The Key 22 December 2014

Our final newsletter for the year! Includes an end of year message from President Ian, the Gungahlin Rotary School Awards, National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) home hosting and the club calendar for 2015. Click on the link to download: The Key 22 Dec 2014


Christmas Break

This year has been a busy and exciting time for our club as we boost our numbers. We’ve had several new members join us in the last couple of months, and we hope to welcome several more in the new year. We have many fresh ideas and projects to work on in 2015, and we’ll be constantly keeping an eye out for people in the community who deserve recognition for their good work, or who might make good Rotarians themselves. If you know of someone who fits into either of these categories, get in touch and let us know about them!

We won’t be meeting over the Christmas break, but we’ll be back in action from Monday 5th January 2015. This first meeting will be at the usual time and place, 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar, and we will be hearing a brief talk from a number of members. It’s a good opportunity to learn a bit more about each other, and guests are very welcome. Please use our Contact Us page to let us know if you’d like to come along.

Until then, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be safe, be loving, and be happy.

Emma x

Why I Am Becoming A Rotarian

An excellent post from our newest member…

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I first came across Rotary at a BBQ in front of my local hardware store. It’s just another charity, as far as I was concerned. The guy behind an apron looked like Santa, and I was happy to have sausages and a cold drink as a cheap lunch. After a few cheap lunches, I started to take notice of their unusual name. What is “Rotary”?

I didn’t really act on my curiosity until recently. My life took a turn, and I suddenly found myself desperate for new things to do, new people to meet, and new experiences to try. It was at this moment that “Rotary” popped into my mind.

So what is Rotary?


Rotary Australia belongs to Rotary International, which is a non-political and non-religious organisation that has about 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians. Rotary’s primary motto…

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The Key 15 December 2014

Students (and teachers & a parent) from Gold Creek and Amaroo schools attended our meeting on Monday to tell us about their World Challenge experiences in Cambodia and Fiji. Read more about it in the latest edition of The Key, by clicking the link below. Enjoy!

The Key 15 Dec 2014

World Challenge gives students life skills through life experiences. Travelling abroad, they learn planning and preparation, complete a physically challenging trek, take part in a community project, and finally enjoy some rest and relaxation. If you are interested in learning more about World Challenge school expeditions, click here.