To say that this year has been challenging is an understatement for us all.
December, January, February brought us the bushfires in which lives were lost, lives were changed and businesses and homes destroyed.
 
Just as we were hoping to get our lives back on track, March came and with it COVID19. With Rotary and other organizations and businesses, we had to find a new way to meet. Along came ZOOM and other online meeting platforms. Despite not being able to meet in person, Rotary has continued to do good in the world. 
Jerry Rotary and the whole Queanbeyan/Canberra community recently lost a dear friend Peter Bray. He was a catalyst for one of Jerra Rotary's major projects an Adult Change Table. This first one to be installed at Braidwood. Jerra Rotary's Robert Chilman has played an integral role in getting this project off the ground. 
In July a shade sail was installed at Waterfall Playground as well as park benches around the Jerrabomberra Community
 
Jerra Rotary is part of the Peace Pole Project which is part of the Australia Rotary Centenial Project
 
Other projects that have been happening in the background with the help of our current Rotary President John Talbot is the installation of hand sanitizing stations - one at the Queanbeyan Library, a debrillator will be installed at a community location in the near future. We are working on a joint project with Queanbeyan Rotary to refurbish Ernie Beaver Park in Queanbeyan, more bench seats to be installed.
 
So as you can see, even though we have not been able to meet in person, community projects have been going ahead. Jerra Rotary has been at work to do good in the community.
 
We have some good news -- this week will mark our first face to face meeting since March. While we are looking forward to this we all still need to keep in mind that COVID19 is still here. Remember to sanitize,  physically distance while social engaging