April 2018
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RAWCS Central News
Royal Adelaide Hospital Donations in Kind Project
is the largest single Rotary project in South Australia
Rotary Australia World Community Service’s Donations in Kind (DIK) program in Adelaide is managing South Australia’s largest single Rotary project – getting surplus goods from the old RAH to needy communities overseas.
Starting in January 2018, 23 out of a scheduled 28 projects have received goods from the old hospital, some containers already sent, others in progress.  Nine containers have been loaded at the old hospital, others being loaded at DIK warehouse or elsewhere.
DIK is working with a wide range of organisations, as well as Rotary clubs in getting goods to 21 different countries in Africa, Asia, SW Pacific, Middle East and Australasia.
To date, over 3000 medical items have been packed and a further 1000 or so items are committed to the remaining projects or for temporary storage at DIK warehouse for future projects.
We have to collect these items from the RAH by the end of April. Whilst project groups supply their own labour to load containers, DIK would like your physical support in getting the remaining committed goods to the DIK warehouse.
We are looking to load trucks, etc at RAH on 14 and 21 April (Saturdays) and possibly other days pending availability of trucks. Your help with this, or subsequent unloading at warehouse, would be much appreciated.
If you could also volunteer a truck or trailer as well that would be fantastic.
To be a part of Rotary’s largest project in SA in helping so many throughout the world, please contact DIK Chair, Dave Cockshell (0401995996).
Jerry Casburn
Chair Unley Rotary Membership Committee
Chair Rotary Australia World Community Service Central Region
Chair Rotary Foundation – District 9520
Past District Governor District 9520 (2014-15)
Rotary Club of Loxton 60th Anniversary
President Les and members of the Rotary Club of Loxton are looking forward to the club’s 60th anniversary celebration.
All past members are welcome to attend the anniversary dinner at the Loxton Hotel on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
People interested in attending this event should RSVP by Wednesday, May 16.
Club contacts:
Robert Fielke 0428 834 509
Denis Hann 0439 847 517
Ian McInnes 8584 7072
Club of St. Peters
President Arthur and members of the Rotary Club of St Peters are looking forward to the 60th Birthday Celebrations.
All past members and anyone else that has had contact with the Rotary Club of St Peters are most welcome to attend.
The dinner will be held at The Marche Club, Corner Darley & Gorge Roads PARADISE on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at 6.00 for 6.30 pm $45 per person
pre-dinner drink & 3 course meal
RSVP by 15 April
Ph: 8266 5463 or mobile 0407 647 561
EFT details: Rotary Club of St Peters General Account
BSB  065 129 Acc. No. 00901697 
Reference: Your name
Did you know…The Rotary-on-Linde SHED SALE is the major Community Service activity of the Rotary Club of St Peters. It is held each Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in Linde Reserve at Stepney. A wide range of goods are for sale at bargain prices, including good pre-loved clothing, shoes, books, toys, art, DVDs, LPs & VHS tapes, small household electrical, small furniture, sporting equipment, tools and bric-a-brac items. All proceeds of the sales are used for Rotary projects both locally and internationally, as determined by the club.
Did you know…Our Website reflects the activities, projects and vibrancy of our Club. Take a look –
Did you know… On the 24th April the Rotary Club of St Peters will be celebrating 60 years since its charter and will also be celebrating 50 years since PDG Keith Shaw joined Rotary.
Did you know…We have a long and proud Club History, as recorded below by PDG Dennis Henschke.
Rotaract 50th Anniversary

50 years of Rotaract (District 9500 & 9520) Event
Join us for a night of celebration and reflection as we celebrate the 50th Birthday of Rotaract in 2018

On 13 April 2018, the Rotaract Clubs of South Australia will be holding a 50 Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala Ball, which will recognise and commemorate the work of Rotaractor past and present.

