The Rotary Club of Stirling was, this month, thanked by ShelterBox for its ongoing financial support.
In 2018, we provided shelter to 42,000 families (210,000 people) fleeing natural disaster (4 tropical cyclones, 2 earthquakes, 2 floods, a drought and a volcano) and in 8 conflict zones .
Well done all!
Recognition Dan Edmonds 2019-08-01 14:30:00Z 0
Firstly I have to thank the Stirling Ladies Probus committee for asking me to attend the above function with my daughter, a substitute at the last minute, because my husband had spent the day in the Mt Barker Hospital emergency section with severe chest pain.
The evening was so very enjoyable. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the president elect Susanne Marie. Table 6 was our allocated table where three rotary couples were the most gracious of hosts and included us in conversation and made sure we were looked after the whole evening.
The three course meal could only be described as 10/10 for taste, choice and quantity.
The, Toast to Rotary International and the Response, to the Toast, both included history of, and current activities undertaken by Rotary Clubs. Since its foundation in 1905, Rotary has been involved in lots of local and international projects. These include, growing economies, providing safe water supplies, Rotary exchanges, Polio Plus a project seeking to rid the world of Polio. So far Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
There are only six countries in the World that do not have a Rotary club.
Fellowship is one of the Basic Tenets of Rotary, the organization that connects the
Gloria Trott
Gloria Trott with the new President of the Rotary Club of Stirling, Susanne Marie
Look what Gloria Trott said about Changeover!  Susanne Marie 2019-07-25 14:30:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2019
On  Friday, 28 June, District Governor Elect, Tim Klar and President Greg Russell, inducted our new President, Susanne Marie, at the annual Changeover Dinner held at the Mt Osmond Golf Club.  Susanne has distinguished herself over the years though her substantial engagement with the community and her previous club roles in leadership positions, including that of President. A very popular appointment.
To witness President Susanne's elevation her family joined us for the very special occasion.  L to R they are son, Andrew, sister Moira, Susanne with her Chain of Office, and sons David and Shaun
Susanne then, in turn, introduced the members of the 2019-20 Board of Directors.
Pictured above (L-R),  Dan Edmonds, Secretary; Pauline Annear, Treasurer and Director-Community Service; Susanne Marie, President; John Osborne, Director-Club Administration; Robert Koehne, Director-International and Vocational and Greg Russell, Immediate Past President.  Veronica Forsayeth, Director-Youth and Vocational was overseas and unable to attend.
In front of a hundred members, partners, guests and friends, to enthusiastic acclaim, a prestigious and widely respected Paul Harris Fellowship, was awarded to Pauline Annear and to Neil Wickens.  Examples both of living our creed, "Service Beyond Self!".
Meet the New Executive Team! Dan Edmonds 2019-07-03 14:30:00Z 0

Vocational Visit to SA Sawdust Sales

In its continuing program of club vocational visits and support to local businesses, members were hosted by Grant and Lea Andrew at their impressive premises. 
There is, apparently, great demand for sawdust used by chicken farmers.  When ready to be refreshed in a week or two, it is collected and becomes the major input for the production of pellets.  Sawdust is also terrific for mulch and pathways.
This machine is the only one of its type in Australia
Vocational Visit to SA Sawdust Sales Dan Edmonds 2019-03-02 13:30:00Z 0

Shelterbox tent on display at WOMADelaide!

Join us at WOMAD this weekend (Friday, 9 March to Monday, 11 March, 2019) to learn more about Shelterbox.
On display will be a tent capable of sheltering up to 10 people and all the bedding, tools, pots, pans, eating utensils, solar lighting and water purification which accompanies it to keep families together, safe and secure following disaster.
Shelterbox to exhibit at WOMADelaide  Dan Edmonds 2019-03-02 13:30:00Z 0
Starting as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in year 2000 – ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the 100 year history of the organisation.

ShelterBox is an organisation that instantly responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid.

Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value.

Shelterbox Dan 2019-03-01 13:30:00Z 0



The Stirling, Mt. Barker and Murray Bridge clubs raised $22,000 which enabled them to win a Rotary District Global Grant of a further $42,000 to finance a water and sanitation project in Timor-Leste.
The project involved the rehabilitation and expansion of an existing water system in a mountain community south of Dili, the capital, and improving the water supply and sanitation facilities in three local schools. Members of the three sponsoring clubs have just returned from a monitoring visit to report that the project is well underway and on track.
Water and sanitation in Timor-Leste Robert Koehne 2019-01-23 13:30:00Z 0

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.

Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

Polio mainly affects children under 5 years old
There is no cure, but it is preventable with a vaccine
Only three countries remain endemic
We have reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988
Until polio is completely eradicated forever, every child is at risk!
How close are we? 
End Polio Now! Dan Edmonds 2019-01-04 13:30:00Z 0