What's on in the District
RC Rosebud-Rye: Katherine Cooper Tourism Officer
Blue Mini Cafe
Oct 04, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Yarram Rotary Club Fun Golf Day
Oct 09, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:55 PM
Koo Wee Rup - Lang Lang Golf Day
Lang Lang Golf Course
Oct 13, 2016
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Youth Exchange Programme Camp
Oct 14, 2016 – Oct 16, 2016
Oct 21, 2016 – Oct 23, 2016
Youth Exchange Programme Committee Meeting
Oct 22, 2016
Rotary Foundation Meeting (Go To Meeting)
Oct 23, 2016
Go to Meeting. Expanding Membership
Oct 25, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:40 PM
Go to Meeting. Expanding Membership
Oct 27, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:40 PM
Public Holiday - Cup Day
Nov 01, 2016
The Rotary Foundation Seminar
Nov 06, 2016
District AGM
Nov 06, 2016
'GO TO' District Leadership Meeting
Nov 13, 2016
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
'GO TO' Finance Meeting
Nov 13, 2016
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
'GO TO' Board Meeting
Nov 13, 2016 11:30 AM
Lynne’s Undertakings
Once again Trevor and I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting twelve clubs and meeting members in our district who are all working hard to increase membership and are taking part in amazing projects both locally and internationally.   We attended the RC Foster 50th Birthday celebrations on 19th September and what a great night it was!  Congratulations to President Richard Jones and RC Yarram.   On my visit to RC Rosebud-Rye, I was shown their warehouse by President Libby Wilson.  I couldn’t believe the organisation that goes into running this major project of the club and felt extremely proud of Libby and members of RC Rosebud-Rye, well done!  Thank you to all the clubs Trevor and I have visited for your honest and open conversations and for making us feel so very welcome.
As I have travelled around many of you have asked about the health of PDG Dennis Heslin.  I spent some time with Dennis and Margaret yesterday and I am very pleased to say that Dennis is progressing well, although he still has some time to go before he will be back to his ‘old’ self.  Dennis is attending rehabilitation regularly, and I don’t think he really enjoys it!  Dennis will have eye surgery on Tuesday, 4th October and hopefully, after that, he will be feeling much better.  I have passed on all your good wishes to Dennis and Margaret and I know they were greatly appreciated.
HAT DAY is 7th of October! Join us and support Australian Rotary Health.
Let’s all support Australian Rotary Health and be committed to their project ‘Lift the lid on Mental Illness’.   Sadly mental illness is a huge problem in all of our communities. All Rotary Clubs in District 9820 should have received a package containing promotional brochures and stickers which we hope will get out into your communities. Many clubs already support this wonderful project by having an evening for ‘Wear a Hat’ which is celebrated on Friday, 7th October. Whatever night your club meets near that date, would be a great time to ask all Rotarians and friends to ‘wear a hat’. It would be great if all clubs in the District would participate.
Rotary International Memorial Scolarship
During my year as district governor, the rotary club of Maffra put together a proposal to The Rotary Foundation to establish a memorial recognition program to those rotary aid workers who have been killed in performing rotary's Polio Eradication humanitarian programs.
It has taken some time and a number of discussion points between the Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Maffra, but the outcome for the establishment of Rotary International Memorial Scholarships has been approved.
Ross Neilson, Past president and the members of the Maffra Rotary Club are to be congratulated on this wonderful initiative.
From Ross Neilson (past president of Rotary Club of Maffra)
I have just received confirmation from Carol Pandak from the International PolioPlus Committee that Rotary Foundation has approved the establishment of 10 scholarships
see below:
Dear Ross, the PolioPlus Memorial Scholarship was approved.  We will begin by selecting up to 10 Nigerian and Pakistani scholars in calendar year 2017 to study at selected universities in their home countries to obtain masters-level degrees in Public Health.   While I realize the final concept was not exactly as originally envisioned, I hope that you and your club members are pleased.  Have a lovely day.  Best regards, Carol 
I think this is a fantastic outcome and the Rotary Club of Maffra would like to thank you and the district executive for your assistance.
