May 2019
 
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.
 
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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
It was wonderful to see a very enthusiastic group of Rotarians in attendance at last weekend’s District Assembly, sharing information and ideas and connecting with other Rotarians across the District – well done to DGE Tim, PDG Wendy and the learning and development team for delivering an informative and engaging event.
 
 
May is Youth Service Month and this issue includes an update on the youth programs in our District.
 
I had the pleasure of meeting two alumni of our Metro RYPEN program at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker.  In presenting their experience at RYPEN it was obvious that their Rotary experience has had an extremely positive impact on Lucy and Kingsley.
 
 
At the same meeting the Club celebrated the 90th birthday of member Ron Batt and his almost 50 years of service to Rotary.  What a terrific opportunity to show younger people that Rotary can contribute to our personal and professional growth throughout our entire life.
 
 
At this time of the year when Clubs are planning Changeovers and programs for the coming year I ask that Rotarians consider how they can continue to engage with and support their alumni from youth and other Rotary programs.
 
Congratulations to alumna Ashlee Leach (RYPEN, NYSF, One and All Sailing Experience), who has been selected to attend the London International Youth Science Forum.  Ashlee spoke at our recent District Conference and is a great ambassador for our Youth programs – if you would like to assist Ashlee in raising finds to get her to London there is further information included in this issue.
 
We continue to look at opportunities to work with our fellow Rotarians in District 9500 – in just a little over a year we will all be a part of an exciting new District 9510 so getting to know each other a little better is an important part of the journey of coming together.  There are two initiatives highlighted in this issue – the Women in Rotary 30 year anniversary project and the Mentoring Program – both providing this opportunity to connect.
 
Our DG newsletter coming out at the end of this month will provide a wrap up of our successful Group Study Exchange with District 6040 as well as other Club, District and RI happenings during the month of May.  If you would like to share your Club’s achievements please forward information and photos to d9520.editor@gmail.com by May 16.
 
I was delighted to see District and Club initiatives showcased in three Rotary publications – our Membership Forums included in Rotary on the Move, the success of the Ocean to the Outback Bike Ride highlighted in the Australian Rotary Health newsletter, and the Rotary Club of McLaren Vale’s Mock Accident program featured in the May issue of Rotary Down Under.  Well done to all involved in those projects.  Great examples of People of Action striving to ‘Be the Inspiration’.
 
DG Kim

Membership
Welcome New Members With Rotary Basics
Are you unsure where to start with your new member orientation? Have members learn more about Rotary and even test their knowledge with the new Rotary Basics course in the Learning Center.

Youth
Youth Service Month
As we celebrate Youth Service month, it provides an opportune moment to reflect on our successes over the past year, but also plan for the coming year.
London International Youth Science Forum
Ashlee Leach has been selected to go to the London International Youth Science Forum. Lets get her there!
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
The month of May is Youth Service Month for Rotary which makes it the perfect time to announce the opening of applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).
National Youth Science Forum
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.
One and All Youth Training Voyages
Have tour Club assist a young person (15-18 yrs) with an amazing life-changing experience.
TWO FIVE DAY TRAINING VOYAGES ON THE TALL SHIP ONE & ALL

The Rotary Foundation and International
Polio Update
The events of the past week have presented enormous challenges for our END POLIO NOW campaign and I attach the following release from our campaign chairman RI Past Vice President Mike McGovern to ensure you all have full details of this most disturbing chain of events.
Introducing Our New Disaster Response Fund
The Rotary Foundation is proud to announce our new Disaster Response Fund. Donations to the Disaster Response Fund help Rotary clubs provide disaster recovery and support relief efforts where the need is greatest by funding and providing access to disaster response grants.
Peace Fellowship Applications
Clubs and districts have the power to shape the next generation of peace leaders by recruiting and nominating peace fellows. You may know someone in your network of friends and acquaintances who you could encourage to apply for a Rotary Peace Scholarship.

Vocational and Community

Public Image
Club Video Competition
Rotary Zone 8 Public Image is running a Club Video Competition with the theme of How your Club became "People of Action" in 2018-19.

Be the Inspiration
Celebrating Women in Rotary
The Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes Inc is launching a project Celebrating Women in Rotary in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the acceptance of women as members of Rotary.
SA Police Officer of the Year Award 2019
Do YOU know a South Australian Police Officer who deserves to be given this award?
Rotary Club of Seaford eMbrace
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
International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians
The International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (ITFR), brings together people with love of Rotary and tennis. ITFR has 1800 members, but is missing several districts and countries.

Events
Rotary Club of Morphett Vale Musical Matinee
Come, support and enjoy this event organised by the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale
Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise Reel Event
The Reel Event is the signature annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise, and will be held for the 8th time in 2019.
KI ShelterBox Wilderness Trek
Chance of a lifetime to trek one of Australia’s great walks
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. The web site for this Conference is currently under development, however, information is being added on a regular basis so please visit the site to learn more about the Conference.

Learning and Development
District 9500/9520 Mentoring Program 2019/2020
Have you ever felt that you would like to pass on some of your Rotary experience and knowledge and the professional skills and business tips you learned as you travelled through life?
Emergency Relief Functional Support Group Training Program 2019
The Emergency Relief Unit, SAHA is programing training for SA Housing Authority staff and those agencies partner to the Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment and running of an Emergency relief Centre during a declared emergency.

Upcoming Events
RYLA/RYPEN Committee meeting
Jun 12, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
RYPEN Sunraysia
Camp Kedron, Barmera
Jul 05, 2019 3:00 PM –
Jul 07, 2019 3:00 PM
 
District Changeover - 2019
Glenelg Golf Club
Jul 14, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
District Governor Change Over
Jul 14, 2019 12:00 PM
 
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