Books for Babies 2022

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Pictured left to right : Rotarian Betty Gebert, RCC Community Service Committee, Sarah, Maternal and Child Health Nurse accepting from President RCC Michael McCabe the first book for baby’s first Clinic appointment (8 weeks post birth), Holly Di Padova, il nido representative and Mayor Jill Whittaker, Campbelltown City Council.
On Wednesday the 17th of August, President Michael McCabe of the Rotary Club of Campbelltown SA, presented a new book to launch our Club’s Project, Books for Babies at the il nido Children’s Centre Campbell Rd, Paradise SA.
President Michael McCabe said this Community Service Project engages our Club with mothers and our youngest members of our local community to support early learning and this in turn reflects Rotary International’s ideals of support for Maternal and Child Health and Global Literacy.
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Shed Sale January 28th 2023 Ankur Jandial 2022-09-05 14:30:00Z 0
Classic on the Park February 19th 2023 Ankur Jandial 2022-09-05 14:30:00Z 0

Meet our President

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President Michael McCabe was inducted on 26 June 2022 by Immediate Past President Stephany Martin.
Michael joined the Rotary Club of Campbelltown in 2012, and has served the Club as Treasurer, Art Show Convenor and Risk Management Officer.
On 17 January 2021, Michael was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for his service to the Club.
Meet our President Ankur Jandial 2022-09-05 14:30:00Z 0

Guest Speaker Matthew Richardson

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In May 2004 Matthew was appointed the Chief Executive of the Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club (SANFL) and oversaw the SANFL Club through a period of significant challenge and change, dealing with many financial and strategic issues which would shape the future of the Club.

In 2009 Matthew joined the Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL) in a special projects role focused initially on commercial growth. This quickly saw the move to Adelaide Oval and then leading the Club’s strategy to unite Port Adelaide as One Club, bringing the Magpies in the SANFL and Power in the AFL together. This led to the official reunification of the Port Adelaide Football Club in November 2011, which was a catalyst to the club’s successful move to Adelaide Oval in 2014 and membership growth from less than 30,000 in 2010 to over 60,000 in 2015.

Matthew was appointed Executive General Manager of the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2018, and in October 2020 was appointed the Chief Executive, replacing Keith Thomas with whom he had worked closely for nine years.

Guest Speaker Matthew Richardson Alyssa Morran 2021-11-28 13:30:00Z 0

Guest Speaker Martin Haese

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Martin Haese is the current Chief Executive Officer of Business SA and has an impressive track record as a business owner and entrepreneur. Having previously owned his own national retail companies, Youthworks and Sole Shoes, Martin founded and then grew the business to achieve annual sales of $25 million, employ several hundred team members and oversaw a global supply chain. Following the sale of Youthworks and Sole Shoes in 2005, Martin opened Retail IQ, a specialist advisory business working with local governments in Australia and Real Estate Investment Trusts in Southeast Asia.
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Moonlight Markets February 3rd 2023 Ankur Jandial 2021-10-23 13:30:00Z 0
Community Connections Cafe’ Alyssa Morran 2021-10-21 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge

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Recently we sponsored two lucky participants, Tyler and Magnolia from Heritage College to attend on the Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge, a 5-day voyage on South Australia’s square-rigged training ship One & All.
Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge Alyssa Morran 2021-10-09 13:30:00Z 0
Paradise Primary School Garden Fence Project Alyssa Morran 2021-09-20 14:30:00Z 0

Projects from the Past - Mardi Gras

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Over the years Rotary Campbelltown have worked on a variety of fundraising projects. The Mardi Gras was a successful event that ran for a substantial amount of time over the 1960's to 1980's. 
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Rotary Youth Leadership Award Opening Alyssa Morran 2021-09-19 14:30:00Z 0

