February 2018

This edition of the District Governor's Newsletter has been produced from within ClubRunner.  We welcome all comments and suggestions and will endeavour to incorporate them in future editions.  Publication date will be the third Thursday of the month and all submissions are to be received by the preceding Thursday.
Email submissions to "The Editor" DG's Newsletter submissions should not be relating to advertising an event (use The Herald) but stories of Rotary In Action

Welcome To All Members Who Have Joined This Month

The following members have joined or rejoined our District this Rotary year from 17th January to February 13th. If names are missing please ask your Secretary to enter them or email Robin LeGallez for assistance.
Norma Ganzis Hyde Park Rotary
Kerry Hall Mildura
Frank Iamarino Mildura
Sam Iamarino Mildura
Bernie Jarvis Seaford Rotary
Grant Park Onkaparinga
Raoul Robbins Onkaparinga

February is Peace & Conflict Prevention /Resolution Month


Please ensure all member updates are made through ClubRunner only!!!!


Here's a puzzle for you

Send your solution to the Editors to claim your prize!
Prizes include District bragging rights and the knowledge that you are smarter than the average Rotarian.
Solution will be published next month.
The answer to last months puzzle was controversial with some various offerings. Ireland & Northern Ireland are countries within and island but the answer i was looking for was "Ireland contains three vowels but the others only contain two.
First correct answer came from Chris Dawson
RC of St Peters. Well done Chris.

DG's Report

District Governor 2020 – 2021

A once in a Lifetime Opportunity in an Exciting Leadership Role

As Rotarians we belong to a well-known and highly respected international service organisation. To further strengthen and improve Rotary’s effectiveness, it was recently decided to merge Districts 9500 and 9520 into one District to be called District 9510 from 1st July 2020. The new District will be represented by over 2,000 Rotarians in 94 Clubs, covering the majority of South Australia and parts of the Northern Territory (Alice Springs), New South Wales and Victoria. As a result, an exciting opportunity now exists for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Rotarian from either District to undertake the role of District Governor for 2020-21 and lead the new District into a challenging and rewarding era in Rotary’s proud history. If this is you, you are reminded applications will close at midnight this Saturday 17th February 2018.
Naturally, it’s a challenging role, but isn’t life full of challenges?  It’s will also be a rewarding role where your eyes are opened to the enormity of impact that our two Districts make in the lives of so many people, through our Clubs and as individuals. Do yourself the favour, think about it ( not too long) and then ask the District Secretary for the role description.  C’mon, give it a go!
Joshua J. Marine

New District 9510

The Merger between Districts 9500 and 9520 has now been officially approved by Rotary International. A Steering Committee have been appointed to work with the Districts to bring the two Districts processes together in preparation for the new District 9510 to start on 1 July 2020.
The members selected for the Steering committee are PDG Euan Miller, PDG Peter Ochota, PDG Bruce Richardson, PDG Malcolm Lindquist, PDG Barbara Wheatcroft, PP Sandy Sumsion, PP Robert Eley and PP D’Arcy Walsh and Asst. Rotary Coordinator Zone 8 (part of) PDG Doug Layng as an ex officio member of the committee.

The One and All Rotary Youth Development Program

The 5-day voyage set sail from Port Adelaide on Sunday 21 January 2018 The Youth Sailing Experience was the inspiration of David Binks 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'. Twelve young trainees were provided with a unique, challenging and inspirational adventure, which will increase their self-awareness and develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills. All trainees will be encouraged to return to their sponsoring Rotary Clubs to describe their experience.

