President's Message
Susanne Marie
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President’s Ponderings


Here we go again with putting all our plans into action for the Christmas Pageant on Sunday 8th December. 
Because of the difference in temperature from last Sunday, please make sure you have your sunscreen, hats and water with you.  I’ll certainly need them on the stand above the roundabout near the Stirling Hotel for the commentary.
Plans are in place to do an exact repeat of what we had planned for last Sunday. If you are not sure what you need to do please contact Pauline Annear or myself to double check.  If you were available last Sunday and not this week please make sure we know. If you were not available last week and now are, please let us know.  Some have already done the above and we thank you.

Thank you Malcolm Horton

I am sorry, Malcolm, that I had to miss some of the talk as Robert Koehne and I reluctantly had to leave to attend an important Stirling Business Association meeting (See below).
What I did, hear, though (and had confirmed later by others) was that you shared a great story, starting from your evacuation from Darwin days after Cyclone Tracey, your having met Jane while studying at the University of Adelaide in Physics (honouring in Seismology), having the first of 2 children (in the week of final exams), later achieving a Master's in Environmental studies and your career spanning 5 years in Oman and 28 years in Australia with Santos.  Your photos captured your continuing love of family, golf and travel (highlighted with travel to Argentina and Antarctica.)

Our Shed and the Old School Community Garden

At SBA, I was able to speak to a number of people relating to concerns about the shed and Old Stirling School Community Garden.  I saw Robert also speaking to key people. so we were able to discuss issues of concern. President (and past AHC Councillor) Simon Jones is addressing our club on Monday evening on this and other important topics. 

In the News

In The Courier this week, it was lovely to see past Rotary Club of Stirling member John Stoddard who, as President of Meals on Wheels, Stirling, accepted an award on behalf of MoW to honour its fifty years of service to the communityWell done to all.  So well deserved.
Several Rotarians will join me at the Charter Ceremony of the new Heathfield High School Generate Connect Interact Club. 
Any other member of our club or other Rotarians are welcome to attend at HHS on Monday 9th December at 10.30 am to 11.15am.  Please let me know (0418 845 119) if you wish to attend as soon as possible. We will need to arrive at about 10.20 to sign in at the front office.

Thank you, team!

Robert Koehne put out an urgent call following a last minute request for a team of people to participate in a BBQ last Tuesday for staff and clients of Allied Home Care (an NDIS Provider), celebrating International Day of People Living with Disability.  A team was quickly assembled and from all reports the event was a great success with $500 contibuted to our coffers.. Thanks to Robert, Nic, David, Neil and Rob!
To all our Rotarians or partners who have current health challenges, we wish you all a very speedy recovery and may your various treatments be highly successful.
I look forward to seeing many of you over the weekend and the rest on Monday evening.
Yours in Rotary
Susanne Marie   President

Rotary Leadership Institute Opportunity

Here is a great opportunity to attend the 2020 Leadership Institute.  The training acquired here will serve you well, regardless of your stage of career.  The learning principles taught here will support you in almost every aspect of your life.
For further information about the Institute and the possibility of club support, talk to President Susanne, Secretary Dan or Treasurer Pauline who can help you to lodge an application.
Hurry, though, places fill quickly!
Upcoming Events
Stirling Pageant
Stirling Oval
Dec 08, 2019
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regular Meeting (Simon Jones)
Stirling Hotel
Dec 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Party (members and partners)
Mark Higgins' home
Dec 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Cheer Meeting
Stirling Hotel Bar
Dec 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting (Enjoy the break!)
Dec 30, 2019 6:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Andrew Cass
December 10
Spouse Birthdays
Jill Edmonds
December 22
Join Date
Robert Hill
December 7, 2009
10 years
Ron Malcolm
December 9, 2009
10 years
Lisa Medlen
December 18, 2017
2 years

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