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Rotaract 50th Birthday Celebration

Posted by The Editor on Jan 29, 2018

On 13 April 2018, the Rotaract Clubs of South Australia will be holding a 50 Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala Ball, which will recognise and commemorate the work of Rotaractor past and present.
Rotaract 50th Birthday Celebration The Editor 2018-01-28 13:30:00Z 0

Film night supporting The Eradication of POLIO

Posted by The Editor on Jan 10, 2018
Here is a great opportunity to Make a Difference and support the Eradication of POLIO, by having a night out to see "BREATH"  - The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
Film night supporting The Eradication of POLIO The Editor 2018-01-09 13:30:00Z 0

Join us in celebrating Foundation Month

Posted by The Editor on Nov 15, 2017

Dear fellow Rotarians,

November is Foundation Month, and time for us to take a look at where we are in our Rotary Foundation: what it’s done, what it’s helping us do now, and how we can move forward.

Last Rotary year, our Foundation received US$304 million in total contributions: that included $140 million to the Annual Fund, $28 million to the Endowment Fund, and $108 million to PolioPlus. All of those gifts are now hard at work, Doing Good in the World: supporting Rotary’s work today and strengthening our organization for tomorrow. The Foundation approved 494 district grants and 1,260 global grants, with a total of $111 million in funding.
Join us in celebrating Foundation Month The Editor 2017-11-14 13:30:00Z 0

Making a Difference with Food For Health

Posted by The Editor
The E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched our major project, Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles. This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.
Making a Difference with Food For Health The Editor 2017-08-23 14:30:00Z 0

Women share stories of humanitarian service on International Women's Day

Posted by The Editor on Aug 23, 2017
What motivates everyday women to do extraordinary things — to positively change the lives of people halfway around the world while inspiring so many folks at home? Three Rotary members answered that question at a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the World Bank at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 8 March. By 
Women share stories of humanitarian service on International Women's Day  The Editor 2017-08-22 14:30:00Z 0

new E-Club creating interest

Posted by The Editor
The new E-Club of District 9500 has no boundaries. It’s open to the world! Read this explanation by Inaugural President, Eric Russell.
 “The Rotary e-club of Greater South Oz 9500 is geographically based in the city and the state of South Australia; however as our Rotary International location is worldwide our members can live anywhere in the world. While our members meet regularly on-line through this website, there is an opportunity for working together on projects to meet community needs in any country or locality.
new E-Club creating interest The Editor 2017-08-20 14:30:00Z 0

Making a Difference for 2017-2018

Posted by The Editor on Jul 08, 2017
Newly inducted District Governor Peter Schaefer has vowed to Make a Difference to the Lives of Others during the Rotary year 2017-2018. As a member of Alice Springs Rotary, Peter is the first District Governor to be chosen from the Clubs in Central Australia and he is looking forward to the year visiting Clubs throughout the State.
Photo of Peter and Jennifer.  
Making a Difference for 2017-2018 The Editor 2017-07-07 14:30:00Z 0

A Special Kind of Rotarian

Posted by The Editor on Mar 24, 2017
Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts. Through Rotary International, the reward of "paying it forward" unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
A Special Kind of Rotarian The Editor 2017-03-23 13:30:00Z 0

Give the Gift of Rotary

Posted by The Editor on Mar 03, 2017
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people — children, families, and entire communities — benefit from projects funded by The Rotary Foundation. When you give to Rotary, you enable local leaders to create sustainable solutions to their community's most pressing needs.
Give the Gift of Rotary The Editor 2017-03-02 13:30:00Z 0

Developing A Value Proposition for Potential Members

Posted by PDG Malcolm Lindquist on Feb 02, 2016
At the recent Governor Elect Training seminar for Zone 8, which was held in Melbourne, discussions were conducted on the topic of attracting new members. We often talk about our target audience and how the individuals can contribute to the organisation which is Rotary.
However it has been pointed out that individuals rarely seek out membership. We are constantly being encouraged to ASK! But what do we say?
Developing A Value Proposition for Potential Members PDG Malcolm Lindquist 2016-02-01 13:30:00Z 0

Why did you join Rotary?

