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
at International Club Meeting Room
Apologies to Jim Baxter for Catering Purposes please
0427 621 302
The last Assembly was for outgoing President Fran and her team to finalise their years outgoing and incoming activities and finalise income and expenses.
Please read to the bottom for Events
Dues are Due  
Have you booked in for the Changeover Dinner Meeting 20th July?
(caterers need to know numbers.  Action is Reqd. 0427 621 302)
Book for breakfast with DG Andy 21st July
Notes from President Julia
We have had our first board meeting for the year and have a lot already prepared to share at the Assembly.   Please note International Club is catering for dinner, book or put in an apology to Jim 0427 621 302.  All Members of Stanthorpe Rotary Club are expected to attend an Assembly, AGM and Changeover.
Chairs: Circulation saves time at meetings:
Please send your report to Kim Thorburn  for circulation - gives us time to think and reflect
Jim Baxter - Membership 
Stephen Tancred - Projects
Julie Beddow - Club Admin
Geoff Marsden - Club Service
Fran Hodgson - Drought & IPP "carrying ons"
Peter Watters - Banner and Board update
John Vichie - Treasurer Report
Leeanne Gangemi - Event plans have begun
Nicole Clark - Youth
Jim Barnes - Vocational Service
Melissa Pascoe-Foundation
Janelle Bell - Satellite Club 
Julia Hassall - President's Report
Decisions and discussions will be presented
at Monday's Assembly 13th July:-
Our next Assembly on the 13th is to help President Julia and the new chairs present ideas and establish committees.  Bring items to exchange along with new chairs. It is also an opportunity for gathering information, preparation for the year ahead and for club members to voice opinions, address issues and anything else that can be planned, organised or laid to rest.  
Changes to Monday Meetings
For the past year, Fran's board meetings were held on the 3rd Monday, now changed to 1st Monday.  The change has been made so that the International Club caterers cook on the 2nd and 4th Monday for Us as well as the Lions.
On the other Mondays, 3rd and 5th, we can self cater, dine out, or Zoom.
More discussion on this idea at the Assembly.


  Toast of the Week 
Satellite Club Changeover Dinner Meeting 
 8th July at Lily's Cafe
Ann Richardson spoke of the successes the group had experienced during her two years as Chair especially in the Area of Youth.  Spooky Walk will take on a new challenge this year with Covid 19 still about, but will proceed.  More on this later.  Everybody thanked Ann for her devotion to the group.
Incoming Chair Janelle Bell presented each member with a pin (Women in Rotary and for Kyle a keyring) and outlined her plans for the coming year.  A very happy group of Rotarians. Apologies Ros and Leanne W.
Women in Rotary Pin
Kyle Foskett pleased with his new Rotary keyring
Leeanne Gangemi wearing her new pin
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.
The theme of Rotary Opens Opportunities is explained below.
RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
As Rotarian’s in Stanthorpe, we can be challenged by these ideas at a personal level and for our club. Read on!
The following are points from RIP Knaak’s Theme presentation speech in January this year.
  • “Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities” Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects.
  • “We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help.”
  • Rotary creates leadership opportunities (he wants more women in leadership roles) and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.”
  • Rotary’s Action Plan is a compass that can guide clubs as they evolve. Every club’s strategic plan should be discussed at least once a year with discussion around where they want to be in five years and how they can bring more value to their members.
  • Embrace change so Rotary can expand and thrive:
- Rather than setting a specific target for increasing the number of members, think 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; making Rotary stronger, more adaptable, and even more aligned with our core values. “Every new member changes us a little bit. That person brings a new perspective, new experiences. We need to embrace this constant renewal. We will grow stronger as we learn from new members.”
  • Consider new club/membership models and rethink what it means to be in Rotary.
  • Rotaractors can play an integral role in how new clubs are formed and run, allow young people to be the architects of these new clubs. “We have to be open to new approaches, and creating unique clubs for younger people is just part of the solution. These young people are bright, energetic, and they get things done.”
From which doors do opportunities open for yourself and for Rotary Stanthorpe during this Rotary year?
Someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
Someone who arrives after the battle and bayonets all the wounded.
A fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining but who wants it back the minute it begins to rain. (Mark Twain)
An expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Someone who is good with numbers, but lacks the personality to be an accountant.
Someone who brings a fake bomb on a plane, because that decreases the chances that there will be another bomb on the plane. (Laurence J. Peter)
Someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had in a way you don't understand.
A blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. (Charles R. Darwin)
A man who doesn't know the difference between a coffee cup and a doughnut.
A person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a "brief." (Franz Kafka)
A man who watches everyone else when a beautiful girl enters the room.
Someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
A disillusioned woman who used to think she liked children.
Someone who takes the watch off your wrist and tells you the time.
Financial Planner:
Someone who has less than 10% of your wealth but who can show you how to make money.
Someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will actually look forward to the journey.
Prayers and thoughts for some of our members this week who have loved ones in hospital.
Belinda and James Lister's son Jeremy.  Julia and Tony Hassall's son Terran.
My apologies for Anniversaries and Birthdays.  I need to research why July isn't coming up on my widgets. Have a wonderful week and stay well.  Qld borders are open!!
Thank you to everybody who contributes to this bulletin.  We need a replacement for me!
Happy to receive articles, jokes.  Things you have done for Rotary and the Community this week.
Cheers Julia
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly
International Club
Jul 13, 2020 – Jul 17, 2020
Event Planning Committee Meeting
Ballandean Tavern
Jul 15, 2020 6:00 PM
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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