Welcome to the Rotary Club of Belconnen

On Wednesday 23 August we will not be meeting as usual at the Raiders Club as it is a vocational visit night.


Wednesday 30 September we will meet at 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM.


From the start of September 2017 we will have two different formats and times for our meetings. 

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6:45PM for 7:00PM - There will be a meal and a guest speaker on these evenings.  $22

2nd and 4th Wednesdays - 7:00PM for a Friendship meeting together with reports from our Directors.  $3 for tea and coffee.

Members may dine in the Bistro if they wish,

On the occasional 5th Wednesday we will hold a special social event.


The venue is the Raiders Club, 155 Hardwick Crescent, Holt ACT 2615, Australia.


Please Email the attendance officer with  inquiries and apology notifications.

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Do you know of any other Community projects that Rotary could help with?  We'd love to hear from you.  Drop an email to communityservice@belconnenrotary.org.au
Or, why not join us at Belconnen Rotary and help us improve our great community here in Belconnen.  Drop an email to membership@belconnenrotary.org.au   We'd love to meet you.
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On 1 August Linda and Len attended the launching of a book in honour of Prof. Brij Vilash Lal AM at the Menzies Library ANU. The book is entitled “Bearing Witness” and comprises some 17 essays by prominent academics, his colleagues and students honouring his work. The date was exactly 40 years since he first joined the ANU.

This rare academic honour, called a Festschrift, illustrates Brij’s international standing as historian and scholar. Indeed, contributors to the 333 pages of the volume were drawn from around the world and each essay illustrates the eminence Brij has achieved.

His life journey from extremely humble beginnings in Fiji as the grandson of an indentured Indian labourer is traced and examined.

The Rotary Club of Belconnen has been fortunate to have had him as a member and he values highly the friendship of Club members who welcomed Padma and himself.

The photos are of Brij with Michael Wesley, Dean of College of Asia and the Pacific, and of Brij with Doug Munro and Jack Corbett, editors of the book “Bearing Witness”.

Karinya House was initially the vision of a small group of people in the Canberra community, who wanted to do something practical to support pregnant and parenting women, especially those who were without appropriate accommodation and support.  With the help of the ACT Government Karinya House has operated from two houses in Belconnen and is now building a new purpose built facility, also in Belconnen. With the generous support of the ACT Government and many local businesses construction is well under way and the new Home for Karinya House will be completed mid 2016.

With funds raised by the Jamison Trash and Treasure Market the Rotary Club of Belconnen is “adopting” House D of the New Karinya.   House D is the largest residential accommodation building in the new Karinya. This is a two-storey building comprising four by two bedroom units, two Units on each floor.  Each Unit will house a woman and her baby, possibly with siblings (which we will be able to do in the new Facility).   These units are for independent living within the supported environment, whilst the women are waiting to transition to their new homes within the Community.

Belconnen Rotary will provide funding and practical assistance to fit out all the new block for the women and babies of Karinya! The Club will source some of the artwork and decorations through the Purple House project in Alice Springs that provides dialysis services in remote Aboriginal communities.  In addition, the Club will provide ongoing support for the requirements of House D over the next few years.  Karinya House has also been given significant support by Chadwick Designs, the Cloth and Paper Studio, and Sympatico Interiors.

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