Issue 23 of 2017-2018: 10 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
Health Professionals in Rotary
More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. Rotarian's aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas.
More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. Rotarian's aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. They educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but members also take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. 
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
Rotarians with a special interest have formed themselves into Fellowships and Action Groups.
There are two Fellowships with special interest in health matters.
'Doctors' and 'Fellowship of Wellness and Fitness Rotarians' (Chair: Marco Kappenberger,  
There are a number of Rotary Action Groups which focus on health related challenges.
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Blindness prevention
  • Blood Donation
  • Dental volunteers
  • Diabetes
  • Family Health & AIDS Prevention
  • Health Education and Wellness
  • Hearing
  • Malaria
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Polio Survivors
  • Population growth
In addition to what we do at a global level, there are also hundreds of health projects run by Rotary Districts and Clubs.
One of our Board members would like to liaise with Rotary and non-Rotary groups to share experiences. If you are involved in a project to improve health care please contact Roger Meyer MD MPH (Portland Oregon) at
We would also like to compile a data base of health projects supported by Rotarians.
This is an extract taken from the Health Professionals in Rotary website 
REMINDER - January is Vocational Service Month
From the District and Clubs, District 9465:


Rotaract WA Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie Fundraiser
When: Saturday 16 December 2017, 6:15pm
Where: Reading Cinemas, Belmont, Knutsford Ave & Fulham St Belmont
Cost: $15 per ticket
What for: to raise funds to support Rotaract District 9210's 50/50 project. To celebrate Rotaract's 50th anniversary they have chosen 50 local communities to be positively impacted by water and sanitation programs.
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
Useful links
Australian Rotary Health
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RI Rotary News and Media
Rotary District 9455 (Northern WA)
Rotary Down Under
Rotary Out West
Shelterbox Australia
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Issue 23 of 2017-2018: 10 December 2017