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Rotary Round Up
December 15th 2022
ROTARY'S VISION
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create
lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Merry Christmas
DISTRICT 9685 AND BEYOND NEWS
 
1. District Conference 17th to 19th March 2023
Reminder: Early Bird fees end on 31.12.22. It is going to be a great Conference so REGISTER NOW.
 
More on the Wine Tours at Antonios' Wines.
If you would like to do one of the 2 wine tours (one on Friday 17th, and one on Sunday 19th, please book with Antonio's wines. Quote that you are attending the Rotary Conference to get the special price of $10 per person for the tour and tasting.
Antonio's Wines Tours
Friday pm and Sunday pm
Normally $25 pp. 
Rotary Price $10 (no redemption from cellar door purchases)
Maximum 25 people per tour
1 hour duration with expert guide and sampling of at least 4 wines
 
Buses from the Accommodation
Conference 2023 Bus From Motels to Venue -  for the Saturday Sessions and the Saturday Conference Dinner
Buses have been organised for pick-ups at the Motels in Cowra to take attendees to the Conference venue. You will need to book a seat on these buses and pay for the $10 return tickets. The details are on the event links below. There are two links - one for the Saturday sessions, one for the Conference Dinner.
 
For the Conference Dinner, two buses have been organised for attendees so that they can be transported from all of the Motels in Cowra beyond walking distance from the venue, and return at the end of the Conference Dinner. 
The cost is $10 per person RETURN
Pick Up time between 4.30 to 5.00 pm for 5.30 pm arrival
Return times from 9.30 pm (early bus) and 11.00 pm (late bus)
 
Saturday sessions - Click HERE
Conference Dinner - Click HERE
 
 
2.  Flood Relief Actions in District 9705
(This is the District from Bomaderry to Pambula and out to Griffith and surrounds)
AG Paul Rogers has supplied some information from the District which has been receiving much of the goods and funding to alleviate the ongoing effects of the recent floods. The information has been included  to allow you and all members a deeper understanding of the level of the seriousness of the disaster and the role of Rotary in engaging in the various aspects of practical relief, both given, and planned for the future.
 
To read a summary of the plan of the efforts within the District 9705, click HERE
To read the report, please click HERE.
 
3. D9685 District Governor 2025-2026 Applications - REMINDER
OFFICIAL APPLICATIONS OPEN January Tuesday 31st 2023
All Rotarians who have served a full term as President of a Rotary club are encouraged to apply for this exciting and worthwhile role.
Is this you? Someone in your club? Someone you know?
Rotary is an ever-changing world of service and excitement and looks to leaders with the same innovative mindset.
To assist in any decision, an Information Pack is available, and you are invited to attend an Interest and Information Meeting to be held at the offices of Rotary Down Under, 25/1 Maitland Place on Sunday 19th February 2023 from 10am.
  • If you wish to receive an information pack or just want to know more about the role, and also to register for the Information Meeting on the 19th Feb. PLEASE contact PDG Dave Clark
  • Nominations close 12 midnight Friday the 31st March 2023
  • Formal Applications are to be sent to the Chair PDG David Clark and must be received by Friday 31st March 2023.
  • Interviews will be held on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
To RSVP for the Interest Meeting, or to request further details, please contact:
Chair of the Nominating Committee, PDG David Clark, 0414 364 812
davd.clark.1606@gmail.com    (Please note there is no (i) in davd in the email address)

4. Registration for Summer RYPEN is now open for Registration of Students -REMINDER

For more information, go to www.rypen.com.au
Please follow the Website details to for Club Registration  detail proposed Sponsoring Student and then each student’s Parent will need to Complete the Student Registration which links to  NSW Sport Registration.
After completing the Rotary Club Registration our committee will invoice each Rotary Club  $400 per Student payable to District 9685 Summer RYPEN Account details will be on the Invoice.
 
