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GINNINDERRA ROTARY BULLETIN
PROGRAM for AUGUST
PROGRAM for AUGUST
Tuesday 2nd August Club Assembly on “The Year Ahead”
Friday 5th Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Tuesday 9th August Speaker TBA
Tuesday. 16th Third Tuesday with partners & friends Speaker : Gordon Ramsay “From Uniting Care to Assembly”. Wednesday 17th Lunchtime Melodies with St Francis Xavier College Tuesday. 23rd Aug. Riverview Project presentation. (TBC) Tuesday 30th Aug. Possible Admin meeting (TBA)
Lots of email news from Rod Jory in Vienna this month, including some comments regarding the quantity of emails received as per below:
“Can I add my bit about the round of emails we receive? Sure it is good to keep up but there are some things which just are not of any value. Perhaps you could encourage members to think before they press the "everyone" button.
There are so many emails which go to everyone which simply say "John (Scarano), I will not be coming on Tuesday".
An email from the other John (Inglis) to everyone saying "We need another volunteer for Bunnings on Friday" is fine but not one back from an individual (lots of them) to everyone saying "Sorry, I can't help."”
So as a suggestion –
A plea about email protocol. Please respond to emails by using “Reply” not “Reply all”
And from Margaret Maroney in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada: I have been here now for 7 weeks at Sylvan Lake Alberta with my son and his wife enjoying their beautiful Canadian summer. I attended Rotary Club of Red Deer East District 5360 this week for their lunch time meeting, was made feel welcome by members of the Club, and signed their Guest Book.( good Idea ). We all enjoyed a smorgasbord lunch. It was very interesting to see the way they conduct their meeting. The Podium was where each speaker stood. The Canadian National Anthem was sung by all to open the meeting. All guests were welcomed individually; 10 Rotarians from India , and myself. . with all names read from the guest book. ( good idea ). Business of the day followed. Then there were “Happy Buck” fines,( Happy stories) “50 - 50 draw”, ( Club fundraiser ) “One only fine of the day”. ( all members paid up).The five couples from India presented a very informative talk about their home country. They are on a Rotary Friendship Exchange.
I may stay here till the Fall in Sept/Oct. It’s too nice to go home yet
We look forward to lots more from Margaret when she (finally) returns to Canberra
12th July Meeting: Our first Restaurant Night for the new Rotary Year (and winter) was a very friendly gathering at Wok N Sizzle with 15 people attending And it was good to welcome Ken Hogan back (with his puns) after so long away and to meet Rizsa and husband Dave as potential new member/s
Lunchtime Melodies on 13th July was an enjoyable concert with a smaller audience. Our smallest Lunchtime Melodies in the two years it has been running: with audience of 24, Sing Australia Belconnen choir of 24 and 4 Rotarians = 52 attended. The snow overnight and -1C to +6C temperature range plus the loss of two RSL LifeCare groups due to transport difficulties, helps to explain the low attendance.
19th July meeting: with guest speakers from Cooking Circles a fledgling organisation in Canberra and Timor Leste with a vision of “Women creating connections and communities through cooking and sharing food”. Their aims of empowerment, communication, support and reducing social isolation for women in Timor is inspiring and similar, in many ways, to the founding of the Men’s Shed movement in Australia. They are especially grateful for our support and donation (of $500). VP Pauline will maintain contact with this group.
The District Governor’s Visit & Chris Kimball’s Farewell on 26th July Meeting was an outstanding event. DG Steve informed and inspired with news of the work of the Rotary Foundation and of polio eradication progress, support being provided to clubs, flexibility in club membership & meetings, and the significant roles Ginninderra members have carried out locally and in the District. Chris Kimball was full of praise for Rotary’s involvement in initiating the Southcare Emergency Service (two former Belconnen Club members) and the continuing support of many Rotary clubs throughout ACT &.southern NSW. A wonderful communicator and story-teller of life in Canberra.
ROTARY DISTRICT & WIDER:
Since the Ginninderra Rotary UPDATE email of 14th July, additional notices have been received about:
The District 9710 Club Development Seminar on Saturday 6th August at Raiders Belconnen has been cancelled.
Global Grants Scholarship The District is seeking to support an individual who wishes to commence in 2017 graduate-level study overseas in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus, namely: Basic education and literacy Disease prevention and treatment Economic and community development Maternal and child health Peace and conflict prevention/resolution Water and sanitation. The scholarship is in the amount of US$30,000 and is open to non-Rotarians, preferably who reside, work or study in our district. Please direct potential applicants to district website – www.rotaryd9710.org.au or contact Hiada Passos at email@example.com. Applications close 30 Sept. 2016.
Woden Rotary Club’s Charity Race Night on Saturday 20th August 5:30pm at Irish Club, Weston @ $25pp.
RC Canberra City’s Antiques Fair Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August at Albert Hall, Yarralumla
Our PP Sandra Mahlberg is looking for a sponsor club and host family for a ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) 21 month old girl and mother from Timor Leste firstname.lastname@example.org …..
If you require any more information or details on any of these matters, please email Secretary Barry or President Peter (during Barry’s absence until mid-August)