Information for Guest Speakers

Thank you for agreeing to be a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Canberra City


We meet at 6pm for a 6:30 pm start every Tuesday. You will be greeted by Rotarians on the door team.

Your presentation will commence after dinner and should be planned to run for approximately twenty minutes with a further ten minutes for questions.

The meeting will end at 8pm.


If you need to set up equipment, please arrive around 6:10 pm, so that we can be sure it will be set up and all will run smoothly for your presentation.(Please let us know what equipment you require in advance – see form at the end).


The Pavillion, 242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson

For Directions to the Venue from your current location click HERE

Meeting Format

When the meeting is about to start, a bell will be rung and members will stand by their seats. The meeting is opened by our sergeant. The President will make some toasts and lead the club in our invocation- “For good food, good fellowship and the privilege to serve, we give thanks.”

The club is seated. Guests are introduced briefly to the Club and Notices and announcements are made.

Meals are buffet style followed by self-serve tea and coffee.

Following the meal, the sergeant leads a “fine session” to raise club funds, and draws a raffle. You may be asked to select the winning ticket.

After the meal is finished, there is a short break. Your presentation will follow the break, usually at around 7:25pm

Your presentation

You and your topic will be introduced by a chairperson chosen for the meeting.

You are welcome to follow any format you wish in your presentation. The chairperson will give you a signal if required when your allotted time is nearing its end. They will then direct the question session, selecting the next question and keeping an eye on the time available.

When your presentation is over, the chairperson will call on another member to move a vote of thanks.

The meeting will close shortly after your presentation.


We can provide the following:

  • Microphone.  We recommend you use the microphone
  • Projector screen
  • Laptop for running PowerPoint presentations

You may want to use your own computer.

If you have a Macintosh computer and prefer to use it, please make sure you have connection adaptors to hook up to a PC style connection for the lite pro, or let us know, so we can supply the connection adaptor.

If you want to use our laptop, please bring your presentation on a memory stick.

About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Canberra City was chartered in 1975. There are currently about 50 members.

Through fundraising activities including our popular antiques fairs (held twice annually) and Belconnen Trash and Treasure Market, the club raises funds for a wide variety of projects locally, nationally and internationally. We support projects to end poverty, spread education and health and provide opportunities for those who would otherwise go without.

Some examples of projects the Club supports are the Canberra Careers Expo (providing inspiration and information on vocational options for the local community) and Polio Plus- Rotary International’s long-running global campaign to eradicate polio.

These are just two of the causes our club supports. We also enjoy fellowship within a diverse club, with members from a range of ages and backgrounds.

Rotary is non-profit, secular and apolitical.

Our ideal is “Service Above Self”

Thank you again for agreeing to speak at our Club. We look forward to your presentation and welcome you to contact us if you would be interested in attending meetings in the future.

Please feel free to contact our manager of the Speaker Program Anne Jenkin on 0417 248 760   or   02 6281 0530 or