Welcome - Meetings
Due to COVID-19, our regular "in-person" meetings are now being held using "Zoom" video conferencing. This is a Work-in-Progress.

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 advise your intentions.
Upcoming Meetings
Peter Gibson
Jun 03, 2020 7:00 PM
Angel Flight
Business Meeting
Jun 10, 2020 7:00 PM
Chris Mercer
Jun 17, 2020 7:00 PM
My life as the Head of Production at Sydney Theatre Company plus more
Upcoming Events
Rotary Belconnen News & Stories

For the past couple of weeks the Trash and Treasure Market has operated as a Produce Only market. The good news is restrictions are easing and step-by-step we hope to return to normal.

Are you one of our regular stallholders looking to return? If so, please contact us to discuss the new requirements and to book a spot.

Since COVID-19 hit things are a little different and there are a few more restrictions we need to adhere to. These include the following:

  • The market is now operating between 7am and 12pm and the site must be cleared by 1pm.
  • There is only a single gate so you will need to be onsite and set-up by 7am.
  • Due to physical distancing requirements we can’t use every site – for the time being you will need to book a spot by contacting …
  • You will need to make sure any items you have for sale are COVID-safe. This includes santisation of products as required. You will also need to have hand sanitiser available for your use, and that of your patrons.
  • And remember, you are responsible for your own public liability insurance if you sell goods at the market.

Please follow the instructions of the TnT team on the day. Let’s stay COVID safe. Your safety and that of our visitors is paramount.

How the market operates could change week-to-week inline with changing government restrictions. Stay tuned for further information. If you have any questions drop us an email. trashandtreasure@belconnenrotary.org.au

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.

NTA East Indonesia Aid would like to thank the Interact Club of Narrabundah College for their recent very generous donation of $1,000. This is in addition to their $2,000 donation in 2017-18.
This was donated through the Rotary Club of Belconnen RAWCS project - the Rotary Small Grants (East Indonesia) Project, which raises support from various Rotary associated Clubs in District 9710.
This is a very significant amount for a school group to raise and demonstrates a lot of hard work and commitment. This donation has significantly improved the lives of a number of people.
Key achievements
2018-19 ($1000 donated)
  • 15,000 litre household water tank for Palolito Farming Collective, West Timor
  • Toilet for the Tunas Baru Kindergarden, West Timor
  • Open water tank to help with crop irrigation for the Pancaran Kasih farming group, Semau Island, West Timor 
RSS - Syndicated News from Rotary Sources
Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

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.
If our FAQ and other pages do not answer your query, please feel free then to email our committee. One of the committee will respond as soon as possible. 
If you have a question about what Rotary does, please email us
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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