It has been an inspiring week, hearing from a range of people whose studies are being supported by Rotary, through the Rotary Peace Fellows Program and also the Rotary Foundation Global Grants Scholarships.  Both programs equip people to make positive change in the world.
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  We'd love to meet you.
Rotary is Floriade's charity partner this year. Our club will be showing and telling what it means to be a Rotarian and in particular, a member of Canberra Sunrise at the Rotary marquee at Floriade all day on Sunday 16 September. We are located between Stage 88 and the Kangaroo Pond. Come along to learn how a little time can offer so much back to the community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Rotary's national Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) was conducted in the historic House of Representatives Chamber of the Old Parliament House, home to the Museum of Australian Democracy from 17-19 August. This was the 22nd consecutive MUNA event that the Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise has run on behalf of Rotary District 9710, with the aim of increasing international understanding and goodwill.  
Fifty-four Year 10 to 12 students from schools in Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania participated in the event.  Teams of two or three students made up 20 teams, each representing a country to debate six real-world United Nations resolutions over the weekend. 
The post event press release is available here: 
Assist our club to continue to support our local community through the purchase of an Entertainment Book.  20% of every Entertainment Book membership sold through us contributes to the ongoing work of the Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise.Funds raised will support the Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise’s projects, which focus on the needs of Canberra and regional youth, disadvantaged and those with special needs. Recent examples of those we have supported include DreamCricket (, Technical Aids for the Disabled ACT, YouthCARE Canberra ( and the Boundless all-abilities playground.
The 2018-19 Rotary year has begun and Canberra Sunrise members gathered for a lunch to celebrate club achievements over the past year and wish the clubs new leadership team well.

A great turnout of members, friends, families and guests helped us celebrate the installation of Simon Cullen as President for 2018-2019. Simon introduced his Board which is a great mix of new faces and experience.  Simon is supported by Vice President Jill Bailey, President Elect Lain Dare, Secretary Peter Hill, Treasurer Gaye Lindfield, Director Kayeleigh Green and Past President Rosemary Everett. We all wish Simon and his Board the very best for the 2018-2019 Rotary year.
Last weekend saw a small group of stalwart Sunrisers and Sundowners brave the cold to spend a few hours sorting items at St Vincent's warehouse in Mitchell.  Those involved learned of the huge stockpiles of clothing, furniture, cosmetics and all sorts of other items that come through the warehouse that are either on-sold or provided free of charge to clients in difficult circumstances.  It was time well spent, and great to able to provide hands on assistance to a an organisation providing a helping hand in our local community.
The annual Trivia Night fundraiser event was held on 1st June.  Once again the event was a great night of fun and trivia.  Over $12,500 was raised for DreamCricket on the night.
 Please advise visitor attendance or member non-attendance to Helen Deutsch before 12.00 noon Tuesday every week
Club Assembly
Sep 27, 2018
John & Yvonne Mercer
Oct 04, 2018
Personal Story of 9 years in Saudi Arabia
Garth Britton
Oct 18, 2018
MUNA and the future
John Gorman
Nov 08, 2018
Remembrance Day
AGM and Club Assembly
Nov 22, 2018
Kate Munari
Nov 29, 2018
Flying with Commando Helicopter Force, UK
Christmas Meeting
Dec 13, 2018

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