Small Acreage Field Days Postponed!

 

SMALL ACREAGE FIELD DAYS POSTPONED

 
 
A Government directive called for the cancellation of gatherings of more than 500 people to minimise the impact of the declared COVID-19 pandemic. In light of that, the Rotary Club of Stirling has reluctantly postponed the Small Acreage Field Days planned for Echunga in early April.
 
The Event Chair, Greg Russell, has stressed, though, that this is a postponement and not a cancellation, and planning will continue with a view to holding the Field Days next year once this health emergency is over.
 
Greg has thanked, in particular, all the exhibitors and sponsors who supported Rotary for this inaugural event. He noted that there were a huge number of other community organisations and bodies which had also put in a great deal of effort to ensure success. 
 
This is not an exhaustive list of such groups, but it does include,
  • the Echunga Recreational Grounds Committee,
  • the Weekender Herald,
  • Hills Radio,
  • 5MU,
  • the Mount Barker Council
  • the Adelaide Hills Council,
  • the CFS Echunga,
  • Josh Teague, Member for Heysen,
  • MaxArt (Terry and Jill McMahon)
  • many other Echunga sports and community groups
 and, of course, our principal sponsors,
  • Bank SA,
  • Regional Development Australia, and
  • Coopers Rural and Farm Supplies. 
This is certainly a blow to our club, he said, but there are many other people, companies and charitable organisations in the same, or worse, situations,
and our focus over the next few weeks and months has to be on looking after each other and keeping ourselves and others safe.
 
Finally, He wished to thank the broader community in the Hills which has supported Rotary and our projects over the past 45 years
and sincerely hoped that will continue well into the future in spite of this serious, but temporary setback.
 
See you next year!
 
Contact: Greg Russell
                Event Chair
                0427 707 733
                grerussell@yahoo.com
Small Acreage Field Days Postponed! Dan Edmonds 2020-03-15 13:30:00Z 0

Sculpture Exhibition

Sculpture for Interiors and Gardens IV - New Dates

The Rotary Club of Stirling is delighted to announce that the Sculpture for Interiors and Gardens IV exhibition, which was originally scheduled for late April, has now been re-scheduled for November.  It was to be held at Stangate House, Aldgate, in late April but had to be postponed due to the current restrictions on public gatherings.
 
The organisers, though, have been working closely with the National Trust of South Australia since then, to secure alternate dates.  
 
The National Trust has kindly now offered to host this major event from

9 to 22 November, 2020

This is an exciting development and a welcome boost to the many sculptors who had been hoping to exhibit more than a hundred pieces this year.
 
Planning will now continue unabated, focused on the new dates to ensure a very special event.
 
The Curator, Tim Boon, thanked the National Trust of South Australia for their ongoing support and for the effort expended in making alternative dates available later this year. He also thanked the major sponsor, Tapanappa wines, for their equally unwavering support.
 
He hoped the community would be ready by then to join us in November to celebrate so many talented sculptors and to see their wonderful works displayed so well in the beautiful, heritage-listed Stangate House and Camelia Gardens.

Raffle Ticket Sales Extended

The annual fundraising raffle, an important element of Sculpture for Interiors and Gardens IV, has been extended and the draw for the beautiful 43cm x 54cm painting, Petrel Cove by Carla Blair, will now be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, 22 November, 2020. 
 
                               
 
The Rotary Club of Stirling apologises for the unfortunate delay caused by the current restrictions on social distancing.
 
 
Contact: Tim Boon and Jan Lyon
                Curators
                0455 594 560
                tamboon68@gmail.com
Sculpture Exhibition Dan Edmonds 2020-01-29 13:30:00Z 0

An evening at the Uraidla Hotel

A Lovely Evening at the Uraidla Hotel!

Our recent vocational visit to the Uraidla Hotel, Brewery and Bakery was a great successs.  It was organised by Colin Fraser and Robert Koehne to hear from Colin’s daughter, Julie Peter, speaking of her journey in transforming the Crafers Hotel, the Uraidla Hotel and soon to do same for the Nairne Hotel. 
 
                 
 
  
 
      
 
It is wonderful that Julie and Ed Peter have such a strong and clear vision from which our Adelaide Hills have greatly benefitted. It was fascinating to hear Julie’s story and her proud mother and father’s faces as she told it!
 
                             
         Rotarian Colin Fraser with his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter!
               L-R: Colin, Coco and Julie Henry, Sally Fraser and Ed Peter
An evening at the Uraidla Hotel Dan Edmonds 2020-01-29 13:30:00Z 0

Welcome Nick Ditter!

A warm welcome to Nick Ditter!

Nick Ditter of Crafers was inducted into the Rotary Club of Stirling on 20 February.during a vocational visit to the Uraidla Bakery, Brewery and Bakery.
 
             
 
He was appointed to the Youth Committee,with Owen Bevan nominated as his mentor. 
 
Nick also has an important District role in supporting the seven day long, Rotary Youth Leadership Award residential program.
 
Welcome Nick! A welcome addition to the club!
 
And good luck with the work you will be doing for RYLA and Youth in the District.
Welcome Nick Ditter! Dan Edmonds 2020-01-29 13:30:00Z 0

Community Grants 2020

Community Grants 2020

 
For information about the Rotary Club of Stirling Community Grant Scheme for 2020 and an application form, click HERE
Community Grants 2020 Dan Edmonds 2019-11-07 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Celebrates 45 years of service to the community

45 Years of Service to the Community!

 
What a wonderful celebration it was when we hosted current and past members to a special anniversary party on the 10th of September.
 
There was quite a buzz in the room as old friends and partners renewed old acquaintances and reminisced about some of the many of the clubs achievements and milestones over nearly half a century.
 
Two charter members were able to attend and it was great to hear from Past President Peter Frazer who was a founding member.  Also present was John Stoddard, one of the stalwart, continuing members of the club he helped create back in 1974.
 
                          
Peter Frazer shared memories of the early days and John Norris was our amiable MC                            
 
Among those who also shared anecdotes were:
 
          
                        Ian Cogdell                               and David Wotton.

I was pleased that Barry Klose, the only remaining Charter member of RC of Onkaparinga, his wife Bronwen and Past Predident Keith Broderick were present to share memories of when Stirling sponsored their club in 1978. 
                         
                          Barry and Bronwen Klose and Keith Broderick
 
President Russell Camens and Kevin Wilson of the Onkaparing club and Past President Shiralee Judge of Mt Barker represented the club who sponsored us in 1974.
 
Our other closest neighbouring club, Blakiston, was represented by President John Rowley.
 
The specially commissioned anniversary cake reflected the colours in the current Rotary Theme of “Rotary connects the world”.  Sue from Azure De Lis Cakes in Mount Barker took the vibrant colours from the Logo to present a very attractive cake which was white chocolate and fresh raspberry filling.
 
Our two Charter members , John Stoddard and Peter Frazer, ably assisted by President Susanne Marie, cut the cake after a rousing Happy Birthday was sung.
 
    
 
Rotary Celebrates 45 years of service to the community Dan Edmonds 2019-09-18 14:30:00Z 0

Join us in Mildura for the District 9520 District Conference

 
 
                                                          
                                                              
                          
 
 
Join us in Mildura for the District 9520 District Conference Dan Edmonds 2019-08-28 14:30:00Z 0