Australia Day Awards


Congratulations to Stephany Martin, Rotary Club of Campbelltown on being awarded the South Australia Young Citizen of the Year at Government House.
Congratulations Lauren Jew, Rotary Club of Seaford for being named City of Onkaparinga Young Citizen of the Year and Gwenda Knights, Rotary Club of Strathalbyn for being named the Alexandrina Council Australia Day Citizen of the Year.
Congratulations Ray Trenordan, Rotary Club of Edwardstown for being named the City of Marion Australia Day Citizen of the Year, President of Somerton Park Rob Harding for being named the Holdfast Bay Council Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Maureen Sullivan for being named the District Council of Loxton Waikerie Citizen of the Year. I’m sure there were other Rotary Members nominated by their Rotary clubs, so congratulations to all for being recognised for your efforts for your local community.
Congratulations to Wendy Andrews, Rotary Club of Unley, PDG Bruce Richardson, Rotary Club of Berri and PDG Peter Sandercock, Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay for all being awarded an OAM for their services to their local community, Rotary and other service commitments. Detailed descriptions of their commitments are later in the DG’s Newsletter.
The Rotary Club of Campbelltown’s Birthday
The Rotary Club of Campbelltown was chartered on 16th February 1966 and last Monday celebrated their 52nd Birthday with a cake and recognition to some very special people within the club. From L to R: Jim, Tony, DG Bob Cooper, Peter, Stephany, Vince, Tita and President Elizabeth Gagliardi
The club recognized several people as they became Paul Harris Fellows.
Stephany Martin
Vince Belperio
Tita Trotta
Jim Silvestri
PHF Sapphire
Peter Rumbelow
PHF Sapphire +2
Tony Uren
PHF Sapphire +2
Business Excellence Award was made to charter member Eric Webb and former member Kevin Webb for Spring Gully Foods. Eric is the chairman of Spring Gully Foods and Kevin is the Managing Director. In 2013 Spring Gully went into voluntary administration with debts of close to $5m. With support from the community, predominantly in South Australia, in buying their locally produced products, Spring Gully cleared its debt to both secured and non-secured creditors in December 2017. More than just clearing the debt, they paid their creditors 102 cents in the dollar as a gesture of goodwill for their support.  The club felt the decisions made by the Spring Gully executive and in particular Kevin and Eric exemplify the values of Rotary.
Congratulations will be in order to the Rotary clubs of Noarlunga, Morialta and Mildura who were presented the 100% Foundation Giving and Every Rotary Every Year banners for 2016/17 year.
Polio Plus
The Rotary International Polio Plus foundation accounts attached show our Clubs in District 9520 contributions in US$’s into the Polo Plus account Year to Date (31/01/18) totalling US$21,464.67.
Some clubs have still not made any contributions from the Polio Ute Relay raffle as yet and others have indicated to the District Polio Plus Foundation co-ordinator, Carola Sanders that they raised more that has been put into the RI Foundation Polio Plus account.
If your Club have not yet contributed or the amount shown in US $’s doesn’t appear to be correct in the table below please contact Carola by either, or Mobile 0412632 658.
Your club would have received a receipt from the RI Foundation Polio Plus Account. The District RI Foundation team are trying to quantify the amount raised as a result of the Polio Ute Relay this year.
District Conference
Late bookings for the Combined District 9500/9520 Conference in the Barossa Valley will close on 16 March 2018.
The conference website is kept up to date, so if you want to know the Key note speakers and other events including choosing a ‘hands on’ project that you would like to help with use the booking link to sign up. Don’t forget to book your accommodation.
District Awards
If clubs would like to be considered for one of the many District Awards your nomination should be submitted to District Secretary Peter Hammond by 28 February 2018.
Club Website Contacts
Some Club websites are lacking contact details to enable the public to make easy contact. Please ensure your site is up to date with the latest information.
Voice of Rotary
I’m a sorry to announce that Rotary Districts 9500/9520 have decided to end our relationship with Vision Australia Radio 1197 and the production of The Voice of Rotary in its current form.  This past year has seen us struggle to secure guests, the recording time slot was proving difficult for people to attend and we were challenged in securing the resources to deliver a weekly program. This coupled with the lack of analytical data measuring the impact was a further consideration.
Vocational Awards
I had the pleasure of attending the 35th annual Riverland and Mallee Vocational Awards for 2017 organized and hosted by the Rotary Club of Berri. It was a very well presented evening with the 12 Trainees and 21 Apprentices being recognised in their local community. The evening gave the local community the opportunity to share the successes of the younger generation and give them encouragement to achieve more in their life. A raffle on the evening raised over $1000 to go towards purchasing a Disaster Aid SkyHydrant.
Rotary Leadership Institute
Over the weekend of 10 and 11 February our District provided 14 Rotary Club members the invaluable learning opportunity by graduating from the training of the Rotary Leadership Institute held at SILC Building at Flinders University. The encouragement from the trainers and the feedback was that the group were very proactive and have come away with a lot of Rotary knowledge and awareness. I would encourage any Rotary Member to ask if their Rotary Club would support them to attend the next Rotary Leadership Institute training on the weekend of 28 to29 April at Saint Francis of Assisi at Newton.

