"Friends, to live for others, to care for others and change their lives is the best way to live our own lives. Just as Albert Einstein said, "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All
Christmas time reflections from DG Dale 

After a challenging year of Covid lockdowns, it is great to be returning to a level of normality with the arrival of Christmas and the holiday season.

December has seen a mix of club visits, showcasing District projects, post-Covid Christmas events, and finally, despite Covid challenges, nominating Albury to host the Rotary District 9800 'Let's Get Together' Conference being held on 22nd to 24th April next year!

Less Promises More Action

Daylesford Rotarian Peter Waters, a  52-year-old Hepburn Springs resident is living with cerebral palsy and confined to a motorised wheelchair. Peter joined Rotary on the basis he wasn’t a token member and wanted to actively contribute to his community, raise awareness of people living with a disability, (visible and invisible) and to hopefully create more action rather than empty promises. Peter recently organised the Rotary Club of Daylesford Disability information night to raise the profile of disability issues in the community confronted by Peter on a daily basis.

'Save the Date' Rotary District 9800 Conference 2022

Save the Date' and join us for our District 9800 ‘Let's Get Together’ Conference in Albury. Help us celebrate post lockdown in what will be a wonderful opportunity for Rotarians to get together for this exciting event on our Rotary Calendar. 

What a Mission!  Safe drinking water for Cambodian Schools

As an initial project, “Project W, Water for Education” has partnered with Rotary Keilor East, Rotary Passport Melbourne (RPM), Disaster Aid Australia, and Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST), an NGO in Siem Reap, to install Australian-made SkyHydrant filtration systems in four rural schools. 

At an average cost of $5,000 per school (or around $0.35 per year), clean water can be provided to the whole school population. 

Peace Fellowship Applications - Now Open
Meditation Garden for Students at Buddhist School

Thanks to the support of a District Grant and Rotary Daylesford, the students of the Daylesford Dharma School now have a “Meditation Garden” consisting of herb and tea plantings: a garden that engenders a calm and peaceful environment and quiet contemplation. 

Rotary District 9800 Foundation News
  • Do you know your Foundation?
  • Walking to End Polio in 2021
  • Funds available for District Grants!
  • Winners of Rotary Awards
  • Rotary Foundation District Service Awards
  • Meet our latest Peace Fellow
  • Our Peace Fellow Alumni
  • Paul Harris Society Lunch

 .....and much more

Click here to read the latest Foundation News

Hand in Hand - Gala Charity Banquet - 4th Feb 22

Australian Rotary Health and Freemasons Victoria are jointly holding a Gala Charity Banquet in aid of Mental Health Research.

Date:     Friday 4th February 2022

Time:     6:30pm for 7:00pm start

Venue:   LÚnica Receptions and Convention Centre

Tickets: $180 per guest includes a four-course dinner, drinks, entertainment, and much more.

To book, go toevents.humanitix.com/hand-in-hand-we-will-lift-the-lid-on-mental-illness-arh

Rotary International President’s Citations

Congratulations to the following clubs that achieved the RI President Holger Knaack’s Citation for 2020- 2021:

Brunswick Tullamarine, Canterbury, Central Melbourne, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton Point Cook, Melbourne, Melbourne Passport, Prahran, Southbank, Werribee, Wyndham, Wyndham Harbour
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Return

District 9800 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is returning as a face to face program in February 2022. RYLA is a leadership program for young people aged 18 to 25 which focuses on personal growth, leadership development and community.

After delivering a successful online program in early 2021, we are delighted to be delivering our week-long residential program at Camp Getaway in Axedale, Victoria from Sunday February 13th to Saturday February 19th 2022.

Upcoming Events
'Return of the Jennie' E-Club Changeover
Amora Hotel
Jan 22, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Rotary Celebrates Australia Day
Jan 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hand in Hand- Let's lift the lid on mental illness
Feb 04, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
2022-2023 AGs pre Capability Session 1 catch-up
Feb 05, 2022
PETS In Person
Feb 12, 2022 9:00 AM –
Feb 13, 2022 4:00 PM
2022-2023 District Support Team planning day
Feb 18, 2022
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