District 9810 News
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Rotaract District 9810 Updates
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Rotary Down Under
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District 9810 News From RAWCS
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July 2019   
Welcome to a sensationally FUN year, the year in which “Rotary Connects the World.”
A theme, vision and sentiment which the clubs of District 9810 have already embraced if the attendance at Club Changeovers is any indication.
At the changeovers I have had the pleasure of attending, I saw club members past and present, Rotarians from cluster clubs, council members and local MPs, and representatives from local organisations who are recipients of the clubs generous donation.
As Rotarians get out into the community with energy, passion and enjoyment, doing hands on local projects, starting/continuing existing overseas projects, the promotion of these good works, will allow people see how Rotary Connects the World.
Books for Kids - DG Family Project
You would have received the email launching our DG Project Books for Kids, on the Books in Homes Campaign page.  I sent that same email to everyone on my email contact list, was shared on Facebook by many Rotarians.
I am delighted to say that we have already had nearly $600 donated to us.  Thank you very much to all those who are supporting this cause.  Duncan, Flynn and I have been overwhelmed with the positive responses we have received to our project.
We been asked how the primary schools were identified as being recipients of books for our DG Family Project.  Our partners, Books in Homes use the Government Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) and any Government Primary School with an index under 1000 is deemed to be educationally disadvantaged. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
I was delighted to give the closing speech to the recipients of this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) participants.  They all had an amazing time and were very appreciative of the opportunity their sponsoring Rotary Club gave them. 
If you sponsored a RYLA participant make sure you get them to come and be a guest speaker, as they will have an amazing story to tell. 
I had the honour to present my first Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Tegan McWilliam. Tegan is a valued member of the RYLA Board, Monash Rotaractor and a very deserving recipient of this recognition.
DG Visits
DG Visits are about to commence and Duncan, Flynn and I are looking forward to meeting you all and hearing about the wonderful ways in which Rotary Connects the World.
Have a sensationally FUN year everyone.
Shia Smart
Governor 2019-20
           important items this month....
Beware Copyright Laws
.... This also applies to written work, music, videos, software and other intellectual property.
                 Click here for the Google Copyright information, and here for the Australian Copyright laws.
Rotary D9810 2020 Conference Registrations are now OPEN
 Saturday 21st to 22nd March 2020
For more information click here
coming up this month...
Rotary Club of Rowville-Lysterfield
 Thursday 18th July 2019 
For more information and registration click here
Rotaract District 9810 Changeover  
       Saturday 20th July 2019 
We invite you all to join us for an afternoon tea celebrating our achievements this past year. Help celebrate and reflect on the fun and support that Rotaract district 9810 has achieved over the last year and welcome in the new boards.
Everyone is welcome!!
For more information click here
Challenge to Lead Information Breakfast
 Friday 26th July 2019  
For more information click here
Rotary District 9810 Membership Seminar
 Friday 26th July 2019 
For more information click here
                                                            the weeks ahead...
Rotary District 9810 Public Image Seminar
 Friday 2nd August 2019 
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Box Hill Baseball Centre
This seminar has been organised to assist you to promote the fantastic work you and your Rotary Club do in your local community. We request attendance of Club Public Image Chairs, Presidents, Secretary's, New Members and all Rotarians interested in building Rotary's image.
Guest speakers will provide presentations on the following topics:
  • Working with Local printed media
  • The value and power of Social Media
  • Club Runner
  • Writing articles/Brochures/Flyers
  • Photography
  • Waving the Rotary Flag in your Community
A detailed agenda will be provided closer to Friday 2nd August
Rotary Club of Nunawading
 Saturday 17th August 2019 
For more information click here
RAWCS  Information Day
 Sunday 18th August 2019 
Where: Cilioms - Tullamarine 9 am to 4 pm    
Who: ALL  Rotarians 
          ALL District and Club Chairs
          ALL Clubs who want to showcase their RAWCS projects - set up 8 am on the day
RAWCS -  the future direction, projects, opportunities, communication plan for regions/ districts/ clubs
Bookings required by mid July for catering purposes.[m/tea lunch a/tea]    
Cost $10 on the day
Contact Regional RAWCS Secretary Virginia Turner  0414 245 815
For more information click here
2019 RAM Conference
 Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th August 2019  
For more information click here
Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale
 Monday 26th August 2019  
For more information click here
                                                                  save the date...
Rotaract Club of Yarra Ranges
 Friday 6th September 2019  
For more information click here
Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale
 Thursday 12th September 2019  
For more information click here
Presidential Dinner
 Tuesday 24th September 2019  
For more information click here
Challenge to Lead Program
 Thursday 10th to 12th October 2019  
How many sausage sizzles do you need to earn $500?
The Rotary Club of Doncaster is seeking referrals from District Clubs for participants in their Challenge to Lead Program. With each successful referral, the RC of Doncaster will pay the referring club $500. That's a lot of sausage sizzles!
Throughout the District there is a pool of contacts and potential participants in management and professional positions who would either benefit themselves or recommend others who would benefit from the Program. It's an easy fund raiser for a Club.
There is a high demand for good leadership. It is a must-have capability for any individual or organisation wanting to get ahead in the world and achieve and earn more.Leadership can be taught, learnt and developed and this course will help in this regard.
What is it?
The Challenge to Lead Program is a 3-day residential leadership program run by the Rotary Club of Doncaster on 10th, 11th and 12th October, 2019.
