at International Club Meeting Room
Apologies to Ann Richardson for Catering Purposes please
0402 037 358
Have you sent your annual report into secretary Melissa ?
Reminder to all members that your dues invoice has been sent out and should be paid as soon as possible.  
Have you booked in for the Changeover Dinner Meeting 20th July?
Notes from President Fran Hodgson
This is my last President’s spot in our weekly bulletin… Yippee! How quickly the year has gone  but it is a year like no other with the drought , bushfires and COVID 19 lockdowns.
Next Monday we will have a club assembly to review the successes and trials of our 2019- 2020 year that was and provide some ideas for consideration  for the year to come.  Our Wonderful Rotarian chefs, Ann and Julie, will be organising a meal for us at the International Club.
Funds Distribution
 Our last Board meeting on Monday was fruitful with many decisions made and projects finalised. Despite the cancellation of our largest fundraising events during the year, our club has been able to distribute some funds to our favourite  causes.
We farewell PDG Tony and Dianne Heading
It is with great sadness that we accepted the resignation of PDG Tony Heading from our club as of 30th June 2020. Tony and Dianne are now well settled at the Coast and Tony has decided to join the RC of Burleigh Heads.  Our loss is certainly their gain.  Dianne has had recent surgery  and I send her the best wishes of all the club members for a speedy and successful recovery.
Thanks RC of Wynnum
Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Wynnum /Manly for their recent and very generous donation to our continuing drought relief efforts in the district.
News from Anna in Italy
I was so pleased to read that Anna was now out and about after the strict lockdown in Italy… but my sources tell me that she has now broken her ankle!!
Only for people who are comfortable with the Periodic Table:
Did you hear? Oxygen and Potassium went on a date. It went OK.
Not even a week later, Oxygen went out with Magnesium. OMg!
Oxygen then tried to invite Nitrogen out, but... she said NO.
The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.

After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?"

After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, "I guess you'd be eating alone."
I have enjoyed my year as President.
Thank you to all the  members  and Rotary friends for your support . You have made my job so much easier with your willingness to be involved in all our 
Rotary activities and to laugh at my poor jokes!
Very best wishes to Julia as she take over the helm from 1st July.
Thanks for the best wishes Fran
and for Julia's first Quote
"Experience is something you don't get
until just after you need it"
Next Bulletin will be No. 1. Not sure where the missing 2 week numbers went this year!
Upcoming Events below

           SAVE THE DATE

Rotary’s Centenary is a time of celebration!  It Is a time to reflect on our past, and take pride in all that has been achieved.  It is a time we play our part in the history of Rotary.

Our centenary is also the time to lay the foundations for our future, as we still have much to do.  The key project in our centenary year will focus on stopping the one in 16 children who die in 9 Pacific nations before the age of five. 

We invite you to join Rotarians across Australia on 10th July for virtual fellowship, as well as meet our R100 Centenary Ambassadors, the Governor General and Mrs Hurley, as they launch our national centenary campaign.  By joining us, you will witness the “Passing the Baton” ceremony.  The baton that will carry the symbols of our centenary and will travel far and wide across Rotary clubs and Districts.  

Please pass this invitation on to as many Rotary clubs as possible so that they too can join this event.  We ask too for your support in helping us raise funds for our R100 Centenary project, "Rotary Give Every Child a Future"; saving young lives in Pacific nations. 

Please expect registration details on how you can join within the next week.

We look forward to you joining in and making your mark on history!

Kind regards,

Garry Browne                                                                             
Hugh Bucknall

Chair - National  Centenary of Rotary Committee                       
Founder - Centenary of Rotary Campaign             
Jack Horan
Update from Jack Horan
This is an update from Jack Horan, our South Carolina Hospitality exchange student from July last year.
Maybe this and a photo could go in the bulletin?
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jack Horan <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2020 at 10:38
Subject: Update
To: Ann Richardson <>
Hello! I hope you are doing well during these crazy times that we are having. It sounds like a lot has been going on in Australia based off of the last email you sent me. I hope you and your family and doing well and the plans you have for moving to Brisbane haven't been pushed back too much.
Here in America, we are living in chaotic times. The Corona virus has shut down our country for the first time in recent history, we are having lots of riots and unjustified killings with the police force, and our economy has been in a rough spot. As far as it goes for my senior year here, it was cancelled in the beginning or March. Unfortunately I didn't get to have a prom but it is what it is. I recently graduated and we did however have a ceremony for that. Thankfully during the time that school was shut down, my job was deemed and essential business so I've been working real hard and making a solid amount of money during this time. 
As far as my college plans, I'm still going to Johnson & Wales in Charlotte, but I'm changing my route a bit. I've decided to go to culinary school for only two years, then transfer over to a wine school in California. I've grown quite interested in the workings of the wine industry and I've developed a passion for learning all about it. Some career paths that I'm considering in the industry include being a Winemaker, Educator, Sommelier, Writer, and possibly an Importer/Distributor. I've also looked into wine schools in Australia, and the University of Adelaide offers a great Master's program with Viticulture and Oenology. I've looked at options and degrees offered with the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. If I may ask, what would you recommend as far as it goes for getting an education on wine in Australia? I'm very interested in going overseas again and I've been told that international experience is valued greatly in the wine industry.
Lastly, how are you doing? These times have certainly been tough for everyone around the world, is Australia doing any better at the moment? And how are things in Stanthorpe? I hope you and your family are all well and safe!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nicole Clark
June 1
Stephen Tancred
June 17
Jo Bell
June 18
Dave Hambly
June 25
Belinda Lister
James Lister
June 29
Join Date
Fran Hodgson
June 1, 1996
24 years
Julia Hassall
June 1, 2016
4 years
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly & End Polio Video
International Club
Jun 29, 2020 6:00 PM
New Exec Board Meeting
Ballandean Tavern
Jul 06, 2020 6:30 PM
Satellite Changeover
Lily's Cafe
Jul 08, 2020
Club Assembly
International Club
Jul 13, 2020 – Jul 17, 2020
Club Changeover
International Club
Jul 20, 2020
Breakfast with DGAndy
Lily's Cafe
Jul 21, 2020 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker Charlotte Battle - Total Balance
International Club
Jul 27, 2020 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
Aug 03, 2020
Guest Speaker Franco Arcidiacono's Murals
International Club
Aug 10, 2020 6:00 PM
Event Planning
International Club
Aug 17, 2020 6:00 PM
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