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 
President:  Julia Hassall 
Vice President: Julie Beddow
Secretary:  Kim Thorburn
Treasurer:  John Vichie
IPP: Fran Hodgson
Satellite Chair Janelle Bell
MONDAY 20TH JULY Changeover
at International Club 
Apologies & Attendance to Jim Baxter for Catering Purposes please by this Friday 0427 621 302  (caterers need to know numbers.  Action is Reqd.)
Please read to the bottom for Events, Articles, Anna's update etc.
Dues are Due, please contact Treasurer John for assistance. 0435 651 269
Notes from President Julia
To Book for breakfast with DG Andy Tuesday 8am 21st July,
please phone Julia by Friday 0488 297 956
Thank you to our members who attended and contributed to the first 20-21 Assembly
Lots of plans and information was shared.
There will be reports being sent out, but in the meantime I will give you a brief outline of what is happening.
Guess what?
We have a new Bulletin Editor 
Melissa Pascoe has stepped up to the plate (thank you Melissa) and will be producing a fortnightly bulletin.  She needs your help with articles.  This is a team effort!!
If there is anything urgent in between bulletins, a clubrunner email will be sent out.
Please note that events are on the website as are recent bulletins and stories.
Julie Beddow is updating the Calendar and will send to members shortly.
If you ever get cold, just stand in the corner of a room for a while. They're normally around 90 degrees.
A doctor and a lawyer are talking at a party. Their conversation is constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asks the lawyer, "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?" "I give it to them," replies the lawyer, "and then I send them a bill." The doctor is shocked, but agrees to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepares the bills. When he goes to place them in his mailbox, he finds a bill from the lawyer.
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham
Changes to Monday Meetings After Changeover
Each Month
1st Monday is Board Meeting 
2nd Monday - Guest speaker, bring a guest night
3rd Monday - Zoom Fran will host this
4th Monday is activity, information or guest speaker, bring a guest night
5th Monday (if there is one) - social event organised 


  Toast of the Week 
Lets toast to our Youth Exchange Student Anna Henderson and to her host families.  
3 July: Hello everyone! So much has happened in the last few weeks but I’m going to break it down into a few posts. 8 July: As many of you may know I recently moved from Cremona to the small town of Calcinato (1hr north of Cremona). I will be living here until early September when I will return to Cremona to go to back to school (Corona permitting). From the first day that I arrived in Italy, I absolutely loved my first 5 months on exchange in Cremona. I made so many friends both Italian and other exchange students, I ate way too many pizzas, enjoyed my 1 month and school and many months at home in quarantine with Antonella and Pippi. Plus I can’t forget my 3 Italian Zias’ Rosella, Monica and Paula. Although many struggles were faced especially when coronavirus first hit here, I was never in doubt that I wasn’t in a safe and loving home all thanks to Antonella. I will be eternally grateful for everything she has done for me for the first months of my exchange that were undoubtedly very challenging. I knew that no matter what happened she was there for me and that is what kept me calm and made me feel so safe during the pandemic. She has become one of my Italian mums and I will never be able to forget the fun times we had, the food we ate, the hours playing with the dog together and everything in between. Thank you so much for everything you have given me and I can’t wait to see you soon when I get back to Cremona ❤️💕🥰(these are hearts)
8 July: So after moving to my new family in the middle of June it has been very eventful.
First of all after only 3 days with my new host family I tripped down a step while looking at the host dog (not my finest moment). I ended up in the emergency room to get an X-ray although we believed it was only sprained.
I left 5 hours later with a half cast and a fractured pinkie metatarsal bone.
I had the cast and crutches for 2 weeks, but often went around the lake with my host sister and her friends with a wheelchair as I was unable to walk.
I am enjoying my country lifestyle here in Calcinato with many many new friends and a pool in the back yard! Summer here is extremely hot and it has been a lifesaver.
And don’t worry we always wear our masks while we are out and about!
From the 4th to 6th of July I was so lucky to be taken on a road trip in the camper van by my host mum Mara, host sister Gaia and 2 of her best friends to Rome!
We had an amazing few days in Rome over 2 days we walked 43 km! We explored the city during the day and night and it was so beautiful.
Some of the places I was fortunate to see include the Colosseum, the Trevi fountain, piazza Spagna, the Vatican (including climbing to the top and seeing all of Rome), castle Sant’Angelo and many many more places.
