Welcome - Meetings
Due to COVID-19, our regular "in-person" meetings are now being held using "Zoom" video conferencing. This will probably be our preferred way of meeting for the foreseeable future.  

Please check our Speakers and Events list below for what is upcoming.
If you are a visiting Rotarian or would like to "attend" a meeting, please join us. Email our Attendance Officer to request the link.
Upcoming Meetings
Michael Thomson
Aug 12, 2020
Canberra Airport
Bob Greeney
Aug 26, 2020
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Rotary Belconnen News & Stories

By Ryan Hyland

Jennifer E. Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2022-23.


Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”

page8image248823525 questions about Environmental projects 

With Karen Kendrick-Hands 

Communications director, Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) 

1. How does the environment fit into Rotary’s areas of focus? 

2. Why did ESRAG publish a handbook with environmental project ideas? (Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group) 

3. Can you describe some of the project suggestions? 

4. What inspired ESRAG’s collaboration with UNEP? 

5. Are Rotarians getting more involved in environmental projects? 

• Download your copy of the ESRAG-UNEP handbook at esrag.org/esrag-unep-handbook. • Illustration by Viktor Miller Gausa 

For many years, Rotary has had six areas of focus—the causes that we support. Now there will be a seventh—Supporting the Environment.

The decision to add this new cause was approved unanimously in June, both by the Trustees and the RI Board

Widely recognised public speaker Michael McQueen was the sole presenter at a webinar organised by the District 9705 Membership Committee Co- Chairs Mary Brell and Judy Ford.  It was an excellent presentation and can be viewed by clicking on the photo of Michael on your right or clicking here.

Refer to website Home Page or our Facebook Page for up to date information.

During the COVID-19 restrictions it is necessary for intending stallholders to book a site as distancing requirements have limited the number of sites available for use.  Each site is defined as a single marked car-parking space; multiple sites may be occupied.

Bookings must be made by email to trashandtreasure@belconnenrotary.org.au. If the link does not work for you copy the email address and paste it into your email under "To". Alternatively, telephone 0492 990 025 and leave a message.

While the market commences at 7am, stallholders are encouraged to attend by 6am as safe vehicle movement through the market area during busy times can be difficult.  Because of significant safety issues caused by vehicles through the market, particularly on busy days, vehicles entering the market area must do so before 7am on the day of the market.  Vendors wishing to move their vehicle out of the market area before 12 noon must do so only with a Rotary volunteer escorting them.  The maximum speed in the market at all times is 5kph and pedestrians always have right of way.


The Rotary ACT Emergency Services Community Awards are an initiative of the Rotary Clubs of ACT. In keeping with Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”, the Awards acknowledge and celebrate the selfless Community Service of ACT Emergency Services Personnel while supporting two important Rotary initiatives:
(1)          Australian Rotary Health, PhD Research Scholarship investigating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Emergency Services Personnel
(2)          Emergency Preparedness Vocational Training Teams in a developing country in the Asia Pacific
Nominees must be appointed as paid or unpaid (volunteer) members of one of the ACT Emergency Services who perform Community Service above and beyond the call of their normal duties.
The Awards Have Two Major Winners:
•             ACT Emergency Service Officer of the Year Serving in a Volunteer capacity
•             ACT Emergency Service Officer of the Year Serving in a Paid capacity
Nominations are open at https://www.act.rescawards.org.au/


 By DGE Philip Archer, D9800 

We are working with Great Northern Brewing Co. and Bendigo Bank to ensure that we continue the appeal over November and December and re-start the appeal in the middle of January with strong social media and hopefully Channel 9’s help. 

As Rotary, we are looking to encourage our Clubs to have their first meetings in January as a fundraiser with the local Great Northern Brewing venue and Bendigo Bank Branch as a joint fund raiser. 

Whilst Great Northern Brewing Co. venues have completed their first Let it Pour campaigns, some of them are running further fundraising efforts such as raffles to complement their donations over the coming weeks. 

I have ongoing discussions with Channel 9 and have requested further support in the coming weeks to promote the 2019 Rotary Drought Appeal and for them to join us again in kick starting the program in 

January. We have also requested that once we have a reasonable total, that they promote the program again just before Christmas encouraging donations from the public. 

Channel 9 have also indicated that they have a corporate sponsor who is considering a sizeable donation. 

I appreciate the support from all our friends at Channel 9, Bendigo Bank and Great Northern Brewing Co. and look forward to working with them over the coming days to implement practical ideas that we have brainstormed including an approach to Australian businesses for their support.

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Supporting the environment becomes a new area of focus

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

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For T&T Market bookings please email us using the Email T&T button on the right. If our FAQ and other pages do not answer your query, please email using the Email T&T button on the right.  One of the committee will respond as soon as possible. 
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