Our regular bulletin editor Denise is currently taking a well earned vacation on a riverboat in China so Morwenna has the pleasure of sharing our Rotary news with you this week. 
It has been a busy Rotary week starting with the Armistice Day Centenary Celebrations at Amiens, and continuing getting good use out of our catering trailer at the Aldi reopening on Wednesday. While most members attended committee meetings on Monday night, Alec was at the RSL collecting sponsorship funds for a possible park project. The Satellite club got an "early screening" of French Marie's presentation which she will be repeating for the Monday club on 26th November. You can read about all this and more in the stories below or on the club website www.stanthorperotary.org
There is also a story on DIK - What is it, where has it gone and how can we benefit?
This coming week we have the Junior Craft Awards. This annual event is organised through our Vocational avenue of service but is equally as relevant to our Youth service and is an important part of of our club's promotion and encouragement of excellence among local teenagers. Jim Barnes has asked that I let you know that the meeting will be held at St Josephs (senior courtyard) access via Corundum St from 6.30-8.00pm. If you were absent from Monday’s meeting please let Jim know if you will be attending with an email to jwbarnes@halenet.com.au. If attending please bring a salad or desert item as the evening is self catered and we also offer dinner to the students and parents. 
Next week is Rotary's turn at Meals on Wheels so contact Julie if you can help and for the lucky ducks on the executive, there is a board meeting on Tuesday.
Members should have received notice of our AGM on December 3rd so please mark this in diaries. Satellite members are encouraged to attend this meeting as what is discussed affects us all but please remember that guests should not be invited on that evening.
And finally, I trust that everyone received the District 9640 newsletter and have had an opportunity to digest its contents. Let me know if you did not.
Armistice Centenary - Amiens
The following story was posted on the Amiens History Association site and tells the story far better than I could...
Who would have thought so many people would attend the centenary of the 1918 Armistice and the opening of the Amiens Legacy Centre at Amiens last Sunday? Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm. It makes all the hard work over the last two years so special. Every part of the event went so well and weren’t the Amiens State School children a treasure? The weather gods smiled on us as if to say, well done! One of the highlights was the porcelain pedestal we had for donations to build a permanent toilet block; little children were thrilled to hear their coins ‘ting’ on the bottom of the bowl. Some big ‘kids’ tried it as well. Thank you for your generosity.
The ceremony was very moving and respectful. It was fine tuned to include as many aspects of the original signing as we could manage. I loved that the children even did the accents. They were so good. The inside of the carriage is magnificent; from a 1909 wreck it was remade into the Prince’s carriage and our memorabilia facility with many hours of back breaking work by the dedicated volunteers without whom, nothing would ever get done. We hope you enjoyed the day so much that you will tell your friends and acquaintances about the Amiens Legacy Centre and what we hope to achieve; a complete history of the Pikedale Soldier Settlement, the lives, loves and losses of those early settlers who pioneered the Granite Belt. Their stories resonate at the site of every soldier settlement in Australia but the Pikedale Soldier Settlement was the only one where the townships were named after some of the bitterest battles in which the Aussie diggers played a pivotal role. This makes us beloved of the French and Belgian people and unique in the world.
Donations in Kind (DIK)
In Rotary we all know that we use an outrageous number of acronyms. One that comes up often in our Club is DIK or Donations In Kind. But many newer members may not have any idea what this is. Well, it is a part of RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service which is the branch of Rotary that supports Australian Rotarians and Rotary clubs in assisting disadvantaged communities and individuals with humanitarian aid projects. Often this is overseas in developing countries but is sometimes closer to home where communities are disadvantaged or when we have natural disasters. DIK focuses on the aspect of RAWCS where clubs donate physical goods so is essentially a recycling operation which provides a central base for donated goods to be collected so that they can be best allocated to communities that need them. Our nearest DIK centre has recently moved sites (and when I say recently, I mean this week) and is now located in Kingston (off the Logan Motorway). The guys at DIK are currently setting everything up and need help with installation of pallet racking, work benches etc. If this is something you may be able to assist with for a day or two, talk to Morwenna. 
Once the infrastructure is in place at the new site, DIK will start receiving donated goods. It is important that the goods that are donated are in good condition. It is not a rubbish disposal site and is run by volunteers so it is important to send things that are useful. Below is a list of the Do's and Dont's on DIK recycling in case you are thinking of donating. 
Upcoming Events
Junior Craft Awards
Nov 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Stanthorpe RSL
Nov 20, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Meals on Wheels
Nov 26, 2018 – Nov 30, 2018
Marie's Introduction night Partner's Night
Nov 26, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Annual General Meeting
Dec 03, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
YEP Inbound-Outbound Briefing Weekend
Dec 08, 2018 8:00 AM –
Dec 09, 2018 5:00 PM
Visit Men's Shed.
Dec 10, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Granite Belt Brewery (Happy Valley) Cost $48
Dec 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Stanthorpe RSL
Dec 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Jan 07, 2019
6:41 PM – 8:42 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Watters
November 17
Spouse Birthdays
Mary Puglisi
November 7
Pam Mathers
November 7
Helen Gale
November 18
Kerry Ryan
Veronica Ryan
November 9
Peter Klemm
Karen Klemm
November 14
Join Date
Denise Harslett
November 1, 1995
23 years
Tony Heading
November 1, 1995
23 years
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