From President Ian Coat:
We welcomed Izabella, Year 12 student from Mary MacKillop Tuesday morning.
Izabella spoke to us about her experience at NYSF this year. Izabella spoke to us passionately and how she initially had been cajoled into applying to NYSF, only to find it has transformed her life and future direction. This is what NYSF seeks to achieve – a life changing experience.
At NYSF, Izabella found a group of like-minded science-loving young people with whom she could share her passion, and a group of teachers/mentors who wanted to expand her horizons. Izabella focussed on the people and the environment at NYSF and gave us one of the many ‘chants’ that the team learns, to keep the energy levels up.
Combined Meeting with Norwood and Kent Town
Thanks to all members who attended our ‘away’ meeting #1038 held jointly with RC Norwood and RC Kent Town.
We heard Yasmine Ernst speak to us about her orphanage Zaidi ya Dreams (Live Your Dreams) in Kenya. She showed us pictures of children who often come to the orphanage in a terrible state but have grown into happy healthy youngsters.
She showed us photos of the orphanage before and after the fire that swept through the building in February.
RC Magill Sunrise donated $1000 to Zaidi ya Dreams at the event.
Pauline and Colin are now off travelling.
I have always had a great time up at Calperum Station near Renmark. Over the weekend of 29th Jun – 1st Jul, RC Eastwood will be heading up there. Suzette and I intend to go. The activities include tree health surveys, water monitoring and lots of fellowship around the campfire and a glass of red. I invite members to come and join us. Let Elliot Dwyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and myself know if you would like to come, as they need to plan the bedding arrangements.
Congratulation Mark and Mari on each getting a year older over the Easter weekend.
We have not been able to recruit any local applicants for RYPEN this year. So, Ian Carman approached District to find if there were any applicants who did not have sponsorship. Ian announced that there is an applicant from the Mitcham area who does not have sponsorship and asked the Club if we would agree to fund that place. The Club unanimously agreed to fund the Mitcham student to attend RYPEN.
This month’s market had to be cancelled at late notice, when we discovered that SA Power Networks would be working at the library and the power would be off. This would affect not only the essential coffee making facilities, but more importantly stop access to the toilets.
Rotary Magill Sunrise holds an art and craft market in the carpark of the Campbelltown Library on the 2nd Sunday of the month (excluding July) from 8am – 12 noon.
Bumper Garden Raffle
Don’t forget to enter the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise “Bumper Garden Raffle” where you could win this quality garden trolley filled with gardening goodies to make your gardening life SOOOOO much simpler!! Tickets will be $2.50 each and the raffle runs until Sunday May 13th where it will be drawn at our Mother’s Day Market. Contact Greg through the Magill Sunrise Market Facebook for ticket books.