District 9510 Conference - Advance Notice

Posted on May 29, 2020
The D9510 Conference Committee wishes to announce that the inaugural D9510 Conference will be held from the afternoon of Friday 16th April 2021 to 12:30pm Sunday, 18th April 2021 in Bendigo.
For full details https://vimeo.com/420651054
The Conference Committee headed up by Rotarian Arthur Manser from the Rotary Club of St Peters is promising to deliver a dynamic line up of interesting speakers and entertainment that we know you will enjoy and provide many opportunities for fellowship.
After 42 years apart, our two Districts are re-joining on 1st July. Fittingly, our theme for the inaugural 9510 Conference is Moving Forward Together.
Registrations will be open in the new Rotary year once our Districts’ ClubRunner databases have been merged into one. Until then we suggest you secure your plans to join us in Bendigo.
To make the Conference a great success we welcome any offers of advertising sponsorship or in kind contributions from your business networks.
Please do not hesitate to contact Conference Chair, Arthur Manser amanser@bigpond.net.au  or myself if you wish to discuss.
The latest conference details will be updated on the new D9510 website and we are hoping by April 2021 our conference will be free of COVID restrictions.
Best Regards,
David Jones
District Governor Elect 9510 (2020-21)
Rotary Club of Mitcham
Mobile: 0427 026 887
District 9510 Conference - Advance Notice Peter Hammond 2020-05-28 14:30:00Z 0

May is Youth Service Month

Posted on Apr 19, 2020
May is Rotary's Youth Service Month! Throughout the month, Rotarians and younger members of the Rotary family, including Rotaractors, Interactors, and RYLA and Rotary Youth Exchange participants, celebrate the service, development, connections, and fun of Rotary's programs for young leaders.
May is Youth Service Month Peter Hammond 2020-04-18 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary Webinair  - Federal Minister of Health

Posted on Apr 11, 2020
Date:  Tuesday, 14th April
Time:  4:30 pm (CST)
Please register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you would like to ask the Minister a question during the Q&A session, you please forward your questions to secretary@rotary9820.org.au prior to the close of business Monday 13th April AEST
 Webinar Speakers
Adrian Froggatt District Governor for Rotary District 9820 2019-2020.
Rotary Club of Berwick
Greg Hunt
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Rotarian, Federal Member for Flinders, Federal Minister for Health
The Federal Minister for Health is responsible for national health and wellbeing and medical research.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP has served as Minister for Health since 2017 and has represented the Electorate of Flinders since 2001.
Rotary Webinair  - Federal Minister of Health Peter Hammond 2020-04-10 14:30:00Z 0

The Impact of COVID-19 on Polio Eradication

Posted on Apr 11, 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic, we understand that attention to polio eradication will be temporarily diverted, and this makes it all the more vital for Rotarians to remain strongly committed to fighting polio and not let our progress be eroded.In the midst of a global pandemic, we understand that attention to polio eradication will be temporarily diverted, and this makes it all the more vital for Rotarians to remain strongly committed to fighting polio and not let our progress be eroded.In the midst of a global pandemic, we understand that attention to polio eradication will be temporarily diverted, and this makes it all the more vital for Rotarians to remain strongly committed to fighting polio and not let our progress be eroded.In the midst of a global pandemic, we understand that attention to polio eradication will be temporarily diverted, and this makes it all the more vital for Rotarians to remain strongly committed to fighting polio and not let our progress be eroded.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Polio Eradication Peter Hammond 2020-04-10 14:30:00Z 0
Rotary Disaster Response Fund Peter Hammond 2020-04-09 14:30:00Z 0
COVID-19:  Identifying the Symptoms  Peter Hammond 2020-03-25 13:30:00Z 0

Rotaract Changes

Posted on Mar 15, 2020
In October 2019, the Rotary International Board of Directors made changes to the Rotary Code of Policies related to Rotaract.  These changes elevate Rotaract by making Rotaractors full partners in service, alongside Rotarians in taking action to improve communities at home and around the world.
Effective from July 1st 2020, Rotaract Clubs will be able to chose the sponsor relationship that best meets their needs.  New Rotaract Clubs can chose to organise with or without a sponsor.  Existing Rotaract Clubs can continue to be sponsored by a Rotary Club, or decide with their sponsor club to end the arrangement.
The Board also removed the upper age limit for membership in Rotaract.  Rotaract Clubs will now be open to all young adults at least 18 years old.
Rotaractors can still have dual membership in both a Rotaract and a Rotary Club.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to continue promoting dual membership by inviting Rotaract members to their Club meetings and events, as well as attending and supporting Rotaract initiatives.  By maintaining a positive relationship between Rotary and Rotaract Clubs, we are creating a stronger Rotary.
Rotaract Changes Peter Hammond 2020-03-14 13:30:00Z 0

