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
G’day Everyone,
A big thank you goes to Jim Barnes for organizing and running the Ageing Well session on Friday, August 27. It was very informative. Thank you to his partner Catherine and Kev Armstrong (Men’s Shed) for helping out as well.
Next week, 30 August – 3 September, the Club is on Meals on Wheels delivery for the week. Please let Julie Beddow know what day suits you to help out on: 0428 178 618.
We are all off to the Ballandean Hall on Thursday, September 9 to present a Paul Harris Fellow to one of the locals. More details will be sent soon. (I think fish and chips are on the menu!)
On Sunday, September 12, the Rotary Club are catering with a BBQ lunch for the open day at Foxbar Falls. This is a fund raiser for Karma, our Apple and Grape Ambassador. She has sent out an email to everyone outlining the events her committee and herself have organized. Please support her fundraising as much as you can.  Attached is a roster for the BBQ lunch at Foxbar Falls. Please return it to me with the time that you are able to help out.
Have a good week and remember the Rotary theme for this year:
Satellite Club - 
Trauma Kits for local Police Officers
When Rotary Satellite members heard that Stanthorpe Police were purchasing their own trauma kits, they actioned sponsorship of the purchase of a personal Tachmed Trauma Kit for each Stanthorpe Police Officer.
Blood loss is quick and is one of the main causes of pre-hospital fatalities. Without proper action, someone can die within minutes. Motor vehicle crashes, industrial, farming and sporting incidents can result in major haemorrhage. Our local Stanthorpe police, in trauma situations, are usually the first responders. Sometimes, scene safety prevents ambulance crews reaching potential casualties until the police have secured the scene. Yet the police lack the lifesaving equipment necessary to act as first responders.
With the Tachmed Kits attached to their personal equipment vest, the Stanthorpe Police Officers can now reduce waiting time for the injured and action lifesaving first aid. Rotary Satellite Club of Stanthorpe thanks local Paramedic Andrew Bell for drawing this issue to their attention and local Member James Lister MP for sponsoring, on behalf of the local community, the purchase of the personal trauma kits.
Photo: Rotary Satellite Club Chair Josephine Bell and local member James Lister presents the personal Tachmed Trauma Kits to Sargent Shane Gleeson.

Spooky Walk

Spooky Walk will be on Saturday 30th (day before Halloween) at the Show grounds.
Hi everyone,
Thanks for a great meeting last night. As I mentioned in the Spooky walk update we would really love any additional support in either encouraging/recommending a local business or group to be involved in arranging to host an activity site, or yourselves getting a few friends or family together to run one.
The more options we have the better the event will be for all involved and I'm sure you'll have a great time in the process. It is a general halloween theme so there is a broad scope to be creative as long as it is appropriate, fun, spooky and safe.
If wondering what to do or is something holding you back from getting involved, then we have plenty of options and ideas and are happy to share them with those interested.
Please reach out to either me, Nicole or Paola if interested in running a site or know of a business or other community group that would be up for it. There will obviously be other volunteer support options you can assist with in the lead up, on the day and post event as well so again please let us know your availability and interest.
Many thanks in advance,
Nathan 0423 781 631, Nicole 0448 730 191, Paola 0468 785 613


Apple & Grape Ambassador - Foxbar Falls Day

Hi Everyone!

As of yesterday I have fully confirmed all our street stalls for the rest of the year. 
Our first one will be held on the 25th of September, in front of the Country Club, from 9am-1pm. The rest of the street stalls will all be at the same times and place on the 23rd of October and the 27th of November. There are dates that are currently being organised within Satellite Club for baking and packing sessions, and I will have locations and dates for those confirmed shortly. 
I have also organised a BBQ breakfast on the 31st of October in the Piazza. I understand that this is the morning after spooky walk, but due to the long weekend and limited places to get breakfast on a Sunday morning, we have decided that this would be worthwhile. A few early-risers would be appreciated to help run this BBQ. 7am-10am.
Coming up, we also have the Foxbar Falls open day with the Grower's Ambassador. Our main job at this event will be the BBQ lunch. The event starts at 10am and goes until 4pm. A group of people running and setting up the BBQ will be needed, and I am happy to organise a roster for 1-2 hour shifts per person. There are a few other jobs available, such as monitoring fire pits, people to sit on the gate, people to help direct parking and raffles/lucky door prizes to be organised and sold. Please let me know for availability and interest in this event and what job you feel you would be most suited to. I have a willing committee to fill extra jobs, so filling the BBQ with Rotarians is my first priority. 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to hearing back from you. 
Your Young Ambassador, 
Karma O'Reilly 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Geoff Marsden
August 30
Kim Thorburn
Jamiane Thorburn
August 12
Join Date
Melissa Pascoe
August 15, 2016
5 years
Jim Baxter
August 24, 1997
24 years
Kim Thorburn
August 24, 2015
6 years
Upcoming Events
Meals on Wheels
Stanthorpe Hospital
Aug 30, 2021 10:45 AM –
Sep 03, 2021 11:59 AM
POSTPONED Summit School Centenary
Summit State School
Sep 04, 2021 9:00 AM
Satellite Spring Op Shop Theme Dinner
Sep 08, 2021 5:45 PM
Thursday Ballandean Hall Presentations
Ballandean Hall
Sep 09, 2021 6:00 PM
BBQ Foxbar Falls
Foxbar Balls
Sep 12, 2021
No meeting in lieu of Foxbar Day
Sep 13, 2021 6:00 PM
Millie Marsden Plaque Unveiling
Heritage Park
Sep 18, 2021 1:30 PM
Pot Luck Dinner Meeting with Guest Speaker
International Club
Sep 20, 2021 6:00 PM
Dementia Street BBQ
Sep 22, 2021
Satellite Business Meeting Zoom
Sep 22, 2021
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