Rotary Club of Ginninderra

Ginninderra - Sparkling like the stars

Chartered 30 June 1977

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Service Above Self

Tuesday evenings, 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
Raiders Club West Belconnen
Hardwick Crescent
Holt, ACT  2615
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Rotary Club of Ginninderra- Bulletin 160417
Next Meeting Tuesday 19 April
1800 for 1830 Raiders Club Belconnen
Meeting Last Week - Tuesday 12 April
President Pauline:
  • Welcomed 2 visitors, Dennis Puniar from RC Yass and Vic from Mackay West.
  • Reminded members of the importance of the next meeting 19 April- Anzac meeting with a presentation about AWAS, ie the Australian Women’s Army Service.  RC Hall is joining us for this meeting. This event has been previously advised. See details elsewhere on our website and below in this Bulletin. Our incoming District Governor, Steve Hill, has advised that he will be attending.
  • 26 April – no meeting.
  • 1 May – Assistance needed at BBQ at For Life function, with assistance from RC Canberra City.  Note that numerous members will be at the Rotary meeting at Berry and so will not be available to assist with this activity. Hence, please help if you can.
  • 3 May – Dinner at Annie’s Café – a soup night
  • 10 May – St John’s First Aid.
  • 17 May – TBA – possibly combined meeting with Men’s Shed.
  • 24 May – Combined meeting with Yass with a presentation from Clem Davis (well known to members) re Identification and Impacts of Climate Change in Yass-Canberra
  • 21 June – Change Over Dinner at Raiders Club with members and friends attending. (Why was President Pauline smiling when she advised this event?)
  • NYSF applications close 30 May.  If anyone knows any potential applicant, please advise them of the closing date.
  • Don’t forget the District Conference in Goulburn 27-30 October. (see below for details including happenings on 27 Oct)
  • Our colleagues, RC Belconnen, have advised that Trash & Treasure at Jamison will now be allowed to have stalls selling food and drink. This has been a long running issue that, hopefully, has now been resolved.
Sue L advised:
  • ANU Science and Technology Challenge is on Tues 28 June.  Given previous involvement in this great exercise, RC Ginninderra has been invited to provide the BBQ. This is an opportunity for the club to make some money while assisting a very worthwhile exercise.  More details in coming weeks.
Michael M advised:
  • On Monday 4 April, he had transported 3 members of Interact from KSS to Wee Jasper for an Interact Camp. They are to be collected and returned to Canberra on Friday 8 April by another member.
  • There could be 6 nominations for RYPEN from KSS.  Noting that RC Belconnen will probably take nominees from Canberra High School, the club will probably support all 6 nominations.
  • The photo album of the presentation night for Interact has been warmly received by members. 
Barry H advised:
  • Barry and Peter McA are to attend an event on Wed 11 April at Belconnen Community Services to be attended by Minister Yvette Berry.  The event is the opening of a service for disadvantaged youth aged 18-25 in West Belconnen.  Belconnen Community Services and the Riverview Group have been funded to conduct the service which will operate from Belconnen Town Centre and not West Belconnen.  (Peter McA and Barry attended the event and had productive discussions with Minister Berry and a number of other folks, including the Riverview Group.  We shall watch how this service develops with interest. More information to be provided at RC Ginninderra meetings).
  • Noted the importance of the meetings on 3rd Tuesday of each month which seeks to involve partners.  The meeting on 17 May will be about Karinya House, a wonderful service for mums and bubs in difficulties. 
The following is an edited summary by Barry H of Lunchtime Melodies on 11 April:
“Another successful Lunchtime Melodies held today (11 April) with the U3A Conchordia (with an ‘h’)* Choir providing a fun and friendly performance. The audience was down on previous events – due largely to a clash for one of our regular groups – but the mood was upbeat and the singing very good.
A choir of 21, audience of about 40 and with six hosts made a total of just under 70 attending. ‘Gold coin’ donations of $85 were received.
Special thanks to the four Rotarians and two partners (Betty & Edith) who hosted the event and to David Shaw who was Compere. Well done David!
So next month, on Wednesday 11th May Lunchtime Melodies will feature the Kingsford Smith School choirs, resplendent in their new KSS + Rotary vests.
  • Concordia Choir (without the ‘h’) based at Concordia College, Minnesota USA since 1920 has been performing nationally and internationally, and not to be confused with the local U3A Conchordia Choir that meets at Uniting Church in Kippax!
The notice below about ‘”Morning Melodies” on Saturday 30th April hosted by Rotary Club of Woden is interesting. (But we will be at District Assembly or the BBQ)
Thanks again Lunchtime Melodies Team.

Morning Melodies - Concert for MyHome in Canberra - 30 April

Building a safe, supportive and caring home for people with mental illness
Download flyer The concert will feature Ukulele Republic of Canberra, Franklyn B Paverty, Canberra City Salvation Army Band.  Saturday 30 April, IRISH CLUB, 6 Parkinson St Weston 11.30am till 1:30pm: Tickets $20 are available via the Woden Rotary Club website (home page) Donations are tax deductable.”
Remembering AWAS, unsung heroes of our great ANZAC tradition
Meeting Tues 19 April
In the lead up to ANZAC Day, we have arranged for representatives of the Australian War Memorial to speak at our meeting on Tues 19 April. Their topic will be “The Australian Women’s Army Service” (AWAS).  This part of our WWII history is often unknown and/or ignored.  Women were there when and where they were needed when Australia was threatened.  Let us honour their contribution at this special meeting, just before ANZAC.  For any monarchists out there, a piece of trivia, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, (the then Princess Elizabeth) served in the British equivalent of AWAS.
Rotary District 9710 Conference @ Goulburn 27-30 Oct 2016
As folks will be aware, our District Conference is on in Goulburn 27-30 Oct.  Our incoming District Governor, Steve Hill, invites us all to travel up the Federal Highway for the Conference in that northern suburb, Goulburn. 
Note that the conference will commence on Thursday evening 27th October with a Civic Reception being held by the Mayor of Goulburn where all conference attendees are welcome to attend.  This will be held at the Grace Millsom Centre at no cost to the attendees.
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