Guest Speaker Dr Hagen Heinz Stehr AO

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Dr Hagen Heinz Stehr AO is a German-born multi-millionaire businessman, tuna fisherman and founder of the Stehr Group. Born: 1941 , Salzgitter, Germany . Hagen lives in Port Lincoln, South Australia where he made ages his business interests in fishing and aquaculture, most notably Southern bluefin tuna fishing and offshore ranching in Spencer Gulf for export markets. The Stehr Group also propagates and grows Australian Yellowtail Kingfish and Australian Mulloway through its aquaculture division, Clean Seas Aquaculture Growout Pty. Ltd. One of the wealthiest men in South Australia, Hagan is also the founder and chairman of the Australian Maritime and Fishing Academy. The Stehr Group has a commercial fleet of nine vessels. Hagen Stehr was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia on Australia Day, 1997. He received the award for service to the commercial fishing industry and to education and training, particularly through the South Australian Fishing and Seafood Industry Skills Centre Inc. He also received the Centenary Medal for services to the community in 2000. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2010, and was included in the "three wise men" ceremony together with diplomat Richard Woolcott and Deputy Chancellor of the University, Tim Fairfax. Page 5 of 13 He was named Seafood Icon, South Australia in 2009 and initiated into the National Seafood Hall of Fame in 2013. The Stehr Group is a family owned company spanning three generations; founder and Chairman Hagen Stehr, his son Marcus Stehr (Managing Director) and his grandsons Saxon and Sanchez.
Guest Speaker Dr Hagen Heinz Stehr AO Alyssa Morran 2021-09-12 14:30:00Z 0
Dr Milton Lewis to be honoured as an Honorary Member Alyssa Morran 2021-08-29 14:30:00Z 0

Community Connections - Wellbeing Workouts and Social Scones

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A cold drizzly day but many Rotarians , volunteers and friends turned up to a successful outing with a most relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. There were many activities to take part in, including an exercise session run by Elena Russo and a delicious scone making demonstration by Angela Ruotolo. A huge thank you to all that were involved and those that assisted with set up and pack up . A delicious pumpkin soup was supplied by Meals On Wheels ( FOC)  for all to enjoy, thankyou to Mark from MOW for delivering and talking us through reheating procedure. To our very own Community Director Elizabeth G thank you for the flawless delivery of a worthwhile community initiative. We're looking for ward to the next one on the 25th August. 
Community Connections - Wellbeing Workouts and Social Scones Alyssa Morran 2021-08-14 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary Information From David Richards (1974)

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David Richards joined this Rotary club in March 1974 having been proposed by Rotarian David Munro. After 2 years on committees he served as Director of Community Service in 1976/77, Director of Vocational Service in 1977/78 and then in 1978/79 he served as Classification Chairman.
He was then asked by the late Past President Len Rowlands to be his Secretary in 1979/80. In 1980/81 he served as Club Service Chairman and then was inducted as President into this great Club by the late Past President Eric Webb for 1981/82. 
Read about David's experience in the club here.
Rotary Information From David Richards (1974)  Alyssa Morran 2021-08-01 14:30:00Z 0

Guest Speaker Claire Arthur

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Claire is a four-time Australian Senior Trampoline Champion. Claire is a member of the Australian Trampoline Team which strived to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. She has represented Australia at over 16 international competitions, making the finals at World Championships and World Cups in the synchronised event. Claire grew up in the Adelaide Hills with her younger brother and parents. She has been doing gymnastics and aerial sports all her life including artistic gymnastics, diving and trampolining. Outside of the gymnastics world, Claire is currently studying Physiotherapy in her 4th year. Claire works as a physiotherapy assistant and coaches at Gymnastics SA and Blackwood Trampoline Sports. Claire works with the Australian Olympic Committee as an ambassador bringing the Olympic Unleashed Program to primary schools. This program inspires students to find and unleash their passion. In her spare time, Claire loves to travel - her favourite country is Italy where her family is from. Claire returned from Italy only last month following the final Olympic qualification event. She loves to cook, hike, go to the beach and hang out with her friends and family. I’d like Claire to come forward and share her experiences with you.
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Earlyact Club Established at Charles Campbell College

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At the end of 2020, the Rotary Club of Campbelltown sponsored and helped establish the Interact Club of Charles Campbell College. Interact Clubs involve members between the ages of 14 and 18 – our secondary students. At the same time, through Nikki the chair of our club’s Youth Committee, we supported Charles Campbell College to establish an EarlyAct Club for students in the primary years, up to the age of 13. The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through student service - so that with the committed citizenship and effective leadership they can improve the quality of life of their school, local and global communities. At a young age, students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful. Young people are open to recognise the dignity and worth of each individual, thereby building their respect for others. Earlyacters engage in character building activities that prepare them for leadership roles - they carry out projects which benefit others. In addition to supporting their school’s Breakfast Club, the EarlyAct Club has initiated a Backpack Project to help those experiencing homelessness. Three members of the board of the new Earlyact club - President Lily, Vice President Tahlia, and Treasurer Ruby discussed their project to the club below.
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Guest Speaker - Reg Neale

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At our meeting on the 12th July District Governor Jeff Neale introduced his father Reg Neale who was the 1966 foundation member of the Club.
Note : Reg was unable to attend Jeff’s District Governor Induction at last Sunday’s District Conference due to Covid restrictions but it was a great pleasure & honour for both Jeff, members and guests, to have Reg at the first Campbelltown 2021-2022 meeting with Jeff as the new District Governor for the Rotary Year 2021-2022.
Guest Speaker - Reg Neale Alyssa 2021-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

