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RI President Barry Rassin’s 2018-19 Theme, “Be the Inspiration”

Club Bulletin 3 and 17 July 2018

Meeting Numbers 1500 and 1501

Our Changeover 2018 On Sunday 24 June, we enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at the Glenelg Golf Club to celebrate the end of a Rotary Year under the leadership of now Past President Rob Harding and to welcome into the role of President, Bill Rawlins. Rob presented highlights of his annual report which has been circulated to all members by Secretary Barb. It was indeed a very busy year, and congratulations go to Rob, all Board members and to club members as a whole for such a successful year. Bill outlined his vision for the next Rotary year and in doing this, he stated his wish to involve all members in what we do. Bill also stated his wish to recruit a few more younger members to join those who we have. At our next club meeting, we will spend some time working on ideas aiming to make our club even better through the next year.

Past President Rob after the handover to President Bill

Future Meetings On Tuesday 3 July we will have an open Club forum to discuss some future directions for the club. New Directors will be able to outline plans for the first half of the year and members will be given the opportunity to contribute to these. On Tuesday 17 July we will have as guest Speaker, Stephen Patterson MP, State Member for Morphett who was elected to parliament on 17 March this year. Stephen had been Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay for 3½ years before standing for parliament and this is the first opportunity that we have had to hear from him as MP.

President Bill with the Club Board for 2018-2019

Club Bulletin 3 and 17 July 2018 Past Meetings On Tuesday 19 June we were privileged to have as Guest speakers, Rob Christianson and Nicki from the Orange Sky Laundry Adelaide. What a wonderful organization this is! Founded in Brisbane in 2014 by two 20 year old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, using two washers and two dryers in an old van, they visited parks in Brisbane to wash and dry the clothes of homeless people. As well as achieving their aim to improve the personal hygiene of these people, they also re-established the “power of conversation” among homeless people, something which is sorely missed by people leading isolated lives. From 2014 to 2018, Orange Sky has expanded to 21 services across Australia including the most recent in Darwin NT. About 8 tonnes of laundry are processed each week. Headquarters are in Brisbane and includes the fitting out of new vans and repair of existing vans. Current plans include expanding into New Zealand in the near future. A single van operates in Adelaide visiting different locations during the week making up 8 shifts. One shift operates from St Andrews Church, Glenelg coinciding with “Mary’s Kitchen” on Wednesday evenings. Funding is from community groups , major businesses and wealthy benefactors and various grants. Make up is approx. 1/3 public donation, 1/3 corporate sponsorship and 1/3 grants. There is no direct government assistance. The value of re-establishing conversation with the homeless clients cannot be over emphasised. Why Orange Sky? Based on a song recorded by Alec Murdoch in 2006.

Rob Christainson and Nicki shown with PP John Yard

Orange Sky founders, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett

Well, I had a dream I stood beneath an Orange sky With my brother standing by With my brother standing by I said Brother, you know, you know It’s a long road we’ve been walking on. 2

Club Bulletin 3 and 17 July 2018 Induction of Cathy Miller On 19 June, it was pleasing to witness the induction into our club of Cathy Miller, CEO of Minda Inc. Cathy is the second corporate member of our club and in representing Minda Inc. reinforces the strong and long standing partnership between the Rotary Club of Somerton Park and Minda. We all look forward to a continuation of working together.

Club Mergers I heard from Dini Whyte, (AG Group 8), at our Changeover lunch that RC Noarlunga and RC Noarlunga East will be merging, effective from 1 July 2018. The new club will be named RC Morphett Vale with Dini to be President

Certificate of Appreciation

Kathy White with Cathy Miller and PP Brenley Milsom

District Merger Members are reminded to read through the email of 17 June from District Secretary, PP Peter Hammond which presents a progress report from the steering committee charged with guiding us through the merger of Districts 9500 and 9520. Both Districts will merge to become District 9510 from 1 July 2020 and suggestions are invited from members to help in the merger and, perhaps more importantly, to help manage the new District more effectively. Some suggestions have already been made but more are very welcome. Please send to steeringcom@rotary9510.org One from me; with one District Governor and 100+ clubs, have the DG serve a two year term so he/she can visit all clubs comfortably plus RI benefits with cost saving.

PP Peter Thompson shown presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Andrew Taplin for his generosity in supporting our Quiz Night

Useful Websites for Club, District and RI Information Club Calendar: http://www.rotarynews.info/2/club/3794/8769 Club Page: http://www.rotarynews.info/club3794 District Page: http://www.rotarynews.info/district9520 3

Club Bulletin 3 and 17 July 2018 Board of Directors 2018-2019 President

Bill Rawlins


Barb Humphries


Brenton Aird

Minutes Secretary President Elect & Club Service Immediate Past President Community Service

Rosalien van Loon

Rob Harding Wayne Leaves

International Service

Marianne Harding


Brenley Milsom

Youth Programs

Max Dalrymple

Kevin Tumes

Foundation and Grants Trevor Andrew Fellowship Sergeant Fundraising & Forward Planning Club Mentor

Rosalien van Loon Chris Morath/Pam Maxwell Frank White PDG Peter Ochota

Meeting Program Meeting 1500 Date Speaker/ Activity

Club Meeting and Contact Details The Four Way Test CLUB MEETINGS Of The Things We Think, Say or Do:


Is itMONTH the TRUTH? OF EACH at 7.00am

Is it FAIR to all Concerned? Adelaide International Motel Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS? 521 Anzac Highway Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Glenelg North The Four Way Test Club Contact Details: Of The Things We Think, Say or Do: ThePO Four Way Test Box 134 Of The Things We Think, Say or Do: Glenelg SA 5045 Is it the TRUTH? Secretary Barb Humphries Is it FAIR to all Concerned? Email: thehumpies@yahoo.com.au Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS? Club email: somertonpark@rotaryclub.org.au Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Website: http://www.rotarynews.info/Club3794/


Is it the TRUTH?

Meeting 1501

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3 July

17 July

Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?

The year ahead

Stephen Patterson


Morphett Electorate PP Peter Hammond


Pres Bill Rawlins







Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Speaker’s Coordinator and Program: Peter Thompson 0438 949 544 Bulletin Editor: Don Overall 0418 807 222 Shed/Property Mngr. Bill Rawlins 0418 834 531 Shed (District): John Yard 0418 834 531 Website, IT, & Social Media Administrator: Brenley Milsom: brenleym@bigpond.net.au Risk Management: Brenton Aird 0417 832 935 4

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Rotary Club of Somerton Park Bulletin 03/07/2018  

Rotary Club of Somerton Park Bulletin 03/07/2018