Next Monday 10 November we meet in the Soccer Club’s dining room for our Annual Meeting followed by a Board Meeting
Last Monday night we welcomed our guest speaker Mark Scarborough, founder and manager of My Gungahlin Website and Facebook page. Mark has been highly successful in providing an effective way for Gungahlin community groups and businesses to promote their presence within the region. My Gungahlin assists in developing strong networks and linkages between residents, workers, businesses and community groups. It also the place to find local news, articles of interest, local events and listing information for sporting, community & support groups, as well as businesses and schools.
(L:R: Member Terry, Member Kiri, Mark Scarborough & Member Holly)
Events that are of community interest, such as open days, festivals and fetes, are listed for free in the calendar of events. Businesses can subscribe to My Gungahlin for a relatively small fee to promote their business and also take the opportunity to access marketing and branding services, such as website design, graphic design and printing.
Mark provided the following interesting statistics for Gungahlin from the 2011 Census:
- Population 47,303
- Males 23,346 (49.4%)
- Female 23,957 (50.6%)
- Median age 31
- Children 0-14 – 24.6% of the population, people over 65 – 4.7% of the population.
- Of people over 15 years old 54.8% were married & 9.1% divorced or separated.
- 6% people in Gungahlin were born in Australia. 47.1% of people both parents were born in Australia, 40% both parents were born overseas.
- 1% reported their religion as Catholic, 24.7% reported as no religion.
- English was reported as the only language spoken at home in 68.9% of homes, 31.4% reported two or more languages were spoken at home.
- Private dwellings 17,648
- Average per household 2.9
- Median weekly household income $2,176
- Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
- Median weekly rent $400
- Average motor vehicles per household 1.8
For further information on My Gungahlin, mygungahlin.com.au and https://www.facebook.com/MyGungahlin
We also welcomed Alison Cantwell, a second year student in Nursing at UC, and active Rotaractor and our club’s nominee for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). Other guests included Gail, Robyn, Anna & Shaun, Clare and her son, Tim. Members were also delighted to welcome home Member Holly, back from her time in the US. Holly quickly put her name down on the club’s duty roster.
Mark presenting to very interested members and their guests
Roster for Meeting Toasts:
|Meeting||National Toast||Rotary Toast|
2015 Magnet Mart BBQ Dates (please note in your diaries & volunteer asap)
|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|
|Fr-Su 14-16th||District Conference Canberra Convention Centre|
|Mon 17th Nov||Annual Meeting, Dining Room, followed by Board Meeting|
|Sun 23rd Nov||BBQ Magnet Mart (morning: Ian, Clare, Bob, Terry, afternoon: Anna, Shaun, John)|
|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, Holly & Sandra)|
|December||Family Month. Speakers Program: Sandra|
|Mon 1st Dec||6.30pm Christmas party at Terry & Christine’s home, Nicholls. BYO|
|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|
|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|