District Governor Kim Harvey
April 2019
Due to the District Conference in Broken Hill, the Herald and the DG's Newsletter are once again being combined into one publication.
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From the District Governor
‘Inspire. Connect. Transform’ was the theme for the District Conference held on April 5-7 in Broken Hill and our speakers did not disappoint on delivering this theme.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the conference including over 400 Rotarians, partners and guests from across our District, our neighbouring District 9500 and beyond.
It was a special opportunity to hear from immediate Past RI President Ian Riseley who shared some of his experiences and insights of his time as President of our organisation.
We were very fortunate to have PDG Jessie Harman and Andrew represent RI President Barry Rassin and Esther, and the Group Study Exchange Team from Missouri were exceptional ambassadors for their District, their country and Rotary.
Graduates of our Rotary programs showed us how these opportunities positively changed their lives and gave us food for thought about how we can better engage with our alumni.  We tried to weave the Broken Hill connection throughout the speaker and social program and as a ‘Broken Hill girl’ I was overwhelmed with pride.
The Ocean to the Outback Bike Ride was an amazing example of ‘People of Action’.  The target of $50,000 was smashed when they arrived in Broken Hill however through the continued generosity of Rotarians and members of the general public, inspired by the riders’ courage and commitment, this fundraising effort is just about to hit $60,000.  Congratulations to President Mark and Leonie and their team for an outstanding effort which will make a huge difference to mental health research funded through Australian Rotary Health.
I was delighted to present to Melda Hammond a PHF double sapphire for her significant contribution to District 9520 through her many years as Conference Registrar – as this was Melda’s last Conference she has asked me to share her farewell letter (included in this issue) with her friends across the District.
A huge thank you to Conference Chair, Richard Campbell and his Committee for all their hard work over the past 2.5 years and a special thank you to the members of the Rotary Clubs of Holdfast Bay, Broken Hill and Broken Hill South for their massive effort in the preparation and execution of the conference.
Information about the 2020 Conference in Mildura is now available on the 9520 website – plan early for your next great conference adventure!
Of course there was so much more happening across our District during April and some of these activities and programs are included in this issue of the Herald as well as promotion for upcoming events including the District Assembly on May 5 at Unity College, Murray Bridge.
No doubt many Clubs across our District will be supporting Anzac Day activities and in doing so honouring the men and women who are the ultimate examples of service above self. Lest we forget.
I encourage you to follow our outgoing GSE Team over in Missouri via their Facebook page – they are having the time of their lives! The incoming team from Missouri finished their Australian tour with a visit to a Purple House dialysis clinic just outside of Alice Springs so that they could see first hand how the global grant supported by their District will make a real difference to that community.  Thank you to the Rotarians in Alice Springs (D9500) for their support.

People keep asking me if things are slowing down as we approach the end of another Rotary year – the simple answer is ‘no’.  I suggest that rather than looking at what we do in 12 month blocks, because non Rotarians don’t see us as a year to year organisation, we should always be thinking and planning longer term by working closely with those who have come before us and those who will come after us.
Paul and I have a busy couple of months ahead participating in Club and District events and meetings. We hope to see you soon.
In the meantime, please continue to ‘Be the Inspiration!
DG Kim

District Conference 2019 in Broken Hill
Conference 2019 Photo Albums
Photos from the District Conference in Broken Hill are available for viewing on the District website or click the links below.
District Awards
Congratulations to the following Clubs who received a District Award at the recent Conference in Broken Hill.
Melda Hammond Retires
In response to her announcing her retirement, long time Confrerence Registrar Melda Hammond was presented with PHF double sapphire in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the District.
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 under development, however, there is information available regarding accomdation and dining out.

New Members
During this last month, we welcomed several either new or transferring members to District 9520
Neville Bent Broken Hill
Susan Dixon Encounter Bay
Simon Brewer Magill Sunrise
Sam Duluk Blackwood
Robyn Holcroft Magill Sunrise
Membership Workshop Report
40 Rotarians attended the Membership Workshop on 16th March to discuss with Encounter Bay, Morialta, Seaford, Unley and Victor Harbor clubs how they are managing to grow and retain their membership this year.

