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May 16 2019

DISTRICT CHANGEOVER - 6 JULY 2019
 
 
ROTARY CITATION
Earning the Rotary Citation is an honor that RI President Barry Rassin hopes clubs strive to achieve. To earn the citation, please complete all activities and report your accomplishments to Rotary by 30 June.

Where should I enter my club’s accomplishments? 
The
2018-19 Rotary Citation Achievement Guide explains how and where to report each citation goal. If a club member who isn’t an officer wants to record citation progress in Rotary Club Central, you can learn to delegate your level of access temporarily to allow the member to do so.
 
This year’s district governors will receive certificates by email in September to distribute to Rotary clubs that have earned the citation.
 
 
TRIVIA NIGHT
 
 
SHELTERBOX
 
ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster relief, a position we’ve held proudly for the last six years.  This partnership has enabled Rotary, through ShelterBox, to be first responders assisting those deprived of their homes by natural and man-made disasters.  In 2018, we were honoured to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our humanitarian work; all Rotarians share in this honour with us.
 
Many of your Clubs will have already supported us during this financial year; to you, our heartfelt thanks for your continuing support.
 
To those who have not yet your final decisions on donations this year, I ask you to consider ShelterBox as one of your beneficiaries.  Your support can make a world of difference.
 
In 2018, with your assistance, we were able to deliver disaster relief and other humanitarian aid to 17 countries:  Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands, Chad, Cameroon, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Niger, Philippines, Syria, Somalia and Vanuatu. We have been able to provide relief following cyclones (4), earthquakes (2), floods (2), drought, volcanic activity and conflict (8).  We often work with partner agencies to ensure our aid reaches those most in need.  Your support enabled us to assist 30,000 families with emergency shelter, and another 12,000 families with essential household items … a total of over 210,000 people.
 
I have attached a copy of our international work in March this year as an example of how your funds can benefit those most in need.
 
Please convey our heartfelt thanks to all your Rotarians and friends.  We look forward to continuing this wonderful partnership.
Sincerely
 
Rowley
 
Rowley Tompsett
Chair
ShelterBox Australia
DRESS FOR SUCCESS

WOMEN IN NEED, NEED OUR HELP

HELP EMPOWER A WOMAN TO GET BACK ON HER FEET!

DONATE CLOTHES TO "DRESS FOR SUCCESS"

The #Rotary Club of Beecroft are once again collecting good interview-appropriate clothing for Dress for Success, Sydney. They are a registered charity that improves the employability of women in need in NSW by providing services free of charge including professional clothing.

So, if you are doing your summer – winter wardrobe swap-over, please consider whether you have anything that could form part of an interview outfit for a long-term unemployed woman. This also includes shoes, handbags and accessories.

We will be collecting from 9th May until 30th June 2019. This year we have drop off addresses at Beecroft, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Berowra, Cherrybrook, East Ryde, North Parramatta, Wahroonga, West Pennant Hills, Normanhurst, West Pymble and North Rocks, so please message or call us and we will provide you with the closest drop off address.

YOUR GENTLY USED CLOTHING GIVES A WOMAN A NEW START……TAKING WOMEN FROM WELFARE TO WORK!

For more information on this charity
 Https://sydney.dressforsuccess.org

POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
 
 
 
ONE VOICE PROJECT

 

A Rotaractor from District 9710 (Seb Cox) who has spent a lot of time in Tanzania over the past few years and working with and setting up Interact and EarlyAct in that country has been assisting with a project titled One Voice – He has asked me to share this with the Rotarians in Australia.  Could I ask that you pas it on to your current DG’s to make reference in their newsletters if possible.

 

One Voice is a music project for the Earlyact and Interact clubs of Tanzania. Earlyact and Interact are youth programs of Rotary, where schools aged students focus on serving their community.

Tanzania is a growing force in the Rotary world. Many Rotary clubs are taking the lead to sponsor Earlyact and Interact clubs. In 2019 the Country Interact Team wanted to create a project to unite the Earlyactors and Interactors together and the One Voice Project was formed. The Earlyactors and Interactors recorded a song discussing how Earlyactors and Interactors rise up to create peaceful and loving societies.

To support the Earlyactors and Interactors in creating the song the One Voice Team was created consisting of Seb Cox, a Past Country Chair of Earlyact and Interact in Tanzania with three musicians who have a wealth of experience of writing and recording music in Tanzania; Hilda Green, Aziz Ngassa and Daz Naledge.

The song was recorded and filmed over 9 location in both Tanzania and Australia, with four Earlyact and six Interact clubs involved. All coming together to see, hear and feel the power of music!

The song and video was launched in April at the Rotary District 9211 94th District Conference and Assembly at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam in front of over 1000 Rotarians from Tanzania, Uganda and around the world.

 

A link and web page for the song is here http://www.hildagreen.com/one-voice-project/

 

 

In Memoriam
* Don Kerry - Blackheath
* Lance Kirkwood - St Ives
* Malcolm Nicklin - North Sydney
* Bobby Adcock - Beecroft
 
Please email editorial@rotarydistrict9685.org.au 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.
 
RLI 51.2
District Office
May 18, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
RYLA Facilitator Interviews
District Office
May 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
RLI 52.1
Penrith
Jun 01, 2019 8:00 AM –
Jun 02, 2019 5:00 PM
 
RLI 52.2
Penrith
Jun 02, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
PDGs Meeting
District Office
Jun 09, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
2018/19 District Team Meeting
District Office
Jun 15, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
2019 District Changeover
Hornsby RSL
Jul 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
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