Conference 2023 District 9810 Canberra – 3rd 4th & 5th March

Agenda ​Conference 2023 District 9810 Canberra | TryBooking Australia Friday 3rd March 2023 GOLF COMPETITION  Shotgun start 8:00 am BOWLS COMPETITION start 9.00am, Presentation and Light lunch provided at 12 Noon. Drinks at bar prices. Yowani Country Club, 455 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham ACT.  ​ TOUR BUS:  Hop On Hop off Bus. Running on an hourly circuit, from 10am till 5.30pm, Starting at the …

20 Benefits of Rotary Membership

1. Friendship ~ In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs; the need for friendship & fellowship. It is one of two reasons Rotary began in 1905. 2. Business Development ~ The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. It’s members come …

5 REASONS WHY WE MUST ERADICATE POLIO

OUR GIFT WILL IMPROVE LIVES. Today, 20 million people who would otherwise be paralyzed by polio are walking, and 1.5 million people who would otherwise have died are alive. YOUR GIFT WILL INVEST IN THE FUTURE. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as manyas 200,000 children each year. A polio-free world will be a …

Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces on 24 September Rotary’s $150 million pledge toward polio eradication 

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end. Jones, who spoke in front of 60,000 people in New York City and tens of thousands more online and on TV, noted the state …

Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project

Rotary International is considering establishing a regional governance pilot to address membership, public image, communication, and fundraising challenges to ensure our organisation thrives long into the future. Should this proceed, in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands we have an opportunity to be one of a small number of regions across the globe to pilot this new governance structure, …

Volunteering State of Play 2022 (Worth a Read)

An interesting article on the current state of volunteering in Australia, for consideration when we recruit members and/ or volunteers for projects. Note the section I have highlighted regarding Millennials. Here is a link to the article and imbedded video. https://amp-abc-net-au.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/101297094 And here is content that seems more relevant to us. The 2021 census data recorded a 19 per cent drop …

Melbourne as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention

It is with great excitement that we announce Melbourne as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, the largest conference secured this century for Victoria. Melbourne is a Big Events City! Set to deliver over $88 million to the Victorian economy, the Convention is the most valuable conference ever won for the state, with the four-day event anticipated to …

Award Winners for 2021 – 2022

Mark Dalton “Paul Harris Fellow” Paul Harris Fellow recognitions in Australia have been awarded to Rotarians and others that have shown that they are prepared to go that extra mile in support of people in need.  It is an emphatic acknowledgement of the appreciation shown for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations …