ON THIS DAY in 1898 The Old Age Pension Act became law. The Act gave a small means-tested pension to elderly people with few assets who were ‘of good moral character’. It was one of the major achievements of Richard Seddon’s Liberal government.

Editor: Dave Woodhouse

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Carrus Breakfast (Crystal Palace)
Nov 01, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:15 AM
Adelaide to Darwin the hard way
Nov 08, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Treasured Art Auction Night
Nov 09, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Patient Stories
Nov 15, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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What a way to celebrate 30 years of women in Rotary! The Carrus Crystal Palace Tent filled to capacity by 7am on a distinctly chilly morning with absolutely everything seemingly running like a well-oiled machine (no reflection on the organizers!).

Sally and her team worked so hard to make this yet another huge success - culminating in a massive


for Life a Plenty

Pauline was sublime in her role as MC. The catering was once again so very delicious and different and your Editor is in danger of running out of superlatives! Chris Coughlan outlined the work done by Life a Plenty then it was time for a massively thought-provoking address from Marilyn Waring

She was the perfect person to be our guest speaker and spoke eloquently about her time in Government and GDP. Boring it was not and Marilyn kept her audience enthralled all the way through. The Vote of Thanks was given by Rhonda Wisbey. Sally announced that this would be her last Breakfast and would be handing over the reins (shades of Steve Hansen?). Sally, humble as ever, accepted the heartfelt applause for her fantastic work over the years but doesn't that just personify how we all work as Rotarians? If there's an opportunity to take or a job to do - we just get on and do it.


The 2 raffles raised over $800 and, thanks to Grant Child, Leanne Brown's beautiful painting made $1000 with a Kane Williamson signed cricket bat not too far behind.



President's Reflections - Very Proud
I was very fortunate this morning to attend the Crystal Palace event. What a fantastic turnout with an awesome vibe resulting in $30,000 raised for Life a Plenty Charitable Trust.
I am extremely proud of the fact the event recognised 30 years of women in Rotary, the event was run to benefit women and it was the women in our Club that took the lead for this event. I would like to thank Sally and her team for doing such a great job as well as all the helpers that made this event so successful.
Our Club is blessed with so many talented people, both men and women, that step up and get the job done. Its not forced, it simply happens.
Warren Scobie


Parting Thoughts from Jane Nees
1. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing (Edmund Burke)
2. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed its the only thing that ever has (Margaret Mead)

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


8 November
15 November
22 November
Pauline Cowens
Barbara Whitton
Kathy Webb
Technology Set-up
David Robinson
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
Second Door and Parting Thought
Dan Allen-Gordon
Ross Brown
Glenys Parton
Andy Cameron
Phil Mangos
Wendy Showan
Speaker Intro and Host
Brett Hobson
Neil Matson
Wendy Lowe
Speaker Thanks
Barry Fredheim
Michele Beaton
Graham Cornes
Glenn Dougal
Bob Sutton
James Ross
Bulletin Editor
Neville Whitworth
Stephen Dorrington
Pauline Cowens
Barbara Whitton
Kathy Webb
Dean Thompson
Adelaide to Darwin the hard way – Max Mason
Andrew Corin - My
Best Day and Other
Patient Stories
Kate Rigg – Media