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
Next Meeting Tuesday 14 April 2015
Raiders Club West Belconnen – 6pm for 6.30
This Week’s Speaker – David Shaw (another one) from The National Zoo.
Meeting 21 April – the guest speaker will be Ian Foster re Gallipoli
(Note that this is a partners’ evening.)
Meeting last Tuesday 7 April
Rod Jory talked about talking.  In his talk he said that the speaker should always speak clearly and mean what he says so that folks will get the meaning.  Rod talked about different types of talking.  He said um, err, like I said before, you know, like, you need to be clear about what you intend to say before you say it.  There is a need to engage the audience (Rod is a master of this).  His comments reminded the editor of a comment by a lecturer many years ago that: When either reading or listening to a lecture, young women spend 90% of their time concentrating on the topic and 10% of their time thinking about fashion.  Young men spend 10% of their time concentrating on the topic and 90% of their time thinking about sex.  Is this statistic relevant to Rotarians?
Lunch Time Melodies – Barry H’s Report.
Another successful Lunchtime Melodies held (Wed 8 April), thanks to the enthusiastic and charming Junior Choir from Kingsford Smith School.  By acclamation the audience voted to have them back again later in the year! We are most grateful to Principal Catherine LeBrun for providing this entertainment so early in the year – and at a very busy time in the school calendar. They are delighted with the donation from Rotary to purchase new shirts for the choir.
The Choir of about 45 children accompanied by six adult musicians and the sign language teacher, presented to an audience of around 65 – 70 folk, including North Belconnen Day Centre and Calparen (for the first time) - while St Andrews and RSL Lifestyle were absent this time. Good support from Clarrie, Gordon, David & Peter. A most enjoyable occasion.
Catherine will be addressing the Club Meeting on 5th May along with their two Citizenship Award students from last year.  Ginninderra is also sponsoring five students from KSS to RYPEN in May, so there is much to share in our relationship with KSS.
St Francis Xavier College have advised that for Lunchtime Melodies on 13th May:
The Choir, Advanced Vocal Group and SFX Dance Troupe will be performing.
We will call it the SFX Performing Arts Variety Performance
Advance notice: Planning Night for Rotary Club of Ginninderra 19 May
Come prepared to plan. 
Rod Jory’s Limerick
Our Rotary President Steve
A good one, or so we believe
If you talk for too long
He will bang on the gong
And quietly ask you to leave.
Pauline Hore is enjoying her OS travels.
She has forwarded a photo of lightrail in Scotland.
Information from around Rotary
Musings from the District Governor’s Newsletter
  • District Training Assembly 18-19 April Tumut
Former Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d), has accepted the position of Patron of ShelterBox Australia.
In accepting the position of Patron, Sir Angus said: “I am delighted to accept the offer to become Patron of ShelterBox Australia. Over the years I have been involved in many disaster and humanitarian relief operations. I am acutely aware of the need for the provision of shelter to those in need and ShelterBox brings lifesaving aid, hope and dignity to families made homeless by disasters worldwide, responding to earthquakes, fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, typhoons and areas of conflict. I look forward to working with the people of ShelterBox on current and future disasters.”
  • 2015 Rotary Success Conference and Youth Summit Hellenic Club, Canberra   5–6 September 2015.


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