Book by 25th March:
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The Year for the DG Rolls On!
We have now moved well into the second half of this Rotary year and life remains as busy as ever in the world of Rotary.
My time has been consumed over the past couple of months with the Regionalisation agenda and in preparation for our much anticipated District Conference that is now only days away.
And Happy 75th Birthday to Rotary Williamstown. 😀
Big Shoes to fill at Donations In Kind
As we say a big thank you and farewell to both Laurie Fisher and Bob Glindemann, we welcome George de Souza (Rotary Camberwell) and Colleen d'Offay (Rotary Brighton) as the new Secretary and Operations Manager at DIK filling some very big shoes.  There is a story and half to be told which will be a mjor feature in the April Networker. In the meantime, please have a read of the DIK March News
Rotary Showcase open to the Bendigo public
Who do you know who lives around Bendigo and would enjoy seeing what we do at Rotary?
Invite them to join us for the Rotary In Action Showcase
Where:  Bendigo Senior School Gym - next door to the Ulumbarra Theatre
When:   Saturday 13th April - 9am to 5pm
              Sunday 14th April -   8am to 12pm
Do you know a future Rotary Peace Scholar?
What is a Rotary Peace Fellow?
Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards fellowships to leaders in peace and development to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers at premier universities around the world. These fellows can earn either a master’s degree or a postgraduate diploma through the professional development certificate program in related disciplines.
Reflecting, Respecting & Celebrating: Rotary is part of the Story
In keeping with the theme for Australia Day 2024, and supported by the National Day Council (NADC), Rotary Altona City staged another successful event at the Central Square Shopping Centre on Australia Day 2024.
As a part of the Welcome to Country, indigenous artist, Paul Kelly, presented an Acknowledgement to Country,
Clubs on show at Stonnington Volunteer Expo 2024
Well done Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern, Malvern, and Prahran for joining forces and participating at the Stonnington Volunteer Expo.
Rotary Malvern have captured the event in video for all of us to see: Well done Rotary Malvern. 😀
Living Longer & Self-empowerment with Myeloma
Well known sports commentator Sandy Roberts was recently diagnosed with Myeloma and is now an ambassador for Myeloma Australia. Sandy has made finding a cure for myeloma his Greatest Call and promoted two community events marking Myeloma month in March. The first was ‘My Greatest Walk’ on 3 March and the other ‘My Greatest Call Long Lunch’ on 6 March 2024. These successful events were aimed at increasing awareness and raise funds towards a cure for Myeloma.
Tall Ship Sailing Challenge helps our Youth

Do you, or someone connected with your club, know a young person aged 15 to 18 years who would benefit from facing the life-changing challenges experienced from learning to safely sail a tall ship at sea?

And would your club sponsor them?  


Check out our video at:


For further information, contact: Suzanne Zammit (Rotary Footscray) on email:

Rotary Foundation Support
A significant responsibility of District Governors is the promotion of our Rotary Foundation and encouragement of members to support the raising of individual and club contributions.
D9800 can hold its head high for the ongoing support it provides to TRF and this year’s endeavours are particularly encouraging.
'Rotary On The Move' - what is happening around Zone 8
      ♦  The Rotary Foundation needs your support
      ♦  Increasing Youth Engagement in our Region
      ♦  Club Foundation Recognition Points
      ♦  What is circulating vaccine-derived polio?
      ♦  Make meetings meaningful
      ♦  Meet your Members's needs - a resource for clubs
      ♦  Social Media tips and tricks
      ♦  And so much more.............
Click here to read Rotary on The Move
Boroondara Antique & Collectables Fair - Sat 24th March
Charity Golf Day - Friday 19th April
Time for some JAZZ NOTES - Sunday 21 April
Like & Share Facebook pages
Help us to share the good stuff happening around District 9800.
Not already a friend of the People of Action Facebook page? Click here, answer a couple of questions and then keep up to date with the great ideas, actions, and activities of District 9800.
The more we share, the more we know. If you see a Rotary post on Facebook, please LIKE it and SHARE it when appropriate.   The District page interacts with Rotarians and Clubs.   It is the clubs' Facebook pages that interact with the public. Together we can Inform, Impact, and Inspire.
Upcoming events
Boroondara Antique & Collectables Fair
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Mar 24, 2024
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ramadan IFTAR Dinner - Central Melbourne
Apr 05, 2024 6:00 pm
District 9800 Bendigo Conference 2024
Ulumbarra Theatre
Apr 12, 2024 – Apr 14, 2024
Rotary Footscray Charity Golf Day
Eynesbury Golf Club
Apr 19, 2024
7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes
East Malvern RSL
Apr 21, 2024
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Paul Harris Society Lunch - SAVE THE DATE
May 05, 2024
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Council of Governors Lunch - SAVE THE DATE
Jun 08, 2024
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Board and DST in person Get Together
Jun 16, 2024
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