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Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
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Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2020-03-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Contribute to your club's newsletter

With our club no longer meeting as normal, this is a reminder that there are other ways to stay in regular contact.
 
Tuesday's Zoom meeting was certainly a step forward but there is a lot to learn about engaging members - and non-members/visitors - and perhaps having a guest speaker.  A regular weekly Zoom meeting is planned - go to the website on Tuesday mornings and click the Zoom link to attend.
 
What about a contribution to your newsletter to let everyone stay in touch.  Some suggestions for each of us to consider:
  • Coffee with a Rotarian” a member or two each week provides a profile of some sort such as a personal update, a vocational perspective etc … the options are endless
  • 'Highlight of your week' is where Rotarians share those special moments of their week together with a picture or video if possible
  • Members share a short story or anecdote about anything special, or any interesting events that they have witnessed or participated in - and if appropriate attach a picture or two
  • 'Through the Rotary Lens' - members send in a photo of something interesting to all and get creative describing what the picture is all about
  • Share some Rotary knowledge
  • Perhaps even a joke or two for a humour section
Oh, and there continue to be plenty of Rotary clubs meeting online so Google them and attend another club's Rotary meeting virtually - even one that is an another time zone!
 
Over to you!  I am happy to help but need your contribution.
Contribute to your club's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Welcome to the new meeting format, for now anyway
I'm a bit short of meeting notes, but I did make a couple of scratchings
Thanks Mark for organizing the Zoom technology
There were fourteen of up staring into screens
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
April is Maternal and Child Health month Les Walsh 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trustee Chair's April message Les Walsh 2020-03-25 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's April message

I spend a lot of time thinking of family, not just my own or the extended family of Rotary, but also the families we are helping in the communities we serve. In many parts of the world, mothers and children face challenges to survive that most of us will never comprehend ...
Read the message
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ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-23 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC
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ShelterBox eNewsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-18 14:00:00Z 0
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Our Last Meeting

Our speaker was Yolanda Dasgupta, a Rotary Peace Fellow Alumna who graduated from Science Po in Paris in 2005.

Bernie chaired the meeting, and welcomed guests ADG Wendy, Yolanda and "soon to be a member" Stewart

Gerry proposed the International Toast to RC Carlton, of Greater Nottingham, England.
According to the linked history page on their website:
 
Nottinghamshire is an often unappreciated English county, most unfairly dismissed by that renowned wit and scholar, Jeremy Clarkson,
as "a non-county, like Staffordshire - just there to fill the gaps."
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-16 14:00:00Z 0
International Corner Les Walsh 2020-03-16 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast

Our Last Meeting

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Mark Davis - Media Sales Consultant S/C Daily
Print Media

Mark Davis has spent the past 11 years working at The Sunshine Coast Daily.  He is a Media Sales Consultant.  Mark moved from Tasmania to the Coast with his wife Bev so that she could closer to her Mum and Dad.  They brought their youngest son with them and their other son lived here already.  They spent 20 years working in the family business.  Mark has recently nominated to stand in Division 1 for the S/C Regional Council local Government Elections. 

Chris chaired the meeting, and welcomed guests Helen, Brian and Mark

Gerry proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Collingwood, Canada

Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-09 14:00:00Z 0
District Changeover 2020 Les Walsh 2020-03-09 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-03 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-03-03 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our Last Meeting

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Guest speaker was Jeanne Motteram - More Time and Less Stress

In 2017 Jeanne moved to the Sunshine Coast, the best place to live, and started Colomba Property.  The business assists seniors clear out their homes when they move into Aged Care Facilities, or families dealing with deceased estates. Jeanne is a member of RC Maroochydore.

The meeting was chaired by Trevor, whose first duty was to welcome visitors:
 
Brian and Elly, hopefully soon to be menbers
Tim Hamilton - Division Two Candidate
 
Special thanks to "Charlie's Angels" Bernie, Sue and Judy, who organized the Movie Night
 
Gerry proposed the International Toast to RC Dondo, Mozambique.
President Bernie
gave her address
 
  • Thanks all to a successful Movie Night
  • 13th to 15th March District Conference - Gary, the Rotary Foundation Chair will be a speaker. We need photos sent to conference@rotary9600.org - send any to Roger to package and send
  • Info to insurers
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2020 District Conference Program Les Walsh 2020-03-02 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene month Les Walsh 2020-02-29 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2020-02-28 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
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Caloundra Rotary combines to deliver the Caravan of Hope Les Walsh 2020-02-28 14:00:00Z 0 Bushfire Relief,Caravan of Hope
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Foundation Trustee Chair's March message

... your Foundation is making a difference on a broader scale than ever through our programs of scale grants. These are competitive grants, designed to respond to a need that a community has identified. Programs of scale will benefit a large number of people in a significant geographic area. They will be sustainable, evidence-based interventions with measurable outcomes and impact. Each grant will support, for three to five years, activities that align with one or more of Rotary's areas of focus ...
 
