Join us as we celebrate the year of 'Serve to Change Lives' and welcome the opportunity to 'Imagine Rotary'
DG Dale on the home straight
With less than two weeks of the Rotary year to go, and similar to the last Networker, I thought I would highlight some of the District events that Maureen and I have had the privilege to participate in during the month of June. This included MUNA, Wynspeak, Bayspeak, and the 'End of an Era' celebration for Rotary Glen Eira.  And coming up on Saturday we have our District Changeover.
District Changeover - Last chance to book
Bookings close this Wednesday

To book your seat at the always great District 9800 Changeover, go to:

Bayspeak 2022  engages 13 Bayside Schools 
Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Bayspeak 2022, launched on May 10th with the first heat covering a wide and stimulating range of topics, and the final held on the 8th June.
This Rotary Youth initiative involves a public speaking competition for Bayside secondary colleges and sets out to boost the self-confidence and communication skills of students at all levels.   
Together We Can Do So Much More
Rotary Wyndham and the Werribee River Association have joined forces to help improve the amenity and sustainability of the Werribee River eco-systems.  
To quote Werribee Riverkeeper, John Forrester, following the recent grass planting day at the Werribee River Park, “Thank-you for your amazing support Wyndham Rotary.”
Rotary Glenferrie's Golf Day raises $36,000 for Mental Health
Rotary Glenferrie’s Lift the Lid Charity Golf Day at Kingston Heath Golf Club was a spectacular success, raising more than $36,000 for mental health research through Australian Rotary Health.
On Tuesday 24 May 120 golfers plus another 50 dinner guests enjoyed a magnificent day, bathed in glorious sunshine, at Kingston Heath Golf Course.
Help Our Foundation maintain its 4-star record
Are you keen to get involved in maintaining the integrity of Our Foundation, and ensure that our clubs fulfill all the requirements of the Rotary Foundation in sourcing Grants to continue Doing Good in the World?  If you believe you are, Our Foundation would love to hear from you. 
District 9800’s Rotary Foundation team is seeking a dedicated Rotarian to fill the role of Stewardship Chair.
Camberwell Art Show 2022 -  A must visit

June 24 to July 3 at Swinburne University, Hawthorn 

Now in its 57th year, it is Australia’s largest and best-known community Art Show and it’s back at Swinburne University after 2 years of lockdown.
To purchase tickets for the Gala Opening (24th June) or the Daily and Evening Sessions, go to: 
WERN expands into Ravenhall with support of City of Melton
Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) has opened a new purpose-built warehouse in Ravenhall to support its expanding services in western Melbourne providing added access to those in need in the area.
WERN provides support in nine local government areas including Melton, Brimbank, Wyndham, Maribyrnong, Moorabool, Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley, Moreland and Hume.
Lawrence Atley OAM - A Golden Anniversary of Service
Lawrence Atley joined the Rotary Club of Footscray in 1972 under the classification – Architect; it was the start of half a century of service that took him on a journey exemplifying his contribution not only to Rotary, but also across many areas of both the local and wider community.
Lawrence immediately became involved in many aspects of Rotary, becoming club president a few years after joining.
Public Speaking Awards Create Winning Words
The Ainger Peck Public Speaking Awards (an annual event run by Rotary Richmond to promote effective public speaking and to celebrate young people within the local community) have been going for an incredible 32 years.
The Awards provide the opportunity for students to tell their stories by creating pictures with words. 
Rotary Working with Youth Mental Health First Aid
Rotary Central Melbourne, Rotary Brighton North in District 9800 and Rotary Hampton in District 9810, have hosted four Youth Mental Health First Aid courses designed to train adults to assist young people experiencing  a mental health crisis situation and/or in the early stages of mental health problems.
New Home, New Hope.
Rotary North Balwyn (RCNB) members Cris Yudi and Rowan McClean were concerned about the newly arrived refugee families who had escaped Afghanistan following the take-over of the country by the Taliban in August 2021.
What could Rotary do to assist them?
Why Did I Join the Paul Harris Society?
I am often asked, “Why did you join the Paul Harris Society?” 
Its recent lunch on 3rd June which I attended with Anne and Peter Frueh also from  Rotary Balwyn, and hosted by PDG Julie Mason, could provide an answer to that question.
Have you ordered your wine to help RIMERN?
RIMERN is calling all wine lovers!
Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network (RIMERN) needs a VAN, so what better way to raise funds amongst Rotarians and friends than to launch their own wine range, three VAN ROUGE & three VAN BLANC!
Great value, quality Australian wines with their own distinctive RIMERN label are now available for online order, delivered to your door anywhere in Australia except Northern Territory.
Upcoming Events
Camberwell Art Show 2022
Swinburne University
Jun 25, 2022 – Jul 03, 2022
District Changeover 2022
Hyatt Place
Jun 25, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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