Club News
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23 April, 2020
Hi everyone!
My apologies for a bit of a pause in even our newsletters.   On a personal level I have needed to step back to focus on changing my way of running my business.  I am also in the process of  finding a new residence as no one seems to need house sitters right now.
Yes. they look cuddly but they are a bit naughty and inclined to stray...
...and doesn't Stirling look lovely this time of year. 
The only people in town seem to be photographers!
I am anxious to hear how everyone is going and was particularly delighted to learn this week that Tim Boon became an Australian citizen on Monday!  Welcome, Tim. A huge asset to Australia!
There is still much work going on behind the scenes.
After a practice run the week before, we held our official board meeting on 20th April using the free version of Zoom.  It was a very successful meeting that was relaxing and fun.  We also  successfully conducted our full agenda of business with ease; some with a glass of wine close by. The full board minutes will be on the club website in due course. 
Rotary has now adopted Zoom for use by all clubs and has negotiated a special discount for the professional licence which allows meetings with no limit to the duration, the number of meetings or any practical limit on the number of participants. 
At the board meeting, we resolved to pay the licence fee of $240 per year so that it can be used more widely within the club.
Some of you may have read of security issues with Zoom. The fact is that every similar widely used platforms have also have had such problems.  Zoom, though, was able to quickly remedy the situation.  Emailed invitations to join a Zoom meeting now include passwords and everyone first goes into a "waiting room" until the host recognises and admits them.  
Big News!!!!!    To that end we are going to have a club social, on line Zoom meeting

Next Monday at 5:00pm! 

Dan will send you the invitation and information about how to join the meeting in the next few days by email. We will start as per our usual meetings with a toast, a short hello from me,  short reports from your Directors and then the meeting will be open to all.  I will be seeking your opinions if you have ideas.   The meeting may be as short as 30 minutes but if everyone is going OK we can extend.
We intend to get guest speakers in future and work out whether to have weekly or biweekly meetings.  All from the comfort of your own home.  Have a glass or cup of your favourite drink.  It will be a pre-dinner meeting on Monday so you can eat after!!
Dan has been researching lots of news so please read it all (to follow) and stay healthy and well.  Hope to see a good crowd on Monday.  I managed to work out this platform so at least give it a go!!  I miss you all.
Susanne Marie   President
Anyone wearing ankle bracelets yet?  smiley
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Social Distancing in Practice

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Raffle Tickets

We will postpone the raffle until towards the end of the year; closer to the dates of the Sculpture Exhibition.
If you already have tickets feel free to continue to sell but no more tickets will be issued for a while. Thank you to all who got a jump start on this with personal contacts (almost 200 tickets have been sold) but we will hold off actively promoting the raffle until things settle down.

During isolation, keep your brains active!

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In the Year 50AC (After COVID)


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That make it easier?
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Upcoming Events
Online Regular Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Apr 27, 2020
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Regular Meeting TBA
Stirling Hotel
May 04, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regular Meeting TBA (Rtn Nic Kentish)
Stirling Hotel
May 11, 2020
Stirling Hospital Annual Dinner TBA
Stirling Hospital
May 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regular Meeting TBA (Mary Wing)
Stirling Hotel
May 25, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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John Osborne
April 11
John Stoddard
April 14
Ken Jeffery
April 18
Alan O'Donnell
April 24
Pauline Annear
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Socorro Wickens
April 10
Ken Jeffery
April 18
Pauline Annear
April 30
Malcolm Horton
Jane Horton
April 22
Join Date
Dick Wilson
April 1, 1986
34 years
David Hogan
April 3, 2017
3 years
Tim Boon
April 13, 2015
5 years
Stephen Blacketer
April 20, 2015
5 years

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