Bulletin No 17/17-18 (March 2018)

Hi reader,

Welcome to the March edition of the monthly Bulletin. As usual, it has been a busy month for RCH. 

At the instruction of the President, we are now carrying advertising for the Woden Rotary Club's fundraiser, the Five Peaks Challenge on our club website. You can see the ad on the top of our site.

 Yours in Rotary.

Rotary schoolhouse in Nepal

New Classrooms in Nepal

Last year the Rotary Club of Hall became involved with the work the 'REACH for Nepal Foundation' which had been established in the wake of the devastating earthquakes in 2015. The foundation's name 'REACH' is an acronym for the objectives of the organisation: Rebuild –Supporting construction efforts in villages affected by  …

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Continued support for Newborn Intensive Care Foundation

On the 27th February, we were visited by Peter Cursley who shared his personal journey and gave us a heartfelt presentation on his foundation. In thanking him, the Community Service team made a small donation toward the foundation's ongoing work. 

Club members may recall the Community Service project we did with Peter in 2012.


Don't Miss the Vocation Awards Night

The Vocation Awards Night will be held at the CIT Restaurant, K Block, 37 Constitution Avenue Reid on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 6:30pm for 7:00pm. Price is $28.50 per person and the menu includes hors d’oeuvres, main course and dessert plus tea and coffee. Drinks are available from the bar and dress is smart casual.

Please RSVP by 13 March to youth@hallrotary.org.au Please pay by direct debit to the club account (BSB 062913 A/c No: 000903465 prior to the event (NB: Payment will not be accepted on the night).

Future of Vocational Awards

Preliminary discussions have been held with the Director of Trade Skills and Vocational Training at CIT with a view to providing opportunities to students in need of a helping hand to complete their respective training. There are likely to be opportunities for the hard trades (building, electrical, mechanical etc) that are not covered by other support initiatives. Part of the ongoing discussion will include the Catering Awards and connection with the CRFM. The intent is to finalise an MOU with CIT by 30 Jun.

The DG’s CIT Plan

DG Steve has a project to assist individuals commencing trade training at CIT establish themselves with tools and equipment early in their training. Donation from clubs within the district will form a pool from which newly started apprentices can draw funds to purchase tools while waiting for training support to kick in. Once this occurs, the fund is repaid by the individuals. RCH is considering a donation of $2000.


Brendan King thanks the club

Rotary Club of Hall's UC Scholarship recipient Brendan King visited the club last Tuesday evening to thank the club for our support.

Brendan is a member of the UC Rotaract Club and said that both his scholarship and participation in Rotoract had made a lifelong impression on him and has been invaluable in assisting him with his studies.

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

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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