Bulletin No 16/17-18 (February 2018)

Hi reader,

Here we are, well into another calendar year. As usual, a lot has been happening. I've been pretty tied up with other Rotary commitments, so I apologise to any readers who may have been hanging out for the February Bulletin! - Anyway, the wait is over - here it is!

On a sad note: Last Friday I attended the celebration of the life of Ross McConnell, whom many would know, particularly for his work with youth. He sure crammed a lot of voluntary work into a relatively short life: Rotary, Scouts, St Johns and much more.

I began my week yesterday by looking at my 'to do' list. The first item on the list was to send an email to Ross with some information he wanted. I didn't enjoy crossing that one off my task list.

Yours in Rotary.


Rotary Club Of Hall Wins Trifecta

by President Yvonne

Three new members inducted in one fell swoop was a record for the club. Club members were delighted when Assistant Governor Leo Farrelly recently inducted three prominent members of Hall Village and District to our Rotary Club.

Leo had husband and wife Steve and Melissa Reynolds with Phil Robson laughing out loud, along with the jubilant club members as Leo repeated their induction.

Melissa and Steve, are already a very busy couple with their work, family and volunteering. They both work full-time and volunteer at Lifeline Bookfair as well as for the Hall Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade where Melissa is President, a role she has performed for 6 years. Steve is an accomplished rower and Vice Captain of the Black Mountain Rowing Club. They run a small property near Wee Jasper that captures a little bit of the Valley's magic in their Wee Jasper Wine label as well as growing vegetables for the local café's kitchen. Great experience to assist at our Farmers Market!

Phil Robson was the honorary curator of the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre for 7 years until he stepped down in August. He continues as a Museum volunteer. He is also a member of the Hall Mens Shed, Hall Collectors club and is a member of the Hall School site sub-committee. Phil was awarded a Rotary Community Service Award in 2014 followed by a Paul Harris Fellow in 2016. In August 2017 he was awarded Life Membership to the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre.

A truly memorable evening for the Rotary club!

Last week we were visited by AG Leo Farrelly who handed our newest inductees their bibs and bobs.

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.

Last weeks speaker

Our guest speaker last week was Meg Richardson. The club supported Meg to attend the Crimson 2018 Global Leaders Delegation in Prague.

Meg gave us a run down of her experience and couldn't emphasise highly enough the impact that both RYLA and this trip had made in her life.

She showed us photos she'd taken in various parts of Europe on her extended trip and thanked the club and for the unforgettable experience and the opportunities that have come her way as a result. 


In the photo above, we see Vicki and John, two of the early risers who were there at 2am helping at our 'Summernats' market. Don't forget that we have to do it all over again this coming Saturday as it is the last market before the Canberra Show.


Important Links

2017-18 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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