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 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.
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
It's on again on Sunday 24 April 2022 for the 18th time
Our last annual non-competitive cyclo-sportive bike riding event on 18 April 2021 provided a great challenge to 273 participants to ride the peaks around Canberra on a glorious day (6 to 18 oC with light 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.
Next ride is on Sunday 24 April 2022 - save the date.
Full details and registration (when it opens later in 2021) 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.
Fine Wine and Friends
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.
Our Tri-shaw now 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clothing to Wesern Desert Dyalsis from St Anthony's Primary School, Wanniassa and ACT Government
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.
Rotary is a worldwide network of community volunteers. Our Canberra based Club thinks globally and acts locally and world wide.
Last modified JW 23 April 2021