Best regards
Ross Neilson
Immediate P P
Rotary Club of Maffra 
Economic and Community Development is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Unemployment, underemployment, lack of economic opportunity, lack of appropriate training, and the
absence of social safety nets lie at the core of poverty. For the poor, labour is often the only asset available to improve well-being. Creating productive employment opportunities is essential for reducing poverty and achieving sustainable economic and social development, and for providing income security and empowerment especially for women, people with disabilities, youth, and the extremely poor.
Effective Projects: Greater long-term sustainability will be achieved by involving all stakeholders and using a combination of the appropriate interventions. Whatever the solutions may be, avoid stand-alone equipment or infrastructure proposals, or equipment that can’t be purchased or repaired locally. Local capacity development and community involvement in the project design, implementation, and evaluation are key to sustainably increasing farmers’ incomes. For details see URL:
Frankston North Rotary along with support from sixteen Rotary Clubs in District 9820 led a project in Tonga using a Global grant and a New Zealand Government grant that matched the Rotary funding on a 4:1 basis. The project provided work on sustainable vegetable gardens, fowl runs, reconstitution of mangroves, and tree planting, in three villages in Tonga. Further, 300 households were given improved nutrition, training, and improved economic opportunities through the sale of produce from the gardens.
Celebrate World Polio Day 24th October, 2016 
Celebration of the Centennial - District 9820 Gala Dinner: 26th November, 2016. Family days organised around 9820 Clusters or individual Clubs for February, 2017 dates – closest to Paul Harris’ birthday to be announced locally and on District 9820 newsletter. For details see URL:
The first team could leave as early as the last week in October to be in Timor Leste during the weekend of 29th Oct and 5th Nov. The the main focus of the mission will be to assist the new Rotary Club of Dili Lafaek to implement the “Healthy Villages” program in Timor Leste. 
The program will include educational presentations to the village people, walk-around villages to identify issues plan corrective actions  construction of concrete block waste storage/disposal units
Hopefully the team will also be able to observe and assist with bednet distributions at a different locations there is also scope for providing assistance to local schools.
These programs will occur on the weekends because of the local Rotarian’s work commitments. 
If you are interested email Chris Williams asap 
District 9820 Rotarians against Malaria (RAM) Chair
Note: If it is not possible to send a team this year the next opportunity will be in April 2017. 
RAM is a program of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. 
For recent information visit our website
Christine Williams 
Strategic Alignment Manager & Leadership Coaching
Christian Coaching Institute
Leading Transformation
Skype: Christine.williams870
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) 
Rotary eClub of Latitude 38
To all Rotary clubs in District 9820
You are invited to the Charter of a new Rotary Club
Members of the Rotary Club of Latitude 38 are holding a special day to celebrate the Chartering of their Club – the newest Club in District 9820.
It will be at the Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne on Saturday November 19.
There will a lunch followed by the signing of the Club Charter by District Governor, Lynne Westland.
Afterwards there will be ample opportunity to explore the beautiful garden, which is dedicated to Australian plants.
All members of Clubs in District 9820 are warmly invited to join with members of Latitude 38 for this celebration.
Saturday November 19 2016
Tarnuk Room - Royal Botanic Gardens – Cranbourne
Corner of Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, (off South Gippsland Highway) Melway Ref: 133 K10
The Gardens turnoff is signed and located 500m past the Cranbourne Racecourse. 
Time:  12 Noon
Cost: $30 per person.
By October 31 to Club President, Kerrie Schmidt
Mention any dietary requirement when you respond.
Make a direct transfer to the Club Bank Account:
Bendigo Bank
Rotary eClub of Latitude 38   
BSB: 633-000
Account: 15-624-3875
Please put your name and the word charter in the narrative so that the treasurer will know what the payment is for and who it came from.
It is essential if you wish to attend this event that you RSVP and pay before October 31. (There will be no facility to accept money on the day.
