The Key, Mon 3rd November 2014

Next Monday we will meet at the Soccer Club for the 2014 Gungahlin Rotary Vocational Awards.

To Rotarians, Vocational Service is one of our foundation stones and we focus on:

  • Adhering to and promoting the highest ethical standards in all occupations
  • Recognising the value of all useful occupations,
  • Contributing one’s vocational talents to meeting the needs of the community

October is the month when Rotary clubs are asked to focus on the vocational avenue of service and in the past couple of years we have recognised the contributions of a teacher, a dentist and an automotive technician.

Members, partners & guests enjoyed the company of other Rotarians to raise funds for youth programs

In 2014 Club members have again submitted the names of members of the community to whom recognition should be accorded and as October draws to a close, we will celebrate and recognise two local residents who have contributed their vocational skills to the significant betterment of their community.  Beth Peters, Partnership Broker for the ACT Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will present the awards.
Last Monday night, members joined other Rotarians for a Trivia Night, in Kambah.

Great minds at work!
It was a team effort to find answers for all those tricky questions but our team, Guns ‘N Roses, was very happy with the final score.IMGP010611IMGP01041

What can be said about the wonderful performance by the Sugar Plum Fairies?  The photo says it all!  Thanks to the Rotary Club of Canberra Weston Creek for a great night.

Magnet Mart BBQs for 2015

The Club recently received confirmation of our success in gaining monthly BBQ dates in 2015.  Although this will keep us busy it will certainly give us valuable funds and community exposure – a great outcome.

… and from President Ian …

Annual Meeting of Gungahlin Rotary

Monday 17 November 7pm, Belconnen Soccer Club, McKellar

Members are reminded of this important event in the Club’s calendar and our need for a strong and active Board for the 2015-2016 Rotary year.  The Presiding Officer has called for nominations for the positions of;

  • President (nominee for 2016-2017 – taking up the Board position in July 2015 as President-elect)
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Directors (up to six)

In addition, President Elect Sandra has sought expressions of interest from members for the many responsibilities that need to be carried out to keep the Club functioning well.  Each and every member of the Club needs to consider this and respond positively.

New Gungahlin Rotary Website launched!

This past week saw the launch of our new Club website.  It’s a whole new bright look, very much geared to attracting greater interest in our activities, placing us squarely within our community and displaying the opportunities that membership of Rotary can provide.

The Club expressed its sincere thanks to former member Geoff Windsor, currently in India, for all the voluntary work he has put into this task (which would have been very expensive to purchase commercially).  Check it out.

District Conference 14-16 November

Gungahlin Rotary looks like having half its membership at the weekend event – a great commitment.

Ebola – our response

On the recommendation of Liz, our Convener for International Service, last week’s Club meeting agreed to contribute $1000 towards the construction of an isolation ward at the Children’s Hospital in Bo, a major town in Sierra Leone.  This is a frontline locality in the struggle to limit the spread of this frightful disease.  This project is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Turramurra, in Sydney, which will be the immediate receiver of our donation.

 Important Dates for your Diary

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
3 Nov Kiri Liz
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

November Rotary Foundation Month.  Speakers Program: Emma
Mon 3rd Nov Vocational Night: Venue: Soccer Club Dining Room
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 & volunteers please)
Mon 24th Nov Meeting: Guest Speaker:  AG Lynne Duckham, will speak on international service.  Boardroom
Sun 30th Nov Rotary Table @ Gungahlin Village Shops (Volunteers:  Ian and Liz)
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