Our District is located to the East of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
Purpose of this website
A Rotary District is, essentially, an administrative unit charged with providing services to the Rotary clubs which are its members.  This site is dedicated to providing service to the clubs and Rotarians of D9810.  Although it is not primarily aimed at the general public, all are welcome to view these pages.
 
District 9810 End Polio Now – Progress Report
Our goals this Rotary Year are detailed below:
 
Donations Goal
Donations to Date
1
Raise $69,000 AUD
$81,996.19
2
Have 23 Clubs donate $1,600 ($US1,000)
18 Clubs
3
Support the DG Partner’s Project – End Polio Now
$28,745
 
 
As you can see, we have FAR exceeded our goal of raising $69,000AUD! Well done!
The DG’s Partner’s Project Dr Helen Parker (Polio Plus) has raised $28,745.
Polio Cases for 2024 – 2 cases in Pakistan
In 2023, there were:
Pakistan – 6
Afghanistan - 6
There are other ways we as Rotarians can contribute – by becoming Polio Plus Society Members.
 
Please click on Read More

Sunday June 2nd at RACV Club, Cape Schank.

Lunch with Gordon and Heather update

There is still time to book for this event. I am please to report that Rotaractors from both Districts will be attending along with many Club members. There are a few Clubs even taking entire tables.
Why not get a group from your Club together and join us at Cape Schanck? Tables are of only 8 people.
If you are from a Club who has indicated that you will fill a table, please ensure that everyone has booked using the link below.
A reminder of the lunch......
 
President Gordon has been a strident advocate in promoting Mental Health initiatives that help communities and individuals rebuild their resilience. Prioritising mental health in his year of office is an imperative, “I know what it's like to see someone close to me suffer in silence. I have also witnessed the power of personal connections, the value of discussing emotional and mental well-being, and the lifesaving impact of preventive care and treatment”.
Professor Pat McGorry, a Rotarian, will host the lunch and inform us about the face of mental health here in Australia. Early intervention of Mental Health as the cornerstone of building community and individual resilience.
 
We want our Rotary clubs to provide the connection to this fantastic opportunity to hear this powerful message.
Book a table, invite your local business owners and youth networks. Sponsor your Rotaractors, Interactors and school contacts.
 

Prices: $95 pp incl 2 course lunch. $1,200 per table of 8 with table naming rights

Bookings are NOW OPEN here

Flyer for event here
 
Calendar details here

MULTICULTURAL   INCLUSION DAY -  MT WAVERLEY YOUTH CENTRE  SUNDAY – 12th MAY

 
Background
The concept of a Multicultural Inclusion Day (MID) and the drive to make it happen came from one of our newer members (and our PN) Raj Susarla. Raj has extensive contacts within the local Indian community. Raj had also had experience elsewhere of a similar event.
From the outset the club recognised the value of this initiative in both celebrating the diversity we have in the Monash community, engaging with our broader community and in publicising our club and Rotary in general. It matched perfectly with Rotary’s DEI objective. The focus was always on community engagement and ethnic celebration, not fundraising. Admission would be free.  
We wanted to engage as many diverse groups in Monash as possible and also get Monash Council support. Early contact was made with the council Cultural Diversity Community Development Officer and invitations issued to the Mayor, councillors and local politicians.
A number of Clubs, once again organised/sponsored ANZAC Day events. Many more, if not all Clubs, represented Rotary at local community services.
Featured here are just four such events, supported by the Rotary Clubs of Boronia, Manningham City, Noble Park Dingley and Emerald and District.
These are great opportunities to raise the profile of our Clubs in the Community and foster collaboration with other groups within our communities.
My congratulations to all Clubs in the District who participated in ANZAC day events.
 
Click on Read More for more pics.
 
As you may recall, member of Sprinvale City Loc Lam was awarded an OAM earlier this year for his services to the community and especially to the Vietnamese community. Refer story here.
Loc invited his Rotary friends along with friends from other areas of the community along with family to an afternoon of celebration at his home in Aspendale.
 
Not only was the event in honour of his award but it was also intended to draw attention to one of his areas of focus, namely the Vietnamese Museum currently in the planning stage.
 
