President's Message

Malcolm Horton
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Fellow Rotarians, family and friends.
On a day of remembrance, we can all reflect on those that have given more than they were ever expected to and ponder the good life we have here in Australia.
My grandpa, Leslie Horton at the age of 20, enlisted and went to Gallipoli. Serving and being wounded twice, was one of the lucky ones to return to a life in the Riverland at Monash. Like many of those veterans, grandpa did not talk of the war much, even to me as a questioning young boy.
Enjoy the day with some contemplation and look forward to the bonfire night on Monday.
Lest we forget

Last Monday's Meeting #2210

Appointment of Director, International Service
At the conclusion of the AGM, the position of Director, International Service remained vacant.  Since then, the President has received a nomination form in favour of Rtn Ron Malcolm. 
President Malcolm proposed the appointment of Ron as Director-International Service. 
By a show of hands, Ron was elected by acclamation.
Thanks, Ron!
Raffle Prize Draws
Josh Teague, MP, Shadow Attorney General, joined the meeting to draw the winning ticket in the Farm Trailer Raffle.  The 1,000 litre EgriTEC Farm Fire Trailer valued at $4,900 was won by Ian Robinson.

Josh also drew the 6 prizes in the Hills Field Day Raffle, the first of which was a 650 litre Farm Fire Trailer, kindly supplied by Miegel Engineering and Haughton Power Equipment, won by a delighted Nic Kentish.
The other prizewinners in the Hills Field Day Raffle included the 2nd prize of an accommodation and meal package provided by the Stirling Hotel which was won by Jane Sabey. The 3rd prize of a double magnum of Petaluma Coonawarra 1998 provided by Accolade Wines went to Sandi Biersteker. Kim Wise won the 4th prize of a 1/2 dozen premium Tapanappa Wines. 5th prize of 5 sqm of Garden Mulch provided by SA Sawdust Sales went to Jean Page and the 6th, and final prize of a carton of craft beer from the Uraidla Hotel, was won by Dick and Liz Wilson.
Through the efforts of members, the club raised almost $6,000 for distribution to Community groups.
Congratulations to the winners and our sincere thanks to all the supporters including those who purchased tickets and, of course, to the generous sponsors who provided the prizes!  
Josh Teague also took a few moments to congratulate the club for the extraordinary effort that went into the staging the inaugural Hills Small Acreage Field Day event so successfully

Riley Langrehr, RYLA 2022

Riley spoke enthusiastically about his experience attending the week long Rotary Young Leaders Award program.
He came away clearly impressed and said he learned a great deal, especially since he went into the program not really knowing what to expect.  He said he benefitted greatly from using a personal development tool to gain insight into his personality and he also shared some key learning gained from two speakers in particular.  
James Anderson spoke about having a "Growth Mindset" and embracing failure, seeking challenges, establishing deadlines and getting better, not busier.
Catherine Logue explained the importance of high emotional intelligence (EI), a key trait of successful leaders.  All were cautioned to "listen first, then speak!"
Riley assured all that he would use his new knowledge and insight throughout his career.

Upcoming Meetings

Next week, members and their partners are invited to attend our annual Bonfire Night at the home of PDG Dick and Liz on Bickles Road, Summertown.from 6:00pm.  This is a BYOB event, and, if possible, the contribution of a salad or dessert would be most welcome!
Please ensure that you (and your partner?) are included in the sign up sheet circulated at recent meetings.  If not, notify Michelle right away.  
..and while you are at it, please also book and pay (see President Malcolm's recent email) to attend the joint meeting with the Onkaparinga Club on the 23rd.  There is no meeting in Stirling on the 21st in lieu of allowing members and partners to attending on Wednesday, the 23rd.

An Engineer Dies and is Sent to Hell...

He's hot and miserable, so he decides to take action.
The A/C has been busted for a long time, so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly. The moving walkway motor jammed, so he un-jams it. People can get from place to place more easily. The TV was grainy and unclear, so he fixes the connection to the Satellite dish and now they get hundreds of high-def channels.
One day, God decides to look down on Hell to see how his grand design is working out and notices that everyone is happy and enjoying umbrella drinks. He asks the Devil:
"What's up?"
The Devil says, "Things are great down here since you sent us an engineer."
"What?" says God. "An engineer? I didn't send you one of those. That must have been a mistake. Send him upstairs immediately.
"The Devil responds, "No way. We want to keep our engineer. We like him."
God demands, "If you don't send him to me immediately, I'll sue!"
The Devil laughs. "Where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"
Upcoming Events
Bonfire Night
Dick and Liz'
Nov 14, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
No Meeting Tonight (Joint Mtg on Wed)
Nov 21, 2022
Joint Meeting with Onkaparinga
Lobethal Recreation Centre (Oval)
Nov 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Christmas Dinner
Home of Mark Higgins
Dec 12, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Patterson
November 4
Robert Hill
November 18
Join Date
Colin Fraser
November 1, 1980
42 years
Grant Andrew
November 1, 1989
33 years
John Goslett
November 1, 1983
39 years

The Four Way Test
Of all the things we think, say and do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Please support the Friends of Rotary the way they support us!