People of action making a difference

We are a service club with a purpose that is focused on fellowship and fun:

  • Based in Woden in Canberra, ACT (you do not have to live in Woden or the ACT to be a member)
  • Servicing to the local community and beyond (see current activities and ongoing projects)
  • Operating in a supportive environment and have men and women members

You are welcome to check us out and get involved contact us

Current activitiesFive Peaks Challenge logo


Five Peaks Challenge - A bike ride around Canberra on 28 April 2019

This is our annual non-competitive cyclo-sportive bike riding event provides a great challenge to ride the peaks around Canberra. And it's 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. There are two ride lengths (about 117 km or 88 km if all peaks ridden). You do not have to ride up any of the peaks so your non-climbing partner can by-pass them all and ride 87 km (longer route) or 57 km (shorter route) or you can by-pass any you find too difficult.

Full details and registration at: http://www.rotaryrides.org.au/


Rotary Adventure in Citzenship - 11 to 19 May 2019

It’s an intensive and fun filled week-long program for Year 11 students from around Australia to experience ‘inside’ Canberra and to become better citizens of Australia. We select delegates with different backgrounds and from different regions of Australia. Rotary families host the delegates – normally in pairs from different states. Delegates may be sponsored by their local Rotary Club.

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Join Woden Rotary Club to celebrating fifty years with a complementary drink on arrival, a three course meal and great dancing with music by TOPSHELF a four-piece band with music spanning the generations from the 60s to recent dance floor favorites. 

All proceeds go to L’Arche supporting people living with intellectual disability in our community. All special dietary requirements need to be advised when booking tickets with the name of the person with the requirements included. If you are fasting, type fasting as dietary requirement.

Only $90 per person

Numbers are limited (tables of ten available) so book now at: https://hellenicclub.com.au/booknow/

Enquiries to:
President Valmai Burns on 0412 720 956
Email Ros Osbourne rososbourne@ozemail.com.au


Charity Virtual Race Night - 18 October 2019

It’s an annual night of fun and frivolity with punting on a virtual (using videos of actual horse and dog races) using free fun money with prizes, silent auctions, and fashions in the field competitions. All proceeds go to charity. The bar is open and light snacks are provided.


Cycling Without Age - ongoingTri-shaw

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:

Vehicle parking

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.

 

Barbecue

Explination

 


 

Charity Virtual Race Night was a great success

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.

 Race NIght crowd  Race Night crowd enjoying themselves
 Giving prize to fashion winner  Race Night winners grinning

All proceeds go to charity:

  • This year we are supporting MyHome in Canberra to assist them to provide supported accommodation for people with enduring mental illness.
  • Last year we bought an electric-assist trike for Araluen Village so that residents again feel the ‘wind in their hair’.

 

Click here for more details of the event

Fine Wine and Friends

We had a great event on Friday 17th NovemberWine glass image

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.

 

Our Tri-shaw now in CanberraPhoto: Tri-shaw in Canberra

• 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 wodenrotary@gmail.com.

Click here to more on this project

Clothing to Wesern Desert Dyalsis from St Anthony's Primary School, WanniassaLetter from WPNWPT CEO

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.

Child wearing donated jumperToll 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycling Without Age trishaw

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.

View images of the 2017 event

 

 

Woden Rotary recognised by Rotary International President

for achieving the highest growth rate of female members in our Rotary District 9710

Horses racing

Contact us (phone or email) to find out more, address a meeting, request assistance or to join us

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Last modified JW 26 November 2018