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 Julie Beddow know for catering purposes before 10am Monday
0428 178 618
President:                            Julia Hassall 
Vice President:                    Julie Beddow
Secretary:                            Kim Thorburn
Treasurer:                            John Vichie
IPP:                                       Fran Hodgson
Satellite Chair:                    Janelle Bell

President Julia’s Message

People of Action, Service Above Self. “Together our capacity to do good is infinite” Rotary quote.
Monday 27th was a cold bleak winter’s evening and the fire at home was difficult to leave, but we had an enjoyable fellowship and sharing evening at the International Club.  In attendance: Jim Baxter, Geoff Marsden, Melissa Pascoe, Fran Hodgson, Dave Hambly, Kim Thorburn, Peter Watters, Bill Bonner and myself.  Jim took the attendance role in Julie’s absence and Geoff lead the meeting with the 4 way test.  We were served a delicious Roast Beef meal and meringue and fruit dessert. 
Our Guest Speaker Charlotte was unable to attend.  We will reschedule her for a further meeting in the warmer months.  Peter and Geoff both provided jokes for the evening giving us all a laugh and we had happy coin stories about all things personal, holidays, grand children and community happenings. 

Dues Reminders:  Please pay your annual dues.  John Vichie is collecting the dues and will provide you with bank details or collect the money at his shop or at the next meeting.  0435 651 269.  Thanks to members who have already done this.

What’s happening in our Club?

Mel reported that she is getting ready to send out the fortnightly bulletin this Friday. It will have a different look. She wants feedback please. Also if you have information for the bulletin, please get it to her by Thursday preferably or morning of Friday on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month in line with our International Club meetings.  PASCOE, Melissa (mpasc36) <>. Geoff reported on Community Service.  The stone seat (carry over from President Morwenna’s year) is still with Alex Harslett who has approached Council about where it can go.  Geoff will keep following this up. Geoff also commented on the Amiens event where he helped last weekend.  Rotary had loaned them 100 chairs.  Geoff and Jim Baxter have organised to contact the Ballandean School to look at their BBQ trailer.  We are hoping to replicate that as our current trailer is not providing what we need for events.  Shelving and ease of service etc.  Geoff has a roster happening for the Granite Belt Water Relief BBQ on Saturdays Geoff 0428 058 361.  Please contact him to add your name to the list of helpers  8 – 11am Saturday mornings.  Jim Baxter and Geoff had last week covered and this coming Saturday too.  The 24th October is Polio Day and we will come up with a street activity for community awareness.  Ideas please.  Rotary quote “Every great challenge is an opportunity for renewal and growth”.
Jim Baxter (membership) has a few potential members interested in joining the club and Bill and others have a few ideas for membership.  Please remember that membership is a responsibility of all members “Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join but rather an invitation to endless opportunities” (Rotary quote)  Ann has organised the shirt embroidery and the order form for partners and extra shirts will soon be posted to the website.  Jim handed out a Rotary Down Under Magazine from DG Andy, there are more in the room if you missed out this meeting.  Bring a guest – free first timer meal.
Dave and I met before the meeting to discuss the website role and his knowledge on websites was obvious.  A new member already demonstrating he is a “person of action”. Fran is updating his status for access.
Peter has the Rotary Wheel and honour board updated and is organising collection. He will get this back to the room by next meeting.
Fran has posted the 2019 RI Constitution on the Website Member section.  She is locating the Bi Laws to add there also.  The board will look at that at the next meeting for circulation of changes.
Kim and Dave received pins and an Annual Report, as they were absent at the changeover.
Coming events (please see the events list for a full list including Satellite and Interact events).

Next 3 Monday night meetings

Board meeting next Monday 3rd August 6.30pm Ballandean Tavern (we have booked for board members if you want to join in, please contact Julia 0488 297 956).  Chairs please send a report to Kim, even if it is just a few lines to let the Club know what’s happening.
10th August International Club Guest Speaker Franco Arcidiacono’s will talk about his Murals.
17th August Fran will be hosting the zoom meetings.  At that meeting I would like us to all be prepared to share a Rotary goal that you are keen to include in the plans or wish to undertake or be part of in the coming months or year. All things Rotary, fellowship, training, projects, community involvement.   This will form part of our strategic planning.  We want Rotary to be “visible” in our community.  Also think about Club Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. SWOT or TOWS (as Fran told us when put backwards).
You can save the ideas/goals until that meeting or start a dialogue via email.  Lets have some productive Fun!! Using Zoom and other Media including emails.

