The Key 20 October 2014

On Monday night, 20th October, we will have a Club Assembly/Board meeting, to be held in the dining room of the Soccer Club.


Last Monday night we welcomed Pam Brown, a professional in the field of mental health, specialising in trauma.  Pam introduced her talk with a broad overview of mental health and gave us a good understanding of the functioning of the brain and then spoke passionately of her work in the area of Eye Movement Desensitization Re-processing Therapy (EMDR).  In recent years trauma specialists working in this area have had significant success with EMDR, particularly for the many people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  This therapy does not rely on medications, but instead uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements, which are understood to dampen the power of emotionally-charged memories of past traumatic events.  Research in this area arises from the known healing value of rapid eye movements during normal sleep.  Pam also holds a position with the EMDR Association.  Members had many, many questions on this fascinating form of therapy.

Photo shows members and visitors with Pam Brown (centre, back row)IMGP0099

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).  Member Sandra is attending.

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  
20 Oct  Holly 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

2015 Magnet Mart BBQ Dates:

Date Coordinator Volunteers
Sat 10th Jan
Sun 15th Feb
Sat 21st March
Sun 26th April
Sat 23rd May
Sun 28th June

CLUB DIARY – Check the latest events and update personal diaries

October Vocational Service Month.  Speakers Program: Liz
Sun 19th Oct Rotary table @ Gungahlin Village Shops (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 (coordinator), Liz, Jacqui, 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. Queries to Liz Friend.  Car pooling to be discussed – early departure for those having dinner & later departure for those not having dinner.
November Rotary Foundation Month.  Speakers Program: Emma
Mon 3rd Nov Vocational Night: Guest: Sue Kemp, Mustard Seed Pantry, Venue Soccer Club Boardroom.
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 @ Gungahlin Village Shops (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


The Key, is edited by Liz Friend,  Contributions from members are very welcome.  Please send them to me so they can be inserted on Wednesdays and edited on Thursdays, for distribution before the weekend.