"Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself"  
John Dewey
DG Dale and his District Tales

Hello Everyone in District 9800,

I am sure you are all navigating COVID lockdown 6.0 in the best way possible as it continues to challenge all of us. I am very proud of the Rotarians who have adapted so well to virtual meetings and I continue to be impressed with the quality of community projects and impact clubs are achieving despite the “handbrake of COVID”. 

I have travelled virtually via Zoom to visit clubs including Woodend, Passport Club, Essendon, Collingwood and Brunswick-Tullamarine, with meetings at Altona City, Wyndham and North Balwyn occuring this week.

Join us for 'Morning Tea with the DG' this Saturday

Book now at: https://www.trybooking.com/BUCYL

Free Concert: Shaping Peace Through the Art of Music

Support Peace through music on the weekend of 18 and 19 September with a free worldwide concert online. But wait, there is more! Come to one [free] concert and get another one free! Sorry, no steak knives.  This concert is co-presented by District 9800 with other districts around the world. Definitely an event not to be missed!

What is this about? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFDHv5aagVY

Rotary Walk with Us to End Polio

The Rotary Walk With Us campaign throughout October is a fun way to raise awareness and funds to End Polio Now.  

Using Rotary’s friendly website (www.rotarywalkwithus.org), you can register to walk, set your distance and fundraising goals. Alternatively, you can donate to someone who is walking.

For the walkers the total distance you have set for the month is accumulated over the entire month of October. So, you can walk when, where and with whom you want in a COVID safe way.

Each walk is logged on the website along with all donations. It’s easy. Register to walk and donate at www.rotarywalkwithus.org  

International Day of Peace 21 September 2021

District 9800 is a Peacebuilder District and a leader in peace projects in Australia, so let’s celebrate the United Nation's International Day of  Peace on Tuesday 21st September

Let’s promote peace in our communities, in our clubs and in our hearts. Here are some ideas for you and your club to kick off peace celebrations.

Year 11-12 Scholarship Grants Available from October 1st 

The District Foundation Committee is once again inviting District 9800 clubs to participate in the Year 11-12 Scholarship Program.

Ten Year 11-12 Scholarship Grants will be made available this year for clubs to offer to local schools for the 2022-2023 school years. The grant of $1,000 will match your club’s contribution of $1,000 to provide the scholarship over the two-year period.

Breakfast idea opens door to 1,000 Volunteers

One Millennial with an idea that brought together the resources and energy of a major Corporate Sponsor, KPMG and Rotary.

When newly recruited Rotarian Danielle Schutte mentioned her employer KPMG’s commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals over breakfast with PP Melissa McIntosh, she could not have anticipated the enthusiastic support of DG Dale Hoy, DGN Ron Payne and a duly constituted team of Assistant Governors and Presidents of Clubs.

Rotary & NGO provide Clean Water & Toilets in Cambodia

Rotary Central Melbourne, in partnership with Cambodia Clean Water and Toilet Project Ltd (CCWT), has successfully completed a water and sanitation project in Kok Tnoth village (close to the temples of Angkor Wat).

In addition to providing some food relief, a team of local people, managed remotely from Australia, installed 12 clean water bores and 12 toilet/washrooms on time and on budget. 

DIK & TRF assist Timor Leste to fight COVID

Donations in Kind (DIK) was recently advised of a large supply of hand sanitiser available in Melbourne at no cost. DIK, never an organisation to refuse such an opportunity, claimed 40 pallets of sanitiser which were quickly earmarked for despatch to the Department of Health in Timor Leste.

The Rotary Theme for September

Wynspeak, Ainger Peck & Bayspeak Competitions

The skills acquired in effective public speaking are very important to young people of Secondary school age, particularly if they hold leadership roles within their school. For that matter, these skills are important for all students as they progress through Secondary college, University and into the work place, when they will often be called on for their presentation skills.

In 2020, District 9800’s Vocational Service Committee approved endorsement of Wynspeak – a Youth Public Speaking competition introduced by Rotary Hoppers Crossing back in 2003.

A Wonderful Sponsorship Opportunity
Upcoming Events
Morning Tea with the DG
Sep 18, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop
Sep 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Writing Workshop with Journalist Jeanette Leigh
Sep 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Writing Workshop with Journalist Jeanette Leigh - via Zoom
Sep 22, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop
Sep 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Membership, Marketing & Club Service Seminar
Oct 09, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
View entire list
Volunteering Opportunities
  • District Public Image - team member

  • District Networker - team member

  • Online Event Coordinator such as creating fun 'Morning Tea with DG'.

If you would like to know more about the above opportunities, please contact Sandi Fulcher, District Club Service Chair to find out more detail about these great opportunities.

And if you have a volunteering opportunity that you would like to share, please contact Sandi at sandi.fulcher@rotary9800.org

Do you have an article for Networker?

If you have an article for Networker, please complete the template linked here and email it to:  networker@rotary9800.org.

For further information about preparing your article, you can refer to the Guidelines for Networker.

Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7