There are 15 Rotary Clubs in Canberra. Whilst every club has its own projects and challenges, often clubs or club members from different clubs work together for a comon goal.

For example, the Rotary Club of Hall has a close association with the Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra who help with the running of our Capital Region Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

But there are many other projects that club members get involved in. This is just one small example that involves members from a variety of clubs.

Rotary 5 Peaks Challenge
The starting line of the 2019 Five Peaks Challenge.

Every year the Rotary Club of Woden hold a cycling challenge called the ‘Five Peaks Challenge’. (There are actually six peaks, but the club is tongue-in-cheek about it, saying there is a bonus peak.) Profits from entry fees go toward local and national projects chosen by the Woden club.

Brian and Sandra, the two riders pictured at the top of the page are members of the Rotary Club of Gungahlin who have paid to enter the Woden club event. They are wearing ‘End Polio’ shirts, that they purchased from the Rotary Club of Berry, the profits from which go to help fund the eradication of this debilitating disease. The End Polio shirts were designed for the Rotary Club of Berry fundraiser by a volunteer from the Rotary Club of Hall.

So, members from four clubs were working together without even knowing it. The Rotary family consists of 1,100 clubs in Australia alone.

If you’d like to know more about Rotary, please feel free to contact us for a chat or come and say hello any Saturday morning at our Capital Region Farmers Market.