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RAWCS is proud and delighted to announce that Jessica Mauboy has agreed to be the Ambassador for RAWCS as of March 2023.

“As the Ambassador for RAWCS I am honoured to support the humanitarian aid that Australian Rotarians are delivering in Australia and
Overseas for those that are in need, especially in the areas of indigenous issues and finishing the fight against Malaria” – Jessica Mauboy.
The 2023 District Conference was an outstanding success. The heat outside was not an issue once inside the venue which was fully air conditioned. Any issues that arose during the Conference were expertly handled and solved by the Conference team, and a friendly, informal, yet informative Conference was held for the approximately 300 participants who attended. The catering by the Rotary Club of Cowra for the barbecue meal on the Friday went way beyond a sausage sandwich at Bunnings, and the brunch on Sunday in the Japanese Gardens also catered by the Rotary Club of Cowra was a great meal including coffee.
A summary of the events and highlights have been gathered from a number of Rotarians who are acknowledged for allowing the editor of this newsletter to use their contribution.
Congratulations are in order for the great job done by our District Governor, and the Conference team under the leadership of Carol Lemon-McCoy and John Isbister, Conference Co-Chairs. Every member of the team had their roles and all worked extremely hard achieving all of the goals that had been set for them.
Here are some of the highlights of the Conference, by no means in chronogical order of when they occurred.
1. The Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Shingo Yamagami
Shingo Yamagami gave a most impressive and powerful presentation on the Sunday morning in the Japanese Gardens, and he has graciously consented for us all to read his speech. Please click HERE to read what he presented.
The photo shows His Excellency Shingo Yamagami being presented with a gift by District 9685 Governor Mina Howard.
2. Greg North - Bush Poet
Thanks to Michele Ellery for allowing me to use her video. Please click HERE.
3. The Sheep Dog Rxhibition with Nick Forster
Once again, thanks to Michele Ellery for allowing me to use her video. Please click HERE.
4. The Local Indigenous Dance Troupe From Cowra HS
And again, thanks to Michele Ellery for allowing me to use her video. Please click HERE.
5. A Summary of the Conference Activities
Written by District Secretary, Liz McDougall, and reproduced from the Rotary Club of Warringah newsletter with permission from its editor Chrisy Savvides, click HERE to read.
The Rotary Club of The Entrance members and the Health on The Streets team
NOVEMBER 20, 2022
Rotary The Entrance has donated an ECG and spirometry machine to the Health on The Streets (HoTS) mobile health clinic run by Coast & Country Primary Care to help the team to detect potentially life-threatening conditions.
Coast & Country Primary Care CEO, Kathy Beverley, said the ECG machine will mean registered nurses will be able to assess and detect cardiac issues in clients.
“The spirometry will be able to assess, detect and monitor respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease),” she said.
“(This) means that HOTS will be able to provide early intervention referrals.
“Almost 30 per cent of our clients are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and the new equipment means that HoTS will also be able to incorporate chronic disease screening and ‘715’ screening for First Nations people.
“Providing a culturally safe service is very important to supporting First Nations clients to access care and Rotary has also supported HoTS with the design and purchase of shirts which feature a special Aboriginal artwork design by well-known Central Coast artist, Garry Purchase.”
Pictured L to R: Heather McInally, RIPE Gordon McInally, Shauna Loganathan (District 9685 Rotaract Rep)
RIPE Gordon McInally and wife Heather were in Sydney for one day only, following the Zone 8 Conference in Canberra, before flying to Lima, Peru for the South American Zone Conference. 
Gordon generously altered his journey, via Sydney to meet Rotarians who rarely have the chance to catch up with an RI President or President Elect. The Luncheon was held on Monday October 31, 2022 in the Strangers Dining Room at NSW Parliament House This was a one off opportunity to meet RIPE Gordon in Sydney and hear about his thoughts for Rotary in the years ahead.
The Luncheon event was an outstanding success. RIPE Gordon gave an inspirational presentation, and all who attended the event were extremely glad that they had done so.
We look forward to his year as the Rotary International President in 2023-2024 
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Lindsay May OAM District 9685 Governor
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