Rotary Matters a weekly program on community radio station Triple H 100.1 FM profiles the causes, projects and people who make up Rotary. The idea is to arouse interest and engagement among the wider general public. Each week a different Rotary initiative is profiled with an in studio interview. This is followed by a What’s On of activities in District 9685 which are accessible to the public. To have your Club’s initiatives and activities profiled on Rotary Matters, contact the host, Ian Stuart on 0416 138 860 or ian.stuart@optusnet.com.au Episodes of the program can be heard indefinitely on the Rotary Matters Facebook site and other social media platforms like Spotify.
 
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute course is run over two days, power-packed with information, learning, and skills you can use in your Rotary life straight away.   At only $75 including all materials, coffee  breaks  and lunch, this is great value to Clubs and their members.
 
Networking with other Rotarians and led by experienced facilitators, you are sure to enjoy what others are describing as the best Rotary training they have had.  If you are already an RLI graduate, encourage your fellow Club Members to attend.  Register online now at rli.rotarydistrict9685.org.au and supercharge your Rotary.
 
Dates are;
RLI 54 October 12-13 (Weekend)
RLI 55 November 16-17 (Weekend)
 
 
Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for October 2019.   Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.
 
 

 

When were you last inspired by a woman and what was so extraordinary about their inspiration? 

How were you able to learn from their inspiration?

 
These and many more answers will be revealed at the NSW Rotary Inspirational Women's Awards 2019
 
Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 12 noon 

Gadigal Room, City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street, Sydney
includes 2 course lunch with cash bar
 

To reserve your seat or table 
Book Now!

Amazing guest speakers who will share their journey as you discover more about our 2019 inspirational winners.

The guest speakers include:
  • Louisa Hope – Survivor of Sydney's Lindt Siege will share - Thoughts and coping skills for what could have been a devastating future life. 
  • Stay tuned for another exciting speaker.
These awards recognise service to the community across all sectors. Directed at the non-Rotary community, it is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and proactivity in improving the lives of others across NSW and the ACT.

Often women, especially in country and regional NSW and ACT are the "quiet achievers" whose actions inspire others and make a difference in their communities. 

The Awards cover 2 key categories inclusive of Rural and City Urban for each category:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 18-30 years 
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 30+ years 
Finalists are selected from each category, resulting in 2 overall winners:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year
An exemplary number of applications ensured the panel of independent judges from Rotary Districts were challenged as they assessed the three key criteria:
  • Community service which best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self 
  • Achievements
  • Personal attributes

* Your ticket purchase and proceeds from this event will support an Australian Rotary Health Scholarship for a young female GP by assisting with expenses during her 12 month placement in a Rural GP practice.
** Opting to incur the administration costs related to the issue of this ticket/s results in Rotary Health receiving those proceeds.

                                                                 
 
 
 
Community groups across NSW are being challenged to brush up their creative skills for this year’s Graffiti Removal Day by creating murals.
 
Graffiti Removal Day chairman Bob Aitken AM said preventing graffiti is the focus for this year’s event on Sunday, 27 October.
 
“Graffiti vandalism costs our community over $300 million each year,” Mr Aitken said.
 
“Since the event started in 2012 volunteers have removed more than 141,000sqm of graffiti, saving the community $10.4 million.
 
“This year, as well as removing graffiti we want to see ugly tags with no artistic merit covered by colourful murals to help stop graffiti from occurring in the first place.”
 
To help inspire people we are running a competition to find the best mural in the state with a $1000 first prize.
 
Several schools in the Georges River area have already kicked off the competition with over 500 students combining to create a community mural at Carss Park and they are challenging other groups to enter the competition.
 
Graffiti Removal Day ambassador and football legend Mark OAM congratulated the students and threw his support behind the event.
 
“Graffiti Removal Day is great way people can show they love where they live and it is great to see so many or our youth involved,” he said.
 
“This year’s focus on encouraging people to come up with fun ideas to prevent vandalism at regularly targeted sites is a great opportunity for community groups to display their creative flair while removing ugly graffiti.”
 
“I would encourage everyone to get involved in this great community event.” Said Mr Geyer
 
Up to 3000 volunteers from various groups including Rotary, Scouts NSW, Girl Guides NSW&ACT, Air Force Cadets, PCYC, NSW Police, Lions, church groups, high schools and 80 councils are expected to remove graffiti from over 600 sites across NSW on Sunday 27 October. 
 
All material and equipment required for Graffiti Removal Day is supplied to volunteers for free by sponsors Dulux, NSW Government, Australian Rail Track Corporation and Southern Cleaning Supplies.
 
