Welcome - Meetings
 
As the immediate threat from COVID lessens we will be having some face to face meetings and some via Zoom from the 11 November.  
Face to face meetings will also be streamed via Zoom so everyone is catered for.
 
See the meeting schedule below.

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
Australia Day Breakfast at the Kain's
Jan 26, 2021
please refer to Peter's separate email invitation on 9th Janaury
Speaker night at Raiders
Feb 03, 2021
Capital Region Community Services
Monthly Business meeting at Raiders
Feb 10, 2021
Raiders is available as at 12 Janaury
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Meetings
Australia Day Breakfast at the Kain's
Jan 26, 2021
please refer to Peter's separate email invitation on 9th Janaury
Speaker night at Raiders
Feb 03, 2021
Capital Region Community Services
Monthly Business meeting at Raiders
Feb 10, 2021
Raiders is available as at 12 Janaury
Rotary Belconnen News & Stories

And so 2020 departs

While many stallholders took a well-earned break, there were still plenty plying their wares at Trash and Treasure on Sunday 27 December 2020 - the traditionally smallest, and last market of the year.

Thank you to all our stall holders and customers who have stuck by TnT through a tempestuous year.  And thank you to all Rotary Members who have pitched in throughout the year to keep TnT running...without your regular assistance TnT could not run as smoothly or efficiently as it does.  The Market passed its 46th Anniversary back in September 2020 and it's worth reflecting on its story.

It's the story of The Little Market that Could. Not glamorous, tucked away in a suburban car park, tirelessly building community and raising funds to help anyone who needs it.  The Market relies on the spirit of Rotary Fellowship to keep going.  

Sometimes it's hot, sometimes cold, sometimes we'd all like to be elsewhere, but the Market is a service project of Belconnen Rotary and as members of this Club we all contribute so that we have the funds to donate to all our other work in the various Avenues of Service.   Service at the Market is part of being a Belconnen Rotarian.

Read on and learn some of the history of the market.

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.

RSS - Syndicated News from Rotary Sources
In communities with no services, incremental steps can go a long way

When Rotary members tried to bring toilets to a remote island, the population wasn’t ready.

The future: What can we expect when we get there?

As we stand at the threshold of the third decade of the 21st century, imagine where we’re

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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If you are interested in joining Rotary, email us for more information and a chat about how you can help serve the Belconnen community.
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