What's on in the District
District Assembly
Federation University Churchill
May 21, 2017
The Rotary Foundation Meeting
May 21, 2017
Council Of Governor's Meeting
May 28, 2017
Joint Leadership, Finance and Board Meeting
Jun 04, 2017
International Convention - Atlanta
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
Public Holiday - Queen's Birthday
Jun 12, 2017
School Term 2 ends
Jun 30, 2017
May is Youth Service Month
We cannot talk about our future without talking about children – they are our future.
PRIP James L. Lacey    1998-1999
Rotary International's Structured Programs for Youth Service are: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Community Awards and Youth Exchange. The month of May is designated as “Youth Service Month” to focus on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.   
Our inbound Youth Exchange Students recently enjoyed an amazing time in Central Australia and on the East Coast and our current outbound students from all reports received, are having an awesome time overseas.  These young people will return home after an experience of a lifetime. 
We celebrated ‘Children Are Our Future’ at our District Conference and I sincerely thank all clubs who take part in our youth programs.
Last Sunday Trevor and I attended the ‘Shine On Recognition’ event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Mount Martha.  This is a combined Victorian Rotary Districts Program which recognizes outstanding volunteer service to the local and wider communities by persons with a disability.  The Balcombe Grammar School Auditorium was packed and it was an afternoon which left me feeling so proud of all the work Rotary does, but so humbled by the inspirational people being recognised.
I hope to see many of you at District Assembly on Sunday, 21st May at Federation University, Gippsland Campus, Northways Road, Churchill.  Every Rotarian is invited where you will learn more about the programs and projects of Rotary and will meet new friends.  The program for the day is terrific and you will hear from some inspiring speakers. 
To Club Presidents, enjoy what is left of your Rotary year  -  it has gone so fast, but it has been an amazing year!
A call for expressions of interest to join teams going to Timor Leste.
The first team could leave as early as the last week in October to be in Timor Leste during the weekend of 29th Oct and 5th Nov. The the main focus of the mission will be to assist the new Rotary Club of Dili Lafaek to implement the “Healthy Villages” program in Timor Leste. 
The program will include 
educational presentations to the village people, 
walk-around villages to identify issues 
plan corrective actions  
construction of concrete block waste storage/disposal units
Hopefully the team will also 
be able to observe and assist with bednet distributions at a different locations
there is also scope for providing assistance to local schools.
These programs will occur on the weekends because of the local Rotarian’s work commitments. 
If you are interested email Chris Williams asap 
District 9820 Rotarians against Malaria (RAM) Chair
Note: If it is not possible to send a team this year the next opportunity will be in April 2017. 
RAM is a program of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. 
For recent information visit our website
Christine Williams 
Strategic Alignment Manager & Leadership Coaching
Christian Coaching Institute
Leading Transformation
Skype: Christine.williams870
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) 
At a birthday celebration late in 2016 PDG David Louden talked to his granddaughters about The Rotary Foundation and how children in some countries just don’t have things like clean water.
He explained to his granddaughters that the foundation provided money so young children like them in poor countries could survive because they could then get a drink of water.
PDG David later gave his granddaughters a Centurion money box and challenged them to save to help these children in other countries.
Sophie aged 9 & Jessica aged 5, through their pocket money and by helping their mother in her jewellery business filled the Centurion money box with the 50 $2 coins to become a centurion.
PDG David said he would match what they raised.
Sophie and Jessica are pictured with PDG David & their Mother Hayley presenting their Centurion money box to President Eric Neill of Frankston North Rotary. 
Winner of the South Pacific Cruise for two donated by helloworld and P&O Cruises is:
David Child - RC Korumburra.
Hampers were won by:
Noelene Morris  -  RC Carlton
David Rew  -  RC Mt Eliza
Graham Hemmings  -  RC Maffra
Hobart District Conference
Alternative Schoolies Cambodia
The Rotary Club of Frankston Peninsula 2.0 takes students who have graduated from Year 12 to Cambodia as an alternative to the more usual schoolies trip. In Cambodia they make a difference to the lives of the Khmer people and their own lives through volunteering.
The fourteen-day trip costs $3,600, which includes airfares, travel insurance, visas, accommodation, all meals, transport costs, and entry fees to the many cultural attractions. Not included are optional extras, personal items and Christmas shopping in the fabulous markets of Siem Reap.
Money from each fare is used as a donation for various projects such as building supplies for a new classroom, plants for garden beds; new bikes; uniforms and shoes for students.
Students spend three nights in Phnom Penh before travelling by bus to Siem Reap for the rest of their stay. They visit the Genocide Museum & the Killing Fields, where they learn about Pol Pot’s regime and gain an understanding of the recent history of this poor country. They visit the ancient temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, enjoy the local cuisine and have a lot of fun.
It is a fantastic life changing experience for all. 
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District Assembly & Avenues of Service Seminar
Dear All,   
Australian Rotary Health is calling for people with a passion for travel and mental health research to join us on the Muster for Mental Health – our new and exciting mental health fundraising initiative.
Attached to this email you will find a Muster for Mental Health flyer in a PDF and PNG file. We encourage you to share this around to all of your Rotary Clubs to get the message out there.
For any further information about the Muster, please visit:
The website:
Or contact Terry Davies at the Australian Rotary Health office on: (02) 8837 1900 or
Kind regards,
Jessica Cooper
Media & Communications Manager
Australian Rotary Health
p 02 8837 1900 | f 02 9635 5042 | | |
2nd Floor, 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
PO Box 3455, Parramatta NSW 2124
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