This cocktail event with comprise of live music from the likes of the Dixie Police Band and a local acoustic artist named Henry&Jess. We will also be having a raffle, a luck dip wine wall and an amazing array of silent auction items. Here is a small selection:
  • Karrans of Hyde Park Hand Made Jewelry (Valued at $1000)
  • Canon Camera G9X (Valued at $499.95)
  • TomTom GPS SatNav (Valued at $199)
  • A nights accommodation at Lakes Resort Hotel
Staying true to Rotary’s motto of ‘service above self’, this night is doubling as a Fundraiser, and will be supporting the work of local Charity, The Zahra Foundation. The Zahra foundation aids South Australian women and their children affected by domestic and family violence by empowering them with education and tools to achieve economic independence. All profits from the event will be donated to the Zahra Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Our Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia speakers Michael Aish, Peter Sutherland and Karyn Foster wish to thank 9500 and 9520 for having them as guests at the Combined District Conference in the Barossa last weekend.
As CEO Karyn Foster reminded us:
Rotary is responsible for the establishment of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). 20 years ago, the Rotary Club of Lane Cove in Sydney supporting their member Roger Climpson were instrumental in the establishment of PCFA and were supportive of PCFA for many years.
Reminding you of her sales pitch - we need to reinvigorate Rotary, even if it’s just for one event. You/Rotary has not lost interest in PCFA but obviously you have so many fingers in so many pies - so many diverse interests. Karyn asked for you to look at
your own communities and friends and colleagues. Please join her in 2018 or 19 with a project.
Karyn needs people and ideas and is happy to invest her passion. Even for just one event. No matter where you are she will get you a speaker, information and displays or signage but also raffle prizes or auction items if you want them. PCFA is here for all of you anytime.
Please help us raise much needed funds for RESEARCH, for AWARENESS in our communities and SUPPORT for sufferers and survivors and their families.
I’m asking you to take an interest in your own Rotarians, your fathers and brothers, and lovers, colleagues and friends...
Please contact Karyn on or her side-kick Janie on Messages on (08) 8231 6339.
PS: A reminder of Karyn’s Good News and Bad News
Prostate cancer is the most common internal cancer diagnosed in men in Australia; more men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer; men in rural areas have a 21% higher prostate mortality rate than men in capital cities; each year, almost 3,300 will die as a direct result of this disease; almost double the annual road toll; one man every 3 hours…
The good news is, if detected in the early stages, prostate cancer is often treatable and curable.  However, because there are often no symptoms in these important early stages, diagnosis is often delayed. Simple steps can save lives.
Mallee Emu Wrens
This extra-ordinary little bird is heading for extinction if help is not made available to save the species.
Once a common sight along the southern mallee regions of Australia, a combination of bushfires, land clearance, reduced the extent of habitat, and predation by introduced foxes and cats have reduced numbers to a critical level.
Mallee Emu Wrens are no longer found in South Australia, and the plan is to re-establish a population of these birds in the Ngarkat Conservation Park. Birds from two locations in Victoria will be captured and translocated to Ngarkat. The challenge is to capture these fast moving little birds using strategically placed fine nets, and carefully taking them for release in the Ngarkat Conservation Park in the South East corner of South Australia. By having another separate population of birds will improve the chances of survival of the species.
You can become part of this rescue effort by contacting Rotarian Jack Reddin at or 0429 813 344, to join a team of volunteers 15th April to 27th April ( or some part of this period ) and travel to the first base camp in the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, from where the capture teams will operate. A variety of tasks are available to suit the skills and interests you can bring to this exciting adventure. It is a camping experience with a serious environmental recovery purpose which needs your support now. Contact Jack for more detail.
The project outlined above is augmented by another strand of saving the Mallee Emu Wren which is being developed at the Monarto Zoo. A successful partnership between the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia and the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, has resulted in the construction of a large 5 pen aviary on the grounds of the Monarto Zoo. This enclosure will provide a safe home for captured Mallee Emu Wrens to breed within an established spinifex habitat. This aviary will be used to establish a second recovery project for these birds once we learn more about these beautiful little birds.
The call is for a few volunteers to join with Jack and a team from Zoos SA and the SA Department of Environment, to capture and translocate a few Mallee Emu Wrens back into South Australia.
Waiting for your response.
Australia and New Zealand Rotary Conference
The Conference (formerly the Institute) will be held in Hobart on 14 – 16 September 2018 and Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis invites all Rotarians to join us for this event. There will be a number of interesting presenters covering Rotary projects and issues of interest together with a variety of breakout sessions. What better way to keep up-to-date and enjoy mixing with Rotarians from all Australian states and the North and South Islands of New Zealand as well as visiting some of the many attractions on offer.
Further details can be found on the Conference website  and additional information is available from the contacts listed on the site.
And there is more! Rotaractors can attend the conference at a reduced fee and participants in the Youth Exchange Program in 2018-19 or in the past 5 years can attend with no fee to pay. We know of several Rotarians who intend to holiday in Tasmania in conjunction with the Conference – why not you? Why not assist Rotaractors and Youth Exchange participants/alumni to join you?
Peter Murfett
Australia and New Zealand Rotary Conference 2018
Rotary Down Under 2018 Board Elections
"In accordance with Clause 17 of the Rotary Down Under Incorporated Constitution, we draw your attention to the need for election of a Past Officer of Rotary International to serve on the Board of Directors of Rotary Down Under Incorporated and RDU Pty Limited for a period of three years, commencing 1 July 2018. The successful Past Officer will represent Rotary Down Under Group 5 (comprising Rotary International Districts 9500 and 9520). The term will conclude on 30 June 2021.

