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District 9790 March 2019 Page


Vale to those Rotarians who have gone to higher service.


he 2018 2019 Vale presentation was shown at the Multi District Conference during the District 9790 breakout session on Sunday morning.

The Vale presentation is for those Rotarians who have passed away since the last Conference to the next and it gives us a chance to acknowledge and recognise those members. The video has been up loaded to YouTube and you can find it by clicking on the photo. Turn your sound on, make a cup of tea or coffee and take a look. Previous year’s presentations are also available there too. Page 2

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Vale Presentation Online


All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players’ William Shakespeare –‘As You Like It’




Malcolm’s Message


RYPEN Seminar / Cheryl-Lee Carter


Spreading the message :

Rotary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement


Multi District Conference Update


Conference 2020—it’s coming soon! DGE Brian and introducing Murray -need we say more !


Numurkah Rotary Business Breakfast —Dr Susan Alberti AC Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in Australia 2021

The District Assembly is an important event for the executive and members of our Rotary Clubs.



ut in your diaries : Sunday 7th April for the District Assembly.

We will once again be holding it at the Benalla Performing Arts Centre with catering provided by our good friends, the Rotary Club of Benalla. All members are invited to attend, and remember for a Club to apply for a District Grant a member of the Club needs to attend the Grants Management Seminar. This is an annual requirement of The Rotary Foundation. In 2019-20 we have more money available for District Grants so if you want to access these funds please ensure your Club sends a participant. We will also have an important session on Insurance from our District Insurance Officer, Dennis Rebbick. Insurance is always a very topical subject so come along and be informed. More details will be announced after our President Elect Leadership Development Seminar which is being held in Euroa on Sunday 3 March.

InSpire In Rotary is the official monthly publication of Rotary International District 9790 Inc. Publisher : Editor: Greg Adams Art Director: Greg Adams Advertising: Greg Adams Chief Cook and bottle washer : Greg as well Editorial: send to ferrarigreg@gmail.com (please) Closing date is by the 26th of each month. Note: The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the District or its members.

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All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players’ William Shakespeare –‘As You Like It’


or two weekends in February the world becomes a stage for the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek. For the second consecutive year we have sponsored performances of Shakespeare by In The Park Productions. This year the play was ‘As You Like It’.

armed with picnics, rugs and chairs, eagerly anticipating the production. Before the show commenced, there was time for the audience to have dinner and browse the vintage clothing stall, or for the younger members of the audience to participate in some imaginative face painting.

Three performances took place on the first weekend at Alistair Knox Park in Eltham, followed by three performances the next weekend at Watkins Street Reserve in Diamond Creek. These local productions give the community, the chance to experience Shakespeare in their own backyard, for an affordable cost.

The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek, as the major sponsor, has a visible presence with our marquees in a prominent position. It is our role to check bookings, sell tickets and usher patrons to the seating area. It is a great opportunity to meet community members and let them see something of what Rotary does.

and zeal culminating in a wonderful production which charmed the audiences. There was an amazing range of characters who brought laughter and joy to the onlookers. We were delighted that the local community embraced the production with large numbers in attendance, with in excess of 350 present on the final night. In sponsoring this event, we were very pleased that we were able to provide something unique and different for the community and even happier that they responded with such enthusiasm.

Prior to the performances, there was The play, itself, was just sensational Kerry Jones a buzz in the air and the enthusiasm – the talented actors embraced their was palpable as patrons arrived roles with professionalism, passion Rotary Club of Diamond Creek

