Issue 1 of 2020 -2021: 5 July 2020
2020 - 2021 Training
  • Foundation Grants Seminar             21 February 2021
  • PETS                                            10-11 April 2021
  • South Coast Assembly                    2 May 2021
  • Kalgoorlie-Esperance Assembly       15-16 May 2021
  • South West Assembly                     23 May 2021
  • Metro Assembly                             30 May 2021
27 - 31 May 2023: International Conference at MELBOURNE!
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National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Update
Our D9465 students who attended NYSF 2020
Most Rotary Clubs in our district 9465 have a proud history of endorsing and sponsoring local students to attend the famous science forum in Canberra/Brisbane in January of each year. The forum will continue and clubs are encouraged to link up with able Year 11 students in the local high school or college and inform them of this ‘life-changing’ event. The closing date has been extended to Monday 20th July.
Students initiate their application via the website www.nysf.edu.au
Please note that Simon Cubitt (Willetton) will be taking over as NYSF District Chair and his contact email is nysf9465@gmail.com
Simon, together with Patricia Robertson and I will continue as a team to promote and administer the program in D9465.
Many people have been impacted financially by COVID-19. In particular, international students have been hard hit, with sudden loss of part-time jobs, cancellation of all flights and with family back home also affected. Many students are skipping meals and have no way out.
Although Rotary in Australia often has a focus on our near neighbours in the Asia Pacific, many Rotarians and Rotaractors have a strong affinity with Latin America due to our long standing exchange program, as well as family ties, professional links, travel experiences and a love of the rich culture that Latin America offers. The students who are in our Australian communities now are our neighbours and friends and they need help.
Rotary E-Club of Western Australia is partnering with Somos21 Network to enable tax-deductible donations via RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service to provide much needed relief for students from Latin America. Somos21 is a not for profit organisation promoting greater connection and collaboration between professionals across Australia and Latin America.
Significantly, the first $15,000 received via https://donations.rawcs.com.au/130-2019-20 will be matched by a Rotary Australia Compassionate Grant to make $30,000.
Please help us reach this goal before June 30.
If you are able to donate, please do, or please share our campaign.
Latin American students in Australia needing support can apply here: https://somos21apoyo.typeform.com/to/ZlcUXP
Thank you
RC Freshwater Bay is coordinating a Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship Chapter
For some time the RC Freshwater Bay has discussed forming a local Chapter of the Wine Appreciation Fellowship, deciding on the name ‘North of the Swan’ as the name of the Chapter.
It is intended that Rotarians from all Clubs interested in participating in the RWAF join Freshwater Bay in this venture.  However, Rotarians need to become members of the Fellowship.  Please see http://www.rotarywine.net/application.html to join for a once off cost of US$110.  Sec. RC Freshwater Bay Di Collins has a supply of the distinctive gold corkscrew  lapel pins which are included with the lifetime membership fee.
If interested in helping to establish and become involved in the RWAF, please contact Vocational Service Director Fiona Tremlett M. 0416 224 134 E: fiona.tremlett@gmail.com

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’!

Rotary International District 9465
This email is a call for help
Like many the Covid 19 situation has had an impact on our lives and how we do things. One of the many impacts is to reduce the District's ability to recruit members of our Rotary District for position available next year and into the future.
This is a joint request from the District Leadership Team for interested Members of Rotary to fill positions vacant in the coming year.
We are looking for enthusiastic members with a sense of commitment to apply for the following positions.
  • District Governor 2022-23
  • Youth Exchange Chair
  • Youth Exchange Committee Members
  • 4 Way Speech Contest Committee Members
We have mentors willing to assist and provide guidance.
If you are interested in any of the above positions or looking to advance your Rotary knowledge and/or leadership skills please contact any of us below.
Thank you
Wayne Milnes                               Colin Burns                          Kay Phipps
District Governor 2019-2020                         District Governor 2020-21                     District Governor 2021-22
Mobile: +61 (0)400 201 700                         Mobile +61 (0)407 357 104                   Mobile +61 (0)438 885 494
Email: dg@rotary9465.org.au                       Email dge@rotary9465.org.au                Email dgn@rotary9465.org.au
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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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