President's Message
Susanne Marie
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President’s Ponderings

I find it hard to believe that a week has gone by since our last newsletter and five weeks since Pauline and Ken went off on their travels.  They are due back early next week and I can very happily relinquish Treasurer duties back to Pauline. The blossoms are almost gone from their garden and the leaves are beginning to enhance all the trees.
Exciting news!  We have a year 10 student from Heathfield High School accepted for the Health of the River Forum being held at Calperum in Renmark.  Congratulations to Ava Roach for succeeding. We are sponsoring her attendance.   Thank you A/ Director Mark Ramsey for coordinating for this.
We have had a very social calendar in recent times.  Following on from our visit with the Blakiston Club at the Pulpit Cellars, a group of sixteen of us went to Restaurant Tranquilo last Friday night as a pre-dinner meal for the play ‘Celebration’ at the Stirling Community Theatre which nineteen of us attended.  I have to say that more than half were from Rotary Club of Mount Barker.
   Shiralee Judge, Past President, (3rd from L) and Mt Barker members
Past President Shiralee Judge and I each rallied troops to attend as we both wanted our clubs to support Past Assistant Governor Penni Hamilton-Smith who is now an active member of the RC of Mount Barker.
Andrew and Annette Cass enjoyed           Shiralee Judge IP President, Mt Barker and
    the show with Liz Wilson,                        Susanne Marie, President, Stirling
   just back from New Zealand                congratulate Penni who shone in "Celebration"
We had excellent and delicious meals at Tranquilo with a choice of A La Carte or Mexican on Friday evenings.  We then walked to the theatre in good time for the show which we enjoyed and particularly ‘our’ Penni who shone in her role.
I am enjoying the fact that the clubs in our area are forging stronger bonds.  To me that is important.  We are all Rotarians and the more we support each other and work together the better. 
This past Tuesday we had a great gathering at American Bar and Grill in Mt Barker.  This is owned by Grant’s son Simon.  Rotary Clubs of Blakiston and Mount Barker both had a good number of people who came to join us making a total of 40 attendees.  
Once more it was a partners’ night and many attended with their Rotarians.  It was great to see Lynda Walsh and Socorro Wickens came even though both their partners were away. 
Simon and staff treated us to a delicious selection of tasting platters to give an idea of what they serve and generously included a glass of wine for each person.  For those able to stay, there were two cakes to enjoy at the conclusion.  It was yet another fun occasion.   Thank you to all who are entering in to the spirit of doing a few new and different things and having a couple of changes of scenery.
Grant Andrew is working with Callington Show committee and we will be providing Vietnamese rolls and more on Sunday October 27th. Look out for the volunteer roster and mark the date in your diary / calendar.
Greg Russell has been communicating with the Uraidla Show Committee.  This year we are doing gate duties again at the show on Sunday November 3rd which will require a whole of club, all hands on deck commitment! Dan will next week post a volunteer sign up sheet for you to indicate your preferred shift(s) later this week, but in the meantime...
        Mark the Uraidla and Summertown Show
        in your calendar for Sunday, 3 November!
As you can see, lots of great things happening
There will not be a meeting on Mon October 7th so we will reconvene on Mon 14th October.  More about that next week. Prepare your hat for

                            Monday, 14 October

Yours in Rotary
Susanne Marie   President
Upcoming Events
No Meeting tonight (Public Holiday)
Oct 07, 2019
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings, Mt Barker
Oct 10, 2019
Regular Meeting (Hat and Partners - Bryn Williams)
Stirling Hotel
Oct 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Stirling Hotel
Oct 14, 2019 7:45 PM
Wine Bottling
Club Shed
Oct 20, 2019
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Board to meet with DG and Bronwyn (5:00pm)
Library (Ground Floor) Stirling Hotel
Oct 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
DG Tim and Bronyn Klar (Partners)
Stirling Hotel
Oct 21, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Callington Show
Callington Oval
Oct 27, 2019
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susanne Marie
October 7
Grant Andrew
October 8
John Norris
October 23
Spouse Birthdays
Sally Fraser
October 5
Join Date
Ken Jeffery
October 30, 2006
13 years

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