March 2020
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  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
Hello fellow Rotarians.
With only two weeks remaining to the District 9520 Conference in Mildura, Bronwyn and I are looking forward to welcoming you all to this event, the final District Conference for District 9520.
If you are still planning to attend, you have until the 17th March to register as we will need the following 10 days to finalise those activities that are dependant on numbers attending.
See you in Mildura.


SA Youth Week
South Australian Youth Week (SAYW) will be held from 17 - 26 April 2020 to celebrate and recognise the value that young South Australians bring to our communities.

The Rotary Foundation and International
Rotary Timor-Leste Project Expo
On behalf of District Governor Ron Degenhart and District Governor-Elect Merewyn Wright, District 9550 extends an invitation to join Timorese Rotarians and Rotaractors at the inaugural Zone 8 Rotary Timor-Leste Project Expo in Dili, Timor-Leste at the Timor Plaza Hotel on the 14th -16th of August 2020.
Polio News
Commitment and a sense of community continue to define the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, from the highest decision-making bodies to frontline health workers around the world.
End Polio Now
On 22 January, Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that they would extend their long-term fundraising partnership, which generates up to $150 million annually for polio eradication.
Centurion Update
I would like to introduce myself, my name is Lee Camporeale from the Rotary Club of Mitcham and in this Rotary year I am looking after the Centurion Program for District 9520, a program which encourages Rotarians to donate $100 (AUD) or more to The Rotary Foundation – Our Charity, each year for as long as they are able.
Sponsor an Exciting International Project
D7750 South Carolina and D9520 South Australia have worked together over the past three years to develop and fund exciting literacy projects for Haiti. The initiative is that of the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay in conjunction with the Rotary Club of South Carolina. Why not join the project at this important stage
Zaric Family of Nangus
Three weeks ago I came home after my Rotary Club meeting and watched the show Struggle Street on SBS. My first thoughts were that Rotary can make a difference to this family, the Zaric family of Nangus.
Rotary Club of Onkaparinga Rania School Renovation
This project is to renovate and modernize four schools in the town of RANIA situated in Kurdistan to allow better sanitation and hygiene, thereby enhancing much needed
education especially for girls who are missing out on a monthly bases due to lack of toilet facility privacy and to also repair general class room standards to increase student and staff safety.

Be the Inspiration
Annual Photograph and Video Competition
The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) plans to create a digital library of photographs and videos available to all Rotarians to promote WASH projects on social media, websites, flyers and other promotional materials.
Harmony Week
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate our vibrant cultural diversity and Australian values of inclusion and respect, and to promote the theme “Everyone Belongs”.  The Australian Government leads and supports celebrations for Harmony Week.
SA Districts Drought Relief Project
You have an opportunity to support rural communities located in drought declared areas of our Rotary Districts 9500/9520 by directing RAWCS monies amounting to $200,000 to communities you find in need.
South Australian Bushfire Relief Fund
The South Australian Bushfire Relief Fund has now been added to RAWCS to provide relief for those affected by the recent and on-going South Australian bushfires.
To contribute to this appeal, please click the button below.
Yorke Peninsula Bushfire Relief Fund
The recent Yorke Peninsula bushfire support appeal has now been added to RAWCS.
To contribute to this appeal, please click the button below.

Rotary Club of Kent Town Quiz Night
The Rotary Club of Kent Town quiz night is back! Get your team together and start prepping for a great night.
Rotary Club of Onkaparinga Hills Brixpo
In a recent disaster, the TV news showed a man lamenting his loss. “I’ve lost all my office stuff and my LEGO” he said as he sifted through the wreckage.
What more is there to say? Picking up on the LEGO sentiment, the Onkaparinga Rotary Club, is planning a major expo in the Hills for March 14th and 15th.
42nd AGFR Tournament
The 42nd annual Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament will be held at Barwon Heads

District 9520 Conference 2020
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.
Please Note
ALL registrations close on 17th March 2020
There are three registration categories so click on the appropriate link to register:
Payment options now include Cheque, Bank Transfer and via eWay using Visa or Mastercard and each payment method is explained on the registration process.
Don't miss out, register now!!
Guest Speaker Profile: Kay Danes
Kay Danes knows what it is like to live dangerously.
In December 2000, she and her husband Kerry, an Australian SAS soldier, were illegally held hostage in Laos.
Guest Speaker Profile: Richard Dent
Richard has been active in Australia's civic life for more than two decades, leading large complex organisations, advising governments, and contributing to public policy and major social campaigns such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme campaign, as well as fostering leadership in business, government and civic organisations.
Guest Speaker Profile: Ross Lake OAM
Ross Lake OAM is Mildura based business operator, wine grower, community activist and arts dabbler with a long-standing interest in Murray River water management and water politics.

Learning and Development
District 9510 Assembly
District 9520 2019-20 Training Schedule

Upcoming Events
District Assembly - Postponed
May 03, 2020
Iron Triangle PETS / DA
May 16, 2020 - May 17, 2020
G- Train & Committee of Management
May 16, 2020 9:30 AM
District Leadership Team Meeting
May 17, 2020 9:30 AM
Alice Springs PETS / DA
May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Sunraysia PETS / DA
May 30, 2020 - May 31, 2020
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