The retiring Board member for Group 5, PDG Euan Miller, has served just one three-year term and is therefore eligible for re-election in accordance with Clause 16.2 of the said Constitution.

Accordingly, we call for nominations from RI Past Officers within Districts 9500 and 9520 for the position of representative for Group 5 – for the three-year period from July 2018 to June 2021."
Please  Click Here  for the full memo to District Governors.
Please  Click Here  for the Job Description.
Rotary Citation
Earning the Rotary Citation is an honour that RI President Ian H.S. Riseley hopes all clubs strive to achieve. To earn the citation, please complete all activities and report your accomplishments to Rotary by 30th June.
Where should I enter my club’s accomplishments?
The 2017-18 Rotary Citation Achievement Guide explains how and where to report each citation goal. If a club member who isn’t an officer wants to record citation progress in Rotary Club Central, you can learn to delegate your level of access temporarily to allow the member to do so.
How can I see my club’s progress?
Members who have My Rotary accounts can view their club’s citation dashboard by signing in to My Rotary. Then, under Manage, in Club & District Administration.
This year’s district governors will receive certificates by email in August and September to distribute to Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs that have earned the citation.

If you have questions about the citation or any of these resources, write us at Good luck achieving this year’s goals!
Calperum News Autumn 2018
Calperum Station, in the SA Riverland, north of Renmark, is the location of Rotary's biggest environmental project in Australia. Rotarians work on site to support the work of the Australian Landscape Trust.
Please  Click Here  to view the Calperum News for Autumn 2018
District 9710 Tathra Fires
Any clubs or persons wishing to donate can do this through:
Bega Valley Shire Council Mayoral Appeal Fund
ANZ Bega
BSB: 012525
Account Number: 837535154
Credit Card donations by calling (02) 6499 2345 between 9:00am and 4:30pm
For information we do have several Rotarians living in Tathra that are members of the RC of Bega. They are all fine as are their families and none of them lost their homes.
Steve Hill (Colleen)
District Governor 2016 - 17
District Governor 2017 -18
District 9710
Ph: 0412 854 047
Western Victorian Bush Fires 17th  18th 19th March 2018
The central district of District 9780 has been severely affected by 4 fires.
This is the Central and South West of Victoria.
The largest area affected is a significant dairy area known as the Heytesbury Region
4 Fires are known as Hawesdale /Gazette, Garvoc, Terang/ Cobden & Camperdown
Of the 4 Fires which occurred, the Terang /Cobden /Scotts Creek, has caused the most impact to the Dairying Area.
2 Peat fires still remain adjacent to Cobden at Lake Cobrico and Lake Elingamite with schools and age care facilities being evacuated due to toxic smoke
There have been the loss of up to 26 homes, 40,000 hectares of feed, equipment shedding, dairies, fences and wind shelter
Immediate needs of food, shelter, power and feed are being met.
Fencing needs are significant, with many hundreds of kms @ $10,000 per km, for both external and internal fencing, in need of being replaced.
Whilst Blaze Aid has set up camps at Cobden, Terang and MacArthur with volunteer efforts, materials of post and wire need to be purchased.
Local assistance has been magnificent.
50 loads of  hay arrived in Camperdown coordinated by UDV.
RI District 9800 WERN (Western Emergency Relief Network) have been working with Terang Op Shop, Warrnambool Salvation Army to supply goods and equipment to the needy.
Cash donations provide the greatest flexibility.
Thank you to the many individuals and clubs, both locally and out of District 9780 for your generous support.
We have an account assigned for receipt of donations
Account: Rotary International District 9780 – Bushfire Appeal
BSB: 035070
Account: 179149
Graeme Fischer, Assistant Governor Group 6 Clubs on 0439 135 766
Ray Herbert, District Governor District 9780 on 0407 785 633
Papua New Guinea Earthquake- Request for Donations
Rotarians will know that on 26 February 2018 an Earthquake of 7.5 magnitude occurred about 3.00am in an area of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Due to the isolated location access has been very difficult.
The PNG Army has been working with assistance from RAAF Chinook helicopters and C130 Hercules aircraft.
However due to landslides and damage to roads and bridges very little other support is getting through
The area is still suffering aftershocks, with villagers not prepared to go back to their homes.
The current death toll has risen to 125 with over 35,000 displaced.
District 9600 (which includes PNG) has established a fund through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) to aid the recovery.
Past District Governor of D9600 Charles Guesdon is the Project Manager ably assisted by Assistant Governor and PNG Liaison Mary Grant.
Donations to this fund are tax deductable through RAWCS.
Clubs and members may make contributions through the following link:
The Project name is: Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands Earthquake recovery. RAWCS ref 75-2017-18.
Further details will be circulated as they come to hand.

PNG is an important part of District 9600 and they need our support following this disastrous event.

Please consider and give generously.

