Bulletin No 24/16-17 (13-6-2017)

Hi reader,

If you have received this Bulletin, you'll be pleased to know that the website must now up be and running on the new ISP hosted on the club's account! (The Bulletin is generated from the website).

For those not aware, since 2012 (when I originally built the club's site), it has always been hosted on a shared server on my own account. However, I have had a number of challenges with my web host (due to a takeover) and the less than acceptable support and 'server up-time'. ie., the club's site has been vanishing from the web for 3 - 22 min most days with no explanation from the web host.

Although I have now migrated the site to it's own account on the web, and everything appears to be working perfectly, i haven't had time to test everything so there may be some gremlins that are yet to appear - (so far, so good!)

This issue contains a little catch-up from past weeks – again my apologies for the delay.

Stay tuned for a bumper website update as we near Changeover.

** On that note, could Directors please provide updates/articles on the projects they have supported/undertaken over the course of this year? If I get these by Sunday 25th June, I shall endeavour to update the website by June 30.

See you all tonight - ED


Market Roster

The Capital Region Farmers Market Roster is on the Club Calendar.

Please 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. (Recommended)


Weekly Reports

Presidents Report

In the last issue of the Bulletin, you would have seen a photo of the BBQ we did in support of Crime Stoppers. My thanks go out to Ken and Dennis for delivering our BBQ Trailer to the city and collecting it for the Crime Stoppers Event. Thanks also to Yvonne for serving (and yours truly for cooking sausages!). We received the following letter of thanks from Diana Forrester, Chair of ACT Region Crime Stoppers:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Rotary Club of Hall for the generous support provided during our first Crime Stoppers Week community event in Canberra, in Garema Place on 18 May 2017. Providing us with use of your mobile barbeque and several enthusiastic volunteers was the key to our success and the event could not have achieved its goals without your help.

The event educated the community on the important role of Crime Stoppers in helping to reduce, prevent or solve criminal activity across the region. Your Club’s contribution enabled us have meaningful conversations with people while also helping us to raise significant funds.

As an independent community-based organisation, Crime Stoppers is the trusted link between the community and police. We help keep Canberra safe by encouraging community members to report information anonymously. The Rotary Club of Hall allowed us to promote our key messages, because our Crime Stoppers volunteers were more available to interact with the public while your brilliant crew ran the BBQ throughout the event."

Last week was President Paul's birthday which he shared with Emma Bell who was visiting from the new Rotary Club of Yass satellite club.

There was an awkward candle blowing ceremony, followed by many laughs and great fellowship.


Major Projects Update

John Kenworthy reported on the final decision of the board to make four major donations totaling $700,000. The four major projects chosen appear to have had unanimous support by club members.

Work is currently underway to seek matching grants and additional donations from other clubs to boost the impact on these four projects.

Individual articles on these donations will appear on the club website as the stories unfold to the general public.


Club Service

Reminder to check out The Club Calendar all upcoming event information should be 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.


Community Service

Roger provided a quick rundown on the spending of the Community Committee through the course of the year and outlined a few of the major projects that the committee has been looking into. More on this will appear on the website in updates over the next few weeks. 


International Service

Stay tuned for exciting end of financial year articles.


Youth & Vocational

Much has been happening in the youth portfolio.

The week before last, our youth exchange student Martta gave her end of year talk to the club. President Paul gave her two club banners; one for her host club in Finland and one for her to keep.


CRFM Report from Clive

Next Sat, 17 June, will be Market Manager (and Past President) Adrienne's last market before she heads north to start her new life.

You are all invited to join the market committee for her ‘low key’ stallholder farewell in the adjacent German Shepherd Club post market from midday on Saturday 17 June.

For catering purposes, advice (to me please) of your attendance intentions would be greatly appreciated.

Last Week

Marg Wade of Canberra Secrets visited the club and gave us a talk about her upcoming 3rd edition of her book about Canberra and entertained us with a few slides of little known facts about Canberra.


Important Links

2016-17 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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