Campbelltown Rotary Shed Sales

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Thank you to all who attended the Rotary Club of Campbelltown Shed Sale on Saturday 26 June 2021 in support of our charitable work. Notwithstanding the long weekend with some regular customers missing, it was a great day for our Club raising much-needed funds for our Community, Youth and International projects.
Our next shed sale will be held on Saturday 28th August 2021, from 8am to 1pm
Pick-ups are continuing, so if you wish to donate items, please contact Paradise Motors on 8337 3377 and their fantastic reception staff will take a message and a Rotarian will contact you back.
Your custom and valued support will enable the Rotary Club of Campbelltown to continue our service, and investing in our community initiatives (both local and international) from the proceeds of our Shed Sales and other fundraising activities.
Alternatively, checkout out and like our Facebook pages and also lour online sales.  Like our Facebook event here, or our Facebook page.
Please see more information on how the Rotary Club of Campbelltown raised and distributed funds in 2019-2020.
Campbelltown Rotary Shed Sales Damian Leach 2021-07-06 14:30:00Z 0

Changeover 2021

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On July 3rd 2021 we celebrated the Changeover of the leadership of our Club. We celebrated the accomplishments of the past Rotary year with Past President Vince Belperio, and welcomed the new leadership of our incoming President Stephany Martin and her Board of directors. This appointment of Stephany made Club history, as at the age of 28, she was inducted as the youngest President in the history of the Rotary Club of Campbelltown.
Changeover 2021 Alyssa Morran 2021-07-02 14:30:00Z 0

Community Connection Cafe

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On the 23rd June 2021 President Vince launched Community Connections, there were members of the community, Campbelltown Council volunteers, Cr. Anna Leombruno, and members of the Rotary Club of Campbelltown.  Students doing Community Service helped with setting up and conversing with attendees.
There was great fellowship, and each attendee expressed the need of the project, and were willing to spread the word about Community Connections. We were entertained by David Richards, and many joined in with a sing along.
At the beginning of President Vince’s year, he announced his vision was for the Rotary Club of Campbelltown to be able to work with the community and establish their needs.
The Project is - Community Connections – Run by The Rotary Club of Campbelltown, supported by Campbelltown Council.
What we would like to achieve
Connect with local communities through providing a drop-in centre for isolated residents.
Why - An Opportunity to connect with residents and identify any support opportunities to improve health and well being
Address the issue of loneliness in the local community
Engage other service providers in one location to provide easy access to identified support services
How -
 In conjunction with the Campbelltown Council a suitable location has been found.
The Margary Dunn Centre (formerly Meals on Wheels site) at 137 Montacute Road Campbelltown. Bus Stop 22.
The Community Bus runs on Wednesdays, Transport is available
Services the Rotary Club of Campbelltown will provide
Initially the club will be looking at providing a hot drink and snack to attendees and to engage with attendees to identify needed services.
 Work with Council to identify other service providers
To be determined by attendees. - We will be asking attendees – How can we help you  
Community Connections will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 10.30am to 1pm.
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Fund Raising Dinner For The Victims And Families Affected By Covid – 19 In India

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Fund Raising Dinner For The Victims And Families Affected By Covid – 19 In India

The Rotary Club of Campbelltown held a Fund Raising Dinner for the victims and families affected by Covid- 19 in India on Saturday 19th June 2021 at the San Giorgio Club. It was very well attended with approximately 280 guests, entertained to a classical sitar recital followed by a classical Indian dance performance and to an Indian buffet dinner. Hon. James Stevens MP was among the guests. The Rotary Club of Campbelltown is working with the Rotary Club of  Madras South to see the project through. Both Clubs are working together to apply for a global grant on this project. Through Donations in Kind , the Club has also secured 60 beds to go to Rotary Club of Madras for distribution. This action by the Rotary Club of Campbelltown would most certainly make a difference to the lives of the victims and the families affected by Covid in India.

PP Jim Silvestri the Fund Raising Director and PP Babu Kanagasabai Coordinated the event.

Fund Raising Dinner For The Victims And Families Affected By Covid – 19 In India Ankur Jandial 2021-06-23 14:30:00Z 0

India Covid-19 Crisis - Fundraising Dinner

The Covid – 19 Pandemic has no discrimination of race ,creed or religion and does not spare where you are and where you come from. Even the young are vulnerable. Today the epi-centre is India.

