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Well it was great to be back with you all this week. Our meeting started on time and well but it was soon evident that our speaker from Canteen was going to be a no show. Trevor, the Chairperson and I decided that we would have an impromptu Behind the Badge and if required I was going to tell everyone what I was doing over in Perth. To our good fortune one of our newer members, Julie Carman was only too happy to talk to the club (Carmans 3 out of 5 weeks as speaker, we will have to give them a rest) about her teaching of students from Inverbrackie Detention Centre. As it turned out, Julie being the past teacher gave a fantastic insightful talk and I was not required...phew. Julie told us of how she was asked to set up a unit at Oakbank Area School for detainees from Inverbrackie Detention Centre. The students were aged from 13-18 (age 18 was questionable in some cases) and were from countries such as Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of these kids were considered stateless so had no country to call home. She described some of the challenges she faced with these students and gave us a story of a boy who took offence to being asked to join the girl’s beach volleyball team to balance the numbers. He ran off in disgust, only to be found a little later wandering the streets by Officers from Immigration. Julie told us that the best way to educate these kids on our culture and traditions was to get them out in it, but it was extremely hard to do so. She described one occasion where she along with a few others took the students to the Royal Adelaide Show. This was done on the quiet as they did not want the publicity which would have ruined the day for them. They went to the show and had the best time without spending a cent and with only 1 person going missing. I must thank Julie for her amazing impromptu talk to us and promise we won’t get her or Ian up again for a while. We had a quick game of heads and tails and challenged all members to fine someone at their table. Seems many fines were aimed at Rita who had already gone....lucky for her as some people were not even on her table....hehehe. Mine was more of a happy buck for getting bumped up to a Presidential Suite at the ParkView Hotel , St Kilda Road which was extremely nice (better give them this plug for that)!! I will be away again next week but you will be able to welcome President Elect Carol McKenzie back from holidays as she will be filling in for me for the committee meeting. See you in a fortnight!!

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1837 - The first group of German migrants arrives in the new colony of South Australia. 1867 - James Nash sparks off the gold rush in Gympie, Queensland.

1793 - Marie Antoinette, queen of France and wife of Louis XVI, is beheaded. 1978 - The first non-Italian Pope for more than 400 years, Pope John Paul II, is elected.

Thought for the Day 1 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Thought for the Day 2 The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

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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 pe 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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