District Governor Kim Harvey

This year the DG's Newsletter is being published on the 4th Thursday of the month with copy being received up to one week prior.
Articles for this publication should be of "Rotary In Action"
Upcoming events should be directed to The Herald
DG Kim Harvey welcomes your stories of Rotary In Action

Since our last DG's Newsletter, we welcomed several either new or transferring members to District 9520
Sylvie Clarke Encounter Bay
Judith Greenway Hyde Park Rotary
Peter Kennedy Loxton
Hiep Nguyen Campbelltown
How to Be the Inspiration this year. President Barry Rassin has challenged clubs and Rotarians to Be the Inspiration in 2018-19. Here are a few ways you can do that.

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March DG's Newsletter

DG's March Update

Well they are off and cycling!  On Thursday morning I joined around 100 well wishers at the Causeway Cafe in Victor Harbor to give a huge Rotary send off to the amazing group of 20 Rotarians and non Rotarians, and their support crew, who will spend the next 7 days cycling to Broken Hill as part of the Ocean to the Outback fundraiser for mental health research.  It was wonderful to see Rotarians from the Clubs in the Fleurieu and further afield cheering on the riders and contributing funds to help the riders reach their target of $50,000.  They are very close to that target and I know with the generosity of Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across our District we will help them reach that goal - all in support of Australian Rotary Health’s Lift the Lid Campaign. I encourage you to follow their ride on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/rotaryvictorharbor/ 
March has been a busy month (which month hasn’t!) with a Membership Workshop at Flinders University providing a great forum for Rotarians to share ideas and best practice -  well done to PDG Euan Miller and his committee.  I was absolutely delighted to be part of celebrations marking the establishment of two new Interact Clubs in the Southern Fleurieu and the Adelaide Hills - the students are excited about working with their sponsor Rotary Clubs (Encounter Bay and Stirling) and making a difference in their community.  While the Group Study Exchange team from Missouri are having a great time learning more about our Aussie culture and their vocations, the outgoing team has been busy preparing for their trip to Kansas City, departing Adelaide on March 29.  Both teams have Facebook pages so you can follow their adventures in both Districts.
The District Conference in Broken Hill is now just one week away and the Conference Committee has been working overtime to make sure the delegates have a memorable experience.  Thank you to all who have registered - we are thrilled to have reached our goal of 400 for the Conference and 450 for the Gala Dinner.  If you have registered for the conference but you have not received a confirmation acknowledging your registration or payment please contact the registrar, Melda Hammond, immediately at hammond.melda@hotmail.com
I remain in awe of the energy, the enthusiasm and the commitment of Rotarians in our Clubs across the District, and some of that great work has been profiled in this issue of the DG newsletter.  Please keep sending in your stories and photos as you continue to Be the Inspiration!
Kim Harvey
District Governor 2018-2019
Rotary International District 9520
0435 014 403

The Broken Hill Rotary Clubs Drought Project

The two Rotary Clubs of Broken Hill have initiated a Drought Project to assist Pastoralists, their employees and contractors who have been adversely impacted by the drought through Far Western NSW and Eastern SA.
We have widely canvased our area and found what these people most need is to be able to come together informally and at a BBQ or the like and forget about their hardship for a few hours.
Our Clubs will be either suppling the food for these events or attending with the food and cook.
We have established a RAWCS project 73/ 2018-2019 under the umbrella of Rotary Australia Benevolent Society to obtain funds to make this possible. Rotary Clubs can contribute to the project by going online to the RAWCS website and donate to the RAWCS project 73/ 2018-2019.
This was necessary to be able to offer Tax Deductions for contributions received from the public.
As well as RAWCS funding we have made application through Rotary for funding from the Federal Government for the
Drought Communities Support Initiative (DCSI)
The Commonwealth Government has provided several charities – including the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) – with an opportunity to distribute drought relief benefits to farmers, farm workers, and farm contractors and suppliers that have been adversely impacted by drought and reside within listed Drought Declared Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Approved applicants will receive $3000, most likely by way of a gift card (debit card).
To be eligible to receive cash payments and/or vouchers the recipient of the benefit must be
· 18 years of age or older and a farmer, and
· a farm worker or farm supplier/contractor who:
1. Lives and/or works in one of the following eligible Local Government Areas: Bega Valley, Bland, Blayney, Cabonne, Carrathool, Forbes, Lachlan, Oberon, Parkes, Narrandera, the Unincorporated Far West, Broken Hill, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires &
2. Is in need of financial assistance to pay for food, petrol, utility bills or another need, or is at imminent risk of not being able to pay for these goods and services.
The benefit provided is limited to one per household to a maximum of up to $3,000.
I am of the understanding that the next round of funding that will be released in the May Budget will include South Australia.
To get the application and information out we have been able to have access two large data bases that cover the majority of our area.
Bruce James - Rotary Clubs of Broken Hill

