COVID-19 Webinar with Hon. Greg Hunt
 As a first attempt at a large Webinar, by any measure this event on 14 April was a great success.
“… a great success”
Attracting an Australia wide audience of close to 500 attendees it has earned much praise from our own members but also from the other Australian Rotary Districts for both the format and the content.
Minister Hunt gave us a very generous amount of time from his extremely busy schedule. If you missed the Webinar, it can be viewed at A big thanks to our team who put the webinar together.
Conference Refunds
“…. completed 100% refunds”
The Conference and Finance teams have now completed the 100% refunds, following the COVID-19 cancellation, to those who booked into our 2019-20 Conference. A great effort by all concerned.
Updating Your Club Constitutions & By-Laws
“For action by all clubs”
You will see a story in ChainMail about revised Constitutions being made available for clubs at No Cost! They include up to date changes from the RI Council on Legislation, with amendments where required to comply with Victorian law. Yes, this is all very boring but unfortunately necessary. Every club needs to register the new Constitution with Consumer Affairs. PDG Tim Moore can guide you.
East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid
Work is continuing by Chair Pearl and the team in East Gippsland. I have secured further funding of $162k for East Gippsland from the RAWCS National Bushfire Appeal. PDG Janne is close to submitting several Global Grant Applications to Foundation for major fire recovery projects.
See the request for Winter Woollens later in ChainMail.
Farewell PP Charles Coy and Alan Cross
It is with great sadness we have included notice later in ChainMail of the passing of these two fine people, who between them made great contributions to communities within District 9820. Please join me in sending love and best wishes to their respective families. More information later in ChainMail.
Enjoy your next month. Best Wishes.