Club News
4 September, 2020
Address to club on August 31st 2020
I would like to let you all know that Neil Wickens has found it necessary to apply for and has been granted leave until the end of September 2020, at which stage he has resigned as President of the Rotary Club of Stirling. He will of course be welcomed back in October as a full member of our club.
In the absence of someone to take on this position right now, this is how it will proceed from tonight until another more permanent arrangement is made. Our President Elect Stephen and President Nominee Malcolm will of course be ready to step in to their positions at the appropriate times but are unable to do so this year.
I am, as Immediate PP, chairing tonight’s meeting.  Because of my considerable commitments at District level, I cannot commit to every week (in fact I leave early tomorrow for a house sit at McLaren Vale where I will be working on and in my own business as well)
John Osborne, as a Past President and as a past Assistant Governor, will chair the meeting next week for committee meetings.
On 14th Sept, I will chair for the District Governor David Jones’ visit and the board meeting immediately prior at 5pm.
Please let us have a great crowd with partners too on that evening.  David’s delightful wife Lyn will also give a short presentation with some goodies to hand out.
PDG Dick Wilson will be chair at the Stirling Hospital Visit.
We will have past Presidents as chair at other meetings so PLEASE offer your services for a week or a block.
Dan will continue to do the weekly newsletter so let him know if you have any photos or information regarding anything Rotary he can put in. 
Mark 19th September in your diary NOW if you have not already done so, to attend the Zone 8 conference followed by lunch at PDG Dick and Liz’s home.  More details later.
John Osborne is happy to field any queries and offers for temporary Presidents or call me.
Our board are all strong and committed to their roles and we will continue as normal and I would like to thank all club members who are contributing in any way to our wonderful club.
I trust you will understand and continue with strong attendance and be firm in your mind on why you joined Rotary and continue to support this organisation.  I am proud for one to be a Rotarian.  Thank you.
Susanne Marie
Rotary Club of Stirling
Immediate Past President
District 9510
Deputy Governor -Areas
0418 845 119

Henry Muradzikwa

What entertaining and informative speakers we had on Monday night!  A familiar face to many who may have visited Zambezi Crafts in Hahndorf or his stall at the Stirling Market, Henry Muradzikwa had an incredible story to tell about hardship and loss overcome, to successfully establish himself in Australia.  Accompanied on Monday by his partner in business and in life, Lia, and their son Nasha, Henry's inherently optimistic and enthusiastic outlook on life was on full display. 
     Henry and Lia made a compelling case for ethical sourcing in support of fair trade
An important feature of their business is the commitment to the ethical sourcing of craft items from Africa.  All pieces are hand made by village craftsmen and women from recycled material and all items are paid for on the spot in cash.  
IPP Susanne admiring beautiful recycled scrap metal sculptures with Nasha, Henry and Lia 
Visit Zambezi Crafts at 20 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf, opposite Otto's Bakery, to really appreciate what he has achieved and continues to do to support micro businesses in Africa.
Upcoming Events
Regular Club Meeting (Committees)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 07, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board to meet with DG David Jones (5:00pm)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 14, 2020 5:00 PM –
Sep 21, 2020 6:30 PM
Regular meeting to host DG David Jones (Partners)
Stirling Hotel
Sep 14, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Virtual Zone 8 Conference and BBQ lunch
Bickles Road, Summertown
Sep 19, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Virtual Zone 8 Conference and BBQ Lunch
Bickles Road, Summertown
Sep 20, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
No Meeting due to Zone 8 Conference
Sep 21, 2020
Stirling Hospital Dinner
Stirling Hospital
Sep 28, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Colin Fraser
September 8
Stephen Blacketer
September 14
Neil Wickens
September 15
Robert Koehne
September 17
Michelle Lesiw
September 18
Spouse Birthdays
Jane Horton
September 25
Join Date
John Stoddard
September 13, 1974
46 years

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