Together in Rotary Service,

John Lane
Governor 2017-18
District 9600
Papua New Guinea Earthquake- ShelterBox
Following powerful earthquakes and aftershocks that have shaken the country since 26 February, ShelterBox has sent an assessment team comprising Ops staff, two SRT volunteers from UK and US. We hope they will be joined by colleagues from Australia and New Zealand in due course.
An estimated half a million people have been affected. These families are in remote mountain locations, their villages and communities have been devastated, and the emergency shelter need is high.
We are working with the Papua New Guinea Disaster Management Team, the Shelter Cluster and partners on the ground to make sure we can give families the right aid to help them rebuild their lives.
ShelterBox has vital aid, including tarpaulins, ropes and mosquito nets, stationed in Subang, Malaysia. On arrival in the capital Port Moresby our teams will first assess need, and the challenges of reaching the most vulnerable.
Clubs may wish to provide support in anticipation of our involvement.
ShelterBox Appeal
As the end of the Rotary year approaches, I take this opportunity to reflect on ShelterBox’s achievements in 2017, and to ask Clubs to consider ShelterBox – Rotary International’s only disaster relief partner – in any end of year disbursements.
By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster or conflict, ShelterBox is transforming despair into hope. In 2017, we saw unprecedented disasters. From the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. ShelterBox Response Teams have been on the ground during these disasters and many others, hand-delivering emergency humanitarian aid to people in need. This provides an overview of ShelterBox’s past and ongoing disaster relief work in 2017. Recently, we have had a team in PNG and our work continues in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon … to list just a few.
By the end of 2017, ShelterBox had helped 32,000 households or 160,000 people who had lost everything through conflict or natural disaster. We responded to world events 24 times in the year and deployed aid to 20 different countries. Rotary groups around the world helped us provide vulnerable people with emergency shelter and aid in almost all of the countries we have worked in affected by natural disaster.
In 2017, we also surpassed the highest number of days ever deployed in one year. This includes 84 ShelterBox Response Team volunteers who deployed for a total of 1,530 days. That’s an average volunteer deployment of 18 days each.
I convey to you the appreciation of the Board of ShelterBox Australia for the support you have given us. We ask one last support action. Please consider supporting ShelterBox in any end of year support they may make. Every little assist us in this most important work … the restoration of human dignity.
Charity Makes Life a TAD Easier
Following a presentation in February 2015 by Ian Beaton from Technical Aid to the Disabled SA (TADSA) about the work of this unique charity, our Club decided to assist TADSA with their work.
TADSA, which changed its name to Technology for Ageing and Disability SA in 2016, designs and builds or modifies equipment for people with disabilities and the aged, which is not available commercially. Volunteers donate their time and facilities to build these one off aids.
Apart from the devices TADSA volunteers ‘invent’, the charity also runs the Freedom Wheels modified bike program. Volunteers take regular bikes and fit them with a range of prefabricated accessories or invent other accessories to allow children with disabilities to ride a bike – usually for the first time.
After Ian’s first talk, the Club decided to sponsor a Freedom Wheels bike. The recipient Imogen is pictured with her Mum Robyn, Ian and Club member David Heilbronn who was Community Director at the time and presented the bike.
In 2016 Ian was invited back to the Club to update our members on TADSA’s activities. At that meeting we presented Ian with a cheque to assist TADSA maintain its service. We also gave TADSA a small trike which had been donated to our shed. After the trike was delivered to the TADSA office by David Heilbronn, volunteers got to work making minor repairs and painting it before it went to a new home.
Last year, Club Community Director, Carmel Reilly and I visited TADSA to make another donation toward TADSA’s work.
Three years after his first presentation, Ian visited the Club in February 2018 to give another presentation (Ian remarked that after three presentations, he might have to start paying Club membership dues), this time focusing on the charity’s volunteers and how the TADSA projects are made/allocated.  I was delighted to present Ian with another donation which will assist TADSA clients who are unable to pay for the devices they need.
TADSA is a unique charity in South Australia, as no other charity provides this service. This year it celebrates 40 years of helping people with disabilities and the aged. To find out more about TADSA, visit, phone 08 8261 2922 or email .
Sumbitted by Arthur Manser
Rotary Club of St. Peters
Scholarship for Water and Sanitation Professionals
The Rotary Foundation and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education work together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis. We’re offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at the IHE Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can plan and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships are also designed to promote long-term, productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.
Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their sponsor Rotary clubs on a related project to benefit their local community. The application is due 15 June. For more information, review the application toolkit and scholarship terms and conditions.
I am pleased to announce that the Rotary International office in Zurich, Switzerland, will coordinate this scholarship program. If you have questions, please write to Vanessa Court-Payen at
Abby McNear
Rotary Grants Manager   
Local contact person Sam Cozens
RI District 9520 Scholarships or 0429 145 532
2018 Footy Tipping
The AFL Footy Season is here again.  It’s your chance to have some fun, support the Rotary Foundation and make your club envious of your skills.
Register now for the 2018 Rotary District 9520 Footy Tipping Competition – and invite friends and family who think they can do better!!
Register online  or email for more details, or see the  attached document .
CFS Foundation
To whom it may concern,
The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) rely largely on their volunteer fire and emergency service personnel, whom are dedicated to protecting life and property in our community, during times of great danger, 24/7, 365 days of the year.
In South Australia, we are fortunate enough to have approximately 13,500 volunteers across 425 brigades. Every year, volunteers dedicate in excess of 3 million hours and respond to approximately 20,000 incidents annually, including bushfires, building and motor vehicle fires, road crash rescues and hazardous material spills.
While protecting the community, CFS volunteer firefighters are often victims themselves – suffering injuries, losing property to fire, and in some cases, even their lives.
The CFS Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation, which provides vital and immediate financial assistance for the CFS volunteer firefighters and their families, should they come to harm in the line of service.
We would like to discuss the possibility of sharing the good work of the volunteer firefighters and the CFS Foundation with fellow Rotary members and supporters and any upcoming events.
If this is of interest to you, please contact Natalia Colombo – Marketing Manager of the CFS Foundation on
We look forward to hearing from you,
Kindest Regards,
Mark Howells
Chief Executive Officer
South Australia Police Officer of the Year 2018
The South Australia Police Officer of the Year Award has been a major vocational project of the Rotary Club of Unley each year since 1978.
Nominations are received from organisations, local government, service clubs, community groups and individuals from across the State of South Australia. All nominations are considered by the Club and, following consultation with the Commissioner of Police, a deserving recipient is selected.
This year, unlike previous years, it is proposed that nominations for the SA Police Officer of the Year will change to July 2018. It is also planned for the first time that this award will be presented at a public ceremony at the Royal Adelaide Show on the 7th September 2018 at 12.00 noon. Our hope is that the change in locality will bring Rotary more media exposure.
To view the brochure, please  click here  ...
Peace Fellowship Application
Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Applications for the 2019-20 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May 2018. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2018.
Use this link to view the Peace Fellowship Application:
Use this link to view Rotary Peace Fellowship Application Guide:
Rotary Clubs can help in this process by recommending and coaching qualified candidates.
For further information contact Sam Cozens, our District 9520 Scholarships Chair at or 0429 145 532.
Teach English Online
Volunteers are needed to teach English to disadvantaged adult students in Burma online and from your home.
No qualifications required.
Training will be provided by Rotarian Ian Stanford from the RC of Norwood. Ian is an online IELTS (International English Language Testing System) teacher. IELTS is the English testing system used by the Australian Government and universities to assess English language competence.
Mostly what is required is support and encouragement for adult students to listen and read materials and to give feedback as to their progress in speaking and writing. The teaching methodology Ian adopts is in keeping with Stephen Krashen, a world expert and Steve Kaufmann, a world renowned polyglot who speaks 17 languages.
The basics are that learning should be fun, easy and effective. So you will be involved in a fun type teaching environment where the students do their own learning rather than the teacher teaching. You will also have fun in learning why you speak and write as you do as most native English speakers know what is correct but don’t know why.
This program with be in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Yangon, Myanmar and with President Elect Haymar who is an IELTS teacher and examiner in Yangon who shares Ian’s passion for fun, easy and effective teaching.
Come and share in the fun and excitement of making a difference in Burma. Learning English is the quickest way to take people out of poverty.
Ian will provide optional information / training sessions in a classroom situation on Saturday mornings for those who like personal face-to face contact and live in Adelaide however online communication will be the norm so where you live is not important.
Ian can be contacted at  or 0431 364 136 and you can view his IELTS training website at
Rotary Club of Campbelltown Art Show


