The Rotary Club of Hall was chartered on the 18th November 1989 in Rotary District 9710 and remains the only rural Rotary Club in the Australian Capital Territory.
Club members did many sausage sizzles and spent many cold, dark early mornings helping the Belconnen Rotary Club run their major fundraising activity, the Trash and Treasure.
There is a sense of great comradeship within the club and in addition to the tremendous amount of work that gets done, a lot of time is spent in social activities.
In 2004 the club started a farmers’ market as a community project to support regional agri-business, provide fresh seasonal produce to consumers and simultaneously enable the club to raise funds to support many community projects.
With only 12 stallholders in March 2004, the Capital
Region Farmers Market has now grown to over 200 registered stallholders with an average of around 100 stallholders attending weekly.
One of the things that sets the Capital Region Farmers’ Market above all others is the club’s strict policing to ensure the authenticity of both stallholders and their produce.
The Rotary Club of Hall is a vibrant and very active group who use the funds earned from the markets to help support worthwhile community projects at home and in the region through our three service directorates, Community Service, Youth and Vocational and International Service.