DG Bob Cooper

Be a Model for Rotary

Rotarian David Virgin from the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay, is a builder by trade. David has used his personal skills to change the lives of desperately poor students living in the slums of Nakuru in Kenya.
David is ably supported by wife Janice, and daughter Shari, and so the exemplar Model for Rotary should include both Janice and Shari.
New Life Africa International is an organisation which commenced working with a small gang of street boys some 25 years ago, providing meals and education. This organisation has now grown to change the lives of over 800 students attending two primary schools, with many being fed and housed, and given opportunities to learn life education and vocational skills, at the school sites in Nakuru.
The main schooling site has many classrooms for regular classes, and recent building projects have added dormitories for the boys and girls who attend the school. In addition to the general curriculum, there is a focus upon giving students vocational skills, such as dressmaking, which can be used to win paid work situations in the wider community.
The school facilities also include social workers and refuges to provide crisis care for women caught up in domestic violence or economic despair.
David, Janice and Shari Virgin have been involved in the development of facilities at the Nakuru School since 2005. Over this time they have been generously and actively supported by the members of the RC of Encounter Bay, and the outcomes have been astounding.
As a footnote the reader may like to know that Janice was a Rotary Exchange student to Oregon in 1970, and Shari was a Rotary short term student to Egypt in 2005, so they have travelled the Rotary path for some time.
David in particular has supervised major building projects to provide the school classrooms, an administration centre, a large toilet block, dormitories for students, and most recently the supply and installation of a reticulated rainwater project.
Congratulations to the Virgin family as Models for Rotary, and for the RC of Encounter Bay for their life saving financial contributions to a humanitarian need in Kenya.
Learn more about the school at

Prepare for Judgement Day!

Who is going to leave your club in June?
Clubs now have only five months to ensure they reach their membership target so now is the time to survey the members and find out who intends to resign on 30th June.  A sad task that this is, clubs with ageing memberships have to realise that if they don’t replace ageing members they will slowly die themselves.   Clubs then need to calculate how many members they need to recruit to compensate to enable them to be in front at the end of the financial year. 
If we don’t have renewal we shall surely die.
At the end of January there are 15 clubs that have lost more members than they have gained so far this year and these clubs have entered the danger zone.  Assistant Governors have been informed and, together with the District Membership committee, will be working with you to urgently change this direction.  The membership committee is actively working with 7 of them now.
If your club is one of these repentance won’t work!  Only growth of membership will save you!
Group 1           4 clubs
Group 3           2 clubs
Group 4           2 clubs
Group 5           3 clubs
Group 6           1 club
Group 7           2 clubs
Group 8           1 club
On the brighter side we are still +16 across the district and second again of the 21 districts in Australia for membership growth.  So 35 clubs in the district have grown this year and some have grown really well. We congratulate them all. 
All of the Group 2 clubs of Berri, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie can be highlighted for their growth results so far this year.  Two of these clubs lost members as well but have replaced them all.  Well done to AG Jenny Mills and all club members for your efforts.
RI Citation
All clubs should now be working to achieve a Citation from RI President Ian Riseley.  These citations are not difficult to achieve and one of the criteria is to increase your membership by at least one member this year.  Not a big ask.   If you can add women or members under 40 this gives you even more points to achieve the target.  If a club receives such a citation it is a red letter day for all club members to celebrate.  Sadly last year only one club in the district achieved a citation, mainly because most clubs didn’t bother to apply but in years past over 50% of clubs achieved citations.
Euan Miller
District Membership Chair
Conference Update February
Coming to the conference? You will need to be quick to register if you haven’t already done so!
  • Friday Taste and Talent of the Barossa. Only 20 places left
  • Some Hands on Projects are full already
  • Still looking for accommodation! The committee has 4 rooms reserved at the Novotel resort that can be released to registrants. If interested please contact Richard Cawley 0434078143 for further details
  • Registration Friday 9-12.30 at the Conference Centre
  • Dress for the Saturday Conference Dinner  “Denim Bling and Sneakers” The Show Hall has a gravel floor and so stilettos and sensitive leather shoes are not advisable
  • Floor show and dancing provided by the renowned Flaming Sambucas who will perform their ABBA tribute
Find out more! Visit the Conference website at (includes Registration Link)
Malcolm Lindquist
Conference chair

