MEETING 1075: GREG SCHUETZE ON REMOTE COMMUNITIES

Remote Aboriginal Communities

Today’s speaker was our President Elect, Greg Schuetze, who works as an installer of point of sale equipment for supermarkets and other retailers. His work sometimes takes him to remote parts of the State and other parts of the nation. He addressed the club on his recent trips to Yalata and another settlement south east of Kalgoorlie on the edge of the Victoria Desert (flight to Perth then Kalgoorlie then to Tjuntjuntjara). From Greg’s observations it appears that you don’t need a lot to be happy. One bit of advice that stuck with Greg was ‘Don’t taken any notice of the axe marks in the shop door’. And why should you.

Although now living hundreds of kilometres apart this was not always the case for the people of Yalata and Tjuntjuntjara, who speak a common language, which is explained below.

There are about 160 people living at Tjuntjuntjara. They speak a southern variety of the Pitjantjatjara language. They identify as belonging to a group of people known as pilanguṟu (meaning “from the spinifex plains”). This group of people are among those that were removed from their homelands in the 1950s and 1960s due to nuclear weapons testing at Woomera Test Range. Most of the people now living at Tjuntjuntjara were previously living at Cundeelee, then a Christian mission, further to the west. Other communities of pilanguṟu people include Oak Valley and Yalata, over the border in South Australia.

Anyway, well done Greg; your address stimulated plenty of questions. Greg is seen answering questions below after his address.

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Next District Conference

Next Year’s District Conference will be held at Mildura. Now’s the time to start thinking about going.

Sunday Market

Greg reported that last Sunday’s market was a financial success due to a number of factors such as an increase in patrons, beautiful weather, healthy appetites and stall holder paying their future dues. Well done Greg and team.

President and Director Notices: Future Events

  • Wed 1 May: 65 Roses Breakfast to launch 65 Roses (cystic fibrosis) month see flyer Considering that there is no Club meeting that week, and that Cystic Fibrosis research is to receive the proceeds of The Reel Event this year, members are strongly urged to attend this function.
  • Sun 5 May: District 9520 Assembly

MEETING 1074: DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Guests and Apologies:

  • Guest: Honorary Member Simon Brewer
  • Apologies: Pauline Hill

Summary of the District Conference: Broken Hill

Ian Coat and Mark Thompson and their spouses, Suzette and Mari attended the recent District Conference at Broken Hill and tag teamed in an excellent summary of the program. Both agreed that the content of the Conference was first class and the Rotary Club of Somerton Park and DG Kim Harvey are to be congratulated for their preparation and presentation. Andrew Schmidt, Broken Hill ABC Morning Breakfast host was emcee and was very entertaining and humorous.

One theme that overlapped with some of the presenters was Mental Health and Drought. Our club has already donated $1,000 to Rotary Draught Relief, but there’s nothing stopping individuals who want to help the mental health of farmers and graziers by donating to this worthy cause. See link below.

The Saturday Night Glitz and Glamor Ball featured ‘The Pricilla Show’, which produced many laughs. Tables were all decorated with glitzy shoes, which later sold for $10 a pair.

Next Year’s Conference: Mildura

Next Year’s District Conference will be held at Mildura. Ian is seen holding the promo for next year’s Conference at Mildura while Mark is holding the program for Broken Hill. The District Conference is one of the best events to revive the drooping Rotary Spirit and reminds you why you are a member of Rotary.

Quiz Night: Little Bang Brewing Co.

Greg arranged a couple of tables for fun and games last Thursday evening at the Little Bang Brewery Co in Henry Street, Stepney, just behind Sportsmed. We tried some new beers and had a few laughs participating in their Quiz Night, sadly with mixed results. Thanks Greg, for organising this informal evening.

Sunday Market

The late breaking news in this Bulletin means that we can report that the Sunday Market was blessed with beautiful weather and was well attended. The Easter raffle was also well patronised; friends Bec and Rachel were the joint lucky winners.

