Last Monday's Meeting

On Monday we heard from PDG Barbara Wheatcroft who spoke about Australian Rotary Health which is funded by Rotary Clubs across the country.  It is one of the largest non-governmental charities supporting mental health research.  While mental health is a major focus, ARH also sponsors general Health research as well as offering Indigenous health, rural medicine and nursing scholarships.  
AHR this year celebrated its 40th anniversary and has to date contributed $33 million to research and study. Most clubs host an annual “Hat Day” to remind all to seek and receive support and not to “keep it under your hat”.  
We learned that more than four million Australians are affected by mental illness every year, while almost half of us will be affected in our lifetime.
President Stephen and Club Service Director John Osborne thank PDG Barbara Wheatcroft
with a 750ml dose of our very special  COVID-19 vaccine.

Next Meeting

On Monday we will continue the important work started two weeks ago to develop priorities and an action plan to guide us throughout 2021-22.
Please put some quality thought into YOUR ideas about how to move the club forward and how we can "Serve to Change Lives."  


Haiti had not even yet, 12 years later, fully recovered from the massive 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and was also now struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, gang violence, worsening poverty and political uncertainty following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse when the quake struck Saturday.
ShelterBox has joined with the UNHCR, Rotary District 7020 and other NGOs in a huge rescue mission. Already a ShelterBox Response Team is on the ground and tents, ShelterKits and disaster relief items are on the way.
Now would be a good time to give generously to ShelterBox at
As always , donations are fully tax deductible and every dollar raised goes directly to benefit those in need,  

2021 Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands (Zone 8) Virtual Conference

Zone 8 has put together a terrific line up of speakers for this virtual event held over two days .  The program features 2 hours of plenary sessions from 11:30 to 1:30 followed, on Saturday only, by multiple breakout sessions of one hour.
At $25 for registration, here is no excuse for not attending this important Rotary fixture.  Click on the image for more information and to register.

Secrets and Hidden Meanings of Logos

Ever wondered why the apple has a bite out of it?  
In fact, without the bite, the logo looked like a cherry so an apple for a logo was discarded until someone suggested the bite.  Genius!  
Guess that's why the telecommunications company Orange decided their logo could not be an orange either in case it was mistaken for the sun!! 
How about Amazon?
Doesn't the arrow mean they deliver quickly to you?  
Nope.  Look carefully where the arrow starts and ends.  The deliberate hidden message is that they stock everything from A to Z!

Bunnings NZ Television Ad

While on the subject of advertising, how's this for a creative spoof ad from Bunnings? Click HERE
Upcoming Events
Club Planning Night (Part 2)
Stirling Hotel
Aug 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ROMAC Luncheon
Adelaide Pavilion
Aug 29, 2021
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Vocational Visit (Stirling CFS)
Stirling CFS
Aug 30, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Committees)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Charter Night (Dr Ann Herraman) - partners welcome
Stirling Hotel
Sep 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Club Meeting (Simon Jones)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board meeting
Stirling Hotel
Sep 20, 2021
8:15 PM – 9:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Reid
August 8
David Wing
August 12
Malcolm Horton
August 12
Join Date
Malcolm Horton
August 5, 2019
2 years
Michelle Lesiw
August 5, 2019
2 years
Susanne Marie
August 9, 2010
11 years
Robert Koehne
August 28, 2006
15 years

The Four Way Test
Of all the things we think, say and do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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