Bulletin No 22/18-19 (June 2019)

Hi reader,

This is my final Bulletin Bulletin for the year (for some members, it is the first one they have received!)

I know there are some club members who are disappointed that I haven't had time to produce content for the website or the Bulletin at the same rate as in previous years. I'm disappointed too, but it was just one of those years where other things took precedence.

(Looking back, see that I have been writing articles for the website since May 2010 and doing the Bulletin since July 2015!) 

Thankfully, the Rotary year turned out well despite the irregularity of the Bulletin – It is fortunate that we have such a high turnout at our weekly meetings!

The last significant article I put together for the website was the one on the 15th birthday of the market, so I thought I'd write a couple more to finish off the year. I hope you enjoy 'Turns Out I've Never Tasted Truffles' and an article on World Bee Day.

There is plenty of reading in this issue as President Janine's final report is also included, along with low-res pdf's of the Project Report and Donation Summary that I put together for the Changeover tables.

Happy reading and I'll see you all on Tuesday for President Fiona's first meeting.


report 2018-19

President’s Report 2018–2019

Wow! What a year. The Rotary Club of Hall (RCH) continues to kick some pretty impressive goals and as I look back on the year that was, I am blown away by not only the funds we have contributed into local and international …

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Angela buys truffles

Turns Out I've Never Tasted Truffles

Our conversation was happily interrupted by a passerby. A market patron, who introduced herself as Angela, stopped at the Rotary stand at the front of the market just to tell us how much she enjoyed the market and the great work Rotary do for the community. ‘There’s nowhere else you can be guaranteed to  …

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World Bee Day 2019

Bees and other pollinating insects have been under increasing threat worldwide due to pesticides and diseases. According to a study by Caspar Hallmann, a scientist with the Dutch Radboud University, the insect population in …

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Peter with Monami and her parents

Farewell Monami

It was a big night at Rotary on Tuesday with Monami Sasaki, our Rotary Youth Exchange student, visiting us for the last time before returning to Japan. Monami with here sister mri, father, Motoshi and mother, Yoko The gathering was extra special as Monami's parents Motoshi and Yoko and sister Amiri were also in attendance. It was both a sad …

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Dr Packer speaking

Caring For Our Children

2019 Senior Australian of the Year, Dr Suzanne Packer addressed the club on the importance of caring for our children and gave instances of abuse that she had encountered over the years.…

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Ashley's cake

Congratulations Ashley

Congratulations to Ashley Markovic for creating a cake as part of the PANDSI Cake Off. PANDSI is a group that provide support, education, information and referral services for families in Canberra experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety …

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janine with monami and Chilly

And This Is Rugby

One of the fabulous things about the Rotary Youth Exchange is the trememdous variety of experiences available through Rotary members. Today, our Japanese Exchange Student, Monami, was invited by President Rob (Chilly) Chilman of the Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra, to experience her first Rugby match …

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Brian goldstraw on bike

Clubs Working Together

There are 15 Rotary Clubs in Canberra. Whilst every club has its own projects and challenges, often clubs or club members from different clubs work together for a comon goal. For example, the Rotary Club of Hall has a close association with the Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra  …

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raffle draw

Fun 15th Birthday Farmers Market

Saturday March 16, 2019, was a big day for the Rotary Club of Hall's Capital Region Farmers’ Market as we celebrated its 15th birthday. When the club started the market, no one had any …

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Market Roster is Updated on the Club Website

The Capital Region Farmers Market Roster.

Check the roster on the club calendar.

Club Calendar

Reminder to check out The Club Calendar upcoming events are on the calendar.

NB: Your timely RSVP by 6:00pm Sunday is appreciated.


Important Links

2018-19 Board of Directors (to be a link to content on our site)
Club Management Plan (to be a link to 'members only' content)
Strategic Plan (to be a link to 'members only' content)
Funding Guidelines (to be a link to 'members only' content)

• Archive of Rotary Club of Hall Bulletins

• The latest CRFM Stallholder Newsletter

• Don't forget to update your details on the MyRotary website to be eligible for the Rotary rewards program.


Don't forget the four way test

• Is it the truth

• Is it fair to all concerned?

• Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

• Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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