District Governor Kim Harvey

This year the DG's Newsletter is being published on the 4th Thursday of the month with copy being received up to one week prior.
Articles for this publication should be of "Rotary In Action"
Upcoming events should be directed to The Herald
DG Kim Harvey welcomes your stories of Rotary In Action

During this last month, we welcomed several either new or transferring members to District 9520
Malcolm Arbuthnott    Morphett Vale
Thomas Copley    Renmark
Allan Eastmond    Mildura
Beth Kennett    Encounter Bay
Joseph Kervin    Wentworth
Luke Mailes    Mildura
Isobel McGarry    Encounter Bay
Graham Moody    Victor Harbor
Leanne Walding    Murray Bridge
Patricia Williams    Somerton Park
Mary-anne Woodman    Encounter Bay
How to Be the Inspiration this year. President Barry Rassin has challenged clubs and Rotarians to Be the Inspiration in 2018-19. Here are a few ways you can do that.

DG Kim Harvey's October Message
It is hard to believe we are now one third of the way through the Rotary year and what a tremendous amount has already been achieved by Clubs and District Committees. Paul and I started our visits to Clubs on July 31 and have been warmly welcomed to 35 Clubs across the District to date.  
Some of the highlights during those visits, in addition to meeting Rotarians and their partners, have been inducting new members, presenting PHF awards and seeing some of the Club projects first hand.  It was terrific to see five of the Sunraysia Clubs come together in the Mildura Rotary Shed for a combined meeting. We are looking forward to visiting the remaining 14 Clubs with the last visit on December 4.    Each meeting, like each Club, has been unique and we are constantly blown away with the scope of work undertaken by Clubs to positively change lives in local and international communities.  All Clubs are working hard to not only attract new members but to refocus their efforts to ensure they are offering a meaningful and satisfying experience for their current members.   
I have also had the pleasure of attending many District and Club events over the past few weeks including the Police Officer of the Year Awards (RC Unley), participating in the opening of RYLA and the send off for the One and All Rotary Sailing Experience (RC Glenelg), the High Tea fundraiser for ARH (combined 9520 and 9500 Committee), the Riverland Citizen of the Year awards evening (RC Berri), and listening to inspirational speakers at the Suicide Prevention Walk (RC Seaford), to name just a few.  There is a flurry of events and activities scheduled before the end of this calendar year, including the appearance of the Rotary car in several Christmas pageants in metro Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsular and the Adelaide Hills. 
Keep up the great work and continue to Be the Inspiration!
DG Kim
Here are some photos from my club visits and events.
End Polio Movie
This year you will have options to support the End Polio Film Night.  We are showing the film in a number of places at different times.  All proceeds go to the End Polio Now Campaign.
About the Film
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid.
First reviews have been great.
 Where can you see it/How can you book/What will it cost/What do you get?
Option 1
Where:                                 The Regal Cinema, Kensington Park
When:                                  Sunday 4th November at 4pm
Cost:                                    $25 per head
What is Included:                  Wine and finger food starter.  Film showing dedicated to Rotary.
Booking:                              Go to:     BOOKING        Limit of 500 to attend, so book early.
Option 2
Where:                                 Wallis Cinema, Mount Barker
When:                                  Friday 2nd November at 6pm
Cost:                                    $20 per head
What is Included:            Pre-Movie Finger Food and a glass of champagne.   Film showing dedicated to Rotary.
Booking:                              Go to:     BOOKING        Or prepay at the Wallis Cinema
Option 3
Where:                                 The Gawler Cinemas, Gawler
When:                                  Sunday 4th November,  3:30pm for 4pm start
Cost:                                    $15 per head
What is Included:              Film showing dedicated to Rotary.
Booking:                              Go to:     BOOKING      Or pay at the cinema.
Option 4
Where:                                 Event Cinemas, Marion
When:                                  Saturday 3rd November,  7:00 pm sharp
Cost:                                    $27.50 per head
What is Included:              Soft drink and Popcorn.
Booking:                              See notice below
Rotary Club of Kent Town – Guest Speaker  30th October 
The Long Road From A Broken Heart - Jeremy Scott
Tue. 30 October 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ACDT
The Hackney Hotel & Function Centre
95 Hackney Road
Hackney, SA 5069