President & Director Notices: Future Events

Wed 1 May: 65 Roses Breakfast to launch 65 Roses (cystic fibrosis) month.Considering that there is no Club meeting that week, and that Cystic Fibrosis research is to receive the proceeds of The Reel Event this year, members are strongly urged to attend this function.

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Sun 5 May: District 9520 Assembly

MEETING 1073: AGM

An apology from Siony Gardiner for today’s meeting.

Guests included:

  • Honorary Member Simon Brewer
  • AG David Jones

At this meeting we completed our AGM which commenced at the beginning of the year. Our members unanimously ratified the election of the following officers for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

  • President – Greg Schuetze
  • Secretary – Colin Hill
  • Treasurer – Ian Coat
  • Director of Community – Lindsay Davis
  • Director of Progression – Mark Thompson

In addition, our members also unanimously ratified the acceptance of the applications for membership from Simon Brewer and Robyn Holcroft.

Happy Birthday Mark Thompson!

Mark’s 70th Birthday fell on the same day as the meeting, so he brought along an Italian Sponge Cake to share with us. Thanks Mark and all the best on your 70th. Someone should tell him to now act his age or at rip away editorship of the Bulletin.

President’s Notices: Past Events

  • Fri 22 Mar: Chris and Graham helped RC Norwood with the BBQ at Bunnings Mile End for an addition of $166 to our Fundraising Funds.
  • Tue 26 Mar: Group 7 Joint Meeting for a presentation from, and farewell to, the GSE Team from District 6040, Missouri, USA..
  • Thu 28 Mar: A good number of members and partners enjoyed a very pleasant gathering and meal at the recently renovated Paradise Hotel.

President’s Notices: Future Events

  • Fri 5 to Sun 07 Apr District Conference at Broken Hill (Mark and Mari and Ian and Suzette will be attending)
  • Wed 1 May: 65 Roses Breakfast to launch 65 Roses (cystic fibrosis) month see flyer Considering that there is no Club meeting that week, and that Cystic Fibrosis research is to receive the proceeds of The Reel Event this year, members are strongly urged to attend this function.
  • Sun 5 May: District 9520 Assembly

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CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1072: NYSF STUDENTS

No Apologies for today’s meeting. Guests included:

  • Honorary Member Simon Brewer
  • NYSF 2019 attendees Carla Ceravolo and Jacinta Fedele from Mary McKillop College NYSF 2010
  • NYSF alumni Alexis Gerassimou now working on a PhD thesis in Biochemistry
  • City of Campbelltown Councillors Johanna McLuskey and John Flynn

Many of us can recall enthusiastic high school student Alexis Gerassimou’s presentation to the club when she was a NYSF attendee. Alexis (on the right) is seen here with fellow NYSF attendee Kristina in March 2011. Yes, Alexis is now 8 years older, but her beautiful smile has not changed.

Guest Speakers: Carla and Jacinta

Our Club sponsored Carla and Jacinta at this year’s NYSF (National Youth Science Forum 2019) held in the ACT. Their presentation was polished and interesting, with a seamless tag-team summary of their time in Canberra. Like so many in the past, they obviously enjoyed the whole experience and are further motivated to continue their studies in the fields of biochemistry and engineering. Well done Carla and Jacinta.


March Magill Market

Despite Stallholder numbers being down, we cleared just under $500 in profit for the club’s projects.

President Elect

Greg put his name forward for the role of President Elect for 2019-2020 at Tuesday evening’s board meeting, which will make him the next President of Magill Sunrise. More details soon.

President’s Notices – Past Items

  • Wed 06 Mar: Julie Carman, Susan & I attended RC Norwood meeting where we heard a talk by Assoc.Prof. Ville-Petteri Makinen of SAMHRI on “the current status of research into Alzheimer’s”.
  • Tue 12 Mar: Mark Thompson, Susan & I attended our joint meeting with RC St Peters and heard an interesting and amusing talk by media personality Graeme Goodings on his career trajectory as a news reader.
  • Tue 19 Mar: will be our Board Meeting at Café Va Bene.
  • Tue 19 Mar: will also be RC St Peters farewell dinner for the outbound Group Study Exchange Team going to Kansas City, Missouri USA.
  • Fri 22 Mar: Graham Holcroft and I will be helping RC Norwood with the BBQ at Bunnings Mile End.

