The Key 13 October 2014

On Monday night, 13th October, we welcome as Guest Speaker Pam Brown, a professional in the field of mental health, specialising in trauma. Given that it is Mental Health Week, we have asked Pam to speak about this important issue and have also formally invited Aurora Gungahlin. Many members will already know Pam, President Elect of Hall Club.

Last Monday night six of our members and our Assistant Governor, Graeme Kinraid, attended a joint meeting with Young, Aurora Gungahlin and Yass, hosted by the Yass Club. More than 60 members and friends enjoyed a terrific social night, catching up with old friends and making new ones. The four Club Presidents spoke briefly about their Club’s activities, which was enlightening and resulted in lots of discussion.IMG_0260

The idea for a joint meeting came as a result of the transfer earlier this year of our member, Emma, from the Young Club. So we have Emma to thank for bringing us all together. The photo shows Emma and her mother (to her right), enjoying the opportunity to catch up with friends from the Young Club.

On Monday night we need to finalise numbers for the Trivia Night, Monday 27th October, organised by the Rotary Club of Canberra Weston Creek. The cost is $10pp and money will be collected by Liz so that a table can be booked. This is a great opportunity to also bring along family & friends for a fun night for a good cause.

Important Dates for your Diary

World Polio Day enables Rotarians to highlight international efforts to eradicate Polio. The Rotary Club of Queanbeyan is organising a fund-raising dinner on

Wednesday 22 October, 2014, 6:30pm at Best Western Central Motel, Antill Street, Queanbeyan, $28 per person (tickets are strictly limited and need to be paid for by 14th October).

Payment can be via a cheque made out to “Rotary Club of Queanbeyan” or via Direct Deposit – BSB: 062593 Account number: 10027113 Ref – PDyourname (please send an email to to inform that you have made a bank transfer)

Contact: Natalie Jupe – 0419 161 974

Register now for the Combined Districts’ Conference:

“Our Youth, Our Future” 14-16 November at the National Convention Centre, Canberra City. Districts 9710 and 9675 are bringing together over 100 Rotary Clubs for this Conference.

Cost: $120 for Conference including lunch, morning & afternoon tea.

Dinner Friday night $60pp with Guest Speaker Brendan Nelson, plus dancing & entertainment by.local band Big Idea.

Dinner Saturday night $65pp. Be entertained by The Lisa Keen Trio and a cabaret performance by The Stilettos.

There are great Guest Speakers on Saturday and Sunday too, so check their details on the Conference Program and register for the Conference and dinners at:

Roster for Meeting Toasts

Meeting National Toast Rotary Toast
13 Oct Holly John
20 Oct Liz Emma
27 Oct
3 Nov Kiri Terry
10 Nov Bob Holly
17 Nov Emma Liz
24 Nov Sandra Kiri
1 Dec Holly Ian
8 Dec John Sandra
15 Dec Terry John

Club Calendar – Check the latest events and update your diary


October             Vocational Service Month. Speakers Program: Liz


Sun 12th Oct T&T (John & Ian)
Mon 13th Oct Guest Speaker: Pam Brown (Member of Hall Club) is a professional in the field of Mental Health, particularly trauma. Meeting in the Soccer Club Boardroom.
Sun 19th Oct Rotary table @ The G (Sandra & Emma)
Mon 20h Oct Meeting: Club Assembly/Board Meeting, Dining Room
Wed 22nd Oct Fund-raising dinner for Polio organised by the Rotary Club of Queanbeyan (details above)
Sat 25th Oct Well Station BBQ – Members have accepted the opportunity to provide a sausage sizzle in the morning. (Volunteers: Sandra, Liz, Ian, Bob)
Mon 27th Oct We are not meeting at the Soccer Club but instead enjoying a social night in Kambah: 7-9.45pm Trivia Night organised by the Rotary Club of Canberra Weston Creek (flyer attached).$10pp & funds to Youth projects. Dinner also available from 5.30pm

November             Rotary Foundation Month. Speakers Program: Emma


Mon 3rd Nov Vocational Night: Guest: Sue Kemp, Mustard Seed Pantry, Venue tbc.
Sun 9th Nov Trash & Treasure – (Ian plus one volunteer needed)
Mon 10th Nov Meeting: Guest Speaker, Mark Scarborough, MyGungahlin website
Fr-Su 14-16th District Conference Canberra Convention Centre
Mon 17th Nov Annual Meeting, Dining Room
Sun 23rd Nov BBQ Magnet Mart (Ian & more volunteers needed)
Mon 24th Nov Meeting: TBA
Sun 30th Nov Rotary Table @G (Volunteers: Ian and more needed)

December             Family Month. Speakers Program: Sandra


Mon 1st Dec Meeting: Christmas party
Sun 7th T&T (volunteers needed)
Mon 8th Dec Meeting: TBA
Mon 15th Dec Meeting: Club Assembly/Board Meeting, Dining Room
Mon 22nd Dec Meeting: Cancelled