Quote of the week from Wayne Dyer

“In the world of form, blame is a convenient excuse for why our world is not exactly what we would like it to be.  The state of the world is a reflection of our state of mind.”


Why doesn't iron form a good bond with other metals?  Because it has rust issues!


Changes to Monday Meetings 

Each Month
1st  Monday  -  Board Meeting 
2nd Monday  -  Guest speaker, bring a guest along
3rd  Monday  -  Zoom Meeting - Thanks to Fran who will host this
4th  Monday  -  activity, information or guest speaker, bring a guest along
5th  Monday (if there is one)  -  social event organised 
Our new big Interact flag flew proudly during our Thursday meeting, telling everyone that we were ‘ Interact in Action’.
Welcome to our new member, Isaac Hall.
The Interactors are adding to their own program with a series of ‘Share A skill’. Fitzroy started us off yesterday with our very own ‘Interact LEGO Challenge’. It was definitely hard work but loads of fun, especially since the girls’ team (of which I was a member😊) won both challenges with our free build (beach scene) and the tallest tower left after the earthquake test! 
In business, we have planned several Covid Rules-friendly service activities, including Painting Purple Pinkies for World Polio Day in October and assisting at the Spooky Drive In. Interactors are planning to assist the Stanthorpe Rotarians at the Granite Belt Water Relief BBQs on Saturday mornings.
Janelle is Stayin Wild!
Message from Janelle -
I will welcome anyone from Rotary who would like to either
a) do the challenge with me
b) sponsor me and/or
c) walk with me any day they are available.
This is what I am undertaking!
Welcome to the Stayin’ Wild Challenge - a four-week wellbeing program designed to help you feel fit, fabulous and connected in a time of physical distancing, while raising money for mental health.
How to get wild
Your Challenge starts on Monday 3rd August.
What you need to do before the challenge begins:
1. Build your circle of love
You've got your Stayin' Wild Buddy (woohoo!) but why stop there? This is a TEAM challenge, because Together, Everyone Achieves More. More buddies in your team will make it loads more fun and help you all stay connected and supporting each other. Entry is only $25pp, so if you're the team captain, keep building your circle of love. You can invite up to 18 more friends to join you!
2. Join the Exclusive Stayin' Wild Community
Join our magical Facebook group and introduce yourself to others taking the challenge. The group is an integral part of the challenge, where you'll receive blogs, tips, videos and motivation.
3. Get a Routine, Queen!
Print out your Stayin’ Wild Calendar and plan your daily walks in nature (or inside if you must!), team pow-wows and weekly community check-ins.We recommend walking at the same time every day because routine sets you up for success. Stick your calendar up so you can give yourself a big gold star (I told you this would be fun!) every time you complete your weekly goal.
Di Westaway is the Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top and Coastrek. She is a global leader and award-winning woman of influence who has coached tens of thousands of women to improve their fitness, health and vitality through walking and hiking adventures.
Di is an adventure coach, mother, motivational speaker, 2017 NSW Telstra Business Women's Awards Finalist, 2016 AFR/Westpac 100 Woman of Influence, world-record holder and author of two books; Natural Exhilaration and How to Prepare for World Class Treks.
She has written for many publications including Great Walks Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Brisbane Times, The Canberra Times, HuffPost Australia and Mamamia.
Di has climbed many extreme altitude peaks and holds the record for the world’s highest handstand on Mt Ama Dablam, 6,982m, Nepal.

