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September 2014   

September is Rotary Youth Service month and while we run youth service projects across the entire year, it is a good time now to review our club's suite of projects to ensure that we have a balanced portfolio. Most clubs in our District support the standard cross-district programs such as RYLA, RYPEN, MUNA, Camp Awakenings etc. A few clubs do get a little more "hands on" and drive their own youth service projects. In all cases however, our success in finding good candidates depends to a large extent on the strength of our relationships with local schools and other institutions. The depth of these relationships varies considerably across the District. September is probably a good time to start cultivating a closer relationship, in preparation for the next school year.


Still on the topic of youth, our new inbound youth exchange students have now been here a couple of months and are settling well into their new homes and schools. Congratulations to those clubs who continue to support this great program. If your club is not hosting a youth exchange student, then why not invite one to a meeting as a guest speaker - just reach out to the Youth Exchange Committee.


There are several important District events coming up in the coming weeks that I would draw your attention to. On 18th September we're holding the second of two Rotary Foundation roadshows - a great opportunity to get an overview on the power of Foundation grants. On 5th October we're holding the District Vocational Service Seminar at which we have a number of outstanding vocational service projects to showcase. On 18th October our National Youth Science Forum candidates will be going through their orientation. On 26th October we're holding our District International Service Seminar. On 24th October Presidents Elect will commence their learning & development activities with a seminar run by the Governor Elect.


This month's issue of Highlights continues to present you with a vast amount of information related to events going on across the District and beyond. I encourage you to diarize these events as you read them.


Best wishes to all in lighting up Rotary in 2014-15.



Tony Monley  

District Governor 2014-2015 

Rotary District 9810, Australia 
           please note.........
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.
New District 9810 Webmaster


PP Tim Lynn is now the District 9810 Webmaster.


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 

The Missing Ingredient

The Rotary Club of Doncaster has adopted the world leading LEADERSHIP training program, THE CHALLENGE to LEAD.


The 2014 program, which will be conducted in October draws on the extensively researched and internationally acclaimed material written by Kouzes and Posner, whose book has sold over 2 million copies.


 Full details click here

$30,000 up for grabs with Jetstar's Flying Start Programme

Designed to help not-for-profit groups and organisations make a difference in the local community, Flying Start is now open for VIC and TAS organisations to enter.

Local groups have until 30th September to submit applications for a $30,000 grant, made up of $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel to further their reach and impact and $15,000 cash to enhance the lives of people in their local community.


 Full details click here


Thank you to those of you that registered your expression of interest in participating in this new Rotary District venture. We now have sufficient numbers to start singing.


Our first get together is on SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER

 AT 10.30am.


For details of location please contact


Leon Moore on 0412 932 794



Centennial Memorial at Gallipoli in April 2015

Any Rotarians who will be attending the Centennial Memorial at Gallipoli in April 2015 and would like to be part of a Turkish - ANZAC hospitality event being organised by Turkish Rotarians in District 2430 can you please read and fill out the attached survey.


For Survey click here

Kokoda Trek
"Remove this from your Bucket List"

Would you like to:

Discover the history of one of the most significant military campaigns ever fought in the defence of Australia and its Territories?


Join a group of fifty Rotarians (two teams) and conquer one of the world's most demanding and interesting treks and experience the culture of the people in this unique and fascinating land?


For details  click here

 Getting involved in Australian Indigenous Projects

Why get involved?

In June 2011 the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated that; 3% of the Australian population was Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and, had a shorter life expectancy. Significantly higher numbers live in the very remote areas of Australia,. (13.7% compared to 0.5% Non-Aboriginal).


District 9810 responds with a number of Projects focusing on the very remote areas of Australia, in the 2014 - 2015 Rotary Year


 Full details click here

 RLI - Rotary Leadership Institute

The next series starts on Thursday September 25.


The sessions will be held at Dingley International Hotel, Boundary Road, Dingley Village Starting at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments the content gets under way at 6:30 through to 9:30 across four Thursday evenings.


Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a four part series for Rotarians to provide a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership in a volunteer organisation.  The sessions operate on facilitated discussion (no death by powerpoint, or talking heads) with a team of qualified facilitators who rotate through the short sessions keeping the information interesting and maintaining the pace  of conversation and learning.  The sessions are supported by comprehensive notes and Rotary resource materials applicable to each of the topics.


Sessions are:

Thursday September 25

Thursday October 2

Thursday October 16

Thursday October 23


Who should be there?

