at International Club Meeting Room
Apologies to Ann Richardson for Catering Purposes please
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Board meeting next Monday … written reports are not required.
Have you sent your annual report into secretary Melissa ?
Notes from President Fran Hodgson
Reminder to all members that your dues invoice has been sent out and should be paid as soon as possible.
Dave's Induction
Last meeting we warmly welcomed a new member, Dave Hambly,  who has been waiting patiently for the COVID restrictions to ease so we could induct him in person.
Dave hails from England. After five years with British Telecom he joined  the Metropolitan Police Force. He spent 5 years doing ordinary police work, and a community Bobby. He then moved into the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department and finally the Recruiting Department.
In 1997 he bought himself an old Bedford MK 4 wheel drive truck and converted it into a motorhome, spending 12 months zooming around Europe. He then moved to Burbank, California, the movie capital of the world where he lived for 11 years operating a. computer shop fixing and building computers, recovering data, removing virus’s etc.
In 2010 Dave reconnected with an Australian girl he met in 1989 and he and Sallyanne corresponded for three years before Dave moved to Brisbane. Dave and Sallyanne got married in 2016 ( he thinks!)
In July 2015, snow was forecast in Stanthorpe. Sallyanne hadn’t seen snow for a long time so they headed down to Girraween . It did sleet but unfortunately the snow came a week later.. They spent the next day in Stanthorpe and kind of fell in love with it. They returned to Girraween a few times camping and also spent their honeymoon at the Environmental Lodge.  On one of the visits they took a look at property prices and in October 2017 they moved to acreage in Sugarloaf.
Dave is a disability support worker and Sallyanne is now a counsellor in town. Dave is very excited to be joining Rotary and is looking forward to doing his bit for the club. Jim Barnes is his sponsor and mentor.
(see Satellite Chair Ann's Induction report and photos below)
At the meeting, Stephen updated members on the Club’s district grant projects.
Our club toast was to Sir Clem Renouf AM who passed away last week at the age of 99. As a founding member and charter secretary of the Rotary Club of Nambour, Sir Clem became District Governor in 1965-66, and then  President of  Rotary International in 1978-79. We remember him particularly as the instigator of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative - to vaccinate every child against polio. Sir Clem is a giant in Rotary history. Sir Clem made a difference and changed lives now and into the future. RIP
Julie recounted her connection with Sir Clem when she was Club Secretary and showed us the badge he gave her. Stephen related his meeting with Sir Clem at a Rotary meeting in Allora.
  Rotary takes ordinary people and gives them the extraordinary opportunity to do more with their lives than they ever dreamed possible. Sir Clem Renouf
  Q: Can February march?     A: No, but April may.
My ability to remember song lyrics from five decades ago far exceeds my ability to remember why I walked into a room.
Ros's Induction
Welcome to Rotary, Ros Sutton!
It was with pleasure that the Satellite Club inducted Ros Sutton to our club on Wednesday night. Ros is well-known to us all through Sutton's Cidery but also for her involvement in promoting our wonderful Granite Belt and as a teacher in our community for many years. Ros says she is looking forward to community service.  Ros is mentored by Ann Richardson. Welcome Ros.
Sally Anne and Dave
Sally Anne and Dave with President Fran and Jim Barnes
Rotarian Dave Hambly 
Ann Richardson, Fran Hodgson and Ros Sutton
Rotarian Ros Sutton
Rotary Club of Stanthorpe Flexitime Satellite Group Members present
Ros's Induction & Satellite Business Meeting
A special thank you goes to our Chief cook Ann for preparing such a delicious meal at both induction meetings.
Service Above Self as always!

           SAVE THE DATE

Rotary’s Centenary is a time of celebration!  It Is a time to reflect on our past, and take pride in all that has been achieved.  It is a time we play our part in the history of Rotary.

Our centenary is also the time to lay the foundations for our future, as we still have much to do.  The key project in our centenary year will focus on stopping the one in 16 children who die in 9 Pacific nations before the age of five. 

We invite you to join Rotarians across Australia on 10th July for virtual fellowship, as well as meet our R100 Centenary Ambassadors, the Governor General and Mrs Hurley, as they launch our national centenary campaign.  By joining us, you will witness the “Passing the Baton” ceremony.  The baton that will carry the symbols of our centenary and will travel far and wide across Rotary clubs and Districts.  

Please pass this invitation on to as many Rotary clubs as possible so that they too can join this event.  We ask too for your support in helping us raise funds for our R100 Centenary project, "Rotary Give Every Child a Future"; saving young lives in Pacific nations. 

Please expect registration details on how you can join within the next week.

We look forward to you joining in and making your mark on history!

Kind regards,

Garry Browne                                                                             
Hugh Bucknall

Chair - National  Centenary of Rotary Committee                       
Founder - Centenary of Rotary Campaign             
2020 Rotary Virtual Convention
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nicole Clark
June 1
Stephen Tancred
June 17
Jo Bell
June 18
Belinda Lister
James Lister
June 29
Join Date
Fran Hodgson
June 1, 1996
24 years
Julia Hassall
June 1, 2016
4 years
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