December 20 2018


Here is our new Rotary Foundation newsletter.  I hope you find it interesting and informative.  I wish you the best for the festive season and hope you have a good break and an enjoyable time with family and friends.  As always, I thank Jim Wells for his publication of the newsletter.


Kind regards


David Rands



  Rotarians and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to mark the life and times of Paul Henningham.
  Saturday 12 January 2019
  Hornseywood Room
  Penrith RSL
  A series of tributes by various speakers is planned, so please mark it In your diaries.





Rotary Matters is a weekly one hour community radio program on Triple H 100.1 FM. The purpose is to reach and engage interest from non Rotarians into the many causes, projects and people who make up Rotary. Subjects covered in recent months include Shelterbox, ROMAC, RAM, RYPEN, RYDA, Interplast, Pride of Workmanship Awards, National Youth Science Forum, Model United Nations Assembly, End Polio Now, Dementia Awareness, overseas aid and community building projects in Philippines,  Nepal and India. Each program includes a What’s On of district activities hosted by Rotary which are accessible to the wider non Rotary public.
Clubs are invited to propose ideas for exposure on Rotary Matters. Suggestions include interviews with:
  • Someone recently returned from an overseas aid project.
  • A Pride of Workmanship Award winner
  • A beneficiary of a Rotary fundraising project (eg Lifeline which is a beneficiary of the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic)
  • A returned youth exchange student
  • Host of a regular Rotary fundraising activity
  • A prominent club member with an interesting life story
Clubs are also invited to include Rotary Matters on the distribution list for their regular newsletters, to provide content for the weekly What’s On segment. Triple H 100.1 FM covers Hornsby and Kuring gai but can also  be picked up  outside this area. Rotary Matters is keen to profile activities throughout the 9685 District.
Contact Ian Stuart, Presenter, Rotary Matters, 0416 138 860,
We all know that large Global Grants from the Foundation make it possible to undertake high impact international projects – but did you know they can be used for local projects too?
A good example is the Hills Kellyville Club in north-west Sydney.  They were able to invest US$10,400 of their own funds and deliver US$116,557 in advanced imaging facilities that their local children’s hospital needed to treat kids with serious sight impairment.
And there’s the Waikerie Club in South Australia.  With a club investment of US$15,152, they’ve had grants approved that will enable them to provide a desperately needed US$152,945 dialysis unit in a remote indigenous community in the north-west of the state.
If your club has a vision to create a major project that will have a significant impact on people’s lives, consider Rotary Foundation grants – for international and local projects.
Foundation funding would not be possible without the wonderful generosity of Rotarians and clubs!
In Memoriam
  • Jim Bradshaw - Upper Northern Beaches
  • Julie Madgwick - Central Blue Mountains
  • PDG Paul Henningham - Lower Blue Mountains
  • Frank Featherstone - Dee Why Warringah
  • Trevor Lowes - Turramurra
  • Heinz Kiss - Frenchs Forest
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.
Rotary Foundation Committee Meeting
District Office
Jan 24, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COTA Meeting
District Office
Jan 25, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
G Train Meeting
District Office
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2018/19 District Team Meeting
District Office
Feb 16, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presidents' Group Meetings
Feb 22, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RLI 50.1
District Office
Mar 02, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RLI 50.2
District Office
Mar 03, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Foundation Committee Meeting
District Office
Mar 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COTA Meeting
District Office
Mar 15, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2019/20 President Elect (PETS) Training
Mar 16, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
District 9685 Conference
Mar 29, 2019 7:00 PM –
Mar 31, 2019 1:00 PM
PDGs Meeting
District Office
Apr 06, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2018/19 District Team Meeting
District Office
Apr 13, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2019/20 District Assembly
The King's School
Apr 14, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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