We are a small and motivated breakfast club with members drawn from a wide range of vocations. Our goal is to serve our local community with a strong focus on youth. Our two primary activities are the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) which is an event for high school students held annually at the Museum of Australian Democracy and DreamCricket, which provides opportunities for primary school children with disabilities to play cricket. We enjoy the friendship and fellowship associated with Rotary service.
 
You can get full information on what we do and who we are in this leaflet
 
Why not join us at Canberra Sunrise Rotary and help us improve our great community here in Canberra.  Drop an email to canberra.sunrise@gmail.com  We'd love to meet you.
 
Thirty three members of Canberra Sunrise, Canberra Sundowners and friends worked together over about 6 hours to pack 600 birthing kits destined for overseas regions where proper facilities for giving birth are not readily available.  As well as providing the people power to pack the kits, $3,000 had been raised to purchase the items, including a $500 donation from corporate sponsor Keane Consulting (https://www.keane.com.au/).  Birthing Kit Foundation Australia (https://www.bkfa.org.au/) will ship these units to where they are needed, making a tremendous impact on the ground for women in need of them.
 
The event also provided an opportunity for a number of friends of club members and the Keane Consulting team to participate in one of our community service events, and was a lot of fun.
 
  
 
 
Last year our club welcomed our first Corporate Sponsor – Keane Consulting.  Since that time, the company’s Director, Owen Keane, Melinda Keane and Sean Wood have been regular participants at Canberra Sundowner meetings and community service activities.  Both Keane Consulting and the Canberra Sundowners are finding real value in this relationship. 
 
For Keane Consulting, the relationship is an important string in the company’s social ethos and values.  Owen and Melinda have stated: “We are really “keen” to live our values, and this means more than simply providing financial support to those organisations we sponsor and/or donate to. This means being active members of our local, Canberra community. We want Keane Consulting to have a social conscience.”  For more information on Keane Consulting, check out their website at https://www.keane.com.au/community.html
 
For our club, the value is in having additional hands-on support (Keane’s team were involved in our Vinnies sorting day and our Street Library construction activity).  This has been supplemented by a recent $500 contribution to our forthcoming Birthing Kit packing event.  The community is the real winner out of this relationship.  
 
If your company has a focus on supporting the community and you would like more information on how to turn this into a reality, contact the Canberra Sundowners through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canberrasundownersrotary/ or emailing the club on canberra.sunrise@gmail.com.
  

THE COURIER

The Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise presents a Movie Night Fundraiser, Thursday 8 April, 7pm, Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton. THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history.
 
For full details see here.
 
MUNA 2021
With great disappointment, the Board of RC Canberra Sunrise has decided not to proceed with a face to face MUNA in 2021, on the basis of the risk  of proceeding with a face to face event given the continuing COVID uncertainty of what might be the conditions prevailing in August.  The Board has asked the MUNA sub-committee to explore the possibility of a ‘virtual’ MUNA. Further information will be available as soon as this possibility has been assessed.
ARH has released the latest Facts Book from Australian Rotary Health.
Usually this is a hardcover book, and very few get into the hands-off those who need it. Now its available to everyone.
Read it through, skim to the parts you want, share it with others. It shows exactly what ARH does and can do. A valuable resource, from one of the jewels of Rotary in Australia.
 
 Please advise visitor attendance or member non-attendance to Peter McDermott before 12.00 noon Tuesday every week
Speakers
Stephen Trump
May 20, 2021
Australian Red Cross: Social Inclusion Programmes
Kristen Pratt
May 27, 2021
Capital Nordic Walking
Club Assembly
Jun 03, 2021
Club Assembly
Catherine Bell (Executive Director)
Jun 10, 2021
Tenderfunerals
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Jun 17, 2021
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Phil Basche PHF
Jun 24, 2021
Fearless Women
New Rotary Year
Jul 01, 2021
New Rotary Year 2021-22
Club Assembly
Aug 05, 2021
Club Assembly
Dr Maria Maley BA (Syd) PhD (ANU)
Aug 12, 2021
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