President’s Notices – Future Items

  • Mon 25 to Fri 29 Mar Norwood Morialta HS holding inaugural Global Summit with theme “Enriching Humanity through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Members are invited to attend at any time that suits their own busy schedule. See Attached PDF
  • Tue 26 Mar Group 7 meeting, and presentation from, the Arriving GSE Team from District 6040, Missouri, USA 6: for 6:30 at the Kensington Hotel
  • 28 Mar to 04 Apr — Conference Bicycle Ride, from the Ocean to the Outback 636km from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill, a fundraiser for Australian Rotary Health, 7 days of riding, 1 rest day, averaging 90km per day — easy!!
  • Tue 2 Apr combined Group 7 presentation from the Departing GSE Team from Kansas City, Missouri 6:30 for 7:00 at the Marche Club
  • 05-07 Apr — District Conference at Broken Hill
  • 04-05 May (Sat-Sun) — District 9520 Assembly



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CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1068/1069/1070: FUTURE OF THE CLUB

Julie and Kirsty offered their apologies for meeting 1070. Note, there have been a number of meetings since the last bulletin. Some have been joint meetings, the latest being 12th March with St Peters Club.

Longtime Honorary Member, Simon Brewer, attended this week’s meeting and is seen chatting, post meeting with current President Chris, erstwhile President Ian and Club Secretary Colin.

At the most recent Board Meeting, the board members resolved to keep the Club running next Rotary Year, which was fleshed out a little more at Breakfast. Club Assembly and discussion about future membership and The Reel Event. Further meeting on The Reel Event at the Gascoines, Thursday evening, 14th March.

Magill Market Last Sunday

Stallholder numbers were down, but we were blessed with perfect weather.

Graham Goodings – St. Peters’ Guest Speaker

St Peters’ Guest Speaker on Tuesday evening 12th March was veteran newsreader Graham Goodings (he’s a funny man), seen with Mark and Susan. This was a joint meeting and it’s a pity that only 3 Club members from Magill could attend. By the way there was no Goofy Expressions contest. This sometimes happens when club photographer Mark loses control of the camera. Mark is seen mumbling ‘Chris, take the #@!? Shot’.

President’s Notices: Past Items

  • Tue 05 Feb Chris & Susan, Ian & Julie, Mark & Mari attended Kirsty’s short movie premieres at Wallis Cinema, Mitcham, and met at the Edinburgh Hotel for a meal afterwards.
  • Wed 06 Feb Julie Carman, Susan & I attended RC Norwood and RC Burnside’s Rotary Information Session at the Kensington Hotel.
  • Fri 08 Feb Chris & Graham assisted at RC Norwood’s Bunnings Mile End BBQ for an addition of $200 to our Fundraising Funds.
  • Sun 10 Feb a number of members from the Burnside, Eastwood, Morialta, Norwood and St Peters clubs came to have a look at the Sunrise Market.
  • Tue 12 Feb this was a closed meeting at which our discussions focused on the specific options open to the Club for the future and with the result of a determination that the Club would much prefer to keep going if at all practicable. Later that day Chris met with Campbelltown Mayor Jill Whitaker and Council CEO Paul Di Iulio to discuss the current situation of the club and whether the Council can do anything to help us recover.
  • Wed 19 Feb Chris, Colin, Ian, Lindsay, Mark and Siony attended a Joint Meeting with RC Morialta at the Rezz Hotel, Newton.
  • Wed 27 Feb the Magill Probus Club was formed under the sponsorship of RC Campbelltown.
  • Thu 28 Feb Chris attended the meeting of the Group 7 Presidents. Pres. Gail Casey of RC Norwood presented the laminated flyer attached to their Donation Tin that gives discussion points on what Rotary does for interested BBQ customers. (a copy of the file has been forwarded to Greg.)
    Pres. Brian Kretschmer of RC St Peters presented a “Rotary – Make a Difference” note that could prompt a good response when talking to someone who has expressed an interest in what Rotary does/is about.
  • Wed 6 Mar Joint Meeting with RC Norwood at the Kensington Hotel with Assoc.Prof.Ville-Petteri Mäkinen of Sa Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) on the current status of research into Alzheimer’s disease
  • Tuesday 12th March, Chris, Susan and Mark attended a joint meeting with Rotary Club of St Peters at the Kensington Hotel.
  • Fri 22 Mar RC Norwood BBQ at Bunnings Mile End