The Water Bag Project

Revegetation Project at Calperum Station in 2018/2019.
This project was planned by Dr. Peter Cale, Calperum Station Manager, and managed by David Gooley of the Rotary Club of Mitcham.
The aim of the project is to evaluate the watering of seedlings by a refillable 25 litre vinyl water bag rather than the current system of 1000 litre tanks feeding water to the seedlings via 19mm irrigation hoses and drippers.
The current watering frequency varies from weekly in the summer to irregularly in the remainder of the year depending on weather conditions. For the Water Bag trial, each seedling is surrounded by a vinyl 25 litre bag laid on the ground. The water drips slowly from the bag to the ground adjacent to the seedling providing continuous moisture for the seedling for up to a month. The bag requires refilling every 4 weeks. The bag acts as mulch for the ground, minimising the moisture evaporation and minimising weed growth.

District 9510 Governor 2021-2022

I am pleased to formally advise that Jeff Neale, Rotary Club of Campbelltown, will be the District Governor for District 9510 for the Rotary year 2021-2022.
Jeff’s Rotary involvement started over 50 years ago, attending “Family Meetings” at the Rotary Club of Campbelltown with his parents Reg and Shirley. Reg is a charter member of the Campbelltown Club. Jeff was invited to join the RC of Campbelltown in 1990 and served as President in 2007/2008. Jeff is a Paul Harris Fellow with three Sapphires. 
Jeff is the Dealer Principal of Paradise Motors Mazda, a family business started by his father Reg in 1956. Jeff has been invited to participate on several Mazda advisory groups and is a representative on the National Dealer Council.
Jeff was a member of St John Ambulance  and held the position of Divisional Superintendent. Through St John, Jeff met his wife Jenny, also a Divisional Superintendent with St John Ambulance. Jeff and Jenny were married in 1984 and retired from St John to start a family.
Jenny trained and worked as a Registered nurse. For the last 25 years she has worked at Paradise Motors.
Jeff is a train enthusiast and is building a model railway. He also loves music.  Jeff and Jenny have 3 adult children and recently welcomed a Daughter in-law.
DG Kim Harvey

D6040 Visits Murray Bridge

The GSE team from D6040 spent a week as guests of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge. 
Arriving on Sunday, the team enjoyed a welcome lunch followed by an orientation of the city. A mayoral reception and visit to the Monarto Zoo was on the agenda for Monday with a special behind the scenes experience for all. Monday evening was perfect with a BBQ overlooking the river finishing an enjoyable day.
Tuesday and Wednesday were vocational visits days with Tuesday evening being an Intercity meeting at the Murray Bridge Golf Club. Every Club in our Group 3 was represented and banner presentations were made by our GSE visitors.
For relaxation on Wednesday afternoon, we entertained our guests at the Lake Breeze Winery at Langhorne Creek. This proved a most popular visit as did the River cruise on Thursday.
Thursday evening was time to bid farewell to Melissa, Susanne, Ashley, Lisa & Cutter and what better way than a taste of the Murraylands and wider Australia. Coorong mullet, mulloway, kangaroo, camel, buffalo and goat were all on the menu and this event culminated a most successful visit to Murray Bridge.
Thanks to all who assisted with the visit and attended the Group 3 Intercity meeting.

New Interact Club

The Rotary Club of Stirling recently held a morning tea at Heathfield High School to mark the establishment of the Adelaide Hills Interact Club based at the school. The event was attended by the school Principal Roy Page and senior staff, our District Governor Kim Harvey, our local member Josh Teague about 35 students (including the three school captains) and members of our board.

Rotary Club of St Peters

Vocational Awards for Design and Creativity

On 13 November, the Rotary Club of St Peters held its 25th Annual Vocational Awards.   The Award is for Year 10, 11 or 12 students who have displayed a high level of skill and application in completing a hands-on project in the area of art, craft or technology with a focus on creativity and design.  This may include, but is not limited to wood, metal, material, electronics, plastic, photography, art or similar.
This year, the entries were from Pembroke, Loreto, St Peters College, Prince Alfred College and Marden Senior College.   Each school submitted two entries and each student was awarded a certificate and a cheque for $200.
The Awardees with President Brian Kretschmer and Vocational Director David Heilbronn
A Collage of some of the Winning Entries

