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Lower Blue Mountains Rotary’s membership success provides ultimate proof of the value in community connection when planning Rotary Club programs.
The District 9685 Club is located just ‘up the hill’ from Penrith, NSW, and maintains a membership of around 70 members – grown from approximately 40 members fifteen years ago.
For twenty years, the Club has organised and staged the major Australia Day Celebration on the Blue Mountains.  The big day is tied to a clever gimmick in the Australian Gnome Convention and is promoted as ‘Rotary’s gift to the Community’.
Whilst there is no official charge to enter Glenbrook Park, sealed buckets are available for patrons to make a gold coin donation.
“ Girl Rising “ is a powerful and innovative feature film by Academy Award nominated director Richard E Robbins. It spotlights of the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Girls like Sokla, an orphan who rises from a life in the garbage dump in Phnom Penh to become a star student and an accomplished dancer. Suma who writes songs that help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement dweller whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's
Hello fellow Rotary Presidents

The Rotary Club of Roseville Chase has been in contact with the Hornsby / Ku-ringgai Meals On Wheels organisation regarding supporting their community services activities by providing funds for them to buy a new diesel Toyota HiAce refrigerated van to transport meals (fresh and frozen) between their kitchen and the various distribution hubs.

This Meals on Wheels area of operation covers all of Hornsby Shire and Ku-ring-gai Council area. I am writing to you as your Rotary Club services communities in these local government areas.

There are 20 Rotary Clubs that cover this Meals on Wheels service area and if we all make a small contribution and we seek financial support from District and the Rotary Foundation this project will be easy to fulfil.
There’s a saying often quoted ‘that a vision without action is just a daydream’, and it’s never more true than in relation to our Regional Membership Plan.  Our current plan has three key goals – to strengthen clubs, attract new members, and increase member engagement. There’s a focus on providing better support to clubs, increasing club numbers and diversity within clubs, and improving retention. There’s also an emphasis on supporting individual Rotarians and clubs to access Rotary’s digital and online resources, and to connect with other Rotary clubs and projects around the world.
Read more on this and other news in the current edition of Rotary On The Move Newsletter Zone 7B and 8

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Libby and Teresa will be available for interviews before the trek starts but can also be contacted along the way.
Tax-free donations can be made through the Rotary Club of Blackheath’s webpage  by clicking our emblem on the right, or alternatively on the Sentru Formasaun Ba Juventude Facebook page, by clicking the hyperlink on the left hand side under “About”.
For more information and coordination of media interviews contact Libby Bleakley on M-0411032961 or Bob Aiken on M-0417722190.

Applications are invited for Rotary Peace Fellowships awarded in 2016 for the academic year in 2017

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational program of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and supports Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. It is intended for individuals, who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and working for peace. Applicants should consider these objectives carefully before applying.
  Follow this link for full details  

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District Assembly - Saturday 16 April 2016

Training for all 2016/17 Club Board Members


The Kings School

Pennant Hills Road, Parramatta


Registrations from 0800 and the day begins at 0900.


The training content will be informative and entertaining.

It is a Rotary International requirement that each club is represented at PETS and District Assembly.


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