We had 3 very busy days with 6 hours each way to and from Rome, then many many hours of walking a round exploring the city.
It was an amazing weekend and I’m so grateful to my host family for taking me on this awesome adventure.
Thanks Ann for the contribution
AND thanks Anna for updating us all
Sounds like you are enjoying your Italian experiences even the hurts!
Rotary Opens Opportunities
This Weeks All About Rotary Segment
Thanks to Ann Richardson for her contribution
Each week, 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.
From which doors do opportunities open for yourself and for Rotary Stanthorpe during this Rotary year?
Rotary International President Holger Knaack considers that Membership isn’t a numbers game; it is “about how to grow in a sustainable and organic way”, ie focus on keeping current members engaged and adding new members who are the right fit for their Club. Club membership growth is dependent on each of the current members!
President Julia has adopted this challenge as a Focus for our Club.
*Growth and retention                               *Engagement through service          
*Health and Wellbeing of members              *Commitment of all members
So, as enthusiastic members of the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe, what can each of us do to grow our Club?
Phase 1: Be an enthusiastic Rotarian.
We get out what we put in: Being involved in as many Rotary activities and events as we can will maintain our own enthusiasm for Rotary and what we achieve together. Taking on a role for the Club gives each of us a sense of self-worth.
We build friendships by being around each other, supporting each other, sharing a little part of our lives, being aware of each other’s health and wellbeing as a Rotarian and as a person, …
If we have a smile when we are being a Rotarian and with fellow Rotarians, then others will get the sense that we are doing something special!
Phase 2: Encourage someone to join Rotary
Consider these things:
  1. Evaluate what it means to be a Rotarian to you. Now think about your ‘elevator speech’; what you would say to someone in 30 seconds about being a Stanthorpe Rotarian! (HINT: its not about a meeting every week!). Remember: “Rotary isn’t just a Club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities.”
  2. Consider all your contacts in our region; which ONE acquaintance do you consider is a Rotarian at heart and the ‘right fit for our Club’? Never assume they will say No.
  3. Plan how you can get this contact involved in what we do… invite them to help… invite them to a guest presentation… invite a few Rotarians to your home for a social occasion… Use the Club tools available to help you make contact and give information. (The ‘How to…’ List, Business cards, pamphlets, Information Kit, etc)
  4. Always follow up on an initial contact.
  5. Be a mentor through the introductory phase and on for your new member. Your ongoing support will help them settle in and feel welcome.
  6. If you need help in this process, please ask another Rotarian or the Membership Committee members (Jim Baxter, Kim, Ann, Fran, Julia).
Just think; if we all encourage one person to consider becoming a Rotarian this year, we have the potential to add at least 1 new member but maybe 23 new members! Let’s love our Club and actively promote membership!
Club Membership resources are found in the Administration cupboard at the Rotary Room.
The Stanthorpe Interact Club met on Thursday afternoon for the first time since COVID.
The Interact Club needs a new Rotary mentor to help run the Club. Can you help? Maybe a team approach would work? Contact Ann if you would like to know more.
We are also working with School staff to find a School-based Advisor.
While numbers were small, enthusiasm was high!
The interact flag was flown for the first time
 The Executive agreed to stay on in their role til July 2021, plans were made for activities in the remainder of 2020, with Fitzroy Pascoe starting us off with teaching us one of his skills (could be cooking!!). The Minute to win it games became a bundle of laughs to finish off a great meeting. 
The minute to win it game became a bundle of laughs to finish off a great meeting.
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The order has been placed for all member's new 2020 Club shirts.
A second order is now being collected for shirts for partners, honorary members and members who want a second shirt.
The cost of the 2020 shirt is $43.00.
An order form is attached to this bulletin with instructions for order and EFT payment.
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Updates:  Thanks for your thoughts and prayers
Belinda and James Lister's son Jeremy is now home, but on IV Antibiotics for 6 weeks, slowly getting stronger. 
Julia and Tony Hassall's son Terran is still in hospital.  MS has attacked his lung muscles.  His breathing is requiring support.
Upcoming Events
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
Winter Dinner with Satellite Club
Aug 26, 2020
Sep 07, 2020
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Belinda Lister
July 3
Bill Bonner
July 18
Join Date
Helen Jones
July 2, 2018
2 years
Belinda Lister
July 9, 2018
2 years
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