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October 2014   

Welcome to the October edition of Highlights.  We hope your Rotary year is going well!
A key priority for the District this Rotary year is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge across the District of our great projects, so that we may learn from each other and optimise the investment of our time and resources in our activities.  Earlier this month we held the District Vocational Service Seminar at which we showcased a number of excellent projects.  Thanks to Vocational Service Director, Brian Tyedin and his wife Jenny for hosting this event.  If you'd like to learn more about these projects, please contact Brian.  On the 26th October we will be holding the District International Service Seminar, hosted by our International Chairman, Brian McDaid.  Again, we'll have a great line up of projects and resources for your information.  If your club has a great project that you'd like showcased at the District Conference, then please contact our Conference Committee to reserve a space at the Project Expo.
Let's Light Up Rotary!



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.
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 

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

 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 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Noble Park



The Rotary Club of Noble Park would like you to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary (1965 - 2015) by ordering the special labelled Chardonnay (Yarra Valley - 2008) and Shiraz (Central Victoria - 2013).


Full Details click here

World Polio Day 


24th October 2014 



We are 99% of the way to a polio-free world - truly, "this close" to eradicating polio forever. On 24 October, help us get closer by spreading the word about our fight to End Polio Now with our communities and the world. Here's how:


  • Hear polio survivor and Ironman athlete Minda Dentler's incredible story. Register today for ourEnd Polio Now: Make History Today Livestreamevent.
  • Make a gift today and protect another child from getting polio for life.
  • Share Rotary's fight to end polio with local government officials and use this opportunity to encourage them to support the global commitment to a polio free world. Download advocacy and event resources.
  • Show your support for polio eradication on social media and let your friends know that you want to end polio with this new End Polio Now graphic.
  • Host your own event on 24 October and add your voice to the conversation with the hashtag WorldPolioDay.

Our global network of volunteers has helped the vast majority of the world end polio. On World Polio Day, let's show the world that when Rotarians start something, they finish it. Let's end polio now.



John F. Germ
Rotary International President-nominee


Full Details click here

 Rotary/Wasrag WASH Webinars 



 Inspired by the June 2014 World Water Summit in Sydney, Australia, Rotary and Wasrag are teaming up on a free, three part webinar series to assist with your water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) Rotary projects. Moderated by Rotarian Bob Wubbena, immediate past Vice Chair of Wasrag, this series will feature ideas and best practices from WASH experts and experienced Rotary members to help you undertake sustainable WASH initiatives.  


Space is limited, so click on the registration links below to reserve your spot:

Full Details click here

save the date....
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....
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 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


Wed 12 November                                          7:30 for 8:00pm



Join members and friends of the Rotary Club of Hampton to the Opening Night of another fabulous Brighton Theatre Company Production


 Brighton Arts & Cultural Centre

Cnr Wilson & Carpenter Streets, Brighton.


$20 pp


Book Tickets from:

Jennifer Fox on 0411 108 248 or fox3jenn@gmail.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) 


Calling all Grandparents to bring your Grandchildren 

Calling all Families to come along and join in on the fun 


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


Sat 6 December                                         9:00 am to 4:00 pm



 Rotary Club of Dingley Village


 Dingley Village Community Centre,

Marcus Road, Dingley Village.


All Proceeds to Rotary Projects


Full Details click here


Mon 8 December                                           6:30 for 7:00 pm


Annual District Foundation Dinner 




 The Whitehorse Club,

298-336 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood.

(MEL 62 B7)


Two Course Dinner, including Drinks - (not spirits)

We hope you can join us to make tables of 10 

$45 per person


RSVP is Monday 24th November to Warren Fricke

0417 548 534 or wfricke@bigpond.net.au


Full Details click here and Registration click here



Finally I am getting the hang of this job and I hope that you are enjoying reading the newsletter each month. I find it amazing how much there is going on in the district. Keep up the good work with providing me all the events.
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