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7th June 05 Rotaryannes get together 12 noon Nine Pines Restaurant 10th 11th 12th June 05 Waterways Antiques Fair 13th June 05 No meeting – Queen’s Birthday holiday 3rd July 05 DG Changeover luncheon Stanthorpe Date th 20 June 05 27th June 05 4th July 05 Function Bren Milsom – Your medicinesWhat’s on the label for me? Chairperson
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Volume 29 No. 43 6 th June, 2005
DG Changeover Leadership of District 9640 will pass from Margaret Hayes to John Tregurtha and the official changeover luncheon will be held in Stanthorpe on July 3rd. The venue will be the civic centre where those attending will gather at 11.30 am for the function beginning at 12.30pm. Cost will be $27.00 per head and local wines will be available for purchase with the lunch. RSVP by June 27th is requested.

Tonight’s Program Sandy Brill St Judes School Chairperson

Members Birthdays Rosemary Hawksley (9th June)

Last Meeting: 30th May 2005 Attendance: 14 Members present Visiting Rotarians : Guest of Rotarians: Club Guest: Guest Speaker: Make-up: Peter Bignell, Barry Kent (GCCC Rotary Park Meeting) Honorary Members: Apologies: Eric Appel, Peter Bignell, Peter Campbell,Peter Eldred, Don Fraser, John Innis, Barry Kent Heads & Tails: Raffle:

Anniversaries Allan & Betty Frearson ( 11 / 06)

Waterways Antiques Fair It is nearly on us and John Goulding advises that it is fully booked. Markout will be undertaken on Tuesday afternoon to allow partitions and electrical work to be installed on Wednesday. Tables and chairs will also be transported on Wednesday and exhibitors will set up on Thursday. Friday will require greatest input from Rotarians as few Rotaractors are available on that day. Alyson has a soup maker and Multiple benefits for a Song The club’s sponsorship of the her call for crock pots was answered by members but a call for Banana Blenders on their Mothers a baristor operator was unable to be Day performances has multiple fulfilled. beneficiaries. Firstly, the songsters A luncheon on Monday will are assisted with their fundraising, be attended by fourteen dealers and then, this year, the residents at RSL a number of members indicated Care and also St Andrews Lutheran their intention to join them at the Aged Care are entertained. There is also the satisfaction for members that Siromet Winery. Travel is yet to be this small effort is appreciated by the arranged. residents as indicated in the letters of Rotaryannes thanks received. This goes to show Don’t forget lunch that an undertaking does not have to tomorrow at Nine Pines, 12 noon. be huge to be effective.

School of St Jude Report

Some pupils at the School of St Jude. This advice on student progress was received from Gemma Sisia in Arusha, Tanzania. “Yesterday I had a visit from the Educational Rep from our area as he wanted to give me the MOCK EXAM results of our Grade 4 students. Just to give you some background info:  We started The School of St Jude early 2002. We now have over 500 students from Nursery to Grade 4 in primary.  Over the next 6 months we will continue to build more classrooms so that our current children can move onto 5th grade next year, 6th grade the year after and eventually all the way to the end of secondary school therefore our building and buying land projects will NEVER finish!  When children are in 4th grade in primary they have to do a government exam here in Tanzania... .if they fail the exam it is very difficult for the child to continue their schooling as they are

pretty much forced into the work force.  This year is the first year that we have had children in 4th grade and so this is the first year that our students in 4th grade will do the exam and since we want ALL the students to continue their schooling, it is a necessity that they all pass the government exams.  About a month ago our grade 4 students sat for a MOCK grade 4 exam … a practice I suppose for the real one at the end of the year. However this exam still has outside people running it and the supervisors are also from outside the school Yesterday I got the overall results for the 563 students from the approx 5 different schools in this area who sat for the exam. We had 27 students from The School of St Jude who sat for the exam. I was thrilled to read that the first 22 places went to students from the school of St Jude (this is great considering that we only had 27 kids do the test!!) . The 23rd place went to a young girl from Moshono Primary School but then 24thand 25th places again went to students from here. Our remaining 3 students were still in the top 10% of the total group. We are all really pleased with the results and so I just thought that I would copy the results for you to see as well. I only copied however the first page which has all but one of our students on it and then the last page which shows you how many children sat the exam. I just wanted to say thanks to you as its only thanks to people like you that we have been able to build the School of St Jude.

Dinner Apologies
To Not only have you been able to help get these children into school in the first place, but these children are top the area now!!!”

( By 12 noon on Mondays) Bill Walker Phone: 55305077 (H)

The Secret is Out! A 105 year old celebrating his 80th wedding anniversary has attributed his longevity and marriage success to saying a lot of “yes dear”. Check out this List
. Magician . Working Exhibits  Vintage Sawmill  Rope Making Fence Making  Tractor Display & Demo .4 Wheel Drive Demo  Demonstration Handicrafts  Gun Club  Country Music  Military Vehicles  Display & Working Stationary Steam  Vintage Trucks & cars  Push Bikes all working  Earth Moving Display  Antique Musical Instruments and Radios  Sheep Shearing Demo  Model Airplanes & Boats  Large Display of Antique Phones  Dexter Cattle Display  Wood Turning & Craft  Wool Spinning  Lace making  Alpaca Cattle  Scrap Book MakIng
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31st 2005`from 10.00 am to 3.00pm at 193 Rifle Range Road , Pimpama and it will cost you $7.00. Take exit 49 off the motorway. World Environment Day

Find something there that interests you? Well you may like to have a look at the South Coast Restoration Society’s Pioneer Rally and Craft Display. It is to be held on July 30th and

Local World Environment Day observations included “The Do” at Winders Park on the banks of Currumbin Creek. Organised by Gecko, four stages provided entertainment by artists with interesting sounding names whilst two other spaces provided a forum for speakers on environmental topics. Food stalls, mostly organic of course, organic health and beauty products and eco friendly developments, home equipment and garden aids all added interest to the overall theme. There were also plenty of “hands on” things for the younger generation. Kayak racing , separately staged on that part of the creek, showed that there’s plenty going on in the local area. Footprints, see right of picture, were featured and a good crowd left theirs at the site.


				
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