From President Ian Coat:
Our planned speaker was unavailable at the last minute, due to family health issues. Julie Carman came to the rescue with a brief DVD presentation telling the story about how the Nyngan community rallied during the 1990 floods that swept through their town. Julie and Ian picked up the video when they visited Nyngan, NSW, which is just up the road (170km) from Dubbo, where they regularly visit their grandchildren.
It was a story that once again demonstrated how, when faced with adversity, the best in people shines out and everyone put their shoulder into building levies to keep out the water. Even after the inevitable occurred and nature won the battle with the town going under metres of water, the video showed us the stoicism of the locals to just clean up and get on with life. We thank Julie for her forethought to purchase this video.
Although, August was a bit quiet on the fellowship front, we recently had a most enjoyable dinner at Heccies. Thanks to Sue Hector for arranging it. October is looking very busy for us – check out the calendar below.
The Campbelltown Council Combined Services Dinner is coming up on Tuesday 24th October. We will need to give them numbers attending. If you are planning to attend this event, please email Ian Coat (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or leave a post on our new Facebook Group (see weekly challenge information below). Note that the event is aimed as a thank you for members of the club and not for partners.
Our fellowship coordinator, Pauline, has oraganised Captain Proud Paddle Steamer trip during the afternoon of Sunday, 29th October. Our special priced places appear full, but if you really want to go then please contact Pauline ASAP.
Our honorary but long-distance members, Christine and Wayne Abbott have invited us to a lunchtime BBQ at their place in McCracken near Victor Harbor on Saturday 18th November. Please put this date in your diary. Bring your own drinks and either a salad or dessert. Check your emails for the full address. Please let Pauline know before 07 NOV, whether you are bringing salad or dessert so she can get the balance right.
Next Meeting: Skip 1st October!
Tues 10th October. We will not be meeting on our notional 1st Tuesday because the prior Monday is a holiday. On the 10th, we will be hearing from Alison Meneaud who is the Community Development Manager of the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service (EADVS).
EADVS is one of our key beneficiaries from both The Reel Event and our Magill Sunrise Market. Although they keep a low profile, their work is essential. Sadly their client base continues to rise and their needs grow more complex. Magill Sunrise has been in discussion with EADVS to find opportunities to provide hands-on help, and our next meeting will be an opportunity for you to share ideas about how to help this important activity.
Weekly Challenge: Join our Closed Facebook Group
Get yourself familiar with our new closed Facebook Group.
Greg has now created a closed Facebook group called “Magill Sunrise Rotary Group”. If you type Magill Sunrise Rotary in the top line of the Facebook search panel, the results should be:
(a) our main public Facebook page,
(b) our public Sunrise Market Page, and
(c) the new Group – shown in the image below.
If it does not show up, then Greg may not have added you to this group’s list. So, let him know and he will put you on the list.