Bulletin No 29/15-16 (19 Februray 2016)

Hi reader,

This edition is coming to you from NZ. Such is the magic of the communication age. - Ed


Market Roster

20/02/2016  Yvonne RVic G Tony H
27/02/2016  No MarketShow Day  
5/03/2016  Paul TRalph SKen SClive B
12/03/2016  Bill PFiona H Peter O
19/03/2016  David RFiona B Tony H
26/03/2016  No MarketFolkies  


Pizza Night

Looks like you all had a great night in the old school, sorry I missed it.

Pic: Club members pitching in to have the venue cleaned up in no time at all.



Weekly Reports

President John's Report

No major events last week, However, I met with Club Service Director Vicki at the weekend and with help from Yvonne we established a programme for most of the remaining year. Subsequent to last week’s Club Service meeting decision we have agreed with Versatile that the third Tuesday of each month will be an external meeting.

External meetings will be held at the Hall General Store, the O’Clery’s shed, the German Shepherd Club and Southcare Helicopter base. Guest speakers and their topics will be complimentary to each venue.

All other meetings will continue at Versatile provided we have a minimum of 18 attendees. The alternative is for the Club to pay for any shortfall below 20 at $40 each.  Whenever numbers are less than 18 we will consider arrangements such as tonight’s meeting at the Hall Primary School.

Next weekend both PE Paul and I will attend the District PETS seminars. These run through Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday.

Our speaker next week is Monica Thomas from the Gundaroo Wombat sanctuary. Monica is passionate about her topic and is an excellent speaker – I urge you all to attend and bring along your partners or friends for what will be an informative and interesting session.

Finally, we need as many members as possible to come along to the CRFM market on Saturday to help with the clean up prior to the Hall Bushrangers setting up the pens for the Canberra Show; 11.45 am to about 1.00 pm. Bring blowers and brooms and there will be pizza and drinks on completion. We also need 3 volunteers to help with traffic redirection from 7.00 am to 11.30 am.

“Many hands make light work”

Club Service: Vicki

• 20 Feb - Club-wide help with usual pre-Show Day set up / post-market clean up. Includes traffic redirection at front of Flemington Rd. Up to 3 people (paired for duty) 7am to 11:30am. Post market clean up to sweep/blow out sheds - 11:30am to 1pm. Blowers & brooms needed. Hall Bushrangers will do heavy lifting. No change to usual weekly CRFM roster requirements.

• 23 Feb - VENUE: Versatile - SPEAKER: Monica Thomas - Wombat Sanctuary - also it is the 111th Anniversary of Rotary

• 1 March - EXTERNAL VENUE:  Hall Museum - TBC: Show & Tell at Hall Museum – our Rotary Club room.

• 8 March - SPEAKER: Bruce Crossman - Canberra Bridge Club

Youth: Janine

This evenings' guest speaker, Chloie Eggins has her e-pals of the last 12 months - twins Masato & Hayato, staying with her this week, so we invited them to join us for our pizza evening. They appeared to enjoy themselves, despite not being able to understand much of what was said!  Masato & Hayato are from Canberra’s sister city, Nara and are both currently studying chemistry at Kansai University in Osaka.

Between the boys speaking Japanese and a little English, and Chloie speaking English and some Japanese they were able to translate everything between them, and it was entertaining to see them all communicate very effectively with their mixed language sentences.

Also visiting the club was Exchange Student Ally Johns from Connecticut and hosted by RC Cooma, who is staying with Gerardas, Pauline and Phil prior to the Inbound Exchange students surf camp commencing on Wednesday. (No school for Gerardas for the rest of this week)!

CRFM: Clive

• Stallholder Attendance: Our market has returned to its normal seasonal attendance with 101 stallholders attending last week.

• New draft 5-year EPIC contract (2016-2021): Finally signed last Fri afternoon – all suggested date-related amendments accepted by EPIC.

• Triennial WHS Survey: $1,000 quotation accepted for triennial WHS review of our market by David Segrott - to be conducted on 7 May 16.

• Important! - Show Day preparation:  Club-wide membership help needed for Sat 20 Feb from:
3 x volunteers for parking filtering/redirection at EPIC front gate on Flemington Rd from 7-11:30am.
As many volunteers as possible from 11.45 to 1PM as we sweep out our sheds ready for our labour force (Hall Bushrangers FC) arrival by 1 PM to assist with the usual sheep pen assembly task - please bring your blowers.


Chloie's Trip To Japan

During her presentation to the club, Chloie spoke about her time in Japan and how much it influenced her choice of university course. She spoke about the people she met while she was there and their inspiration for her electing to study secondary education. Chloie was accepted onto this course at the University of Canberra and commenced her studies this week, majoring in Japanese and English language studies. Her intention is to become an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in either Australia or Japan.

Chloie came to Canberra from Broken Hill and has faced many challenges, struggling with homelessness and being an independent student, supporting herself through Dickson College for the last two years, and now university. She maintains a positive and happy outlook on life and is grateful for the opportunities she has received.

With a significant amount of additional financial support provided by the Schipp family (Claudia attended NYSF in January 2014), the Rotary Club of Hall provided the funds for Chloie to make her life-changing trip to Japan, and her genuine gratitude showed throughout her presentation.

Something else we discovered about Chloie tonight is that she is quite an artist, and she has started selling her paintings in order to help her not only through her university studies, but she is also donating a proportion of the profits to an organisation that helps homeless people who are in a similar situation to where she has been.


Roger acknowledging guest speaker Chloie Eggins


Important Links

2015-16 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.


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• Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

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