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Issue 1 of 2018-2019: 1 July 2018
  •  July 2018 District 9465 Changeover Dinner
  • 14 - 16 September 2018 Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference, Hobart, Tasmania
  • 14-20 January 2019 — , San Diego, California, USA
  • 23 February — Rotary's anniversary
  • 12-18 March 2019 — World Rotaract Week
  • 17 March 2019 — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: , Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 22 - 24 March 2019 District 9465 Annual Conference AGM
A Cliff Island, Stockton Lake
will be at COLLIE on 22 - 24 March 2019

District 9465 Governor Robyn Yates with RI President Barry Rassin (Esther)


I grew up with parents who were willing to put themselves out for others in need and so I was comfortable at a young age in giving without expecting anything in return. I learnt how the smallest acts of kindness could change someone’s day for the better and put a smile on a stranger’s face.

Joining the Rotary world has allowed me to continue to help others in need and I still marvel at how the effects of the simplest act of kindness can last forever. 

Rotary is indeed a phenomenal and unique organisation consisting of members worldwide. There are no boundaries, we have different backgrounds and different cultures, yet we come together as one to better the lives of those in need. Rotary International President, Barry Rassin, has designed the 2018-19 theme logo on this basis-how the oceans and skies connect continents to come together as one. 

An example of this is the tireless work being undertaken by Rotary to eradicate Polio worldwide. A challenge deemed impossible in the beginning is now so close it’s almost unbearable to hear of new cases. As heart breaking as it is, eight new cases in two countries this year is a far cry from the beginning. 

As Bill Gates has said “we are achingly close to getting rid of Polio; more than 99% of the way. Finishing the job is the big challenge, but it is very doable, if we keep up the effort.” Bill Gates believes in our work and through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has extended the two-for-one funding agreement for another three years.  

I also believe in this worthy cause, so much that I have chosen to support the world-wide project during my term as District Governor. I would like all Clubs and even individual members, to consider making a donation to continue eradication efforts; don’t forget, we need to be Polio free for three years before we can announce that, finally, the world is Polio Free. 

To entice your contributions I have decided to do something a little extreme in anticipation of the funds that will be raised. At the District Conference Governor’s Gala Dinner in Collie on Saturday 23 March 2019 I will shave my head. I trust this will be an incentive for you to support the Polio eradication programme. 

I look forward to the next twelve months and visiting all the Clubs in District 9465 and I thank you in anticipation of the continued good work you do as Rotarians.

             Wear a ROTARY shirt on Saturday 23 February 2019 

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Venue: South of Perth Yacht Club
Date: 7 July 2018

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25 JULY 2018
D9465 has received a request from D2640 Japan
This is the district we send all our students
And is in Osaka Japan
They have two male students who wish to exchange with us
They would arrive in March 2019
With our students exchanging this coming December/January
Or a time that is suitable
We are sending two girls to Japan this summer
If have a student who may be interested please contact me
NEPAL TREK Annapurna 2018
Join ShelterBox Nepal Trek between 3-16 September 2018 and help ensure no family goes without shelter following a disaster or humanitarian crisis. See the flyer here! 
  • Help ShelterBox rebuild communities after disaster strikes
  • Experience the majesty and mysticism of the Himalayas
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Nepal’s Annapurna region
  • Discover bustling Kathmandu, the beating heart of Nepal
Get more information and register:
Tel: 1300 905 188


Rotarians invited to Australia New Zealand Conference


14 - 16 September 2018



The Conference (formerly the Institute) will be held in Hobart on 14 – 16 September 2018 and Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis invites all Rotarians to join us for this event. There will be a number of interesting presenters covering Rotary projects and issues of interest together with a variety of breakout sessions. What better way to keep up-to-date and enjoy mixing with Rotarians from all Australian states and the North and South Islands of New Zealand as well as visiting some of the many attractions on offer.


Further details can be found on the Conference website http://www.rotaryinstitute.org.au/  and additional information is available from the contacts listed on the site.


And there is more! Rotaractors can attend the conference at a reduced fee and participants in the Youth Exchange Program in 2018-19 or in the past 5 years can attend with no fee to pay. We know of several Rotarians who intend to holiday in Tasmania in conjunction with the Conference – why not you? Why not assist Rotaractors and Youth Exchange participants/alumni to join you?


6-7 October 2018
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