The Key – 11th August 2014

Next Monday

Next Monday 11 August – Disability Support Services in the ACT.
PP Kiri Tennent will be speaking about the work of Just Better Care, and her
own role as a facilitator. At a time when support for our disabled is a major
focus of public policy we are fortunate to have a member closely involved.
Members may wish to invite friends with an interest in this field.

Last week

Last Monday – Social Ten-pin Bowling, with UC Rotaract

Sandra organized for our two clubs to have a joint night at the Belconnen Bowling Alley. We had Kiri, Jaxon, Darci, Emma, Christian, Sandra and Ian and UC Rotaractors had Sandi, Jen,Nick, Erinn, Francis, Emma, Josh and Mich. Techniques were variously described as being tentative, bold, erratic, injurious and plainly aggressive and questions were raised by the use by some of lane guards that prevented gutter balls entirely.

Despite earth shuddering impacts on the lane surface at times (a Richter Scale reading anybody?) patterns began to emerge and it became clear that the ranks of the Rotaractors included a very practiced hand at this sport and Josh (UC) was awarded the prize as best player.

It seems unlikely that any permanent damage has been done to the bowling
lanes or to the backs of Sandra or Ian and the whole night was very successful – well done Sandra!

Rotary Foundation News – New options for District Grants

News recently came through that the guidelines for District Grants had been expanded to include further options – some quite relevant to our own club. Most recently, the eligibility guidelines for district grants were expanded.

District grants can now fund youth programs (including Youth Exchange, RYLA, Rotaract, and Interact), construction (including low-cost shelters), travel for staff of cooperating organizations, scholar orientation seminars, grant management seminars, and activities primarily implemented by an organization other than Rotary.

See the current version of grant terms and conditions on the RI website (via the Member Access log on), which includes these changes.

Pres Ian

A request from Member Sandra for sponsorship

Plan International Australia was founded in 1937 to protect children from war.
Since then it’s grown into one of the world’s largest children’s development
organisations, reaching more than 56 million children.

As part of the fundraising effort, Sandra is setting off in a few weeks to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and her goal is to raise $1,500 to help continue the important work and would really appreciate help by sponsoring through her Supporter page

Sandra says it would also be great if you could spread the word about what she doing by sharing the link above with friends and family. The more people that know, the more money they can raise!

Sandra thanks those who have already donated and thanks others in advance for their generosity – it means a lot!