The District 9685 DG Nominating Committee has nominated Susan Wakefield of the Rotary Club of the Lower Blue Mountains as District Governor for the year 2018-2019.
The nomination will be confirmed on 16 May 2016 provided it is not subject to a challenge by any other Club that had suggested a candidate to the Nominating Committee.  Any such challenge must be pursuant to a resolution of the challenging Club adopted at a regular meeting and must be filed with me before 5pm on Friday 13 May 2016.
The Committee congratulates Susan on her nomination.


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Please click HERE to download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for May 2016.

  • Are you thinking of an elusive project that you want to turn into a registered project?
  • Would you like to get a grant to support your project?
  • Do you want to know more about Rotary Australia Benevolent society (RABS)?
  • Want to learn how to make a difference to the teenage mothers in our own community?
  • Do you have a project for the indigenous community, and turn this into a RABS project?
  • Want to learn about woman's empowerment?
  • Hear how one club made a difference to one of its own member and his family.
  • And much more............
DONT MISS the RAWCS Eastern region general meeting on Saturday 14th of May at Diggers Club at The Entrance.   Our district is hosting the meeting and your RAWCS district committee has been working to educate and showcase RAWCS projects and how you can make that project you have in your mind into reality. We encourage you to attend the next RAWCS Eastern Region General Meeting at “The Entrance” on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales.

I am pleased to advise that the Foundation exchange rate for May is 1.30 . That is  $1.30 Australian equaling  US$1.00. Previously it was $1.40 in March and $1.35 in April and while not a huge improvement it is still a considerable assistance to helping us raise our Rotary Foundation targets which are all in US$s.

Clubs and Rotarians, May is now the ideal month to contribute to The Rotary Foundation. Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society payments  are now A$1,300 . Centurions are always in A$100.


Please be remind we are chasing a target of $450,000 this year, remembering that we will get back 50% of this automatically in 2018-19 and when we add in the Foundation matches in Global Grants, more than likely we will get back over 100% !  That way, we can fund and ever increasing number of District and Global Grants for our clubs !  



As you know we are asking clubs to contribute an average of US$3,000 this year which is now A$3,900.  Rotary recommends that clubs give 15% of the club's fund raising, and so I think this average would be less that 15% of what most clubs would raise in a year. But for those clubs that can't make this target , fortunately this can be balanced out by a number of  clubs that give a very generous donation to the Foundation each year.  So thank you to all clubs that support our Foundation large and small!  Last year we had  all but  two of our 74 clubs support the Foundation, and this year we are hoping for 100%! 


Your Club Foundation Chair has all the appropriate forms and information.and thank you again for your support of The Rotary Foundation.


Tony Castley, District Foundation Chair


The Post Polio Workshop at Gosford Hospital, saw a good turn-out of 29 professionals, including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and one speech therapist.  The presentation given by physiotherapist, Mel McConaghy, was well received and the participants particularly seemed to enjoy the talks by the three volunteer polio survivors Wayne Woolley, Di Bull, and John Tierney. What interesting stories these folks had to tell and what tremendous courage in the way they told their stories. The audience were clearly very interested and the positive comments that followed said it all.
The workshop was opened by District Governor Gina and attended by Assistant Governors Russell Grove (Upper Central Coast) and Bobby Redman (Lower Central Coast).  A special thanks goes out to Gosford Hospital for providing the venue and to the members of the Rotary Clubs of Gosford North and Kincumber who provided a delicious afternoon tea.
Hopefully the word will spread, to other health professionals, of the importance of gaining a better understanding of Post Polio Syndrome, so that these people who have already fought their way through this insidious disease can gain the support and treatment required.

Carlingford Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Alice Springs completed a joint project to erect a basketball ring for Watarrka Primary School, Kings Canyon, Northern Territory.
Back in 2011, Carlingford Rotary Club commenced a project with the Ulpanyali Aboriginal Community near Kings Canyon, about 450km southwest of Alice Springs.
In October 2011, 20 members and partners from Carlingford Rotary Club visited this remote community and presented them with an etching press and drying racks to assist their fledging Art Centre ( 2 prints attached). We also purchased numerous tools to assist the men and we were able to visit the nearby Lilla School (now known as Watarrka Primary School) the following day where the children from Ulpanyali attend.
Now in its seventh year, the Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk is organised by Manly Rotary Club. It’s a charity fund-raiser for fun lovers and serious runners alike.
The Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk will give you a great morning out. It has distances suitable for all ages and fitness levels, some of the best scenic views on offer in Sydney, a carnival-like atmosphere before and after the event, and an opportunity to raise funds either individually or in a team for the designated charity of your choice, with great prizes for the highest fund raisers.

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