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


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


Our Guest speaker this week was Mark Anderson from The Rotary Foundation in Parramatta. He was in town for a few days and was talking to a few clubs on…you guessed it…The Rotary Foundation. Now if you have ever been on a Rotary Board you would have had the Foundation rant from DG’s of yesteryear and I have even sat through a few at our club breakfast meetings. 1102 Bulletin


Bulletin Editor Mark Thompson subbed in for President Greg at our last meeting, when Mark had the pleasure of introducing our Guest Speaker Allysa Hill, who told us about a new program for aging Aussies, entitled ‘Daily Moves’. This program is part of ‘Move it Aus – Better Aging’ The objective of the program is to improve older Australians overall health and wellbeing, particularly those less active. 1101 Bulletin

Our New Meeting Venue

Times change, don’t they? Sometimes change comes along that you can’t control, so you have to go along with it and make the most of it. And so it happened with our long standing meeting venue at the Hectorville Sports and Community Club, which is undergoing a huge revamp. We wish them well with that.

What to do? Well, for us it was easy. The recent Magill Sunrise Market move to Campbelltown Memorial Oval has been so good that we just followed that down there too! Meetings are still held at 7am sharp and finish at 8am sharp on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Campbelltown Memorial Oval is on Darley Road at Paradise and you can’t miss the superb new building down there.

We sincerely thank the Campbelltown City Council for allowing us to use this venue while Heccies is being re-done. They are great supporters of our club, which in turn allows our club to support the community.

If you catch the O-Bahn to work then our meetings could be ideal for you. Get down early, grab a car park, take in a meeting with a fantastic breakfast and a bit of fun, then catch your bus. You’ll still be at work by the same time, but you’ll be doing so much more. Worth a try?


We went from having Plenty of Time for moving some time in February to almost NO Time to get our things out of Heccies to the Campbelltown Memorial Oval (CMO) and be ready for our first meeting of the year on Tuesday. Maybe it made sense in a way that our milestone 1100thmeeting would be in a new venue. I must thank Colin and Graham who helped me move everything our stuff from Heccies last Thursday in 40 odd degree heat, it was a hot job but an important one, thanks guys!! 1100 Bulletin


Our last meeting of the year….meeting 1099, and what a way to send off 2019 than with a little “SteamPunk” presented by Anne Ruwoldt. So what is “SteamPunk” I hear you ask….well Steampunk is a retrofuturistic subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. President Elect Mark got well and truly into the spirit of the occasion!  1099 Bulletin


Bob Stace, from the Pioneers Association of SA was our Guest Speaker Tuesday morning. Anyone with at least one Ancestor who arrived in the colony prior to 28th December 1846 is eligible to join as a full member (associate and junior membership is also encouraged). As it turns out members, Simon Brewer and Mark Thompson are both eligible as full members. Retired School Principal, Bob, kept us informed and entertained with his lively presentation. 1098 Bulletin


This week our speaker was club member Mark Thompson, who entertained us with his experiences on his recent trip to Japan. Peter and Emiko Mayer from RC Morialta), who were unofficial team leaders for Mark and Mari Thompson, Bob and Marylyn Cooper (Burnside) and Di Potter, former Rotarian. RC Morialta and the Japanese Club of Usa (on the island of Kyushu) have a formal relationship, where they host Rotarians from each club on an alternating biennial basis. Members of the Usa club will visit Morialta in 2021. 1097 Bulletin

Our New Market!

The Magill Sunrise Market started in 2008 from the Campbelltown Council Civic Centre car park. In 2011 we moved to the Campbelltown Library to make it easier to find. It remains the only year-round market in the area.

From December 2019 we move to an even better location at the new Campbelltown Memorial Oval launching with a huge Two-day Christmas Market on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December from 9am-3pm. Make sure you check it out!