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elcome to the seventh edition of “InSpire InRotary”. The highlight of this month was undoubtably the Multi District Conference. It has been inspiring to witness all of the planning, hard work and commitment coming to fruition during this wonderful event, with close to 1600 people attending. There was the spectacle of stunning performances by Marina Prior and Circus Oz, to mention only a few; the amazing and vibrant dancing by Busy Feet, the amazing entrance of our Exchange Students, the singing of the National Anthems with wonderful choreography and musical performances intertwined. And then there was the wonderful list of inspiring speakers, and they were inspirational. I don’t believe I will ever forget John Soe and his amazing story. And Edna and Christine Nixon, the list goes on. And, of course, there was the Gala Dinner. Wonderful setting, amazing food, good wine, great entertainment and a myriad of well over 1000 enthusiastic Rotarians and partners present. It was a great opportunity to be inspired, to be transformed and to connect with Rotarians you have never met before. For Jill and me, our schedule was very busy, but we enjoyed the occasion immensely. To those members of our District who assisted in some way with the organization and running of the conference, a huge thank you! You did a great job! A special thanks to Gordon Hastie from the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell, who took on the role of Conference Chair for our District and did a marvellous job of making it all happen. I hope those who attended were able to take ideas back to their club so that the benefits of this conference will continue well into the future. As clubs plan their upcoming Rotary events, I would ask you to strive towards making your event inclusive to as many people as possible. Many members of our communities have extra special needs and making the effort to address these needs goes a long way towards including them in your Rotary event. Mothers with prams, the visually impaired, those with limited mobility, for example, can all be included with a little thought and preparation during your risk management and planning stages. Make sure you advertise your event as such, so they feel welcome to attend. The next month is another busy one, with many activities planned by clubs. District will be conducting interviews for the position of District Governor in 2021-22, which will be most exciting. Jill and I received our first invitation to a Club Changeover recently; my, how time flies! It is great to see clubs organizing things so far ahead of time, it makes good sense. Please ensure your club is represented at the upcoming PELDS and District Assembly. These are important opportunities not to be missed and will enhance the functioning of your club, promote the link between clubs and our District and provide yet another opportunity for fellowship. Keep up the great work you are doing and continue to be the inspiration! Malcolm Kerr DG D9790

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RYPEN SEMINAR 2019 29th to 31st March, 2019 Lake Nillahcootie Camp

Closing date for applications will be 15th March, 2019. Contact : PP Malcolm S. Watt PHF District Co-ordinator & Seminar Director Rotary Club of Shepparton Central 0358 210 161 (H) 0439 158 274 (M) watt.malc@gmail.com

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embers from Rotary Prahran, Gateway Rotaract, Rotary E-Club of Melbourne, Bundoora, Rotary Club of Southbank and others,

are spreading the message:

‘that Rotary is an organisation that fosters inclusiveness, uniting dedicated individuals from around the world with one common goal - to do more good.’

passed by RI Board B-13. Rotary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement

DECISION: The Board 1.

approves the following Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement for Rotary International:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders. 2.

sets a goal for the number of women in Rotary and in Rotary Leadership positions to be 30 percent by June 2023;

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requests the general secretary to develop an action plan in support of the goal and the statement.

Rotary Club of Strathmore

President Hamish and Past President Emma joined with friends and allies as part of Rotary's LGBT Fellowship at the Midsumma Pride March sharing the message that Rotary is an organization that welcomes anyone who wants to make a difference in the world.

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lbury Wodonga Conference 19 - 22 March, 2020.

Like the rest of Victoria, Albury Wodon- We already know our District Conferga also has strong demographic growth ence is going to be all about fun, posichanges; changes that we need to tivity and forward thinking....let’s make Attending the Multi District Conference adapt to and take advantage of as our plans to be there! in Melbourne the other week was an Rotary clubs continue to grow and exexcellent experience. I thoroughly enI’m looking forward to the 2019-20 Ropand into our growth areas. joyed the event and catching up with tary year and our new theme of 'Rotary friends from other Districts. We also The Rotary Clubs of Albury Wodonga Connects The World'. As Rotary we sure had the honour of announcing at the will be welcoming you to our District do 'Connect The World'. District 9790 breakout session that our 9790 Conference in Albury from 19-22 Let’s have fun! next conference is going to be in Albury March 2020. Our theme is '2020 Vision' DGE Brian. Wodonga from 19 - 22 March, 2020. and Murray is our mascot. You can see Murray in the image. Did you know that there are 10 Rotary Clubs in Albury Wodonga serving a popMurray’s the one ulation of 80,000 that is due to grow to with hair . over 120,000 in the next 10-15 years.

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Profile for Rotary International District 9790

InSpire InRotary March 2019  

InSpire InRotary is the official Rotary International District 9790 DG's newsletter

InSpire InRotary March 2019  

InSpire InRotary is the official Rotary International District 9790 DG's newsletter