Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 6 pm at the Ambassador Motel, Orange, unless otherwise indicated. Please contact Maggie Steventon (0410 079 654) before 12 noon on the Friday before a meeting to book in to attend.
Unfortunately many events in 2020 have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- 13 to 21 February 2021 – Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival
Our next market is:
Sunday, 13 December 2020 Rotary Community Markets from 9am to 2pm at the Orange Show Ground . For more information about the market visit Rotary Club of Orange Facebook page.
People interested in having a stall at our markets should first read the information on the Markets Tab and then complete the Stallholder Application Form.
BBQ at Orange Health Service
On the third Friday of each month, the Rotary Club of Orange sells BBQ lunches at the Orange Health Service (The Hospital) on Forest Road. We will be on the grass near the front car parks if it is fine, and if it is raining, we may not be there at all. Come and buy an egg and bacon roll or a sausage sandwich (with free onions if you like) and a drink between 11 am and 1.30 pm.
Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival 2021
This will be a festival of local events, providing entertainment and celebrating the Australian culture of bush poetry.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, events that may require interstate travel have been postponed until the 2022 Festival. This includes the National Bush Poetry Performance Championships.
Key events will be
- Saturday 13 February 2021
- Afternoon tea at Boree Cabonne homestead
- Poetry in the pub/ poetry brawl at the Freemasons Hotel, Molong
- Sunday 14 February 2021 – Poets brunch; Yeoval
- Wednesday 17 February 2021 (Banjo’s birthday)
- Unveiling of Banjo Sculpture at Yeoval
- Twilight birthday celebration at Banjo Paterson Park, Ophir Road, Orange
- Thursday 18 February 2021 – Wrath of Grapes at Heifer Station Winery, Orange
- Saturday 20 February 2021 – Youth poetry competition at the Orange Ex Services Club
- Sunday 21 February 2021 – Rotary family market day at the Orange Showground
More events are welcome. If you wish to hold an event or if you have any inquiries, email us at email@example.com
Planning is in the early stages so more information about competitions and events will be posted as they are finalised.
There is also a written poetry competition called the Dusty Swag – for more information go to https://www.abpa.org.au/events.html
Results of the 2020 Poetry Competition can be viewed on the Australian Bush Poets Association website.
Here are some of the poems from previous competitions for your enjoyment:
Guided tours of Emmaville Cottage
Guided tours of Emmaville Cottage can be arranged on request. Please contact Len Banks on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0428 459 117.
The Rotary Club of Orange welcomes new members. If you are interested in doing some hands-on community service while getting to know a wider circle of friends, then give us a call. We welcome men and women of all ages with no obligation to join until you are really satisfied that it is for you. Check out the range of activities we are involved in throughout this web site.