Last Monday Night's Meeting

On Monday night Pauline and Dan hosted a fun Quiz Night. Competition was fierce and no wonder!  The prize to the winning team was a bagful of gold coins!  The night was not without controversy but the Judge's decisions prevailed.
On that note, as a bit of trivia, an exhaustive search online and after consultation with Dr Google, it has been confirmed that "Pool" is a game played with 16 balls, 1-7 solid coloured balls and 9-16 striped.  The 8th, striker ball, is white.
"Snooker" is played with 22 balls (one white striker ball, 15 red, and 6 coloured balls.
The winning team comprised President Stephen, Michelle and Taras Lesiw, John Norris and Malcolm Horton.  Congratulations, all!!

Next Monday's Meeting (Rebecca Lines)

Rebecca's talk is entitled "How to achieve the best health possible following cancer" focusing on on the quality of life factors faced by people who have had cancer treatments and surgeries. She will explore what the research tells us about improving health outcomes and the vital role of exercise after a cancer diagnosis.  She will also outline what is happening in our local area to support people to live well beyond cancer and discuss the potential barriers of accessing vital cancer rehabilitation services.
This is a Partners' Night

Shed Working Bee

Greg and his most trusted handymen did some tidying up the shed this week.  They are shown here assembling a new lockable locker which took a bit more time than expected because they did not have an 8 year old available to explain the instructions! 

Uraidla and Summertown Show

Dan mounted a Shelterbox display at the Uraidla/Summertown Show on Sunday. It was a great day with almost 5,000 in attendance. 
There was lots to see and do and at the end of the day, a trebuchet (massive wooden catapult) fired a dozen full sized watermelons over 100 metres downrange in the oval, creating a huge pile of smashed watermelon. Click HERE or on the image to see the Trebuchet in action.
At a signal, 200 children swarmed the battlefield to retrieve as much watermelon as was salvageable!
For the first time, Dan used a new 3m x 3m marquee which he had purchased for Shelterbox that week.  Mounting the display of all that goes into a Shelterbox significantly reduced the manpower required to erect the tent, especially for one day events. This smaller marquee is now available for Rotary events as well.
Josh Teague, MLA and former Speaker,
has always been strong supporter of Rotary and Shelterbox. 
He and his team even stayed back to help dismantle the display!

Remembrance Day

Many thanks to Ron Malcolm for representing Stirling Rotary and laying a wreath for us at the ceremony yesterday.

Survey of Members

In case you missed it, HERE is a link to RI's President's All Member Survey..  Please take a few moments to help inform RI's response in shaping Rotary's future. Don't be put off by 'it takes 15-20 minutes to complete' - it takes no more than 10 minutes. Now is your opportunity to be heard.

Heathfield High School Student Awards

We have once again given awards to two outstanding Year 11 and Year 12 students, Elena Savva and Anasta Savva. I'm sure you will agree that they are both very worthy recipients - their parents must be so proud of them.
Stirling Rotary Award – Year 11
Recipient = Elena Savva
Elena has been an integral member of BBS and S4S and was instrumental in organising mental health week.  She is dedicated and organised and also mentors Middle Years S4S each week, demonstrating a gentle and encouraging approach with her peers and a wicked sense of humour. Elena has stepped up as a leader, running activities, speaking at staff meetings, and helping out at events. She is very well respected by the team.
Stirling Rotary Award – Year 12
Recipient = Anasta Savva
As 2022 School Captain, Anasta has demonstrated she is an enthusiastic, likeable and determined leader.  She inspires others with her dedication, sense of humour and quiet confidence.  In BBS she has been outstanding, going above and beyond to make all students feel safe and included. Anasta is passionate about S4S and providing unique opportunities for her peers.  An example of this was when she organised the Senior Team bonding event, planning and hosting an 'Amazing Race' event in the city of Adelaide that saw the team dress up, visit various landmarks around the city and execute random acts of kindness. This event was pivotal for the team and enabled the team to get to know each other in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Anasta can be relied upon to get things done and will always be the one to volunteer to do something extra.

Memory Loss - Some Reassuring News!

If you think you are suffering memory loss...

In the following analysis the French Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer's Disease (IMMA) at La Pitié-Salpêtrière - Paris Hospitals, addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way: 

"If anyone is aware of their memory problems, they do not have Alzheimer's."

It often happens in people 60 years and older that they complain that they lack memory. "The information is always in the brain, it is the "processor" that is lacking."

This is "Anosognosia" or temporary forgetfulness.

Half of people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age rather than disease. The most common cases are:
- forgetting the name of a person,
- going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there,
- a blank memory for a movie title or actor, an actress,
- a waste of time searching where we left our glasses or keys...
After 60 years most people have such a difficulty, which indicates that it is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years...

Many people are concerned about these oversights hence the importance of the following statements:
1."Those who are conscious of being forgetful have no serious problem of memory."

2."Those who suffer from a memory illness or Alzheimer's, are not aware of what is happening."

Professor Dubois, reassures the majority of people concerned about their oversights:

"The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we are to suffer from memory sickness."

If you would like to take a few, fun, quick neurological tests Click HERE
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting w/ Partners (Rebecca Lines)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 15, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Nov 15, 2021
8:15 PM – 9:30 PM
Board Meeting (extra)
Stirling Hotel (Library)
Nov 22, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
DG Visit - Partners (DG Jeff Neale and Jenny)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Dr Richard Nesbit)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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November 4
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November 1, 1989
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November 1, 1983
38 years

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