November 2017
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Polio Ute Relay Comes to a Close
On World Polio Day, District 9520's Polio Ute Relay came to an end at the One and All sailing ship in Port Adelaide. Alberton Primary School choir entertained us while the One and All provided morning tea and the Rotary Club of Glenelg provided a BBQ. Deputy Mayor Vanessa McCluskey drew the winning tickets.
The Ute had been travelling the District since 1st July with DG Bob and then became the relay baton as it moved between the 50 clubs of the district.
Clubs held events in the community to promote awareness of Rotary and its significant contribution to eradicating polio worldwide. 5,500 raffle tickets were sold, raising $11,000 with many clubs contributing further funds from BBQs, dinners, eisteddfods and donations. The final tally is still to be determined.
The raffle was proudly sponsored by Sealink, Mercure Hotels, the One and All, Janome Sewing Solutions, Flight Centre Glenelg, Event Cinemas and the Rotary Club of Glenelg. All nine prizes were sold by different clubs around the district.
PrizeWinnerSold By
1stSusie ClarkeRC of Glenelg
2ndAnnette EvansRC of Red Cliffs
3rdJohn IllisRC of Seaford
4thNeil AlexanderRC of Mildura
5thCharles GillesRC of Mt Barker
6thLynne DeanRC of Hallett Cove
7thPaul EiternickRC of Stirling
8thRob HardingRC of Somerton Park
9thMaria DeiesoRC of Morialta
Thank you to all those clubs who successfully sold their raffle tickets and returned their stubs to me.
As I have a tally of all the raffle books, sold and unsold, I know that the raffle has raised $11,000 just from the sale of tickets. As mentioned, many clubs raised more money at BBQs, dinners, events and through donations.
It is very difficult to know how much was raised through these means.
In order to get some sort of idea of the financial worth of the Relay, could every club drop me an email or text with the total amount they have deposited to the Rotary Foundation Polio account.
Submitted by:-
Sarah Walsh
0401 679 210
A recent email has also been sent to Presidents and Secretaries of Groups 4 - 8 regarding items that have been misplaced from the Polio Ute. If your club (in Groups 4 - 8) has not followed up on this, could you please do so as a matter of urgency with a reply to Carola Sanders at or on 0412 632 658.
Council on Resolutions
For the first time in 2017, clubs with District endorsements can submit resolutions for the Board of Rotary International to consider without waiting until the 2019 Council on Legislation for consideration.
This year 36 resolutions have been submitted for consideration.
Resolutions are submitted on-line and must be endorsed by club and district as with proposed enactments.
Resolutions consist of two parts
  • Supporting information.
  • Action or resolved clause. This is the action the proposer wishes the Rotary International Board or The Rotary Foundation trustees to consider.
District Governor must have endorsed the Resolutions by 30th June 2017 otherwise they will have lapsed.
The Constitution and Bylaws committee reviews each proposal to determine if it is correctly drafted or defective!
The proposals that have been deemed correct can be viewed on line at My Rotary / Learning and References / Policies and Procedures / Councils.
Each of the District Representatives will vote on line by November 15th and hopefully more timely action can occur as a result of this process.
Submitted by: PDG Malcolm Lindquist
District Council on Legislation Representative
You Have to Play Four Quarters to Win
Club membership directors and Presidents may be celebrating at the moment because the first quarter’s membership statistics are in the positive.  We have had 1.44% growth across the 50 clubs in the district since July 1.  This makes District 9520 the seventh placed district out of 21 in Australia.
Sadly, as the Crows found out, one quarter of effort is not enough to win the game.
Euan Miller
Membership Chair
0401 124 387
Rotary Club of Morialta
Breakfast in the Park
Sunday 19th November 2017
9.00 am
Thorndon Park Reservoir
Hamilton Terrace Paradise
Fresh fruit of the day
Eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, baked beans and crusty bread
Pancakes and Cream
Sparkling red and white wine and orange juice
Tea, coffee and water
Adults                       $25.00
Children (under 12) $10.00
Tickets available from:
Graeme Packer 0412 098 400
Emiko Mayer 8331 7620
Katarina Spudic 7122 7206
Thank you to the businesses supporting our Rotary Club:
Skye Cellars
Tony and Mark – Newton
The Rezz Hotel
Foodland – Newton
Slape and Sons – Newton
Blackwell Funerals (Rotarian David Lloyd)
This is a fundraising project with all proceeds going to PNG Midwifery Development Project
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship
This article is to invite your Rotary Club to sponsor a delegate to attend the annual Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) program in Canberra in May 2018.
