Meeting Day

Members and Guests meet every

Thursday at 12:00 for 12:30pm

at the Armidale Ex Servies Club.

 

Visitors are always welcome
(but please confirm ahead)

 

Contact the Club

President - Kristyn Barker

Email: president@armidalecentralrotary.org.au

Phone: 0411 642 525

 

Secretary - Greta Williamson

Email: secretary@armidalecentralrotary.org.au

Phone: +61 2 6772 0936

 

Armidale Central Rotary Club

PO Box 1150

Armidale NSW 2350

Members of The Rotary Club of Armidale Central

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 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.


Our Projects

Armidale Book Fair

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.

Thanks to all our wonderful supporters, volunteers, and the various organisations that helped us stage the 2018 Fair.

Now we're gearing up for the 2019 Armidale Book Fair.

When?

Saturday, 11th May to Saturday, 18th May 2019.


9:00am to 5:00pm, daily

Please put it in your diary now!

Book Fair map

Can I donate books?

Armidale Rotary Book Shed

Yes please!

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).

Bookshed map

Call or Contact Us if you can't deliver the books yourself - we may be able to arrange a pick up.

 


Books and Bikes for Kokoda, PNG

In March 2018, our Club delivered a pallet load of educational books to the Rotary Club of Inverell - 96 boxes of books in all.  The books are destined for the school at Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, and will travel there in a shipping container, the contents of which are being assembled by the Inverell Rotarians.

The container will also include hospital beds and push bikes!

We are pleased to have coordinated the delivery of 21 push bikes to Inverell, in April 2018, as part of the Kokoda shipment, and give thanks to 8 of our generous members who have found bikes in all sorts of places.  We also pay tribute to Mal Macpherson of Oxley Explorer Coaches who has lent us his large covered trailer for several trips to Inverell with bikes and books.

 

Push bikes destined for Kokoda, PNG

Kokoda, here we come!

 


The Emergency Medical Information Booklet

EMIB cover

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.