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 advise Julie Beddow for catering purposes
before 10am Monday - 0427 583 1904
President:                   Jim Barnes
Vice President:          Geoff Marsden
Secretary:                   Melissa Pascoe
Treasurer:                   Fran Hodgson
IPP:                             Jim Baxter
Satellite Chair:           Leeanne Gangemi
Please contact Leeanne Gangemi for Satellite meetings 0488 840 373
From President Jim Barnes
This year the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe celebrates 70 years of service.  Over the years  many residents have taken on membership and pursued the ideals of Rotary. At present our numbers are low but the club continues to provide service to our local community in a number of ways. Our focus for this year is that of community wellbeing and collaboration. Activities such as Dementia Friendly Stanthorpe, Ageing Well Seniors Morning Teas, Mental Health Charity Breakfast are a few that fulfil this role.   
The  Rotary Clubs in the Stanthorpe district will be combining in their  support of a Rotary Ambassador entrant in the 2024  Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
Some of our members will be at James Bundell’s Down on the Farm event next weekend supporting SMEAC veteran organisation with catering.
Guest speaker this Monday is Sandra Venn-Brown Zonta International Director and member of Zonta Club of Stanthorpe. 
Rotarians at Play
Over the next few months there are some fun social events planned for members and friends.
We kicked off events last week with twilight bowls at Stanthorpe Bowls Club. Our numbers were few but we were able to mix with others. Although beginners, we played quite well (slight exaggeration).   Those who did not attend you missed out on lots of laughs and a great night. We must do it again.
John Vichie pleased with this placement
Who is the closest
Melissa Pascoe takes a shot
Fun Social Outing Events to add to your calendar
Jim Baxter is organising some Fun events 
The first is a car rally on Sunday, May 21.
The second is Warwick Turf Club races on June 17.
Details will be supplied closer to the date.
70th Anniversary
Details in next bulletin
Jim Barnes and Fran Hodgson at the District Conference
District 9640 Newsletter
Congratulations Satellite Club
(Recognition Of Significant Effort) District award 
Waste Not Pantry Project 🌳 & Satellite Club Update
Update supplied by Ann Richardson 
The Satellite Club continue their fundraising bbq’s at the Markets in the Mountains.
Customers at previous Sausage sizzles had asked for egg and bacon burgers so that’s what was provided. They sold out and topped up with more! Great effort contributing to funds to send local kids to youth camps!The team made $404.75 in food and $72 in jam; total  $476.75 
Over 600 bottles of preserves were labelled at the last Satellite meeting. We earned our shared dinner. Many jars are being delivered to School Breaky Clubs and to the Stanthorpe Food Support Scheme. 100 of the Apple and Grape Jam were put aside for Anna’s fundraising and another 100 or so special batches were stored for gifts and raffles. The highlight of the night was when Chair Leeanne announced that we won the District Rose Award for our Waste Not! Project.

Paula Passi gave us an update on the work by Safe Haven and Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre in the areas of homelessness and Domestic Violence. We are asking key operators to speak at meetings over the next months.
Another exciting speaker was Rachael Walker, a Stanthorpe High School teacher and former Interactor who has taken on the development of our Community Interact and will be the Advisor. She has connected with St Joeys (through Kayla Adams) and the Home Schooling group.
Interact Club to resume as Community Interact
Rachael is working towards starting Interact at the beginning of Term 3. Promotion and organisation will happen during Term 2. How wonderful to get Interact happening again! We will keep you informed.
The Markets in the Mountains Team 
Paula Passi, Satelliters and friends
Produce packaging at the Satellite meeting
Containers for Change Fundraising Initiative
Should you wish to donate to Rotary monies received for the recycling of bottles though Containers for Change the number to use is C10463799
Helpers needed for this event "Down on the Farm"
BBQ etc please contact Rotary President Jim Barnes to be on the roster and get a pass.  0438 852 197
April Maternal and Child Health Month
Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Your Rotary projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
April Theme
Make time for Laughter
Why did the scarecrow win an award?
Because he was outstanding in his field.
When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Katherine Mansfield 1888 - 1923
For more information visit our Website
Monthly Theme
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Janelle Bell
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
Catherine Orford
March 28
Peter Watters
Heather Watters
March 4
Join Date
Jaqui Unold
March 24, 2021
2 years
Robyn Henderson
March 24, 2021
2 years
Upcoming Events
Dinner and Board Meeting
International Club
Mar 27, 2023 6:00 PM
Down on the Farm
Blundell Farm
Mar 31, 2023 – Apr 01, 2023
Easter Monday (no Rotary)
Apr 10, 2023
Aging Well Morning Tea
Hilton Street
Apr 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Dinner & Board Meeting
International Club
Apr 24, 2023 6:00 PM
Dinner & Guest Speaker tbc
International Club
May 08, 2023 6:00 PM
Pride of Workmanship
International Club
May 15, 2023 6:00 PM
Aging Well Morning Tea
Hilton Street
May 19, 2023 10:00 AM
Car Rally
May 21, 2023
Dinner & Board Meeting
International Club
May 22, 2023 6:00 PM
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