Posted by The Editor on Aug 04, 2015
Why did you join Rotary and why did you stay?  Was it for the community involvement, the international service, to make new friends?
Rotary is a community of friends who are committed to creating positive change in the world. Find out how joining your local club can enrich your life and improve the lives of people living in your neighbourhood and across the globe.
Why did you join Rotary? The Editor 2015-08-03 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary ~ What’s in it for Me?

Posted by Lynne Layng on Jul 14, 2015
President Ravi says one message that has consistently come forth is that there is a need to add value to Membership. We must answer the question, “What’s in it for me?”

With this in mind, RI has launched a new benefit card to which every member will automatically be entitled. It’s not a physical membership card, but a mobile phone APP, supported by Android and Apple, bringing our members discounts and offers from reputed services, establishments and organisations from around the world.
Rotary ~ What’s in it for Me? Lynne Layng 2015-07-13 14:30:00Z 0

If I Had a Water Buffalo

Posted on May 18, 2015

My passion lies in projects contributing to sustainable community economic development. I believe that Rotary International is uniquely positioned to change the world through sustainable economic development. We have the people, the energy, and the resources, and now we need the focus!

If I Had a Water Buffalo District Webmaster 2015-05-17 14:30:00Z 0

District Conference - Now On

Posted by DG John Campbell on Mar 25, 2015
Looking forward to a amazing three days with great speakers as hundreds of Rotarians share their Rotary experience as we "Light up Lincoln". I have been 
doing media interviews in Port Lincoln this morning so they are expecting you!
District Conference - Now On DG John Campbell 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0

Team Members wanted for a Dental focused project to Vanuatu

Posted by Jacqui Atyeo, Chair VTT Committee on Feb 20, 2015
Do you know someone working in the dental profession who would be a good Vocational Team member?  We are looking for a registered practising dentist, a dental hygienist and a dental assistant. Vocational Training Team to Vanuatu June 13th – 28th 2015.
Team Members wanted for a Dental focused project to Vanuatu Jacqui Atyeo, Chair VTT Committee 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Want to know How to Attract Young Professionals? RI Zone Newsletter 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

Are you up to the Challenge?

Posted by The Webmaster on Jan 28, 2015
The Rotary Club of Tea Tree Gully is hosting a '10 Pin Bowling Challenge' raising funds supporting the Eradication of Polio. This is a great FUN EVENT and a chance to' WIN the Trophy' and good fellowship with Rotarians.  Read More
Are you up to the Challenge? The Webmaster 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by The Webmaster on Jan 19, 2015
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed.
MAN IN IRON LUNG DISCOVERS ROTARY The Webmaster 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications open

Posted by PDG Ed King
Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications open PDG Ed King 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0

December is Family Month

Posted by Webmaster on Dec 05, 2014

“By involving our family members, we make all of our endeavors more successful and enjoyable. We also address the problem, often cited by younger members, that Rotary competes with family time. Once people realize that they do not have to decide between Rotary and family, they will be more likely to accept our invitations to join.
And just as important, once they do join, they are much more likely to become and remain educated, productive Rotarians.”  Jonathan Majiyagbe, RI President 2003-04 (the first year Family month was recognized on the Rotary calendar)
December is Family Month Webmaster 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Lights Up at Adelaide Royal Show

Posted by PDG RC Malcolm Lindquist on Nov 24, 2014
Rotary follows the Yellow Brick Road at the 2014 Adelaide Royal Show, thanks to PDG Barbara Wheatcroft. Since 2008 under the direction and tireless work of Barbara, Rotary clubs from Districts 9500 and 9520 have shared their time to man 5 selling booths over a 9-day period.
Rotary Lights Up at Adelaide Royal Show PDG RC Malcolm Lindquist 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor's November Newsletter

