District Governor 2019 - 20, Tim Klar

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 b e directed to The Herald
DG Tim Klarwelcomes your stories of Rotary In Action

Since our last DG's Newsletter, we welcomed several either new or transferring members to District 9520
John Bushell Victor Harbor
Julie Carman Norwood
Robert Casburn Seaford
Dwayne Cox Victor Harbor
Linda Hamilton Seaford
Teresa Hamilton-Smith Eastwood
Wayne Herreen Seaford
Belinda Onofria Renmark
Grant Sibly Morphett Vale
Barry Stanbury Mobilong
Brett Taylor Glenelg

Photo Albums
DG's Changeover Photos

DG Tim's July Jottings

It is the start of the new Rotary year and July is the New Leadership month. It is a changing of the guard in most cases although some President are serving a second consecutive term. It is a time when new policies, strategic plans and emphases begin.
In the last few weeks Bronwyn and I have attended 20 changeover dinners as well as the DG changeover for district 9500 and also my own changeover last week. It was great to be able to meet so many of the new Presidents, the new boards of the clubs and hear their plans for the year.
This is an exciting time for the incoming presidents as they begin their new Rotary year. We've had PETS training in March, our protection and compliance seminar, the District Assembly in May and also a regional mini PETS and Assembly in Sunraysia in May so we can try and prepare them as best we can to assist them in their year. However being a president of the club, although an honour bestowed by the club, also requires a hard-working dedicated board to assist the President. I send my best wishes to all club Presidents and their Boards for the coming year.
However we need to recognise that just as Presidents change so does technology and we need to keep abreast of these changes to enhance what we do, how we do it and publicise why we do it.
Consider the changing technology of computers. The computers on the Apollo mission 50 years ago last week had a memory of 64KB
Since the early days of home computers, when Bill Gates suggested that 20 MB was considered all that was needed for a memory, there have been massive changes. 20 years ago the first digital cameras appeared and they had a memory card that had 512 MB of memory. We now have desktop computers that have external hard drives that store data by the terabyte. Nowadays our phone can have 16 or more GB of memory, a camera, an Internet search engine such as Google, Wi-Fi Internet access in all locations and something small enough to hold in your hand and connect with  the world.
We need to consider that our clubs should also embrace changes in technology to enable them to better let people connect with them and find out what we do, promote a message of what we do to the community in general and let people see how and where we work in the community and in the world. Your desktop computer, smart phone and social media apps need to be considered as an essential part of a clubs efforts in  getting a story out to the world.
We plan to have a public image and membership seminar in August, and these topics will be addressed. I encourage as many Rotarians as possible to attend.
More information in the following story.

Public Image Seminar

The Learning and Development team are pleased to invite your participation at the Public Image Seminar  Sunday 18th August , Hall A - Thebarton Community Centre.

Why should you attend – telling our story is the key to attracting partners, members and engaging community support.

At the seminar – Public Image Chair  Andy Rajapaske (D9640) will provide insights into the WHY of Public Image and provide opportunity for us to gain from his successful campaigns.

We’ve engaged Amy Taeuber from The Pr Bible http://www.theprbible.com.au/ to provide some expert advice on video making and insights into engaging the media.
We’ll workshop a number of topics – and you’ll walk away with a some new additions to your Public Image Toolkit, including how to make a 30 second video, how to develop a signature project, 

how to best use social media and apply the Rotary brand.

 Bookings are on line and free. CLICK HERE to visit the booking site. So put the date- 18 August 2019) in your calendar, come along as  a club group and benefit from all the knowledge and wisdoms shared on the day.

What to bring:  a laptop or tablet

Advance Notice - Expressions of Interest

cid:image004.jpg@01D4D67F.60A0D250Rotarians in Districts 9500 and 9520 will be sent an email via   ClubRunner in the next few weeks extending an opportunity to complete an Expression of Interest application for a range of positions that will be available in our new District 9510.
Amongst those positions, we are seeking two active Rotarians to fill two new positions that are integral to the success of the new structure.
The position of Deputy Governor, Resources will oversee and support a range of Resource Committees including Youth, Membership, Foundation, Partnerships (Vocational, Community, International, Local Government) Governance (Risk, Insurance, Youth Protection), Diversity and Ethics, our Digital Communications (including website, Public Image and Newsletter) and Learning and Development.
The position of Deputy Governor, Areas will support the Area Governors and coordinate communications and facilitate the support needs of clubs across the 12 Areas.
These two positions will have membership on the District Leadership Board. It is envisaged the successful appointees will work closely together to meet the needs of our clubs and be supported by the District Governor Nominee and District Governor Elect.
Whether you would like to serve on a particular Committee or nominate to be Chair of a particular Committee there will be an opportunity for you to express your desire. With a larger number of clubs to service, more Rotarian resources are required. The Expression of Interest form will allow Rotarians to record up to 3 preferences.
If you ever wanted to serve at a District level but never saw an opportunity..... this will be your chance as we prepare to move forward together.
DGE David Jones

