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Rotary District 9560

Rotary District 9560 May 2022 Newsletter

1. Rotary District 9560 Changeover Invite for the transition from Martti Kankkunen to John Hall on Saturday 9th July 2022 at Rydges, Southbank, Townsville 

2. INVITE TO attend and support the Chartering of the Rotary Club of Clermont on June 11th 2022. Contact secretary Laura Crichton on to let them know you will be attending and celebrating with them.  

3. Longreach Conference SAVE THE DATE May Day weekend 2023

4. Timor-Leste Rotary-led D9560 Study Tour SAVE THE DATE Friday 9th September - 17th September 2022. Contact: 

5. Sustainable Cambodia Rotarian-guided RAWCs tour opportunity. January 26th - February 5th 2023. USD$995 PP. Contact: 

6. SAVE THE DATE for the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne. 27th - 31st May 2023


Rotaract Club of Dili

May is Youth Service Month

by DG Martti Kankkunen

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service this month? Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.

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Andrew Gillespie 


by DG Martti Kankkunen

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from DG Martti for Rotary District 9560

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Polio is this close to being eradicated

CRUNCH time - Polio fundraising 'call to action'

by PDG Bob Aitken AM JP

It’s here again! Time for an clubs to support Polio Plus and fulfilling our promise to eradicate this disease from the world.

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A full house

One Team, One Goal ... and that's a wrap folks

by DG Martti Kankkunen

"I'd rather regret what I did than what I didn't do!" Leading on the Edge by keynote speaker, Rachael Robertson CSP MBA, and I concur! I am glad I said YES to being District Governor for 2021-2022

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Recipient Ray Fauntleroy, PDG Jeff Crofts, and DG Martti Kankkunen 

Congratulations to Ray Fauntleroy for recognition of a Service Above Self Award from Rotary International.

by Karen Kankkunen

A special evening was held on Thursday April 7th 2022 at the Novotel Atrium Darwin to celebrate the Award Presentation.

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The change of contractor has seen clean water now coming through Bore Number 1


by AG Ray Fauntleroy

On track for success.

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10 Rules for Email Etiquette 

10 Tips for Email Etiquette for Rotary Clubs

by D9560 Trainer, Rachel Sampson

District Trainer, Rachel Sampson, has created a “10 Rules for Email Etiquette” one page document.

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Wash Away Polio 

Wash Away Polio and register now for World Water Summit #14


WWS14 explores the role of water, sanitation, and hygiene in stopping the transmission of infectious disease, including Polio.

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Sustainable Cambodia

Sustainable Cambodia Rotarian-led adventure

by Ian and Jennifer Scott

Tour Invite on a Rotarian Journey into Cambodia Jan 26th - Feb 5th, 2023 and participate from only USD $995/pp.

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RYPEN Camp Report from Daniel Roussounis District RYPEN Chair

by RYPEN COORDINATOR Daniel.Roussounis and edited by Anne Matthews

After two years and many setbacks, mainly due to COVID-19, our Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) was finally held over the weekend of 22-24 April 2022.

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Nick Butler (standing left) with his green team and facilitator, William Field

Rotary Youth Leadership participant : "I left after the week having done so many things I never would have considered possible for me beforehand"

by Nick Butler and Vy Owen's a secret but it changed who I am.

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RYLA April 2023 Team

Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

by Stevie Tucker, D9560 Youth Chair

Participants were able to remove their armour and barriers, and really build themselves up to ignite their leadership potential.

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AG David Kirchner welcoming the 2019 participants who arrived in Cairns

New Generations Vocational Training

by PDG Peter Kaye

District 9560 offers this program to open opportunities to our Timor Leste neighbours

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Riverside Christian College team who won this event in 2021

The Science and Engineering Challenge, run in conjunction with The University of Newcastle, helps Year 9 and 10 students to foster their interest in STEM, with the hope that more students will consider future careers in these areas

by Hervey Bay City Rotary

The Rotary Club of Hervey Bay City has continued their long support of this Youth Program.

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Senior Kaurna man Micky Kumatpi O'Brien

Rotary on the Road Towards Reconciliation

by Rtn Katey Halliday, Dual member of Adelaide City Rotaract and Rotary Club of Adelaide Light

Adelaide City Rotaract are the first Club to gain their Reconciliation Action Plan certification, and Darwin Sunrise Rotary is also on the cusp of obtaining this historic certification. Author: Katey Halliday, ACRC RAP Chairperson and member of Rotary International's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce.

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Bundaberg City Daybreak

Women proud to be members of Rotary

by Bundaberg Today. Article By Angela Norval

When you speak to Carol Cullen and Nancy Harrison, these are strong women who are proud to be Rotarians and always happy to put their hand up when their community needs. BY Angela Norval from Bundaberg Today

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RAWCS National Meeting

by Paul Asprey D9560 RAWCS Chair

The annual national meeting of RAWCS representatives from each state and territory was held at the Ciloms Airport Lodge in Melbourne on 9and 10 April and was attended by Paul Asprey.

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Here is Nikiha Davies and her children with Pamela Mackie and our President Dieter Torheiden

Discovery Coast Rotary shares some love!

by Karen Kankkunen

Our latest fundraising effort went to help Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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by Rotaract Club of Dili Facebook


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Video: Our Partnership with Rotary in Ukraine | ShelterBox

Rotary and ShelterBox working in the Ukraine


ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis.

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Over 220 exhibitors 

The inaugural 2022 NQ Rotary Field Day Wrap Up

by Geoff Gelling & Gurmit Singh

And that's a wrap for our very first-ever "Townsville Rotary Market Initiative" NQ Field Days.

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Buddy Seat Project

Rockhampton Fitzroy Club BUDDY Seat update

by Rockhampton Fitzroy Rotary

We are still tackling Anti Bullying in Schools to protect young minds.

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Operation Cleft Palate Australia 

Greetings from Operation Cleft Australia.

by Operation Cleft Palate Australia

For as little as $350 per operation, you could change the life of a child.

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The Role of Youth in National Development Seminar

The Rotaract Club of Cablaqui-Manufahi (ROCCMA) has just organized a seminar with the theme: "The role of youth in national development"

by Taibessi : 02-04-2022

This seminar was well attended with over 65 youth and young adults attending.

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Video: The Walk

Australian Rotary Health is one program that places an emphasis on the well-being of youth

by ARH and Mackay Rotary Clubs

NSW Child Development Study (, a longitudinal investigation of over 90,000 children in NSW, being conducted via repeated waves of linkage of health and human services data.

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Rotaract Club of Dili

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary. “It’s a new era,” says one enthusiastic Rotaractor

by by Vanessa Glavinskas

by Vanessa Glavinskas

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The Brand Centre

New templates available in the Brand Center

by Rotary International

Brand News March 2022

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