The Key – 6 January 2014

This week’s meeting – it’s on!

Start searching for your Rotary pins as our first meeting for the year is on Monday 6 January. It will be a club assembly, incorporating a Club Board meeting after preliminary notices etc.

RAWCS & RABS – an interesting option for giving

Our most recent edition of the Rotary Down Under magazine also included an article (page 36) on a new giving option of members and friends of Rotary – The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society [RABS]. Some members who donate to the Rotary Foundation may have been concerned that they have limited influence over where those funds are directed. RABS has been established by Rotary Australia World Community Service [RAWCS] to provide individuals and clubs with a way to make donations which will be targeted within their own or nearby communities in Australia and yet still attract tax deductibility. Most recently it was used to process donations to the Blue Mountains bushfire appeals. A further interesting feature of this new facility is that it can also be used by individual clubs to fund their own projects, once they have registered that project with the RABS.

Noticed in the latest RDU Magazine

A9RC4CEClub-identified RI Convention shirts

The shirts are only $28 each and would be a great memento.  Check it out RDU’s promotion below.

Sydney Convention Polo Shirt Gold with bottle green Mini waffle with honey comb panels cross the shoulder and underarm,100% breezeway polyester, moisture management fabric, quick dry, breathable.

Be part of the sea of gold polo shirts with the Sydney host logo on the front right and YOUR club name on the front left – all inclusive of the price.  Men’s sizes from M to 5XL Ladies sizes from 8 to 16.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) – January 2014

Important date: Thursday 23rd January, NYSF dinner – please register immediately for the dinner as this is a Gungahlin Club event (Mon 20th Jan meeting is cancelled).

Rotarians play an important role in NYSF and our home hosting is always referred to fondly in valuations. Please register for home hosting by as soon as possible.

Please note the following and consider how you would like to be involved.

Session A

Dinner with NYSF students – 6pm, Thursday 9 January (optional for Gungahlin Club) Home Hosting – Sunday 12 January

Session C

Dinner with NYSF students – 6pm, Thursday 23 January (Gungahlin make-up meeting in lieu of Monday 20 January) – Home Hosting – Sunday 26 January

Registration: to and follow the prompts.  There will be no provision for cash payments on the night.

Queries/cancellations for NYSF:  Adam de Totth, Chairman, NYSF Committee or phone on 6288 1441.

Other important Rotary Dates for this year

Members are reminded to register early for these great opportunities;

  • District Assembly, Bega (3-4 May 2014)
  • Rotary Peace Scholars visit Canberra (preliminary date 3-6 May 2014)
  • Annual Rotary International Conference in Sydney (1-4 June 2014)