Bulletin No 35/15-16 (30 April 2016)

Hi reader,

Where has the week gone! My apologies for the lateness of the Bulletin (but it is out before Tuesday!)

I thought the Bulletin was a little dry so here is a little cartoon I came across this week.

Keep up the great work everyone and I'll see you at Versatile next week - ED

Market Roster

The Capital Region Farmers Market Roster is now in the Club Calendar.

You can now view the roster on the club calendar or you may choose to subscribe to the calendar and have the club events appear in your own calendar on your phone, tablet and computer.


Weekly Reports

Presidents John's Report

President John welcomed all our guests, including club regular Eric Linklater from Fielding NZ who has been coming to our club meetings when in Canberra since April 1992.

Club Service

Reminder to check out The Club Calendar all upcoming event information is here.

NB: Your timely RSVP by 6:00pm Sunday is appreciated. Responses after this time cause all organisers logistical difficulties and as such you may be unable to attend.


All proceeding as usual. No problems.


• Janine attended Master Builders Group Training Apprentice Awards to a packed house at the Helenic Club in early April where she spoke about Rotary International and RCH and caught up with our 2015 awardees.

• Thanks to Vic we have two Junior Legatees attending RYPEN from 13 to 15 May.

• Incoming Y&V Director David, Pres. John and Janine conducted interviews at UC for the scholarships.

• Emma Lee Knight sent through a letter of gratitude for our ongoing support.

• Outbound Exchange student James Coffey has finished with his first host family and is currently on Eurotour.

• Inbound student Gerards returned from Safari to move in with his final host family Neil and Renata Croker in Hawker.

• Gerardas attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service with Renata and Neil followed by breakfast at Kingston Foreshore.

As a guest speaker at the MBGT Awards Dinner, Janine was accompanied by an unknown dude by the name of Chris Linklater!


No report.


Clive's report:

• Stallholder Attendance: Another very busy market with a matching stallholder attendance (107) and public patronage – our market continues to thrive and grow.

• CRFM Club Presentation: Members of the CRFM committee will deliver an historical and contemporary review of our market operation in a presentation to be held at the club’s 3 May ‘Versatile’ venue meeting.

• Triennial WHS Survey: David Segrott, Principal, Australian Health & Safety Services P/L will be conducting our triennial WHS survey of our CRFM operation at our EPIC venue on Sat 7 May at a heavily discounted rate ($1,000) for us.

• Important - Mid-Year Census: Sat 14 May is our mid-year/winter census day when we count our customers.  This is an important performance metric.  We are looking for up to 6 volunteers, working in pairs, to help from 06.30-11.00AM.  Clive will be in attendance throughout (with clipboard) to guide and help.

Just a note for anyone who thought you had to buy NZ or South African Kiwi Fruit from the supermarket, if they are in season you can get some lovely local fruit at the Capital Region Farmers Market. - ED


Confessions of a Mongolholic

Confessions of a Mongolholic

This week's guest speaker was Nicole Rendell who claims to be a Mongolholic after living and working in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar from November 2014 to November 2015. Nicole lived and worked at the Mongolian National Tuberculosis Program (NTP). In her talk she made a number of interesting observations about living and working in Mongolia. Some of the key things she said …

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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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