Welcome to the Rotary Club of Canberra Sundowners

The Canberra Sundowners are one of Rotary's newest clubs (chartered on the 20th of August 2021).  We have, however, been supporting our community since 2017, as a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise. 
We are a vibrant and diverse group of people working to make a difference in Canberra and around the world. We enjoy getting into the community and volunteering our time for worthy causes.  
Are you interested in making positive changes in your community and the world?  If so, we encourage you to check us out.  We know you will be glad you did!!!
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We are very pleased to have achieved our chartered Rotary Club status on the 20th of August 2021.  This means we are no longer a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise and are now an independent Rotary Club.  Chartering culminated a flurry of activities by our hard working Charter Committee - thanks team.
Our Charter Celebration Committee have also been working hard to set up a charter celebration party to be remembered.  We had everything pretty well organised - venue, registration web site, plans for the evening's program and fun activities and more.  However when Canberra went into lockdown we opted to defer the celebrations by some months to ensure we can plan with certainty and ensure the success of the event.
Mark your diaries for this gala occasion. The event has been rescheduled to the evening of Friday 25th of February 2022. More information will be available soon.  Invitations will be sent out to Canberra Rotary Clubs and some of our friends and key supporters.  
The Sundowners kicked off the new Rotary year with two planning sessions.  The first addressed club meetings, membership, venue and a number of other matters  Chair Sam Saunders led members through a fruitful discussion on what has worked well to date and areas that we can tweak to improve going forward. 
There were plenty of ideas put forward and a number of decisions made, including facilitating virtual attendance at meetings going forward (probably using Microsoft Teams) and initiating a review of venue alternatives for our meetings.  
Helping Restocking of Community Services #1 Food Pantry
After receiving advice from Community Services #1 that their food pantry was in very high demand resulting from a range of factors including the ACT lockdown and in need of additional supplies.  It has been great to be able to mobilise our team very quickly to support those in need in our community.  
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Service Above Self

Upcoming Events
Oct 24, 2021
Nov 16, 2021 6:30 PM -
Dec 07, 2021 7:30 PM
Nov 30, 2021 6:30 PM -
Dec 21, 2021 7:30 PM
Dec 12, 2021 12:00 PM
The Manor, Gold Creek
Rosemary Castle
Nov 02, 2021 6:30 PM
Operation Cleft
Club Executives & Directors
Community Service Director
Vice President and Immediate Past Chair
Club Development Director
Membership Director
Public Officer (ACT)
Club Protection Officer
Note:  The club is meeting virtually during the period of Canberra lockdown.  Please contact us if you would like to virtually join one of our meetings.
Club Information
Canberra Sundowners

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
The Canberra Club (Downstairs)
51 Blackall St
Barton, ACT 2601
Club meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. One Tuesday a month we also will normally hold a social activity. A guest speaker is normally engaged for the 3rd Tuesday of the month meeting.

Corporate Sponsors

Keane Consulting has been a corporate sponsor of the Sundowners as part of their community program since mid 2020.  Check them out here:  https://www.keane.com.au/
Rotary International Theme 2021-22
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.