Last Monday we had committee meetings with the following brief reports:Tony reported that the Movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" is being released and can be used by Rotary as a fundraiser for Polio Eradication. It is hoped either Tenterfield or Warwick will take up this offer and we will then be able to support these Rotary Clubs.
Alec reported running a sausage sizzle for the opening of the Big Thermometer with over $300 profit. Thanks to Marie and Leanne W from Satellite group plus Jim Baxter, PeterW, Peter K, Alec & Denise for their efforts. We still have a promise from a couple of years back to help the Chamber of Commerce  with some landscaping and Mick Spiller also asked about a second picnic shelter in the future. Given the opposition to the current development we are a little reluctant but Morwenna has seen an alternative idea of a solar seat where travellers can recharge phones etc and possibly even access the internet and Mick was quite enthusiastic. The idea is being investigated.
The Drought Fundraiser event planning is progressing well and members are encouraged to get their $20 tickets at the Bendigo Bank and organise a table of 8 for Trivia. See poster below for details.
International committee reported only 4 volunteers to host Friendship exchange so this is not going ahead for Stanthorpe club.
Youth Committee have organised for Marie to speak to the Interact Club and she will also speak to Monday Club when a date is organised.
David Lee presented information packs to members from the Membership Committee.
Gourmet in Gundy is on this Sunday and we have 3 car loads organised to support the Gundy Cliub and for an enjoyable day. There will be no meeting next Monday night.
Satellite Club have a meeting next Wednesday 12th Sept
A reminder that each committee needs to present a written report to the next Board meeting on 13th Sept when Kim will be back from R&R.
With the coming of a couple of new members to our club there have been enquiries about obtaining our Apple green Stanthorpe shirts. They can be purchased by visiting Stanthorpe Embroidery and Workwear on the corner of Victoria and Locke Streets and giving one of the ladies there the size you require. They will organise it for you. There have been some changes in details of the shirts over the years since we changed to Apple Green to distinguish ourselves from Lions but the bright green is similar enough to be distinctive and look like we are a team.
Big Thermometer Opening
A couple of shots of the Opening of the Big Thermometer. The gentleman sitting in Alec's chair was using walking sticks so Hop-a-long Alec offered him a seat. He was extremely grateful and spent the afternoon there- a great example of Service Above Self!  The new tablecloth was put to good use and the helpers also enjoyed the afternoon.
What is RAWCS?
From humble beginnings in the 1960s to hundreds of projects both in Australia and abroad, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) has transformed the lives of countless people in need. 
The Stanthorpe Rotary Club has a long history with RAWCS projects, having been involved in Fiji and East Timor in recent years. We are currently focussing attention a little closer to home supporting a National RAWCS initiative by holding a fundraising evening later this month in support of Drought Relief. Over the past 2 years, the Stanthorpe Club has lead the Cluster Clubs in the Southern Downs and Northern New England area to support health and education initiatives in Lakeba and Niyala, Fiji. In 2017, a group of Stanthorpe Rotarians teamed up with the Rotary Club of Ashmore to re-roof a school dormitory in Maliana, East Timor.
Now the Board is exploring a new opportunity in Bhaktapur, Nepal. This RAWCS project is being led here in Australia by Dr Lois Beckwith of the Deloraine Club in Tasmania who are partnering with our neighbours in Goondiwindi. They have secured a Global Grant and are set to begin Stage 1 to build a training centre and adjoining accomodation in an outer suburb of Kathmandu (Bhaktapur) which allows Nepalese from isolated villages with little access to education and resources to learn skills which will hopefully help them to climb out of the poverty cycle. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Stanthorpe Club to explore a new area of the world and also to reciprocate the support that Goondiwindi has shown for our Fiji projects in recent years. 
Gourmet in Gundy this Sunday
Drought Relief Poster
Upcoming Events
Gourmet in Gundy
Sep 09, 2018
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
No Meeting
Sep 10, 2018
Satellite Meeting
Sep 12, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
September Board Meeting
Stanthorpe RSL
Sep 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Snr Sergeant Gerard Brady
Sep 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Stanthorpe Service Club Drought Appeal
Show Grounds Exhibition Hall
Sep 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
No meeting
Sep 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
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
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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