Club News
10 October, 2020

Annual Dinner at Stirling Hospital

Once again, The Stirling Hospital went out of its way to ensure we all had a great night on Monday! 
Mr Trevor Collinson, an eminent surgeon, regaled all with an entertaining and informative history of past advances in surgery over centuries,
He then strayed into the realm of science fact to outline an eye-popping array of "just over the horizon" transformative technologies that will revolutionise medicine as we know it. 
They included the development of artificial blood, artificial organs, amazing preventative medicines to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and immunotherapy through to genetic engineering to develop vaccinations for a number of cancers.
Our thanks to the friendly staff at the Stirling Hospital; truly a local treasure!

Hat Night on Monday!

This Monday, Robert Koehne will step in to chair our annual Hat Night. 
We have a great speaker lined up, Chris Savill of RU OK and Alpha Six, (his own support program for military personnel experiencing trauma).  He has a great story to tell. 
Wear a favourite hat or one that has a story attached to it or even one that you have made yourself (remember Colin's hat from last year?), to be eligible for one of several, fun prizes on offer.    
A reminder that this is a Partners' Night so let Pauline know if you will have guests. 

Movie Night, 23 October 

Another special plea to all to support our Movie Night on Friday, 23 October 2020...
PLEASE invite your friends, extended family, neighbours, workmates and anyone else you can think of to join us on the night.  With other fundraising activities curtailed because of COVID, we need to exploit this event to the maximum.  This is OUR investment and not a joint effort with other clubs or the District so we, alone, win or lose out!
Tickets cost just $22 and include a drink/Fruchocs and THREE, count 'em, THREE raffle Tickets!  Contact Pauline to reserve your places and click on the poster below to view the trailer!

The SAFD Committee has made a heart-wrenching decision.

Greg Russell, on behalf of the determined and hard working committee wrote to the Board to recommend that the upcoming Field Days in March be once again, postponed.  The uncertainty surrounding COVID now and into the immediate future, just added a further intolerable and uncontrollable risk. Other, smaller scale options will be considered for later this year.
In writing to members this week, Acting President Susanne wrote to "commend the committee and thank and congratulate them on the incredible amount of work already expended relating to this event"
The groundwork has laid a solid foundation for eventual success!

Sculpture for Interiors and Gardens

In good news, all systems are "Go" for the Sculpture Exhibition! 
The VIP Preview and Reception is set for Friday, 13 November and the exhibition will run for nine days to Sunday, 22 November.
An approved COVID-SAFE Plan is in place.  A request for volunteers to help set up, dismantle and act as Invigilators/COVID Monitors will be published soon.

COVID Vaccine Bottling 

Volunteers required for wine bottling on Sunday, 25 October and for Stage 3 human trials of the COVID vaccine developed right here in South Australia!  Click HERE to volunteer for the bottling which is always a fun activity!

You should also sign up family and friends for the actual vaccine trial as well, as supply will be strictly limited to 52 cases.  

A Preflight Safety Message you should hear (but probably won't)

Click on the image to hear the safety message your Captain SHOULD give you!
...and while we are on things aeronautical, let's hear it for Kulula Airlines of South Africa!

Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn't take itself too seriously....

What a pity Kulula doesn't fly internationally - we should support them if only for their humour:
On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want), passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing their seats, when a flight attendant announced, “People, people, we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"
On another flight with a very “senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies & gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."
And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
From a Kulula employee: "Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised.
"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."

"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."
"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

"There maybe 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane"
"Thank you  for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: “Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."
"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."
Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town, on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our
airplane to the gate!"
Another flight attendant’s comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline". He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally, everyone had got off except for a little old lady walking with a cane.  She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?"

"Why, no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?"

The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"
Upcoming Events
Hat Night (Partners) Speaker Chris Savill
Stirling Hotel
Oct 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Community Grants)
Stirling Hotel
Oct 19, 2020
Board Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Oct 19, 2020
8:15 PM – 9:30 PM
Movie Night
Wallis Theatre
Oct 23, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Wine Bottling (& Pizza Lunch!)
Oct 25, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Oct 26, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Movie Night for Polio Plus
Oct 31, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Club Meeting (Committees)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 02, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bonfire Night (Bickles Road)
Bickles Road
Nov 09, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sculpture for Interiors and Gardens
Stangate House
Nov 14, 2020 2:30 PM –
Nov 22, 2020 3:30 PM
Club Meeting (Community Grants)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 16, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Community Grants)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 23, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Nov 23, 2020
8:15 PM – 9:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susanne Marie
October 7
Grant Andrew
October 8
John Norris
October 23
Mark Ramsey
November 2
Ken Patterson
November 4
Robert Hill
November 18
Spouse Birthdays
Sally Fraser
October 5
Nick Ditter
Madeline Ditter
November 1
Join Date
Ken Jeffery
October 30, 2006
14 years
Colin Fraser
November 1, 1980
40 years
Grant Andrew
November 1, 1989
31 years
John Goslett
November 1, 1983
37 years

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