RAIC is a not-for-profit program run by the Rotary Clubs of Canberra and Woden, in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) for about 35 year 11 students.  Its aim is to give attendees (or delegates as we call the Year 11 students who attend) an in-depth understanding of Australia’s Parliamentary democracy and what it means to be an Australian citizen.
Please  Click Here  to download and view the official Letter to Club Presidents.
Please  Click Here  to download and view the official Brochure.
Rotary Friendship Exchange to South-Western Virginia / Tennessee USA
Anyone interested in being part of a group travelling to USA next May for a 14 Day visit to district 7570 needs to express an interest to Craig Maidment RFE Co-ordinator District 9520.
His contact email is
The Americans have expressed a desire to attend our conference in March next year and will stay with us for a two week period.
The area you would be travelling to would include the mountains of Virginia / Tennessee and historical sites of the American Civil War.
This is an opportunity for us to engage with Rotarians in a unique part of the world as well as providing a launching pad for further travel after the exchange to other parts of the USA or beyond.
This distict has recently had most successful exchanges with Canada and India and everyone that has been involved will tell you of their unique and rewarding experiences.
Numbers are limited so expressions of interest are sought as soon as possible so that the Americans can be assured of our involvement.
Craig has all the details and has also experience in Friendship Exchange having been part of the 21 person group that went to Ontario Canada from our District.
The Palace of Varieties
This show is not a Rotary program but does have Rotarian Penni Hamilton-Smith in it as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
It could be used as a fundraiser e.g: buying tickets at $10 and selling at $20.  A supper room is available before the show and during interval.
Penni is more than happy to embarrass any chosen Rotarians mercilessly as long as you let her know who and which performance they will attend.
If you wish to order tickets, please contact Penni Hamilton-Smith on or 0488 084 698
Rotary Club of Seaford Christmas Puddings and Cakes
The Rotary Club of Seaford are selling Puddings and Cakes supporting The Rotary Foundation.
Traditional Rum & Brandy Cake 800g
Traditional Steamed Pudding 1Kg
Traditional Baked Puddings 4x100g
Carton discounts are available for clubs.
For more information, click the image on the left or visit
All orders to be finalised and paid for by November 17th. Delivery in the first week of December.
All enquiries to Ian Renshaw on 0414 396 103
Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Golf Day
The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is holding a Fun Golf Day at Victor Harbor Golf Club on Wednesday, 29th November.
Tee off at 1.30pm (Shot Gun Start) followed by Intercity Dinner Meeting at the Golf Club Restaurant at 6.00pm for 6.30pm.
Come and enjoy a Fun Day of Prizes and Raffle.
To view the Club's Official Flier with conditions and fees, please  Click Here .
The Rotary Clubs of Mobilong & Murray Bridge are again hosting their annual Art Show in 2018.
Applications for entry are now available via our website.
Categories include 2D (painting), 3D (sculpture / ceramics) & photography.
Dates are 9th - 25th February 2018
Enter now by clicking the button below
Rotary Club of Norwood Best Practice Discovery Workshop
The Best Practice Discovery Workshop is a unique 2 Hour experience, with a methodology that delivers transformational outcomes for its recipients.
This workshop is based on years of research into the teachings of the finest business educational institutions and world's leading professional and personal development minds and methodologies.
Attended by over 2600 business owners since 2011, and will be delivered by two of Australia's leading business coaches.
To view further details, please  Click Here .
To book online, register at and receive your complimentary ticket on us.
In Need of Urgent Donations
If you are a follower of the Facebook page for Kula Spirit, Spacim Pikinini - PNG Inc, an International Project of the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay, you will be aware of the great work undertaken by Wendy Stein, OAM, PHF, PP and her crew as they travel around the outlying areas and islands of the Milne Bay Province, PNG.  If not please visit their  Facebook  page (and “Like” and “Share”) and learn more of their activities.  
Unfortunately, that work has been unexpectedly interrupted by a more immediate need.  
Despite regular maintenance of the Kula Spirit, a blown water pump has resulted in the need to fully rebuild the motor. Not an inexpensive task. As I am sure you would appreciate, having a safe and reliable boat in these waters is critical, to its crew, guest workers, patients and Wendy.
The motor rebuild will cost in the vicinity of AUD25-30,000 - the final cost is not yet known as work continues and parts arrive.
