District Events
November 2021 
coming up this month...
Friday 5th November to 19th November 2021 
The Rotary Clubs of Bayswater & Rowville-Lysterfield, and Knox Rotaract invite you to

The 47th Annual Knox Art Show 2021!
This year's show will be completely online!
Featuring gorgeous paintings and exceptional original photography by local artists.
All artwork is for sale!
For more information and to visit our virtual gallery
Sunday 21st November 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 856 2856 0696

Passcode: 316144

Monday 22nd November 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 828 8053 0607

Passcode: 252603

Friday 26th November 2021 - 11:00 am
For event details and registration click here
To become a sponsor and support "Make a Difference" click here
the weeks ahead...
Wednesday 1st December 2021 - 6:00 pm
For event details click  here
Friday 10 December 2021 
For more information and to be involved click  here
and coming up in 2022...
Rotary Youth Leadership Seminar 2022 - District 9810/9820
January 17th - 22nd, 2022 will see the new RYLA Leadership Seminar held for participants aged 18-30 .
The 2022 program will be held in conjunction with District 9820.
The RYLA program has had an amazing history of inspiring the leaders of tomorrow by providing them with the tools to develop leadership, vocational and teamwork skills through in -classroom theory and outdoor activities during a 6 day residential program.
To find out more about this program and how to apply to attend click the link below.
Thursday 24th February 2022 - 11:00 am
For event details and registration click  here
Sunday 27th February 2022 - 11:00 am
For event details click  here
Sunday 6th March to Friday 11th March 2022 

Yes it’s back.  After a pandemic delayed start, the next annual “Ride For Medical Research” will take place March 6 - 11, 2022. Having now raised over $1.2 million for Australian Rotary Health we look forward to pushing this to over $1.3milion in the near future.

Registration for this popular fundraising event will open on the 14th of November 2021 with strictly limited numbers, so get in early to secure your place.

Join us for the “Kelly Country Encounters Tour” 2022

The ride next year will be centered around the great cycling area of Wangaratta, taking in the King Valley, Beechworth, the painted silos in the region and more. See the web site for more information and registration details.


If you can’t make it why not consider joining in with the Mad March Cycle Challenge which will run in conjunction. Details of this will be released closer to the date.

Please note we are also seeking support drivers for the ride, if interested please see the web site for contact details or ring Ken Barrett on:- 0408 682 244

The conference is to be held at Caulfield Racecourse on the 25th and 26th March 2022.
Its theme is 'Healthy World and Healthy People'. The conference will be online of the Friday night with inperson conference sessions and breakouts on the Saturday, concluding with a Gala Dinner which can be booked independentely of the conference.  There is an amazing line up of impressive keynote speakers.  More information can be found at https://dg9810for2021-22.org/conference-program/
Conference Tickets are $140 for Rotarians, $70 for Rotaractors
Gala Dinner Tickets are $100
Bookings are now open ....... dont delay   
Sunday 27th March to Friday 1st April 2022 

The Australian Fellowship of Golfing Rotarians are holding their annual tournament from the 27th of March 2022 to the 1st of April 2022 at the Claremont Golf Course situated in the suburbs of Hobart right next to the Cadbury factory. The golf course has been refurbished as has the Club House. I have a presentation video and registration forms as well as a flyer if you wish to publish it in your Club Bulletin. The brochure gives you a glimpse of what you can expect with the program. Be brave, be positive, and be confident that you will be able to meet with other golfing Rotarians or in some cases Past Rotarians and their partners in fellowship and the pursuit of golfing glory.

Contact PDG Graeme Woolacott Victorian Delegate AGFR: woolyg@bigpond.com or 0408345049 or visit the AGFR website https://agfr.org

Saturday 30th April 2022 - 12:30 pm
Malaria Awareness Day (MAD)
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) are holding a "No Mosquito Picnic Lunch " to raise funds to help with the elimination of malaria

Join the fun at Six Acres Winery

On arrival you will receive a free glass of wine (additional glasses at bar prices).

The picnic lunch will consist of a spit roast with beef, lamb and pork, (Vegetarian option available), hot roasted potatoes, freshly baked dinner rolls, and four different salads.
Speakers - focusing on wine and malaria
Raffle silent auction
general information & other news...
To order your Mince Pies Click Here
To buy your Tickets Click Here
To see a list of Rotary Markets in the District Click Here
To see a list of Op Shops in the District  Click Here
Finding calmness, whilst social distancing:
  • Limiting news consumption to trusted sources like The World Health Organisation
  • Walking
  • Reading
  • Listening to quality podcasts
  • Daily gratitude, writing, sharing (start a WhatsApp group called ‘daily gratitude’ with your closest friends/fellow Rotarians)
  • Helping vulnerable people in our community
There are incredible resources out there for free for us all to use. Here are some free tools that have been recommended:
Hi to all.
In 2021/2022, Highlights will be published Monthly on the third Monday of each month.
If you would like to see the previous version of "District Newsletters" click  here.
So please send me your upcoming events to highlights9810@gmail.com prior to the next edition of Highlights which will be sent out on Monday 20th December.
All the best
Michael Ellinger 
Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale
Highlights Editor