2018-19 Board Members, please be aware  of the following 2018-19 District training:
 
District Assembly
Sunday 29 April 2018
The Kings School
Pennant Hills Road, Parramatta
 
It will begin with registrations at 8.30am and formal start at 9.00am, finishing at 4.30pm.
 
The training content will be informative and entertaining. It is a Rotary International requirement that each club is represented at PETS and District Assembly.
 
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON 20 APRIL - PLEASE REGISTER ASAP
 
 

Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for April 2018.   Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.

 

 

 
The Conference (formerly the Institute) will be held in Hobart on 14 – 16 September 2018 and Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis invites all Rotarians to join us for this event. There will be a number of interesting presenters covering Rotary projects and issues of interest together with a variety of breakout sessions. What better way to keep up-to-date and enjoy mixing with Rotarians from all Australian states and the North and South Islands of New Zealand as well as visiting some of the many attractions on offer.
 
Further details can be found on the Conference website http://www.rotaryinstitute.org.au/  and additional information is available from the contacts listed on the site.
 
And there is more! Rotaractors can attend the conference at a reduced fee and participants in the Youth Exchange Program in 2018-19 or in the past 5 years can attend with no fee to pay. We know of several Rotarians who intend to holiday in Tasmania in conjunction with the Conference – why not you? Why not assist Rotaractors and Youth Exchange participants/alumni to join you?
 
 
Regards
Peter Murfett
Co-Chair
Australia and New Zealand Rotary Conference 2018
 
 

Following the initial earthquake on the 26th February, ShelterBox deployed a team to PNG.  Our team was on the ground on the 15th March and spend two weeks searching for an implementing partner (a humanitarian organisation that will support us with importation, installation or distribution of our aid); our preferred mode of operating.  There are very isolated villages in the disaster area we need to access and in order to do this effectively the local villagers need to have an understanding of us and how we work, and we also need to be familiar with how they operate.  In this instance we could not gain this knowledge or secure a local partner to operate in this manner.

 

The lack of an implementing partner, and the recognised security risk in PNG, meant we were not able to operate as a single agency, and were not prepared to put our volunteer ShelterBox Response Team members at risk. Consequently, we won’t be able to operate in PNG; the team has withdrawn and returned home.

 

While our team has departed, we are keeping a close eye on the situation and should there be a change in circumstances in PNG we may return.

 

We are aware that a number of Clubs and individual Rotarians made donations specifically for the PNG disaster.  Those funds can still be used to support ShelterBox operations in Syria, Somaliland, Bolivia and the Lake Chad basin.  There is always more to be done … and we don’t know when the next disaster will strike.  Nonetheless, if any donor wishes to have their PNG donation applied to another specific disaster, or returned to them, ShelterBox will respect those wishes.  All they need do is contact ShelterBox on 1300 996 038 to make those wishes known.

 

 

 
My name is Peter Pearce, Rotarian, ShelterBox Ambassador & Response Team Member.

After 20 deployments as a ShelterBox Response Team member in various locations around the world, I am more than excited to inform you that I will be joining the ShelterBox Nepal Trek with the team departing in September 2018.

In 2015 I was deployed to Nepal after the devastating earthquake, therefore,I know firsthand of the hardships this type of disaster causes its people.
ShelterBox responded with enough aid to provide shelter for more than 67,000 people.
 
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Reporting from earthquake-hit Pipaldanda, Sindupalchowk, Nepal 2015. Click on the image to view the video.

Your fundraising efforts to provide ShelterBoxes & ShelterKits will transform lives & rebuild communities that have been affected by disaster & humanitarian crisis.
 
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Unloading ShelterBox aid at Kathmandu Airport

I would love to have your company on this stunning adventure

The 'ShelterBox experience' has changed my life & I am sure this trip will positively change yours

Together, we will share spectacular views of the majestic Annapurna ranges & enjoy many of Kathmandu's main attractions.
 
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I am available to assist with your fundraising objectives & 'all things ShelterBox', from speaking engagements to information on becoming more involved in ShelterBox as a Response Team Member or Ambassador.

Do you need help with presentations, speaker notes, a ShelterBox & its contents for a fundraising or promotional event or information about ShelterBox & its operations?, I am ready to help.
 
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Please share this email with friends and familiy members that might be interested in this amazing opportunity or contact me to get a poster to put up in your workplace or local noticeboard.
 
Feel free to call me at any time to discuss this very special opportunity, let's do it together!
             
Regards,
 
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Peter Pearce OAM    
 
0431 778 655
 
You can support the ShelterBox Nepal Trek by sponsoring me here:
 
 
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