Greg Keighran, Rotary Club of Beecroft 
Rotary District 9685 Summer RYPEN Chairman
 
5. 15th WASH Summit
WASH-RAG is excited to be presenting the 15th WASH Summit! Register Now! December 31st is the last day before the price goes up. (Members, remember to sign-in to get the discount!)
The theme, "It all starts with water" underlines the critical importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene to community health, economic growth, food security, and the alleviation of poverty. Join us in Melbourne!
Keynote speaker is Mark Balla, the Toilet Warrior.
THE CLUB BUZZ
"The Club Buzz" is where you will find some exciting and relevant programs or events happening in our Clubs and in District 9685.
To view the Club Buzz Design Guidelines for Clubs to provide information for Club Buzz, click HERE.   
To view this week's Club Buzz 15.12.22, click HERE. It contains the following news and events for Clubs in District 9685.
 
Rotary Club of Pennant Hills - A Little Ray of Giving
Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise - Cook Book Launch
Rotary Clubs of Central Coast - March Against Family Violence
Rotary Club of Springwood - Flood Donations
Rotary Club of Woy Woy - Christmas Tree Sales
Photo Board - A few Christmas Pictures
 
 
ROTARY MATTERS
 
Rotary Matters
 
Triple H 100.1 FM
 
On air Friday 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
 
 
Radio is a powerful way to spread your Club stories. If your Club has a project, local or overseas, which would interest the wider general public, discuss it with Rotary Matters presenter Ian Stuart who will be glad to help spread the word. Ian.stuart@optusnet.com.au 0416 138 860
  • Books Galore At Barker!
  • Technology Uniting Nurses And Midwives
For these latest podcasts, see "Read More"
Read more...
THE CLUB HIKING STICK CHALLENGE
The Club Hiking Stick Challenge - Raising funds for Australian Rotary Health
 
 DG Mina’s partner Larry is throwing out a challenge to all clubs. He wants you to:
  •  Design a hiking stick and bring it along to the Cowra Conference, 17-19 March 2023. 
  • The sticks can be decorated using any design or method limited only by your imagination.
  • The attendees will be asked to vote for their favourite stick by putting in a minimum of a dollar donation per vote.
  • The stick that raises the most money will win a PHF for their club to award to an outstanding member of their community.
  • All entries must be available for sale to attendees.
  • The club whose stick sells for the most money will also be eligible for a prize.
  • All proceeds will be donated to Australian Rotary Health.
Restrictions:
One entry per club.
 
So get cracking and see what you can come up with!

 
DISTRICT 9685 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023
A heads up about the Rotary District 9685 Conference 2023
Click HERE or on the poster below to go to the Conference website
Click HERE for the costs of Conference registration packages 
 
or use the QR code below
 
RI CONVENTION 2023
RI CONVENTION NEWS - NOVEMBER
Click HERE
 
Dates are 27-31 May 2023.
 
An International Convention on our doorstep - this doesn’t happen very often.
Join the anticipated 25,000 Rotarians attending and experience the internationality of Rotary.
There are over 8,000 registrations to date with 100+ so far from our District.
Everything you need to know is here:  https://convention.rotary.org/en
Reduced (early bird) registration fees are in place until 15 December 2022. There is still plenty of accommodation available and some great rates so lock them in now.
Plenary sessions are held at Rod Laver Arena. Breakout sessions and House of Friendship will be at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) or Rod Laver Arena unless otherwise indicated.
There is much to do in Melbourne in addition to the convention. You will see updates in RDU magazine for supporting events like the ‘Night at the Museum’ and the ‘Melbourne Cup day’. Keep reading.
And there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer also. Visit the host organising committee website https://rotarymelbourne2023.org/ for more details on volunteering and the Convention.
 
Register before 15 December to save.
 
“I’m going to Melbourne.  Are you?”
 
PDG Peter Ward
THE DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment month | Rotary Club of  Caloundra
 
Disease prevention and treatment is one of the Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus.  And for good reason.  The health and vitality of a person, a family and a community can be seriously impaired by what in many cases is a preventable disease.  Disease prevention is really a keystone to progress in other areas as well because of the interplay with other areas of focus like Water and Sanitation and Maternal & Child Health. 
 