Posted by DG John Campbell on Nov 16, 2014
Welcome to the fifth District Governor’s Newsletter for 2014 / 2015.  In this issue I have included items specifically on the Month’s Rotary Theme –The Foundation, Rotary Club of Clare 50 years young, District Grants, DG Visits, Soles4Souls Update, ACSO Awards and a Conference Update.
District Governor's November Newsletter DG John Campbell 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

Come Join Us - Join Rotary

This is the song written by Jerry Mills which was inspired by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and the work of Rotarians worldwide. The video was produced by Rotarian Bob Gallagher with full cooperation from Jerry Mills.
To view Jerry Mills' website go to: jerrymills.com.
To view Bob Gallagher's website go to: bobgallagher.com.
© 2010
Music and Lyrics: Jerry Mills
Visuals: Bob Gallagher and Rotary International
All Rights Reserved
Come Join Us - Join Rotary Rotary International 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0

Support - Australian Rotary Health

Posted by Fran Wilson
Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research, awareness and education
May celebrated the success of Australian Rotary Health to thank  Rotarians for your continued support.
Australian Rotary Health is a major program of Rotary Clubs in Australia. It is a multi-district activity that provides funding for research into a broad range of general health issues and is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.
Support - Australian Rotary Health Fran Wilson 2014-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Inspiring ROTARY Videos "Make a Difference" The Editor 2014-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day The Editor 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

Do you know what to do if someone is having a Stroke?

Posted by The Editor
Having experienced several Strokes, I didn’t know what ‘the signs were and what to expect’. But I do know now…, and I would like to pass on some valuable (life saving) information on my experience and information I have found about Stroke.
Do you know what to do if someone is having a Stroke? The Editor 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Rotary Leader
RI President Gary C.K. Huang is encouraging clubs and districts to sponsor or participate in a Rotary Day event in 2014-15 to introduce non-Rotarians to Rotary. DGs are encouraged to award clubs that undertake such events this Rotary year.
HOW TO HOLD A ROTARY DAY Rotary Leader 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0

Showcase Your Club

Posted by Simone Collins
Social media is very visual these days, with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ all tweaking their layouts to give a more visually rich experience, coupled with the rise of image-focused sites such as Instagram and Pinterest, to name a few. Selecting good, quality images to post on these channels can be a powerful way to share your club’s or your own Rotary story effectively.
Showcase Your Club Simone Collins 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary breaking down barriers to Clean Water in Ghana Rotary News 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Newsletter August 2014

Posted by John Campbell
Welcome to the second District Governor’s Newsletter for 2014 / 2015.  In this issue I have included Rotary highlights of July and the first week of August. There have been many and include  the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp, arrival of  Exchange Students, the new Rotaract Club, the welcoming of New Members, The Rotary Foundation and Awards. Download Newsletter
District Governor Newsletter August 2014 John Campbell 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0

Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria

Posted by Graham Fussen
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. On 22 July, Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe conducted an exclusive interview with the three national Polio Plus committee heads from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, where the transmission of polio has never been stopped.
Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria Graham Fussen 2014-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Have you visited ‘Club Central’ on My Rotary? Marie Dorrington 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Tragic loss of Flight MH17 John Campbell 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Why does the Rotary year start on 1st July Graham Fussen 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0

Prospect Rotary - Vietnam Project

Posted by Denise Palmer
In January of 2014, ​OGCDC welcomed the return of Sue and Denise from Australia, to continue their training and support of Physiotherapy programs of OGCDC and Rehabilitation departments of Hue Medicine and Pharmacy University Hospital.
Prospect Rotary - Vietnam Project Denise Palmer 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Maureen Vaught
Rotary Weekly 13 June 2014
Nathaniel Smith and Kristin Post met on a walking tour of Dupont Circle, a lively neighborhood in Washington, D.C. That's where things got a little creepy -- in a ghoulish sort of way. The Halloween-inspired walk featured ghost stories and neighborhood history. It also replaced a regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle Washington. It's just the kind of activity that can attract young people -- or the young at heart -- to Rotary.

