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What's on in the District
Easter
Apr 14, 2017 – Apr 17, 2017
 
School Term 2 begins
Apr 18, 2017
 
Public Holiday - ANZAC Day
Apr 25, 2017
 
MUNA: Model United Nations Assembly
May 05, 2017 4:00 PM –
May 07, 2017 3:00 PM
 
Sensory Garden Trivia night
St Judes Primary
May 06, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
District Assembly
Federation University Churchill
May 21, 2017
 
The Rotary Foundation Meeting
May 21, 2017
 
District Assembly
Monterey Secondary College
May 28, 2017
 
Council Of Governor's Meeting
May 28, 2017
 
Joint Leadership, Finance and Board Meeting
Jun 04, 2017
 
Lynne’s Undertakings
Here we are into April, with March being another very exciting and busy month.  Trevor and I enjoyed a wonderful night at the Dandenong Club where the RC Dandenong had guest speaker Gemma Sissia from the School of St Jude in Tanzania.  We have heard Gemma speak before and we were equally inspired by her amazing achievements.  It was a terrific night enjoyed by so many Rotarians and friends.
 
From the 3-5th March we attended the Multi District President Elects Training in Ballarat.  Having the opportunity to meet Rotarians from other Districts and sharing ideas was great and it’s good to know that the future of our District is in such good hands.  I was disappointed that I couldn’t get to the RC Orbost Fishing Weekend which took place at the same time as MDPETS.  I am told that it was a fun filled weekend and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended.
 
On Monday, 6th March I had a great time at meeting at the RC San Remo Phillip Island.  It was a fantastic night with Holly Ransom as guest speaker.  The RC San Remo Phillip Island works so hard to assist young people.  Holly and members of the club held workshops throughout the day with students from the local schools.  The students were all enthusiastic and obviously enjoyed the day and the evening – it was a great night.
 
On Thursday, 9th March, Trevor and I went along to the RC Pakenham’s Rotary Foundation Centenary Feature Race Evening at the Pakenham Races in Longwarry.  This was so much fun with over 100 Rotarians and friends in attendance.  It was such a successful night celebrating and raising money for our charity, The Rotary Foundation, as we celebrate its 100 years.  The highlight of the evening was the fellowship and laughter heard from everyone who attended.
The RC Traralgon celebrated its 75th Birthday on Tuesday, 14th March at the Traralgon Golf Club.  The club was chartered by the RC Warragul and it was great to see President Peter Dell and Sally from RC Warragul in attendance.  President Endel and members of RC Traralgon did a mighty job of making everyone feel so welcome and recognising the continuous work of this vibrant club.  Pres. Endel was presented with a letter and certificate from Rotary International President John Germ at the D9820 Conference in Hobart.
 
We were delighted to attend the final day of The Rotary Leadership Awards on Saturday, 18th March and to present the certificates to all Rotarians who took part and are the future leaders of our District.  The program ran over three days and I sincerely congratulate PP David Hanlon from RC Frankston North for his organisation.  Thank you also to PP John Reeve and Rotarian Linda Reeve who were co-presenters with David.  Everyone who attended found the sessions to be informative, educational and well worth being involved.  Well done to all Rotarians who participated.
 
The month ended with the arrival into our family of another precious Granddaughter.  Savannah Eve Stewart who was born to our daughter Kate and her husband Graham on Friday, 17th March.  She is adorable and we are all so happy that she was very considerate and arrived before our very successful Conference.
 
The Youth Exchange Students are currently on their Rock to Reef trip under the guidance of PDG Charlie Speirs.  I spoke with Charlie today and he told me they were all relaxing in the sunshine at Alice Springs.  Charlie said they were having a great time and will be heading off to the East Coast in the next day or two, where some of their itinerary may need to change due to the effects of Cyclone Debbie.  We hope all the students and Charlie, have a wonderful, memorable trip  -  travel safely.
 
Happy Easter everyone, take care.
 
Cheers Lynne
Stories
Assistant Governor - Peninsula Cluster
District 9820        Mobile: 0408 526460

Rotary Club of Mount Eliza is holding its annual Giant Garage Sale on Sat 8th April at The Peninsula School, Wooralla drive, Mount Eliza (Melways 195 F4) from 8am until 3pm. Thousands of items at bargain prices and all funds raised will go to Rotary-supported community projects. Please advise fellow-Rotarians , families and friends. (from Tim Acton, Rotary Club of Mount Eliza. 0418 310727) ,
MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES
 
For all Clubs and Members
 
Learn more about the ways you can strengthen Rotary by participating in these membership focused webinars. Hear how other clubs have adopted new club structures, increased membership, raised diversity, enhanced member satisfaction and raised the profile of Rotary in their communities. And understand more about the resources available to support you in your efforts to strengthen Rotary.
Each webinar features guest panelists with direct experience, as well as a host of useful ideas and tips for Rotarians. Webinars last forty minutes, and are recorded for wider distribution. No special software is required to participate in a webinar; you simply need to register via the link provided.
 
