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 Peter Watters know for catering purposes
before 10am Monday - 0427 583 1904
President:                   Jim Baxter 
Vice President:          Geoff Marsden
Secretary:                   Julia Hassall
Treasurer:                   Fran Hodgson
IPP:                             Julia Hassall
Satellite Chair:           Jo Bell
President Elect:         Jim Barnes
It’s been a busy week for Stanthorpe Rotarians!
I’d like to thank the members who came to help prepare the brekkie for the visiting Cadillac la salle Club members. We’ve already received a thank you email from them. Most got home on Friday but a few were delayed by the floods.
Saturday’s Heritage event at the Railway Station was postponed. Jim Barnes will let us know when it’s on.
The Satelite Club had a very successful confectionary stall at the Reinactment of ‘Tin Town’. By all accounts the afternoon was very successful. Thank you for your hard work.
The next Ageing Well seminar is on Friday at 10:00 at Hilton Street. Please let people know it’s on.
It’s great to finally receive some sunshine. Enjoy!
Jim Baxter
My charity of choice this year is Rotary's Charity - The Rotary Foundation.
Fran Hodgson our Club Treasurer has asked me to remind members to please return their Centurian Towers to her before the end of June. Mobile 0428 229 153
If you have not yet received a tower and would like to participate in this activity, please ask Melissa Pascoe - our Club's current Rotary Foundation Chair.  
Mobile 0427 814 761. There aren't many left
Some information from District Foundation Director.
Below are some notes from a previous Rotary Club Bulletin which was compiled after Phil Fairweather our guest speaker on a Covid Zoom.
Rotary began in 1905 with founder Paul Harris and a few friends in Chicago beginning community service. 
In 1917, the Rotary International President, Arch Klumph, began promoting the idea of donating money for causes and in 1936 the concept began to take traction, but it wasn't until Paul Harris's death in 1947 that the concept of the giving to the Fellowship took hold and encouraged people to put money in for global and community projects.  The idea if you gave $1000 you would receive a Paul Harris Fellowship.  Clubs now provide "Centurian Towers" to members to encourage annual donations of $100 under the initiative "Every Rotarian Every Year".  It is easy then to put a $2 coin in the tower each week at at the end of the year $100 can be handed over to the treasurer for forwarding to the Foundation.
Some members choose to make annual contributions directly to the foundation, not through the Club.  Either way, it all helps the causes Rotary focusses on. For every $1 Rotary gives towards the Prevention and Treatment of Polio, Bill Gates foundation adds $2, so when you give $1, $3 goes to Polio.
Did you know that at our Stanthorpe Museum, there is an "iron lung".  It used to belong to the Stanthorpe Hospital.
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Dear Rotary member, Do you have a Rotary service project that has proved its success and is ready to expand? If so, we’d like to invite you to attend a webinar about The Rotary Foundation’s Programs of Scale grant. During the one-hour session, Rotary staff members will provide insights and tips about the competitive application process that will help you prepare your program entry. The same webinar will be offered twice on Tuesday, 24 May 2022. It will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in several languages. Register for a session using these links: 24 May 2022, 08:30 Chicago time (UTC-5) Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish 24 May 2022, 16:30 Chicago time (UTC-5) Languages: English, Japanese, Korean After each session, registrants will receive an email with a link to the recorded webinar. Visit the Programs of Scale page to learn more about the grant process and the application timeline. A link to the online application for 2022-23 will be available by 10 June, and clubs and districts will have until 1 August to submit concept notes summarizing their project’s results, partnerships, and goals. I hope you’ll join us on 24 May. If you have any questions about the webinar or about the Programs of Scale grant, please write to Sincerely, Sarah Crawford Assistant Director | Programs of Scale Rotary International





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Nev Beddow
May 7
Chris Pascoe
May 8
Jamiane Thorburn
May 12
Join Date
Geoff Marsden
May 1, 1983
39 years
Upcoming Events
Satellite Dinner Meeting & Inductions
Stanthorpe State High School
May 18, 2022
District 9640 Training
Summit Bowls
May 22, 2022
Dinner Meeting - Mission Australia
International Club
May 23, 2022 6:00 PM
Op Shop Formal Dinner
heritage wines
May 27, 2022
Pride of Workmanship
International Club
May 30, 2022 6:00 PM
Satellite Zoom
home computers
Jun 01, 2022 5:45 PM
Satellite SSHS Cafe - Inductions
Stanthorpe State High School
Jun 15, 2022 5:45 PM
Satellite Club Jam Making
Suttons Juice Factory
Jun 19, 2022
Meals on Wheels
Stanthorpe Hospital
Jun 20, 2022 10:45 AM –
Jun 24, 2022 11:59 AM
Club Changeover
International Club
Jun 27, 2022 6:00 PM
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