In the Rotary world August is Membership Month but I say that every day is membership day! Now why would I say that? Well, I love all that Rotary stands for, has done, and can do and I know that once others know what I know they will want to join our Rotary movement. Read More...
By PDG Dr. Himansu Basu, MD, PhD, RI Technical Coordinator on Maternal and Child Health 2013-16
My world stopped when I was 15 – my mother died after her seventh childbirth (I was the eldest). The pain and misery in the years that followed were unimaginable. Since then, I have been asking myself the question –“Why do mothers die?” Read More...
Australian accountant Ian H.S. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, was selected by the Nominating Committee and will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenges from other candidates. Riseley has been a member since 1978, and has served Rotary as treasurer, director, trustee, RI Board Executive Committee member, task force member, committee member and chair, and district governor.
Riseley is a practicing accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., which specialises in advising local and international businesses, and has a strong interest in international affairs. He received the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in 2002 in recognition of his work in Timor-Leste. He also received the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for service to the Australian community.
“Rotary In Action”, the hour long radio program has been broadcast every week of the year since July 4, 1995 (every Tuesday 4-5pm). The program on 96.5 Inner FM consists of interviews, Rotary news and music.
Six Rotarians from three districts are involved, with Jane Stott (Rotary Club of Yarra Bend) and Jill Weeks (Rotary Club of Hawthorn) representing District 9800.
This week Jill's guest (or co-host) was Gabe Hau, who is the Assistant Governor for Riverside cluster.
Through their clubs, Rotary members have the power to lead others by example. In his latest post on Rotary Voices, Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia, writes that Rotarians are like modern superheroes. All through August, we’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development Month with posts by members who explain how they are making a difference.
Tasmania and Victoria comprise the Donations In Kind Southern Region. There are two major Stores, in Geelong and West Footscray, that are part of a national network. It is a recycling operation that specialises in reuse. It collects the goods that our community no longer requires and gives them to people in need for free. The Stores are run totally by volunteers. Most of the goods go to developing countries, but they also support local projects. Read More...
By Madu Bishnu, International Service Chair, Rotary E-Club of Melbourne
The Fellowship was started in 2009 by Marlene Daniels of Rotary Oakland in US with the thought that after becoming a widow she became lonely and wanted a fellowship just for Singles, not Rotarians who come as Single in RI Conventions. She immediately started working on it and the Fellowship was chartered in 2009. The dues are $20 lifetime. Currently we have 302 members from 50 countries and most of our members are from US. Read More...
Daryl Mills, Rotary’s “man in Timor” reports on a playground that was sent via Donations-in-Kind from a Catholic School in Ringwood to Dili Rotary Club, quite a long time ago. It was apparently held in store while a kindergarten was built, and Daryl has received a lovely letter of thanks. Read More...
If any of your members are attending the Success Conference in Canberra and are interested in car sharing could they contact Ron Stark who is willing to cordinate matching drivers and passengers. Ron will be leaving the morning of Friday September 4th, returning Sunday after the Conference. Contact Ron if your are driving or if you would like a lift Email Mobile 04 1812 9922
Everything is in place for the Rotary Success Conference on 5– 6 September 2015. Read More...
You are invited to the Charter Night of the new Rotary Club of Caroline Springs on 28th August 2015. The Invitation and Booking form is attached and you are encouraged to attend and support the newest Rotary Club in the world.
Your attendance will provide a great deal of satisfaction to the Club members who have worked extremely hard over the past 3 months to deliver District 9800's 70th Club in 2015 - 2016 so we too can be 'A Gift to the World'. Read More...
Help Celebrate the launch of this years' Local 'n Vocal CD thanks to the Rotary Club of St. Kilda.
This innovative project gives kids an opportunity to have an awesome experience that will be empowering, memorable and exciting and supports organisations that work with children at risk of homelessness.
The album will be launched on the 26th August at St Kilda Town Hall; tickets are available now for purchase.
Fundraising Concert - Rotary Club of Bendigo South - 27th September, Ulumbarra Theatre
Marina Prior and the Victoria Welsh Choir appear at 2pm, Sunday September 27 at Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo. Tickets on sale now at www.gotix.com.au or phone the box office on 5434 6100.
Entry is $40 or $36 with concessions and $20 for children.
The Rotary Club of Bendigo South are hosting this fundraising concert at the Ulumbarra theatre featuring Australia's First Lady of song, Marina Prior, together with the Victoria Welsh Choir. Members and friends of Rotary District 9800 are invited to "do some time" at this special event.
60, there’s still work to do! – tickets now on sale
Featuring an expert panel - Geraldine Doogue (moderator), John Cain (former Premier of Victoria), Andrea Hull (Chair ABC Advisory Council), Lois Peeler (Principal - Worowa Aboriginal College) and Peter Couzens (Chairperson - Adult Parole Board)
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