Club News
13 February, 2021

Next Meeting

There will be no meeting on Monday, 15 February to encourage all members to join with members of the Onkaparinga Club as they celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the granting of their charter on Wednesday, 17 February.  The celebrations start at 6:30 for 7:00pm at the Lobethal Bierhaus, 3A Main St, Lobethal. This is a Partners' night so please confirm your attendance to Dick Wilson immediately if you are not already on the attendance list! The cost will be $25 pp.

How to Re-energize Friends of Rotary

At last Monday's meeting, Rennis Lodewickus and Sharon Pratt shared some insights gained from the Mobilong Club's initiative to revamp their Friends of Rotary program.
Following a review and much consultation, they enhanced the benefits of membership and made a real effort to include the Friends in club activities, including regular meetings and special events. Friends were given the opportunity to support particular community projects or events and receive appropriate recognition for it.
This changed the focus on the partnership to ensure their Friends received value for money. An important change to reflect the changed dynamic was to promote the Friends of Rotary program as a Marketing and Promotion initiative and to invoice accordingly. Not being a registered charity, donations to Rotary cannot be claimed as a business expense, thus allowing businesses to claim a tax deduction. 
Some good ideas there...

Don and Donna Reid

Thanks to all who have generously donated to the GoFundMePage for Don and Donna Reid who so tragically lost their home to last month's bushfire.  As of Saturday night, some $4,430 has been raised through the generosity of family and friends
To support them, click here
Thank you one and all

...and Thanks as Well to...

Greg Russell, Malcolm Horton, Rob Hill and John Goslett who helped Dan erect and stock new shelving to store ShelterBox Disaster Relief Demonstration Equipment in the shed. 
As D9510 ShelterBox Representative, Dan organises SB exhibits at Festivals, Markets and other events throughout the District through a team of volunteers.
Looking good, Guys!  Well done!

Did You Hear About...?

...the very well dressed, elegant, older customer who ordered the very best on the menu in the best restaurant in town, resulting in a very large tab.
At the end of the meal he was presented with the bill.

 He said to the server, “I don’t know if you remember, but many years ago I was a bit down on my luck, but I had a meal here and when it came to pay, I couldn’t, and you publicly humiliated me by getting security to march me through the restaurant and throw me out on the street.”

The server blushed and apologised most profusely.
The customer replied, “Don’t worry old man. I’m just so sorry I’m going to have to ask you to do it again…”

How to Cleanse your Bowels

Method 1 (and why aircraft seats need regular deep cleaning!)
Method 2 (and how other countries make it fun!)
Upcoming Events
No meeting tonight. Transferred to 17 Feb
Feb 15, 2021
RC Onkaparinga 43 Year Anniversary (Partners)
Lobethal Bierhaus
Feb 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regular Club Meeting (Dr Michael Court)
Stirling Hotel
Feb 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary International 116 Year Anniversary
Feb 23, 2021
Regular Club Meeting (Committee Meetings)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting tonight (Adelaide Cup)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 08, 2021
Regular Club Meeting (A/Prof Sharon Morton)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 15, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nick Ditter
February 1
Tim Boon
March 12
Spouse Birthdays
Taras Lesiw
March 10
Join Date
John Osborne
February 14, 2005
16 years
Lynne Sowerby
February 23, 2015
6 years
Brett Matthews
March 23, 2015
6 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!