Read the TRF Chair's message
Foundation Trustee Chair's March message Les Walsh 2020-02-26 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's March message

March is the month we celebrate Rotaract — and this has been quite a year for our young partners in service.
 
Last spring, the Council on Legislation elevated Rotaract in our constitution: Rotary International is now the association of both Rotary clubs and Rotaract clubs. Then in October, the Rotary Board of Directors eliminated the artificial Rotaract age limit and took other steps to break down barriers that were preventing Rotaract from growing in some parts of the world.
 
These steps were long overdue, because ...
Read the message
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Club Changeover - SAVE THE DATE James Condon 2020-02-25 14:00:00Z 0
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RYDA Program Information Les Walsh 2020-02-24 14:00:00Z 0
2020 Sunshine Coast Rotary Children's Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2020-02-19 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs combine to deliver the Caravan of Hope

The ability of Rotary clubs to work together for the good of the community can never be underestimated. When local optometrist and Hervey Bay City Rotary club member Richard Watt and his wife Gwen were watching the bushfire disaster unfold, they desperately wanted to help the affected communities.
 
They started a campaign, ‘Hervey Bay adopting fire affected families’ to raise funds, initially to provide some immediate relief. Local residents responded generously to the appeal and one local resident, named Don, decided that he would donate a caravan that was not being used. 
‘It’s been sitting in my shed for the last few years, I am sure someone else could make better use of it’ Don said.
Hearing about the plight of the small town of Lake Conjola in NSW where 89 homes had been lost and up to another 50 were considered uninhabitable, it was decided that this would be an ideal location for the caravan.
‘Some residents are living in tents and are desperate for some accommodation’ said Richard, ‘we just need to get it down there’
Richards’ wife Gwen had the answer. With the help of Rotary Clubs along the route seven clubs would be involved in a ‘baton’ relay taking the caravan over nine legs. A coordinated schedule was then set up with members committing to a day and time. Sounds simple enough but required detailed planning and a lot of phone calls.
 
Local Sunshine coast residents Kath and Ian Aspinall of Caloundra Rotary and Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club are typical of the Rotarians that have offered their time.
‘We are just pleased to be able to help in some way’ said Kath.
Other clubs involved include Ballina-on-Richmond, Taree North, Caringbah and Milton–Ulludulla.
 
The Rotary club of Milton Ulludulla, which will undertake the last leg, are coordinating activities locally, working in conjunction with a small group, the Conjola Recovery Team. Together, they are providing help where it is required and the caravan would be intended as temporary accommodation to be passed on to other families when needed.
 
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Aloha Rotary

We hope you’re joining us at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June. This year’s event will renew your passion for Rotary through exciting host activities and local service projects. It’s your chance to give back to the community while connecting with members from around the world.

Get the most out of your convention experience by attending a breakout session. You can explore where we’re headed as an organisation at the “Rotary’s Action Plan for the Future” session or learn tips and tricks to having your club featured in the media at “Getting Your Story Covered in the News.” With more than 70 sessions to choose from, you’re sure to find a topic that interest you.

Rotary is proud to host the convention at the Hawaii Convention Center, a facility that’s committed to environmental conservation. The 2020 convention will showcase new initiatives toward sustainability for this year and for years to come. We hope to see you there!
 
REGISTER TODAY
 
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Rotary Bushfire Appeal

DONATE to BUSHFIRE RELIEF
 
You can support those affected by the bushfires by making a (tax deductible) donation to the "Rotary National Bushfires Appeal" at: rawcs.org.au or to the Queensland Bushfire relief Appeal here.
 
All Australians can donate to support the victims of the devastating bushfires through the newly established Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) "Rotary National Bushfire Appeal". Funds from this account will go directly to the Districts affected by the bushfires. Any efforts from Rotary will be once the first responders have completed their good work, and Rotary can start to help residents and communities to rebuild themselves and their communities.
 
International donors can donate by bank transfer to the Rotary Australia Relief Fund, details below:
 
• SWIFT Code CTBAAU2S [case sensitive - 2nd last digit is two]
• Commonwealth Bank
• Rotary Australia Relief Fund
• BSB 067 105 | Account 10519888
• Reference 68/2019-20
 
With over 1,100 Rotary clubs and 30,000 members across Australia, Rotary is well placed to support immediate bushfire relief and longer-term re-building and recovery.
 
Local Rotary clubs are able to immediately offer assistance and supplies.  Our clubs and districts then help affected communities wherever possible through funds and materials to re-establish day-to-day operations.  Longer term re-building is supported by Rotary clubs planning and implementing projects that re-build affected communities.
 
Rotary International may also provide disaster response grants for Rotary Districts affected by natural disasters to launch their own projects or work with established relief organisations to help their communities recover.
 
A link to the fund can be found on the main page of the RAWCS website: rawcs.org.au
Rotary Bushfire Appeal Les Walsh 2020-01-06 14:00:00Z 0
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