Mt Barker's Community Gifts

The Mt Barker Rotary Club has recently distributed funds from its Community Grants Fund.
Past President Helen Charles welcomed the successful community grants recipients funded by the club: Judy and Keith Paech, Callington Agricultural & Horticultural Society; Annie and Tons Franken, the Hills Art Collective and the Mt Barker Community Centre; Darren Day, Hungry No More, Dunn Uniting Church Mt Barker; Jenny Kemp and Joanne Thomas-Ward, Mt Barker Community Centre – Revamp Littlehampton; Andrew Marshall and Brendan Stone, Mt Barker United Soccer Club; Matthew Chapman, Wistow Cricket Club; Ray Bailey, Prospect Hill Community Association.
Each of the recipients shared how they were going to use the $1000 grant which was provided by the club. The uses varied from developing a website for the Hills Art Collective; an industrial fridge for Hungry No More / Community Café to keep food safely; appropriate office furniture for the Callington Ag & Horticultural Show Society; provide material and glue for the Revamp shop in Littlehampton which repurposes many donated items; provide a pathway for children who want to play football (soccer) but whose parents cannot afford the costs involved; Wistow cricket club, which began in 1896 with a donation of land by the Blight family, will add the funds to those already raised by the members of the club to purchase a bowling machine and buy equipment for junior players with any leftover funds; the Prospect Hill Community Association will use the grant to finalize the placement of the sculpture provided of an eagle on the wing.
Women in Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast
Wednesday 7th March 2018
7.00am for 7.15am start
Concluding by 9.00am.
The Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Tce, Adelaide.
A joint venture of Districts 9500 and 9520
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Sarah Brown is a woman whose life exemplifies this year’s theme “Leave No Woman Behind”
Sarah is the Chief Executive Officer of WDNWPT and has been helping the Indigenous Directors to run the organisation since its inception more than fifteen years ago. In 2017 she was named Hesta Australia’s Nurse of the Year.
Sarah holds a Master of Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education and a Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management. Prior to joining WDNWPT, she was as a remote area nurse and university lecturer.
Sarah is passionate about Indigenous health, community development and the governance of community organisations. She enjoys sharing her work with the community and is inspired by good news stories every day. She paints, has three kids and can be seen driving her baby blue 56-year-old Morris Minor around Alice Springs!
Working for a female dominated organisation, she believes in the adage "If you want something done, give the job to a busy WOMAN!"
Please bring your business cards for a door prize. There will be raffle tickets available for purchase, at $5 per ticket, with excellent prizes. All profits will be donated to Purple House.
Tickets are $45 per person or book a table of 10 for $450.
This painting depicted will be sold by SILENT AUCTION at the “Women in Rotary” International Women’s Day Breakfast, with all proceeds going to PURPLE HOUSE.
If you are attending the breakfast and would be interested in purchasing, please be sure to bring your credit card.
If you are UNABLE to attend the breakfast but would be interested in purchasing, please contact Lee Camporeale on 0419 854 850 or to discuss her bidding on your behalf.

