Bulletin No 18/17-18 (June 2018)

Hi reader,

As usual, it has been a busy few months. I've added a few articles that touch on some of the activities of the last two months. Hopefully, it isn't information overload!

There have been many other projects and newsworthy happenings that I don't have any information on. If anyone has additional stories, please email me the details and I'll add them in the appropriate place.

Yours in Rotary – ED


Rotary's Floriade 

As part of the Rotary90 Celebrations, Vicki has been instrumental in helping to get Rotary appointed as the offical Charity Partner for this Floriade.

This represents a fantastic opportunity for Rotary to increase its visibility in Canberra and it is something that all clubs should consider getting behind.

Pictured right is Rotary Club of Canberra's 91st President Yvonne cutting the cake with outgoing President Helen at the club's Changeover dinner last Saturday. The photo on the table is of the club's Charter President, Sir Robert Garran.

Ken Spencer fixing a wheel

Behind the Scenes

We have continued to do many great projects this year. We have helped other clubs in other regions to build terrific community projects. We have continued to develop and support our Youth and Vocational Scholarships and we have made significant contributions to …

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Hangama Obaidullah's art exhibition

Refugee Week Art Exhibition

One of the features of our club meetings is are our guest speakers. In January this year, the club heard from Afghani refugee, Hangama Obaidullah, who came to Australia as a refugee in August 2003. She spoke no English, but applied herself to English language and graduated with her …

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Roger Powell presents a cheque to MULCH

MULCH Relocation Well Underway

The club has been supporting Marymead's Urban Land Community Harvest (MULCH) since its inception. Today, Community Service Director Roger Powell presented another significant donation to help in the continued development of …

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Forrest centre

Supporting Palliative Care in Wagga Wagga

Last week Rotary Club of Hall member, Barbara Baikie, visited the new Forest Centre Hospice in Wagga Wagga to present a cheque of $3,250 on behalf of the club's Community Committee, for the purchase of a special chair that converts into a bed. This chair will make it …

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5 Peaks Challenge

The 5 Peaks Challenge is a cycling fundraising event put on by the Rotary Club of Woden. You may recall that we ran an ad for the Woden event on our club website in March and April.

Further demonstrating our support of the event, Chris and Janine helped out from 6am until mid-afternoon on Sunday 29th April to help raise funds for Australian Rotary Health. The Woden club split the amount raised between Australian Rotary Health and Karinia House. 

Photo shows Janine marking a riders finishing card.

Leeton park

Collaboration with Rotary Club of Leeton

In 2017 the Rotary Club of Hall and the Rotary Club of Leeton entered into a joint project to upgrade facilities in a park in Leeton. This project is yet another in a growing portfolio of joint Rotary club projects initiated by …

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Hall Responds to RI President, Ian Risely's Call 

Those who read the March edition of RDU will have seen RI President Ian Risely's call to Rotary Clubs to 'Reach out to Rotaractors'

A story about our club's support of the UC Rotaract Club appeared on the Rotary Fitness website in March and was liked and shared on Facebook many times. In particular, the fact that we have regular involvement with the club and include updates of the Rotaract club's activities on our club's website. (The most recent report was published last year)

The Rotaract Club of UC drew this attention through getting behind the Rotary Fitness Initiative 'boots and all' by appointing a Health Director and starting a series of health and fitness activities. 

You can read the full story here.


Anzac Day 2018

A few of our members did a respectful and very quiet ceremony at the cenotaph in Hall on Anzac Day last year. This year, word spread and a much larger crowd gathered.

Clearly, this activity provides a respectful way for locals and visitors to pay their respects without necessarily having to deal with the early morning crowds in the city.


Rotary Emergency Service Awards

President Yvonne, Vicki and Phil attended the Awards function at Bankstown Sports Club.

This was the first year that included ACT and there were 8 ACT finalists. 

Emma Lee Graduates

Emma-Lee Graduates

One of our first UC Scholarship recipients, Emma-Lee Knight graduated from the University of New England this year. Emma-Lee attended the University of Canberra for a few years and was awarded a three-year Scholarship by the Rotary Club of Hall. Unfortunately…

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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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