District Governor 2019 - 20, Tim Klar
December 2019
This is combined edition of The Herald and DG's Newsletter
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 d9520.editor@gmail.com.  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
Christmas Message
Hello fellow Rotarians.
We are now approaching the festive season and Bronwyn and I would like to send you all our best wishes for the festive season and a happy and prosperous New Year.
As I started this message, .....
Change or Perish
Twenty years ago, membership in Australian and New Zealand Rotary Districts was in excess of 53,000!
What’s gone wrong since that time?
What has changed that has seen Rotary membership plummet to less than 38,000 in our region?
ShelterBox 2020 Vision
Photographer, ShelterBox Response Team member and Shelterbox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade is publishing a 200-page photo book, illustrating the resilience of those affected by disaster and the determination of those that assist in their recovery. The book shows the triumph of the human spirit in adversity.

From the Editors
The editors of The Herald and DG's Newsletter would like to wish all Rotarians, partners, family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Vale Bruce Edwards
Outstanding Rotarian Bruce died in November 2019.
For the entire 2nd half of his life Bruce had a focus on Rotary and being a Rotarian working under the motto “Service Above Self”’.
And he lived it to the full.
Vale Ken Prime
Ken Prime 27/07/1923 - 11/12/2019
Ken was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Blackwood joining September 1 1970, the Club received its Charter on September 14 1970, the Charter Night was held on November 17 1970.
District 9510 District Governor 2022-23
The Rotary Districts 9500 and 9520, after agreement of the joint G train for both districts has determined the composition of the nominating committee for the position of District Governor for District 9510 in the year 2022-2023.

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 Club of Seaford Christmas Puddings
Rotary Foundation Christmas Puddings are again available from the Rotary Club of Seaford. For more information please download the order form by clicking the link below.

Be the Inspiration
Yorke Peninsula Bushfires
The recent Yorke Peninsula bushfire support appeal has now been added to RAWCS.
To contribute to this appeal, please click the button below.
Australian Bushfires
As we are assailed by this unprecedented level and ferocity of bushfire, Rotarians are preparing to assist in any way possible. I have been at a Rotary function this evening where the proceeds have been earmarked for bushfire relief. I’m sure many of you and your Clubs are asking whether ShelterBox, as Rotary’s international partner in disaster relief, can assist in any way.

42nd AGFR Tournament
The 42nd annual Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament will be held at Barwon Heads
Mobilong Community Cycling Event
The Rotary Club of Mobilong has partnered with several organisations to present a cycling program
Rotary 100 Years in Australia and New Zealand Logo Competition
In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Wellington, Auckland and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021. We can come together and create a common legacy. Think about the impact we can make!
Rotary Club of Mitcham Half Price Book Sale
If you are looking for bargains for all the family for your Christmas reading and gifts
WASRAG World Water Summit
WASRAG World Water Summit 12 will be part of the Presidential Conference celebrating 75 years of collaboration with the United Nations. The theme for WWS-12 stems from this relationship.

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.
Note: EarlyBird registration finishes on 31st December 2019 so get in quick for the best price.
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: Jason Dunstone
Jason has spent 25 years talking to people in lounge rooms, boardrooms, pubs, shops, and on-line to research behaviour and trends. He consults to drive positive social and business change.

Learning and Development
Rotary Leadership Institute
Who Should Attend?
Rotarians who have an interest in expanding their knowledge of Rotary. You
do not have to hold a leadership position in your club to attend RLI. Rotarians with a few weeks experience and Rotarians with more than 40 years in Rotary have attended courses.
It is highly recommended for those commencing Club or District leadership roles .
District 9520 2019-20 Training Schedule

Upcoming Events
G- Train & Committee of Management
Dec 21, 2019 9:30 AM
RYLA/RYPEN District Committee
Jan 08, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
G- Train & Committee of Management
Feb 08, 2020 9:30 AM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Feb 09, 2020 9:30 AM
RYLA/RYPEN District Committee
Feb 12, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
G- Train & Committee of Management
Feb 15, 2020
Area Governor Training Seminar
Feb 15, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Feb 16, 2020
District Team Training Seminar
Feb 16, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Payneham Library
Feb 22, 2020 8:30 AM –
Feb 23, 2020 4:30 PM
RYLA/RYPEN District Committee
Mar 11, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Mar 14, 2020
Presidents-Elect Training Seminar
St Michaels College
Mar 14, 2020 9:00 AM –
Mar 15, 2020 4:00 PM
PETS & Specialty Training
Mar 15, 2020
G- Train & Committee of Management
Mar 21, 2020 9:30 AM
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