Project to Honour Our Fallen
As a fellow Rotarian I am writing to all District Governors to introduce a new project called "HONOUR OUR FALLEN" which is a not-for- profit organisation (registration pending) formed to honour and preserve the memory of those deceased military personnel, buried in Australia, who served our Nation in all conflicts and theatres since the Boer War.
In partnership with local Schools, who will research and locate ex-Service personnel graves in local cemeteries, in any area and thereafter, on each Anzac Day beginning in 2018, place an Australian flag on each gravesite or memorial plaque.
I understand you all have a long list of projects for this year, however, please consider Honour Our Fallen to be added.
I have attached a  Media Release , and some  images  of what we are aiming to be the end result every ANZAC DAY.
ShelterBox Annapurna Trek 2018
My name is Peter Pearce, Rotarian, ShelterBox Ambassador & Response Team Member.
After 20 deployments as a ShelterBox Response Team member in various locations around the world, I am more than excited to inform you that I will be joining the ShelterBox Nepal Trek with the team departing in September 2018.
In 2015 I was deployed to Nepal after the devastating earthquake, therefore,I know firsthand of the hardships this type of disaster causes its people. ShelterBox responded with enough aid to provide shelter for more than 67,000 people.
Your fundraising efforts to provide ShelterBoxes & ShelterKits will transform lives & rebuild communities that have been affected by disaster & humanitarian crisis.

