March 16 2017

Canberra dinner on May 1 to showcase Australia’s Peace Centre
The Rotary Peace Centres Program is one of Rotary’s star performers. Australia is privileged to host one of the six global centres, based at University of Queensland. Each year a class of around 10 outstanding Fellows study for their Masters in Peace and Conflict Resolution, but there are few opportunities for them to meet the wider Rotary community. Past RI Director John Lawrence has taken advantage of Class 14’s visit to Canberra to convene a dinner on May 1st, with the help of Canberra area Rotary Clubs, to which all Rotarians are invited. It is a chance to meet and hear from these wonderful Rotary ambassadors. Honoured guests include RIPE Ian Riseley, senior politicians and members of the diplomatic community. Venue for the dinner is the Commonwealth Club in Yarralumla, with a limit of 200 attendees.
For bookings and click on the link to book.
Date: May 1st
Location: Commonwealth Club, Yarralumla
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Cost: $70 per person with a cash bar.

An invitation is extended to fellow Rotarians to join Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club in the welcome of our guest speaker, Rotary International Director, Noel Trevaskis, who will be joining us on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017.


Lower Blue meets at the Leonay Golf Club, 1 Leonay Parade, Leonay (exit M4 at Russell Street ) at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.   Dinner costs are $23.  Payments at welcome desk or via Club cheques please.


Kindly RSVP to Pamela Noal via:  0447778870  or  E:  noting any special dietary requirements.   

With Rotary and government support Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Meals on Wheels Service at Turramurra will become the proud owners of a new delivery van on Saturday 4 March. The new van will be used to move meals from the Meals on Wheels kitchen at Gilroy Lane Turramurra to the Hornsby distribution and storage centre. It will also be used to transport readymade meals to other Meals on Wheels Services in Sydney.
A combined fundraising effort led by Roseville Chase Rotary Club, Federal and State governments, Ku-ring-gai Council, local Rotary clubs from Beecroft, Carlingford, Hornsby District, Ku-ring-gai, Lindfield, St. Ives, Turramurra, Wahroonga, West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook and The Rotary Foundation has resulted in the new van being fully optioned to go out on the road with a built-in refrigeration unit for transporting meals.
Hon. Paul Fletcher, Federal member for Bradfield and Minister for Urban Infrastructure said the project ticked all boxes in the Governments grants scheme of volunteer groups helping local charities. 
Mayor Anderson said the Meals on Wheels kitchen benefitted from an upgrade carried out with Council assistance last year and had a fully qualified chef supervising menu options.
Roseville Chase Rotary Club President, Peter Lewis said "Meals on Wheels was a ‘pillar of our community’ and the service was in a growth period. Through the Rotary Clubs' fund raising of $52,000 we are able to contribute to the local community’s needs. We have developed strategic partnerships that allow us to work with like- minded organisations and achieve an even greater impact ".

There was a great response to the Raffle of two bottles of Muster Wine and four acrylic goblets at the District conference. The winner was Margaret Neal from the Rotary Club of Kincumber.


The total amount raised for ARH was $222 which represents around 50c per person who attended the conference.

Australian Rotary Health District Chair, Dudley Mercer said “Everyone who was asked bought a/some ticket(s) so, Thanks to everyone.”  


ARH continues to be a  large investor in Mental Health Research Scholarships, second only to the Federal Government.

The research is “By Australians – In Australia - then made available  the World.”


A large number of research results and developed programs are in use overseas particularly the “Mental Health First Aid”  program flagged by then President Obama as a very worthwhile program.


District 9685 is a very generous donor to ARH, something the committee is keen to maintain. Please keep ARH in mind when distributing funds or perhaps hold a special ARH event – this year’s Hat Day is titled “Lift the Lid” on mental health – look out for more information here later on.


Watch this space for more details of the D9685 contingent in the Muster for Mental Health later on in the year too.

COTA Meeting
District Office
Mar 17, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RLI Course 39.3
District Office
Mar 18, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
RLI Course 37.3
District Office
Mar 19, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bobbin Head Classic
Mar 26, 2017
2017/18 President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Apr 01, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
DG 2019-2020 Nominating Committee
District Office
Apr 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
2016/17 District Team Go2 Meeting
Apr 03, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Foundation Committee
District Office
Apr 06, 2017
Zone Presidents Meeting
Apr 07, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2017/18 District Assembly
The King's School
Apr 23, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
New Member Orientation
District Office
Apr 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Working with Children Workshop
District Office
Apr 29, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
MUNA Planning Meeting
District Office
May 06, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
District Foundation Committee
District Office
May 11, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
COTA Meeting
District Office
May 12, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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