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February 2021 Newsletter - District 9570


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What a month it has been for Rotary to Open Opportunities!

by Adele Hughes

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Nearly half way there!

by Wade Hughes

We have been able for acquire more Centurion Towers, so if your Club needs more, please let me know.

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And we're off and running - well, walking, riding, driving, flying, boating ..........

by Carol Gorton

Check out the latest posts on the Baton Relay Rotary District 9570 Facebook group

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District Calendar

by Rod Kamholtz

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Dealing With Conflict

by Excerpts taken from Rowan McClean, District 9800 Chair Club Service

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Australian researchers need your help to carry on their important work

by Australian Rotary Health

It has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic that looking after our health – particularly our mental health – is more important than ever. With social distancing rules in place, many of our supporters across Australia who would normally raise thousands of dollars towards mental health research, have been forced to postpone and cancel their fundraising events.

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Proposed District Disaster Relief Fund District 9560

by DGE Martti Kankkunen

Every year, small and medium-sized disasters occur in our District, examples such as floods, droughts, cyclones and fire events are all too familiar to us. Response is often varied and uncoordinated and Rotary often needs to seek money from communities and clubs.

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Please check out the above training dates

by Adele Hughes

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New Year, New Policies: Rotarians, Share Your Lore!


This month, Rotary's leaders finalized the policy that will make an array of environmental projects eligible for Global Grants for the first time. Public policy is changing too.

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The WASH Rotary Action Group (formerly WASRAG) is offering $2000 to every WASH Global Grant that is reviewed by our Professional Resources Team!

by Ron Denham & Brian Hall

This review speeds up the grant approval process at The Rotary Foundation and gets help to those in need that much faster.

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Discovery Coast YEP student Gemma Nicol is home!

by Gemma Nicol

A world of new experiences, travel and self-discovery, for this is the year I partook in the Rotary Youth Exchange program, the year that I lived in Finland.

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2019 RAIC students in the forecourt of Parliament House, Canberre

Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Update

by David Manttan

Rotary Adventures in Citizenship (RAIC) has been and continues to be impacted by COVID 19 Restrictions in 2020 and 2021.

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by District Treasurer - Chris Bekkeli

January 2021 Club Invoice

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What I Get From Rotary & Our Fight Against Polio & Covid

by RIPN Jennifer Jones

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Happy Snapping everyone!

by Cheryl Royal-Scott

Please send me your best photos -

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by Adele Hughes

Mackay West back to work at Samaritan House

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trophy was donated by Nea Steward Dore of the Yeppoon Rotary

Give someone a hand up to Literacy

by Gail Sellers, Literacy Chair

Literacy Chair, Gail Sellers is asking each Rotary Club to consider a small Literacy Project for their community.

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by Adele Hughes

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Australia Day celebrated by Rotary with help from the National Australia Day Council (NADC)

by Robert Gibb

The NADC provided grants to Rotary and other non-profit organisations to run COVID-safe community events across the nation to encourage community celebration after a very tough 2021. For Rotary, this was a golden opportunity to promote our support for communities and of course, R100. Our sincere thanks to the NADC.

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RDU 2021 Monthly Themes

by Meagan Martin, Editor RDU

'People of Action'

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As part of the R100 celebrations ‘The Future of Peace Leadership’ symposium will run online on the afternoon of April 21 and the morning of April 22, 2021.

by PDG Murray Verso

April 21 will be the 100th anniversary of the first Rotary meeting held Down Under.

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What Global Grants is our District contributing towards?

by Larry Slattery

1. Developing Women Peacebuilders - a twelve month virtual training program in West Africa, started on 25 January 2021.

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We are excited to announce Trek 4 Shelter and our goal to raise $250,000

by Dieter Torheiden

Trek the legendary Larapinta Trail in the Australian Outback, the dense rainforest of Cradle Mountain, the spectacular coastlines in Western Australia or join DG Adele and challenge yourself with the Kokoda trail. Join one of these epic adventures and raise funds for ShelterBox Australia to assist families in crisis.

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Why you should care about Rotary branding

by Liz Thiam, a Rotary brand specialist at RI

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used.

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