President’s Notices: Future Items

  • Footy Tipping is back on. See Lindsay to sign up.
  • Mon 25 to Fri 29 Mar Norwood Morialta HS holding inaugural Global Summit with theme “Enriching Humanity through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Members are invited to attend at any time that suits their own busy schedule. See Attached PDF
  • Tue 26 Mar Group 7 meeting, and presentation from, the Arriving GSE Team from District 6040, Missouri, USA 6: for 6:30 at the Kensington Hotel
  • 28 Mar to 04 Apr — Conference Bicycle Ride, from the Ocean to the Outback 636km from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill, a fundraiser for Australian Rotary Health, 7 days of riding, 1 rest day, averaging 90km per day — easy!!
  • Tue 2 Apr combined Group 7 presentation from the Departing GSE Team from Kansas City, Missouri 6:30 for 7:00 at the Marche Club
  • 05-07 Apr — District Conference at Broken Hill
  • 04-05 May (sat-sun) — District 9520 Assembly



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CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1067: FUTURE OF THE CLUB

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Pauline offered her apologies for today’s meeting.

Guests

President Babu (Sabapathy) Kanagasabai and Secretary Ralph Holmes visited from RC Campbelltown

Discussion: Future of the Club

Babu and Ralph joined in our discussion on the Future direction of the Club. It was a fruitful discussion and planning session to achieve an orderly closure of the Club or merging with another Club by the end of June.

President’s Notices: Past Items

  • Chris & Susan attended a social gathering of RC Eastwood at the Kensington Hotel on 01 Feb.
  • Colin & Pauline, Graham & Robyn, Mark & Mari and past club member Sue Mackay attended a BBQ at Wayne & Christine Abbott’s home in McCracken on Saturday 02 Feb. Thanks Wayne and Christine
  • Kirsty’s movie premiere held at the Wallis Mitcham Cinemas on 05 Feb.
  • RC Norwood hekd a “Rotary Information Session” at the Kensington Hotel, 23 Regent Street, Kensington, on Wed 06 Feb from 6pm to 8pm, and have invited the other clubs of Group 7 to join them.

Magill Market – This Sunday!

Hey Folks, remember its Magill Market in a couple of days, so it’s all hands to the pump to help out. The weather looks fine, cool and dry. See you there.

President’s Notices: Future Items

  • 28 Mar to 04 Apr — Conference Bicycle Ride, from the Ocean to the Outback 636km from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill, a fundraiser for Australian Rotary Health, 7 days of riding, 1 rest day, averaging 90km per day — easy!!
  • We have been asked about hosting the District 6040 GSE Team (from Missouri USA) at a breakfast meeting sometime shortly before the District Conference05-07 Apr — District Conference at Broken
  • 08 Feb (fri) — RC Norwood needs helpers for the BBQ at Bunnings Mile End
  • 09-10 Feb (sat-sun) — Australian Rotoract Conference, Adelaide
  • 02-03 Mar (sat-sun) — District 9520 PETS Training (paid by club)
  • 06 Mar (wed) — potential joint meeting with RC Norwood to hear an interesting guest speaker talking about SAMRI
  • 12 Mar (tue) — potential joint meeting with RC St Peters to hear an interesting guest speaker
  • 27 Mar (wed) — Group 7 welcome dinner for GSE Team fromD6040, Missouri, USA Kensington Hotel
  • 05-07 Apr — District Conference at Broken Hill
  • 04-05 May (sat-sun) — District 9520 Assembly

Thought for the Week:

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on” — Sheryl Sandberg

CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1066: AGM

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Siony, Colin, Pauline and Lindsay offered their apologies for today’s meeting.

