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 let Julie Beddow know for catering purposes
before 10am Monday - 0428 178 618
President:                            Julia Hassall 
Vice President:                    Julie Beddow
Secretary:                            Kim Thorburn
Treasurer:                            John Vichie
IPP:                                       Fran Hodgson
Acting Satellite Chair:        Jo Bell

President Julia's Message.

This Monday we are NOT at the International Club.  We are meeting at the St Josephs Senior Annex in Corundum Street for Junior Craft Award presentation and self catered  dinner.  Get in touch with Jim Barnes if you need to know more.  0438 852 197.  Please bring the usual amount of money for the dinner.  6 for 6.30pm.
To all our members who have contributed to the activities over the past month, thank you.
This includes attending meetings social, zoom or business and completing surveys.  Every time we engage with fellow Rotarians, our purpose is stimulated and that is why we joined Rotary in the first place wasn’t it.  To get involved in projects for the community, no matter whether its to help one person, or  for a greater cause such as Polio, together Rotarians do make a difference.
Speaking of Polio, we will have a stand outside Vixens in the Piazza.  Julie Beddow is coordinating this activity and will be there from 8.30 onwards.  We are assembling the raffle there, so if you have an item to add to it, please bring along.
There will be tins for collecting donations, raffle tickets to sell and for $5 donations, a Polio pin to give out.  Come along and join Rotarians in spreading the word.
What a great presentation from Phil Fairweather, District Foundation Chair, on Monday.  If you missed out, Fran would have a tape to share with you.  I have put a story on our Website.  You can help me add to that if you choose.
Phil also had some great ideas to share for our Club and I will be hearing more about ideas at the Cluster meeting in Warwick on Sunday 9th.  If you want to come along, I am taking my car.  So far its Julie and myself going.
How lucky were we to be joined by Anna Henderson our Rotary Exchange Student in Italy and her friend Kiara.  Anna is booked to come home from Italy on Jan 8th.  However there is some suggestion that she may be asked to come home earlier to avoid the next lockdown.
Jim Baxter held a membership meeting on Wednesday at Vixens.  Great breakfast and a fabulous time to share ideas we have to increase our Club exposure and create more activity for our members.  I will leave Jim to share ideas with you at a future meeting.  Ann Richardson will be our minute secretary and these will be available soon.
Geoff Marsden has been very active, with his Club Service role.  Meetings with the Council regarding Sentimental Rocks upgrading, and other projects.  We have reinstated the Free Rotary sausage sizzle at Granite Belt Water Relief Saturday mornings.  Last week, it was cancelled due to the lack of requirement, but week to week, we are still in a drought and many locals are still suffering inability to afford clean drinking water.  Peter Watters and Jim Barnes are rostered for this Saturday 24th October.
Mental Health Week saw “Odd Socks” free BBQ at the SSHS, Jim Barnes organised a team of helpers, Geoff busy cooking the sausages.  I took this photo when I arrived for the Senior lunch surge. Many sausages on bread were eaten.  Busy Busy. Thanks to the helpers.
Please put our Christmas Party in the Watters Garden at Ballandean on your Calendar for Saturday, 12th December.  Jason Costanzo will be catering as in a previous year. 
Please remember to keep an eye on the Club Meeting Roster.  You may be the Joke Master, the greeter, giving a vote of thanks or giving a Toast.  “Participation adds to enjoyment”


Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.  William Arthur Ward

Laughs and Inspiration


Have a lovely weekend


Junior Craft Awards Presentation Barbeque

at St Joseph’s School
(Senior Courtyard) Corundum St
Monday October 26, 2020
6 for 6.30 pm -8pm
RSVP  by October 25 
with numbers and 
what you will bring-salad, desert,??



Odd Sock Day for Mental Health Week

The Rotary Stanthorpe bbq team provided over 300 sausage sizzles to Stanthorpe High students during their Mental Health Odd Socks day last week. Rotary Stanthorpe recognises the importance of supporting projects that support the mental health of young and elderly alike.

Monday Meetings Roster



Monday Meetings Rotation

Each Month
1st  Monday  -  Board Meeting 
2nd Monday  -  Guest speaker, bring a guest along
3rd  Monday  -  Zoom Meeting - Thanks to Fran who will host this
4th  Monday  -  activity, information or guest speaker, bring a guest along
5th  Monday (if there is one)  -  social event organised 
Pathways to opportunities.   
This section of the Bulletin will ask us to think about and act on some aspect of our Rotary life in relation to this year’s Presidential Theme.

