Wamboin Community Association

Rotary Club of Bungendore

Rotary Club of Bungendore is an organisation of people united to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace. The Rotary Club of Bungendore was chartered in 2003. Past presidents include: Bob Templeton, Colin Gray, Bruce Sharp, Connie Bachor, Denis Puniard, Colin Elder and Anne Elder, Bob Templeton and currently Beryl Tarttelin.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The flagship fund raising event for the Club is the Lake George Harvest Festival which will be held on Saturday, 14th May, 2011. The funds raised by the 2010 Festival have been set aside for Bungendore’s Sherd Shed and amenities block. The Festival provides a fund-raising opportunity for all local groups in the community. See website for updates: www.rotaryharvestfestival.com

The Rotary Club of Bungendore serves its local community by supporting the Palerang Council’s Australia Day Celebration, Anzac Day, and Bungendore Country Muster by providing the famous Rotary BBQ and catering service. The Rotary BBQ also raises funds by catering at other events such as the Queanbeyan 4Wheel Drive Show, the Bungendore Kennel Club and at the Bungendore Model Railway Exhibition.

The Club is very involved in helping local youth reach their full potential by sponsoring them to participate in such programs as: Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), National Youth Science Forum (NYSF),Youth Exchange. The Club runs a Public Speaking Competition for primary school students and awards book prizes to primary schools for excellence in literacy.

Internationally the Club supports the eradication of Polio; the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCs program); disaster relief by supplying Shelterboxes; as well as by supporting Interplast where teams of doctors and nurses are sent overseas to train medical staff. The Rotary Club also provides local community support by taking part in Bungendore’s Helping Hands, Bungendore Show Parking, Canberra Show Parking, Red Shield Appeal, and BowelScan.

The Rotary Club of Bungendore meets every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm for fellowship and a meal in the Community Centre in Majara Road, opposite the swimming pool in Bungendore.

Are you interested in becoming involved in your community? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you want to give back to your community?


Beryl Tarttelin  6238 0728

Rotary’s Lake George Harvest Festival Cookbooks are for sale

  • Website special price $18 each or 2 for $30 (usually $25 ea)
  • All content has been supplied by local groups and organizations.
  • All ingredients can be purchased locally.
  • This Cookbook is unique and makes a wonderful gift for overseas friends and relatives.
  • This Cookbook is suitably priced to be affordable for Christmas and birthday presents or gifts of appreciation.
  • All funds raised by the sale of the Cookbook support local community projects.
  • The Cookbooks have been printed locally.
  • Free local delivery.
  • Order Now by contacting harvest.festival@y7mail.com or Phone 02 6236 9136

2010 Upcoming Events

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 October 2010

Bungendore Model Railway Exhibition

Proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Bungendore and the Canberra Monaro N Scale Group at Bungendore Community Multi-Purpose Hall, (next to the Primary School) Gibraltar Street, Bungendore.

Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sat, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sun www.cmnsg.asn.au/exhibition
Entry $6 Adults, $4 Concession, Children $3, Family $15
Rotary BBQ and Kellie’s cakes and coffee will be available.

All funds raised will be used to sponsor local youth participating in Rotary programs.

Go to the Model Railway Exhibition by steam train!

On Sunday 17 October, the Australian Railway Historical Society is running the Bungendore Market Day Steam Train from Canberra and Queanbeyan. Information and bookings through ARHS. (Note: in the event of high fire danger, a diesel locomotive may run instead.)

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 November 2010

Open Garden

At the home of Bob and Glynn Templeton, 2 Ashby Drive, Elmslee Estate, Bungendore. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Entry fee $6. Trading table offering potted plants and preserves.
Light Refreshments will be on offer by Rotary Catering for morning and afternoon tea.

35% of the Entry fee ($2.10) will be donated to the Bungendore Rotary Club to support local youth participating in Rotary programs; the balance goes back into the Open Garden Scheme.