Meet Rotary’s New President: Gary C.K. Huang

Posted by Graham Fussen
Rotary’s new president, Gary C.K. Huang, shows us the meaning behind the family of Rotary. Gary Huang played a lot of sports when he was younger, but basketball was his favorite. He was captain and point guard of his high school team. “I’m not tall, but I was quick.” 
Meet Rotary’s New President: Gary C.K. Huang Graham Fussen 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0

Group 8 Muster 2014

Posted by Muster Mouse
Since taking up her role of Group 8 Assistant Governor for D9500 (South Australia) in July 2013, Sandy Sumsion has been planning a fellowship weekend to bring members of the 5 Group 8 Rotary clubs together.   The idea of a Group 8 Muster 2014 was born, promoted across the Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Whyalla Norrie, Port Augusta and Roxby District clubs.
Group 8 Muster 2014 Muster Mouse 2014-06-06 00:00:00Z 0

Water Project in Ethiopia

Posted by John Banfield
ROTARY makes a real difference
In the region of Afar in the remote desert of Ethiopia water is a precious commodity. This Ethiopian Village has seen dramatic changes since Rotary became involved. Each day would start with a daily trek of 6 kilometres each way for the women of the community who spent most of the day helping to make sure their families had enough water needed for cooking, drinking and washing.
Water Project in Ethiopia John Banfield 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary In the Media

Posted by John Hewko
Message from Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko
Rotary is receiving significant international media coverage this week for its role in the historic polio-free certification of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region.
Rotary In the Media John Hewko 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Graham Fussen
Adjusting your club surroundings can spark ideas, conversation
Rotary Leader May 2014 – Volume 4, Issue 6
In the room where it meets, the Rotary Club of Newcastle Enterprise, NSW, Australia, traditionally arranged dinner tables in a large U formation, which let club members see the guest speaker but limited dinner conversations. Club leaders came to realize that members often chose to sit next to a particular friend, and they’d often speak only to one other person.
LEAVE ROOM FOR CREATIVITY Graham Fussen 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary members climb Sydney Harbour Bridge & break world record

Posted by Adam Ross, Rotary News on May 31, 2014
During Friday's world record-breaking Sydney Harbour bridge climb, Rotary members raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio. Despite the physically grueling four-hour trek up and down the bridge's storied steel arches, the 340 participants kept their good spirits and stood side-by-side waving 278 flags.
Rotary members climb Sydney Harbour Bridge & break world record Adam Ross, Rotary News 2014-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Newsletter April 2014 Barbara Wheatcroft 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0

Friends of Rotary Good Value for a Club

As the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley nears it's 60th Anniversary, the membership is still strong at just over 40. Like most clubs, the current members are aging and there is not a wave of younger members to see the club into the next era.
Most of the members are in their 60's and whilst they are a dedicated, knowledgeable, loyal, experienced and long term group of Rotarians, early retirement from work, travel, health issues and grandchildren tend to change their priorities. This is totally understandable and a trend that has become more pronounced in recent years.
Membership has become a priority at our club and we were quick to realise that the tried and trusted method of asking prospective members to meetings would not solve our short to medium term aim of survival over the next 10 years.
Friends of Rotary Good Value for a Club Graham Fussen 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0

EMIB - Community Service Project

GROUP 6 Meeting - Supports EMIB
On Tuesday 25th February, 2014, President Derek Stow and Members of the Rotary Club of Golden Grove  hosted the other Clubs from Group 6, Tea Tree Gully, Modbury  and Makin Edge and their members, together with Special Visitors at the Group Six Dinner held at Sferra’s Restaurant, Modbury.
EMIB - Community Service Project Graham Fussen 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0