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

MEETING 1115: WHAT DID WE LEARN DURING ISOLATION?

We had another great turn out to our Zoom meeting this week and also had our Campbelltown Mayor Jill Whittaker in attendance. President Greg thought he’d better show our Mayor that we also have a chain (noting that both wear it infrequently though!). Our discussion topic for the night was tell us something you have discovered whilst in lock down mode or something of interest to share with the club. 1115 Bulletin

MEETING 1114: PLANNING

We had another healthy turn out to our Zoom meeting on Tuesday which WAS supposed to be our last online get together. As a tribute we adopted the names of our supposed famous doppelgangers on our Zoom names. Topics covered included moving back to our normal breakfast meetings, The Reel Event and other possible fundraising events. 1114 Bulletin

MEETING 1113: INSIDE STATELESS

We had another near full house of heads this week at our Tuesday Zoom meeting plus a few special guests in Sue Lloyd from Athelstone Kiwanis and recent Sunrise Market stallholder and our very own movie producer extraordinaire and Magill Sunrise Past President Kirst Stark. Kirsty was our guest speaker, giving us an insight into the making of her recently successful series that was on the ABC “Stateless” along with a Q & A session. 1113 Bulletin

MEETING 1112: ROMAC

We had another good turnout at this week’s meeting as well as our guest speaker D’Arcy Walsh the Chairperson for ROMAC’s Central Region. ROMAC is the acronym for “Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children” and is a combined Australia and New Zealand Multi-district Rotary project that has been in operation for over 30 years. ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific region in the form of life giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country. 1112 Bulletin

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