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December 2014   
Well we're now racing into the Christmas season - some time to sit back and relax with family and friends and reflect on some of the priorities of life.  Let's also take some time out to reflect on how this year in Rotary is tracking.  What have you and your club achieved this year?  What's still to be to done?  What will you do differently in the second half of this Rotary year?

I've only just returned from the Zone Institute in Wellington in NZ.  This is an annual conference of past and current District Governors and also coincides with training sessions for incoming Governors Elect and Nominee.  Every three years we have a combined session with our NZ colleagues.  It was a great opportunity to share notes with my class mates from around Aus & NZ and to learn of some of the initiatives underway elsewhere in the Rotary world.  I'll share more information on that in the new year but as a heads-up, pencil March-May in your diaries for a national Rotary blood drive, in conjunction with Red Cross.  This will be a great opportunity to provide a meaningful community service by donating blood, as well as attracting some great publicity.  And if you can't donate, then don't worry, I'm sure there's someone in your family who can and can still say they're doing it on behalf of Rotary!

Kathy and I hope you have a very happy and safe festive season.


Best wishes


Tony Monley  

District Governor 2014-2015 

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

 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

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

 Distict Stamp Fund

Your District Stamp Fund needs used stamps - we have had to ring around for supplies lately!! Any stamps will do, high value and foreign varieties bring in the most dollars.


This is a diminishing resource so let us use it while we can, it will not cost you a cent but will hopefully improve the lives of the less fortunate amongst us.


Send each other a Christmas card !!


For more information, consult the Directory or contact Carrol Farmer. 

2014-2015 Presidential Citation Update

Please read this important information about changes to the 2014-15 Presidential Citation.


RI President Gary C.K. Huang has made a few changes to the "Light Up the Family of Rotary" section of the citation to make these goals more attainable for clubs. The specific changes are as follows:

  • For the "Best Class" Club President's Challenge, points will be earned if either the club president or club president-elect registers to attend the São Paulo convention.
  • Points can be earned if the club sponsors a new Rotaract club or Interact club or if it continues to sponsor one of these groups.
  • Points can also be earned if the club sponsors a new Rotary Community Corps or if it continues to sponsor an RCC.
  • Clubs only need to score a minimum of 30 points in this section of the citation, instead of 40 as originally written.

The updated 2014-15 Presidential Citation form is available on the RI website, here.


As a reminder, club presidents should submit their clubs' completed forms to their district governors no later than 31 March 2015. Please do not send your forms to RI, as they will not be processed. District governors will have the ability to report the names of their districts' qualifying clubs online through My Rotary between 1 March and 15 April 2015. 


Please submit your applications for a Presidental Citation to Tony Monley on later than the 31st March 2015.


Vital information for your Rotary Clubs 
We are aware that there have been, and will continue to be, many changes for clubs to adapt to. One of the largest is the change in the Club Invoicing that comes into effect with the January 2015 invoice.


To assist your clubs through the requirements, our office has prepared a presentation on the New Club Invoice and the changes that will be occurring, together with the inclusion of Rotary Down Under magazine subscription costs on the RI invoice.


The presentation is in the form of Powerpoint with an audio commentary, and can be viewed on YouTube at:-



It would be appreciated if you could forward this information and the link to your clubs, so that they are able to receive the most up to date information that is available.    If they have any questions regarding this process they should contact our office on +61 2 8894 9800 or email to risppo@rotary.org



Joy Walker 

Acting International Office Manager, Club & District Support

South Pacific & Philippines Office 


 Christmas Fruit Mince Pies
$15 per Dozen
$3 from each dozen will be supporting "Motor Neurone Disease"
For full details click here
club administration....
 District 9810 Information Directory

Rotary Club of Lilydale


The Rotary Club of Lilydale are now meeting at Chirnside Park Country Club. 



Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central


The Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central is not meeting at Hemisphere, South Road Moorabbin until further notice.  


They will be meeting at PIAZZA VERCELLI 5/76 East Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East on Wednesday 17th December also 14 & 21 January 2015. 


They may be moving to Celantro Restaurant once it is re-located at Holmesglen TAFE.

situations vacant....
 Co-ordinator/Chairperson Required

Expressions of interest are being sought for someone to co-ordinate within D9810 our participation in a National Rotary Blood Drive next year. The campaign will commence April 1st 2015 and run through to 30th June 2015.


Red Cross will set up a "Red Club" for Rotary clubs to record blood donations.


I am looking for Rotarians who would be interested in getting involved in the running/promotion of this campaign.


If interested please contact PP Shia Smart 0429039369 or shia.duncan@gmail.com 

 "MC" for District Cluster Membership Information Nights 

Expressions of interest for Rotarians to consider putting their name forward to be considered as an MC at any planned "District Cluster Membership Information Nights". 


The District Membership Committee has formed a sub-committee to put together information for provision to Club Presidents & Membership Chairs to assist them with running Cluster or Club specific "Membership Information Nights". It is intended to provide a pack of information containing suggestions concerning Venue, Cost, Audio Visual requirements, Ticketing & Invitations, Agenda, Speakers, Event Master of Ceremony.


If interested please contact Michael Jacobs (District 9810 Membership Chairperson) on 0429039369 or 9760 6100 (Work). 

save the date....
World War 1: A History in 100 Stories 


Tuesday 24th February 2015 


The Rotary Club of Monash invites you to join Professor Bruce Scates, Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Monash University in previewing how a global audience of thousands will be looking at World War 1 from a different perspective in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) World War 1: A History in 100 Stories. 


This event will take place on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at 7.30pm in South One Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus. Come along to find out more about this exciting and thought-provoking opportunity to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day. Booking details will follow next month. 


More information about World War 1: A History in 100 Stories can be found at http://monash.edu/news/show/monash-mooc-remembers-the-great-war

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

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 17 April                                                     7:00 for 7:30 pm


50th Birthday Celebration 




 Huntingdale Golf Club,

Windsor Avenue, Oakleigh South.


Two Course Dinner. Drinks at Bar Prices 

$65 per person


RSVP is Friday 20th March 2015. Your prompt reply would be appreciated as numbers are limited.


Full Details and Registration click here

Well it is that time of year again where we all start to wind down to enjoy Christmas and get ready for the New Year. I would like to take this oppertunity to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Please keep up the good feedback and pass on all thoses events so your fellow Rotarians can enjoy them as well.
All the best

Michael Ellinger 

Rotary Club of Clayton

Editor: Highlights of D9810