Welcome to Rotary International District 9820

Serving beautiful Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula



District Governor Janne Speirs
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Until recently, only club leaders could post projects. With recent enhancements, though, district leaders can now do so as well. Download the guide to starting a project on Rotary Ideas or contact social@rotary.org for more information.
Schools, local businesses and the public have been working hard to make Traralgon Central Rotary Club's annual Give A Damn Give A Can appeal one of the most successful ever.
The appeal, in aid of the St Vincent De Paul Society, ran from 21-27 May with Traralgon Central members collecting cans to fill the shelves at the St Vinnies HQ the following Monday morning.
Pictured above (clockwise from top left) are: Traralgon Central members unloading cans at the St Vinnies HQ; a promotional banner on the approach to Traralgon; a collection of cans at a local primary school; cans filling the shelves at St Vinnies; President Ian Round chips in; secondary school children taking a break from their efforts. 
From John Caruana
District 9820 chair Model United Nations Assembly
Sixty-five high school students from 23 schools and sponsored by 24 Rotary Clubs from the district gathered at Phillip Island over the weekend of 18th-20th May for the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). They travelled from as far as Gippsland, East Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Pictured above are the winners of the best overall delegation, China (right) and the winners of the peace award , USA (left) along with the group as a whole and the MUNA  logo.
In delegations representing their country of choice and dressed in the national costume of that country, they debated global issues in the area of peace and security, human rights, refugees and the environment. Many Rotarians, teachers and parents visited during the day and witnessed the debates in progress.
Words from Barry Rassin, Rotary International President, 2018-19
As we look ahead toward Rotary’s new Strategic Plan, one thing is very clear: to build the Rotary of the future, we need to be working much harder to develop Rotary leadership for the future. That means engaging a younger generation in Rotary service, and doing more to welcome and encourage service-minded young professionals into the Rotary family.

Fifty years ago, Rotary launched a program designed to do just that: Rotaract. In many ways, Rotaract has been astonishingly successful. Today, we have a quarter of a million Rotaractors, serving in about 10,000 clubs.
Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye
Following the opening of the warehouse in September 2018 by Past International President Ian Riseley, we determined that we needed to rebrand the vehicles we use at the warehouse and for our community service.  The first vehicle to be rebranded was the food truck/van.  Richard at Mornintgon Signs did the work for us and has done a magnificent job in making sure that the signs and colors are all regulation Rotary.  We also have A frame direction signs for the warehouse.  We are excited by the way in which this re branding has come along and look forward to doing the furniture truck and the 4x4 in the near future.
Congratulation guys, great effort.
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