President's Message
Susanne Marie
member photo

President’s Ponderings

To every person who was able to attend our 45th Anniversary of Charter of our club on Monday evening, thank you for being there and demonstrating what a happy and vibrant club we are.  I was very happy with the great response we had.
It was great to hear from PP Peter Frazer with some great memories of the early days and thank you, John Norris, for organising and chairing those who spoke.
                          Peter Frazer                                  John Norris                              
Among those who also shared memories were:
                        Ian Cogdell                               and David Wotton.
I was pleased that Barry Klose, the only remaining Charter member of RC of Onkaparinga and his wife Bronwen were present to share memories of when Stirling sponsored their club in 1978. 
                          Barry and Bronwen Klose and Keith Broderick
Also attending were President Russell Camens and Kevin Wilson of the Onkaparing club. PP Shiralee Judge of RC of Mt Barker represented the club who sponsored us in 1974. Our other closest neighbouring RC, Blakiston. was represented by President John Rowley.
It was great to be able to catch up with many old friends and there was quite a buzz in the room.
The hotel did a sensational job of catering for so much larger group than usual and there was an abundance of food for all. The staff on duty excelled themselves.
I was very happy with our cake which reflected the colours in the current Rotary Theme of “Rotary connects the world”.  Sue from Azure De Lis Cakes in Mount Barker took the vibrant colours from the Logo to present a very attractive cake which was white chocolate and fresh raspberry filling.
Our two Charter members who were present, John Stoddard and Peter Frazer ,very ably assisted me in cutting the cake after a rousing Happy Birthday was sung.
To view more photos from Monday night, Click on the Album link below!
And next week on Wednesday a contingent of us will support Rotary Club of Blakiston at the Pulpit Cellars Mt Barker.  There will be a separate email notice of that on Sunday. There will be 17 of us going.
I am off to Mt Barker today to assist at the Bunnings BBQ.  There is much more coming up so check the coming events list.
Yours in Rotary
Susanne Marie   President

A Sure Harbinger of Spring!

A great day for team building and fundraising at a very busy Bunnings as gardeners and others sought out Spring bargains (hungry work) and Rotary was there to satisfy that need!
      Hard to keep up!                The intrepid team!              Team work in action!
Thanks to Andrew Cass, Dan Edmonds, Dean Foote, David Hogan, Susanne Marie and our inspirational Coordinator, John Norris
Photo Albums
45th Anniversary Reunion and Dinner
Upcoming Events
No meeting tonight (See 18 September, 2019)
Sep 16, 2019
Board Meeting
Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Business Networking Event (John Chapman)
Pulpit Cellars
Sep 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Regular Meeting (Shelterbox)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
No Meeting Tonight (See 1 Oct)
Sep 30, 2019
Regular Meeting (Vocational Visit)
American Bar and Grill
Oct 01, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Colin Fraser
September 8
Stephen Blacketer
September 14
Neil Wickens
September 15
Robert Koehne
September 17
Spouse Birthdays
Jane Horton
September 25
Join Date
Peter Budini
September 2, 1996
23 years
John Stoddard
September 13, 1974
45 years

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