Loc is passionate about this project and is one of it's Directors. Expect to hear more about this project as the Springvale City Club is going to support Loc and I'm sure will be seeking support from other Clubs in the District.
 
A few more pics - click on Read More
A Community & Business Leaders breakfast
Engaging with Future Leaders
President Gordon McInally & Professor Pat McGorry

Monday, June 3rd, 2024 at Frankston Arts Centre

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW ONLY $38PP

 
Rotary International President Gordon McInally will be the special guest at this event to be held on the morning of Monday, June 3rd at the Frankston Arts Centre.
This is for community and business people interested in how to engage with the next generation of leaders and help them build successful careers. Understand the global trends for young people, their careers opportunities and how to help them build safe networks and resilience to ensure career success.
 

Prices: $38 pp or $450 per table of 8 incl naming rights

Bookings now open here

Flyer for event here
 
Calendar details here
On March 26, 2024 The Interact Club of Ringwood Secondary College was chartered.
Congratulations to the members of the Rotary Club of Maroondah and President Darrin Scott.
I had the pleasure of attending the event and the pride in the students, and the staff was very evident.
Well done Maroondah.
 
Click on Read More for some more pics.
As all Rotarians should know, Paul P. Harris was the founder of Rotary. To learn more about Paul Harris, click here.
But what is the Paul Harris Society?

Paul Harris Society

The Paul Harris Society recognises Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute US$1,000 or more each year to any combination of the following:

  • Annual Fund-SHARE 
  • Annual Fund-World Fund
  • Annual Fund-Areas of focus 
  • PolioPlus Fund
  • Disaster Response Fund
  • Disasters of Magnitude 
  • Approved global grants

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

To join the Paul Harris Society, please click on graphic below.

 
 
 
 

What is the best way to make a year-end gift to The Rotary Foundation?

As we approach the end of the Rotary year, and the tax year, it is a great time to consider making a contribution to The Rotary Foundation.
Remember, The Rotary Foundation should be considered our "charity of choice".
 
Any personal contribution will be recorded as a part of the contribution by your Club as well as against yourself, as a Rotarian. In addition it is fully tax deductible.
 
Simply log into your MyRotary and click on Donate. https://my.rotary.org/en/donate
 
A full and detailed sheet of instructions is available here.
 
If you wish to make a contribution to EndPolio, and have your donation tagged as DG Partner Project, then go here. A reminder that your donation will still go against your club and yourself and be tax deductable.
 

Prof Arnold Dix on Australian Story

For those who attended our District 9810 Conference in Warrnambool you will recall that one of our more memorable speakers was Professor Arnold Dix.
 
Whilst we compensated Arnold for journeying to Warrnambool, he most generously did not seek any fee for speaking. As he is a resident of Monbulk he simply requested that perhaps a contribution could be made to a local project on his behalf.
And this is what we've done. The Rotary Club of Monbulk will work with Arnold using funds provided by the District on a local project, hopefully establishing a long term collaboration with Arnold.
 
Arnold has a website at arnolddix.com
 
He was featured on Australian Story on April 15. Click on image below to watch.
 
 
Just a quick Save the Date for the Joint District (9810 and 9820) Changeover dinner this coming June.
DGE Colin Byron has advised me that it will be held on Saturday, 29th June at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham.
 
More details here. It goes without saying that Clubs are discouraged from holding their own Changeover functions on this evening.
Community Leaders
Our Community Leaders are now all in place with the last Community Group 4 position being filled by Gus Rozycki.
The team is as follows:
Group 1
Wil Cornelissen
Group 2
Trish Carr
Group 3
Murray Wilson
Group 4
Gus Rozycki
Group 5
Peter Rawlings
Group 6
Tim Wills
Group 7
Bill Degnan
 
I believe training of the team is already under way. On behalf of both Districts 9810 and 9820 I say thank you to these members who have taken on these roles and I wish them success.
For more info about Community Leader role, click here.
 
Keep up to date with all things related to Regionalisation here.
 