YEP - Student Exchange - Anna Henderson 

Hello everyone I hope you are all well! The last month it has been extremely busy and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and update you all on this incredible journey.
Last month I changed host families and host towns for the summer. I am currently living in the small town of Calcinato an hour north of Cremona. This little town will be my home for the 3 months  which is the  summer holidays and I have been so lucky to have an amazing family here. I have also made many new friends with my host sisters friends.
Before I moved, however, I was so lucky to be able to spend 3 days with Giulia Bertoglio, my old Italian teacher,  and her parents up in the mountains and near lake maggiore. I had an incredible weekend and saw so many amazing new places. My favourite would have to have been Isola Bella (meaning beautiful island) on Lake Maggiore. It was incredible and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The mountains were also spectactular. I was so lucky to have this amazing experience and be able to talk to my old Italian teacher only inItalian for the whole weekend. This was one of the moments that I felt so proud of how my language proficiency is progressing.
It was hard to leave behind my family and friends in Cremona for the summer but I know I will be back in September to return to school. My school friends threw me a surprise going away party (social distancing of course aside from a photo or two).  This was completely unexpected considering I had only been in class for a month before lockdown and didn’t have the chance to see my friends because of the quarantine. I’m glad that restrictions had lifted by that stage so I was able to see them before I left.
Since arriving at my new family it has been a crazy adventure. 3 days here and iI fell down a step and fractured my ankle. I ended up waiting at the emergency room for 5 hours to get a cast out on it. It was my first time in the emergency room let alone in Italy! I only had the cast on for 2 weeks as it was only a minor fracture to the metatarsal bone for my pinkie toe.
A few days after my host mum took my host sister and my host sisters (and now my) 2 best friends on a 3 day adventure to Rome. We stayed in my host host family’s  camper van for the 3 days and explored Rome during the day.. In 2 days we managed to walk 43km around the city. It was absolutely incredible and I am so grateful that my family took me down to learn about all the history.
The next adventure was a day trip on Lake Garda with my host sister, host parents and friend of the family. We spent 10 hours on the boat enjoying the sun and exploring almost the whole lake which was incredible. I even got to swim in the lake which was freezing but so refreshing. I told my host mum that I have no idea how I’m going to be able to return to Australia after this year.
I have made so many new friends here in such a short period of time which has been amazing.. It is going to be extremely hard to leave after summer is over. We are currently planning a trip to the beach with my host sister, her 2 best friends (my 2 best friends here) and our friends mum which will be amazing. We are hoping to go next week for about 4 days as it is incredibly hot and humid here at the moment.
But as any exchange student will tell you it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. When you choose to go on exchange for a whole year, you choose to live another life for a year, it’s not just a holiday where you relax in the sun and go sight seeing.  This week has been one of those moments that made me step back and think about just that. Unfortunately my host grandma passed away on Monday, although she had been sick for a long time it was still quite unexpected and obviously the family has been very upset. I tried my best to support them through it without getting in the road and still giving them all time together.
Despite the restrictions COVID has brought about and all the cancelled trips I am so grateful to be here having this incredible once in a lifetime adventure and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Someone asked me a few days ago that if I knew COVID was going to happen  I still come on exchange. I didn’t have to think for a second before I said that I would have. I know I am going to leave here a more resilient and adaptable person and I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had, or the friends I’ve made. I was told at the start of my exchange to never compare your exchange to someone else’s, and this year has proven that to be true. Although it is not a typical exchange and I have missed out on all of the planned trips, I have had so many other opportunities to connect with my host family and even live in 2 cities as a result.
The COVID situation here is still getting better everyday, although we are currently getting around 150-250 new cases daily. We are allowed outside as long as we are wearing masks and staying 1m from everyone else. We will be seeing even more restrictions lifted in the coming weeks. Traveling around Italy and into Europe is also possible although not highly recommended.
I hope you are all doing well and I will update you all shortly!
Photo Albums
YEP Report July 2020
Pathways to opportunities.    

This section of the Bulletin will ask us to think about and act on some aspect of our Rotary life in relation to this year’s Presidential Theme.

