Community Grant Recipients

On Monday night, meeting at the Village Well in Aldgate, we enjoyed a delicious roast meal cooked by local volunteers and heard from some of the recipients of this year's Rotary Club of Stirling Community Grants.
Kath Newman and Jenny Deans (L) gave us a potted history of the Old School Community Garden and their ambitious plans for the use of the old school building. Our Community Grant was used to support their recent Open Day during History Month with printing costs and employing a couple of great speakers.
Trevor Ellis (R) told us all about how the Village Well came into being and how many groups use the facility on a regular basis every week and other occasions when it is hired out for seminars and workshops - sometimes over 800 people a week. Our grant assisted them to purchase a defibrillator for the venue which will be much appreciated by all who use the facility.
Tom Feinle-Bisset, Treasurer of Imagine Uraidla, (L) poses with one of several signs commissioned to direct residents displaced by bushfires to a well established and resourced "Safer Zone" in the town's Oval.  Secure shelter, toilets and an amenities block, ample water and support from local community groups are all available in times of crisis.
Dee Hearne-Hellon of 1300Koalaz (R) brandishes a collapsing 7m pole purchased with the club's support.  Volunteer members use it to coach sick and injured injured animals in high places to safety.  A canvas bag can also be attached to secure them safely.
All in all, a very pleasant evening in good company while learning about the work of other committed people and their groups making a positive impact on the community.

Christmas Meeting on Monday Night at Mark Higgins'

For our last meeting of the year, once again Rotarian Mark Higgins has extended his hospitality to the club for our traditional Christmas Dinner on his beautiful grounds at 16 Vogt Rd, Mylor.
This is, of course, a Partners Night so if you have not already done so, please register yourself and/or your partner HERE (or advise John Osborne) and then pay $25 each to the club's account using the following details: BSB Number: 105 079, and the Club Account Number: 305 308 540Please note this is a BYO Glass and Drink event.

Bunnings BBQ

We have been offered a prime date for our final Bunnings BBQ of the year which is is sure to swell our coffers dramatically!  

The date is Thursday, 23 December in the height of the holiday season frenzy.

We also have another Bunnings BBQ on New Years Day (January 1, 2022) so please consider volunteering for this also if you haven't partied too hard the night before!

We know, though, that it is also a busy time for members, but the opportunity is too good to miss out on and to demonstrate to Bunnings that we can be relied on to support them now, and into the future.

To volunteer to cover a shift, Click HERE for December 23, and HERE for January 1.

Technology Corner


Here are Two Short Videos to Brighten your Day!


...and finally, some thoughtful reading for the summer break.

Check out the fascinating Museum of Failures which, sadly, continues to grow every year!  There are pages and pages of historical, product and marketing product mistakes. Many also feature the ads that appeared on TV to launch these useless products into a market that did not need or want them! Do you remember seeing any of them?
Upcoming Events
Christmas Function
Home of Mark Higgins
Dec 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ (December 23, 2021)
Bunnings, Mt Barker
Dec 23, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ (January 1, 2022)
Bunnings - Mt Barker
Jan 01, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 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
12 years
Ron Malcolm
December 9, 2009
12 years

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