NYSF Update

How many of us have had a Life-Changing Experience that has uplifted us, shattered our horizons, encouraged us to excel? Was it not beyond price? This year’s National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) program is just such an opportunity.
NYSF gives High School students interested in STEM a chance – possibly unmatched in Australia – to glimpse the reality of careers in STEM. The NYSF experience is an educational and very fun camp for 10 days in January, at the Australian National University or the University of Queensland.  Last year, students went on science and technology lab visits, attended lectures and workshops, met like-minded people from all over Australia, enjoyed social and group activities and made “amazing” friends.  To quote one student this year: “NYSF surpasses every single expectation I could ever have held.”
Rotary recruits for NYSF every year. Y11 students can apply from now until 31 May. They approach a Club for sponsorship, mentoring and financial support, and then attend a Selection Day. About 50 from SA went on to summer camps last year.
These young people have the potential to be the future movers and shakers of Australia. They are well worth your Club’s support. Please do! (See NYSF.edu.au for more).



  • Date – Sunday 29th September to Thursday 3rd October 2019
and Sunday 12th April to Thursday 16 April 2020
  • They will be guided by an experienced & dedicated crew
  • Standing watches 24 hours a day, navigating, helming the ship and climbing the rigging to set & furl sails
  • Learning teamwork, discipline & new skills; gaining self-confidence and overcoming challenges
  • Select & sponsor your own student (full selection criteria provided)
  • Sponsor one of our selected students
  • Clubs pay $950 towards the $1,100 voyage cost (our committee raises the balance)
  • This covers all costs
  • Two clubs can combine to support a student
  • Sell copies of the fascinating book Casting Off Tradition, life of David Binks
$17 from each book sold supports the program
Register your interest, obtain further information and obtain application forms at www.youthsailing.com.au or contact
David Binks
Bill Walsh
Peter Hammond
Peter Schaefer
0438 221 937
0427 396 258
0412 434 012
0407 977 345


The District Changeover is to be held on 14th July at midday.
Venue will be the Glenelg Golf Club.
DGE Tim will provide more details shortly

Looking for a local maternal and child health project? Read on!

The Rotary Club of Seaford is pleased to introduce eMbrace, a new program ready for launch by Genesis Pregnancy Support Inc, right here in Adelaide.
 is a 24-hour staffed, live-in  support program designed to provide mothers or mothers-to-be with personalised attention, relevant education and assistance to equip them with basic life and parenting skills. The house located at Edwardstown is mostly staffed by volunteers!
The overall objective is to keep mothers and their children together (avoiding child removal to government-based care) through early interventions that reduce maternal stress and address dysfunctional parenting.  
Maternal stress is linked to health inequalities for both mother and child across the lifespan.
Newborns experience:
  • Preterm births, low birth weight and compromised immune system
Over the life span mother and child at heightened risk of developing:
  • PTSD, depression & anxiety
  • Alcohol dependence, drug use, tobacco use
  • Chronic disease - obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension
Research shows these risks are reduced by developing positive social and emotional relationships and by developing skills and habits that strengthen the mind and body.
  is designed to help unsupported mums achieve just this!
How can your club become involved?
Volunteer! We need passionate Rotarians to staff various roles within the house.
Donate! Genesis Pregnancy Support Inc are launching eMbrace with NO government funding!
We need wages for an accredited counsellor and various pieces of equipment to furnish the house.
Learn more!
Invite us to speak with you. A presentation can be tailored to your requirements.
Let’s help this valuable program get a good start!
For more information please contact:
Julia Parini, Rotary Club of Seaford
Mob: 0422516300
Email: julia.parini@gmail.com

Hamburg R.I. Convention 2019

1st - 5th June 2019
DGE Tim Klar is our RI Convention Convenor.
Contact Tim for further information

Rotary Club of St Peters

Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program
Kala McLean applied and was accepted into the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program this year. Through this remarkable program Kala was stretched intellectually and personally over ten months from February through November. She had opportunities to gain practical wisdom and to develop contemporary and effective leadership skills in order to identify and respond to the issues that really matter in her workplace and beyond, now and into the future. In particular Kala will utilise her skills to support the women who attend the Women’s Centre at Stepney. 
To support her in achieving such a worthwhile program, she was sponsored by the Rotary Club of St Peters as well as other clubs. All of Kala’s sponsors attended her graduation, including Carmel O’Reilly from the St Peter’s club. Our club is proud to have been able to support the community by assisting Kala to achieve this worthwhile learning.
Carmel O’Reilly
Rotary Club of St Peters