The painting is by Nanyuma Napangati and measures 107 x 91cm

 Click here  for a bio of the artist Nanyuma Napangati


Australia Day Awards


A number of Rotarians in our District recently received Australia Day awards in recognition of the outstanding contribution they have made through Rotary in their community.  We congratulate each of them on their fine achievements.
Medal of the Order of Australia
Peter joined the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay in 1988 and has served in many Club positions.  Peter was Club President in 1995 – 1966 and is still very involved, currently serving as Club Secretary.  Peter has been equally active at a District level and has held a number of leadership positions including: District Trainer; District Secretary and Assistant Governor.  Peter was District Governor in 2001 – 2002.  He has also served as Chairman of the Rotary Down Under Board of Management.
   Peter Sandercock OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia
Bruce joined the Rotary Club of Berri in 1978 and has served in many positions including Club Treasurer, Club Secretary.  Bruce was Club President initially in 1995 – 1996.   At District level, Bruce has been Chairman of the Group Study Exchange Committee; District Secretary; District Treasurer; District Governor’s Representative and Assistant Governor.  Bruce was District Governor in 2011 – 2012. Bruce has also extended his service into local Government, where he has been a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council.
Bruce Richardson OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia
Wendy has been a member of the Rotary Club of Unley since 2009 and was a Vice President in 2014.  Wendy has been the Director of Community Service since 2012 and in that time her Committee have been involved in over 25 projects.  Wendy was also heavily involved in Life Line Australia as a Telephone Crisis supporter from 1985 – 2015.  During that time, Wendy handled over 7,000 calls. For her invaluable support, Life Line awarded Wendy with an Opal Award in 1985.
    Wendy Andrews OAM
South Australian Young Citizen of the Year
Stephany initially joined the Rotary Club of Wentworth in 2011, having been sponsored by the same club to both RYPEN and RYLA that same year, joining the Rotary Club of Campbelltown when she moved to Adelaide for university in 2012.
Steph has recently been a member of the Rotary Club of Campbelltown’s Youth Service Committee, building a concept for a leadership program for their local primary schools for rollout over the coming year, in addition to supporting Saint Ignatius College students in their projects relating to White Ribbon Day and Domestic Violence.
        Stephany Martin
Young Citizen of the Year-City of Onkaparinga
The Rotary Club of Seaford is thrilled for our own Rotarian Lauren Jew who has been named City of Onkaparinga Young Citizen of the Year. Lauren has worked tirelessly for many years to bring about better outcomes and equality in our region, and is thoroughly deserving of this recognition. 
        Lauren Jew
Citizen of the Year – City of Marion Council
Ray has been a member of the Rotary Club of Edwardstown since 1978.  He was Club President in 1986 – 1987 and a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow in 1999.  Ray’s many community activities include Meals on Wheels; Marion Primary School; Dream Cricket; Archivist for the SANFL; Junction Australia; Welcome to Australia; the End Polio Now campaign and mentoring young people for the RYLA/RYPEN youth programs.
         Ray Trenorden
Citizen of the Year – Alexandrina Council
Gwenda has a long involvement with the Rotary Club of Strathalbyn. Gwen’s husband Ken was District Governor in 1992 – 1993.  She has hosted 22 Long Term Exchange students over the last 20 years.  Gwen has been a Councillor on the Alexandrina Council for 10 years and is very active in a large number of local organisations and Committees including Kindergarten, School, Senior Citizen, Hospital and Church groups.  Gwen regularly visits the sick community in the Strathalbyn Hospital; sews blankets for those requiring surgery in Timor Leste and even finds time to be a representative of Quilting Australia for Rotary.
       Gwenda Knights
Citizen of the Year – City of Holdfast Bay
Robert joined the Rotary Club of Somerton Park in 2015, hoping to work quietly behind the scenes.  However his talents as a retired Primary School Principal were quickly evident and Rob was elected Club President for 2017 – 2018.  Under Rob’s expert management, the Club recently partnered with the Holdfast Bay Council and successfully won a $147,000 Government Grant to upgrade the Angus Neill Reserve in Seacliff and the Brighton Pump Track.
Rob said after receiving the award “most importantly, it has been a great opportunity to highlight Rotary and the contribution of Club members and raise the profile of our Club’s fantastic work in our community. I have every confidence that it will further strengthen our valued partnership with the City”
        Robert Harding
Citizen of the Year – District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Maureen Sullivan has been a longstanding member of the Rotary Club of Waikerie, including two terms as President and serving in other leadership positions over the years.
In 2010 she was awarded Rotary’s highest award, the Paul Harris Fellow for her valued service.
Maureen has been involved in many fundraising ventures to assist under-privileged children overseas, and closer to home, providing homes for two girls who were left homeless for several years.
Maureen was involved in the bus transport business for over 40 years, allowing various community groups and organisations the opportunity for sponsored or subsidised trips around the area in one of her fleet of buses.
Maureen is a leader of high quality and has demonstrated this throughout her 43 years in Waikerie.
Maureen has the gift of attracting others to also become involved in her pursuits making Waikerie a better place to live.
There may be others that we are not aware of and we apologise for not including them.

