Earning the Rotary Citation is an honor that RI President Barry Rassin hopes clubs strive to achieve. To earn the citation, please complete all activities and report your accomplishments to Rotary by 30 June.

Where should I enter my club’s accomplishments? 
The
2018-19 Rotary Citation Achievement Guide explains how and where to report each citation goal. If a club member who isn’t an officer wants to record citation progress in Rotary Club Central, you can learn to delegate your level of access temporarily to allow the member to do so.
 
This year’s district governors will receive certificates by email in September to distribute to Rotary clubs that have earned the citation.
 
 
Hi everyone,  Thank you to all of the clubs that had donated to Grace’s Place since the District Conference, and before.  Some really good news to come out of the conference is that Martha Jabour asked me how she could join Rotary.   I immediately asked her when she lived and directed her to the President of Carlingford Rotary Club who was sitting a few tables away.   As a result of that meeting, Martha will be inducted into the Rotary Club of Carlingford next week.
 
We are currently attempting to get all donations in for Grace's Place before the end of June so we can present a cheque to Martha at District Changeover on the 6th July at Hornsby RSL.  All monies raised within District 9685 will be directed at a particular part of the building under the name of D9685.  Again, many thanks for your support of my Partner’s Project in DG Susan’s year.
 
John Wakefield OAM
 
 

WOMEN IN NEED, NEED OUR HELP

HELP EMPOWER A WOMAN TO GET BACK ON HER FEET!

DONATE CLOTHES TO "DRESS FOR SUCCESS"

The #Rotary Club of Beecroft are once again collecting good interview-appropriate clothing for Dress for Success, Sydney. They are a registered charity that improves the employability of women in need in NSW by providing services free of charge including professional clothing.

So, if you are doing your summer – winter wardrobe swap-over, please consider whether you have anything that could form part of an interview outfit for a long-term unemployed woman. This also includes shoes, handbags and accessories.

We will be collecting from 9th May until 30th June 2019. This year we have drop off addresses at Beecroft, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Berowra, Cherrybrook, East Ryde, North Parramatta, Wahroonga, West Pennant Hills, Normanhurst, West Pymble and North Rocks, so please message or call us and we will provide you with the closest drop off address.

YOUR GENTLY USED CLOTHING GIVES A WOMAN A NEW START……TAKING WOMEN FROM WELFARE TO WORK!

For more information on this charity
 Https://sydney.dressforsuccess.org

 
ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster relief, a position we’ve held proudly for the last six years.  This partnership has enabled Rotary, through ShelterBox, to be first responders assisting those deprived of their homes by natural and man-made disasters.  In 2018, we were honoured to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our humanitarian work; all Rotarians share in this honour with us.
 
Many of your Clubs will have already supported us during this financial year; to you, our heartfelt thanks for your continuing support.
 
To those who have not yet your final decisions on donations this year, I ask you to consider ShelterBox as one of your beneficiaries.  Your support can make a world of difference.
 
In 2018, with your assistance, we were able to deliver disaster relief and other humanitarian aid to 17 countries:  Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands, Chad, Cameroon, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Niger, Philippines, Syria, Somalia and Vanuatu. We have been able to provide relief following cyclones (4), earthquakes (2), floods (2), drought, volcanic activity and conflict (8).  We often work with partner agencies to ensure our aid reaches those most in need.  Your support enabled us to assist 30,000 families with emergency shelter, and another 12,000 families with essential household items … a total of over 210,000 people.
 
I have attached a copy of our international work in March this year as an example of how your funds can benefit those most in need.
 
Please convey our heartfelt thanks to all your Rotarians and friends.  We look forward to continuing this wonderful partnership.
Sincerely
 
Rowley
 
Rowley Tompsett
Chair
ShelterBox Australia
Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for May 2019.   Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.
 
 
 
 
G’day to all D9685 Rotarians,
It is that time of the year when clubs turn their thoughts to distributing hard earned funds not yet allocated to favourite charities.
As Chair of the D9685 Australian Rotary Health committee may I make a special request that ARH be given high priority on your list which will, of course, exceed your available funds.
ARH, our Australian Charity of choice, exists on the generosity of clubs and individuals to achieve a quite simple goal. It is “To fund research into diseases in the Australian community with the ultimate aim of cure or elimination of the problem.”
ARH does not distribute funds to causes no matter how deserving they are, but finances researchers in areas of need as determined by our Medical Board. We have, over the last few years, funded research into Mental Health problems as well as to Indigenous health professionals to help address the multitude of areas of concern.
Please support us in our endeavours to change the lives of people who are in desperate need of help.
Take a look at our website http://www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au where you can meet some of our researchers and Indigenous scholars,  they are wonderful individuals with shared goals.
Your support, no matter how small or large (preferred option) will further the health of people around the world.
ARH  -  Research by Australians, for Australians, in Australia for the benefit of all the world.
 
 
 REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE IN 2020
 
20-22 MARCH 2020 at Wollongong Entertainment Centre
 
Register and Pay before 30 June 2019, to receive the Full Conference at the Early Bird Rate of $200
 
 
 

The Rotary Leadership Institute is successful because it delivers skills and knowledge that Rotarians can apply straight away in their clubs.  It (1) hones leadership skills, (2) builds Rotary knowledge, (3) gives a perspective about where Rotary has been and where it is now, and (4) shares a vision of what Rotary can be.  This is all done while (5) networking with Rotarians from other clubs and (6) providing opportunities for partnering in service. 

 

The two part course is held on a weekend or separately on Saturdays or Sundays to meet demand. Morning tea and lunch are provided.  Each day starts at 8:00am and finishes around 4.00pm.  The cost is $75 and we encourage Clubs to pay for their members attending.

Courses 50, 51 and 52 are open for registration:

RLI 50 runs over the weekend 2-3 March at the District Office, Thornleigh. 

RLI 51 runs Saturday 4th and 18th of May at the District Office, Thornleigh.

RLI 52 runs over the weekend of 1-2 June at a location to be decided in the Penrith/Lower Mountains area.

Register at rli.rotarydistrict9685.org.au

 

 

 

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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