Rotarians who will lead your club in the 2015/16 Rotary year, as President, Committee Chair, Project leader

Rotarians who have had 12 months experience in your club


Here's what past participants have said about RLI:

" I learned more in the RLI course than I have in over a decade as a Rotarian"

"I am now glad that I did invest the time, with RLI I have an understanding of the Rotary picture and how the pieces fit together"
"The best part of RLI was talking with members of other clubs, gathering their ideas, and sharing similar challenges"


Application form is on our District web site  click here


For additional information or any questions you may have, call Diane Fisher (0417 508 414) or Bob Richards (0403 468 111)

 Docklands Festival of Giving

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Docklands will be on the 30th November 2014 between 10:00am & 7:00pm.


This will be the inaugural "Docklands Festival of Giving" and an invitation to all Rotary Clubs to join with the celebration.

  • The Festival is designed to draw in the wider community in the spirit of giving and we expect broad attendance from outside Docklands
  • We would like to celebrate and recognise those Rotary Clubs who generously fulfil obligations to society and showcase the vital but often unseen contribution you make
  • An opportunity to showcase your club projects
  • An opportunity to promote membership in your area
  • We see this as a unique opportunity to showcase Rotary
  • The event will be run by District 9800 Rotary Club Members and volunteers and all proceeds after costs will go to the Royal Children's Hospital

Rotary Clubs can support by -


1. Having as much fun as possible

2. Hiring a 3 x 3 marquee (staffed by your members) where you will communicate your message

3. Enjoy the inclusion of whatever promotional material you feel would be most advantageous


Rotary Clubs are being offered a marquee for $400 (which covers the host clubs cost) and they ask for a deposit of $200 on order.


If interested call Loryn on 0418 390 334  


For all the details click here 


It's less than a month to Hat Day on Friday October 10th, 2014 and organisers Australian Rotary Health couldn't be more excited! Since they launched a new website in July they have been inundated with registrations. Thank you to the large number of Rotary Clubs who have signed up across the country to host a Hat Day event.


Hat Day is a fun-draising day where you wear a hat and make a donation to help shine a light on mental illness in Australia. 


For more details click here 


You can also support Australian Rotary Health by playing golf at the Rotary Golf Day at Royal Melbourne on Monday 6th October

click here

situations vacant....
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....
World Polio Day 


24th October 2014 



World Polio Day is quickly approaching on October 24th. This is a chance for Rotarians, clubs, and districts across the world to come together to fight polio. There are many ways you could mark the day. Dedicate your club meeting to focus on Rotary's work to end polio that week. Community fundraisers on/around World Polio Day are great a way to raise awareness of our cause in the general public.  You could take the opportunity to remind government officials to support the global commitment to a polio free world- Rotary's top priority. On World Polio Day, wear your End Polio Now pin and encourage your friends and family to do the same. 

Full Details click here

Annual District Foundation Dinner 


8th December 2014 





More details to follow

District Conference 


13th to 15th March 2015 




The 2015 Conference will run from lunch time on Friday 13 March until lunchtime on Sunday 15 March 2015. The Gala Dinner on Saturday 14 March 2015 will be held at the Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre and the theme for the dinner will be "Beneath the Southern Cross".

Full Details click here

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

50th Birthday Celebration - RC of Clayton 


17th April 2015 


Huntingdale Golf Club

 Windsor Avenue, Oakleigh South 


More details to follow

Shine On Awards 


24th May 2015 


The Shine On Awards for 2015 RC Maryborough will host the Shine On Awards for 2015 - on 24th May, 2015 @ The Highland Society, High St, Maryborough.  The attached nomination form sets out the details required and the submission dates to be met.  Please ensure that your Club supports your community and its people by ensuring your support for people with a disability. 


Nominations must be posted by 15th December 2014



Full Details click here

           the weeks ahead....
Thu 18 September                                          6:30 for 7:00pm

  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 



Wed 24 September                                         7:00 for 7:15am

  Grand Final Breakfast  


Guest Speaker -Scott Mclaren Retired A.F.L. Umpire 328 games-inc. 5 Finals Series.



Hosted by the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central


Box Hill Golf Club,

202 Station Street, Box Hill (Mel: 61 D3).


$50 pp (including Buffet and Cooked Breakfast)

  Raffle and Door Prizes. 



Bookings essential  



Contact Ralston Wood on 040 840.6677     



Thu 2 October                                                  6:30 for 7:00pm

  MAAarvelous Millinery Event 


 The Millinery Association of Australia

Spring Collection



ANZ Pavilion,

Arts Centre, Melbourne.