Upcoming webinars from our Zone
 
Using technology to strengthen Rotary: online meetings, e-clubs and other things
Thursday, 27 April 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST)
 
Telling our story: Communicating about Rotary in the community
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 8.15 am (AEST)
 
Trends in volunteering: Opportunities for membership and your club
Monday 5 June 2017, 5.30 pm (AEST)
 
Tim Moore
District Membership Chair
Conference summary for newsletter
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CONGRATULATIONS
 
Winner of the South Pacific Cruise for two donated by helloworld and P&O Cruises is:
David Child - RC Korumburra.
 
Hampers were won by:
Noelene Morris  -  RC Carlton
David Rew  -  RC Mt Eliza
Graham Hemmings  -  RC Maffra
INVITATION TO ALL ROTARIANS
Model United Nations Assembly will be held at Phillip Island Adventure Resort on the weekend of 5th -7th May 2017.
 
This Youth program is part of Rotary International Youth Programs and backed by current and past RI Presidents especially the late Past President Royce Abbey from Melbourne.
 
This year we are sending out an invitation to all Rotarians to visit Phillip Island and experience for themselves this Youth Program.  You will see our youth in action debating humanitarian resolutions that are presented to the United Nations. These resolutions are debated by each team of 2 youths called “delegations” from the perspective and views of the UN member country that they are representing.
 
If you are unable to attend the Assembly at Phillip Island but would still like to learn about this program you may like to visit one of the MUNA workshops.
 
This year for the first time we are holding 2 workshops where the delegations will be discussing the resolutions that will be debated with their counsellors and the MUNA district team. These workshops are designed to give the participants more understanding of the resolutions that they will be formally debated over the weekend.
 
The workshops will be held:
Saturday 22nd April, 2017 at Mount Eliza Secondary College, Canadian Bay Road Mount Eliza, and
 
Sunday 23rd April, 2017 at Traralgon Secondary College, Grey Street Traralgon.
 
Both workshops will commence at 9:30am and finish at 1:00pm.
 
These workshops are free to all attendees, but need to advise us if you do intend to attend by email.
 
If your club has been considering participating by sponsoring a delegation, please contact us urgently  as we still might be able to include your club and or school in this worthwhile program.
 
OUR YOUTH ARE OUR FUTURE LEADERS AND ROTARIANS therefore it’s our obligation to nurture and support them.
 
If you would like more information about MUNA please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will be happy to visit your club anytime to talk to your members about MUNA.
 
Please visit our website for more information about MUNA 2017 including a preview of the resolutions to be debated and the weekend program.
Website:  http://www.muna9820.org.au         
John Caruana PP.PHF
District 9820 MUNA Chair
0417 394854
Vale Rotarian Gordon Lovell Sampson OAM
20th April, 1936   ~   8th March, 2017 RC Koo Wee Rup / Lang Lang.
 
Rotarians and friends were deeply saddened to hear of the death of PP Gordon Sampson OAM, from RC Koo Wee Rup Lang Lang.  Gordon’s Funeral Service indeed celebrated the life of a wonderful Rotarian, who cared so much for his family and his community and has been an inspiration to many.  Our deepest sympathy is expressed to Gordon’s wife, Nola and all his family.  
Water and Sanitation
When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
 
How Rotary makes help happen
Rotary has issued a global challenge to its members, asking them to work collectively to improve education quality and access — particularly for girls — by working with communities to improve teacher training, curriculum, and water,
 
     
April is Maternal and Child Health Month
District 9820 TRF committee PR report for District Governor’s News Letter
 
April is Maternal and Child Health Month
https://my.rotary.org/en/exchange-ideas/groups/cadre-maternal-and-child-health-mch
This forum is for Maternal and Child Health cadre members to discuss MCH project planning and implementation, and for Rotarians to seek MCH expertise.
 
Maternal and Child health discussion forum:
We can work hand in hand with Government agencies in many area like Immunisation, promotion to breastfeeding, Safe motherhood, schooling, safe water etc. government agencies have established infrastructures. During international breastfeeding awareness week - first week of august - we experienced difference in working with Government team - it yields a better outcome”:
 
How can Cadre Coordinator assist you in your Maternal Child Health Grants Program?
Cadre Coordinators in Maternal and Child Health are effective practical resources, ready to assist you in planning, preparation, implementation and follow up monitoring/evaluation of your program:
 
A walk through of The History of The Rotary Foundation – An interactive timeline:
http://centennial.rotary.org/en/history-rotary-foundation
Note 1: All Blue references can be accessed by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then click on the Blue reference to get more detail in each topic, or referenced directly from My Rotary: https://my.rotary.org/en.
Don MacDonald
TRF Committee – PR.