June 2019
This year, The Herald is being published on the 2nd Thursday of the month with stories received up to one week prior.
Articles for this publication should be of Upcoming events; "Rotary In Action" events should be directed to the DG's Newsletter.
Email all articles for either The Herald or the DG's Newsletter to d9520.editor@gmail.com.  Articles can either be in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Attach PDF files if that is all you have.  Photographs in either jpg, gif, png or bmp format.
Articles will only be run in the current and next Herald (depending on the event date), after which they will need to be re-submitted.

From the District Governor

I attended the first Changeover of the season on June 4 in Renmark where I had the pleasure of seeing outgoing President Paul Martin induct incoming President David Aitchison (pictured below).  It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since I attended the Rotary Club of Renmark’s Changeover last year.


So much great work has been accomplished over the past year in all of our Clubs across the District and I am sure as we enter this Changeover period there will be many reasons to pause and celebrate these achievements together.


This will also be a time to recognise the achievements of individuals in our Clubs through the bestowing of Paul Harris Fellows and Club awards.  We are surrounded by remarkable people in our Clubs and two of our Rotary colleagues were recognised last weekend in the Queen’s Birthday Honours - Dr Peter Dry AM (Rotary Club of Mitcham) and Robert Handley OAM (Rotary Club of Hyde Park) - congratulations on this wonderful recognition!


If there are other Rotarians honoured in these awards that we have overlooked please let us know so we can acknowledge them in our next newsletter.


This is also a time to remember our friends in Rotary who have left us this year - friends like Mina Ward, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise and former member of the District’s Youth Committee who tragically and suddenly passed away last week in Darwin.  Mina spoke at our District’s Conference in Mount Gambier in 2017 - who could forget her standing on stage with her bathing cap on as she talked about her dream to swim the English Channel.  Mina never had the opportunity to make that swim, but she did make a lasting and positive impact on her Rotary friends here in Adelaide.  Our thoughts go out to her loved ones at this sad time.


As this will be the last Herald for this Rotary year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Editor Rod Cooper for his hard work, his patience and his commitment to delivering an informative and interesting Herald each month for the benefit of Rotarians in our District.  Rod gave the Herald a slightly different look and feel this year and I have been very grateful for his enthusiasm and humour.  This is also Rod’s last issue as Editor as he takes on the role of Club President 2019-2020 for the Rotary Club of Mount Barker - all the very best Rod!


Thank you also to everyone who contributed content throughout the year - it would be a very short read without you.


In the past 12 months we have gone from ‘Making a Difference’ to ‘Be the Inspiration’.  I have had the great privilege of witnessing Rotarians and Rotary Clubs live out both of these themes as Rotary continues to change the world for the better.


DG Kim
Rotary Club of Renmark President Paul Martin inducting incoming President David Aitchison

Tip of the Month
With the End of Financial Year quickly approaching you may be looking for options to make a personal donation to your favourite cause - I ask that you consider making a donation to one of Rotary’s programs that offer you tax deductibility.
Australian Rotary Heath to support Mental Health Research in Australia, you can donate online at https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/support-us/quick-donation-form
For EFT donations call Jenny Towe at 02 8837 1900 
The Rotary Foundation via the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust at https://my.rotary.org/en/donate
SA Rotary Districts’ RAWCS Drought Relief Response have a project in the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) section of RAWCS which has full tax deductibility - you can donate online at https://donations.rawcs.com.au/81-2018-19

Situations Vacant
Amazing Opportunity
Do you feel the writing urge?
Do you love to research stories?
Do you wish to expand your Rotary experience?
Well look no further!
The positions of DG's Newsletter editor and The Herald editor are currently up for grabs.
If YOU would like more information regarding these prestige positions, please contact respective editors Robin (0408 813 295) or Rod (0417 817 792).
Call now as these roles wont last!
(We may also have a few steak knives to throw in - quantity limited)

Health of the River Information for Schools
The 2019 Health of the River Forum will be held at Calperum Station, Renmark from 28th October to November 1st, 2019. The forum is for Year 9 & 10 students interested in science, protecting the environment & natural resource management.
One and All Youth Training Voyages
Have tour Club assist a young person (15-18 yrs) with an amazing life-changing experience.

The Rotary Foundation and International
End Polio Campaign - 'Stay the Course'

Bill Gates was just a few months old when the first polio vaccine was developed in 1955. Now the American philanthropist is at the forefront with Rotary in the fight against polio. He used a district conference in Spokane, Washington, USA, to thank Rotarians for their leadership and dedication to eradicate the disease from the planet.


“Never, never, never give up. So long as Rotary members continue to believe that - so long as we never give up - then polio does not stand a chance.”

District Grants 2019-2020
Applications are now open for Clubs to apply for District Grants in 2019-2020.
Introducing Our New Disaster Response Fund
The Rotary Foundation is proud to announce our new Disaster Response Fund. Donations to the Disaster Response Fund help Rotary clubs provide disaster recovery and support relief efforts where the need is greatest by funding and providing access to disaster response grants.

Be the Inspiration
Celebrating Women in Rotary
The Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes Inc is launching a project Celebrating Women in Rotary in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the acceptance of women as members of Rotary.
SA Police Officer of the Year Award 2019
Do YOU know a South Australian Police Officer who deserves to be given this award?

Rotary Club of Glenelg Cold Plunge
The Cold Plunge is an annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Glenelg to raise funds for organisations that support the homeless in the community.
Pink Ribbon Morning Tea
Due to the success of the venture in 2018, plans are underway by the Rotary Club of Unley to once again host a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea on Friday morning, 11th October, 2019 at the Unley Town Hall.
District 9520 Changeover Lunch
The Rotary Club of Coromandel Valley and District Governor Elect Tim Klar invite you to the District Governor’s Changeover Lunch on Sunday 14th July, 12 midday at Glenelg Golf Club, James Melrose Road, Novar Gardens.
District 9500 Changeover Lunch
District Governor Elect Jane Owens & David invites you to the District 9500 Changeover Lunch on Sunday 30th June, 12 midday at Kooyonga Golf Club.
District Conference 2020 in Mildura
The District Conference in 2020 (the last for District 9520) will be held in Mildura from 27th to 29th March. The web site for this Conference is currently under development, however, information is being added on a regular basis so please visit the site to learn more about the Conference.
All Rotarians are invited to Christchurch
The Zone 8 Rotary Conference (previously known as the Zone Institute) will be held in Christchurch New Zealand from 20th - 22nd September 2019.

Learning and Development
District 9520 2019-20 Training Schedule
District 9500/9520 Mentoring Program 2019/2020
Have you ever felt that you would like to pass on some of your Rotary experience and knowledge and the professional skills and business tips you learned as you travelled through life?

Upcoming Events
G- Train & Committee of Management
DG's Home
Aug 10, 2019 9:30 AM
District Leadership Team
Aug 11, 2019 9:30 PM
Public Image Seminar
Hall A
Aug 18, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
G- Train & Committee of Management
Sep 28, 2019 9:30 AM
G- Train & Committee of Management
Nov 09, 2019 9:30 AM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Nov 10, 2019 9:30 AM
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