Rotary Club of Stanthorpe
Rotary Club No. 17908 in District 9640
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm 
International Club, Club Road 
Please advise Julie Beddow for catering purposes
before 10am Monday - 0427 583 1904
President:                   Jim Barnes
Vice President:          Geoff Marsden
Secretary:                   Melissa Pascoe
Treasurer:                   Fran Hodgson
IPP:                             Jim Baxter
Satellite Chair:           Leeanne Gangemi
Please contact Leeanne Gangemi for Satellite meetings 0488 840 373
From President Jim Barnes
Thanks to Rotarians and friends of Rotary for assisting with April activities, it was another busy month.
On May 15th we will be holding our Annual POW Awards event and we hope you will join us to recognise our worthy nominees.  If you have a nominee in mind, please contact Julia as per details below.
Invitation to Nominate
2023 Pride of Workmanship Awards
“Do it once, Do it Well. Build a better Australia”
Since 2012 Stanthorpe Rotary has supported Rotary’s Pride of Workmanship Awards” -with many valued employees in our community receiving recognition for a job well done.
We believe “Pride of Workmanship” – the sense of responsibility to do a job well is one of the greatest intangible assets in our community.
As part of our campaign to encourage the Pride of Workmanship theme, Rotary would like, through employers, to give recognition to employees where it is considered due. This is the purpose of the Award Scheme, and with your help, the theme can be spread amongst your employees and beyond.
We would like to give you the opportunity to nominate one of your employees who, in your opinion, is displaying qualities worthy of such an award. Successful nominees will receive their award at a Presentation Dinner at the International Club on Monday 15th May 2023 at 6pm.
If this scheme appeals to you and would like to nominate one of your employees, please complete the attached nomination form and return it no later 1st May 2023.
Special thanks go to Southern Downs Regional Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Unit and Stanthorpe Community Bank-Bendigo Bank for sponsoring this event.
Help us by encouraging “Pride of Workmanship” in our community.
Yours faithfully
Julia Hassall                                                                                                       
Vocational Service Director                                         
STANTHORPE ROTARY                                                                                                              
Mobile 0488 297 956                     
The Rotary Club of Stanthorpe had the privilege of being part of James Blundell’s Down on the Farm Country Campout in early April. James had assembled his family and country music friends to join him in entertaining campers at this 3-day off-grid event. The campout was held at James’ property, Mt Malakoff, just west of Stanthorpe. The event provided support to the veterans’ organisation, SMEAC Our club’s role was not a musical role but a culinary one. We were the catering support act for SMEAC providing sweet treats, morning and afternoon teas. SMEAC Inc. is a volunteer organisation providing support to veterans and their families. Veterans helping veterans. This organisation has saved lives. During the course of the weekend master leather craftsman, Rick Rowbottom, produced two stockwhips that he donated to SMEAC and Rotary for fundraising. Our club put its whip up for auction and the proceeds, $350, was given to a young girl, Alexis, as contribution to funds for an expensive operation that she is required to have in the US. Although the event was not a financial success for our club, we were able to mix and work, side by side, with some wonderful people -the veterans, made new connections, “flew the flag” for Rotary and had one hell of a good time. The entertainment was great and the atmosphere very friendly. Being the first Down on the Farm Country campout, it had its hiccups but James gives assurance that the next campout will be bigger and better. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the news of this event and join the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe down on the farm.
This event is to be twice yearly and the next Down on the Farm weekend will be 1,2,3 December.     Left to right Catherine Orford and Melissa Pascoe.
Stanthorpe Club has combined with Granite Belt Club in the sponsorship of our Apple and Grape Festival Ambassador Anna Henderson.  Fundraising has already begun for Anna with the help of a street stall selling Satellite Club Waste Not Pantry Products.
Left to right.  Satellite Club Treasurer (Anna's Mum) Robyn Henderson, Satellite Rotarian Paula Passi, Rotary Festival Ambassador Anna Henderson and Rotary Granite Belt Club President Mary Puglisi (Anna's Nonna)
The stall raised over $1000 - a great start to Anna's Fundraising Project.
My name is Anna Henderson and I am currently a full time university student studying a dual maths and commerce degree at UQ. I also have a part time job working as a Junior Optimization Consultant at Biarri optimization in Brisbane. My aim to work in the Data Analytics field once I graduate.  I am currently volunteering as the treasurer for both the Cromwell College Students Association at UQ, and for the Southern Star ROTEX Club, for past exchange students.
