Change Over Dinner tomorrow night

July 3rd, 2016 · Club meetings

We are holding our Change Over dinner tomorrow night and as a result there will be no general meeting at the New Sydney Hotel.

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Refugee project meeting: Migrant Job Club

June 20th, 2016 · Club meetings, Refugees employment project

Tonight we held out first meeting for our refugee project, “Migrant Job Club”. Xavier Lane-Mullins from Red Cross provided a valuable link to the needs of the refugees that he works with.

The first job club session will focus on one of two core needs and to identify specific needs for future sessions. Please see our bulletin for further details.

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Project committee meeting next week

June 13th, 2016 · Club meetings, Club projects, Refugees employment project

Next week, 20th June, we are holding our first committee meeting for our refugee and immigrants employment project. The meeting will replace our standard meeting at 6:15pm at the New Sydney Hotel.

This meeting will decide on the starting details for the project, including members on the committee, the form and structure of the first event, and a plan to move the project to the next stage.

If you are interested please RSVP to Let us know if you are coming, or if you wish be involved with future meetings, or to just receive updates.

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No meeting tonight – 13th June

June 13th, 2016 · Club meetings

Due to the Queens Birthday public holiday there is no meeting tonight.

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Rotary donates $6000 to Colony 47 for their “Get on the Road” project.

June 4th, 2016 · Community activites

Therese Taylor, CEO of Colony 47, today welcomed a $6000 donation from Rotary for Colony 47’s Get on the Road project.

Ms Taylor said that the funding from five Rotary clubs: Salamanca, North Hobart, Sullivans Cove, Moonah and City Central Hobart would allow Colony 47 to assist a number of disadvantaged young people gain driving experience and training.

Warwick Pease, Peter Gibson, Therese Taylor,CEO Colony 47, Annie Palmer, Assistant Governor Group 2, and Ainstie Wagner,  Absent are Tony Moore and John Green.

Warwick Pease, Peter Gibson, Therese Taylor (CEO Colony 47), Annie Palmer (Assistant Governor Group 2), and Ainstie Wagner, Absent are Tony Moore and John Green.

“Through this generous donation from Rotary, we will be able to facilitate valuable access to training and alleviate some prohibitive cost barriers that come with learning to driving,” Ms Taylor said.
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Uni Revue 2016

May 26th, 2016 · Fun

We had a social dinner at Hogs Breath Cafe, we then went to the Theatre Royal to see the University Revue. The Uni Revue was Star Wars themed and it there were the expected naughty skits.

University Revue 2016 photo

Warwick, Greg, Chrissie, Mandy, Sharman

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Visit from Rotary Club of Silver City

May 2nd, 2016 · Club meetings

Peter Herzburg from the Rotary Club of Silver City (New Mexico) and his wife visited our club tonight. They provided us with extra insight in the project discussions in the meeting. At the end of the meeting we exchanged club banners.
2016-05-02 - General meeting - Banner exchange 1

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Project Planning Meeting #2: Immigrants and Refugees & Xavier Lane-Mullins

May 2nd, 2016 · Club meetings, Club projects

Xavier Lane-Mullins (Red Cross) spoke about Red Cross’ involvement in immigrants and refugees. Red cross provides migration support for people affected by conflict, or coming to Australia by boat to seek protection (the UN decides if they are refugees). Usually this takes the form of language skills, social support & volunteer help.

Red Cross helps non-permanent refugees that have a well-founded fear of their life whereas the migrant centre helps refugees with a permanent visa. Usually refugees are detained by Australian customs before being released into Australian community, 30,000 refugees still require processing

Xavier spoke about illegal arrivals including Muslims & overseas students. Red cross supports a many these people in the community. Our club’s interest was acknowledged. Xavier’s role is to consult with people in that situation & the Red Cross

The most useful help for refugees are in the areas of:
1) employment
2) education
3) community awareness (getting their stories out)
4) volunteering by the refugee

Employment & volunteering are where Rotary can help, ie introductions to employers, helping refugees find employment, where to seek employment, how to seek employment etc

Potentially could be a Rotary-sponsored breakfast, or potentially helping employers include refugee volunteers in their workforce.

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Entertainment Books 2016-17

March 18th, 2016 · Fundraising


We’re very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ this year. Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships from us today, and 20% of the proceeds contribute towards our fundraising!

Order your new Entertainment™ Book or Entertainment™ Digital Membership
before 26 April 2016 and you will receive over $200 worth of additional offers that you can use right away!

Entertainment™ Memberships are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, café, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel, and much more!



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Rotary Club of City Central Hobart
GPO Box 762
Thank you for your support!

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Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay joint meeting on Tuesday

February 28th, 2016 · Club meetings

Instead of a our normal meeting tomorrow night, our club is joining the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay on Tuesday night.

We will be back to the New Sydney Hotel the following Monday (7th March) as normal.

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Migrant and Refugee Project

February 22nd, 2016 · Club meetings, Club projects

Tonight we had a special meeting with Gillian Long from The Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), and we began to develop projects ideas that our club can build in conjunction with other organisations in this area. Thank you to the Rotarians from other clubs who came along and for their input.

We will be have another meeting with the MRC in several weeks to continue to develop the projects.

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Change of venue for the 25th January

January 24th, 2016 · Club meetings

Due to our venue being closed for pre-Australia Day celebrations we have decided to have a combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay. They also meet on Monday night at 6pm at the Wrest Point Boardwalk restaurant.
Next week’s meeting will be back the New Sydney Hotel as normal.

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Coming meetings

January 10th, 2016 · Main

Tomorrow we are starting the year with a social dinner (Monday 11th January) with our first general meeting at the New Sydney Hotel the following week (18th January).

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Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

January 9th, 2016 · Fundraising

Today we held our annual BBQ fundraiser at Bunnings. This time it was at their new location in Glenorchy, next to the Show Grounds.

It turned into a hot day, but the BBQ was very busy, and quite hectic around lunch time. We made approximately $1,200 after expenses which is a good effort.

Thank you to all who helped plan the event and those who helped on the day.

We must make a special thank you to the many who helped from the Rotary Club of Salamanca: Gill Whitehouse, Mike Woods, Tom Goninon, Liz Ryan, and Sue Hepburn.

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Christmas BBQ

December 12th, 2015 · Fun

Today we held our Christmas function. This year it was at the public BBQs at Nutgrove Beach. In addition to our club members we were joined by quite a few of our past members and their families.

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