District Governor Gina Growden and District Governor Elect Bruce Lakin warmly invite you and your partner to the 2016 District Changeover.

 

2016 District Changeover Details

When: Saturday 25 June 2016

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm

Cost: $50 incl. 2 course dinner

Where: Hornsby RSL, 4 High St, Hornsby

Register by 17 June: changeover.rotarydistrict9685.org.au

Enquiries: changeoverregistrations@rotarydistrict9685.org.au

 

A time to celebrate the year that has past and welcome the future. It is a wonderful evening and a great opportunity to gather with Rotarians from across the District. Now is the time to talk to your club members and organise a table.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your partner at the District Changeover.

 

 

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

 

 
District Governor Gina took the opportunity at the Presidents' Meeting on Saturday 21 May to recognise the sterling efforts and achievements of many clubs during the 2015-16 year.  All clubs are deserving of recognition for the work being done and the task of selecting 'winners' was indeed difficult.
 
The District Governor's Shield, the District Governor's Trophy for Small Clubs, and The Rotarian Vocational Excellence Award will be presented at the District Changeover on 25 June.
 
See all the photos here.
 
The full list of awards follows:
 
 
 

IT'S arch klumph's birthday, but you get the gift!

Celebrate with us in Atlanta!

At the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, President Arch Klumph spoke about his dream of creating a Rotary endowment fund. A century later, we're celebrating The Rotary Foundation and all the good work Rotarians have been able to do since then -- because one man dared to dream.

We're offering an extra-special early registration rate of $265 for the 2017 Rotary Convention, in honor of Arch Klumph's 6 June birthday, and the $26.50 first contribution to Rotary's endowment.

Join us in Atlanta next June. Register and pay today, because this special price of $265 is good only until 6 June 2016.

Register now for Atlanta 2017
 

 
Our District's Rotary Leadership Institute program is looking for a new (second hand) laptop!
 
The current laptop used for projecting material during the three days of each course has failed and it is necessary to acquire another one.  
 
Do you have or know of a laptop that is being replaced, privately or in a business, and could acquire it for this worthy cause? 
 
If so, please contact PDG Ian Scott AM - ianscott@rotarydistrict9685.org.au
 

 
I’ve just had some great news from ARH Director PDG Graeme Davies. D 9685 is one of the TOP donors to ARH this year with around $66K being exceeded by only two other districts. (This is where we all cheer, clap ourselves on the back and congratulate each other.)
 
On looking at the statistics I am even more excited because there are still about 40 9685 clubs yet to send on their donations to ARH. I know a lot of clubs are yet to finalize their donations so I feel sure we may in fact double the $66K. You may recall that I suggested that if each club donated $500 of their hard earned funds we would, as a District, donate some $35K to ARH – we are well on the way to achieving this.
 
At the end of this Rotary year I look forward to letting you all know that we at least hold our position or step up the donations ladder. Keep in mind that ARH funds research ONLY in Australia BUT that the results of that research is made available to the whole world – what a wonderful gift we help make come true.
 
Dudley Mercer
Chair D9685 ARH Committee
 

 
Through a Vocational Training Team grant, Interplast - with the generous support of the Rotary Clubs of Ryde and Apia - recently delivered a successful surgical skills workshop in Apia, Samoa.  The workshop was the first of its kind and the first time that Interplast has partnered with Rotary International for a Vocational Training Team grant.
 
Much more detail on this project is available in this report on the workshop.
 
Without the generous support of the two clubs and Rotary International, the program would not have been possible.  Interplast looks forward to continuing its longstanding relationship with Rotary Clubs in Australia and New Zealand and in partner countries to implement its life changing and lifesaving programs.
 
 
 
We are 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. US$1,000 Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society payments  are now A$1,300, where as they were previously $1,350 in April and $1,400 in March. 
 
Centurions are always in A$100. 
 
But now,due to the recent dollar drop as a result of the lowering of the interest rates, the official Rotary exchange rate for June is likely to be 5 to 7 %  lower . Therefore payments made in June,as opposed May,  will be recorded at a lower US$ value than the will be this month.
 
Here is some useful information for donating through the RI website.
Contributions to the Rotary Foundation can be made very easily at www.rotary.org
Go to: My Rotary: The Rotary Foundation; GIVE:  Annual Fund and Share - GIVE NOW.
Then it is recommended that you select Annual Fund SHARE, this way the money comes back to our district to fund grants, and then you will select your donation in Australian Dollars and you can see is going into the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust- so all the money stays in Australia.
 
Otherwise  your Club Foundation Chair has a number of forms and other information as to other ways to contribute to the Rotary Foundation 
 
Thank you for your support!

 

Tony Castley, District Foundation Chair

 

 
 
 
 
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