$70 pp (Drinks and canapés on arrival)


Full Details click here


 Online Bookings at


Fri 3rd to Sun 26th October                                                        

  The Vera Skipper Bequest Exhibition


The Rotary Club of Belgrave and Belgrave Fire Brigade have a long association of mutual support. Some Rotary members just happen to be members of each group.


The art exhibition called The Vera Skipper Bequest and held at Burrinja Community and Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey between 3rd and 26th October 2014 is the result of a very generous gift of over 60 paintings to Belgrave Fire Brigade.


Vera Skipper is a very talented artist who has studied and worked in Australia for over 40 years.


Full Details click here

Sat 4 October                                                   7:00 for 7:30pm



A joint project of the Rotary Club of Clayton and the

Rotary Club of Sandringham


All proceeds to provide FREE monthly Medical Camps to the slum villages of Moradabad, India 


Cheltenham Golf Club,

35 Victor Avenue, Cheltenham.


$20 pp

(Bring your own food and nibbles. Drinks at Bar Prices)


Full Details click here


Sun 5 October                                                  8:30 for 9:00am

  District 9810 Vocational Service Seminar 



Aim of the seminar is to share knowledge of Vocational Service projects and to showcase selected D9810 projects.



  • Melbourne Business Awards - Bentleigh Moorabbin Central - Giovanni Zeccola 
  •  Shine On Awards- Esther Murray 
  • VPLMP ( Victoria Police Leaders Mentoring Program ) - Alan Seale VPLMP Rotary Coordinator D9800  - Sandringham project
  • The Challenge to Lead - Leadership training program -  Doncaster - Maurice Kerrigan
  • Business Excellence Awards - Manningham Cluster- Greg King
  • Mindshop - Wheelers Hill - Don Fraser
  • Philippines Health Centre - Upper Yarra - David Chandler
  • KIOSC - Knox Innovation, Opportunity, Sustainability Centre - Boronia - Lance Deveson
  • Interview skills clinic for Blackburn High School -Nunawading- Bob Davis

Q & A  after each presentation


Monash Enterprise Business Centre

5A Hartnett Close, Mulgrave

9:00am to 12:00pm


RSVP attendance to Brian Tyedin by Thursday 2nd October on    0419 364 197 or at


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 

Sat 11 October                                               7:00 for 7:30pm

  South Sudan School Project 


Rotary Club of Manningham FAME Group and The Melbourne Rumbek Primary School Committee



 Have the great pleasure in inviting you to join us to celebrate the birth of a project that will benefit hundreds of children in South Sudan.


   Monte Carlo Receptions

5 Mitchell Street, Doncaster East (Mel: 48 J1)



$70 pp (Full Buffet Dinner - Drinks at Bar Prices)



RSVP by 11th September to joadyb@optusnet.com.au 

or Bookings at TRY Booking 


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   


Fri 17 October                                                7:00 for 7:30 pm

  Trivia Night 


 Hampton Rotary Club's 16th Great Southern Trivia Challenge



Sandringham Football Club,

Beach Road, Sandringham.


$25 pp (BYO Supper & Drinks at Bar Prices)


Full Details click here


 Online Bookings by 3rd October at


Sat 18 October                                                               7:00 pm

  District 9810 Guess Who's Coming 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.



Sat 25 October                                                1:45 for 2:00pm



All proceeds will go towards the Medical Health Camps in the slum villages of Moradabad, India 


1 Brian Court, Dingley Village.


$15 pp

(Drinks and Afternoon Tea provided)

RSVP by the 20th October for catering purposes to

Glenys on 0402 620 096 or pattig_4@hotmail.com 


Full Details click here


Sun 16 November                                     10:00am to 4:00pm




Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Monash

(Huntingdale, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Oakleigh, Monash, Waverley and Mount Waverley) 



Fundsraised go to Salvation Army, Oakleigh CIS, Waverley CIS, Dixon House and Best Chance 


Melbourne Steam Traction Club,

1200 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby (Mel: 72 D9).


$15 per family (2 Adults & 3 Children up to 16 years)

or $5 per Adult & $2 Child (4 - 16 years) 


Full Details click here


Again this month we have plenty of information and events to share with the Rotarians of our District. It is great to see so many clubs providing information each month.
Also any feedback or comments about "Highlights" throughout the year will be greatly appreciated. 
All the best

Michael Ellinger 

Rotary Club of Clayton

Editor: Highlights of D9810