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Greetings everyone,  I wish to bring you up to date with some developments with my DG Partners Project, which is Grace’s Place.   For those of you whom District Governor Susan and I have yet to visit, Grace’s Place is a purpose-built project to assist the children who have been the silent victims of a domestic homicide.   This is a project of Martha Jabour, the CEO of the Homicide Victim’s Support Group in New South Wales, who is one of our keynote speakers at the District Conference next March.
 
It had been planned for a ‘SOD Turning” to get the project underway at the land in Doonside that had been donated to the group by the NSW State Government and the Blacktown City Council.   Unfortunately, when the initial inspection was made of the land, it was found that it contained a large amount of Asbestos which had been dumped there over years gone past.   Blacktown City Council has now undertaken a clean-up operation in readiness for an inspection and a building application to be approved.   It is now thought that the turning of the ‘SOD’ will be either just before or just after the District Conference next march.
 
For those of you who like to have a shot at the ‘SOD’, or DG Susan’s Official Driver, the turning of the SOD is purely a building term and not associated with me, but I intend to attend that event.
 
I wish to thank the following clubs and Rotarians who have donated funds to Grace’s Place so that we can fit out one or more of the therapy rooms in the complex in the name of Rotary District 9685.  Those clubs are Brookvale, Glenhaven, Castle Hill, Kenthurst and the Rotary E Club of Sydney.  I would also like to thank Karo Haltmeier for her personal donation.
 
If you wish, you may meet with Martha Jabour at our District Conference in Newcastle where she will be selling ‘building blocks’ at a stall or you can EFT funds to the District 9685 Admin Account and use the Reference 9875 which will alert the District Treasurer that the funds transferred are for Grace’s Place.   If you could also send me an email so that I can have an audit trail for funds raised.  If you would prefer to use a cheque, please make the cheque out to the District 9685 Admin Account.  If you make it out to Grace’s Place, please endorse the back of the cheque to pay the Rotary District Admin Account.
 
Once again, thank you for your interest and support of Grace’s Place which is named after Grace Lynch, the mother of murder victim Anita Cobby.  Grace was one of the four people who started the Homicide Victims Support Group after the death of her daughter.
 
John Wakefield OAM
PDG 2002-3 D9690
2019 District Conference Chairman.

 

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

 

 

 

I have reviewed the proposed resolutions put forward by districts around the world. Our district, through Central Blue Mountains Rotary proposed the resolution regarding capturing volunteer time on administration and fundraising.
The results of the vote will be known in late November. 
 
David Cook and I participated in the Council on Legislation sessions at Institute. It was good practice and worth listening to the proposals put forward by other districts and the RI Board. Our district put forward two proposed enactments.
Basically the Council on Resolutions manages recommendations to the Board to change policies set out in the Code of Policies. 
The Council on Legislation acts as the parliamentary body and votes on bylaw and constitutional changes. 
One Rotarian from every district forms part of the Council. Currently we vote on resolutions every year and on enactments once every three years. 
 
On behalf of D9685 I have currently voted on the 2018 Council on Resolutions
 
If Rotarians are interested in finding out more the following materials are available to help you navigate the COR:
  • Council on Resolutions FAQs
  • Council on Resolutions Rules of Procedure
  • How to Read Resolutions
  • How to Participate in the Council on Resolutions
 

Here are some important dates to add to your Club Calendar NOW. Please don't schedule Club Projects or Events on any of these dates, as they are all important District Events (Conference & Changeover) or Training for 2019/20 Club Leaders.

 

IMPORTANT 2018-19 DATES TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDARS

 

16 March 2019 - President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) - COMPULSORY Training for 2019/20 Presidents

 

29-31 March 2019 - District Conference, Newcastle. Register at conference.rotarydistrict9685.org.au

 

14 April 2019 - District Assembly - Training for all 2019/20 Club Board members and executives

 

29 June 2019 - District Changeover

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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