Vocation Visit to Electronic Recycling Australia

Posted on Mar 11, 2020
On Tuesday, March 27th 2020 we will be having a vocation visit to Electronic Recycling Australia (ERA) - see the Calendar for more details.  This company is a subsidiary of Minda Inc. and leads the way in responsible electrical and electronic goods recycling.


Vocation Visit to Electronic Recycling Australia Peter Hammond 2020-03-10 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary South Australian Bushfire Relief Appeal

Posted on Feb 27, 2020
Over recent months we have all seen the disastrous bushfires that have erupted across Australia, taking a number of lives as well as destroying hundreds of homes and properties.  In South Australia the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island have been particularly affected. The survivors in many communities are now struggling as they are face the massive task of cleaning up and rebuilding.  These bush fire victims need our support! 
Rotarians in this State have established the South Australian Bushfire Relief Appeal, which is now a recognised and tax-deductible Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Fund.
Donations to the South Australian Bushfire Relief Appeal can be made by clicking on the RED button below
Rotary South Australian Bushfire Relief Appeal Peter Hammond 2020-02-26 13:30:00Z 0
Rotary Quiz Night Peter Hammond 2020-02-26 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Theme for 2020-2021

Posted on Feb 11, 2020
Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is urging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the many communities they serve.
Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Laenburg-Möllen, Germany, revealed the 2020-2021 Rotary theme 'Rotary Opens Opportunities' to incoming District Governors at the Rotary International Assembly on January 21st in Dan Diego, California.
To see the President's-elect launch and more information on the new Rotary theme - click HERE
Rotary Theme for 2020-2021 Peter Hammond 2020-02-10 13:30:00Z 0

Final District 9520 Conference

Are You Coming to the FINAL District 9520 Conference?
Click on the logo to make a booking
Mildura - March 27th - 29th 2020
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The Four Way Test Peter Hammond 2020-02-04 13:30:00Z 0

Club Signage on the new All Terrain Vehicle

Posted on Dec 12, 2019
Following the recent handover of the All Terrain Vehicle to the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club, the Rotary signage has been completed and now prominently displays our Club's sponsorship in this local project.
Club Signage on the new All Terrain Vehicle Peter Hammond 2019-12-11 13:30:00Z 0

Christmas Food Hampers

Posted on Dec 11, 2019
At this busy time of the year, it is all too easy for us to forget about those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.  For some very needy families the exchange of presents is impossible and even providing food can be a struggle.  For a number of years our Club has tried to assist these less well off individuals and families.  This year we are donating 20 large, family food hampers, which will be distributed through the Food Bank organisation.  Hopefully this will bring some Christmas cheer to some of those in need.
Christmas Food Hampers Peter Hammond 2019-12-10 13:30:00Z 0

Handover of an All Terrain Vehicle

Posted on Dec 08, 2019
After dedicated fundraising and a District Grant, our Rotary Club was recently able to assist in the purchase of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club.  This robust and purpose-built little vehicle will improve the mobility of the Life Savers and so add to the safety of our beautiful and popular local beach.  The ATV was handed over to the Surf Life Saving Club at the start of the busy summer season.  Our Club is very proud to be involved in this important local community project.
Handover of an All Terrain Vehicle Peter Hammond 2019-12-07 13:30:00Z 0

Brighton Secondary School - Christmas Concert

Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Date:  Friday, December 6th 2019
Venue:  Brighton Secondary School Concert Hall
Time:  Concert starts at 9:15 am with Morning Tea at 10: am
Details:  Music features the Year 8 Band, Strings and Soloists, as well as some carol singing 
Brighton Secondary School - Christmas Concert Peter Hammond 2019-11-25 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention

Posted on Nov 11, 2019
The Rotary International Convention is something all members should experience.  This year's convention in Honolulu from June 6th - 10th 2020 promises you the chance to make connections, find inspiration and experience fun in paradise.
Whether you're looking for a new Rotary adventure, innovative ideas from our global speakers, or just time to connect with old - and new - friends, our convention offers something for everyone.  Experience the unique Hawaiian culture at the host committee's Hawaiian concert, let engaging presentations inspire you to create change in your community and explore fresh opportunities for making a positive difference in the House of Friendship.
Register today and use our promotional materials to encourage people of action to attend.
Rotary International Convention Peter Hammond 2019-11-10 13:30:00Z 0

Club Awards at Stars of Minda

Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Club President Kevin Tumes and Lyn together with Rob and Marianne Harding recently attended the gala 2019 'Stars of Minda' event, held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.  This impressive function showcases the amazing contribution and commitment of the Minda Team in their work across Minda's 16 diverse enterprises.  On behalf of our Club, President Kevin presented 12 Pride of Workmanship Awards to the very worthy recipients.  Our Club is proud of our long-term support of this inspiring local organisation.
Club Awards at Stars of Minda Peter Hammond 2019-10-16 13:30:00Z 0
Divali Festival Peter Hammond 2019-10-16 13:30:00Z 0

Donations in Kind Working Bee

Posted on Oct 05, 2019
The Rotary Australia Worldwide Community Service Central Region is organising a working bee
and BBQ at the Donations in Kind (DIK) Edinburgh facility.
Timings:  Saturday, October 18th 2019 from 9:30 am - the BBQ will commence at midday.
Details:  The working bee will provide very constructive assistance to DIK, a dynamic
Rotary project that provides collection, storage and transport of locally donated goods and equipment
 to valuable projects in developing countries.  The working bee provides an opportunity for fun and fellowship,
while providing hands-on support for International service.
RSVP:   David Hunter (RAWCS Committee) - Email david@rdcomp.com.au
Map:  Click 'Read More'
Donations in Kind Working Bee Peter Hammond 2019-10-04 14:30:00Z 0

Club Support for Rotary Youth Programs

Posted on Oct 04, 2019
Rotary offers an excellent and diverse Youth program, catering for a variety of interests and age groups.  
Recently, our Club proudly sponsored several talented young people to attend one of these events.  
Hannah Frisby-Smith (seen left with her father and PDG Kim Harvey) attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA),
while Emma Farquhar completed the recent Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge on the tall ship 'One & All.'  
We congratulate both Emma and Hannah for their participation and look forward to hearing more about their experiences, when they talk to the Club shortly.
Club Support for Rotary Youth Programs Peter Hammond 2019-10-03 14:30:00Z 0

District Governor's Official Club Visit

Posted on Sep 23, 2019
Our District Governor Tim Klar will be making his Official Visit to the Club on Tuesday, November 5th 2019.  Tim will be accompanied by his wife Bronwyn.  
During his visit, the District Governor will be addressing the Club, as well as meeting separately with the President and the Board.  Nomal meeting items will be kept to a minimum, to provide more time for Tim's address.  This is an important Club Event and warrants a good attendance.  
District Governor's Official Club Visit Peter Hammond 2019-09-22 14:30:00Z 0

Langmeil Wine Bottling

Posted on Sep 21, 2019
Our Club Wine Bottling Event will take place at Langmeil Winery (Cnr. Langmeil and Para Roads, Tanunda) on Saturday,  October 26th 2019.  We will be labelling a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Shiraz, both from the 2018 vintage.  These wines will be available to Club members at $150 per dozen. Mixed dozens and half dozens can also be ordered.  
This is a very enjoyable social event - the labelling and packaging will be followed by a self-catered BBQ lunch in the Winery's attractive gardens.  Family and friends are very welcome.
The wine bottling is a major Club fundraiser and all members are encouraged to place their orders NOW, through either Peter Ochota or Brenton Aird.
Langmeil Wine Bottling Peter Hammond 2019-09-20 14:30:00Z 0

Brighton Pump Track Update

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
Our Club was closely involved with the creation of the Brighton Pump Track, which is an ongoing local signature project for our Club.  Recently, in cooperation with City of Holdfast Bay Staff, Club members took part in a significant on-site planting effort, which enhances the natural bush setting of the Brighton Pump Track. 
Brighton Pump Track Update Peter Hammond 2019-09-18 14:30:00Z 0