Ports Help Break Drought

The results of the Rotary District 9520 Changeover Silent Auction collector bottles of District 9520 Governor’s Liqueur Ports.
These bottles were donated by Past President of Burnside Peter Milne.
Dennis Henschke District 9520 Governor’s Liqueur Port 1994-95 was won by PDG Arthur Robinson from Rotary Club of Mildura.
Alan Lawrie District 9520 Governor’s Liqueur Port 1995-96 was won by President of the Rotary Club of St Peters John Geroge.
Thanks to all those who put in their bids at the Rotary District 9520 Changeover for these collector bottles of District 9520 Governor’s Liqueur Ports.
A total of $145 was raised for the SA Rotary Districts Drought Relief project.
R G Cooper
Bob Cooper
Past President
Rotary Club of Burnside
District 9520, Past District Governor 2017-2018

Goolwa Makes Major Donation

The Rotary Club of Goolwa donated $30,000 for the fit out of the First Aid Room in the new Goolwa Surf Life Saving Facility.
Over Four years we allocated money to this donation and were well supported by the community. The club has supported the Surf Life Saving Club over the past 9 years, donating an IRB vessel, and jointly with Lions giving a 4 WD vehicle to assist with retrieval’s. The new facility is exceptional and will be appreciated and used by locals and our many visitors .
Story by President Noeline Biermann

New Generations Service Exchange

Amalie Miller was met at Adelaide Airport Friday afternoon by District 9520 NGSE Chair David Binks and his wife Pam, her counsellor Raelene Donnell and representatives from her first host club Regency Park, Jack Kelso and his wife Margaret.
Amalie immediately impressed all of us at the airport as being a delightful young lady.
Amalie who has been studying Transport Logistics in Denmark will do some work experience in a variety of transport companies in South Australia as well as seeing as much as she can of our state and getting to know us and the Australian way of life. Her three month exchange is to be a vocational/cultural exchange.
After spending about 5 weeks with Regency Park Amalie will spend time with the Waikerie Club before coming back to Adelaide for a last couple of weeks with Morphett Vale Club. 
Those members and partners who attended DG Tim's Changeover Lunch at Glenelg Golf Club on Sunday the 14th of July had an opportunity to talk to Amalie.  
David Binks
NGSE. Chair
21st to 27th OCTOBER
The Service Clubs Association of South Australia Inc.
invites all South Australian Service Clubs to:-
  • Nominate Projects for the 2019 Premier’s Service Club Awards.
  • Nominate an Outstanding Individual for the “Heide Taylor” Community Service Medal.
  • Nominate an Outstanding Young Person for the “Allan Sloan” Young Citizen Community Service Prize.
  • Nominate a School Project/Activity for the “Harry Tillyer” Schools Community Service Award. 
  • Attend the Premier’s Awards Presentation Luncheon, to be held on Sunday, 27th October from noon at the Glenelg Golf Club

    Celebrate Service Club Week,  21st – 27th  October by holding a Joint Club Event.
Prizes are made available by a grant from the Premier’s Community Service Awards 2019. 
Please visit the website for more information:    http://scasa.org.au/
Disasters don't fit nicely into calendar or financial years. Disasters don't stop.
Late last month, thanks to donors like you, we passed our fundraising target of $1.1 million for the 2018-19 financial year. There was also news of the serious flooding to hit Paraguay, with over 11,000 families displaced in the capital alone.
Yes, disasters don't stop, but neither do we. ShelterBox is in Paraguay right now, working with local partners to find shelter solutions to suit 3,000 of the most vulnerable families.
Next month, 17 ShelterBox supporters will accompany me on the Larapinta Trek in the Northern Territory. Together, we have raised over $46,000 and counting!
The Larapinta is now fully subscribed but there are still places available on the Kangaroo Island trek, organised by the Rotary Club of Glenelg and next year's epic Kokoda Trek (details below). You may know someone that might be interested in joining us or perhaps you'd rather do your own thing. Visit our website to see how you can get involved.
Finally, recruitment for the ShelterBox Response Team will close on 31st July. To find out more, visit: https://www.shelterboxaustralia.org.au/shelterbox-response-team/  Again, you may know someone that might be interested in applying, so please forward them the link. This round of recruitment is only open to Australian and New Zealand residents.
This month's quote comes from Coretta Scott King, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Many thanks for your support
Mike Greenslade
CEO ShelterBox Australia
0459 959 501 


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