Membership plans for our Club

Our Club is rebuilding. We are facing change from external factors such as COVID19 but also internal factors such as membership numbers, age and diversity.
“It is clear that there is no going back to the "old normal" in Rotary — and I see that as an exciting opportunity! Innovation and change are happening at so many levels as we rethink and remake Rotary. Rotary's new flexibility is blending with digital culture to drive change in ways that many of us have never seen before.”
Holger Knaak, RI President, in Presidential Message, October 2020
The Membership Committee are looking at strategies that can both sustain our current members but also build our membership. Here are some thoughts and actions from our most recent meeting:
  • Building the enjoyment in being a Rotarian – suggestions of an interesting speaker or fun visits (tell Julie Beddow or Jo Bell) or an event to build cammeraderie or ‘just for fun!’
  • Encourage more interaction between Monday and Satellite members.
  • Don’t assume someone will say no if you ask them to consider becoming a Rotarian. You don’t know until you ask!
  • Partners and new members under 30 years are free of District fees until July 2022. A saving of $50.
  • The deferred ’Welcome to Stanthorpe’ event will be held in late February for new residents to our area. Start building a list of invitees.
  • Julia Hassall and Jim Baxter are planning a ‘100 Years Pathway’ to start in the new year – a chance to promote Rotary in Australia and our Club’s contribution to the local area since it’s charter in 1953.
  • Lets build our public image through wearing our new shirts out and often. Share photos and words which Jim Barnes who will post often on our facebook site.
  • Lets get active. Possible projects include Sentimental Rocks development, clean-up of Rotary BBQ area near bridge, reading for the elderly at the Hospital, etc.
The membership Committee welcomes any further comments and suggestions relating to membership. No-one needs reminding that membership is the responsibility of every member, whether it will be welcoming a new member to the club, promoting what we do, building interest and fun in our club activities or deciding to be more personally involved.

Rotary BBQ Roster

Granite Belt Water Relief @

New England Highway Applethorpe.

8-00 Am -10-00 Am each Saturday - 2 workers required
BBQ and prep/ serving table is set up and all cooking utensils, sauce etc are in a plastic container under the table.
Purchase bread, sausages etc from IGA and put them on account 105 and then give the receipt to our treasurer.
When finished clean table and then wash cutting board cooking utensils with hot water in the sink in kitchen then store in container.
Roster – to add your name advise Geoff 0428058361
24/10/2020    Jim Barnes & Peter Watters
31/10/2020     Geoff & Mel
07/11/2020     Jim Baxter & Steve
14/11/2020     Julie & Nev
21/11/2020     ?
28/11/2020     ?
The Rotary Foundation
Each Bulletin Melissa will be teaching us a little more about The Rotary Foundation - what it does and how we can be a part of it.
I was asked to do the toast at the Zoom meeting and I stumbled across this one posted online by the Rotary Club of Caloundra. Thought it was very suitable for this spot.

A Toast to Rotary International

1,200,000 members, 
35,000 clubs worldwide;
197 countries in world.
Rotary seems to have clubs in all but nine countries: Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Uzbekistan, Yemen & Vatican.
If we propose a toast to ONE Club each meeting say 45 meetings per year, that would take us around 777 .7 years. 
Five clubs per meeting would only take us 155 years. 
If a toast is proposed each week to one club from each country, that will only take us four+ years.
But this just goes to show how massive Rotary International is, and we are part of it.
So tell your business associates, clients, friends, police officers, nurses just what sort of an organization we are part of.  And tell them of the wonderful things we do worldwide.
So today, toast the organization we are proudly a part of.
Rotary Theme for the Month
Theme of the Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Barnes
October 3
John Vichie
October 12
Leanne Wilkinson
October 19
Spouse Birthdays
Stephen Bell
October 6
Join Date
Julie Beddow
October 2, 2000
20 years
Upcoming Events
Saturday BBQ Roster at GBWR
New England Highway
Oct 10, 2020 7:45 AM –
Dec 19, 2020 11:00 AM
Polio Stand
Maryland Street
Oct 24, 2020
Junior Craft Awards
St Josephs High School
Oct 26, 2020 6:30 PM
Satellite Spooky Walk covid cancelled
Oct 31, 2020
Board Meeting
Nov 02, 2020 6:30 PM
Guest Speaker tba
International Club
Nov 09, 2020 6:00 PM
Zoom Meeting
Home computers
Nov 16, 2020
AGM for all members
International Club
Nov 23, 2020 6:00 PM
Social Dinner tba
Nov 30, 2020
Board Meeting
Dec 07, 2020 6:30 PM
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