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!

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?

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!

RCMS Annual Report 2016-17

President Kirsty Stark presented a summary of the year at our Changeover Brunch, which is now in expanded form as her 2016-17 Annual Report.

Click the image below to download and read the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise Annual Report for 2016-17.

And thanks to all of our supporters, who made it possible:

110th Anniversary of Rotary

Tomorrow marks the 110th anniversary of Rotary being founded in Chicago (with just 4 members!).
Tonight District 9520 members (some of over 1.2 million worldwide) gathered outside Adelaide Oval to celebrate with a picnic, 110 balloons and a “Light Up Rotary” walk across the footbridge. Happy Birthday Rotary!

Thanks from “Zaida ya Dreams”

Zaidi ya Dreams was founded in June 2013 by Yasmine Ernst, who studied film in Adelaide before relocating to Kenya. She and her team now care for 20 children under the age of 5, who have either been abandoned or neglected by their families. The home offers a safe environment for children with traumatic backgrounds to heal and grow.
Following the success of The Reel Event, the $2,000 donation from Magill Sunrise Rotary has been used for two purposes:
– firstly towards medical bills for the children, many of whom come to Yasmine quite ill, including one child who was abandoned in a pit latrine at birth and contracted pneumonia and other associated lung problems.
– the other half of the money went towards buying two cows, which will make a huge difference to the future of the home.
In Yasmine’s words, “Daisy and Hambre will supply us with the milk we need to feed the kids, saving us about $150 a month, and will have calves that will provide more milk and give the home an income.”
At time of purchase of the cows Yasmine had to initially wait in the car so they would not be charged the Mzungu (foreigner) price. Then the contract was done and the cows were transported back to their new home in Kitisuru, about 30min from Nairobi.
You can follow Zaidi ya Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ZaidiyaDreams, where they have thanked Magill Sunrise for the donation.