Last Monday Night's Meeting

As a follow up to her club visit, Hayley Everuss invited members to view the Food Bank and learn more about programs conducted by The Hut.
                       It was THIS BIG!                                 A great turnout             
A mini grocery store has been established, staffed by 15 volunteers, open twice a week for those in need  At the moment there are 115 members who visit every week or two.  
Hayley with her 18 years in community development has been an welcome addition to the team at the Hut. In addition to the Food Bank, visitors have access to emergency financial support, low interest loans, and through its partners, mental and disability help.  The extensive community garden, afternoon teas and other programs also serve to engage with members of the community.
Sunset was a magic time to view the community gardens at their best.
Dinner which followed at the Aldgate Pump proved to be a terrific fraternal gathering and an opportunity to chat with members and partners.

Next Monday's Meeting

Greg Russell will entertain and inform us in a talk entitled "WW11 - 1941/42: The turning point - Barbarossa and Pearl Harbour."

We will also be joined by our Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) alumnus  Lucy Kopp and our nominee for NYSF Natalie Teasdale.
Grace Curran, who is being co-sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Mt Barker and Stirling, for the upcoming National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)  hopefully may also attend


Colin Fraser has two wine barrels available to sell for $50 each. (Full disclosure, sadly,, they are empty).
But wait!  There's MORE!
For the first purchasers, he has offered to cut them in half at no extra charge!
Get in early to grab this amazing bargain!

End Polio Now Will Soon take Centre Stage...

Here are a couple of little known facts.(A dime is a 10cent piece.)


Men Are Just Happy People 

(This needs no explanation - and is a fun read, no matter your gender.)
What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress - $5,000. Tux rental - $100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $10.99 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.  You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache... You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier!
NICKNAME  ·  If Laura, Kate, and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.   If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba, and Wild man.
EATING OUT  ·  When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their bill, outcome the pocket calculators.
MONEY.   A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs   .   A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale
BATHROOMS  ·  A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel .  The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.
ARGUMENTS  ·  A woman has the last word in any argument.   .Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
FUTURE  ·  A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.   A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
MARRIAGE  ·  A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.   A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
DRESSING UP  ·  A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.  ·  A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
NATURAL  ·  Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed  · Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
OFFSPRING  ·  Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears, and hopes and dreams.  ·  A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.  A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!, send this to the women who have a sense of humour…. and to the men who will enjoy reading it.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (Greg Russell)
Stirling Hotel
Oct 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Stirling Hotel
Oct 25, 2021
8:15 PM – 9:30 PM
Callington Show
Callington Showgrounds
Oct 31, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Club Meeting (Committees)
Stirling Hotel
Nov 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mt Barker
Nov 05, 2021
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susanne Marie
October 7
Grant Andrew
October 8
John Norris
October 23
Spouse Birthdays
Sally Fraser
October 5
Join Date
Ken Jeffery
October 30, 2006
15 years

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