Back from a most rewarding trip to Nepal, with lots of inspiration about projects which Rotarians from many places are performing to improve the lives of the people of Nepal, who, on average have far less than we do, yet manage to remain cheerful friendly people.The devastation caused by the 2015 earthquake is still very evident. We distributed Days for Girls kits provided by the DFG groups in Gundy and the Gold Coast, to women and girls in remote villages and saw women in towns creating employment for themselves making this kits for local sale. Our Rotary hosts, the RC of Bhadgaon, were most hospitable and together with the leader of our group, Lois Beckwith, of RC Deloraine, were most generous in showing us projects such as an eye hospital, micro financed businesses,a training centre for hospitality training and of course the DFG projects already up an running. We attended the laying of the Foundation Stone for a Training Centre being supported by the RC's of Bhadgaon and Deloraine, and in the future Gondiwindi and hopefully Stanthorpe. Australian aid is contributing $60000 and the ambassador was present for the ceremony.
Next Monday evening we have our Opera planning night and on Tuesday afternoon anyone who would like to help with decoration preparations would be most welcome at Morwenna's house at the back of the nursery from 4pm onwards.
Thanks to Ann and Julia for information for this bulletin.
If anybody would like to make an Opera Giving Tree Donation, please do so on Monday evening so Mary and I know how many more items to purchase to meet the 100.  We seem to be well off target this year.

Last meeting we were privileged to have Al Marbin as our guest speaker
She talked about her experience travelling around whilst Photographing Australia and all the great things about Australia.  She has produced 4 wonderful books and several of us purchased one or two of these coffee table books.   
Interact and Nepal Activity
Opera in the Vineyard 2019
We are delighted to announce our internationally renowned artists, husband and wife duo, Rosario La Spina and Miljana Nikolic. Come along for this world class Concert alone or if you prefer a little more excitement, join us for a sit down lunch before the entertainment or continue into the evening with the Diamonds are Forever Cocktail Party, canapés and other culinary delights included. Tickets include a complimentary champagne on arrival and there will be a range of fundraising adventures in which to take part including our celebrated Giving Trees and an amazing chance to win a beautiful piece of diamond jewellery courtesy of Stanthorpe Jewellers.
Get you tickets now to Opera in the Vineyard and see what it feels like to be shaken not stirred.       BOOK NOW
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Upcoming Events
Opera Event Planning Meeting
International Club
Apr 29, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Opera in the Vineyard
May 04, 2019 – May 05, 2019
No Meeting Public Holiday
May 06, 2019
Board Meeting
May 07, 2019 5:30 PM
Satellite Meeting
May 08, 2019
Guest Speaker Rosemary Chapman
International Club
May 13, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Satellite Spooky Walk Committee
Stanthorpe RSL
May 14, 2019
6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
D9640 Northern District Assembly
May 19, 2019 9:00 AM
Pride of Workmanship
May 20, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Combined Board Meeting
Stanthorpe RSL
May 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kim Thorburn
April 7
Kylie Linton
April 12
Ann Richardson
April 19
Alec Harslett
April 25
Spouse Birthdays
Gail Baxter
April 3
Heather Watters
April 5
James Lister
April 6
Mark Richardson
April 7
Alec Harslett
April 25
David Muir
Marlene Muir
April 10
Alec Harslett
Alec Harslett
April 19
Denise Harslett
Alec Harslett
April 19
Join Date
Gino Cabria
April 3, 2000
19 years
Weekly giggle....... What do you call a group of birds that stick together?......Vel-crows


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