From the desk of Pres Andrea – lots of business this week – alot happening!
(apologes for an typos - sigh)
  • Regionalisation
    • Showed the slides from Judy Ford (District Regionalisation Representative D9705) following on from a Zoom meeting (26/7/22) of some 20 or so district’s clubs’ presidents, which followed the notes Sharon provided in last week’s newsnotes, which in turn followed from the webinar across the district we did on the Saturday (23/7/22)
    • Those slides are now up on hour website, Thankyou Warrick for a great page too, summarising the project – you can get to it from the home page just under the banner or the ‘creating tomorrow’ banner, or from here!
  • Our first 22-23 Board meeting
    • A reminder of the Board composition and committees:
  • While the minutes are being finalised here are some salient points – Action Items and Decisions
  • Action Items
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ORS forms – time to get these to the ACT government again
George to contact CC to see about AV for the 15/9
Warrick to chair on the 25th August for Pres Andrea
Follow up with door trainees
Instagram connection with our facebook
Get a better QR code mount for the Bell
The newsnotes content and format – part of yearly review – is there anything we need to change?  Are there any new District requirements?
getting mentions about the Bell an Poles on the RI and district facebook sites for international visitors to see before the conference in Melbourne next year
update for  Mawhonga Project
  • Decision
    Approved Judy Raymond’s application to become a member
    1. if a member brings a guest they or the guest should pay.
    2. CC increases cost from $33 to $35. Ross showed the projections.
      1. increase our lunch cost for member and approved friends (formerly associates)is to $38
      2. Charge non members and visitors $40
      3. Remember that members do not have to pay for parking
  • This new payment regime will start at next meeting, 4/8/22.  This will cover speakers and what was formerly fines.
  • Some of the items that popped up at Thursday’s members’ lunch:
    • Apologies from Russell, Judy Raymond and George Wilson
    • As part of getting our documentation up to date, Monica G will undertake a follow up of our club’s history of PHF recipients
    • We had a briefing from Brian Goldstraw (Ginniderra) on the Zone 8 conference and early bird cost (which expired 31/7/22, so this newsnote is after that!).  He shall also pose the following query up the Conference organising  the chain:
      whether Rotary’s support of Ukraine is being promoted at the Zone 8 Conference.
      I don’t believe we have a speaker, breakout session on the subject and am not aware that anyone has registered a stand in the Showcase area. 
      I believe this is something we should consider addressing
      . “

    • We also had a briefing from Gary Davis (Woden Daybreak) about their upcoming 20th anniversary Charter dinner on the 6/8/22 at the SCC Woden.
    • I undertook to send an email to the Regionalisation project contacts asking the specific question: “what is the formal proposition to come to clubs, to vote on, and the formal mechanism to return the vote’s result to the Project?
      Since then i recieved a "presidents' pack" that has a fact sheet on this very question.
      You can find it here

    • I also undertook to notify the membership of the Board support of the application of Judy Raymond to join our club.  This now served by this newsnote item.   If anyone would like further information contact me in the absence of a membership director or committee.  If anyone wants to put their hands up for this for the rest of the year, also contact me.
  • As part of my ideas for this year (and the future, and echoing the aims of regionalisation wrt partnering with other clubs) a few weeks ago I knocked together a simple spreadsheet of the other clubs in the ACT  and what they do for projects.  I showed it at my 1st meeting this year.– I reproduce it here.- Source: the clubs’ websites and facebook pages,  June 2022.  Can you as members of RCCBG think of opportunities to partner with another club?
rough and ready summary projects
Aurora Gungahlin
PCYC, Defibrillators, powered wheelchairs, Paediatric Monitors
Trash and Treasure, Rotary College @ Calvary, Rotary Collection of Aus Art @ NGA, Girrawheen Lodge
Brindabella e-club
Dili Learning Centre Timor Leste, Branded Face Masks, End Trachoma hygiene bags, Dream Cricket
Brindabella ROTARACT
Shelterbox, Shepherd Centre, wheel out
Jack Olsson Relief Trust Fund
Canberra Burley Griffin
 Hands Across Canberra, Goodwin Village Market Day, ‘Lift the Lid Hat Day’, Walking with a Purpose fundraising, Kids in Care, Aussie Peace Walk, Canberra Show Parking Attendance ,  Chorus of Women Choir
Canberra East
Gnomes Antique and Collectibles Fair
Canberra Rotaract
Canberra Sundowners
Oaks Estate Community Area Painting, Birthing Kits, cleanup Aus, Gungahlin Street Library, Food Hampers for Xmas, Lids 4 Kids sorting, Food Pantry re-stocking
Canberra Sunrise
MUNA, Dream Cricket, Prosthetic Hands assembly, Kindness Conquers All, Birthing Kits, Tree Planting, Uplift, Power in People, Menslink
Canberra Weston Creek
Rural Education in Sri Lanka, Plant replacement (for 2022 Fires), Small Business Breakfast
Raising Funds for Rotary Foundation Projects, Gungahlin Markets
Farmers' Markets at Hall, Bees
Jerrabomberra (NSW)
ARHSport, Supporting the Jerra Community Parks
Fundraising Sausage sizzle, Tuggeranong Rotary Markets
University of Canberra Rotaracts
Cbr College Melrose High School Bursary, Sailability ACT, Five Peaks Bike Raise, Virtual Race nights, Cycling without Age
Woden Daybreak
 Gnomes, Mangoes,
I think that’s enough for this week!
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