The Kula Spirit team and Wendy seek your help. The  attached document  provides an overview of the team’s current activities. We ask that you share this funding request with the Clubs in your District in anticipation that they are able to contribute. Club and personal tax deductible donations can be made via the Rotary RAWCS website at, every donation, no matter how small, will help get the Kula Sprit back in the water and doing what she is there to do, helping the people of PNG. Every dollar raised will go directly to the project, 
Also, help us to spread the word by “Liking” and “Sharing” their Facebook page. Thank you.
Darcy Geale
President, Rotary Club of Salamander Bay
Submitted by: Wendy Gaborit, Zone 8 Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2015
Via: Bob Cooper, District Governor
Youth Sailing Experience
  • Introducing an exciting, new Rotary Youth Development Program
  • The Youth Sailing Experience is the inspiration of  David Binks (see Read more...) and supported by the Rotary Club of Glenelg
  • Rotary Clubs are asked to consider sponsoring young people (15-18 years) to take a character-building voyage on the training, tall ship 'One and All'
  • These young trainees will be provided with a unique, challenging and inspirational adventure, which will increase their self-awareness and develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Next 5-day voyage is from 20th - 24th November 2017
  • The cost of this special Rotary Voyage is $900pp (normally $1,100) - this cost maybe shared between several Rotary Clubs
For more information, please contact:
Bill Walsh (Rotary Club of Glenelg)
Mobile:  0427 396 258
Please discuss this Program in your Club and sponsor a young person to an unforgettable, self-development experience on the 'One and All'
Please act promptly!  Applications close on 16th October 2017
To view and download the Information Pack, please  Click Here  
To view and download the Application Form, please  Click Here  
Combined District 9500 / 9520 Conference 2018
This year's District Conference is a combined Conference between Districts 9500 and 9520.
DGs Peter Schaefer (9500) and Bob Cooper (9520) invite you to enjoy a visit to the Barossa Valley from 23rd to 25th March 2018 for a conference with a difference, “Making a difference”.
For more information, please visit the Conference website at
To view the official District Conference Publication, please  Click here . Please consider publishing this in your own club Bulletins and Newsletters.
Combined District 9500 / 9520 Conference Show Case Request
To Convenors of Club Projects, Committees and Rotary Programs
The combined Rotary Conference to be held in the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre in 2018 will feature a Rotary Showcase where Clubs, District and Rotary affiliated programs can display and issue materials to publicise their activities.
Organisations are invited to apply for the allocation of Display Spaces at the Conference. The Conference commences at 1:00pm on Friday 23rd March with Registration open from 9.30am. The conference concludes at 1:00pm on Sunday 25th March.
The Convenor of the Rotary Showcase is PP Les Dennis (RC of Regency Park) who can be contacted at  or on 0408 813 966
Because this is a combined Conference highlighting Coming Together it is likely that there will be a heavy demand for available spaces. Convenors and key personnel are urged to contact Les to reserve a spot in the display area asap.
For those activities which are duplicated in D9500 and D9520 the convenors and Chairs are requested to have a joint display area. Eg RYLA, ROMAC Shelterbox.
To reserve your spot and obtain further details, please contact Les now.
Malcolm Lindquist
Conference Chair
Mb: 0439 877 511
John Caddy
Conference Secretary
Mb: 0417 804 901
Rotary International Convention 2018
The next Rotary International Convention is to be held in Toronto between 23rd and 27th June 2018.
For information on tour packages, please see the next article.
Rotary Down Under Tours
Rotary Down Under are running tours in Canada in June next year and are timed to run right before the Rotary International Convention in Toronto.
You may choose to go on a tour irrespective of whether you are heading to the Rotary International Convention afterwards.
The tours take in some Rotary meetings as organised by Rotary Down Under so they are a great opportunity to meet Canadian Rotarians.
There will be an information evening held on Friday, 17th November. Please  Click Here  for the information brochure.

Upcoming Events
Voice of Rotary
Dec 12, 2017 7:30 PM
Voice of Rotary
Dec 19, 2017 7:30 PM
Voice of Rotary
Dec 26, 2017 7:30 PM
Voice of Rotary
Jan 02, 2018 7:30 PM
Voice of Rotary
Jan 09, 2018 7:30 PM
Voice of Rotary
Jan 16, 2018 7:30 PM
Murray Bridge Art Show
Feb 09, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute - Session Two
Flinders University
Feb 10, 2018 8:30 AM –
Feb 11, 2018 5:00 PM
Murray Bridge SWAP MEET
Murray Bridge Showgrounds
Feb 18, 2018 6:00 AM
Edwardstown 60th Anniversary
Glenelg Golf Club
Mar 18, 2018 12:00 PM


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