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The August 2014
issue of the
Events Info
in D9810
will appear in your mailbox by
18 August  

Please submit material to the Editor
Michael Ellinger

in D9810
no later than

15 August    

July 2014   

Welcome to this first edition of Highlights, our District's monthly notification of events. My thanks to Michael Ellinger for stepping up to take on the role of editor this year. This publication is a key element of our District's communication policy. This is the means by which clubs and district committees should be promoting their events. Please ensure that you allow plenty of lead time and send details of your event to the editor for publication, as it is our intent to reduce the number of direct emails being sent to clubs and place more reliance on this publication.


At a District level, we have a number of exciting events planned for the year as we Light up Rotary. I encourage members to attend our District Seminars where we will be showcasing outstanding projects and programs for the purpose of sharing learnings. Our quarterly presidents meetings are being expanded to include district committee members, again to share success stories. And of course, our District Conference in March where we will dive deep into the Foundation's six areas of focus to explore not only our current successes, but future opportunities where we can make a difference.


We have an exciting year ahead. Please join me in lighting up Rotary in 2014-15.


Tony Monley  

District Governor 2014-2015 

Rotary District 9810, Australia 
           please note.........
What's On in D9810
 retired in June 2014

Your new Events Information newsletter


 will be edited by

Michael Ellinger
RC Clayton

Material for inclusion in the newsletter must be emailed to

Michael's contact details can be found in the
District Directory
District Conference Presentations
The District Conference Committee will be contacting clubs to make arrangements to visit and deliver a presentation on the Conference during the period August through to November.  Clubs are asked to allow some space in their program for this presentation and to advise preferred dates to District Conference Chair, Trevor Dawson.
District Stamp Fund


The District Stamp Fund has reached an all time record of


 this year Sincere thanks to all Clubs and individuals both here and interstate for contributing to philatelic garbology.


Carrol Farmer

New District 9810 Webmaster


The role of District 9810 Webmaster will transfer from Brian Foley to PP Tim Lynn effective on 22 July 2014.


Tim's contact details are:


Mobile: 0439 741 892 

Email: tdlynn@gmail.com

São Paulo Convention Dates Changed



After careful consideration, Rotary International President Gary Huang and the RI Board have decided to change the dates of the 2015 Rotary Convention in São Paulo to Saturday, 6 June, through Tuesday, 9 June - starting and ending one day earlier than previously scheduled. 

Full details click here 

International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians



Full details click here
Upcoming Important Dates for
Youth Service




Contact for Further Detail

Jul 25 Fri to

Jul 27 Sun

Camp Awakenings

Russell Hayes


Aug 03 Sun

Youth Exchange Outbound Student Orientation

Stuart McDonald


Aug 09 Sat

National Youth Science Forum District Interviews

Paul Taranto


Aug 10 Sun

Youth Exchange Inbound Student Orientation

Stuart McDonald


Aug 15 Fri

Youth Exchange Mid Year Dinner

Stuart McDonald



club administration....
District 9810 Information Directory
RC of Montrose & District
Please amend the meeting time advised on Page 55 (Montrose & District) to read 6.30 for 7pm.  Other details remain the same.
situations vacant....
District Database Administrator



An opening exists for a volunteer to maintain the District's membership database.The database is used to keep track of the District's membership details and to provide the source data for the annual publication of the District Directory.The incumbent should have a basic knowledge of Excel, good attention to detail and capacity to be able to compile and produce a monthly report.
Inquiries should be directed to District Governor Tony Monley.
District Technology Advisory Group (DTAG)



Expressions of interests are called for membership of a District Technology Advisory Group (DTAG). The purpose of the group is to research, advise and support District Committees and clubs in the effective use of information and communication technology. Tasks will include: advising and supporting the production of district events via podcasts, webinars and YouTube; promoting and supporting the use of on-line meetings; automating the collection, retention and distribution of district records. 


Applicants should have a professional background in information and communication technology or systems analysis. 


Inquiries should be directed to District Governor Tony Monley.

