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Rotary District 9560 Newsletter - November 2021

1. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR HOUSE OF FRIENDSHIP at D9560 Conference 2022:

I am the House of friendship co-ordinator for the Mackay District conference. I am advising that “as space is at a premium”, we need those wanting a site to contact me by November 30th please.

Regards, PDG Mark Lean

Programs Chair

M: +61-04-08186473

mark.lean@rotary9560.org

2. DG Martti and Karen November club visits

02/11/2021 - 09/11/2021 Rochampton and Capricorn clubs

10/11/2021 - 16/11/2021 Gladstone Clubs and some Rotakid, Interact and Rotaract visits too

22/11/2021 - 25/11/2021 Bundaberg Region clubs

Saturday 27 November Gayndah and Munduberra joint meeting night 

29/11/2021 - 02/12/2021 Maryborough and Hervey Bay Clubs

Monday 6th December D9560 Passport Club Virtual meeting.

Still to be rearranged - Barcaldine Club/ Discovery Coast Rotary. 

3. Rotary Leadership and Learning Weekend 6th and 7th November 2021 in Hervey Bay, ably led be IPDG Adele Hughes.

Contents

November is when we note the GOOD we do through OUR Charity..... Foundation

District Governor Martti's November thoughts

by DG Martti Kankkunen

November's focus is OUR charity, The Rotary Foundation

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Be part of the very first District 9560 Annual Conference

by Ross Walker District 9560 Conference Chairman

It will be in Mackay next year from April 30 to May 2. This is a Conference you will not want to miss, so start planning now! Bring your whole club for the camaraderie.

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Clem Renouf End Polio Now Club Challenge

by Larry Slattery, D9560 Foundation Chair 2021-22 and ARRFC PDG GREG MARLOW

Donate just $10 to Rotary’s Polio fund in honour of this great leader to mark World Polio Day in 2021/22.

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RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Retreat in D9560

by Stevie Tucker, Youth Program Chair

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! CLUBS PLEASE START SOURCING PARTICIPANTS AND CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE! THIS PROGRAM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT.

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Our own retirees fighting to End Polio.

The polio retirees spending their golden years on the eradication trail

by Article and interviews by Anne Matthews Public Image Director d9560 Passport Club

For a few incredible eradicators, a life’s purpose doesn’t stop at retirement.

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Social Media

FIVE FACEBOOK TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT!

by IPDG Merewyn Wright District Social Media Coordinator

SHOW WE ARE “PEOPLE OF ACTION”

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Zone 8 Regionalisation pilot project 

ZONE 8 ROTARY REGIONALISATION PILOT PROJECT

by PDG Merewyn Wright

Rotary International is considering establishing a regional governance pilot to address membership, public image, communication, and fundraising challenges to ensure our organisation thrives long into the future.

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Rotary Foundation

Failing to Plan

by PDG Greg Marlow Foundation Fundraising Chair

Are you or your club planning on making a contribution to the Rotary Foundation this year? Or are you failing to plan? Every club should endeavour to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation (our charity) this year.

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ShelterBox Australia 

SHELTER IS LIFE SAVING

by Dieter Torheiden, D9560 ShelterBox Champion

SHELTER IS MORE THAN JUST A ROOF – IT’S A HOME. IT’S THE FOUNDATION FOR LIFE, FOR FAMILIES, FOR COMMUNITIES, FOR PEACE.

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Malaria eradication on Timor

Timor Leste is mostly free of Malaria

by David Fayle, RAM

— can we keep it that way? Rotarians Against Malaria and our Global Grant in Action.

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A Foundation Conversation

Foundation Month Conversation Opportunity

by Larry Slattery, D9560 Foundation Chair

Tuesday 9th November at 6:30 pm Qld time with PRIP Ian Riseley and RIPN Gordon McInally.

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Watching the action at RYDA

Rotary Club of Townsville completes another RYDA event

by Rotary Club of Townsville

And that's a wrap!

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Gladstone Midday and GRC Meeting

Gladstone Midday's 100 Trees for 100 Years Project.

by Gail Sellers

The Goal is to plant #100treesfor100years Len and Keith have been working to make this happen. Finally there is progress, Desley and Mark have found just the place for these trees along the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail.

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Water and Sanitation Health Rotary Action Group

Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group offers an Exciting Opportunity!

by WASH

The upcoming webinar on Tools & Resources for Rotary WASH in Healthcare Facilities will feature two icons of the WASH world:

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HEWRAG

Health Education and Wellness Rotary Action Group

by HEWRAG

HEWRAG is now in its 8th year and is free to join.

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Conga line 1

Seniors Celebrate Christmas early at Annual Dinner, hosted by Gladstone South Rotary for its 35th consecutive year.

by Michael Comley

What a successful project, combining the Senior Citizens with Interactors and Rotaractors , fun and food, music and games!

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Rotary Centurion Program

by Wade Hughes

After being the Governor's Official Driver last Rotary year, I have been AWOL for the past three and a half months.

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Jeff's Australian Rotary Health role

Who is District 9560 Governance Chair 2021-22, PDG Jeff Crofts from Cairns

by PDG Jeff Crofts

The District Governance Team supports you and your club in everything involved in Rotary.

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Australia Day Community Grants

AUSTRALIA DAY GRANT ALERT

by Grace Ramirez ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SOUTH PACIFIC & PHILIPPINES OFFICEL1,

MORE INFORMATION TO COME SOON

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Interplast 

Rotary & Interplast – A Good News Story

by Janette Etherington, Interplast Rotary Coordinator

Rashmi's story to share.

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A Garden of Plastic Project

A Garden of Plastic District Grant Project

by Jan Stokes, Mossman Rotary

The Rotary Club of Mossman District Grant, supporting areas of Youth and Environment.

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Sophie Philip

Global Grant Scholar: Sophie Philip is very excited for what the future holds, and she hopes Rotary, and the Rotary Club of Darwin, will always be a part of it.

by Grant Lindsay

BREAKING NEWS: We can also advise that Sophie achieved a High Distinction for her dissertation and that she has now commenced her PhD.

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Wednesday Night is special

Rotary Club of Bundaberg Central – Indigenous Youth Camp.

by PDG Rod Medew

Rotary is rich in youth programs but one struggles to find a specific program that addresses marginalised Indigenous Youth. However, if anyone drops into Bundaberg in the September school holidays that’s exactly what they will find! Rod Medew

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Children  at Willowra received their hygiene kits

End Trachoma

by Jo Barnes, End Trachoma Champion

A message from one of our District End Trachoma Champion, Jo Barnes (RC Atherton). Is your club looking to do a satisfying service project?

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Public Image Team in District 9560 explained

by PDG Merewyn Wright

This great infographic created by PDG Merewyn Wright succinctly shows the team and their contact details.

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