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District 9800 News
 
As Rotarians we are connected and share a common goal of realising Rotary International's vision- "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." This vision is perfectly represented in the RI theme for 2019-20, “Rotary Connects the World”. This connection is evident at every level of Rotary. It’s in the communities we support, between Rotarians locally and around the world. It’s also in Rotary clubs, and between Rotary Districts.
Thank you to PDG Julie Mason who organised another wonderful District Assembly at TABCorp Park on Sunday. There were a large number of first time attendees, along with a majority of Presidents and President Elects with members of their leadership teams.
Congratulations and thanks must go again to the Rotary Club of Melton whose members organised parking, set up of rooms, registration and directing people to venues. District Governor Elect Grant Hocking introduced the District Support Team for 2019-2020 with apologies from several who were on their way to, or at Hamburg for the RI Convention.
 
NOTE: Most of the presentations are available on the District website
The 2019 Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) was held at Swinburne University in Hawthorn on the weekend April 27-28. For many years MUNA had been held at Rotary’s Camp Getaway near Axedale 150 kms from Melbourne. The move back to Melbourne worked well in many ways and the fee per team was reduced to $375. Chadstone-East Malvern and Glenferrie Rotary clubs were the joint host and many of their members participated in running MUNA.
Sixty students came from twenty-two schools sponsored by twenty Rotary clubs. In teams of two they represented thirty countries. Except for six Bacchus Marsh students all others travelled to and from MUNA each day. Accommodation for the Bacchus Marsh students was paid for by MUNA
Interact Clubs are Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. years of age. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are
self-governing and self-supporting.’ On Tuesday 21 May the Rotary Club of Richmond Chartered the Interact Club of Melbourne Girls College.  Congratulations to the Interact members and to the school for their commitment to the Rotary Club of Richmond and the Interact Club.
A plaque acknowledging the MGC Interact Club has been placed in the foyer of the school.
Support for diabetes in Ghana has received a big boost following a recent interactive workshop which was attended by around 240 doctors and allied health staff.
This workshop was supported by major financial contributions from the Rotary Clubs of Hoppers Crossing and Ring Road Central in Ghana and a Rotary District 9800 Foundation Grant.
The total number of participants was 240 from all areas in Ghana. The objective of the workshops was to provide practical information and advice on the causes and treatment of diabetes in Ghana.