5 September 2022





What’s been happening in the Club this last fortnight (13/8- 04/09):

  • Regionalisation

    • Presidents are required to vote between September15th and 31st

    • I shall be getting a note out to all Club members in the next few days asking you what you think – do we support the pilot or not?

    • I personally support the Pilot proceeding

  • August Board items

    • Rotary International has issued a new constitution. Warrick is managing the new document from Steve Hill– the RI document had to be amended to comply with the ACT Government Office of Regulatory Services

    • Sent email to ACT Club presidents about keeping a spreadsheet on which clubs have the equipment for BBQs and uses them. I get several queries a month about this. I’m happy to redirect these queries, but I need to know to whom. I’ve had one response to date.

    • Approved the July Minutes – they’ll be up on Club Runner soon.


Members are reminded of the upcoming ceremony at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to recognise the International Day of Peace from 11 am 21September. Please come along and bring your family and friends.

(Ceremony for Hiroshima 6 August, Past President Warrick with Brendan Smyth)

If you would like to consider being a guide to take students through Lennox Gardens finishing at the Peace Bell let one of our current guides know of your interest.

We can then arrange for a training session for you, the scripts are provided and you will enjoy the process.

Just ask one of our guides and they will let you know of their experiences. current guides Bill Andrews, Russell Dew, Peter Davies, Ross Brown and myself.

Michael Rabey


This Week's Meeting (8th of September, 12.15 for 12.30 pm, Commonwealth Club)

We will hear from Club Member Michael Rabey about his recent travels and discuss further the Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Programme.

Duty Roster (September 2022)


Sept 8th

Sept 15th

Sept 22nd

Sept 29th


Ross B.

Ross B.

Ross B.

Ross B.

Welcome & Opening the Meeting:

George W.

Linda W.

Olek G.

Sally G.

Toast to

Rotary at Work:

Russell D.

Michael R.

Sharon G.

Bill A.

Thank Speaker and Write Notes

Warrick H.

Stephen M.

Peter D.

Juris J.

If Unable To Attend On A Day You Are Rostered, Please Organise A Replacement.

Last Week's Meeting (September 1st)

We heard from Janet Salisbury, Founder and Director of the Women's Climate Congress, who spoke to us about "Shifting the course from climate disasters to climate security - and the role of women".

Next Week's Meeting (September 15th)

This will be our Fundraising for Indigenous Projects Gala Luncheon.

Great guest Speaker - Dr Brad Tucker - Astrophysicist. 

Book now for family and friends and help make this a successful fundraising luncheon. Great Speaker, great venue  and great food.

I hope you all can come and support our Indigenous programmes.

You can indicate your attendance by clicking here RSVP

Photos and narrative about the projects can be seen on our website here /rccbg-indigenous-program

Bill Andrews and George Wilson

Other Events:

21 Sept: World Peace Day Ceremony at the Peace Bell

1 Oct (to Nov 30): Walking with a Purpose

Oct 23: Nara Peace Park Cleanup

29 Oct: Candle Festival

17 Nov: AGM


National and International Days This Week

5 Sept: International Day of Charity

7 Sept: Brazil Independence Day; International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

8 Sept: International Literacy Day; Andorra National Day; North Macedonia Independence Day

9 Sept: International Day to Protect Education from Attack; Tajikistan National Day; Democratic People's Republic of Korea National Day

Anniversaries of Historical Events This Week

5 Sept (1666) Great Fire of London ended leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 people dead

6 Sept (1916) First true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly", was opened in Memphis USA 

7 Sept (1936) The last surviving member of the marsupial thylacine species (Tasmanian Tiger) "Benjamin" died alone in his cage at the Hobart Zoo

8 Sept (1504) Michaelangelo's statue of David was unveiled in Florence

9 Sept (1888) Easter Island/Rapa Nui was annexed by Chile

10 Sept (1897) London taxi driver George Smith became the first to be arrested for drink driving.

11 Sept (1541) The Spanish settlement of Santiago Chile was destroyed by Picunche warriors led by Lonko (chief) Michima


Truths or Facts that Little Children Have Learned:

1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptise cats..  

2) When your Mum is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair. 

3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second  person.  

4) Never ask your 3-year-old brother to hold a tomato.  

5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food..  

6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair..  

7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.  

8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.  

9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.  

10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap. 

The Four Stages of Life  

1) You believe in Santa Claus.  

2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.  

3) You are Santa Claus.  

4) You look like Santa Claus.  

Eric Carmody


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