Welcome to the website of Rotary Club of Stanthorpe
Please contact
 Julie Beddow
 Attendance Officer
0428 178 618
before 10 am Monday
if you wish to book for a meeting.
We meet 2nd & 4th Mondays at 
International Club
Club Road
6.00 for 6.30 pm
Guests Welcome
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Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Nev Beddow
    May 7
  • Chris Pascoe
    May 8
Join Date:
  • Geoff Marsden
    May 1, 1983
    41 years
May 2024
Rotary News and Stories
Photos kindly supplied by Samantha Wantling - Stanthorpe Today - Left to right:  Award Recipients: Anneke Jacobson SDRC, Tara Sweeney Milestones Early Learning, Jenny Lutter Wallangara State School, Jason Cooper Stanthorpe RSL Services Club,  Mayor Vic Pennisi Southern Downs Regional Council presented the awards, Vanessa Simpson Stanthorpe RSL Services Club, Tania Cobon Bendigo Community Bank, Nancy Benevento Ballandean Estate Wines, Jill Hunter Pozieres State School and Rotary Past President Fran Hodgson MC of the evening.  
At our meeting 8th May, during our fact session, Norm displayed his recent Life Membership Award and shared some of the experiences he had with the Navy during his life..  For the photo shoot he said "Come on Helen, you were part of this too".  Norm and Helen moved in front of the Honour Boards and posed with the Certificate. 
Anna's Fundraising Begins.  Left to Right Robyn Henderson, Paula Passi, Anna Henderson, Mary Puglisi
Waste Not! – turning unsold donated fresh produce into pantry items that are available to those community members supported by the GBNS Food Support Scheme. The project is self funded with the sale of preserves at Markets. Waste Not Jam is provided to school Breakfast Clubs and are also used in raffles and as gifts for Rotary guests, etc. Rotarian Kylie Linton volunteers for the Granite Belt Food Support Scheme, The Scheme is an outreach service offered by the Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre; providing food baskets for those in need so that they can maintain a healthier lifestyle. Fresh produce is donated to the scheme from a range of local sources. Our Rotary Waste Not! Pantry Project takes perishable donations not consumed by the scheme, freezes them until cooking day, then turns them into non-perishable pantry items such as jams, pickles and sauces. A grant from the Regional Council and the Australian Government provided a freezer, a printer for labels and commercial grade cooking equipment to make the products with. As with all equipment owned by our Rotary Club, other community groups may access the equipment to assist them in their community endeavours. Suttons Cidery on the Granite Belt sponsors the project, allowing us to cook the product in their commercial kitchen. The project is supported on an ongoing basis through the sale of specialty preserves at local and Beachmere markets and stalls. This seed funding covers the cost of non-donated items such as jars and lids and ingredients such as sugar, spices and additional fresh ingredients. Our Waste Not! project: • reduces waste of perishables donated to the Food Support Scheme in quantities in excess of demand • provides a greater range of products available to Scheme customers, including jams, sauces, pickles, etc. Some preserves are made specifically to sell at markets. Funds raised will be used to buy staple products (rice, pasta) for the Food Supply Scheme (staples are not donated in quantities that meet demand). Some of the Waste Not! products such as jams are given to the local school Breakfast Clubs, with obvious advantage in helping schools feed their students as a better start to the learning day. Some Waste Not! products are used by our Rotary Club as raffle prizes in ongoing fundraising, for example, funds to support applicants to attend Rotary Youth Camps at no cost. Since commencing in 2020, the Pantry project has made almost 3000 jars of preserves. So many benefits from our little Pantry Project for so many people! Rotary in Action!
  • President Jim Barnes congratulates Jack O'Brien on winning the 2022 Junior Craft Awards.  The runner up was Dustin Alldridge 
  • Runner up Dustin Alldridge for his white folding table was congratulated by IPP Jim Baxter.  Jim and fellow Rotarians cooked and served the delicious BBQ dinner.  Thanks to sponsors Wiltshires and Mitre 10 and to the students for participating, St Josephs staff and all the families who attended the Rotary Presentation BBQ dinner.
Rotary Club members set off one September morning to deliver toys to Casino for distribution to children affected by the floods in Lismore and surrounding areas. We were greeted by PDG Terry Brown, members of Casino and Lismore Rotary Clubs and members of Momentum Collective. Many thanks to the people of Stanthorpe who generously donated toys and books. Well done, Stanthorpe! 
Club members Jim Baxter and Rita Magnussen manned the BBQ to end Mental Health Week at Stanthorpe SHS odd socks day with a sausage sizzle.. 500 sausages were consumed!!
Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT.  Lisa shared with Rotary and local community members recent studies and development with EFT at the Little Larder in Stanthorpe.
RSL presentation evening supported local service groups.  Rotary received funds in support of President Jim Barnes Friday event "Aging Well".  Many thanks to RSL for their generous donation.
Ric and Kathy Horn from Mt Barkla Club in Adelaide Hills are travelling around Australia and visiting Rotarians at other Clubs among other activities.  Ric presented President Jim Barnes with a banner from his home Club.  
They shared with us many of the activities their club has been successful with over the past years and gave us some fresh ideas we may implement in our Club.  It is always a joy to have fellow Rotarians visit our Club meetings.  Guests are always welcome.  
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