Rotary & Government Make Massive Donation

Patients in 24 developing nations are set to benefit from the largest Rotary donation project ever conducted in South Australia, with excess equipment from the Royal Adelaide Hospital being shipped overseas.
The first shipping container filled with beds, ward furniture and medical equipment will be begin its journey overseas this week, with thousands of items to distributed to 30 overseas charities over the next ten weeks.
They will be used by health services, ranging from large regional hospitals to small community clinics.
This follows the distribution of equipment and furniture from the hospital’s former site to the current Royal Adelaide Hospital, outer metropolitan hospitals, country hospitals, local charities and community groups.
Local charities that have already benefited from Royal Adelaide Hospital donations include the Hutt St Centre, St Vincent DePaul and the Sister Janet Mead homeless shelter.
The South Australian Government has a formal agreement with Rotary Australia World Community Service ‘Donations In Kind’ to facilitate the project.
The 24 countries to benefit are Cambodia, Congo, Fiji, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kurdistan, Liberia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, PNG, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tasmania, Timor Leste, Uganda and Zambia.
Quotes attributable to Health Minister Peter Malinauskas
The Royal Adelaide Hospital has a proud history of providing comfort and healing to the South Australian community and it’s heartening to see that legacy extend to countries in need.
This equipment has been widely distributed to our own local health networks and country hospitals, with patients in developing countries now set to benefit from the remaining equipment.
I want to thank the SA Health staff and Rotary volunteers working tirelessly to move thousands of pieces of medical equipment that will change lives.
I am proud to be part of a government that is able to make a real difference to health care in developing nations.
Quotes attributable to Rotary Australia World Community Service Chair (Donations in Kind) David Cockshell
This project is by far the largest logistical effort conducted by Rotary volunteers in South Australia.
We had a wish-list of about 50,000 items, which goes to show just how great the need is for this kind of equipment in developing nations.

More Rotary Leaders are Instituted.

Last weekend DG Bob had the privilege to congratulate the most recent graduates of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Held over two full days, and facilitated by PDGs Jerry Casburn and Sam Camporeale; and Damian Leach, participants from eight clubs enjoyed learning about Rotary, and developing relationships with those in other clubs.
Participants who graduated on 11 February were:
  •         Alison Carter (RC Mitcham)
  •         Rosemary Coates (RC Yankalilla)
  •         Judi Corcoran (RC Unley)
  •         Peter Dry (RC Mitcham)
  •         Rosie Erasmus (RC Glenelg)
  •         Rhonda Hoare (RC Unley)
  •         Kally Hooper (RC Seaford)
  •         Madeleine Jenkins (RC Encounter Bay)
  •         Mary Hopkins (RC Seaford)
  •         Brian Kretschmer (RC St Peters)
  •         Michael McCabe (RC Campbelltown)
  •         Bob McFarland (RC Encounter Bay)
  •         Tracy Miller (RC Yankalilla)
  •         Alan Mullins (RC Encounter Bay)
Congratulations to all of the graduates, and for those who are looking to join them in participating in a Rotary Leadership Institute, please visit the district website for details
Contact Wendy Gaborit for more information. Email 

