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 disabled primary school children to play cricket. We enjoy the friendship and fellowship associated with Rotary service.
 
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.
 
The club held a casual afternoon tea fund raising event last weekend.  Over 20 members, partners and friends gathered to celebrate Rotary's efforts to date and to recommit to the End Polio challenge.  As well as having a wonderful relaxing afternoon tea and chat with friends, those attending discussed the progress over the last 12 months in some areas and challenges in others.  And to top it all off donations from those in attendance and others that were unable to make it totalled $1500 to support the endeavours to rid the world of Polio.  With the Gates foundation 2:1 commitment, this means an overall $4500 effort.  Well done Canberra Sunrise!
Our first club meeting for 2020 was well attended with 23 members and two guests.  The meeting included wide ranging discussions on upcoming activities and plans for another busy year supporting our community.  Topics included how we can support those affected by the regional bushfires, a potential benefactor for our annual Trivia Night and much more.  We heard from Luca, our Youth Exchange Student from Italy, on his YEP and other activities over the last 2 months.  He sure is fitting a lot into his year in Australia, and seems to be relishing the experience.  We also received a certificate for our recent financial support to Kids In Care.  
 
 
 
 
The RCCS DreamCricket Gala Day was held on Tuesday 5 November at the Radford College main oval for 118 children with a disability from seven schools across the ACT region.  The Gala Day was  opened by Mr Ric Smith AO PSM, President of the ACT Lord’s Taverners and the main sponsor of the Gala Day.  Over the course of the morning the children took part in a wide range of cricket based activities followed by a sausage sizzle and fresh fruit lunch before they were all presented with DreamCricket medallions to commemorate their participation and DreamCricket sun hats to remind them of a great day out.

Feedback from the schools shows that they all thoroughly enjoyed the event, their cricketing skills were demonstrably enhanced by their participation, and it is believed that they will have gained improved self-confidence and wellbeing from their individual achievements.

Overall it was a very successful day and great thanks go to Radford College and all the volunteers, from RCCS and other clubs, who made it all possible.
 

 
2020 is a whole new year and decade.  Over the Christmas and new year period you might have been considering making some changes in your life.  If you are in this situation and would like to assist those in need and the local community while enjoying a good social network, Rotary might be for you.  Our Rotary Club is seeking new members to grow the club and to allow us to do more in our community. 
 
If you are interested in learning more about what we do, without any commitments, drop us an email at canberra.sunrise@gmail.com.  One of our team would be happy to meet you for an informal chat on our club.  Alternatively, we welcome prospective members checking us out at our club meetings, every Thursday morning from 7.15 for 7.30am to 8.30am, at the Commonwealth Club (first club meeting is on 23rd January).  
Our last club meeting of the year celebrated some of the club's achievements. 
 
This included handing over the $12,000 proceeds from our annual Trivia Night to Rise Above CEO Melissa Gardiner (see https://riseabovecbr.org.au/ to learn about the great work that Rise Above does supporting those locals going through cancer treatment and their families).
 
 
 
 Please advise visitor attendance or member non-attendance to Helen Deutsch before 12.00 noon Tuesday every week
 
Speakers
None
Feb 27, 2020
Club Assembly
Dr Carol Hayes, , Ass. Prof. Japanese ANU
Mar 05, 2020
From Warners Bay High School to the ANU via Imabari
Amanda Tobler
Mar 12, 2020
CEO of CS 1 - community service organisation that is the beneficiary of the Trivia Night
Scott Saddler
Mar 19, 2020
Director, Canberra Arboretum
Simon Cullen
Apr 02, 2020
Cruising

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