September 2017
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ACSO Premier's Award 2017
Have you nominated one of your many club projects for the Association of Community Service Organisations Premier's Award?
If not there is still time as the closing date has been extended until 10th September.
Please consider sharing your projects with others.  For more information, Click Here

Bronwyn Heard
ACSO District 9520 Representative
Chairperson of the Committee
Onkaparinga Seaside Walk for Suicide Prevention - Sunday, September 10
Can you take a few hours out of your day to change lives?
Join us for our Seaside Walk to raise funds & awareness for Suicide Prevention along the gorgeous coastline between the Onkaparinga River mouth at Port Noarlunga South and Moana Surf Life Saving Club.
The walk will be followed by a Family Friendly event which includes a free sausage sizzle for registered participants, who will also receive a bag to fill with all sorts of goodies as you make your way around the information stalls and activities.
Arrive at 9.30am, walk starts at 10.00am.
All proceeds support suicide prevention initiatives.
Bookings Essential at
Enquiries to Michelle on 0438 060 650
End Trachoma 2020 Information Day - Moana Pioneer Hall - Sunday, September 17
Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally.  Australia remains the world's last developed country where it still persists in remote Aboriginal communities.  The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020.  It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis and spreads by personal contact (via hands, clothing, towels or bedding), or by flies that have been in contact with the discharge from the nose or eyes of an infected person.  Blindness from recurrent trachoma infections is irreversible.
But trachoma is an entirely preventable disease, and infections can be treated quickly and effectively.
The Rotary Club of Seaford is hosting a Trachoma information day, with special guest speakers Kerry Kornhauser, Director of Rotary’s End Trachoma 2020 campaign, and Jason Booth, Clinical Educator and Principle Optometrist at Flinders University. Jason has made numerous trips to participate in eye camps with Rotary in Nepal.
Event commences at 2.30pm.
Cost $10.00pp includes afternoon tea.
Bookings Essential at
National Youth Science Forum
This program was started by Rotary 30 years ago.
For those unfamiliar with the program do visit the website:
Rotary’s role these days is to find the students to send to the program, which this year has three sessions of two weeks each in January 2018: two in Canberra at ANU and one in Brisbane.
This year District 9520 had a quota of 27 students.  It is the role of the District Committee to select those 27 from the students sent to us from the clubs in the District.
Students enrol online at where they nominate a Rotary club.  It is up to them then to contact that club as outlined on the website.  Often though it became the task of the Chair to find clubs for students.
By Interview day all students, through their clubs had hopefully
  • been interviewed by their club
  • submitted copies of their year 11 and year 10 reports, together with their expression of interest to the Chair
Interview Day was on July 30 at Pemboke School’s Girton campus.  This was the procedure:
  1. Each student is given an interview time, via email, (with priority given to country students).
  2. They arrive at least 15 minutes before their inteview time, they register, then wait for their interview in the ‘meet & greet’ session, run by past NYSFers.
  3. For a student the Interview Day takes 60 minutes and is in three parts.
    1. Interview 1: (15 minutes) In room 1 the student gives their 5 minute prepared talk on the topic they were given exactly one week before via email.  This is followed by some general questions about them and Rotary.
    2. Interview 2: (15 minutes) In room 2 the student answers questions about Science.
    3. Group Activity: (30 minutes) The student then is taken to the Group Exercise, where all those from their session are put together to work as a team on a given task.
After all interview sessions are completed the committee and the leaders of each interview team get together to decide who gets to go.
Each Interview team consisted of a Rotarian, a Scientist and a past NYSFer.
The NYSFers ran the ‘meet and greet’, and were involved in the group activity. We could not run the program effectively without these great alumnae. Many of the students said how great it was to have them there, to ask questions of them and it made them feel at more at ease.
The Interviewers commented on the most impressive talks given by the students on the topic this year of
Choose ONE possible future major disaster and discuss how science could help to predict it and to mitigate it.
We suggest that when your student comes to your club before going to NYSF, ask them to give their 5 minute talk to you.  After NYSF in January 2018, ask them back to report on their experience.
The next date for the successful students, and an accompanying parent/guardian is Orientation Day on Sunday 24th September, also at Pembroke.  Interested Rotarians and teachers are also invited, but please let the chair know of your desire to attend.
A special event happens the next day, Monday 25th September, when the students are to be received at Government House by the Governor of SA, the Hon Hieu Van Le.
So watch this space for more reports on this most successful Rotary Youth Program.  Who knows we may well have chosen the next scientist who will solve a problem as yet undiscovered.
Margaret Northcote
D9520 Chair of NYSF
Rotary Youth Wellbeing (RYWELL)
Have you always wanted to sail on the tall ship the One and All?
RYWELL (Rotary Youth Wellbeing) is taking 24 children from residential care and their carers out for a day sail on October 11th and we have spaces for Rotarians keen to learn more about the RYWELL programme.
But we need funds!
Do you need a speaker?  RYWELL committee members are happy to talk at your club about the activities we currently offer for these disadvantaged children and about our proposed future direction.
You can help us make a difference in these children’s lives.
Please contact:Peter Gapp (RC Holdfast Bay)
 Sarah Walsh (RC Glenelg)
Grants Now Available To Promote And Celebrate Ageing
District Governor Bob Cooper has asked that all Clubs be made aware of the following:-
Office for the Ageing is seeking applications for funding through its latest rounds of Community Grants.
South Australian seniors’ clubs and other organisations working with older people are invited to apply for funding that celebrates ageing and older people through the Positive Ageing Grants (PAG) and Grants for Seniors (GFS) programs.
One-off grants are now available through an online application process for funding for goods and projects that encourage older South Australians to be active, learn new skills and participate in community activities.
Eligible organisations can apply for funding of up to $10,000 through Grants for Seniors and between $10,000 and $30,000 through Positive Ageing Grants.
Projects and activities that promote and progress the development of cultural change towards more positive community attitudes on ageing and older people are encouraged.
In addition, local governments are encouraged to apply for Age Friendly SA Grants of up to $25,000 to deliver projects that contribute to an age friendly South Australia. 
Applications for larger grants of up to $45,000 will be considered from regional partnerships of three or more local governments.
Age Friendly SA Grant projects should relate to the theme “People connected to places – Projects that promote older people’s access to places and spaces, and support stronger connections to community activities”. 
Grants for Seniors (GFS) applications close on Friday, 15th September 2017.
Positive Ageing Grants (PAG) and Age Friendly SA Grants applications close on Friday, 13th October 2017.
For more information and to apply visit

