The Rotary Club of Armidale Central is involved in helping members of the local community in many ways through supporting several local projects and organisations. These currently include Autumn Lodge retirement home, the New England Conservatory of Music, Armidale and New England Hospital, and Anglicare.
As with most Rotary Clubs, we work to help younger people through various international student exchanges, as well as by supporting local students who wish to attend courses in science, agriculture, leadership, and safe driving. In March 2015 we supported the formation of an Interact Club at Duval High School, Armidale.
We run the annual Armidale Book Fair, and maintain the gardens on and near the northern roundabout of the Armidale by-pass. We also organise various social events, and enjoy much good fellowship while working to help others.
Armidale Book Fair 2017
The Armidale Book Fair is a regular event on the New England calendar. Thousands of second hand books are available at very reasonable prices and all proceeds go to the charities, organisations and projects supported by our Club. The Book Fair is held in May each year.
We're getting ready for the 2017 Book Fair.
Saturday, 6th May to Saturday, 13th May
9:00am to 5:00pm, daily
Please put it in your diary now!
Book Fair map
Can I donate books?
You'll find our YELLOW BOOK BIN at the corner of Dumaresq and Canambe Streets, Armidale, just near our book shed (which is open from 7:30 to 9:00am on Monday and Friday in case you have a special load).
Call or Contact Us if you can't deliver the books yourself - we may be able to arrange a pick up.
Were you in the queue on opening day?
Up Down Project in Brazil
Our club is heavily involved with the "Up Down" project in Brazil through the work of Ian and Helen Garske in association with Luciana Belomo.
The link below is Luciana’s presentation on a tribute night for all the support received.
This is well worth a watch on YouTube. Follow the link below.
The Emergency Medical Information Booklet
The Rotary Club of Armidale Central launched the Emergency Medical Information Booklet for Armidale in February 2015.
The book is a small folding document that contains personal details, medical history and a list of medications. It slips into a plastic sleeve which has small fridge magnets on the back and then can be attached to the fridge. In case of an emergency the ambulance officers can very quickly establish the vital information and expedite treatment and transfer to hospital if required.
This information could save your life in an emergency!!
The books are available free of charge from pharmacies and all general practices in Armidale. A gold coin donation is encouraged so that our Club can continue to provide this service into the future.
Read more about our EMIB Project.
What essentially is a Leadership Circle?
Leadership Circles are targeted for personnel in leadership and management positions or for those who aspire to such positions of responsibility. Leadership Circles are equal status, collaborative, challenging and confidential gatherings where participants learn from each other about the achievement of organisational goals and about balance between organisational goals and personal goals.
Read more about Leadership Circles