People can volunteer, suggest an idea, find out more about the mural competition or nominate a clean-up site by going to the website www.graffitiremovalday.org.au
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KIDS IN NEED, NEED OUR HELP! EXTEND A HAND TO HELP SYDNEY KIDS IN CRISIS!
 
DONATE TOILETRIES TO “TALDUMANDE YOUTH SERVICES”
 
The Rotary Club of Beecroft are collecting toiletries to form “Starter Kits’ for homeless children/youth as they enter into the services of Taldumande Youth Services and we are hoping you, our wonderful community will help us!

Please have a look to see if you have anything around the house for these toiletry “Starter Kits” for girls and boys and if not, maybe you could pop an item into your shopping trolley next time you’re out.

Useful items for each pack –
Roll on deodorant (female and male) Shampoo
Conditioner Face Wipes Razors  Shaving Cream Body Wash Body Lotion Toothbrush Toothpaste

New sample/travel-size items that you may have collected from hotels are perfect.
We also need of normal size household toiletries to fill the bathrooms of the 26 homes many of the homeless children end up residing in.
We will be collecting toiletries from:- 25th September until 30th October 2019 We have Sydney drop off addresses at:-
Wahroonga, Warrawee, West Pymble, St Ives, North Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, North Rocks, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Beecroft, East Ryde, Epping, Normanhurst and Berowra.
 
DID YOU KNOW THAT ON ANY ONE NIGHT IN AUSTRALIA, OVER 25,000 YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 12-24 ARE HOMELESS?

Taldumande are a registered charity who provide support to vulnerable and homeless children, young people aged 12-21, and their families across Northern Sydney, an area that extends from Sydney Harbour to the Hawkesbury River, into the Northern Beaches, out to Ryde, Denistone and Pennant Hills.
 
Please if you can SHARE this post so others can join in and help too, it would be appreciated.
If you would like to know more about their services, please visit their website https://www.taldumande.org.au/

Don't forget, the best way to keep up to date with our collections is by liking our Facebook Page or following us on Instagram.
 
 
  
WE ARE HELPING TO EMPOWER SYDNEY YOUTH TO INDEPENDENCE AND STABILITY
 
 
 
Please join us and together we can share a meal and save a life. - Let us together raise funds to support lifesaving heart surgery for children with Congenital Heart Diseases.
 
  1. Around 3000 children are born every year with congenital heart defects in Sri Lanka
  2. That’s almost 8 in 1000 babies per year.
  3. More than 40% of these babies and children and over 60% of critically ill babies and children cannot get treatment on time because of a lack of facilities.
  4. All these children are referred to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (Only hospital with capability for Children Heart Surgery)
  5. 1500+ children die due to this lack of facilities.
Rotary Club of Kandy Sri Lanka and Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel have joined hands to provide surgery to approximately 100 children from the most vulnerable in the society due to their socio-economic status.  The children will come from around the nation. The operation will be carried out at the world-renowned Apollo Children's Hospital in Chennai Tamil Nadu South India. 
 
In addition, there will be a selection of medical Nurses and Doctors from Colombo Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Teaching Hospital Jaffna and Karapitiya trained at the Children's Hospital on paediatric cardiology.
 
The total budget for the project is AU $265,000.  Rotarians and Rotary Districts in India and Sri Lanka have pledged a total of AU $120,000.  Further AU $75,000 coming from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   We have a shortfall of AU $70,000.
 
Our goal is to raise AU $20,000 to make this project a reality and giving normal healthy life to 100 children.
 
This is one small step towards our goal.
 
Event:           Sri Lankan Hopper Fundraiser Night
When:           Saturday 26th October 2019
Where:          3 Candlebush Crescent Castle Hill NSW  2154
Time:            06:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Dinner Cost:   Single – $35 / Couple - $60 / Family - $80 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Book Online:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=531292  (Bookings Essential)
Facebook Event Page:          https://www.facebook.com/events/616902245464505/
 
Dinner Cost includes
  • Meal - All you can eat Egg, Milk and Plain Hoppers with Two accompanying non-veg curries and a vegetarian curry. Hoppers without Pol Sambal, Seeni Sambal and Kata Sambal to tantalize your taste buds.
  • Drinks: Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine
 
 

 

Having a consistent brand image is important to all organisations, Rotary is no exception. In 2013, a new logo & brand image pack was developed, this was to ensure every club, in every district across the world could have the same high standard of brand recognition.

 

Over the past few months, we have been completing health checks, and it is very noticeable that there a lot of old style graphics being used in various publications, including newsletters & flyers, and hardware items, such as banners. Could all clubs please check all of their clubs portfolio, and make the correct changes. When posting anything on social media, or submitting items to the District newsletter, please make sure they are updated.

 

If you're still in doubt, download Rotary's official Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines: https://brandcenter.rotary.org/Asset/DownloadMaster/118

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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