From President Mina Ward:
First things first, I would just like to congratulate the English cricket team on the fantastic job they have done over the last few weeks…..good job, well done lads!! Editor’s Prerogative
There have been a lot of things happening in local Rotary over the last couple of weeks:
- Business Breakfast Meeting with RC Eastwood, with a fantastic address from Bruce Billston, Minster for Small Business. On behalf of the club $100 will be donated to Polio Plus. Thanks to Mark Thompson for organising the group of 10.
- Susan Gascoine, Bob and myself joined RC Kent Town for the ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’, raising awareness about the homeless in Adelaide and raising funds for the Hutt St Centre.
- Saturday saw the district’s first Young Professionals Forum held at Flinders University. About 70 people attended with some fantastic discussions about how to engage more young people in Rotary. Mark Huddleston will be distributing notes from the sessions soon.
- Great Magill Sunrise Market on Sunday, with some glorious weather and lovely stall holders. Well done Ian Coat on heading up this committee and doing such a great job. About $600 profit was made on Sunday.
Today Ian Carman will be helping out at the Rotary Young Driver’s Awareness event, organised by RC Morialta. Let’s hope the weather doesn’t turn too horrible!!
Ian Coat has also been busy helping to rewrite the club’s bylaws. We are now at the stage for club members to read and make comment on the new bylaws. The main reason for changing the bylaws is to reduce the core numbers of board members from 11 to 7, with the vice president position being optional.
The new board will still address the five avenues of service, with all committees having representation on the board. Voting on the bylaws will be done via email on 25th August. Please contact Ian Coat or myself if you have any questions.
An official thank you from DG Dick and Liz Wilson was received during the week, for having them at our meeting last Tuesday. They enjoyed learning firsthand about the plans and progress the club is making and they wish us all the very best in going forward. Speaking to Liz on Saturday, she admitted if she was to ever join Rotary, she would join Magill Sunrise because she enjoyed our meeting so much!
Last Tuesday we were joined by Alex and Sophie from Miller Street Web Design. These two young individuals, together with Kirsty produced our clubs new website (http://www.magill.rotaryclub.org.au).
Kirsty gave us a whistle stop tour of the new website, highlighting the main features which members should find helpful. The new website is easy to use and navigate, with most current things featuring on the front page, including upcoming events, latest news, key projects and membership information.
The events page clearly shows what is on in the coming weeks, and can be filtered. Our weekly bulletins are now be accessed from the website too. We are still looking at little light on members profiles so please contact Kirsty or email firstname.lastname@example.org with updates or information about you.
Editor’s Note: for those who missed the presentation Bronny Hyder has taken notes.
If you haven’t already, then please jump on Facebook and like the club’s page, why not even invite your friends and family to like the page as well. The more people we have viewing our posts on Facebook, the more publicity we get. Publishing club events and good news stories on Facebook, our website, and the bulletin is a great way of promoting our club – and it’s free. All we need are the details and photos…..so get onto it! Thanks again to Kirsty for taking this morning’s session and thanks to Alex and Sophie for coming along to the meeting this morning.