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April 2015   

The year is rapidly approaching a close but there is still a lot going on.


On 19th May the District Governor 2017-18 Nomination Panel met and have nominated Malcolm Chiverton of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central.  Our congratulations go to Malcolm and Karen.


A number of clubs are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.  Over the past week we've attended two 50th celebrations.  It's wonderful to see the cumulative impact our clubs have had on their communities over the years, as well as the enduring friendships that grow through Rotary.


Congratulations also to the Rotary Club of Hampton for their Guinness Book of Records effort in "Glow for Good".  A thousand people braved the blustering winds to wave their glow sticks and set a new record, following a very successful community festival.  What a great way to Light up Rotary!


The 18th April saw 74 members from 19 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs across Districts 9810 and 9800 work together in moving 118 beds and medical equipment from Box Hill Hospital into containers for two donations-in-kind projects.  This was an outstanding effort, demonstrating true "Rotary in action"!


We're now approaching the District Assembly - a time to prepare for the next Rotary year.  I encourage you to work with your incoming Board to ensure your plans are in place for the year ahead.


Lighting up Rotary,


Tony Monley  

District Governor 2014-2015 

Rotary District 9810, Australia 



           please note.........
 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.


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

The Rotary Blood Challenge


Full Details click here

 Distict Rotaract Representative Appointment


I am pleased to advise that Bianca Lobo from the Monash Rotaract Club has been accepted as the District 9810 Rotaract Representative for the Rotary Year 2015/2016.


Malcolm Chiverton.

Rotary/Rotaract Chairperson

 Cyclone Marcia leaves a path of destruction in her wake


 At its peak, Cyclone Marcia caused 69,500 premises to lose power, at least 1000 homes suffered structural damage and 385 properties have been deemed uninhabitable. The Insurance Council of Australia has received 8950 claims, with the estimated insurance losses now standing at $53.4 million. These numbers are confronting, but they are nothing compared to the human suffering the cyclone caused.


Donations can be made by clicking here 

National Youth Science Forum


Some significant changes to the NYSF in 2015 include: 

- the application period has opened on March 1. This is one month earlier than previous years. 
- students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $60 when they formally submit their application to a Club. This is paid by the student directly to NYSF Canberra. 
- the fee for the NYSF is now $2950 per student. This is a significant increase from last year (17%) and has been necessary due to the loss of some university and corporate sponsors following the GFC and uncertainties around Federal tertiary funding.
Clubs are reminded:

- a student cannot attend the NYSF unless they are formally endorsed by a Rotary Club. 
- it is not compulsory for Clubs to provide funding for an endorsed student. Clubs are encouraged to discuss funding with the student and their parents/guardians early in the process. Clubs are encouraged to have the students/parents/guardians contribute as much to the fee as they can. For students that are in needy circumstances Clubs can decide to contribute more to the fee or seek support from other Clubs to assist in sponsoring the student.


- respond to all student enquiries. 
- wait until May 31 to make your selections for the District Interview. 
- discuss funding with the students/parents/guardians 
- encourage students/parents/guardians to contribute as much as they can towards the fee. 
- interview the students that you are interested in endorsing. 
- be discerning as to which students the Club nominates for a District interview. 
- advise me me by June 30 as to whom the Club is endorsing and selecting for a District Interview 

- ignore student approaches. 
- leave discussing funding until after the District Interviews and selections. 

- nominate students for District Interview that do meet the NYSFselection criteria (see brochure).       

All Clubs should have received in the Post a letter from the NYSF Canberra along with copies of brochures for the Club and brochures that the students/schools have received. In case these have been misplaced the files below have copies of these documents. 


If Clubs have any questions in regard to the above please do not hesitate to contact me (paul.taranto@qenos.com). 
Thank You
PP Paul Taranto
District Chair Science Programs 
Click here for School Science Coordinator Letter
Click here for Rotary Club President Letter
Click here for NYSF 2016 Student Brochure
Click here for 2016 NYSF Rotary Brochure
 Purnululu Bus Project

 The Purnululu School W.A., asked for assistance to purchase a 2010 Toyota Hi Ace 14 seater bus. The school has teachers and a great facility but some of its students and their families have been forced to move, due to poor housing, to another community some 35km away. A bus was needed to enable these students to attend school and maintain their friendships. The bus cost $35,000 and through the partnership developed with the Lindsay Couzens Trust, the Trust donated $27,486 and clubs in our District the remainder.


