We faced another challenging year with the farmers’ market, but held 44 markets supported, in no small way, by the Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra.

Over the last 12 months, we’ve collaborated on projects with the Rotary Clubs of Canberra, Canberra Burley Griffin, Warsaw, Aurora Gungahlin, Ginninderra Belconnen, Kiama, Crookwell, Canberra Sundowners, Canberra Sunrise and the Rotaract Club of the University of Canberra. In total contributing $38,380 to joint club projects.

gardening at hall

But it isn’t all about financial support. Jonathan and John are advising RC Canberra Sunrise on creating bee-friendly gardens in the Molonglo Valley. Janine is currently running a series of visioning workshops with Canberra’s newest club, RC Sundowners, to help the club establish an identity and direction. Emma is working with the Rotaract Club of UC to help them rebuild the club after COVID. And we contributed considerable hours to the district’s largest collaborative project, the Aussie Peace Walk.

This year we also contributed $27,500 to International Rotary Projects, including the Rotary Foundation, Operation Cleft, ROMAC, Rotarians Against Malaria and End Polio Now. Plus, we also donated a further $5,000 to the Zone 8 Centenary project, Give Every Child a Future.

club meeting

We spent $46,210 supporting youth projects, including our extensive scholarship programs, and another $50,000 on our indigenous scholarships, in partnership with the GO foundation.

Our largest project this year has been the construction of a regional school in Timor Leste, with a commitment of up to $100,000. This project is only months from completion.

We have continued to work with the Slovenian Embassy and ACTforBees and have outlaid a further $45,000 in community and environmental initiatives, including the construction of community gardens.

Thanks to the board and our project committees for a fabulous effort and I look forward to another year of great companionship as we strive to make the world a better place.

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Chris Edwards President 2021-22