Our guest speakers this week from the Goondiwindi Rotary Club were Chris Teague, International Service Director, and Jamie Clyne, President. They gave a detailed account of the project in which their club is involved in Bhaktapur Nepal. The project is being undertaken in 5 stages and is the construction of an education and training centre where disadvantaged people from all over the country can come to receive some training to skill them for escaping the poverty cycle.The Gundy boys extended an invitation to Stanthorpe Club members to join a Volunteer trip in support of Rotary project including Days for Girls, Nepal and Construction of the Youth Training Centre happening next April. For more details see the webpage story which is also included below.
Also included below is the webpage story provided by webpage editor, Morwenna and Alec who was the chief instigator of the  event. Many thanks also to our treasurer Peter Klemm who has put in a lot of hours tracking the finances for this event.
Thanks also to the Rotarians who have taken the time to include Marie in holiday activities. She is off to Canberra with Belinda and kids this coming week.Thanks to Marie for helping on 2 occasions this week with Meals on Wheels.
A reminder there is no meeting Monday 1st Oct as it is a public holiday. Our next meeting the following week is the "Lift the Lid" breakfast on Wednesday 10th (see flyer below) instead of a normal Monday evening. Please support Jim Barnes by attending this event.
Drought Relief Dinner
There was a great turn out of Rotarians and friends at last Friday's Drought Relief Fundraiser held at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds. It was great to see our three community service organisations of Rotary, Lions and Zonta combining forces for this cause. 
The evening held lots of variety and Community Service Director, Alec reported that the organisers were very satisfied with all aspects of this event. Some 200 patrons attended and engaged the evening with a generous spirit and a cheerful disposition. Andrew Finlay and James Lister gave thoughtful opening addresses that set the tone of the evening. Ann Lindsay in her usual efficient manner as MC did a sterling job. David Schnitzerling embraced his job as auctioneer with irresistible charm and extracted top dollars for the 10 items that went under the hammer. Morwenna Harslett got the patrons concentrating in an enjoyable hour of trivia. Tracey and Helen Gosney filled the gaps and kept all the electrics working. All these people donated their time to the cause! Kate Cook also entertained with her music.
In the background, the Ringmaster’s Cafe, Lions and Snowflakes Bar provided food and drinks in a cheerful and efficient manner. They plan to donate all their profits to the cause. We must not forget the Show Society who provided the venue free of charge..
Our biggest sponsor was McDonalds who put $1000 towards the event. The Border Post  ran big adds in three papers and this was done without charge.
We expect the profit to be over $15000 and when this is finalised the money will be sent to the Chanel 9, National Farmers and Rotary RAWCS Drought Appeal. The money will be disbursed to NSW and QLD drought victims. I believe that this fund is now approaching $20mill..
Thanks must go to Bendigo Bank and their staff for collecting and processing the ticket money. A special thanks to all the prize and auction goods donors, many of whom were local businesses who are also doing it tough during the drought and are often forgotten.
The event organisers of Rotary, Lions and Zonta Clubs felt humbled by the generous spirit shown by our community.
Proposed Nepal Tour
Chris Teague and Jamie Clyne of the Rotary Club of Goondiwindi travelled to Stanthorpe on Monday night to present information on a proposed tour of Nepal in 2019. A brief outline is provided below. For more information, expressions of interest or a detailed copy of the proposed itinerary contact Morwenna Harslett. Expressions of interest are sought by the end of September. 
Dates: Saturday 6th to Sunday 21st April 2019
Estimated Major Costs: In country - $2000, Airfares - $1200
Itinerary: One third of time working on RAWCS and Days For Girls Projects
                 One third visiting other Non-profit NGOs, Rotary Clubs and poverty or earthquake effected areas
                 One third sightseeing
Map of proposed tour:
Lift the Lid
Border Post on Marie
In case you didn't get a chance to catch this week's Border Post, it featured an interview with our French Exchange Student Marie. 
Polio + Movie "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Upcoming Events
Marie to Canberra
Sep 29, 2018 8:00 AM –
Oct 06, 2018 5:00 PM
No meeting public holiday
Oct 01, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting
Oct 08, 2018
Lift the Lid Breakfast
Oct 10, 2018
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Satellite Club Business meeting
Oct 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Marie to Scout Camp
Oct 13, 2018 8:00 AM –
Oct 14, 2018 5:00 PM
D G Visit
Oct 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Oct 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Junior Craft Awards
Oct 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Satelitte O'Mara's
Oct 25, 2018 5:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Dianne Heading
September 8
Trish Gaske
September 9
Geoff Marsden
Gloria Marsden
September 6
Kerry Slack
Robert Slack
September 21
Join Date
Bill Bonner
September 1, 1987
31 years
Mario Marino
September 1, 1995
23 years
Alec Harslett
September 21, 1998
20 years
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