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Issue 29 of 2019-2020: 2 February 2020
  • 6 March 2020 Rotary Charity Golf Day (being organised by RC Attadale) Keep the date open ... more details to come.
  • 20 - 22 March 2020: 2020 District 9465 Conference will be held at Rockingham. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE.
  • 6 - 10 June 2020: 2020 International Convention Honolulu Hawaii.
  • 27 - 31 May 2023 International Conference at MELBOURNE!
2020-21: Rotary Opens Opportunities

RI President-elect Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.

If your Club has an event or function you wish to advertise throughout Image result for rotary images 2019 Districts 9465 and 9455 would you please let the eDigest editor (contact details at end of this Digest) know sometime ahead of the due date if possible.
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District 9465 Conference 2020
20 March 2020 - 22 March 2020  
Accommodation in Rockingham
Quest Rockingham Apartment Hotel
22 Flinders Lane, Rockingham WA 6168
Tel: +61 8 9591 0600  Fax: +61 8 9591 0699 
Mobile: +61 420 631 539
Use Promotion code Rotary20 to gain a 15% discount on the best Flexible rate
Tickets for the District 9465 Conference 2020 are now on sale from Trybooking.
Trybooking link is: https://www.trybooking.com/562113
Tickets are all inclusive of the event and dinner. Cost is $295
The District Conference Team is hard at work to provide an informative and enjoyable Conference experience for all members of Rotary, their families and interested members of our community. Conference sessions will be held at the Gary Holland Centre with the Saturday Night Beach Party held at the same venue.
Morning teas and lunch will be at the Clipper Hotel. The Clipper Hotel will also hold our Rotary Exhibition  which will be open to the public.
More information to follow.
RI 2020 Rotary Convention
6 June 2020 - 10 June 2020
More details here

Opportunities to serve Rotary District 9465 in 2021-2022

  • Are you passionate about Rotary and the contribution it makes to communities around the world?
  • Are you looking for leadership opportunities?
  • Do you want to challenge yourself and grow both personally and professionally?
  • Are you interested in developing skills to help you in both your work, club and community life?
  • Do you want to join with other likeminded people in developing and progressing the values and philosophy of Rotary in our District?

You are exactly the person District Governor Nominee Kay Phipps is looking for! Expressions of interest are now open for people like you to participate in Rotary by taking a place as a leader at District level during the 2021-2022 Rotary year. For further information contact DGN Kay at:

Email: dgn@rotary9465.org.au 

Phone: 0438 885 494.

What are you waiting for? Step up and out of your comfort zone and be a ‘person of action’!


Australian Anti Ice Campaign Victoria Charity Raffle

Australian Anti Ice Campaign is seeking the support of concerned individuals in Victoria to help support our education, awareness and support programs. In return for your support we are offering fantastic prizes!