Probus Liaison



Expressions of interest are called for Rotarians to join the Probus Liaison Committee.  The committee liaises with the 129 Probus Clubs in D9810, represents Rotary at Probus events and generally promotes Probus across Rotary clubs as one of Rotary's community service activities.
Inquiries should be directed to Robert Renshaw.
save the date....
Annual District Foundation Dinner 


8th December 2014 





More details to follow

Rotary Ride for Research Dollars 


March 2015 


The next Rotary Ride from Conference will be held

from Sunday 15th to Friday 20th March 2015.

The ride will start in Ballarat after the District Conference and end back at Ballarat. A ride of 789 Kilometres over 6 days.


Full Details click here

           the weeks ahead....
Wed 23 July                                                    6:30 for 7:00 pm

9810 GSE Team Welcome Home Dinner

  group study exchange

Join with our Rotary colleagues to welcome back our District 9810 Group Study Exchange team to District 6580, Indiana, Matthew Cardamone, Annalisa Foo, Melissa Johnson and Lana Whitehouse, accompanied by  PP Shia Smart.

 Details and bookings at :                   GSE 


Hosted by:         Rotary Club of Knox  


Contact: : Huong Pham at                          HUONG  

Fri 25 July                                                    6:30 for 7:00 pm

District 9810 Membership Workshop


Mount Waverley Community Centre,

47 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley. Mel: 70 E1


 With 25% of Rotarians over 70 years old, Clubs

urgently need to attract new members or they will

just fade away.


Full Details click here


RSVP before the 21st July to  

PDG Dick Garner


Tel: 9530 8805 or mob: 0425 803 137

Wed 30 July                                                    7:30 for 8:00 pm


Melbourne Baseball Club,

Surrey Drive, Box Hill.


Full Details click here


RSVP before the 25th July to Katie  



Fri 8 August                                                    6:30 for 7:00 pm





Beaumaris Lawn Bowls Club,

Martin Street, Beaumaris.


Full Details click here


For bookings contact Adrian on 0466 913 250 or  



Fri 8 August                                                   

  Quarterly Leaders Meeting  


Mulgrave Country Club,

Wellington Road, Wheelers Hill.


4:30pm College of Governors

5:30pm Assistant Governors

6:30 for 7pm Club Presidents and District Leaders

Sat 9 August                                                                      7:00 pm
  The Rotary Club of Nunawading
invite you to a



Proceeds to 
& other Community Projects .
                           See          Flyer          for details.
  • Russell Warmington 0417 389 483
  • Sue Warmington 0411 777 349 
Thu 21 August                                                 6:30 for 7:00 pm

  Cluster Foundation Information Seminar  

 Northern Cluster Group


Hosted by the Rotary Club of Boronia


Dorset Gardens Hotel,

335 Dorset Road, Croydon.


$35 pp (Drinks at Bar prices)


Full Details click here


Registration Form and Payment required by

Monday 11th August to Richard Spinosa-Cattela 



Sun 24 August                                                 8:30 for 9:00 am

  Community Needs Analysis Seminar 


Calling all Community Chairs and interested Rotarians, a Community Needs Analysis Seminar is being held to provide you with information on the sources in Council for putting together a needs analysis - i.e. various planning and policy documents, who in Council to go to in order to get information or what areas Rotary could partner with. Case studies of partnering with Council and other community organisations will also be shown. 


Monash Enterprise Business Centre

5A Hartnett Close, Mulgrave

9:00am to 12:00pm


RSVP attendance to PP Shia Smart by Friday 22nd August on



Tue 26 August                                                 6:30 for 7:00 pm

  South Pacific Salute Evening 



All funds support vital children's sport & fittness projects in the South Pacific


Upwey High School Theatre,

1451 Burwood Hwy, Upwey.


$25 pp (Refreshments Available)


Full Details click here


 Tickets from Carl 0409 254 747 or Peter 0439 997 583


Sat 30 August                                                 7:00 for 7:30 pm

  Trivia Night 


A joint initiative of the Rotary Club of Montrose & District and Yarra Ranges Rotaract Club


Funds raised support the moving of Art Building Childrens Dreams (ABCD) into Malawi 


Dorset Gardens Hotel,

335 Dorset Road, Croydon.


$25 pp (includes nibbles/finger food)


Full Details click here


 Book Now at


Sat 30 to Sun 31 August                                                 

  Southern Region RAWCS Information  

 Annual General Meeting hosted by District 9810


Dorset Gardens Hotel,

335 Dorset Road, Croydon.


Has your Club thought of becoming involved in a RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) project or are you interested in finding out more about RAWCS activities?


