DG Jeff Neal and Jenny's Visit on Monday

On Monday we hosted District Governor Jeff Neale and Jenny, the 50th such official visit they have made to clubs in the District so far this year!
After a meeting with the Board and hearing updates from our President and Directors, he addressed members of the club to present a video of RI President Shekha Mehta explaining his priorities for RI and how Rotary can change lives. DG Jeff then outlined his own vision for the District and challenged all to each introduce one new potential member to Rotary.
Jenny joined Jeff to talk about her focus on AllKids, a not for profit organisation
providing education to disadvantaged children in Cambodia.
The DG took the opportunity to name two new Paul Harris Fellows.
Julie Peter, recently named one of the top ten most influential business women in the Hills, was recognised by the club for her significant achievements in restoring, and revitalising the Crafers and Uraidla Hotels, both of which have transformed their communities.
On the left, Julie receives her award from DG Jeff Neal as PDG Dick Wilson looks on. 
On the right, Julie was accompanied by two very proud parents, 
Rotarian Colin Fraser and Sally,  
A second Paul Harris Fellow was bestowed upon Rotarian Mark Higgins for his support to the club and, in particular, to his generous support of Shelterbox, a signature Rotary International Project.
The Rotary Club of Stirling was presented with a Club Citation for achieving its ambitious goals in 2020-21.
PP Susanne Marie accepted the Citation from DG Jeff on the club's behalf while President Stephen offered his own words of  congratulations.  Both President Steve and Susanne, highlighted that this recognition was a reflection of the efforts of all members and the Board.  For the record, this was the third consecutive year that the club has earned this significant  award. 

On Monday, our Guest Will be Dr Richard Nesbit

Dr Nesbit is retired Director of Programme Management and Deputy Regional Director for the World Health Organisation  based in Taipei.  His talk is entitled “Covid – a global overview. What’s happening in Australia”.
This meeting is not to be missed, especially now with the emergence of the worrying, and possibly more virulent, Omicron strain.

Shelterbox Giving Day

Friday, 10 December, is the Shelterbox Giving Day.  Last year, Shelterbox raised $140,000 from clubs and individuals in this one annual event. 
Again this year, a number of anonymous, generous donors have pledged to
match every donation received from now until 10 December,
magically turning, for example, $100 into $200!
This is a great opportunity to maximise the impact of your donation!
...and here's a thought for those of you who are struggling to come up with Christmas gift ideas for your family members who already seem to have everything. How about a donation on behalf of your whole family at Christmas to help other families with NOTHING who have been displaced because of natural disaster or conflict. How would that be as a "feel good" moment for your family at this festive time of abundance!
To donate visit: Shelterbox Giving Day

Project Updates

Planning for both the Sculpture Exhibition (29 April to 8 May, 2022) and the Hills Small Acreage Field Days (24 September and 25 September, 2022) is continuing apace. 
Tim and Jan are signing up sculptors feverishly and there is a continuing high level of support from the National Trust. 
The HSAFD organising committee has sent out a "Save the Dates" email to 214 local businesses to attract sponsors and exhibitors.  A press and social media campaign will also be be launched shortly.  Particularly generous support by all three tiers of government has been promised.

BBQ News!

Our sincere thanks to all those members who responded so quickly to fill the available positions to staff the BBQ at the Stirling Market on Sunday.  It shows, definitively, that as a club, we can be responsive and quick off the mark to support the community.
The request came though only late on Friday night and in no time, Grant had things in hand to arrange the transport of the trailer and the purchase of bread, snags, onions and condiments.  Meanwhile, the Volunteer Sign Up list went online, ready to take the names of those willing to give up part of their own Sunday on very short notice.  By 5:00pm on Saturday all shifts were covered,.  
Our thanks Grant, Nic and Sid Kentish, Ken P, David H, Pauline, Stephen, Rob H and John O. (Hope we didn't miss anyone!) The pm team actually sold out TWICE and had to replenish stock throughout the afternoon. Early indications are that we will make $900 from this effort - a great result.  
On Friday, with considerably more notice, we return to Bunnings to do it all over again.  This additional shift was offered to the club specifically because we deliver on our promises and had proven to be flexible and supportive when circumstances changed.
There are two pm shifts still available.  Click HERE if you can offer to cover one.
This effort reflects very well on the club and its capacity to meet or exceed expectations and may lead to more opportunities with this important local event.

Men Should be Serving Coffee in Bed to Their Ladyfolk!

This pronouncement is even set out in the bible.  (See "Hebrews"!)
Upcoming Events
Stirling Market BBQ
Druid St, Stirling
Nov 28, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Club Meeting (Dr Richard Nesbit)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings - Mt Barker
Dec 03, 2021
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Community Grant Presentations
Stirling Hotel
Dec 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Ramsey
November 2
Ken Patterson
November 4
Robert Hill
November 18
Join Date
Colin Fraser
November 1, 1980
41 years
Grant Andrew
November 1, 1989
32 years
John Goslett
November 1, 1983
38 years

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