No guest speaker as it was the AGM for 2017-2018. The Minutes of the AGM have been sent separately to all club members.

Tuesday’s meeting #1066 was coincidental with a famous date in English History and my family history; William the Conqueror’s victory at the Battle of Hastings, and the beginning of the end to the Saxon World in England. The Gascoines (which ever way you want to spell it) were part of the conquest and were on the receiving end of William’s generosity.

I have provided a picture of an ancestor from around that time, who bears a striking resemblance. Editor’s Note: Sorry Chris.

Recent Notices

  • Chris and Graham worked with RC Norwood at the Bunnings Mile End BBQ on 18th Jan for an addition of $194 to the club’s fundraising account. (It was a somewhat slower day than on 28th Dec.)
  • 24 Jan (Thu) — Susan’s birthday

Upcoming Events

  • 6 Feb (Wed) — RC Norwood will be holding a “Rotary Information Session” at the Kensington Hotel, 23 Regent Street, Kensington, on Wednesday 6th February from 6pm to 8pm, and have invited the other clubs of Group 7 to join them.
  • 02 Feb (sun) — BBQ at Wayne & Christine Abbott’s, Victor Harbor
  • 05 Feb (tue) — Kirsty’s Short Movie Premiere at Wallace Mitcham (club members have received a link to book online)
  • 28 Mar to 04 Apr — Conference Bicycle Ride, from the Ocean to the Outback 636km from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill,
    a fundraiser for Australian Rotary Health, 7 days of riding, 1 rest day, averaging 90km per day — easy!!
  • We have been asked about hosting the District 6040 GSE Team (from Missouri USA) at a breakfast meeting sometime shortly before the District Conference05-07 Apr — District Conference at Broken

Thought for the Week

A Rotarian is someone who, through their efforts:

  • Digs wells from which they will never drink
  • Restores eyesight for those they will never see
  • Builds houses they will never live in
  • Vaccinates children they will never meet
  • Plants trees they will never sit under
  • Educates children they will never know

CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1065: Happy New Year!

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Welcome and Apologies

Siony, Julie, Colin, Pauline and Lindsay offered their apologies. We assume that Greg is still in a state of shock, post return from the US Canada. Here he is overseas drinking a Bloody Mary on a Steamboat!

No guest speaker as it was originally intended to hold the AGM for 2017-2018 at this meeting. In the event, the AGM was postponed, and discussion centred on preparation for The Reel Event.

Upcoming Film Screening

Members, check your email for an invitation to Kirsty’s film screening on February 5th, featuring Susan Gascoine in one of the short films. This will be a great opportunity to advertise for The Reel Event.

Notices

  • The meeting last week was cancelled due to the absence of too many members. An additional meeting will be held on 22nd January, the 4th Tuesday of this month.
  • Chris worked with RC Norwood at the Bunnings Mile End BBQ on 28th Dec for an addition of $233 to the club’s fundraising account.
  • On the afternoon and early evening of Friday 11th Jan, with the temperature up to 40°C, Chris joined members from a number of other Rotary Clubs, including Prospect, Modbury, Mount Barker, Mobilong and Tailem Bend, cooking donuts at the Scouts Australian Jamboree 2019 held at the new Tailem Bend race track.

Upcoming Events

  • 6 Feb (Wed) — RC Norwood will be holding a “Rotary Information Session” at the Kensington Hotel, 23 Regent Street, Kensington, on Wednesday 6th February from 6pm to 8pm, and have invited the other clubs of Group 7 to join them.
  • 2 Feb (Sun) — BBQ at Wayne & Christine Abbott’s, Victor Harbor
  • 28 Mar to 04 Apr — Conference Bicycle Ride, from the Ocean to the Outback 636km from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill,
    a fundraiser for Australian Rotary Health,
    7 days of riding, 1 rest day, averaging 90km per day — easy!!
  • 5-7 Apr — District Conference at Broken Hill


CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1064: Christmas Gathering

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Carol McKenzie, Graham Holcroft and Lindsay Davis offered their apologies for our Christmas Gathering.