The Program is delivered pro bono by dedicated professional facilitators including the former Director of HR for HP and Telstra, a Senior Fellow Melbourne Business School, an advisor to Mt Eliza MBA program and a Principal Fellow of the Melbourne University Business School.
Since 2014, Challenge to Lead participants have come from a wide range of organisations including local government, multinational companies, not for profits (NFPs), statutory authorities and small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) and the program received many ringing endorsements.
For endorsements see this link -
For more details see website -
If you have any queries, please contact David Grieve on 0488 480402 or
For more information click here
                                                                    please note...
Rotary District 9810 – Books for Kids
For more information click here
For more information click here
Adopt a Bed Program
click here for more information 
ROMAC Presentation
This is a special note to all D9810 clubs if they would like to have a guest speaker from ROMAC give a PowerPoint presentation. 
Please Contact Gavan McIntyre on 0409343947
More and more of us are heading overseas and we always seem to return with useless foreign coins that end up in the bottom of a drawer somewhere.
Ron Brooks, RC of Forest Hill, coordinates their collection in this successful D9810 project.   In the last 3 years, 300kgs of coins and notes sent to UNICEF were valued by them at over $10,000.   Put out a labelled 200gm coffee jar at your weekly club meeting which will hold over 2.2kg of coins.
UNICEF Partnerships Manager emailed "We see Rotary and UNICEF as a perfect match, a dream fit".   UNICEF works in over 190 countries for the rights and welfare of all children.   It supports children's health needs, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education, and protection from violence, exploitation, and HIV.  
  • $2 feeds a malnourished child for day
  • 50 cents provides a dose of life-saving measles vaccine
So, get out that coffee jar and let's recycle this "scrap metal" into something valuable for kids. And while you are at it, let's give UNICEF any leftover paper money.

Contact: Ron Brooks at  or 0413-042-043
Rotary Club of Noble Park - Fund Raising Initiative
There are 2 Cool Rooms available from my place at 3 Nambrok Close Dingley Village for pick up and delivery back and all types of trailer lights electrical towing connections available. 50mm standard towing Ball required. Empty weight is 400KG with 650/750KG max weight allowable (fits within Vic Roads rules). Hire agreement detail available.
Very Simple to operate. Will enhance Club BBQ fundraising efforts, or Club parties or support for other Rotary involved functions.
Thank you
Keith Maxwell, Past President 2015/2016 the Rotary Club of Noble Park 
M 0418 647 064 
H 61 3 9551 7711
Rotary on the Radio in District 9810
Broadcast from studios at Box Hill Town Hall, The Rotary & Community Service Radio Show has been running continuously for more than 10 years.
The Rotary Radio Show tells of inspirational and uplifting stories. How one, a few, or many, can make a difference and understand the importance of being part of a team. Listen to those who have made a difference, those triumphing over adversity, and those creating new horizons. The stories are most usually told through on-air interviews with a range of special guests.
The show features superb 70's, 80's and great new music with a focus on Aussie Rock music. The Radio show goes live on free to air radio every Friday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Eastern Australian Time, from the studios of 94.1FM 3WBC, or you can stream on the web from the 3WBC website and podcasts can be found at and iTunes podcasts - search for "doing good in Victoria".
Regular Broadcasters are David Proud and Ian Salek both of whom are D9800 Rotarians. D9810 Rotarians interest in becoming involved in community radio through 94.1FM can contact David on 0414 665 524.
"Rotary in Action" (RiA) airs on 96.5 InnerFM and goes to air live every Tuesday between 3 and 4 pm.
RiA has been broadcast every week of the year since July 4, 1995, and the "Rotary in Action" broadcast team claims their program is "the world's longest running weekly hour-long radio program totally dedicated to Rotary news and information!" a statement which has the approval of the Rotary International Media Department.
RiA is a multi-District endeavour with presenters from D9810, D9800 and D9790.   The 9810 presenters are Brian Tyedin, Keith Anderson and Greg King.
"Rotary in Action" is a vibrant, magazine style format, aimed specifically at the general listening audience, with studio guests and Rotary community announcements, mixed in with some great music.
The program can be live-streamed through or heard through the "TuneIn" smart phone app.
Rotarians interested in becoming a presenter, a guest or providing announcements can contact Greg King on mobile 0416 045 157 or via email on
Using the platform of its Community Connections program on Wednesday at 12 noon, 99.1 Yarra Valley FM provides three Rotary clubs in the region an opportunity to discuss their projects, fundraisers and other items of interest.
Host, Alan Collier, is a Rotarian himself and is adept at ensuring the guest Rotarians cover all the aspects of each topic and show Rotary to its best advantage.
A range of D99810 Rotarians appear on the show from the Rotary Clubs of Lilydale, Healesville and Wandin.
Podcasts of the program can be found at the website
Rotarians talks about local clubs' current projects and those coming up in the near future. The show also gives clubs the opportunity to promote their fundraisers and promote the advantages of joining Rotary to potential members.
                                                       club administration...
Hi to all.
Welcome to the first Highlights for the Rotary year 2019/2020.
Just a reminder that you can also keep up to date with current events on the District website. Click Here 
If you have any PHF's or any other special recognitions that you would like to share within the district, please forward them to me. 
Please remember that if your Rotary Club has any Events and Fundraising Activities planned from now or in the future, please forward the information to me at   
All the best
Michael Ellinger 
Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale
Editor: Highlights of D9810