February 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.
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

February 23 is the day we celebrate Rotary’s anniversary.  Over the past seven months I have seen Rotarians in Clubs across our District come together to celebrate, to recognise others and to support their friends in Rotary.  I have felt so privileged in recent weeks to have been included in moments that are significant to Rotarians and their families.  I have heard touching words from Rotarians as they deliver eulogies, I have seen the look of friendship on the faces of Rotarians celebrating milestone birthdays at Club meetings, and the recognition and respect shown to charter members at Club anniversaries.



Many Clubs have happy and sad dollars as part of their meetings where Rotarians can share some of those moments in their life that are important to them on a personal level.  As Rotarians we not only support people outside of our organisation but we care for our friends in our Club - our Rotary family.  With one in five Australians aged 16-85 experiencing a mental illness in any year, that means there is likely to be at least one person sitting at your table at your Club meeting who needs our support.  This realisation was the catalyst for the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor to raise awareness and funds for mental health research through their Ocean to the Outback Bike Ride.  As someone who has lived with depression and anxiety for most of my life I am 110% behind this initiative and I encourage you and your Club to consider supporting this terrific project and in doing so support our own Rotary charity Australian Rotary Health (details in this newsletter).


Together we can make great things happen


Be the Inspiration!


DG Kim

Tip of the Month
District Conferences are a great way to meet other Rotarians, learn more about Rotary programs and be inspired by speakers with amazing stories.  There has been wonderful support from Rotarians for our District’s Conference in Broken Hill however there are many Rotarians who will be unable to attend due to travel or work commitments.
I encourage Rotarians to consider attending the District 9500 Conference ‘Into the Twenties’ to be held in Hahndorf, March 29-31. 
For further details and to register visit the 9500 Conference website at  http://hahndorf2019.org.au/

Rotary on the Move
Please click 'Read more' to view the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for February 2019
Who was the First Female to Join Rotary in District 9520?
As we approach the 30th anniversary of women’s admission to Rotary, the “Women in Rotary” committee would like to acknowledge the first female Rotarians in Districts 9500 and 9520 at their upcoming International Women’s Day breakfast to be held at The Adelaide Pavilion in Veale Gardens on Wednesday 6th March at 7 am.
Attracting and Retaining Women in Rotary
Diversity in membership remains an important goal at all levels of our organisation.  In fact, two of Rotary International’s goals this year is to increase the participation of people under the age of 40 and women.

New Generations Service Exchange Amalie Miller
New Generations Service Exchange for young adults is in many ways similar to Group Study Exchange but with a single participant rather than a team.  The exchange is to be both a vocational and cultural experience.

The Rotary Foundation and International
Rotary Peace Fellowship
The Rotary Foundation supports up to 100 fellows each year, to enter a fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. This covers tuition, and living expenses for successful candidates, preparing them to be leaders to help prevent and resolve conflict in areas of social trouble.
Shelterbox Fundraiser - Tough Mudder
We're asking you and your friends, family and colleagues to get muddy in support of the 250,000 people we hope to provide shelter to this coming year. Keen to join us on the challenge and help our ShelterBox response teams go further?
Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group
Every minute, 5 children under the age of 5 die due to malnutrition. We need your assistance now! Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group is the only Rotary Action Group registered outside of the US, and was created as a resource for all Rotary Clubs in the world.
Zone 8 Foundation Newsletter
Rotary and Polio, Who are Alumni, Disease Prevention, and much more
Zone 8 Public Image Newsletter
Make public image your New Year's resolution, Rotary Branding - Making the most of opportunities, Social Media, and much more

Vocational and Community
From the Ocean to the Outback Ride
President Mark Cox and his team from the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor have put a lot of work, enthusiasm and energy into the organisation of the bike ride from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill to coincide with the start of the District Conference in April.
Rotary Club of Morphett Vale Business Breakfast
Rotary Club of Morphett Vale invites you to their Business Networking Breakfast. Celebrating International Women's’ Day, keynote speaker will be Champion Jockey Clare Lindop.
Rotary's Role in the Drought Appeal for Farming Communities
During 2018, in response to the widespread national drought, Channel Nine, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and the National Farmers Federation (NFF) entered into a partnership to raise funds from the general public.

Be the Inspiration
Timor Leste Opportunity
The Rotary Club of Flagstaff Hill would be pleased to work with other partner clubs to carry out a very worthwhile project to enhance living and hygiene conditions for some very underprivileged people in the village of IRA-ONU.
Repairing Bodies and Rebuilding Lives
The Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes invites you and your friends to attend a dinner in aid of Interplast, an NGO that supports volunteer medical teams who each year perform hundreds of life changing operations in South East Asia.
Enjoy an Entertaining Presentation
Find out what's happening, who's doing what, and where you are spending some of your hard earned dollars.
Club Speaker - Global Grant Scholar, Adam Burford
Adam lives in Crafers and is Head of Geography at Westminster School. Adam was the D9520 Global Grant scholar last year where he successfully completed a Master of Philosophy in Education (International Development and Globalization) at the University of Cambridge.

District 9520 Conference
A reminder that the Standard registration for the District 9520 Conference in Broken Hill is now in effect. To take advantage of the Standard rate, please make sure you register as soon as possible.

The People of Action Showcase

A place and opportunity to share your program, your project and your story and to demonstrate that we are people of action
Women in Rotary - SA Chapter
The Women in Rotary SA Chapter will once again be celebrating International Women’s Day with a breakfast to be held on Wednesday March 6 at the Adelaide Pavilion, South Terrace.
Group 6 Group Study Exchange Invitation
You are invited to a COMBINED GROUP 6 DINNER featuring a presentation from special guests Melissa, Lisa, Ashley, Susanne & Cutter, the Group Study Exchange team from Kansas City, Missouri.
2023 Rotary International Convention
It is with great excitement that we announce Melbourne as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, the largest conference secured this century for Victoria.
Service Clubs Association of SA AGM
All Service Club members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Service Clubs Association of SA.

Learning and Development
Mental Health First Aid Course
This 12-hour SMHFA Course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, family and co-workers.

Upcoming Events
G-Train Meeting
DG's Home
Feb 23, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Committee of Management Meeting
DG's Home
Feb 23, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Presidents Elect Training Seminar
Science & Innovation Learning Centre
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Presidents Elect Training Seminar
Science & Innovation Learning Centre
Mar 02, 2019 – Mar 03, 2019
Protection & Compliance Seminar
Science & Innovation Learning Centre
Mar 03, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Protection and Compliance Seminar
Mar 03, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Women In Rotary
The Pavilion Veale Gardens
Mar 06, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
RYLA/RYPEN District Committee
Mar 13, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
G-Train Meeting
DG's Home
Mar 16, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Rotary District 9520 Conference
Broken Hill Civic Centre
Apr 05, 2019 12:00 PM –
Apr 07, 2019 2:00 PM
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment - Adelaide
Nunyara Conference Centre
Apr 12, 2019 3:00 PM –
Apr 14, 2019 3:00 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 - Murray Bridge
May 05, 2019
Mini PETS/Assembly - Sunraysia
May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Mini PETS/Assembly - Sunraysia
May 12, 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