Tickets and details of the raffle can be found at :
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Understanding ShelterBox Operations Course
We are holding the Understanding ShelterBox Operations course at the Chuwar Scout Camp in Brisbane during May 2020 (details to be advised) due to hot weather being experienced in Brisbane. This course is open to all new and existing volunteers and I highly encourage everyone to try and attend. This is a deep dive into ShelterBox operations, providing field-specific techniques and will offer behind-the-scenes knowledge of how ShelterBox delivers aid to those affected by disaster.
Accommodation is provided (camping in ShelterBox tents for the weekend), all food and drinks will be provided, and airport pick-ups can be arranged. Participants are asked to cover their own travel expenses (you could possibly look for funding from your local club/district if you are a member of Rotary or other club).
The course is being facilitated by Mike Greenslade our CEO and will be a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of ShelterBox, connect with other volunteers, Shelter Box Response Team members and the ShelterBox team so please let me know if you would like to attend. Also please feel free to invite others that might be interested in becoming a ShelterBox volunteer.
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The programme will begin at 0930 on Friday and we will complete our activities on Sunday (you should be free to depart by approximately 1230).
Allawah, Scout Camp, Allawah Rd, Mount Crosby QLD 4306.
Understanding ShelterBox Operations course is designed to give you an understanding of ShelterBox Response Teams in the field. There will be a combination of indoor and outdoor activities to reflect the challenges and conditions faced by our volunteers whilst on deployment in disaster zones. These activities will include walking along country paths and the opportunity to spend two nights in a ShelterBox tent under field conditions. This isn’t intended to make you feel uncomfortable, but to give you a better understanding of what our teams can encounter whilst on deployment.
By the end of the programme you will:
  • Understand ShelterBox’s strategic vision
  • Be familiar with the structures and relationships that exist to support aid delivery, including fundraising, communications, partnerships and the international humanitarian system
  • Have a greater understanding of operations, including the ShelterBox Response Team delivery model.
Volunteers must register to attend. Please email me the following information to secure your spot:
  • Name
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address
I encourage everyone to attend this weekend to gain a great understanding of the organisation and practical experience of the aid we deliver. By attending you are guaranteed to take with you a wealth of knowledge to invigorate your new or ongoing ShelterBox volunteer activities. Spaces are limited so please contact me if you are interested,
Kieryn Deutrom
Volunteer Program Manager
ShelterBox Australia
M: 0400 273 624
There is now a possibility a similar course could be organised in WA that would save the cost of flying to Brisbane. This has come about following some interest from a few people in WA. If there is sufficient interest plans could be put in place for it to be held in WA. Contact June Wade, E: junew1@me.com - WA ShelterBox D9465 Area Coordinator and District 9465 Chair
ACE is back!
The Rotary Club of Esperance Bay is proud to be hosting Adventure Camp Esperance in April 2020 (ACE 2020). ACE 2020 is a week-long camp for adults with disabilities from our own region.
“We had such a great response from participants and the wider community for Adventure Camp Esperance 2017, the Club thought it was time to do it again.” said Club President, Heather James.
ACE  2020 is an opportunity for participants to have a break from their usual activities and experience living in a camp situation. “Some people may not ever have been on a camp or been away from their family or primary carer for such a long period. For others, camp will offer activities they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to experience.
“An important aspect of ACE is the respite it will provide to the families or carers of the camp participants, an opportunity to know that they can have a break and that the person they care for is in a safe environment and having a great time.”
Each camp participant will be matched with a one on one volunteer support worker who will encourage and guide them throughout the week. This person will be their camp friend or buddy for the week.
“We are on the lookout for people who are willing to take on the role of a volunteer support worker for ACE 2020. It’s a live-in role, staying in the beautiful boarding facilities at the Esperance Anglican Community School. Support workers, along with the participants, will be engaged in a range of fun activities with a trip to Woody Island, sand boarding, a gala dinner and lots of other activities are all planned. It’s a very rewarding role, and a lot of fun, but importantly you are giving a person with a disability, and their family, a fabulous opportunity.” Mrs James said.
The Rotary Club of Esperance Bay is very grateful to the organisations that have provided sponsorship for this event, including Southern Ports Authority, Shire of Esperance Community Grants program, Independence Group, the Rotary Club of Esperance and the Esperance Deep Sea Angling Club. 
ACE 2020 is also supported by a range of community groups, small businesses and individuals who are working together to make ACE 2020 a fabulous event.
If you are interested in finding out more about being a volunteer support worker, a camp participant, or would like to assist with the camp in any other way, please contact ACE 2020 secretary, Lee Mackin on 0427 721 006 or landjmackin@westnet.com.au.
13 November 2019
For more information, contact Lee Mackin 0427 721 006
Help needed!
Esperance Bay Rotary Club, with the support of a District Grant, is once again running a camp for adults with disabilities from the Esperance region – Adventure Camp Esperance 2020.  But we need a little more help from YOU.
Our pool of nominations for people to attend the camp has a lot more males than females…..so we are looking for more male carers,  and a few more females!  You don’t need to have any experience – you just need to be willing to support and encourage the individual you will be paired with to engage in activities, make friends and stay safe.  It’s a great opportunity to help another family have a break from their usual caring role, and to give your ‘Camper’ an opportunity to shine!
ACE 2020 is being held from Sunday 19th April – Saturday 25th April at the Esperance Anglican Community School.
If you would like to help, or want more information, please contact Lee Mackin on 0427 721 006 or landjmackin@westnet.com.au.
Thank you  to our sponsors, Shire of Esperance, Lotteries West, Independence Group, Esperance Deep Sea Angling Club, Southern Ports Authority, Rotary District 9465 and many local small businesses.
22 April - 2 May 2020
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The Rotary Club of Pakuranga invites you to join   the Ultimate 18 Day Rotary Tour of New Zealand
             11th September to 28th September 2020
The Tour Key Points and Highlights are:
  • The Tour includes 2 meals in Rotarians homes, and 2 Rotary Meeting visits.
  • The Tour size is limited to 26 persons. (Within a 30/33 seater coach.)
  • Accommodation will be 4 to 5 star and includes all breakfasts.
  • Two night stays in all big city stopovers and 'not too early' start times.
  • A professional ‘Top Tour Guide’ will travel with you throughout the Tour.
  • The 18 day Tour includes both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
The following details some of the 62 items that are included within the Tour price:
  • An official Rotarian Welcome at the 'Grand Millennium' Hotel, Gift packs, Guided Tour of Auckland,
  • Entry to the Auckland Museum, Visit to the 'Auckland Sky Tower', Tea Tour and Tastings at Zealong Estate,
  • Guided Tour of 'Hobbiton', Guided Tour of 'Rainbow Springs' and 'Kiwi Encounter', Guided tour of Te Puia
  • including a Maori Cultural Performance and Hangi dinner, visit to the Huka Falls, Wine tasting in Napier,
  • Guided Walking Tour of downtown Napier, Sightseeing Tour of Wellington, Guided Tour of 'Weta Workshop',
  • Ferry from Wellington to Picton, Hanmer Springs, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Arrowtown, Queenstown,
  • Invercargill, Milford Sounds, Sightseeing Tour of Dunedin, Orientation Tour of Christchurch City Centre.
Here are some of the typical comments received from Rotarians on previous Tours:
  • I found it useful not to have late nights included – the days were long enough for ‘oldies’.
  • I have already recommended your tour to someone in our Club.
Special Early-Bird Fares: (This offer ends 29th November 2019 and is subject to change.)
NZ$7,750 per person for two people sharing a room. (Approximately AUD 7,500)
NZ$9,750 per person for a single person in one room. (Approximately AUD 9,450)
Please email: peter.hawkins@xtra.co.nz  to request the 8 page full Tour details.
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