The Key 21 March 2016

Last Monday –14th March 2016 – We had a night off for the Canberra Day public holiday.

This Monday – 21st March 2016 – we welcome to the meeting our two nominees for last January’s RYLA program – Francis Mikola-Quilty and Savanna McGuirk. Their pathways towards RYLA have been very different and we will be very interested in their feedback.

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Saturday was a warm day for our regular Magnet Mart BBQ but the breeze made it easier. The trade was steady, but not exhausting, and the customers and passers-by were friendly. At least one seemed very interested in turning a sausage as a member of the Rotary Team in the future. Here Robyn, Terry and John are serving another satisfied customer

 

 

 

20160317This is the first collection of educational toys we’re sending to FOKUPERS to enable them to start Play and Learn programs in Timor Leste. A big thank you to all who supported this activity.

For the full edition of The Key, click here: The Key 21 March 2016

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The Key 6 April 2015

This week’s edition of The Key can be downloaded here: The Key 6 April 2015

Gungahlin Rotary wishes everyone a Happy Easter. Enjoy the long weekend with family and friends, and most importantly, stay safe.

A reminder to members that there will be no meeting this Monday (6th April), but most of us will see each other at Celebrate Gungahlin on Saturday 11th April (See The Key for more info).

Five Peaks Challenge

Hey, cyclists!!

The Woden Rotary club is again running the Five Peaks Challenge on 26 April 2015, in and around Canberra. It is similar to previous years with two distances (118 km and 83 km) but this year in addition to the five peaks (Mt Stromlo, Red Hill, Mt Pleasant, Mt Ainslie and Black Mt) they have added Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum) for a sixth peak — all peaks can be by-passed if desired.

This is fun day which is non-competitive and raises money for designated charities. All funds raised from the ride go to community projects that Rotary supports.

This year 2015 the major charity beneficiary is: ROMAC – Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children.

To find out more and register for the Five Peaks Challenge, click here.

See you there!

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

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.

 

The Key 17 November 2014

Next Monday 10 November we meet in the Soccer Club’s dining room for our Annual Meeting followed by a Board Meeting
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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.
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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.

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Mark presenting to very interested members and their guests

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Roster for Meeting Toasts:

Meeting National Toast Rotary Toast
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
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
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 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.
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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: http://www.rotaryd9710.org.au/2014-district-conference/registration.html

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, pr.rcgungahlin@gmail.com  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.