Full Details click here


Please advise D9810 International Chairman Brian McDaid on

0431 934 279 by the 24th August of your bookings and Dietary requirements.

Wed 3 September                                        6:40 for 7:00 am


"Empowering Women - Gender Equality: 

Why it Matters?"


We invite you to join us for breakfast and to be inspired by 4 remarkable women who achieved outstanding outcomes in their own ways. Every story is a reflection of their passion and determination to succeed. No matter what your gender, this exceptional panel will challenge your views through their empowering determination. Bring along your colleagues, friends and family to see and hear these 4 extraordinary leaders.


Hemisphere Centre, Holmesglen Inst. TAFE

488 South Road, Moorabbin


Full Details click here 


Reservations at events@rotarybmc.org by 22nd August 2014

Mon 8 September                                                         12:00 pm

  City of Monash - Charity Golf Day 

 Hosted by the Rotary Club of Huntingdale



Huntingdale Golf Club (Former home of the Australian Masters) Windsor Ave Huntingdale Victoria (Melway Ref: 69H12)


All proceeds from this golf day go towards Rotary local  

and international community support projects. 


Full Details click here 

Thu 18 September                                               6:30 for 7:00 pm

  Cluster Foundation Information Seminar  

 Southern Cluster Group


Hosted by the Rotary Club of Wheelers Hill


Mulgrave Country Club,

Cnr Jells Road & Wellington Road, Wheelers Hill.


$25 pp (Drinks at Bar prices)


Full Details click here


Registration Form and Payment required by

Monday 8th September to Uldis Raiskums 



Sat 11 October                                                  7:00 for 7:30pm

  Seafood Extravaganza 

 Rotary Club of Lilydale


 All you can eat prawns, oysters, mud crabs & mussels. Also chicken, gourmet salads and fresh fruit.


   St Patricks Hall

Jones Street, Lilydale (Mel: 38 F3)



$80 pp ($70 if paid by 1st October)


Bookings: Lynn Whelan on 0409 938 694 or



Full Details click here 

Tue 14 October                                               6:30 for 7:00 pm


 Invitation to attend a fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Special Guest Speaker

Annette Allison.


   The Knox Club,

Cnr Boronia & Stud Roads, Wantirna.



Cost $35 pp includes two course meal. Please advise any special dietary requirements. Drinks at bar prices 


Full details click here


Pre paid bookings are essential. For further information and to book your seats please contact

Alan Jenkins on 0419 573 217   


Sat 18 October                                                               7:00 pm

  District 9810 Guess Who's Comming to Dinner


The idea of the event, which will be held on Purple for Polio Day and is a fundraiser for Polio, is that we invite members of Rotary Clubs across the District to offer to either host or attend a Guess Who's Coming To Dinner on that evening.


For those that attend a dinner, they will pay $40 per person for the night and those that host will receive $20 per person of that money towards the cost of the meal.  The remaining $20 will go to Polio Eradication Project.  


This is always a fabulous fun night and when the door opens, that is when you either know who your guests are - or who you are joining for dinner.


Full Details click here


Please email Jenny Coburn to advise if you would like to:

1 Host,or 2 attend a dinner (or either) along with your contact mobile & suburb.



Welcome to the first edition of "Highlights" of D9810 for the Rotary year 2014-2015 and believe me this month is a real bumper issue with plenty of reminders and events happening around the District.
Anyone who might have had a chance to read one of our clubs bulletins will know that I am good at writing epics with a lot of information.
I know that I have some pretty big shoes to fill after the great work which was performed by Lesley over the last few years and I hope that I can keep up the great standard.
Any feedback or comments throughout the year will be greatly appreciated. 
All the best

Michael Ellinger 

Rotary Club of Clayton

Editor: Highlights of D9810