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Last Tuesday as a Past President I had the honour of taking President Greg’s place at the head table, while he is away with work commitments. Our speakers for this meeting came from within the Club in the form of Ian and Julie Carman. As soon as the erstwhile President Ian completed his year as President he and Julie took off for Mongolia, where they caught up with their daughter Yvette who works in the mining industry. In addition to catching up with family the Carman’s did the tourist thing and got to know the sights and culture of Mongolia. Some interesting facts about Mongolia are: • Population - 3 million, 1 million live in the capital Ulaanbaatar (aka UB). • Land Mass – Little smaller than Qld. • Last 10 years considerable drift to capital city & towns due to drought and harsh winters down to minus 43C in capital, UB. • Growing skilled & profession class – less opportunity in rural areas due to isolation & poor communications. • Economy – in recent years boosted by mining – world’s largest known copper reserves. • Surprisingly, there is considerable equality between men and women. • Religion – Buddhism / Shamanism. • Majority of rural people are herders with goats, sheep, yaks, cows, camels and horses. • Significant Russian influence: alphabet, architecture & culture. History of Mongolia • • • • • •

Until 13th century warring nomadic tribes. Great Wall of China commenced in 200BC to keep them out. Early 13th century Genghis Khan united tribes. This was the beginning of the great Mongolian Empire. 1689 – 1921 Chinese rule. 1921 – 1992 – a communist Russian satellite state. 1992 – 2012 Democracy that led to: • rule of law • religious freedom of religion • equality between men and women • open economy

The photograph of the Big Genghis below is not a trick shot using toys. The people and the cars are to scale. It is massive.

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The C.R.O.E. 4 Dinner (Campbelltown’s Rotary Outback Experience #4) was held at the Foxfield Hall last Friday evening. In addition to a fun time on a Bush Bash the event will raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Our Club took on the catering and was led by Team Carman and Team Holcroft. These eager beavers started work at 10:00am and were joined at 6:00pm by Mark T, Sue and Chris. Unbeknown to those at table they overcame a number of near culinary disasters and received nothing but praise from the diners. Their efforts raised just under $900 for our club. Well done Mark T, Sue and Chris and especially Julie and Ian Carman and Robin and Graham Holcroft who each put in a 12 hour day.

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Mark T filled in for Sergeant Kirsty by imposing the following fines raising $23.60:

Graham, for telling the Sergeant how to do his job. Carlo, for not responding promptly to his counsellor’s emails (who happens to be Sgt Thommo). Sgt Thommo for greeting female club members with a kiss while his fly was unzipped, (comments of ‘I didn’t notice a thing’ were hurtful and uncalled for). Ronda, for letting work invade the meeting via her mobile on 2 occasions. Bronny for wearing garish joggers. Brenton (although then absent) for whinging about the pressures of the first week of teaching, post school holidays. Our hearts went out to him. Mina, for giving priority to her cross-training instead of arriving on time for the meeting. Ian, for making Julie contribute most to their Mongolian Presentation. Sgt Mark, again, for not knowing the correct name for a 2 humped camel (remember the name bactrian camel, not to be confused with the one humped dromedary). Ronda again, for not revealing the secret that would get her fine from the Sergeant (then don’t saying anything at all Ronda). Sue, for being an avid Norwood supporter. Numerous Happy Bucks from other Norwood supporters. Bronny’s usual Happy Buck involving her grandson.

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President Greg has again helped out with his sometimes useless trivia and thought for the day. In addition he has sent a report from Perth, see below. Hi all from Perth again. I hope you all had a great meeting on Tuesday, I was looking forward to Ian and Julie Carman’s talk on their journey through Mongolia so was upset to miss it. Well it is Tuesday night and I have just come back from a dinner catch up with past president Mark Martin who is also over here with work. It was great catching up with him especially chatting on Norwood's great win on the weekend seeing he is such a passionate supporter (I’m a Bay boy myself). We have both been doing make ups over here, Mark in Fremantle and me at Northbridge. I went to their meeting Monday night and loved that they were so pleased to see me back. President Luke Zambotti was there this time as he had flown back from holidays the day before and I was able to swap banners with him which was great. They also had an induction of a new member which was exciting to see at another club to see how they do it. Their guest speaker was their district chair for Interplast, a program that is very interesting. It is similar to Romac but teams go overseas to perform the surgeries whereas Romac gets children here for this. It was a great presentation and personally a program I would like to look at further. Well I am back again next week so again you will have to put up with me. Thanks to Rita for filling in this week as President and again to Mark T for the week before. See you all Tuesday and good luck on Sunday with the Market.

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1803

Lieutenant - Governor Collins arrives on Australia's southern coast to establish a new settlement.

1957

The final major British atomic bomb test is conducted at the remote South Australian site of Maralinga.

1769

Explorer James Cook first sets foot on New Zealand.

1799

The 'HMS Lutine' is wrecked, killing 270, and spawning a legend of Lost Gold.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is. My thought of the day courtesy of Ginger Megs: If you can’t do something well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

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Chris Michelmore, President Rotary Club of Adelaide Invites Rotarians and Guests from Districts 9500 and 9520 to join the intercity meeting on Thursday 29 November 2012 12 noon for 12.30pm (finishing at 2pm) Members Dining Room Adelaide Oval (entrance through Northern Gate only) The speaker will be RI President Elect, Ron D Burton Please email Lindsay if you wish to attend Cost is $40 per per head

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Greg Schuetze

Licaria Scheepers

Tuesday 6.50 for 7.00am Hectorville Sporting Club, Fisher Street, Magill magill@rotaryclub.org.au www.magill.rotaryclub.org.au

www.facebook.com/rotarymagill

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www.rotarynews.info/district9520

6.30pm

Campbelltown

Athelstone Football Club

150 George St, Paradise

1.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Norwood St Peter’s Kent Town Unley

Norwood Town Hall Kensington Hotel The Royal Hotel Unley Sports Club

George Street, Norwood 23 Regent St, Kensington 2 North Tce, Kent Town 39 Oxford Tce, Unley

7.15am 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Eastwood Hyde Park Burnside Mitcham Morialta

Royal Coach Motor Inn Hyde Park Tavern The Feathers Hotel Edinburgh Hotel The Rezz Hotel

24 Dequetteville Tce, Kent Town Park St & King William Rd, Hyde Park Glynburn Road, Burnside High Street, Mitcham 20 Hamilton Tce, Newton

No Meetings

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The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of a worthy enterprise and in particular to encourage and foster The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by every Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society. The application of the ideal service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community life. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

The Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

For good food, good fellowship And the opportunity to serve through Rotary …we give thanks.

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794 Bulletin Issue 16-15 20121009