The Key 6 October 2014

Next week we are not meeting on Monday but instead going to Yass on Tuesday night, 7th October. This will be a social night (& dinner) with the Rotary Clubs of Yass, Young and Aurora Gungahlin.

Time: 7pm. Venue: Yass Soldiers Club, 86 Meehan Street, Yass.

Last Monday night, a small number of members met at the George Harcourt Inn for dinner. As it was a Public Holiday, this social night was arranged to suit those not heading out of town for a long weekend and/or school holidays. From all reports, it was an enjoyable evening. Members were also very pleased to welcome Sandra home and to hear about her recent trip.

A Message from Rotary International President, Gary C K Huang

(extract from Rotary on the Move) 

 “The more members we have, the more people we can help. A stronger membership base will result in stronger communities,” says Huang.

Huang also hopes his presidential theme, Light Up Rotary, will encourage members to brighten Rotary’s image to the public, which he believes in return will improve member recruitment and retention.

“Being a Rotarian has given me the opportunity to help those in need. As President, I can inspire our members to take advantage of the same opportunity and bring happiness in people’s lives.”

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
7 Oct (Tues) John Sandra
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 DIARY – Check the latest events and update personal diaries                                   October                                 Vocational Service Month. Speakers Program: Liz

Sat 4th Oct BBQ Magnet Mart (volunteers: 9.30am: Liz, Terry, Clare, Tim & Christian. Noon: Sandra, Ian and Bob)
Mon 6th Oct Public Holiday (see Tuesday 7th social night)
Tues 7th Oct 7pm. Joint Meeting (with Aurora, Yass & Young), Dinner at YassServices Club, 86 Meehan Street, Yass. Partner’s night.
Sun 12th Oct T&T (John, Ian, Emma)
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
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