Ian Sayers
18 Sep 16
PO Box 1022
Sale, Vic, 3850
Web site: 
Monthly ARH News Item September 2016
Districts 9800, 9810 and 9820
Please be advised your current ARH board member is PDG Greg Ross.
Greg is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and was appointed to the role at the AGM in November 2015.
We encourage you to contact Greg or your District Representative with any future District enquiries:
Australian Rotary Health Director (Districts, 9800, 9810 and 9820)
PDG Greg Ross
2/4 Tonkin Avenue, Balwyn, VIC, 3103
B/H/M: 0407 891 048
District Representative (District 9820)
John Renowden
24 Burrawang Terrace, Mt Martha, VIC, 3934
H: (03) 5988 3305; M: 0438 741 771
For further assistance, call the Australian Rotary Health Office on: (02) 8837 1900 or email:
How Rotary's new Membership Categories can help your club expand its membership?
Last Days to register!
A Go To Meeting – online – presented by PDG Tim Moore on how the recent changes on Council of Legislation frees up Clubs to attract more members – Family, Corporate, Associate plus including Satellite Club membership opportunities.
Dates:  Tuesday 25th October  7pm  and      Thursday 27th October  7pm
(Same presentation – 20 minute presentation, 15 minutes for questions)
You will need a computer with access to the internet, microphone and speakers – camera useful but not essential.   The login details and instructions for the meeting will be sent on your registration.
Registrations can be made on the District Website
Under Upcoming Events – click on the link!
Any problems or enquiries please email
PDG Tim Moore
Membership Chair
Rotary Australia Webinars
Focusing on retention: Strategies to enhance member satisfaction   
Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 8.15 am (AEST)
RI Director’s Update, RI Director Noel Trevaskis
Thursday 8 December 2016, 5.00 pm (AEST) Monday 12 December 2016, 8.15 am (AEST)
Attracting the next generation of Rotarians: Re-connecting with Rotary alumni
Wednesday 22 February, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST)
3 Tips on Membership retention
From the website of RI Zones 21b and 27
We make Retention a mystery and hard to achieve.  The truth is it is simple.  Every new member needs three (3) things:
1. A friend in Rotary to whom he can constantly turn, who will walk beside him, who will answer his questions, who will understand his problems. 
2. An assignment.  Activity is the genius of Rotary.  It is the process by which we grow like the muscle of my arm.  If I use them, they grow stronger.  If I put them in a sling, they become weaker.  Every member deserves a responsibility.  The Club President may feel that the new member is not qualified for responsibility.  Take a chance on him.  Think of the risk Rotary and your Club took when they elected you.  An assignment should be given the day they join.  Any later and you will lose them.   Of course, the new members will not know everything.  They likely will make some mistakes.  So what?  We all make mistakes.  The important thing is the growth that will come of activity.  They will have the fellowship of the other members.  They will become one of a vast body of Rotarians throughout the world, men and women of integrity and faith who love Rotary and seek to move forward this work. 
3. Every new member must be “nourished by the concepts of Rotary.”  They need to understand what it is when we say Service Above Self.  Hold fireside chats for new Members.  
Rotary Club of Orbost.
3 - 5 March, 2017.
Venue – Corringle Foreshore Reserve (“The Slips”),
on the Snowy River near Marlo. Estuary Fishing.
Camp site on the banks of the Snowy.
Caravan accommodation (for approx. 20), or BYO tent & sleeping gear/camper.
All meals, boats and skippers, & bait provided.
Large communal marquee for meals and fellowship.
All fish caught are shared among participants.
Cost $420. (discount for BYO accommodation)
Proceeds to Rotary Foundation and Rotary Centenary House.
Contact Don Osborne on 51541628 or 0400901110 for further details.
Full information and application forms sent to all Clubs. 
RC Foster 50th Birthday Celebration
Pres Richard with AG, PHF Cheryl Glowrey & DG Lynne
Pres Richard Jones, PHF Peter Tilley & DG Lynne Westland
R C of Yarram