 
Read more...
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
 
In the spirit of reconciliation, Rotary District 9685 acknowledges
the Traditional Custodians of country throughout our district,
and their connections to land, sea and community. 
We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and
extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
 
 
Australia Printables for Primary School - SparkleBox
 
 
District 9685 Governor
2022-2023
Mina Howard
 
                               
Please email 
to let us know of any bereavements you would like published.  
You may also inform your Assistant Governor, the District Secretary, or the Governor.  Remember to also update your club's member database on the District website.
THE MONTHLY THEME FOR DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH
 
 
THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE COURSE 73
24th to 26th FEBRUARY 2023
by Zoom
 
The next opportunity is RLI 73 which will be held on-line.
 
To view the RLI brochure, click HERE
 
There is still time to register for the RLI 73 Learning Opportunity.  Past RLI courses concluded with great success and rave reviews. Don't miss out .
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ROTARY IN REVIEW
9th DECEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Gift of Life demonstrates power of Rotary
  • 7 reasons to attend the RI Convention in Melbourne
To read, click HERE
 
END POLIO NOW
DECEMBER 2022
       
      Great articles such as:
  • World Polio Day and Beyond event brings together health experts to share updates, exchange ideas.
  • Modified vaccine brings new hope to the fight against polio
     To read, click HERE
 
GLOBAL ERADICATION INITIATIVE (W.H.O.)
DECEMBER 2022
 
     Great articles such as:
  • Pakistan’s mission to eradicate polio
  • A polio survivor’s message to the world
     To read, click HERE
 
ROMAC NEWS
DECEMBER 2022
     
     Great articles such as:
  • Message from the Chair
  • Updates on patients ROMAC has helped
      To read, click HERE
 
MEMBERSHIP MINUTE
 NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Learn how to address your club’s challenges
  • Develop your storytelling skills
To read, click HERE
 
LEARNING IN ACTION
NOVEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • How does your club create lasting change?
  • What are our WASH WARRIORS doing?
      To read, click HERE
 
WASHRAG NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Making a Difference on World Toilet Day!
  • What are our WASH WARRIORS doing?
      To read, click HERE
RAWCS ROVER
NOVEMBER 2022
     
     Great articles such as:
  • Education Focus
  • Tackling Extreme Poverty - A Rotary Mission to Bacolod City, Philippines
      To read, click HERE
 
 
ROTARY ON THE MOVE
NOVEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Does your club need a rebuild or rebirth? … consider a satellite club
  • A win - win - working in the community to raise funds to put back into the community
To read, click HERE
 
YOUNG LEADERS IN ACTION
NOVEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Happy 60th Birthday, Interact!
  • Celebrate World Children’s Day
To read, click HERE
 
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
NOVEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Resources Roundup
  • Should you go to the next Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention?
To read, click HERE
 
ROTARY LEADER
NOVEMBER 2022
 
Great articles such as:
  • Ways to celebrate Rotary Foundation Month
  • Increasing our impact
To read, click HERE
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR
YOUR DIARY
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2023
Knox Grammar School
Jan 15, 2023 9:00 AM –
Jan 21, 2023 2:00 PM
 
GTrain Meeting
On-Line by Zoom
Jan 28, 2023
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
COTA Meeting
On-Line by Zoom
Jan 28, 2023
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute #73
Feb 24, 2023 5:00 PM –
Feb 26, 2023 4:00 PM
 
District 9685 Annual Conference
Cowra Showground Pavilion
Mar 17, 2023 – Mar 19, 2023
 
District 9685 Conference 2023
Mar 17, 2023 6:00 PM –
Mar 19, 2023 5:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute #74
Apr 28, 2023 5:00 PM –
Apr 30, 2023 4:00 PM
 
Winter RYPEN
Blue Gum Lodge, Springwood
Jun 16, 2023 – Jun 18, 2023
 
View entire list
 
The 2022 version of the Manual of Procedures has been released. Click on the image below to view/download a copy of this very informative and valuable document (login to My Rotary may be required).
 
KENNARDS STORAGE
Contact Details
6-8 Phyllis Avenue
Thornleigh NSW 2120
Phone    +61 2 9481 9400
Email      thornleigh@kss.com.au
Website   www.kss.com.au
 
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