Rotary District Conference 2019 at Broken Hill

  One & All  Youth Development Sail
Kim with Skipper Ben at the helm
Recently, on a sunny September morning, 18 Rotary sponsored students together with their parents and their Rotary Club mentors assembled at Dock Two in Port Adelaide where the Sail Training Vessel One & All was moored.  The students were about to embark on a 5-day voyage, which for many would change their lives forever.    
District Governor Kim Harvey gave an inspiring talk to the group, telling the students of some of the challenges they would face.  She also thanked the 20 participating Rotary Clubs for their efforts and announced that $20,000 had been raised to make the venture possible.  Kim described the event as a wonderful effort, particularly as this was only the second Rotary voyage since David Binks initiated the program in June 2017, following the publication of a fascinating book about David’s life, launched by his close friend Sir James Hardy.  Kim explained that proceeds from the sale of the book assist in funding the program.  Kim also warmly thanked Sealink, which has become the first commercial sponsor to assist Rotary in this wonderful program.  By 9:30 am the students were all on board with their gear stowed, the lines were cast off and they departed for the adventure of a lifetime.
David Binks was amongst the party that greeted the ship on its return the following Thursday afternoon.  Skipper Ben Willoughby told David that this sail had been a great success.  The weather was kind and the One & All was able to sail for the vast majority of the trip, only motoring to manoeuvre and travel in and out of the Port River. They experienced some fresh breezes, which produced a number of exhilarating sails.  Ben and his crew also described this group of trainees as one of the best groups they have taken on a 5-day youth training voyage.  They were all amazed to see how the group developed as the sail progressed.
If you would like to get a glimpse of what students experience, the Rotary Youth Sailing One & All Committee have organised a Twilight sail on Saturday, December 1st 2018.
More information about this popular social cruise will be sent shortly to Club Presidents and Secretaries.
Joint Districts High Tea                    
The inaugural Combined Districts 9520 and 9500 High Tea in aid of Australian Rotary Health (ARH) was held at the Riverside Rowing Club on Sunday 14thOctober.
The Guest Speaker was the Hon John Dawkins MLC, the Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention. After expenses, $1,455 has been donated to the Lift the Lid on Mental Illness project of Australian Rotary Health on behalf of both Districts.

A group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tieDescription generated with very high confidenceSuper Challenge

Science and Engineering Challenge
Titanium Stadium, Findon.
Thursday 30th August 2018

The Hon Dennis Hood MLC addressed the assembly of 8 schools taking part in the SA Super Challenge, and presented the winners’ plaque to students from St Peters College.
The assembled students, volunteer supervisors, organisers and sponsors were reminded by Minister Hood of the purposes of the Science and Engineering Challenge project that is part of a national STEM program provided through the University of Newcastle, and many generous sponsors:
  • The Challenge is focussed on inspiring year 9-10 students to consider a future career in the sciences and engineering by choosing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics studies in years 11 and 12.
  • It is estimated that 75% of the fastest growing industries require strong STEM skill, so by choosing to study these subjects gives a very good start to future careers in these industries.
  • The Challenge also hones enterprise skills such as communication, team work, problem solving, and creative and critical thinking, all of which are highly valued in work places.
Reference Speech notes for Minister Hood provided by the Department of Education.
A group of people standing in front of a crowdDescription generated with very high confidenceSchools in the Super Challenge were Cummins Area School, Emmaus College, Endeavour College, Grant College in Mount Gambier, Jamestown Community School, Renmark High School, St Peters College, and Temple Christian College.
Testing a water turbine designed by students.
A group of people posing for a photoDescription generated with very high confidence
A group of people sitting at a tableDescription generated with very high confidence
Enjoying the day &Cracking Codes.

Rotary District 9520 - Club Bulletins Snapshots

It is pleasing to see that a number of clubs are sending their bulletins to the new generic email address (see note later in this newsletter). It makes it easy for editors of The Herald the DG’s Newsletter to know what clubs are planning and doing. 
Following are snapshots of some of these activities during the last couple of months taken from the club bulletins that were sent to the new email address.

Brownhill Creek

Holdfast Bay



The Community workshop which is held at the Athelstone Community Hall remains a focus for the club with a steady group of participants involved weekly and it provides active tasks and involvement for members of our community.

Goods from the workshop were sold at the Magill Sunrise Market.

Mount Barker



Robinvale Euston

Somerton Park

Victor Harbor - RYLA


Vale - David Miller - Rotary Club of Yankalilla


Vale - Ian Reddy and Vic Agostinelli 

Rotary Club of Campbelltown


ShelterBox Deployment


Recently, a number of Rotarians have been receiving emails from other members, requesting assistance in a money transfer - they usually begin with 'Are you available?'  These emails are scams and should be deleted immediately from your computer and mobile devices.
Scams are fraudulent and extremely annoying.  Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels across Australia.  There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam - all of us may be vulnerable to a scam at some time.  While the ClubRunner and the Rotary International web platforms are securely password protected, we all need to be be careful about sharing our personal information - particularly on social media and online sites.
For more information about scams, including scam warnings and reporting of scams - see https://www.scamwatch.gov.au
Information courtesy of Peter Hammond

Club Bulletin Distribution

Thanks to all of those Clubs & Members who are now sending their bulletin to the District email address.
The new email address allows all of the Club Bulletins from the current year to be located in one place and will greatly assist in determining District awards
If you have not yet added this address to your distribution list, please do it now.
The address is d9520.bulletin@gmail.com 
The Club and District Support (CDS) team have welcomed Trudy Grice after replacing Barbara Mifsud who was recently promoted to Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development.
With this appointment the CDS team have restructured with a view to deliver holistic support to clubs and districts.
This restructure will provide each region with a direct point of contact for all club and district matters.