The Key 10 November 2014

Next Monday, 10 November, we meet at the Soccer Club and welcome Guest Speaker, Mark Scarborough, from My Gungahlin – website & social media channels where everyone can find news, information and events for the Gungahlin region.
2014 Vocational Awards
Last Monday we held our Vocational Awards meeting.  The two awardees and their partners joined us, as well as Beth Peters from the ACT Chamber of Commerce and Business.  We also welcomed the attendance of AG Graeme Kinraid.

Pres. Ian spoke about the role of Vocational Service in Rotary, including our 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

He noted that on this occasion we celebrated and recognised two local residents who have contributed their vocational skills to the significant betterment of their community.   The awardees for 2014 are;

  • 2014 Shield – Susan Kemp, Coordinator of the Mustard Seed Community Pantry
  • 2014 Certificate – Anna Plotkin, Staff member, Soul Pattinson Chemist, Gungahlin

Ian spoke to Susan’s award and Bob spoke to Anna’s.  Beth Peters spoke about the importance of building and retaining linkages between vocational stakeholders.

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<< Susan receiving the 2014 Vocational Shield

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Anna receiving the Vocational Certificate

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Members also welcomed Beth Peters (left) from the ACT Chamber of Commerce & Business

 A Thank You from the Gold Creek World Challenge Team,

I am writing to let you know we are back from our trip.  It was the best experience of our lives and we’ll never forget it.  The orphanage (in Cambodia) we helped out appreciated all the work we did for them and the money we raised with your help enabled them to do a project they’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  We would like to thank you so much for all your support and donations for the trip.
David (Year 10 participating student)

David is modest about the Students’ contributions.  He was one of several stuIMG_7855 reddents who joined our Club’s BBQ team to raise money for the trip (see at right).  The Team is keen to speak to a Club meeting about what they did and what they learned.  The Club was very happy indeed to make a contribution to such a worthwhile and well-run program.  – President Ian

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
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 (please note in your diaries & volunteer asap)

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
Sun 9th Nov Trash & Treasure – (Ian and Clare)
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
January Rotary Awareness Month  Speakers Program: Sandra
4th Jan T&T
Mon 5th Jan Meeting: TBA  & NYSF A Session begins
Thu 8 Jan NYSF Dinner
Sat 10th Jan BBQ Magnet Mart
Sun 11th Jan Home Hosting
Mon 12th Jan Meeting: TBA
Sat 17th NYSF A ends
Mon 19th Jan Meeting TBA & NYSF B Session begins
Thur 22th Jan NYSF Dinner
Sun 25th Home Hosting
Mon 26th Jan Meeting cancelled: holiday
Sat 31st Jan NYSF B ends

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.