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 so we know who is coming, before 5 pm on the Monday to:
Regular meeting at the Canberra Irish Club - unless otherwise noted here.
All Club meetings cancelled (due to the COVID-19 epidemic) until further notice
Rotary Club of Woden Inc.
We are a service club with a purpose that is focused on fellowship and fun:
You are welcome to check us out and get involved contact us
Current and recent activities
Five Peaks Challenge
The event scheduled for 26 April 2020 has been CANCELLED
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, we have been forced to cancel.
We will be conducting the event again in Autumn 2021.
If possible, we will conduct the event in Spring 2020 (September to November).
We will publicise the date of the next event once it has been determined.
On 28 April 2019 our last annual non-competitive cyclo-sportive bike riding event provided a great challenge to 262 participants to ride the peaks around Canberra on a glorious day (4 to 19 oC with light to moderate winds). It was a great way to see Canberra from the saddle with support along the course, great home made food at the refreshment stations and energy snacks at the peaks.
Full details at: http://www.rotaryrides.org.au/
Cycling Without Age - ongoing
We have an electric-assist 'trioBike taxi' (it's a tri-shaw as illustrated) currently located at Araluen Village (in Fisher) for use by the residents as part of the Cycling Without Age program to get the residents out with the wind in their hair. If you can ride a bike and have a desire to help others, then become a pilot (we will train you and it’s a simple process). You won’t need much practise before you are on the road (or the bike path).
Services we provide:
We can park cars for your event in an effective, efficient and safe way that ensures your customers have an enjoyable parking experience and arrive at the event in a good mood. We have considerable expertise and experience with short, one-day or multi-day events. Car parking is a lot harder than it looks – especially if you want it done properly – and we do it properly. All proceeds go into our service activities and Club projects for community benefits.
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.
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.
Woden Rotary recognised by Rotary International President
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 26 November 2018