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.
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 email@example.com 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: http://www.rotaryd9710.org.au/2014-district-conference/registration.html
Roster for Meeting Toasts:
|Meeting||National Toast||Rotary Toast|
2015 Magnet Mart BBQ Dates:
|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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.