 Read the full story here
 National Rotary Success Conference and Youth Summit

Over the last two years Rotarians have been asking when we were we going to have another National Rotary Success Conference. It is going to happen this September! I would urge you to register now for what I am sure will be a great conference.


I would like to invite all Rotarians to the 2015 Rotary Success Conference and Youth Summit which will be held at the Hellenic Club, Canberra on 5- 6 September 2015. This conference is an affordable conference as the price of $120 per person covers, morning teas, lunch, afternoon tea and the Saturday night dinner. It will commence at 8.30am on the Saturday morning and conclude at 12.30pm on the Sunday.


All attendees will be able to have input into the conference breakout sessions over the weekend. It will be a conference that everyone will get something out of.


Who should be attending?  All Rotary Leaders, Presidents and Presidents Elect, PR Chairs, Membership Chairs and Future Rotary Leaders and Rotarians who want to be involved in the continuing success of Rotary in Australia.  At this conference you will be able to participate in breakout sessions on various topics such as Membership Retention, Membership Recruitment and Extension, Diversity in Rotary, Flexibility and Innovative Clubs in the Future, Leadership, Public Image and Media, and more.  As well, people will find out what has been successful for some clubs in growing and getting stronger.  Social media will also be explored with Rotary Public Image Coordinator Wendy Gaborit leading the discussion.  Wendy has a great grasp on social media and how it can work for clubs and getting engaged with the local community.


There will be presentations about a number of new innovative ideas on a wide range of topics, all practical ideas that you can use in your club.


The program will consist of mainly breakout groups enabling everyone to be able to participate and interact over the weekend in a practical, worthwhile and meaningful way.


Coupled with the Rotary Success Conference this year will be a Youth Summit for people under 40 years of age.  The Youth Summit will be an opportunity for people to put forward ideas and practical thoughts on how Rotary clubs can interact with younger people ... how and why Rotary clubs need to become more involved with Rotaract and Interact.


This Conference will be focussing on the future.  We are positive that every Rotarian will gain practical knowledge and new ideas to take back to their Clubs and Districts from this Conference.  You will meet Rotarians from across Australia and be able to share with them your ideas and hear their ideas; it will be a great experience for everyone.


Register now at: http://www.rotaryd9710.org.au/success-conference.html

club administration....
 District 9810 Information Directory

Rotary Club of Lilydale


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

save the date....
Malaria Awarness Day


Thursday 30th April 2015 


Around the world April 25th is declared as World Malaria Awareness Day. Here in Australia, because of Anzac Day, we have moved this day to April 30th. It's a time to reflect on the impact of malaria upon the world and the progress we are making in fighting and controlling it in our areas of focus ie Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste


The war against malaria continues to be waged on many fronts. We should be very proud that Australia is at the forefront of world research seeking to find a suitable, cheap, long lasting and easy to administer vaccine.


For more information about this event 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.   


Full Details click here

São Paulo Convention Dates



São Paulo is waiting for you! Rotary International Convention 6-9 June, 2015 São Paulo, Brazil 

Full details click here 

           the weeks ahead....
Wed 29 April                                                  6:30 for 7:00 pm


Jean Hailes for Women's Health and the Rotary Club of Mordialloc present




Parkdale Secondary College, Performing Arts Theatre

Warren Road, Mordialloc East


Join our health experts on the rollercoaster ride of

food, sex & hormones 


Resource packs, health information stalls and refreshments provided.


Gold Coin Donation at the Door 

Seats Limited - Bookings Essential 


Book online at jeanhailes.org.au or call 03 9562 6771



Full Details click here

Thu 30 April                                                  6:45 for 7:00 am


The Rotary Club of Rowville - Lysterfield invites you to their Business Breakfast




Kingston Links Golf Course Function Centre,

Corporate Avenue, Rowville


Registration 6:45 am  to start 7:00 am. 