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Grant Application Assistance
Madison Kennewell, a member of the Rotaract club of Adelaide University is in her final year of a communications and media degree.  One of her major areas of study in this final years is writing grant applications.
Madison would like to offer to assist any Rotary, Rotaract or Interact club writing a grant application.
Her contact details are:
Madison Kennewell
Mobile: 0435 890 488
Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Golf Day
The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is holding a Fun Golf Day at Victor Harbor Golf Club on Wednesday, 19th November.
Tee off at 1.30pm (Shot Gun Start) followed by Intercity Dinner Meeting at the Golf Club Restaurant at 6.00pm for 6.30pm.
Come and enjoy a Fun Day of Prizes and Raffle.
To view the Club's Official Flier with conditions and fees, please  Click Here .
RAWCS Update
RAWCS central is running the Sanderson Trust Education fund with the purpose of training young people in the pacific area with preference given to vocational training.
To apply for a grant contact Joe Meuris project manager for this fund.
Would You Survive?
Hey Rotarians
What do you think your chances are of surviving a sudden, out of hospital cardiac arrest?
Would you want to rely on a bystander to perform CPR?
If I told you you had a 20% chance of survival would you want to work to improve that statistic?
If you knew of something which would considerably increase your chances of survival would you want someone to use it?
Ever heard of defribrillators?
Would you like to learn how to use one?
Would your club like to participate in a short training sessions (20-30 mins)  free of charge as part of your regular meeting?
Then contact David Glasspool on 0488 448 178 or email
David is  a Paramedic of 22 years with SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) and is State Coordinator of an exciting project called Community CPR-30 approved by Health SA, with the principal goal of improving survivability of persons who experience an out of hospital, sudden cardiac arrest.
If you would like more information contact David directly or District 9520 Community Service Director, Penni Hamilton-Smith on 0488 084 698 or email
Combined District 9500 / 9520 Conference 2018
This year's District Conference is a combined Conference between Districts 9500 and 9520.
DGs Peter Schaefer (9500) and Bob Cooper (9520) invite you to enjoy a visit to the Barossa Valley from 23rd to 25th March 2018 for a conference with a difference, “Making a difference”.
For more information, please visit the Conference website at
Rotary International Convention 2018
The next Rotary International Convention is to be held in Toronto between 23rd and 27th June 2018.
For more information on tour packages hosted by Adelaide Rotarians please  Click Here 
An information evening on these tours is being presented at Phil Hoffman Travel at Glenelg on Friday 6th October at 6:00pm


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