The media described it as a Tsunami. 400,000 daily cases and a daily death rate of 4000. This I understand is under recorded. Hospitals are running out of medical supplies, beds, oxygen and medical staff and volunteers are stretched to their limits working 24 / 7. Crematoriums are also stretched beyond words. Furnaces melting, bodies are lined up for a basic performance of last rites and they are running out of firewood.

The Rotary Club of Campbelltown is currently working with the Rotary Club of Madras South to provide assistance to the victims and their families.

A fund raising dinner will be held on Saturday 19th June 2021 at the San Giorgio Club for the purpose.

For details contact:

Jim Silvestri 0417 802 021

Babu Kanagasabai 0418 851 655

India Covid-19 Crisis - Fundraising Dinner Ankur Jandial 2021-05-17 14:30:00Z 0

Philippine Optical Missions Fundraising Dinner

The Rotary Club of Campbelltown in partnership with the Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of SA Inc is holding a fundraiser on 22 May 2021 to celebrate the the 75th Anniversary of Philippine-Australia diplomatic relations.

Funds raised will go towards free eye examinations and free corrective lenses for Filipinos in indigent communities in the Philippines.
Philippine Optical Missions Fundraising Dinner Ralph Holmes 2021-03-11 13:30:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Campbelltown celebrated its 55th birthday 

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The Rotary Club of Campbelltown Celebrated its 55th Birthday 
The Rotary Club of Campbelltown was chartered on 16 February 1966 and on 15 February 2021, members celebrated its 55th birthday.
Charter member Reg Neale cut the birthday cake.
Rotarians Michael McCabe and John Russo were each awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of their contribution to the Club.  Jenny Neale, wife of DGE Jeff Neale, was awarded a PHF double sapphire pin in recognition of her contribution to our Club and Rotary in general.
Gus DeAngelis was also inducted to our Club bringing the number of active members to 77.
The Rotary Club of Campbelltown celebrated its 55th birthday Ralph Holmes 2021-02-14 13:30:00Z 0
City of Campbelltown - Rotary Club of Campbelltown - Art Show Ralph Holmes 2020-11-26 13:30:00Z 0
Australia Day Award - Rotary in Action - Drought relief and Drought Muster Ralph Holmes 2020-11-21 13:30:00Z 0

Applications for Youth Sport Grants are sought

Junior Sports and Recreational Grants Scheme 2020-2021
Are you from a non-profit, incorporated organisation within the Campbelltown Council area?
Can you demonstrate that your organisation benefits a significant number of children in the area involving junior sport and recreation?

The Junior Sports and Recreational Grants Scheme is funded from the Athelstone Youth Club Grants Fund which are administered by the Rotary Club of Campbelltown, which also contributes to grants that are funded.
The aim of this scheme is to encourage development of support programs, services, facilities or projects that will enhance junior sport and recreation in the City of Campbelltown.
Applications for Youth Sport Grants are sought Ralph Holmes 2020-11-20 13:30:00Z 0

Renovation Project for Shri Ram Govind Memorial Primary School, Fiji 

Shri Ram Govind Memorial Primary School, is an under-resourced school in the hills near Lautoka, Fiji.
The parents of the pupils are mostly casual labourers living in very poor conditions. Most of their accommodation consists of sheets of corrugated iron, fixed together with pieces of wire. There is no running water and there are no services.
Renovation Project for Shri Ram Govind Memorial Primary School, Fiji Alyssa Morran 2020-07-24 14:30:00Z 0
National Youth Science Forum Participants Experience 2020 Alyssa Morran 2020-02-09 13:30:00Z 0

RAWCS Bushfire Relief Fund

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Rotary Donations to those affected by the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island fires in 2019-2020
Following the fires in the Adelaide Hills in December 2019, then District Governor Tim Klar assembled a Bushfire Recovery Committee to start planning ways in which Rotary could assist those adversely impacted.  A fundraising appeal through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) was established with the original intent to support those affected by the Adelaide Hills fires, however as a result of the devastating fires on Kangaroo Island this RAWCS appeal was extended in scope to cover all of South Australia.  The major focus was on medium to long term recovery projects such as providing fencing materials and volunteers to install fencing – a service that Rotarians have provided with great success in past fire recovery projects. There were many organisations, as well as all levels of government, who are more appropriately placed as first responders in times of natural disasters so the bulk of our efforts will be in the recovery phases and we expect that this will extend well into 2021.  
The Rotary Club of Campbelltown donated $15,000 to this project and has provided additional funding to local CFS in other projects.
RAWCS Bushfire Relief Fund Alyssa Morran 2020-02-07 13:30:00Z 0