Having lived on the Granite Belt for my whole life until I graduated from High School, I am so honoured to be a Young Ambassador for our Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. I am fortunate to be the Young Ambassador for the Rotary Clubs in our region, the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe and the Rotary Club of the Granite Belt. I have had a long-standing connection with both of these clubs since I was born, having volunteered at the Opera in the Vineyard and other fundraisers for many years. They also gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to go on a Youth Exchange to Italy for a year in 2020. I am so grateful to be able to give back to this incredible organization.
My hopes as a Festival Young Ambassador are to promote my amazing sponsors and the important work they do within our community and to show my support for such an important event for our region. I am excited to meet more local business and community members and learn about our region and community over the next year.
In my free time, I love to volunteer and be a part of community organisations, as well as reading and crocheting and spending time with my friends and family.
Photo from Samantha Wantling - Warwick Stanthorpe Today Comprehensive news article Thursday 20th April.
see also update abridged from DG Newsletter
Congratulations Rotary Club of Stanthorpe and a special thanks to our President Jim Barnes for Initiating these important Health Awareness and Disease Prevention Community Wellbeing projects.  
The next Aging Well Morning Tea 19th May 10am Hilton Street
Aprils Fun time at Rotary's Ageing Well Seniors Morning Tea last Friday- fabulous entertainment from Contempo, a delicious morning tea, prepared by the hospitality students of Stanthorpe SHS, and an informative presentation by our local Aged Care Specialist Officer, Lisa Lewis. The free Ageing Well Seniors Morning Tea is held the 3rd Friday of each month at GBNC Hilton St. Thank you to the Stanthorpe RSL for financial support.
Rotarian Rita Magnussen serves delicious morning tea to the guests
Entertainment at April Seniors Morning Tea
Presenter Lisa Lewis with Pres. Jim Barnes 
2023 Coral Sea Battle Memorial Dinner 
The Executive Committee have determined that the 2023 Coral Sea Battle Memorial Dinner will be FULLY SUBSIDISED to all members and guests.

Please confirm your attendance and the number of your guests by return email to ASAP as tickets are limited.
Fun Social Outing Events to add to your calendar
Jim Baxter is organising some Fun events 
The first is a car rally on Sunday, May 21 starting at the Stanthorpe Railway Station.  
The second is Warwick Turf Club races on June 17.
Details will be supplied closer to the date, or for more immediate information, please contact Jim Baxter 0427 621 302.
70th Anniversary
Still in Planning stage update next bulletin.
1978 Stanthorpe Rotary Club
District 9640 Newsletter
Drum & bagpipes 
Rotarian John Vichie & wife Lisa at Anzac Service Ballandean man made Pyramid
Peace be with us all
Containers for Change Fundraising Initiative
Should you wish to donate to Rotary monies received for the recycling of bottles though Containers for Change the number to use is C10463799.
Rotary’s fifth avenue of service:  Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs. Rotaract, Interact, Youth Leadership Awards, Youth Exchange
President Jim Barnes Returning Officer for Probus AGM. Nick Hasse was elected President 23-24
It is World Immunisation Week
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative estimates that the polio vaccine has saved more than 20 million children around the world from paralysis. However, approximately 12.5 million children are totally unvaccinated. They’re known as zero-dose children and vaccinating them is critical to stopping polio for good.
For more information visit our Website
Monthly Theme
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lance Altena
April 2
Ann Richardson
April 19
Rita Magnussen
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Gail Baxter
April 3
Heather Watters
April 5
Mark Richardson
April 7
Julia Hassall
Tony Hassall
April 7
Upcoming Events
Dinner & Guest Speaker tbc
International Club
May 08, 2023 6:00 PM
Pride of Workmanship
International Club
May 15, 2023 6:00 PM
Aging Well Morning Tea
Hilton Street
May 19, 2023 10:00 AM
Car Rally
Stanthorpe Railway Station
May 21, 2023
Dinner & Board Meeting
International Club
May 22, 2023 6:00 PM
Dinner & Guest Speaker tbc
International Club
Jun 12, 2023 6:00 PM
Aging Well Morning Tea
Hilton Street
Jun 16, 2023 10:00 AM
Satellite Club Fundraiser at Heritage Estate
Heritage Estate Wines
Jun 17, 2023
Warwick Turf Club Races
Jun 17, 2023
Charter Anniversary 22.6.53 -22.6.23
Jun 22, 2023
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