  “Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities” Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help.  
(Holger Knaack, Presidential theme Address,
20 January 2020)
What comes first? Opportunity leading to Rotary or Rotary leading to opportunity?
It doesn’t matter; the point is that Rotary can help members to ‘improve their lives and the lives of others.’ Wherever you are in life when you become a member, Rotary still provides the opportunities for you and others.
Paul Harris started Rotary as a fellowship club for already established businessmen. Each were able to help others through service (possibly because they had the ability to do so through success already achieved).
Sir Clem Renouf was a Rotarian who used his opportunity as a Rotarian to build the End Polio Project that is ‘almost there’ in eradicating a human disease.
DG Andy mentioned a number of Rotarians who were successful in their lives. When I googled famous Rotarians, the list, as you would imagine, was enormous.
Some famous Rotarians include:
  • 10 US Presidents and Hillary Rodham Clinton!
  • Pioneers, scientists and explorers including Sir Edmund Hillary, explorer and mountaineer, New Zealand, Charles A. Lindbergh and Orville Wright, aviation pioneers, USA, Neil Armstrong first man to walk on the moon, USA…. as well as Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin,the second man to walk on the moon, Thomas A. Edison, Dr. Albert Sabin, scientist who developed oral polio vaccine, USA
  • World Royalty and Leaders including King Farouk of Egypt, Prince Frederik of Denmark (became Frederik IX King of Denmark in 1947), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Margaret Thatcher, prime minister, England, Sir William Deane, governor general, Australia. Pope Francis, when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, England
  • Businessmen beyond their era including Ted Turner, founder of cable television station CNN, Sir Clem Renouf, Accountant, Australia, Walt Disney, Animator, USA, Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft, James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co., USA.
  • And many others including Douglas MacArthur, army general, USA, Sir Donald Bradman, greatest cricketer, Aus, Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman and author, USA, William H. Davidson, former CEO of Harley-Davidson and son of founder
But we, as members of the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe, may not be famous but we are each as important as the other 1.22 million Rotarians around the world. We have joined Rotary at different stages of our lives, just like those ‘famous’ members listed above.
How have you used Rotary as an opportunity to help others?
How have you benefitted from being a Rotarian yourself?
“Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities.”
The Rotary Foundation 
Each Bulletin Melissa will be teaching us a little more about The Rotary Foundation - what it does and how we can be a part of it.
This weeks information is about PolioPlus.
If you would like more information about PolioPlus or the Rotary Foundation please click on the link below.
Polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic priority. Rotary launched the PolioPlus program in 1985. In 1988, when Rotary began working with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, there were more than 350,000 polio cases in over 125 countries. Since then, nearly 3 billion children have been immunized against polio, and the incidence of polio has decreased 99.9 percent.
As of 2019, Rotary’s contributions to the global polio eradication effort, including matching funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, exceeded $2 billion.
PolioPlus grants fund global polio eradication efforts in countries where polio is endemic and those at risk for the disease. Grants support immunization campaigns and monitoring of poliovirus transmission. PolioPlus grants are funded from the general PolioPlus Fund and District Designated Fund contributions. Grant proposals are submitted primarily by major implementing partner agencies, such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Foundation Trustees consider PolioPlus grant requests at regularly scheduled meetings
PolioPlus Partners grants support urgent social mobilization and surveillance projects, which are submitted by PolioPlus Committee Chairs in high-priority countries. The grant applications are considered on a rolling basis and are funded from the general PolioPlus Fund.
End Polio Now newsletter: Updates and news about polio eradication efforts, published every other month
End Polio Now poster: Features the End Polio Now logo and graphics
End Polio Now pins: Lapel pins with the End Polio Now logo
End Polio Now: Countdown to History brochure: Infographics that explain the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2-to-1 fundraising agreement with Rotary
Top 5 Reasons to Eradicate Polio flier: Features the top reasons to achieve a polio-free world
Top 5 Reasons to Eradicate Polio poster: Features the top reasons to achieve a polio-free world
New Club Shirt
A new order of shirts will be placed in August.
Partners and Honorary members may purchase the shirt for $43.00. Members may like to order a second shirt at $43.00 also.
Details are on the attached Order form - click the link below.
Contact Ann Richardson (0402 037 358) for more details.
Upcoming Events
Guest Speaker Charlotte Battle - Total Balance
International Club
Jul 27, 2020 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
Ballandean Tavern
Aug 03, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Guest Speaker Franco Arcidiacono's Murals
International Club
Aug 10, 2020 6:00 PM
Satellite Meeting
Lily's Cafe
Aug 12, 2020 5:45 AM
Club Service and Event Planning on Zoom
Aug 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Trivia Evening with Julie
International Club
Aug 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Satellite Business Meeting on Zoom
Aug 26, 2020 7:30 PM
Winter Dinner with Satellite Club
Aug 31, 2020
Sep 07, 2020
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