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.
Adelaide Hills Interact Club
A morning tea was held at Heathfield High School to mark the establishment of the Adelaide Hills Interact Club based at the school.
Rotary Conoco Science Experience and Youth Leadership Camp
Fifteen students from Murray Bridge High School attended the 2018 Conoco Phillips Science Experience late last year at Flinders University for a 3 day Camp.
Rotary Youth Service

Recently I have sent out a survey to all Presidents and Rotarians responsible for Youth programs in clubs to evaluate the experience of clubs with our many Youth programs.

The Rotary Foundation and International
Council on Legislation
PDG Malcolm Lindquist is our District 9520 Representative at the Council on Legislation currently underway in Chicago.
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

Be the Inspiration
Hands On Project - Kenya
On the 4th January 2019, after twelve months of communication with the Rotary Club of Utumishi in Nairobi, Rotarian Dr Joyce rang and said 'can you be here on 1th February to fit 150 hands'.  My response 'you have got to be joking', organise a team in five weeks.  Of course that is exactly what we did.
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
Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award
This award was established in 2017 and was first presented at a Women in Rotary event at the Atlanta Convention. The award recognizes individuals (men or women) who have contributed to the success of women in Rotary.
Watering Trial at Calperum Station
The aim of the project is to evaluate the watering of seedlings by a refillable 25 litre vinyl water bag rather than the current system of 1000 litre tanks feeding water to the seedlings via 19mm irrigation hoses and drippers.
Murray Bridge Skate Park Upgrade
The Murray Bridge Skate Park Upgrade was officially opened at Sturt Reserve by the Mayor of Murray Bridge Brenton Lewis prior to a day of competition. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, and in particular Rotarian President Brian Foster was recognised for his leadership as Rotary President in 2008 taking the project into fruition.
Drought Community Information Sessions
It was found when these Drought Community information sessions were provided by the Commonwealth Government Department in the Broken Hill, Wilcannia and Wentworth areas created the opportunity to talk to those in need and what service they required. Also, the sessions enabled the Rotary Clubs to build the knowledge and contacts in the local community.
Malaria Vaccine Project
Friday March 8 2019 was an epic day for the Malaria Vaccine Project, Rotarians all over Australia, and Professor Good and his scientific team.
Ocean to Outback
In previous editions of the Herald, there have been articles about a team of magnificant people riding from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill to raise funds for Mental Illness.

Capture the Moment in Hamburg
Unforgettable moments are made at our convention. The Rotary International Convention in Hamburg is sure to be an experience you won’t want to miss.
Waikerie Food Fair
To view the poster promoting the Waikerie Food Fair, please click 'Read more ...'
Rotary Club of Morphett Vale Musical Matinee
Come, support and enjoy this event organised by the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale
Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Art Show
It was a wonderful and happy crowd that filled the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery for the 2019 Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show Gala Opening Night.
Flagstaff Hill Art Show
The Flagstaff Hill Art Show committee has chosen Ted Karo’s painting ‘An Autumn Walk’ depicting a peaceful walk through riotous Autumn foliage for the theme of its 29th annual Art Show.
District Assembly
Rotary Connects the World
Where else can you realise a number of Rotary’s membership promises.
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

Learning and Development

Upcoming Events
Flagstaff Hill Art Show
Flagstaff Hill R - 7 School
Apr 18, 2019 10:00 AM –
Apr 27, 2019 4:00 PM
G-Train Meeting
DG's Home
Apr 27, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Committee of Management Meeting
DG's Home
Apr 27, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District Assembly - Adelaide (Murray Bridge)
May 05, 2019
Mini PETS/Assembly - Sunraysia
May 11, 2019
Mini PETS/Assembly - Alice Springs
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
G-Train Meeting
DG's Home
May 18, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Mini PETS/Assembly - Iron Triangle
May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
G-Train Meeting
DG's Home
Jun 01, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Committee of Management Meeting
DG's Home
Jun 01, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Jun 02, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
RYPEN Sunraysia
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