Meeting on 28 February, 2022

Our guest contributor for this week is Malcolm Horton who served as Chair of a special event to discuss the plan to build the long wished for Pavilion on the Stirling Oval.
Last Monday we welcomed Rosanna Hurren (Hurren Architects) and Simon Jones (Chair of the Stirling Business Association and Chair of the Pavilion Foundation).  They co-presented “Stirling Oval – A Community Vision”
The Stirling Pavilion is the vision of the Foundation to revitalise the Stirling Oval precinct and community.
Rosanna brought plans and brochures for all to view, and addressed the design and concept for the vison. The design of the pavilion was inspired by her visiting various ovals throughout Kent, south of London.  The design features new toilets and change rooms as well as a large outdoor area adjacent to the main bar and kitchen & dining area. A large meeting room will accommodate various groups of the community.  In front of the pavilion is a landscaped terrace for outside viewing of any oval activity..
 L-R: President Stephen, Malcolm Chair of the meeting,
Rosanna Hurren and and Simon Jones.
Simon brought a framed water colour painting of the vision and presented a brief history of the area from the sunken, damp paddock of the early 1900s to the present Stirling Oval and mediocre, toilet block and small shelter. His and the Foundation vison is to see the project available to all the community with the typical, regular weekend sports like cricket as well as many other activities.
The estimated cost of the project is $2 million and $400,000 has already been donated. The Foundation is pursuing funds through the State and Federal governments as well as any other donations from the community and business. The plans and other documents are being finalised for planning submission.
This was well received by the members with discussions around finances, timelines and AHC interaction. I highlighted that we are actively pursuing the Piccadilly Walk with the funds earned being donated to this project.
It was a casual, entertaining, informative and enjoyable evening.

Meetings of Monday, 7 March and Monday, 14 March 

On the 7th, members met in Committee and there was no meeting on the 14th, Adelaide Cup Day.

Meeting of Monday, 21 March.

Last week PDG Dick introduced Simon Bowen who now operates a Scuba Diving and PADI training program in Stirling.
Simon, 61, came to diving two decades ago while he was living in the UK and recovering from serious health problems and addictions to substances that had threatened to derail his life.
In a talk entitled “Anything is possible…” he outlined his journey from where it all started in active addiction, to his getting clean and sober and back in Australia to launch "Visible Recovery", an addiction treatment facility on South Terrace in the city.
Simon is now also the owner of 2 very successful businesses and the addiction treatment facility Visible Recovery. which he founded, now, 10 years ago.  His other business includes running Scuba Courses and a PADI Dive Centre here in Stirling.
He now a contributor of articles and photographs to multiple Dive Magazines here in Australia and overseas. He qualified as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer in 2008, and has over 3,600 dives under his belt. He has also nearly completed his private pilots license at Command Flight School in Murray Bridge, and is a registered breeder of Golden Retrievers.
An impressive life!
Ron Riley, a member of the Rotary Club of Barrie Ontario, Canada joined us last week while visiting family in the area.
President Stephen and PDG Dick are here seen exchanging club banners with
Ron Riley, on behalf of the RC of Barrie Ontario.

Tonight's Meeting

Tonight's meeting will feature Chris Chardon who will present "Stirling History Through a Photographic Lens"


Our End Polio Movie Night is on Friday April 8 at 6:00 pm. Please send numbers to Michelle and payments ($25pp) to the Community Account. Donations for raffles prizes will be much appreciated - re-gifting items in your present box is a great idea!

Clay Pigeon Shoot

Planning for the "Clay Pigeon Come and Try Day" is now well advanced.  The likely date is Saturday, 4 June from 12:30pm. The $50 fee would include safety briefing, one on one tuition and 25 clay targets pp. 
For the moment, just hold the date open but we will call for acceptances when plans are finalised.  Your guests would be welcome. 

A piece of Hahndorf History?

Check out this photo of street life in early Hahndorf.  Notice anything out of place?  How many "errors" can you spot?
Hint: Click on the photo to download a higher resolution image


A Proud Aussie!

Check out the brand new Qantas ad!  Make sure your volume is up HIGH! (Warning: Watch out for a tear or two in your eyes!)
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting, Partners Night (Chris Chardon)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 28, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District 9510 Conference
Faith Luteran College, Tanunda
Apr 01, 2022 1:00 PM –
Apr 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Club Meeting (Committees)
Stirling Hotel
Apr 04, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
End Polio Now Movie Night
Apr 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting (Victoria Didenko)
Stirling Hotel
Apr 11, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Tim Boon
March 12
Spouse Birthdays
Taras Lesiw
March 10
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Brett Matthews
March 23, 2015
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