Conference 2014 Webinars


Webinar 1: Tuesday 4 March 7.30pm

How your Club can Change Lives with RAWCS

Have you been interested in becoming involved in local or overseas Rotary Projects but not sure how to start?
Come and hear how Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) can help you become a volunteer on one of the hundreds of current projects or how to organise your own project.
You will learn:-
  • How to decide on a project
  • How to have the project approved
  • How to raise tax effective funds
  • How to get help to bring the project to fruition
  • How to ensure you are covered by Rotary insurance
We will provide several case studies of successful projects
We will also provide details on how you can use the new Rotary Australia Benevolent Service (RABS) to provide tax deductible funding for specific Club or Community projects

This session will show how you can “Engage Rotary and Change Lives”.

Webinar 2: Wednesday 5 March 7.30pm

Keep your members informed

New legislation means that all Rotary Clubs and all Rotary members and volunteers must comply with Child Protection legislation implemented by the State Government. This legislation is broadly in line with requirements in all other States and Territories.
Club Presidents will need to ensure that members of their club are aware of and where necessary comply with the legislation when conducting Rotary activates involving children and young people.  This process is a new one and replaces the current declarations made by club members and kept on file.

To learn more, join the Webinar.

Webinar 3A: Thursday 6 March 7.30pm

Vocational Service with a Focus on Youth and Young Adults

Over the past few years we have been hearing of a 'skills shortage' and the need to encourage more young adults into a skill or trade.  We also hear of funding cuts to tertiary institutions such as TAFE.  Can Rotary D9685 Vocational Service programs such as Rotary and TAFE Links, Apprentice/Trainee Awards, WorldSkills, National Skills Week, Four-way Speech Competition, and Pride of Workmanship be put to more effective use?

Webinar 3B: Thursday 6 March 7.30pm

Recognition of Youth Awards, and Rotaract

Recognition of Youth Awards (ROYA) aims to recognise and encourage young people in the local community for their effort and involvement in areas beyond normal school and family life. The young people nominated are the community leaders of tomorrow.  For over 30 years, ROYA has recognised the achievements of young people across District 9690 and in 2014, we are aiming to expand the program across District 9685.  Find out more about the program’s concept and how as Rotarians you can become involved in such a rewarding and valuable program for the young people in our District.

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive change in their local communities and around the world. Rotaract provides unique opportunities that assist its members in becoming the business and community leaders of tomorrow.

Here is your opportunity to find out more about Rotaract and how you can involve Rotaractors in your Rotary Club’s service projects and club activities or even consider sponsoring a new club!

Webinar 4: Monday 10 March 7.30pm

Today’s Research is Tomorrow’s Treatment

Discover that Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.  In addition to mental health research, they also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students.

Curiosity Creates Cures when Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.  Join us to discover Australian Rotary Health’s broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians as a multi-district activity undertaken by Rotary Clubs in Australia, approved by the Board of Rotary International. 

Webinar 5: Tuesday 11 March 7.30pm

Engaging Women in Rotary – a pathway to membership growth and diversity

Engaging Women in Rotary forms a part of an overall diversity project to broaden the membership base of Rotary clubs. This webinar will follow-up on the discussions from the D9685 Conference, discussing areas such as mentoring new women members, flexibility in meetings and catering for the needs of women members, the language of Rotary and whether is it user-friendly, initiating teamwork.