Our sixth annual Trivia fund-raiser on 4th October again saw over $10,000 raised in support of our nominated charity.  This year our sponsored charity was Rise Above Canberra - https://riseabovecbr.org.au/, who provide tremendous financial and other support for those going through a cancer challenge and their families.  It was a poignant evening, with an early challenge for those who have not had a friend or family member affected by cancer asked to sit down - with not one of the 120 attendees sitting.  Our club also celebrated our member Bob Quiggin, who passed away from cancer this year, and used this as further motivation for raising funds on the night.
In an entertaining evening, our MC Andrea Ho kept the trivia activities moving and provided some great background in relation to some of the questions.  Andrea has hosted this event four times now, and says it helps to pay Rotary back for her wonderful year as a Rotary sponsored Exchange student in Japan in her younger days.  Thanks so much to Andrea for helping to make this another great event.
 
 
 
 
 
We are a small and motivated breakfast club with members drawn from a wide range of vocations. Our goal is to serve our local community with a strong focus on youth. Our two principle activities are the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) which is an event for high school students held annually at the Museum of Australian Democracy and DreamCricket, which provides opportunities for disabled primary school children to play cricket. We enjoy the friendship and fellowship associated with Rotary service.
 
Why not join us at Canberra Sunrise Rotary and help us improve our great community here in Canberra.  Drop an email to canberra.sunrise@gmail.com  We'd love to meet you.
 
Our Sundowners are encouraging us to Paint for Polio, with painting lessons provided, and $20 from each ticket going to Rotary's End Polio campaign. Join us, bring a friend and have some fun while developing your artistic side.  An experienced artist will take us through the process of creating out very own masterpieces. 

29th October from 7pm at the Lighthouse Pub, Belconnen
Tickets · $65 from https://events.humanitix.com.au/painting-for-polio
The Canberra Rotary Means Business group launched tonight, with over one hundred Rotarians and local business representatives taking a part in an active networking opportunity.  Plenty of business cards were swapped, with a broad range of intersecting areas of interest.  We heard a little about the great work of the Indigo Foundation - https://www.indigofoundation.org/, as well as some of the diverse community work being undertaken by the four Rotary Clubs and two Rotaract Clubs that are members of the group.  A type of speed dating service was tried and broke the ice between Rotarians and business guests.  I would not be surprised to see a number of Rotary-business relationships spawned from the evening.
 
Look out for our notices for the next event planned to be held on 21 November.
 
 
 
   
Over the period 7-10 September, ten international Peace Fellows, undertaking their Rotary peace and conflict resolution studies at the University of Queensland, visited Canberra.  During the visit, the Peace Fellows visited a number of Canberra institutions, including the War Memorial, the National Museum, the Australian Civil Military Centre and ANU.  The Peace Fellows all have different backgrounds and objectives from the studies, with the common aim of supporting peace processes in their region or area of speciality.
The Peace Fellows dinner on 9 September was a celebration of Rotary's support to this very significant initiative and of the drive and character of each of the Peace Fellows.  Each Peace Fellow spoke of their background and desires after completing their studies.  Several cited the visit to the Rotary Peace Bell on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin as one of the highlights of the visit - for more information on the Peace Bell see: https://www.canberrarotarypeacebell.org/
 
 
 
      
Another successful MUNA is behind us! Thanks to all the sponsoring Rotary Clubs and Districts, tireless counsellors and teachers, students and volunteers: and, of course, our major sponsor, the Australian National University.
 
 
 
 
Great to have members of the Afghanistan, Russian and Mexican Embassies join us at the MUNA celebration dinner on 17 August. Their support, and that of several other Embassies and High Commissions has been invaluable for our teams.  What an awesome experience!
 
 
  
The Club recently celebrated our 25th anniversary of providing service to the community, with a lunch at the Royal Canberra Golf Club.  This was a belated celebration, as the actual 25th anniversary was back in October last year.  However our initial planned celebration was rained out.  
 
A number of previous club members joined us in a casual celebration with a look back over some of our many service activities over the years.  Ainslie, one of our foundation members provided an interesting view of her memories and highlights.  
 
Congratulations Canberra Sunrise, and best wishes for the next 25 years!
 
 
 Please advise visitor attendance or member non-attendance to Helen Deutsch before 12.00 noon Tuesday every week
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Beth Woolley
Oct 24, 2019
End Polio Now
Club Assembly
Oct 31, 2019
James Holman
Nov 07, 2019
Work in indigenous communities NT
Roger Eichler
Nov 14, 2019
Trojans Trek - helping those who have served
Scott Saddler
Nov 21, 2019
Director, Arboretum
Garth Britton
Nov 28, 2019
Peace Fellows
RCCS AGM
Dec 05, 2019
 

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