May 2018
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District Assembly 2018 - 27 May 2018
District Assembly is a once a year opportunity for Clubs to come together as a team to gather information, share ideas, identify resources and build networks with the aim to support and strengthen Club, District and Rotary programs. In addition to Club Officers, Assembly also provides learning and development for newer members of your Club who are interested in knowing more about Rotary and for members of your Club who may be considering taking on leadership roles within your Club and the District.
Venue:  Unity College, 45 Owl Drive, Murray Bridge
Time:  ‪9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Registration ‪from 8:30 am)
Catering:  Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided (special dietary requirements to be recorded in comments section during booking)
Cost:  All Rotary Clubs have already invested funds in this event to support training for their Club members
Paint4Freedom Art Competition
Today in 167 countries, including Australia, an estimated 45.8 million people are ENSLAVED!
Almost every country has laws against modern slavery.
Government intervention can have an immediate impact and so can Rotarians.
Each Rotary Club can do their bit!
To view the brochures for this project, please  click here  for the Paint4Freedom Art Competition and  click here  for the Paint4Freedom Local Community Project.
Disaster Aid Australia Autumn Update
Great News on World Water Day
Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) was able to make a great announcement on our Colombian Project on World Water Day.
After an 18-month application process we learned we were successful in having a US$50,000 grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.
The project, which is in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Bogoto Teusaquillo will provide SkyHydrants for 25 remote schools: Safe Water for over 9,000 children.
To view the complete Disaster Aid Australia Autumn Update, please  click here .
Rotary Clubs of
Hyde Park, Eastwood & Adelaide Parks
2018 Quiz Night
Fun for Brain!
When: Saturday, May 26th
Time: 7.00 for 7.30pm
Where: Unley Primary School - Sports Arts Centre
(Corner Cremorne and Rugby Street Malvern)
(No stilettos are allowed in the hall)
Tables of 8 to 10 (please choose a table captain)
Prizes, games, silent auctionCoffee/tea provided
BYO supper, drinks/glassesCost: $20
Supporting Local Community and International Projects
For tickets please contact:

Hyde Park Rotary:

Mike McAuliffe (0417 855 182)


Andrew Sullivan (0418 816 624)

Eastwood Rotary:

Brian Lange (0428 505 635)

Adelaide Parks:

Kathy Cotter (0402 030 983)

RSVP: 16th May
Mural to brighten the Linde Reserve unveiled at the St Peters Fair
It has long been recognised that the Arts promotes wellbeing in the community as a whole. The City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters and the Rotary Club of St Peters and Adelaide East Primary School has joined together in a unique project to do just that.
Under the guidance of Art Teacher Maxine Cavaggion, the students of Adelaide East Primary have individually produced art under the Theme ‘What a wonderful World’. Small snippets of the best of the artwork from 25 students have been selected and carefully integrated into a huge collage measuring 2.5m tall by 2m wide. The giant mural was placed on the front door of the Rotary Shed in the Linde Reserve. The mural was unveiled by the Mayor of Norwood Payneham and St Peters and President Arthur at the St Peters Fair on Saturday 7 April. Most of the students involved were at the unveiling ceremony.
The St Peters Fair was a huge success for the Rotary Club of St Peters and significant funds were raised for our projects. The Rotary Shed is open for sales every Saturday morning in the Linde Reserve, Stepney.
There was a surprise visit at the St Peters Fair by Premier Steven Marshall who helped out on the Club BBQ.
The Club is also a strong supporter of Operation K9 which provides support dogs for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Three of the K9 dogs were present at the St Peters Fair to promote the cause. Operation K9 is a joint project of the RSL and RSB.
The Unveiling of the Mural by Mayor Robert Bria and President Arthur
Premier Steven Marshall on the BBQ
Is ROMAC for You?
ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) fulfils an exciting and very satisfying role within Rotary. It offers a unique chance to seriously help those who are disadvantaged. The reward received after being part of a team that repairs a child’s broken life and sees them return home fit and well, is unbelievable. The contact, humility and gratification are astonishing. It is perhaps why many of us joined and remain in Rotary.
Right now ROMAC is in the process of fulfilling its orderly succession plan.

The regular introduction of new people and fresh ideas ensures ROMAC continues its wonderful program. A program which, one way or another, has so far saved the lives of 500 children.
ROMAC is looking for Rotarians in the mould of those who have gone before; Rotarians who are self-motivated, committed and dedicated.

Two Australia and New Zealand wide positions are available:-  ROMAC Deputy Chair  and  ROMAC Operations Secretary 
Then check out the documents for each position by clicking on the above position and email your application to the ROMAC Chair, Rob Wilkinson at
Shelterbox Newsletter
Please click the Shelterbox logo to the right to view the latest Shelterbox Newsletter.
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
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.
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
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

Upcoming Events
Mildura PETS & Mini Assembly
Mildura Working Man's Club
May 06, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
RYLA/RYPEN District Committee
May 09, 2018
7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Youth Chairs Meeting
May 12, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Loxton Club 60th Anniversary
Loxton Hotel
May 26, 2018
District Training Assembly
Unity College
May 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
RYLA/RYPEN District Committee
Jun 13, 2018
7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RI Toronto Convention
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Nunyara Conference Centre
Sep 22, 2018 9:00 AM –
Sep 28, 2018 2:00 PM
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Graduation Dinner
Sep 27, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment - Sunraysia
Lake Cullulleraine
Oct 05, 2018 3:00 PM –
Oct 07, 2018 3:00 PM


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