll be ready for our meetings.

If you already have Zoom installed it’s even easier. Just start it, choose Join Meeting and enter the Meeting ID 321 471 866.

If it asks for a PIN please use 637889.

What’s that? Your computer can’t hack it? No problems! Although we’d love to see your happy smiling face you can also join by phone. Just dial (08) 7150 1149 and enter Meeting ID: 321 471 866 when prompted. Yes, it’s that easy!

If you’re further away from us but want to join by phone you can find your local number here.

You can join meetings from about 5.15pm Adelaide time and we’d appreciate it if everyone could join by no later than 5.25pm so we can start promptly at 5.30pm. Meeting duration is strictly an hour and will be conducted by our Club President, Greg Schuetze.

We’ll see you there!

MEETING 1107: IN THE WARS

Club Member, Mark Thompson, Vietnam Veteran and Bulletin Editor was our speaker at last Tuesday’s Meeting. Mark’s topic was scheduled for February to mark the anniversary of the bombing of Darwin in 1942 and was to include other Australian towns/ports that were attacked in WWII. For various reasons Mark presentation was bumped to St Patrick’s Day, so he put to good use his viewing of the History Channel on Fox and came up with some interesting facts and statistics from World Wars One and Two. 1107 Bulletin

MEETING 1106: BEHIND THE FIRE FRONT

Our primary speaker was Robin Holmes, by day a Chartered Accountant but by night and on the weekends for the last 43 years he has kept busy as a volunteer CFS firefighter with the Burnside team. He eloquently told us more about the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island bushfires. Suffice to say by the time he was finished I think we were all a little more in awe of what these amazing volunteers did for the community over the holiday period and how much they sacrificed to help others in need. 1106 Bulletin

MEETING 1105: HEALTHY WITH EHA

Tuesday morning we had a visit from Eastern Health….now before you ask what were we busted for it was only to give us a chat about food safety and how we can be more safety conscious at our Market and other events. Alysha and Tina took over the head table and imparted their knowledge and wisdom in all things health and safety when it came to food service and I must say people were taking notes (Colin was in Seventh Heaven). It is always good to hear ways we can better the safety of our customers at our market and from what these two said we are doing a pretty good job of it. 1105 Bulletin

MEETING 1104: MOULIN ROUGE

In Lieu of the Campbelltown Memorial Oval, which was in use for the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup training, we gathered for an informal breakfast meeting at the Red Mill, 25 Hectorville Road, Hectorville. Breakfast at the Red Mill usually kicks off at 7:30 AM, but they made an exception for the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise and took orders at seven. 1104 Bulletin

MEETING 1103: ALL ABOUT VINNIES

You may recall that we donated $1500 towards Vinnies Bushfire Appeal. In response Jayne Short from St Vincent de Paul paid visit us on Tuesday to tell us a little more on what they do. Jayne says that most of Vinnies Fund Raising is via the Vinnies Shops, so keep donating and keep buying. Truly amazing work being done by mostly volunteers, thanks Jayne for coming in and showing us what Vinnies are doing in the community. 1103 Bulletin