Woden Rotary is supporting My Home in Canberra Inc. a community initiative which aims to build and provide appropriate and effective supported accommodation for people in Canberra with mental illness.
|Five Peaks Challenge|
|29 April 2018|
|Are you ready for an easy
or difficult challenge?
|* Five Peaks Challenge|
|* 88 or 117 km
Visitors and friends welcome
We meet Wednesday
6 for 6:15 pm at:
Canberra Irish Club
6 Parkinson Street, Weston ACT
See below for changes to meting arrangements
You are welcome to join us –
And if possible please advise before 5 pm on the Monday so we know who is coming:
John Burns 0439 399 340
Regular meeting at the Canberra Irish Club - unless otherwise noted here.
20 & 27 December
BBQ meeting on 10 January
Rotary Club of Woden Inc.
On Friday 23 February we held a fun night of punting with free play money, silent auctions and dress up for fashions on the field.
All proceeds go to charity:
We had a great event on Friday 17th November
Attendees (over 80 of them) ate the food provided and sampled some beautiful wines presented by:
Woden Rotary Club will use all proceeds to support of My Home In Canberra
– that will provide supported accommodation for people with enduring mental illness.
• We have purchased a trioBike taxi from Denmark (that's it in the photo) using funds raised from the Charity Vitrtual Race Night in April 2017 and the Five Peaks Chalenge 2017 bike ride.
• It's a ‘a couch on wheels’ – see it in this video.
• This is the third tri-shaw for Cycling Without Age in Canberra – the others are at Kangaga Waters residential aged care facility in Belconnen.
We need pilots
We are training people to become pilots and take residents for rides in the tri-shaw – out and about, to the shops, to the lake or wherever.
If you can ride a bike and have a desire to help others, then there is plenty of space for you. Our pilots are everyone from directors and senior citizens to students. You won’t need much practice before you are on the road (or the bike path).
Our motto is: ‘Hurry up slowly – turn softly’.
We will train you to become a pilot (it's a simple process) and advise you of the booking procedures so you and residents get together for a fun ride. There are no commitments as to your availability – you decide when you can ride and then your services are offered to residents. Or you can have regular passengers. It’s up to you and the residents.
Expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary school changed its badge and thus had some surplus second-hand jumpers and other clothing available that they offered to Woden Rotary. We passed them onto the WDNWPT (Western Desert Dialysis) aboriginal cooperative with whom we have a close relationship having, amongst other things, constructed some dialysis centres and nurses quarters in remote communities for them.
Toll IPEC kindly transported the jumpers to Alice Springs free of charge. Here is the letter of thanks form WDNWPT and an image of a student in one of the donated jumpers.
Details at www.rotaryrides.org.au.
It's a non-competitive cyclo-sportive event that provides a great challenge to ride the six peaks of Canberra – Mount Stromlo, Red Hill, Mount Pleasant, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain and Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum). It is historically named 'Five Peaks Challenge' but since 2015, when Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum) was added, it has six peaks for you.
There are two ride lengths (118 km or 83 km) within which you have the option to choose which peaks you climb and which ones you by-pass. Take on all six peaks for a total elevation gains of about 2,000 m on the longer ride and 1,500 m on the shorter ride – but you can bypass the peaks if necessary for less climbing. And there are food stations and support available available on course.
Everyone had a fun evening and we raised raised money for charity with betting with play money (no real money) on horse, dog and pig races projected onto a screen. No attendee has seen the races before. A customised race card and a wad of 'play money' is given to all attendees. And there will be fashions in the field and silent auctions.
This year's charity project helped Araluen Retirement Village in Fisher acquire a trishaw electric assist bike to start a Cycling Without Age program - so residents again feel the ‘wind in their hair’ (image left).
It's on again next year on Friday 23 February 2018.
The new Hansa 303 Wide sailing boat was named 'George' and handed over to Sailability on Sunday 26 February 2017 in the presence of Woden Rotary members, the ACT Minister and Shadow Minister for Disability and the local MLA
After the launch everyone present was taken for a sail.
The MLAs addressing those present -- Elizebet Lee, Rachel Stephen-Smith (Minister for Disability) and Bec Cody
Sailability ACT welcomes all people without regard to age, ability, gender or socio-economic status as sailors or volunteers and sails Hansa 303 Wide two person boats (and smaller boats). They cater for people with disabilities who wish to experience 'freedom on the water' and has facilities and resources to teach people to sail and allow them to broaden their horizons.
Sailability ACT is based on Lake Tuggeranong located and sometimes sails on Lake Ginninderra and Lake Burley Griffin.
for achieving the highest growth rate of female members in our Rotary District 9710
Rotary is a worldwide network of community volunteers. Our Canberra based Club thinks globally and acts locally and world wide.
Last modified JW 28 February 2017