In Lieu of a meeting last Monday some members travelled to Goondiwindi to support our neighbouring Rotary Club with their project "Gourmet in Gundy" It was a beautiful day and much enjoyed by those who attended.
On Monday night David and Marlene Muir and Alec and Denise attended a planning meeting with members of the Amiens History Assn for their upcoming Centenary of Armistice on 11 Nov. Rotary previously agreed to partner AHA with this project as they felt we would be able to make a valuable contribution due to our past experience with running Opera in the Vineyard. Plans are taking shape and Rotary has helped with providing a risk assessment and agreement to provide burgers on the day(all profits to Rotary). We have also agreed to provide our chairs and a couple of tents for food stall coverage so you will hear more about this later.
Don't forget to buy your tickets to the combined Services Drought Fundraising Event on 21 Sept at Bendigo Community Bank. See Advertisement below.
Satellite group are organising repair of bicycles for African children living at Mingoola. If you have a bike lying around that you don't use or even if it could be used for parts please let us know. If you have some skills in repairing bicycles they could also be put to good use. Tom Hodgson is the man behind this project but I'm sure he would appreciate help.
Apple & Grape Meeting
What is RAWCS?
From humble beginnings in the 1960s to hundreds of projects both in Australia and abroad, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) has transformed the lives of countless people in need. 
The Stanthorpe Rotary Club has a long history with RAWCS projects, having been involved in Fiji and East Timor in recent years. We are currently focussing attention a little closer to home supporting a National RAWCS initiative by holding a fundraising evening later this month in support of Drought Relief. Over the past 2 years, the Stanthorpe Club has lead the Cluster Clubs in the Southern Downs and Northern New England area to support health and education initiatives in Lakeba and Niyala, Fiji. In 2017, a group of Stanthorpe Rotarians teamed up with the Rotary Club of Ashmore to re-roof a school dormitory in Maliana, East Timor.
Now the Board is exploring a new opportunity in Bhaktapur, Nepal. This RAWCS project is being led here in Australia by Dr Lois Beckwith of the Deloraine Club in Tasmania who are partnering with our neighbours in Goondiwindi. They have secured a Global Grant and are set to begin Stage 1 to build a training centre and adjoining accomodation in an outer suburb of Kathmandu (Bhaktapur) which allows Nepalese from isolated villages with little access to education and resources to learn skills which will hopefully help them to climb out of the poverty cycle. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Stanthorpe Club to explore a new area of the world and also to reciprocate the support that Goondiwindi has shown for our Fiji projects in recent years. 
Drought Relief Poster
Upcoming Events
September Board Meeting
Stanthorpe RSL
Sep 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Snr Sergeant Gerard Brady
Sep 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Stanthorpe Service Club Drought Appeal
Show Grounds Exhibition Hall
Sep 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
No meeting
Sep 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Oct 01, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting
Oct 08, 2018
Lift the Lid Breakfast
Oct 10, 2018
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
D G Visit
Oct 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jnr Craft Awards
Oct 22, 2018
Junior Craft Awards
Oct 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Dianne Heading
September 8
Trish Gaske
September 9
Geoff Marsden
Gloria Marsden
September 6
Kerry Slack
Robert Slack
September 21
Join Date
Bill Bonner
September 1, 1987
31 years
Mario Marino
September 1, 1995
23 years
Alec Harslett
September 21, 1998
20 years
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