Issue 24 of 2017-2018: 17 December 2017
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Dates to plan for or keep open 
  • 31 December 2017 Last day for 'early bird' 9465 Conference registrations
  • 14-20 January 2018 International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA
  • 23 February 2018 The inaugural Wear a Rotary Shirt Day (see full details below.) 
  • 16 March 2018 district officers training
  • 16-18 March 2018 District 9465 Conference at Margaret River. 
  • 14-15 April 2018 president elect training seminar
  • 28-29 April 2018 club officer training (Goldfields) - includes Foundation grants management and governance seminars
  • 6 May 2018 club officer training (Metropolitan) - includes Foundation grants management and governance seminars
  • 20 May 2018 club officer training (Collie) - includes Foundation grants management and governance seminars
  • 24-27 June 2018 Rotary International Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
District 9465 2018 Conference - Margaret River 16 - 18 March 2018
(Click on the picture for video)
The Margaret River 2018 District Conference Committee has opened My Booking Manager for ‘Early Bird’ registrations which incorporates are small financial saving if payment occurs prior to 31 December 2017. Bookings are available now at: 
Any other enquiries should be sent to
One of our Friends of Rotary, a former Club member has offered Conference bookings at a discount; a flyer is attached.
For those interested in making a mini holiday of conference and the Leeuwin, the Leeuwin Concert this year will feature Jackson Brown.
December 2017 is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Gain inspiration at the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peace building Conference
By Past RI Director Peter Offer, Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peace building Conference Host Organizing Committee Chair
Dear friends
On behalf of the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peace building Conference organizers, I invite you to join us in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation, the weekend of 24 February.
Join the Rotary family, young leaders, community members, civic dignitaries, scholars, medical professionals, and university and business experts in the field of research for disease prevention and treatment for this one-day program in the historic City of Peace and Reconciliation.
Conference speakers include Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councilor Tony Skipper, Professor Joseph Valadez, Chair of International Public Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate. For the full program and list of speakers, visit
The Conference will also feature four breakout sessions highlighting various touch points between Disease Prevention and Treatment and Peace. One of the breakouts, led by Jean Best and Caroline Millman, will be dedicated to youth and includes Peace Advocates and Peace Jam. The day will conclude with a RI President’s Peace building Dinner. Participants will gain strategies for serving as peace building agents while addressing disease prevention and treatment challenges.
President Ian Riseley, Director Brian Stoyel, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, and I hope you will join us for the weekend in Coventry. Attendees can join a Rotary Foundation dinner, hosted by Kenneth Schuppert, Vice Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, on Friday, 23 February. For those wishing to explore the local region, we will help arrange visits to Coventry, Warwick Castle and
Stratford on Avon before and after the Conference.
We anticipate having some 800 Conference attendees, including 250 children from secondary schools sponsored by their local Rotary clubs.  Current registrants include Rotarians from Canada, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, and the United States. For those staying overnight, we have arranged accommodations at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel which is on site at the venue the Ricoh Arena.
Register online today. We look forward to welcoming you in England,
Peter Offer
Visit for a list of all Peace building Conferences being convened by RI President Ian Riseley.
REMINDER - January is Vocational Service Month
From the District and Clubs, District 9465:
Handicamp: A week full of fun and challenges and a lifetime of experiences.
14 - 20 January 2018
Handicamp is a week long live in camp for 18 to 35 year old people with disability, who are teamed with a “buddy” for a week of fun and adventure. The camp is based on double participation and reward, run by a volunteer Rotary committee and nursing support. 
Handicamp’s purpose is for growth through new experiences and to develop greater understanding of others needs and challenges.
The week is full of activities designed to foster camaraderies and also challenge. Some of the activities include archery, abseiling, water sports, bingo, karaoke, ten-pin bowling and visits to the Zoo and Adventure World.
All participants are sponsored by a Rotary club for their accommodation, meals and activities.
For more information email: or call Jodie on 0412 329 859
The inaugural Wear a Rotary Shirt Day will be held on 23 February 2018.  The purpose of the day is a no cost marketing activity to create more awareness of Rotary. Each Rotarian is asked to wear a Rotary shirt all day to create conversation and get people to ask What is Rotary?
This is an initiative from our District that is now Australia wide and possibly world wide in the future.
1.2 million trees before Earth Day on 22 April 2018
Our very own RI President Ian Riseley and partner Juliet, have asked all clubs to assist their goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian - 1.2 million before Earth Day on April 22, 2018. See the brochure here for further details.
Can this be your club's way to show the world you're Making a Difference?? 
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
Together we CONNECT
Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Together, we are setting in motion our global effort to help the world better understand who we are: people of action, driven by a desire to strengthen communities, mobilize problem solvers, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people around the world.

Starting now, you can visit the Brand Center to download new People of Action templates for social media posts and print ads. You can also download the video public service announcements that debuted at the Atlanta convention, as well as guidelines and tips on using the campaign. Use all of these to tell your own stories about how your club and district are taking action and bringing leaders together to make an impact in your community. 

We are very proud of this new campaign and the opportunity it gives us to tell a consistent, compelling story about what makes Rotarians people of action. In the coming months, we’ll add more resources to the Brand Center. We hope that you take advantage of these materials, because they’ll help you to get the full benefit of the campaign by promoting both your club and Rotary in your community. Join us and bring the People of Action campaign to life by visiting the Brand Center today. The more we build awareness of Rotary, the easier it will be to make an impact in our communities right across the world.

— Ian Riseley
President, Rotary International
Useful links
Australian Rotary Health
D9465 Facebook Page
D9465 Twitter
RI Rotary News and Media
Rotary District 9455 (Northern WA)
Rotary Down Under
Rotary Out West
Shelterbox Australia
Bulletin Editor
Issue 24 of 2017-2018: 17 December 2017