I would love to have your company on this stunning adventure
Interplast Opportunity
See the real Fiji, have the experience of a lifetime and help change lives.We're going to Fiji, will you join us?
Interplast is offering you the opportunity to join their 2018 Fiji Trek and go beyond the tourist beaches into the heart of this Pacific island nation.
  • Explore tropical jungles, see spectacular mountain views and learn about Fijian culture firsthand as you stay in traditional communities.
  • Learn more about Interplast's work on a visit to Suva Hospital. 
  • Raise funds to help Interplast change futures for people in developing countries across the Asia Pacific.
We are only limited by funding. Help us to continue to repair bodies and rebuild lives by joining the trek and inviting others to join too.
Every dollar raised through this week-long trek will make a huge difference and you'll have memories that last forever. Age is no barrier and only a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Dates: Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 July 2018
For more information, please click on the image above.
Maldives 2018
Based upon the success of the last D9520 trip to the Maldives, and the special relationship between our District and introducing Rotary to the Maldives, another Rotary trip is planned in around August 2018 (likely in second half but exact dates TBC) to coincide with the induction of Ahmed Ranesh (the first Maldivian Rotarian in 2011) as the President of the Male Club.
The itinerary of around eleven day will include some time in Male, the bustling capital, a few days relaxing aboard a safari boat exploring the stunning islands and Rotary's work, and then a few days of relaxing on a tropical island.   Hard work we know, but someone has to do it !!!
The ideal tour group will be around 20 participants, and early registration is encouraged by those interested. Travel arrangement to and from Maldives is flexible, and as the Maldives are about half way from Australia to Europe, this visit could be incorporated into a trip elsewhere.  A budget for the component of the tour within the Maldives (eleven days) would be around $1800/$2,000 per person including accommodation, and most meals.
If interested please contact Don Will on, or ring 0414 645 402 on or before 16th so that the level of interest can be established.
IFCR Australia (International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians) invites Rotarians in Australia to learn about our wonderful Cricketing Fellowship.
All Rotarians in Australia who are interested in cricket, as player, umpire, scorer, reader, watcher or enthusiast, can be a member and participate in the IFCR Australia Fellowship.
Membership of IFCR Australia has grown to well over 200, commencing in 1993 at the RI Convention in Melbourne.
Our major upcoming event is
The 10th World Rotary Cricket Festival in Melbourne
Sunday 20th January to Friday 25th January 2019.
Join Australian IFCR by completing the Aus Membership Application 2016

Upcoming Events
Presidents Elect Training
Apr 07, 2018 – Apr 08, 2018
Somerton Park Club 30th Anniversary
Grange Golf Club
Apr 07, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment
Apr 19, 2018 3:00 PM –
Apr 21, 2018 3:00 PM
St Peters Club 60th Birthday
The Marche Club
Apr 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute - Session Four
St Francis of Assisi School
Apr 28, 2018 8:30 AM –
Apr 29, 2018 5:00 PM
Loxton Club 60th Anniversary
Loxton Hotel
May 26, 2018
District Assembly Training
May 27, 2018
RI Toronto Convention
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018


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