Last Week's Meeting

PDG Dick Wilson advised of the sad passing of former Rotarian Peter Poulton.
Initially a member of the Mt Lofty club, he migrated to Stirling when the clubs merged.  He will be remembered by his family and friends as an inclusive and generous man.
In lieu of flowers, his family asked for donations to the Rotary Foundation.  RIP Peter.
Also on Monday, Hamish Cooper shared his research into the history of the Aldgate CFS gleaned from a detailed study of  historical notes, official records and newspaper accounts punctuated with his own, and others', personal anecdotes.  The research project resulted in the publication of "Advance with Courage, A History of the Aldgate CFS and how it evolved with its community"
A seasoned journalist and editor, Hamish was the ideal person to conduct the research and to present the material in an entertaining, understandable and human way.  
His work reflected the parallel growth of the CFS and the community it served,  which led to the Advertiser's decision to publish excerpts as an example of the development of the CFS, from its origins as a community driven organisation and the culture of voluntary service it gives to this day.

Next Week's Meeting

Next Week we will be joined by members of the Stirling Business Association for a joint meeting to discuss the plan to resurrect the initiative to erect a Pavilion on the Stirling Oval.  Simon Jones, President of the SBA, heads up the fundraising committee and will brief members on progress.
He will also introduce the architect selected to steer construction of the new, much needed facility.  Rosanna Hurren's talk is entitled "Stirling Oval - A Community Vision"
This will be a Partners' Night and not one you will not want to miss!

Winter Boots

Have sympathy for teachers who have to deal with all manner of issues never taught in Teacher's College, but anyone who has tried to dress a child will love this!
Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her pupils put on his boots? (Bad enough in summer time, but spare a thought for those dealing with 3 or 4 layers of clothes in winter!)
He had asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on.
By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.
She almost cried when the little boy said, 'Teacher, they're on the wrong feet.'

She looked, and sure enough, they were. Unfortunately, it wasn't any easier pulling the boots off, than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool, though, as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the correct feet.
He then announced, 'These aren't my boots.'

She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream,
'Why didn't you say so?' like she wanted to.
Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet but no sooner had they got the boots off when he said, 'They're my brother's boots. But my Mom made me wear 'em today.'

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry, but she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots BACK onto his feet again.
Helping him into his coat, she asked, 'Now, where are your mittens?'

He said, “I stuffed them into the toes of my boots!
She'll be eligible for parole in three years!

Every Day is a Gift!

Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (Simon Jones and Rosanna Hurren)
Stirling Hotel
Feb 28, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Committees)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 07, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar 14, 2022
Club Meeting (Simon Bowen)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 21, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Chris Chardon)
Stirling Hotel
Mar 28, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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February 14, 2005
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