City to Bay BBQ

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
Our Club recently provided a cooked breakfast for Team UniSA at the City to Bay Fun run. It was a busy day and we congratulate all those who took part.
City to Bay BBQ Peter Hammond 2019-09-18 14:30:00Z 0

Clean Up at the Shed

Posted on Sep 14, 2019
A happy group of members recently completed a very useful working bee at our storage shed at Brighton.  As well as cleaning up inside, we also cleaned gutters and removed graffiti outside and still had time to catch up with a chat over morning tea!
Clean Up at the Shed Peter Hammond 2019-09-13 14:30:00Z 0


Posted on Mar 19, 2019
On Tuesday 19th March, our Guest Speaker was Club Member Rajni Lalsinghani, who gave a very interesting talk on a book she has recently written and published titled “Survivor”.  Rajni is seen here with Club President Bill Rawlins.  
Rajni has been a member of our club for some 18 years and is an IT consultant working in many parts of the world. She is a passionate follower of the cinema, with a particular interest in Bollywood movies. Hence her interest in one of Bollywood’s great actors, Amitabh Bachchan......
Survivor Don Overall 2019-03-18 13:30:00Z 0

Meeting - Youth Representatives

Posted on Feb 19, 2019
On 19th February, we welcomed two young people who our Club has supported and sponsored in Rotary Youth programs.  Alexandra James and Malak Mansour are seen here with Youth Services Director Max Dalrymple and Club President Bill Rawlins.......
Meeting - Youth Representatives Peter Hammond 2019-02-18 13:30:00Z 0

Guest Speakers Joe & Rita Meuris

Posted on Feb 05, 2019
On 5th February, our Guest Speakers were Joe and Rita Meuris from the Rotary Club of Flagstaff Hill.  Joe and Rita spoke to us on their long term project with the Koroipita Village in Fiji.  Joe is currently Chairman of Project Volunteers, an important component of the Rotary Australia World Community Service.....
Guest Speakers Joe & Rita Meuris Don Overall 2019-02-04 13:30:00Z 0

Young Citizen of the Year Award 2019

Posted on Jan 26, 2019
Recently we sponsored Zel Whiting for the City of Holdfast Bay Young Citizen of the Year Award for 2019. To our delight, Zel received that award at the Holdfast Bay Australia Day ceremony held on the lawns near Glenelg Jetty on Saturday 26th January. 
Members will remember Zel when he spoke at a club meeting in June last year after we assisted he and his mother to travel to Darwin...
Young Citizen of the Year Award 2019 Don Overall 2019-01-25 13:30:00Z 0

Welcome to New Member Marusha Mulik

Posted on Jan 22, 2019
On 22nd January we were delighted to induct a new member into our Club.
Marusha Mulik was introduced by Kerry Sutton and has been attending meetings as a visitor for some time.  Kerry and Marusha are seen above with Club President Bill Rawlins.
Welcome Marusha - we are very pleased that you have joined us!
Welcome to New Member Marusha Mulik Don Overall 2019-01-21 13:30:00Z 0

Welcome New Member John Diercks

Posted on Dec 04, 2018
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed a new member, John Diercks, into the Club.  John is seen hereafter his induction with Club President Bill Rawlins and Frank White. John was introduced to the Club by Frank White.  
John served in the Navy for many years as a sub-mariner, before working for the Department of Defense in Canberra.  John is now retired and is looking forward to contributing to the Club's activities, serving the community and travelling. 
Welcome New Member John Diercks Brenley Milsom 2018-12-03 13:30:00Z 0

Christmas Travel Raffle Draw


Our annual Christmas Travel Raflle was drawn this morning by our very own Justice of the Peace, Rotarian and Past President Peter Hammond. A big thank you to all members involved, especially raffle directior Wayne Leaves and our treasurer Brenton Aird. And the winners were;
1st Prize, Sunraysia Resort, ticket number 7857 Mai Hoon Cheon
2nd Prize, Samsonite Luggage Set, ticket number 9831 Kath Burr
3rd Prize, Lims Chinese Restaurant, ticket number 9886 Alice Nikitaris
4th Prize, Big River Golf & Country Club, ticket number 7849 Elysia Ryan
5th Prize, Pt Lincoln Hotel, ticket number 5782 M. Vanderwyst
6th Prize, Commodore Motel, Mt Gambier, ticket number 3923 Julie Harding
7th Prize, Clare Hotel, ticket number 6255 Carmel Langley


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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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