President's Message
Susanne Marie
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President’s Ponderings

Well, “fascinating subject” was the correct way to describe Dan Edmond’s topic at Monday night’s meeting.  Mike Hammer was indeed a fascinating man who had a very colourful life and variety of careers.   Dan had a chance meeting with him a few years ago and researched his life to verify the facts from the fiction.  Wow, Dan’s presentation was humorous and interesting and fully held our attention, with small videos and other facts from various documents to illustrate. 
                                     Riveting to listen to!! Thank you Dan!
There are a number of important things that I want to bring to your attention.
  • Please read your newsletter.Dan and I are aiming to make it a great method of communication and interest.Click on the links for our Friends Of Rotary at the end of the pages and you can visit their websites.They support us and please support them when you need to do business.
  • We have a celebration on 9th September.It is 45 years since our Charter on 13th September 1974 and we feel it is worth celebrating.Please do all you can to be there to help celebrate. It is a partners’ night too. We will hear from some of our past members of their memories.After our main meal there will be a birthday cake which will be dessert.The charge will be $25.00 that evening with main course and birthday cake made by a prize-winning cake maker.You can pay this week at club meeting or transfer money to club account.See my note on Sunday evening re this.
  • There are some updates to our weekly programme.See Upcoming Events for more information.
  • Polio plus is having a film night in Mt Barker on a date to be determined.  The movie is Ride like a Girl about champion jockey and Melbourne Cup Winner Michele Payne.   Plan to go to the movie. Last year’s event was great!  Look out for updated information.
  • Stirling Players have a play coming up Sep 13-28.  If we have 10 people book together as a group, we pay $16.  Penni Hamilton-Smith from Rotary Club of Mt Barker is one of the actors.  Knowing past Assistant Governor Penni, she’ll be awesome!! I’ll have flyers to hand out on Monday.
  • I had a meeting at Heathfield High School with Principal Roy Page, teacher Jayne Fulbrook, Mark Ramsey and Michelle Lesiw about the Interact Club and plans going forward, last Thursday.All looking really good.More information as time progresses.
  • Thrilled to say that Tim Boon is doing well.I had a meeting with him and Jan on Friday to further our Sculpture Exhibition for next year. (April 19th to May 5th 2020) They already have 20 sculptors lined up.
  • This week there is a “Sculpture and Wine” event at Tapanappa Winery.     
The opening is this Thursday September 5th, 6 to 8pm at Tapanappa.   They would love to see some of our club there. Through Tim and Jan’s efforts, RC of Stirling are a joint sponsor with Tapanappa.  (the posters distributed last week were for this event which runs Thursday to Monday 11 to 4 after the opening and concludes October 7th.)
  • Aldgate combined Probus Club are looking for new members and have a come and try on Tuesday 3rd September at The Village Well 54 Strathalbyn Rd Aldgate 10 am to 12 noon with guest speaker and entertainer from The Ghan, Tony Wight. 
  • Our guest speakers this week are from Stirling Community Garden.  They are keen to work with us and tell us what they do.  More information Sunday evening.
Pauline and Ken start a cruise tomorrow from Tokyo for more than two weeks taking in many interesting Japanese ports of call.  Have fun and a relaxing time!  And to all other travellers in our club at the moment, safe travels and happy times!  We want to hear all about it on your return.
Here is to a wonderful September.
Yours in Rotary
Susanne Marie   President

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from 27th - 29th March 2020
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Rotary District 9520 Conference
Upcoming Events
Regular Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Sep 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Stirling Hotel
Sep 02, 2019
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meeting (Charter Anniversary Night, Partners)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings, Mt Barker
Sep 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Regular Club meeting cancelled
Pulpit Cellars
Sep 16, 2019
Board Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Networking Evening with Blakiston Rotary
Pulpit Cellars
Sep 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Regular Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Sep 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regular Meeting (Vocational Visit)
American Bar and Grill
Sep 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting tonight (Public Holiday)
Oct 07, 2019
Regular Meeting (Hat and Partners Night)
Stirling Hotel
Oct 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Stirling Hotel
Oct 14, 2019
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Wine Bottling
Club Shed
Oct 20, 2019
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Board Meeting (5:00pm)
Library (Ground Floor) Stirling Hotel
Oct 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
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