Author: Chris

Remembering Charter Member Jim Rochford

Jim Rochford passed away aged 103 on 11th October 2016. (Pictured above on his 100th birthday in Hall) Jim is probably best known in the Hall community for his service on the Progress Association for 32 years. He was responsible for negotiating water to the village in 1965 and street lighting in 1968. Among Hall Rotarians, Jim is remembered for his outstanding service to the club between 1989 and 2003. Jim was the club’s first Treasurer, a role that he performed for three years, from 1989 to 1992. He was then Vice President in the 93/94 year and held...

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City2Surf – Running for Rotary Health

As the first stage of a new Rotary fitness initiative, 15 Rotarians and Friends of Rotary donned the new blue Rotary running tops and joined 30 City2Surf Legends (in the yellow Rotary tops) to complete the 46th Sydney City2Surf in support of Australian Rotary Health. The effort is all in aid of a new ‘City2Surf Legends Medical Research Scholarship’ that will be become another of Australian Rotary Health’s growing portfolio of medical focused support. All up, in the 2015-16 financial year, Australian Rotary Health outlaid almost $3.5 million in support of medical research and the health of all Australians. Pictured...

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The Podmore Foundation

Last Tuesday we hosted two guest speakers, Bob Breen, President of the Podmore Foundation and Brad of the Solid Sista’s and Brotha’s Aboriginal Program. The Podmore Foundation raises funds and mentors specially-selected Indigenous boys and girls from rural and remote communities and towns, who have received scholarships on merit to some of Australia’s finest independent boarding schools. Podmore assists implementing partner Yalari, which, since its establishment in 2005, now supports over 200 Indigenous children currently enrolled in 34 partnership schools. Inspired by the motto Returning Opportunity, the Podmore Foundation was established in July 2007 by a few Duntroon classmates...

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Welcome Martta

No sooner had we said goodbye to our 2015-16 Youth Exchange Student, Gerardas Merliūnas from Norway, than we picked up our newest Youth Exchange Student from Finland, Martta Arstilla. Martta landed in Canberra but unfortunately her baggage was sent somewhere else! Coming from a four day Rotary Camp in Singapore to a Canberra winter without warm clothing wasn’t ideal but fortunately our 2014-15 Swiss Exchange Student Martina Baumeler had left some warm clothing behind with Martta’s first host parents Chris and Janine. Like every new YEP student arriving, her first week was spent getting orientated to her new life...

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Another Successful BBQ

Election Day 2 July 2016 was a busy one for the Rotary Club of Hall. As usual we held our Capital Region Farmers Market at EPIC all morning and while this was happening, another team was working the BBQ at Fraser Primary School. And work they did! We started the BBQ at 7:30am and closed up at 2pm. Many of the club members were on the roster to keep the hoards fed. The line to vote was about 100metres long for most of the day and never seemed to get any shorter. So, there were a lot of people...

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Meeting Times

Our home venue is in our Club Rooms on the grounds of the old Hall Primary School, ACT.

The club meets on Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for 7pm. Don't forget to check the Calendar in case we are having an 'away meeting'.

For further information, please contact Janine on 0404 065 857

President Paul Tyrrell 0407 940 149

RSS From Our Farmers Market

  • Another delicious recipe idea: Beetroot gnocchi
    Gnocchi is a lovely meal to have when the weather is cold, and this month we feature a recipe from our popular pasta maker, Sue from Dish it Up. Ingredients: 2 bunches beetroot 2 kg plain flour 3 free-range eggs Bunch of fresh mint 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper Method: Preheat oven to 160°C. […]
  • Meet the stallholder: Dish it Up
    Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Our new ‘meet the stallholder’ video […]