District Grants News

Some District Grant funds previously committed to other projects were recently released back I to the funding pool which enabled the opportunity for Clubs to apply for another round of District Grants in the 2017-18 Rotary year. The supplementary round of Grant applications closed on 2 February 2018. As was the case previously, the Grants Committee received quite a few applications and the total money requested by Clubs far exceeded what was available. The District Grant Committee was tasked with reviewing each of the applications and distributing the available money on a proportional basis across as many projects as possible.
The following table lists the Clubs and projects that received District Grants in this second round. Obviously, there were other applications and worthy projects to consider that missed out this time but can be resubmitted for the next round of District Grants.
Information about the 2018-19 District Grant process will be made available to all Club Presidents at the PETS training in April.
We recommend that all Clubs who are planning a project that could qualify for a District Grant start preparing NOW to ensure you don’t miss the deadline for the next round.
If anyone needs help or guidance on preparing a Grant application, please contact myself or anyone on the District Foundation Committee. We would be happy to provide support where we can.
The “Vegetable and Sensory Garden” Project to be constructed on the grounds behind Dementia Australia to create a Community Hub, which will provide a safe and dementia friendly, inclusive, interactive environment for people living with dementia.
To accelerate the empowerment of the Kijjongo Village Women’s Collective in rural Gomba District, Uganda, through skills training and coordinated income generation based on cottage industries.
In conjunction with the Murray Bridge North School (Infant & Primary), Mobilong Rotary intends to provide children with a nutritionally balanced breakfast at the school daily. In addition to the supervised provision of food, the program will incorporate important components of teaching basic social skills and personal responsibility.
Murray Bridge
Provision of a defibrillator to the Murray Bridge Golf Club
Victor Harbor
To assist with the construction of a disabled ramp at Bradley’s Place, which is a retreat for families that have children suffering from cancer.
For the provision of a Defibrillator for the Sea Rescue service
Sam Camporeale
District 9520 Foundation Grants Chair

Are you a Rotarian AND a Golfer?

Did you know that there is a Rotary Fellowship for golfers?  It’s the Australian Golfing Fellowship for Rotarians and each year they hold a week long tournament.  This year it is being held at the Murray Bridge Golf Club between 8th and 13th April, hosted by the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge!!
Do you enjoy meeting Rotarians in a relaxed, warm and friendly environment?  We invite you to join us and meet fellow Rotarians from all around Australia in a week long tournament.  Competition is four days of stableford, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  There are various divisions to suit your handicap.  Partners are also welcome as we have arranged tours to various Murraylands locations on each day of play.
The AGFR have recently amended their by-laws to allow more Rotarians and friends to play in the tournament.
Annual Tournament
1.1 In order to participate in an Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament, an entrant shall: 
1.1.1 Be a member of a Rotary Club and pay the AGFR Annual Subscription
1.1.2 Be a person who accompanies a Rotarian
1.1.3 Who was a member of the AGFR before resigning from Rotary.
1.2 Rotarians who have an official Golf Australia Handicap or equivalent and have paid the AGFR Annual Subscription may compete for all Rotary Trophies
1.3 A Rotarian who resides outside Australia may compete in the Tournament but is not eligible for the Clem Renouf, Royce Abbey or the Victorian Trophy. This participant shall be classified as a Rotarian Guest
1.4 A person who complies with 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 and they or their Rotary partner is a financial member of the AGFR and has an official Australian Handicap or equivalent may compete for the Guest Trophies.
1.5 Rotarians, sponsors or other supporters of the Tournament who may not be members of a recognised golf club may be invited to play [at the discretion of the State Tournament Committee] they will be incorporated in a separate concurrent event and will not be eligible for any Rotary Trophies.
If you know of a former Rotarian who has played in an AGFR Tournament previously, please let them know that they are now eligible to play.  More importantly, let us know so that we too, can make contact with them.
Or call Jenny Phillips M.0407239845


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