24 of 2020 -2021: 18 April 2021
2020 - 2021 Training and other important dates
  • South Coast Assembly                    2 May 2021
  • Kalgoorlie-Esperance Assembly     16 May 2021
  • South West Assembly                     23 May 2021
  • Metro Assembly                              30 May 2021
  • District 9465 Changeover on 3 July 2021 at the Royal Perth Golf Club
  • 25 - 27 March 2022 District 9465 Conference 2022
  • 27 - 31 May 2023: International Conference at MELBOURNE!
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2021-22: Serve to Change Lives

2021-2022 Theme logo - Serve to Change Lives - EN


RI President-elect Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving other is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

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National Flood Relief Appeal
Australian charity, Rotary Australia World Community Service, has announced the creation of a National Flood Relief Appeal for people impacted by the recent floods up and down the Eastern seaboard.
Australians impacted by the recent floods will be the beneficiaries of money raised by th appeal and will be invited to liaise with their local Rotary Club to advise of their needs.
The fundraising campaign, which aims to raise in excess of $10 million, was launched to support the communities in need after yet another disaster impacting Australians.
“The money raised from the Appeal will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support where Disaster relief and Insurance claims won’t stretch,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward.
“The number of disasters Australians have endured in the last two years have been significant and left a lot of people in very difficult financial positions,” Mr Woodward said.
Rotary Australia World Community Service has previously raised money for Bushfire and Drought affected areas and sees this disaster as just another where the network of Rotarians can step in to assist.
Mr Woodward said that he expects the money to help people with the things that insurance or disaster relief funds cannot replace. Whether it be helping farmers build new fences or providing food and clothing to those that have lost everything, the money raised will be crucial in helping families get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be the leading Australian charitable organization for people’s wellbeing, supporting Rotarians and Rotary Clubs undertaking humanitarian projects in Australia and overseas.
Tax Deductible Donations to the appeal can be made here:
or at the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at https://rawcs.org.au
 It is with pleasure that I hand over the Chair of Handicamp 2022 to Peter Salleo.
Finally, with the help of my Treasurer, Bob Cooper, and an amazing 2021 committee I am able to report that the books have been closed with a positive surplus which will allow the next Handicamp a healthy start.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of such a rewarding project and thank you to all the clubs that continue to see the value of providing this great adventure for young people with a disability.
Wendy Cooper
Chair of Handicamp 2021
NYSF 2022
Are you in Year 11 and love science, technology engineering and math (STEM) subjects? Then you should consider applying for the National Youth Science Forum’s 2022 Year 12 Program!
The @NYSFoz is a digital and in-person program that will provide year 12 students with an immersive and interactive experience in various #STEM fields! It'll let you get stuck into some serious science and meet industry mentors, all while connecting with a community of science-loving students, just like you!
Applications open from early April to late June 2021. For more information or to apply go to the NYSF website www.nysf.edu.au
#NYSFoz #STEMeducation #StudySTEM 
In March we were involved with:



 Finalised a grant to the Rotary Club of Kathmandu for COVID Aid.

  • Made a grant to the Rotary Club of Bandung Pakuan for Flood Relief.
  • The latest 15 SkyHydrants have arrived in Bhutan but installation is temporarily delayed due to a lockdown (The next 15 units are now in stock and being prepared for dispatch when a flight becomes available.
  • Balay Mindanaw responded to an armed struggle in West Mindanao by providing 2 DAA SkyHydrants to displaced persons
  • Fleur Maidment picked up a SkyHydrant for her work in Myanmar for the Karen people.



  • We posted on our website and facebook
  • About a year of the COVID Pandemic.
  • About our Honduras water supply repairs donation.
  • The GEM Rapid Response Pack Including a You Tube Video.
  • On 15 SkyHydrants on the way to Bhutan.
  • World Water Day.


We also had stories on Typhoon Goni and the recent displaced persons response by Balay Mindanaw reported in the Philippine Times (This is published in Australia for the Philippine community)

To keep up to date why not follow us on www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au and https://www.facebook.com/disasteraidaustralia

The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in May is fast approaching!
If you know someone who is 14-17 years of age who is
  • Wanting an opportunity to develop and challenge themselves
  • Looking to develop their self-esteem and confidence
  • Interested in developing skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and problem solving
  • Wanting to build a network of young people and to make new friends
  • Excited for a weekend of fun
Then we'd love to have them attend the RYPEN camp from 14 to 16 May 2021.

Applications close 1t May 2021.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email program chair Johan Maasdam at rypen@rotary9465.org.au or call 0450 359 095.


$400,000 of Assistance to the Community.
See how the Rotary Club of Esperance has raised funds to assist the community. Click HERE for details or use the address:
Applications for the 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowships are now being accepted.  
If your club knows of someone who would make an excellent Rotary Peace Fellow, please make them aware of this program.
The Fellowship is fully funded, covering tuition and living costs.
Completed applications need to be sent to the District Foundations Committee before 15 May 2021.
Attached is a  link to a  brief overview of the Rotary Peace Fellowship program HERE. Please contact me if you require further information.

Graeme Thygesen

District Rotary Peace Fellowship Chair

E: treasurer@rotary9465.org.au

Shelterbox Trek for Shelter 2021
We are excited to announce Trek for Shelter and our goal to raise $250,000
Trek the legendary Larapinta Trail in the Australian Outback, the dense rainforest of Cradle Mountain, the spectacular coastlines in Western Australia or challenge yourself with the Kokoda trail. Join one of these epic adventures and raise funds for ShelterBox Australia to assist families in crisis.
Our goal is to raise a quarter of a million dollars across our five adventures. This amount of money will provide 1,000 families with a ShelterKit (including tarps, tools and fixings) plus solar lights, a water filter and mosquito nets. Life-changing, life-saving aid, essential for disaster-affected communities to start their own recovery. We’re asking you to help us continue our efforts by joining one of our Trek for Shelter adventures today!
When you sign up, you’ll join a team of other passionate ShelterBox supporters who will trek with you and we’ll give you all the guidance you’ll need to start your fundraising journey!
New Year savings: Sign up before 31 January and save $300!
Which adventure will you choose?
Larapinta Trek | 26 July 2021
On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you’ll trek through the Australian outback on one of the most spectacular walking tracks in the world—the Larapinta Trail

The Australian Outback Marathon | 31 July 2021
Set against the backdrop of Australia’s iconic landscape, the ShelterBox Australian Outback Marathon is a chance to challenge yourself as you pound the red earth around Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park.

Cape to Cape Trek | 3 - 9 October 2021
Join ShelterBox Australia for the Cape to Cape Coastal Walk along one of the most spectacular coastlines in Western Australia. Over 5 days, you will trek through breath-taking coastal and forest scenery, across this ever-changing landscape—witnessing the fascinating geological cliffs, caves, rock formations and headlands.
Kokoda | 22 April - 2 May 2022
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest treks, the Kokoda Track links the south and north coast of Papua New Guinea across 96 kilometres of rocky mountain terrain, tropical rainforest and remote villages.

New Year savings: Sign up before 31 January and save $300!
Mike Greenslade
CEO ShelterBox Australia
Disaster Relief
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