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Ken Robertshaw Kayaking Mississippi River
At our Online meeting on the 1/6/2017 we had a guest speaker Mr Ken Robertshaw from the Rotary Club of Halifax UK.
Ken spoke about his Kayaking trip down the Mississippi River in 2014
online Meeting 23/03/17 DGE Mark Wallace visit
After 38 years in print journalism, including four years as Editor of Rotary Down Under and 20 years at The Canberra Times, Mark Wallace has retired to concentrate on his impending District responsibilities and to take up the challenge of expanding his photographic hobby business.
He spends much of his time between his club and professional Rotary roles talking to clubs all over Australia on Rotary's public image and the role each Rotarian plays in that image.
In 2012 he led a Group Study Exchange team of four journalists to the United Kingdom, the first step in his master plan to indoctrinate the world's journalists – one by one if necessary – into the wonderful ways of Rotary.
Mark is a member of the Rotary Club of Bowral-Mittagong but before moving there in 2012, was twice president of the Rotary Club of Crows Nest in Sydney and is a former member of the Rotary Club of Canberra City. He is a Paul Harris Fellow with five sapphires, mostly because he is also a proud member of the Paul Harris Society.
Although divorced, Mark has been engaged to the love of his life, Fran, for more than 15 years and they are currently living happily ever after in Colo Vale, near Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of NSW
During our online meeting we listen to Sheree who is a Director of Microboards Australia and is based in Canberra. She is the mother of a young man with a complex disability. She has a powerful personal story that many families can relate to and enjoys sharing how she went from being a tired single mum that saw no future for herself or her son to working with a Microboard and building a life for him that is embedded in his local community where he is happy and thriving. Her 15 years as a teacher and university lecturer has given her excellent skills in speaking, teaching, advocacy and mentoring.
Microboards are proven way of safeguarding the quality of life for people with disability even when parents are no longer hereRead more...
Applications for NYSF 2018 opened on 1 March 2017. The official closing date is 31 May. The applying students are asked to nominate a sponsor club. Hopefully students will go direct to their preferred club, but it is very likely that in May and June, I will be asking clubs to sponsor an orphan applicant. If I approach you to sponsor a student, it will because that student lives in the geographic region your club covers or at least attends a school in that region. If I am aware that the student has a previous connection with a particular club, for example through RYPEN or Interact, I will always direct them to that club.Read more...
WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
In partnership with the World Peace Association, the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin has taken on an ambitious project of building a World Peace Bell Pavilion within the Canberra Nara Peace Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The Canberra World Peace Bell will provide a destination in Nara Park to remind us that we want a peaceful World.
We already have our World Peace Bell. It is carefully archived in the Australian War Memorial until we construct a pavilion to house it.
We are asking for your help to build the proposed pavilion that was designed by Lauren and Fred Kasparek. Lauren is an architectural student at the University of Canberra while her father Fred Kasparek has been a practicing architect for over 28 years in Canberra.
Still need Major Financial Partners to support the project. To help please go to https://canberrapeacebell.org/partners
WHAT IS A PEACE BELL?
The Rotary E-Club of Brindabella has members throughout the States of Australia and overseas.
Our objective is to support the ideals of Rotary; support member’s local communities through service; support the People of the Western Desert, Dream Cricket with fundraising and community support. And enjoy our times together.
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