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Issue 30 of 2017-2018: 28 January 2018

DATES TO PLAN FOR OR KEEP OPEN 
 
 
  • 5 February 2018 - Applications for District 9465 Membership and Club Building Grants program close on 5 February - see details below.
  • 23 February 2018 Baldivis Charter Party - see details below
  • 23 February 2018 The inaugural Wear a Rotary Shirt Day - see full details below.
  • 16 March 2018 district officers training (at District Conference)
  • 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 bookings are available now at: 
 
 
Any other enquiries should be sent to conferenceregistrations@rotary9465.org.au.
 
Speakers include Fred Chaney AO, Senior Australian of the Year 2014 and Marcus Stafford CEO of Multiple Sclerosis WA. 
 
 
BE THE INSPIRATION

Barry Rassin, 2018-19 Rotary president

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He was declared the president-elect on 1 September 2017.

RI President, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.

“Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”

Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.

A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran.

Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.

Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.

 
 
 
JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH
 

The RI publication 'An Introduction to Vocational Service' provides information, resources, and project ideas related to vocational service. You can download a copy from here!

 
 
FEBRUARY IS Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution MONTH
 
 
 
FROM DISTRICT AND CLUBS, DISTRICT 9465
 
 
 
District 9465 Membership and Club Building Grants 
 
The final date for applications for our District 9465 Membership and Club Building Grants program have been extended to 5 February 2018. APPLY NOW.
 
Click here to see grant guidelines!
 
 
DOES YOUR CLUB SUPPORT A FOOTBALL CLUB WHO NEED NEW UNIFORMS?
 
TO ALL ROTARY CLUBS IN DISTRICT 9465: A call for expressions of interest
 
Thanks to the generosity of the Melville City Football Club (soccer), our club has over 100 superseded football kits - mainly jerseys and shorts but with some extra gear (socks, sunglasses).
 
 
Most are green and gold (a few other colours). The majority of the jerseys have the Melville City logo, so are probably best suited for remoter communities. All the shorts and other items have makers' logos etc but are otherwise unmarked.
All the items are clean and in excellent condition, many are still in their original packages.
 
If you are supporting sporting or community groups that can make productive use of any of these items, please send details to secretary@rcbooragoon.com.
 
By agreement with the Melville City Football Club, first preference will be to have them go to communities and groups in Western Australia but clubs with relevant programs elsewhere in Australia or overseas are also welcome to apply.
 
 
DISTRICT 9465 SANDGATE STREET DEMOLITION SALE 
 
The District 9465 Office and hall at 39 Sandgate Street South Perth is being demolished and we are moving into new premises nearby. So on Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January 2018 between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM we will be holding a demolition sale at Sandgate Street. Please look at the attached advertisement for the items that will be offered for sale. 
 
 
Any further information call President Jan on 0407 442 136 or email at jandale@iinet.net.au 
 
 
FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST - ZONE 1 FINAL
 
 
 
BALDIVIS CHARTER PARTY
 
 
If you have problems with booking please contact Baldivis Rotary Club President Leanne Knowler at:
 
Mobile:  0430 572 901
 
 
ROTARY WEAR A SHIRT DAY
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.
 
 
CELEBRATE ROTARACT 50 YEAR BIRTHDAY  
 
 
 
 
ROTARACT MASQUERADE CHARITY BALL (NEW)
 
 
 
 
WILLETTON ROTARY COMMUNITY FAIR
 
 
 
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?? 
 
 
FIJI TREK (INTERPLAST)
 
 
 
 
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! 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
 
 
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Australian Rotary Health
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Foodbank
Interplast
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Rotary District 9455 (Northern WA)
Rotary Down Under
Rotary Out West
Shelterbox Australia
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