 
 
The Rotary convention is where friendship and learning come together to inspire you. In Singapore you’ll connect with people of action from around the globe at Rotary’s biggest event of the year.
The 2024 Rotary International Convention, will be be held 25-29 May in Singapore.
Here are a couple of stories to help inspire you to register.
Shape-shifting Singapore - here - By Wen Huang
Singapore – a land of surprises - here. By Jennifer Scott, Chair of the 2024 International Convention Committee
 
Register now here
Just a reminder to all members, but especially Presidents, committee chairs and event organisers to get your event into the District Event Newsletter, Highlights, edited by Michael Ellinger.
This will also ensure it gets included in the District Event Calendar on the website, link here.
To publish your event and/or function please send it to Michael in either a word document or PDF file format at highlights9810@gmail.com
Current and past editions can be found here.

Sunday June 2nd at RACV Club, Cape Schank.

Lunch with Gordon and Heather
President Gordon has been a strident advocate in promoting Mental Health initiatives that help communities and individuals rebuild their resilience. Prioritising mental health in his year of office is an imperative, “I know what it's like to see someone close to me suffer in silence. I have also witnessed the power of personal connections, the value of discussing emotional and mental well-being, and the lifesaving impact of preventive care and treatment”.
Professor Pat McGorry, a Rotarian, will host the lunch and inform us about the face of mental health here in Australia. Early intervention of Mental Health as the cornerstone of building community and individual resilience.
 
We want our Rotary clubs to provide the connection to this fantastic opportunity to hear this powerful message.
Book a table, invite your local business owners and youth networks. Sponsor your Rotaractors, Interactors and school contacts.
 

Prices: $95 pp incl 2 course lunch. $1,200 per table of 8 with table naming rights

Bookings are NOW OPEN here

Flyer for event here
 
Calendar details here
A Community & Business Leaders breakfast
Engaging with Future Leaders
President Gordon McInally & Professor Pat McGorry

Monday, June 3rd, 2024 at Frankston Arts Centre

Rotary International President Gordon McInally will be the special guest at this event to be held on the morning of Monday, June 3rd at the Frankston Arts Centre.
This is for community and business people interested in how to engage with the next generation of leaders and help them build successful careers. Understand the global trends for young people, their careers opportunities and how to help them build safe networks and resilience to ensure career success.
 

Prices: $38 pp or $450 per table of 8 incl naming rights

Bookings now open here

Flyer for event here
 
Calendar details here
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Anzac Service for Schools

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Carting Hay for Farmers

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Rotary International President - Gordon McInally 2023/2024

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.

Gordon McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 9 January. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves," McInally said at Rotary's annual training event for incoming district governors.

Link to page with detail theme info

Gordon McInally's theme speech.

 

District Governor 2023/2024 - Ian Ballantine

Hello there and welcome to the website for Rotary District 9810. From the Bay to the Hills. Our District comprises some 37 Rotary Clubs and four Rotaract Clubs. We are located to the east of Melbourne, Australia.
 
If you are looking for a club near you, try our Club finder here. Locations and meeting times are clearly displayed. I invite you to look at their website and/or make contact with them. I promise they’ll be delighted to hear from you.
 
If you are a fellow member of District 9810, I hope you take the opportunity to utilise this website where we try to provide as much information as possible to help you get the most out of Rotary.
 
This applies whether you are a Club President, a Board member, a member of a committee, a brand new member or a long standing one.
I guarantee you’ll learn something new about our District or Rotary International every time you visit.
 
I look forward to working with you in 2023-24
Rotary District 9810 has a new service called “CONNECTIONS” brought to you by District 9810 Technology Committee – TechCom.
CONNECTIONS is a new service for the members by the members of District 9810 and offers a free service for anyone wanting to advertise their business in Rotary.
This usually involves members scanning in their business cards and sending them through to the Webmaster along with their preferred business website and business category.
 
CONNECTIONS offers District 9810 members, family, and friends:
  • Publicise businesses and activities organized by connections on the district website
  • Invite Rotarians in the district to speak and store their videos for virtual meeting, or district workshops talking about their business and related service work
  • Seek out Rotarians who are outstanding in their professions or are enthusiastic about a hobby and encourage them to advertise on CONNECTIONS.
 
So, from jam to jumpers, cleaning to computers, we want your mainstream or hobby business added to CONNECTIONS:
Contact the webmaster: gusrozycki@9810rotary.org.au
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