Tim Acton, a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Eliza, and Laya Jewel have started an hour-long weekly program on Peninsula Radio RPP FM98.7 every Tuesday morning publicising community events and activities happening on the Peninsula.

Tim hopes community events and activities will be broadcast within three weeks of them happening. This is a great opportunity for Rotary clubs to get their message out.

Airwaves opportunity for Peninsula clubs Peter S 2017-09-17 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation work continues Peter S 2017-09-17 14:00:00Z 0


Rotarians doing what Rotarians do best, working hard on a project. Frankston Sunrise members Shane, Ross, Greg and Ron attend to finish of the lining and sealing of the food shed from Community Support Frankston recently. Well done guys.


Final work for new shed 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Traralgon Central members got the message loud and clear when Jude Ripper, wife of DG Don, asked the club to take part in her project for the Rotary year, planting trees.


Getting down and dirty 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day is 24 October, so now is the time to start planning events in your community.

Use the resources available on endpolio.org to get started. You’ll find everything you need to plan and promote your event, including outreach guides, sample press releases, and social media messages and graphics.

Start planning your World Polio Day event 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0
Mike McFarlane, past president of  The Rotary Club of Kew and an Assistant Governor will be the guest speaker at a special partners' night being organised by the Rotary Club of Yarram.
Partner's night 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Learning Awareness (better known as RYLA) is looking to kick start its campaign.

RYLA 9820 is a three day residential program supporting and developing young leaders between the ages of 18 and 27.

RYLA recognises, encourages and educates current and future leaders through this intensive leadership training experience.
Time for RYLA Peter S 2017-08-23 14:00:00Z 0
Dist Gov words Peter S 2017-08-22 14:00:00Z 0

The Operation Flinders program has been operating for more than two years as a partnership between five clubs in the Latrobe Valley and energy provider Engie, perhaps better known as the owner of the Hazelwood electricity generation plant and associated coal mine.

The clubs involved are Traralgon, Hazelwood, Moe, Traralgon Central and Morwell. Their fundraising helps send two groups of young people facing problems to the Flinders Ranges each year for an outdoor adventure camp designed to set them challenges and help them learn the benefits of working together.

Operation Flinders Peter S 2017-08-22 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards David Button 2017-07-13 14:00:00Z 0 #RYLA
$30,000 for Community Projects David Button 2017-07-13 14:00:00Z 0 #LakesEntrance

Ian H.S. Riseley - Rotary International President-elect 2016-17Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

RI President Riseley is asking Rotary members to work together to advance the tradition of Rotary: Making a Difference in 2017-18.

He is challenging all 1.2 million Rotarians to simply plant a tree before Earth Day on 22 April 2018. For ideas and tree-planting advice, see the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group or download their "1.2 million tree planting" brochure. You can share your stories online using #pledgetoplant or in Rotary Showcase in the environment category.

RI President Riseley is getting his hands dirty to make his goal a reality but he cannot do it alone.

The Rotary Club of Hazelwood has already been hard at it: Check out the photos on Facebook Click HERE

Let the District know about your tree planting project by using http://www.district9820.org/Page/website-submissions or contacting the District Webmaster David at David.Button@rotaryberwick.org

A message from the President David Button 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
Today we had a change of the top job. DG Lynne became a Past District Governor Lynne while DGE Don became THE District Governor Don.
I am not sure who was happier! What I am sure about though, is it is going to be a fantastic year ahead with focuses on member growth and retention, improving the environment and continuing to build on community involvement.
There will be a better-rounded report in the near future to set the scene for the coming year once the dust has settled. Stay Tuned!
Welcome District Governor Don Ripper! David Button 2017-07-08 14:00:00Z 1
Article by RC PDG John Prendergast from Rotary on the Move
RC PDG Tim Moore and I, and our team of Assistant Rotary Coordinators (ARCs), are available and keen to support Districts across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands with their efforts to support and strengthen their Clubs, and strengthen membership. The roles of Rotary Coordinator (RC) and ARC are perhaps not as well understood as we would like, and as a consequence they run the risk of being a somewhat underutilised resource – so this Rotary year we will be focusing on making sure that District leaders know and understand the purpose of the RCs and ARCs, and we will also be focusing on making sure that we actually provide value to District leaders. Rotary International provides us with a fairly modest budget, but sufficient that we are available, and funded, to participate in District events such as PETS and Assemblies. The RCs and ARCs are all Past District Governors who - perhaps contrary to popular belief about PDGs! - don’t know everything, but do have a strong bank of experience that means we can provide practical and useful support to District leaders. So please don’t hesitate to call on us during the coming year.
ROTARY COORDINATOR PDG JOHN PRENDERGAST Districts: 9970, 9980 Email: john@ctos.org.nz
RCs AND ARCs PROVIDE VALUE David Button 2017-06-29 14:00:00Z 0 #Membership

At District Assembly today, PP Trevor Westland husband of DG Lynne Westland gave the District an update of his project Wheel Chairs for kids. Trevor announced that his project had raised $40,000 over the year which is a magnificent result.  

There is more to this story though! Each wheel chair makes a life altering change to not only the recipient but also the family. Many of these children need to be carried by someone, so these wheel chairs make a great impact to the lives of many.

Trevor has asked that each Rotary Club in the District consider contributing to this program each year. $250.00 per wheel chair is not that much to change a life and the people around them. 

About the photo: Rotary Club of Bunyip Garfield together with the Bunyip and Garfield Primary Schools were very proud to present the Wheelchairs for Kids organisation with a cheque for $800. A large proportion of this money was raised by the schools. Children were encouraged to ride, skate or scoot to school and make a gold coin donation to the group. The club decided to also contribute a portion enabling Wheelchairs for Kids to supply 4 wheelchairs for children in developing countries across the world.
Thank you to the schools for allowing Rotary to be part of the fundraiser and for bringing the school captains along to the Rotary Club of Casey meeting.  That is one fantastic effort right there but there are sure to be more examples of the community supporting the work of Rotary!


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