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
Speaker night
Nov 04, 2020
Introducing our NYSF students and then TnT through a member's eyes
AGM & Business meeting
Nov 11, 2020
Elections for the 2021/22 year and club business
Upcoming Events
Rotary Belconnen News & Stories
 
This link is to a beautiful story on the ABC about the great work ROMAC has done in facilitating the treatment and care of Vincent Toto who finally went back home after 16months in Canberra and many life saving operations.  Special appreciation goes to Rotarian Sandra Goldstraw who hosted and cared for Vincent and his Mum during their whole time in Canberra.
 

As part of our members re-connecting with Canberra our idea is to have social events where we can enjoy some of Canberra's offerings.

We hope you and your family (or even another Rotarian from another club) will come along and enjoy a few hours away from the house.

The idea is to come along - grab a cuppa, lunch or refreshment from the local café (yes, it supports the locals) and enjoy the view or take a tour.  Just get out (safely) and re-connecting with our great city.

Starting this Saturday (31 October) at the Telstra Tower and then the National Museum of Australia, where will we go?

Hope to see you there.

 
We are searching for a small group of people to organise the end of year Christmas function.
 
2 or 3 people would be ideal, with someone to lead the planning of the evening.
 
If you have an interest, please contact Kylie-Anne, the Club's Elf Liaison Officer,
Rotary facilitation and cooperation at its finest.  This exercise involves multiple Clubs cooperating to get the donations to the recipient.  
Fred, from RC Belconnen, left this morning on a Rotary Relay to deliver medical equipment to Lightning Ridge.  The equipment has been donated and will support needy people in the Lightning Ridge indigenous community.    
The trailer load of equipment is delivered to Cowra and collected by Chris Finkle from RC Forbes.  Chis then relays it to Dubbo from where the RC Lightning Ridge will collect it and deliver it to the people to whom it has been donated in Lightning Ridge.
 
   
 
  
 
 
Meanwhile, the RRR team in Canberra is continuing with the collection of used roofing iron being supplied to fire affected farmers and orchardists in the Snowy Valley and other areas.
 
  
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A Community Project - Painting the walls at The Shepherd Centre, Rivett
 
 
A small motley group of Belconnen Rotary members met at the Shepherd Centre armed with dropsheets, rollers, brushes and ladders all keen to get on with the job at hand. A number of rooms within the centre were in desperate need of a facelift!
Pairing off, they mixed and poured paint, applied masking tape and draped the furniture and carpets. The paint splashed and squelched as the rollers were dipped in and slid across the avocado green walls and doors. By lunchtime, the first coats had been applied and were awaiting their seconds
  
 
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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

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 

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.

 

 
RSS - Syndicated News from Rotary Sources
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After returning home, many students miss their lives abroad. Rotex helps keep the international connections going

How a Rotary member is addressing educational inequality on her home turf

Deepa Willingham established a learning center in poverty stricken Piyali, India to provide a better future for girls

Got a question?
 
Many questions are asked about our Trash and Treasure Market. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions and related pages before emailing us as these may answer your question. We have a new page dedicated to Food Stalls as terms and conditions have changed.
 
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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