Susan and I (President Chris) hosted Club Members under the ‘Big Verandah’ along with special guests Leonie and David Dew, who were waited on by us for a change. Kirsty organised pasta dishes from Pasta Deli, along with a fine dessert. As well as BYO booze, Ian was able to resurrect (more appropriate terminology for Easter) some fine wines to share.

Kirsty led the Kris Kringle exchange. Greed overtook friendship when the right to exchange for a ‘better’ gift was enforced by some. The box of chocolates had many owners through the procedure. It was richly ironic the Mark ended up with his own dud Kringle. Well done Kirsty for receiving the biggest Kringle, if only because she had to inflate it. Anyway, a fine time was had by all.

Thanks to Club Members for their support halfway into my Club Presidency. As a small club everyone has to pitch in at some time with multi-tasking roles. I’m sure that Santa knows who’s been good this year and you will receive your appropriate reward Xmas morning.

Norwood Morialta Presentation Night

Club Stalwart, Siony presented award our Club’s Service Above Self Award a couple of weeks back to Georgia Potter. See below for a summary of Georgia’s meritorious achievements.

At Norwood Morialta High school Georgia has consistently demonstrated that she has strong leadership and teamwork skills through her involvement in a range of activities as a pivotal member of the Student Representative Council.

Georgia has been an active and reliable member of the SRC and house system across her three years on the middle campus and has actively supported a range of activities, including assemblies, house competitions and cultural events.

She developed positive relationships with the teams she was working with and also showed excellent communication, time management and organisational skills. She was able to organise others and delegate roles in order to support the success of the projects.

Georgia has taken on many roles this year including Gold House Captain and School Vice-Captain and has been a positive role model to younger students at the Norwood Morialta High School Middle Campus.

Georgia is an outstanding student who admirably represents the three core values of the school distinction, diversity and respect.

Congratulations Georgia.

CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1063: Pick the Lie

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Carol McKenzie offered her apology this week.

It was fairly informal at our last meeting for 2018 at the Heccies Club Rooms. Our AGM was scheduled for this Tuesday, but we were not technically compliant with notification, so it has been deferred till the new year.

Our next meeting and end of year wind up will be this coming Sunday at 31 Woodforde Avenue, Magill, under the big verandah. Kirsty is organising Pasta and sweets from the Pasta Café, so just bring your drinks and a chair.

RI Membership Webinar

‘Membership Models for the Future of Rotary’ was the theme of this interesting webinar; more to follow.

Pick the Lie

We played ‘Pick the Lie’; the liar had to reveal 2 things about themselves that was true and one that was false. As it turns out, some of us are quite good at deceit.

Service Above Self Awards – Mary Mackillop

After presenting our club’s Service Above Self at Norwood Morialta, Siony was our representative at Mary MacKillop’s End of Year Mass and Presentation Night.

Siony said, ’It was a lovely occasion and I was happy to have attended the End of Year Mass and Graduation at MMC. How inspiring also to catch up with most of our previous Youth Program recipients, from Science Experience, RYPEN, NYSF and are 2018 recipients of College awards’

In addition, on Dec 6, Siony also attended Campbelltown Volunteers Christmas Happy Hour representing YAC and Toy Library. What a busy Lady; photogenic too!


Service Above Self Award, General Community, Alexandra Piteo

Service Above Self Award, College Community, Haneuf (Sky) Kim

Magill Sunrise Christmas Market

Greg, AKA Santa (with nieces), reported that we had a successful Market last Sunday, despite that the Moonlight Market was held on the preceding Friday. Never the less our raffle and stall holders did OK as we did well financially. Thanks, Licaria for being Santa’s helper for the morning.

The Reel Event Update – CFSA

Mark and Susan attended at Cystic Fibrosis SA’s head office in the City on Thursday to exchange ideas on Fund Raising and Sponsorship for The Reel Event. Mark is seen with Executive Officer Julia Langrehr. We hope to raise $10,000 from TRE with CFSA being the sole beneficiary.