 $50 per person includes breakfast. $25 secondary students.

Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements. 


RSVP is 21st April 2015  



POBox 2852 Rowville 3178

2.direct payment bsb 633 108 account number 149618571

3.credit card  http://www.trybooking.com/HBKV 


Full Details click here

Thu 7 May                                                       6:30 for 7:00 pm


The Rotary Clubs of Huntingdale and Clayton invite you to their




Oakleigh Carnegie RSL Club,

95 - 97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh


 $35 per person 


Evening includes:

 - Scrumptious two course meal, including wine

 - Informative talk by renowned nursery man ROGER BOYLE

 - Numerous high class items for auction

 - Challenging gardening quiz with excellent prizes

 - A wonderful night out


All proceeds to Ronald McDonald House, Family Room at Monash Childrens Hospital  


Buy Tickets:

1. Online at  http://www.trybooking.com/HHXO

2. At Pinewood Quality Nursery, Blackburn Road, Pinewood 


Full Details click here

Fri 15 May                                                       7:00 for 7:30 am



Kingston Heath Golf Club,

Kingston Road, Heatherton


Shot Gun Start at 7:30 am.

Open to all golfers - Male & Female 


Entry fee is $160 per player includes breakfast pack, buffet lunch - drinks at bar prices.


Dress - Neat Casual (no spiked shoes allowed / no jeans) collared shirts only 



Supporting Multiple Sclerosis Society and Local Charities.



Full Details & Registration click here


Sat 30 May                                                  6:30 for 7:00 pm


The Rotary Club of Beaumaris presents





Beaumaris Motor Yacht Club,

Beach Road, Beaumaris


 $100 per person includes 2 course meal and drink on arrival.         (Tables of 10 - $95.00 per person).


All proceeds are going to ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)


To book your seat please contact;

John Sime 0404 822 256 or john@jmsime.com

Payment can be made by cheque or direct credit

Rotary Club of Beaumaris - PO Box 7047, Beaumaris 3193

BSB: 633-000 Account No: 121 444 145


Full Details click here

Sat 30 & Sun 31 May                           9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Rotary Club of Glen Waverley invites you to a  




 Mount Waverley Community Centre

47 Miller Cres, Mount Waverley (Mel 70 E1)


Entry fee $8.00 (sorry no concessions)


Featuring Guest Textile Art Exhibition

"Seasons" by Stitch Theorem  


All proceeds to

Women Building Bridges - Monash

who will also exhibit their multicultural textiles.


  For more information click here

Sat 30 & Sun 31 May                          10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills is once again holding its  




 Mont Albert Primary School

Barloa Road, Mont Albert (Mel 46 J8)


 Adults $5 and accompanying children free. Light refreshments will be available.

  Market appraisals of your treasures will be available from David Freeman on Sunday May 31st from 11am to 2pm - $5 per item or 5 items for $20.  David is a well known and respected Antique Dealer.


Enquires : 0450 472 723 or info@rotarymash.org.au


   For more information click here


Sat 27 June                                                  7:00 for 7:30 pm


Rotary District 9810

2015 Changeover Dinner



District Governor Tony Monley and Kathy


together with


District Governor Elect David Tolstrup and Alison



Request the pleasure of the company of

All District 9810 Rotarians and Partners

at the 2015 District Changeover Dinner


Karralyka Centre,

Mines Road, Ringwood 

(Melway Ref: 50A6- Entry from both Maroondah Highway

and Mt Dandenong Road)


Cost: $60.00 / person

Drinks: At bar prices



Ladies: After Five

Gentlemen: Black Tie or Jacket & Tie


 RSVP via attached Registration Form by Friday 12th June 2015 


Full Details click here

Hello all, I can not believe that it is already April. Where has the year gone?


This month we have a great selection of events to choose from so there should be no excuse to find something you can be part off or attend.


Please keep up the good feedback and pass on all those events so your fellow Rotarians can enjoy them as well.

All the best

Michael Ellinger 

Rotary Club of Clayton

Editor: Highlights of D9810