MEETING 1143: KNOWING MAGILL R&SL

The Magill Sub-Branch can be traced back to 1921, but actually came into being in April 1946 (75th anniversary this year). Land in Lorne Avenue was offered to the sub-branch by the City of Campbelltown in 1947 and the current building was completed in 1958.
Membership is not a requirement for any person to visit the club and the clubrooms can be hired or donated to groups for functions. 1143 Bulletin

MEETING 1142: CLUB PROMOTION

In lieu of Guest Speaker, Pauline raised some good points for discussion. We all agreed that we fail to blow our own bags regarding the worthy works that our club funds and we should make market attendees aware of what we do with a view to recruiting new members. Promos and attendee surveys can remedy this. 1142 Bulletin

MEETING 1141: FIVE GOOD FRIENDS

Five Good Friends is the business name for a Home Care service that is relatively new to SA. Why the name ‘Five Good Friends’? Well with 5 good friends the world’s your oyster. Sam Carson, Commercial Director presented while two of the SA team looked on and helped with answers to queries. We found the address very informative, giving us an idea on ‘Five Good Friends’ services and fees. 1141 Bulletin

MEETING 1140: PALLIATIVE CARE

This was Liz’s first presentation to lay people instead of other health professionals, so in some ways we were guinea pigs; if our eyes glazed over, Liz knew to edit that part of her presentation, but happily this never occurred. Liz explained the role of primary care teams, specialist palliative care teams and other health professionals who work in consultation. Hey if Rotary is bad for acronyms then how about NAPS, CAPS and SAPS that cater for palliative care in the metro area, with Statewide paediatric care. In addition, SA Health caters for country centres. 1140 Bulletin

MEETING 1139: POLICE HISTORY

Out of respect for our allocated guest speakers from Magill RSL we deferred their address until we had fewer apologies, so President Mark filled in with his experience of joining the Police Historical Society Inc and its Museum. He has just been inducted into the Society with a view to being a tour guide for its Museum. The museum is situated at the old Police Barracks, corner of Gaol Road and Port Road, Thebarton (parklands in reality). 1139 Bulletin

MEETING 1138: CAMPBELLTOWN HISTORY

When Peter (long term Rotarian) commenced his address with the history of Charles Campbell, after whom our city derives its name, I thought here we go, heard it all before. But that soon changed and as it turned out I actually didn’t know much at about the history of the City of Campbelltown. Peter had photos and stories about stately homes of the early residents. 1138 Bulletin

MEETING 1137: CHAPEL ST GARDEN

The Chapel St Community Garden was officially opened in 2012, and club’s introduction to the Garden was in 2014, Colin Hill’s year of presidency when we joined with Burnside Rotary Club in donating to the construction of a gazebo. Colin got to smash a bottle of champagne over the Gazebo along with Burnside’s president. The land was donated to the Burnside Council over 100 years ago and the Garden now has 45 members for the 35 plots available. 1137 Bulletin

MEETING 1136: AGM & CLUB ASSEMBLY

Our AGM was chaired by club Secretary, Colin Hill and all vacant positions for the next Rotary Year were filled. Lindsay Davis also nominated for the role of President 2021-22 and was unanimously accepted by the members. We also celebrated our role in the Hawker Drought Muster than was given a recent Australia Day Award. 1136 Bulletin

MEETING 1135: CROATIAN EARTHQUAKE

Our speaker today is passionate about the Land of his Fathers and more so since the tragic earthquake centred on the town of Petrinja, about 50 kms from the Capital, Zagreb. Croatia is around 80% the size of Tasmania with a population of 4 million, with an economy of double that of Tasmania. This means that it is a relatively poor country where the average income is about $1000 per month. The town of Petrinja has a population of 20,000 (similar to Mt. Gambier). So, imagine every house in Mt. Gambier made unliveable. 1135 Bulletin

MEETING 1134: GUMS LANDCARE

Our guest speaker at breakfast was Gerry Butler, the founded and current leader of The Gums Landcare Group which has done a huge amount of work on the northern side of The Gums in Tranmere, particularly improving the Third Creek environs. He’s also been heavily involved in Clean Campbelltown initiative and the new Campbelltown Community Nursery that is being formed in association with LOVE Campbelltown. 1134 Bulletin