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

Message from the President.

Some important notes - 
  • The Welcome to Stanthorpe night has been cancelled. It looks like there are too many other things happening around this same time so we will look at other dates in the future.
  • 13/5 we are cooking breakfast for the Cadillac LaSalle Club of Qld 
  • 14/5 we are being part of the Steam Train and Heritage Markets day
  • 15/5 there is a Heritage Day being held at the Little Theatre that the Satellite Club is being a part of
This past few weeks we have run a Granite Belt Growers BBQ at Ashbern Farms, been planning for our upcoming Autumn Race Day and Satellite members ran a BBQ for Youth Week at the skate park. 
A big thanks to Kim from the Satellite Club who came along and chatted to us on Monday night, letting us know how much she enjoyed RYLA and how she would recommend it to others her age.
See you for Dinner and a Board Meeting on ANZAC day.
Kind regards,


Rotary District 9640 – International Service Chair – PDG Terry Brown
Sunflowers for Ukraine
This “Sunflowers for Ukraine” is a simple way that we can show our support for the victims of the war in Ukraine. The funds we provide will provide desperately needed relief for those who seek it; the sunflowers we plant will stand as evidence of our solidarity and our hopes for a brighter, peaceful future for all.
I encourage you to get involved.
Jessie Harmon                                                                                                                                                                 Rotary International Director, 2021 – 2022
Why Sunflowers – The Sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine.
Although this is a project of the Rotary Club of Coolamon, clubs interested in being involved can provide their own artwork, for cards and make it their own project.
This project is a partnership between RAWCS, Rotary Australia World Community Service, Caritas Ukraine and the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations.
The way the project works is that clubs receive a donation or sell a Cello bag with approx 40 sunflower seeds. No donation figure has been set, that can be up to clubs. At the District 9705 Conference people wanted to give $50, $20, and $10 for a bag of seeds. By receiving a donation of $5 per bag you would be making a significant donation to this project.
These are the steps to take in preparation:
How Many Seeds: Work out how many bags you will need. There are around 16,000 seeds in ONE kilogram, enough to make up 400 – 450bags with 40 seeds in each bag.
Bags: Best to order the bags from Cello Bags, Australia. 2,000 of the 75mm x 100mm 40um resealable bags, cost is $55.00 including GST and delivery. Resealable Bags LD 75mm x 100mm x 40um 1000 per carton. Cello Bags provide a very efficient and fast service.                                                                          Cello Bags Australia best contact is Mobile (Geoff Senior), let them know it is for the sunflower seeds project or Email
Cards: You can get the cards printed. The Rotary Club of Coolamon had cards printed by Quick Print Wagga, business size cards (90mm x 55 mm) 3,000 for 12 cents each including GST.
Flyers: If you want to sell the bags of seeds to the public, you can print one flyer for each outlet. Artwork for the flyers attached.
Logos: As you know you can create your own club or district logo on My Rotary, RAWCS or Ukraine logos can be sent to you, by PDG John Glassford from the Rotary Club of Coolamon. Email
Filling the bags: You could involve local schools or the community in filling the bags. The card can be put in first then one teaspoons of sunflower seeds which works out to be around 40 seeds per bag.
A local farmer Doug Bruckner from Gnadbro Pastoral Company of Collingullie, has generously agreed to donate 500 kg of Sunflower seeds for the project. The seeds will be packed into 1 and 2 kg bags and sent to those who want to support the initiative. 500 kg of Sunflower seeds probably around 8 million of them. They can be ordered from the Rotary Club of Coolamon, on the email above.
Display Boxes: The Rotary Club of Coolamon is looking into purchasing display boxes for the bags of seeds. The boxes will have a secure slot for donations. With these display boxes clubs will be able to make bags of seeds available to the public in shops and clubs or community centres. However, the prices are $17.20 each for 100 boxes or $3.70 each for 1,000 boxes. Enthusiasm for this project has been very high in a few short weeks and they are hopeful of obtaining boxes at the $3.70 price.
Painting by Artist Oleksly Shekshuuev
Ukraine is on the mind as with everyone, remember, you will be supporting Caritas Ukraine in partnership with RAWCS Australia.
If this project is of interest to your members and you would like to obtain additional information, please contact PDG Terry Brown Email Mobile 0427 500610
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Upcoming Events
Satellite Meeting
Apr 20, 2022 5:45 PM
Dinner & board meeting
Apr 25, 2022 6:00 PM
Autumn Race Day
May 01, 2022
Satellite Dinner Meeting
May 04, 2022 5:45 PM
Welcome to Stanthorpe
International Club
May 09, 2022 6:00 PM
May 13, 2022 – May 15, 2022
BBQ & Marshalling - Cadillac LaSalle Club of Qld
May 13, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
District 9640 Training
Summit Bowls
May 22, 2022
Op Shop Formal Dinner
heritage wines
May 27, 2022
Pride of Workmanship
International Club
May 30, 2022 6:00 PM
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