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
Satellite Chair:                    Janelle Bell

President Julia's Message.

Next Monday 14th September, It's bring a guest or Partner dinner meeting.  I will still be on holiday at the Coast.  Julie Beddow will be chairing the meeting and taking attendance, so she will be very busy.

We have a guest speaker Justin Kuskie from the Stanthorpe State High School who will be speaking to us about his plans for SSHS and as a recent Principal to the school, some of his history.

The quote for the week from Leadership Weekend

“Success isn’t just about how high we climb, it is also about how many we lift with us along the way”  Mark Hamawi


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

There is only one way to improve the lives of the impoverished people regardless of where they live and that’s Education. Starting with basic literacy and numeracy, it is indeed the only way. With Rotary’s concept of having a partner at the recipient’s end, our efforts also have a much higher chance of success. This generally is the policy of The Rotary Foundation, as well as – closer to home – the rule of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).


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.


“Happy to be among friends”
“Your Rotary Club is really important. Whatever office you have had in Rotary and however important you were, at the very end, you’re always a member of your own Rotary club and happy to be among friends. That’s why we need to take care of our Rotary Clubs, and our friends in our clubs.”
Holger Knaak, RI President, in Young at Heart in Rotary Down Under, July 2020
Holger is building on the reason why Paul Harris called together fellow businessmen to that first meeting. Harris sought fellowship. Fellowship remains a fundamental core of being a Rotarian. The Four Way test encourages fellowship.
In discussions about any Club involvement, whether it be a community club, a service club or a sporting club, there are some common elements: “If you don’t get involved, then you don’t connect with other members,” (a gem from RDI training that finished by saying “Give the new member a job straight away!”) and members don’t stay if they don’t find a reason to stay and have fun when they are there. No-one will want to turn up if it is a burden with no personal gain.
I have heard fellow Stanthorpe members comment that they miss the personal contact that Zoom meetings don’t provide; that they miss the fellowship that goes with standing at the BBQ…. That they miss getting involved in projects that we used to have but can’t do in the current COVID world.
So, how do you consider our Rotary Club and its members? Are you among friends? Do you look forward to meeting up with fellow members and going to Rotary meetings? Like Holger Knaak did, have you invited your friends to join you as a Rotary member? What do you get from being a Stanthorpe Rotarian?
President Julia has asked us all to complete a Club health survey. Let’s consider Holger’s thoughts and offer or thoughts on how we can make our Club stronger through building our friendships and making changes that fit with our times.
Lets be Rotarians in Action – within our own club amongst friends and as friends helping others, no matter what the task.
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.
This weeks information is about The Rotary Foundation - Basic Education and Literacy.
If you would like more information about Basic Education and Literacy or the Rotary Foundation please click on the link below.

Basic Education and Literacy

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.


Our impact on Education

The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world. 


"When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one. "

Rotary Club member


500 adults raised their reading levels by three grades in Detroit

$100 mil in grants to get clean water in Lebanese schools

Rotary members make amazing things happen, like:

Opening schools: In Afghanistan, Rotary members opened a girls’ school to break the cycle of poverty and social imbalance.

Teaching adults to read: Rotary members in the United States partnered with ProLiteracy Detroit to recruit and train tutors after a study showed that more than half of the local adult population was functionally illiterate.

New teaching methods: The SOUNS program in South Africa, Puerto Rico and the United States teaches educators how to improve literacy by teaching children to recognize letters by sounds instead of names.

Making schools healthy: Rotarians are providing clean, fresh water to every public school in Lebanon so students can be healthier and get a better education.

Enhancing educational systems: In Kenya, Rotary clubs are working with the Global Partnership for Education and local and national governments to advance life-long learning opportunities for poor and marginalized children. 

Want to know more? - click on the video link below.

Upcoming Events
Postponed Board Meeting awaiting new date
Sep 07, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Guest Speaker SSHS Justin Kuskie
International Club
Sep 14, 2020 6:00 PM
Zoom meeting 6.30pm
Home computers
Sep 21, 2020 6:30 PM
Meals on Wheels
Sep 21, 2020 10:45 PM –
Sep 25, 2020 11:45 PM
Fun and Fellowship evening
International Club
Sep 28, 2020 6:00 PM
Lift the Lid Breakfast
Oct 10, 2020
Satellite Spooky Walk
Oct 31, 2020
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