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atters of interest across the District.

The new Rotary year has come and gone, with must Club Changeovers completed and enjoyed. The new District and Clubs teams begin to work on new and old programs. As we enter the month of August, there is a renew feeling of excitement with an increase in District membership, as a string of Clubs inducts new Rotarians. Mid-July, I was present when a Club inducted three new Rotarian at their weekly meeting. The way these new members were inducted into the Club was most impressive. The whole Club Board was part of the process, with the Board member into which the new member was to serve under, played a significant role in the induction. Over all a good start to the Rotary year re membership but we have some ground to make up and will need to keep our eyes not only on more new members but also retention. Changeover time is the time when many Clubs present Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Rotarians and Community people. I would like to public congratulate each receiver of their recognition, as a Paul Harris Fellow from your Club is a big statement of the service that the receiver has given to Rotary and the wider world. On Saturday 22rd of July the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek held a most successful dinner meeting with guest speaker Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife PDG Juliet. WOW, what a great night had by all, with once in a life time chance for Club Presidents to have their photo taken with the World President in their Presidential year. Ian and Juliet spoke at length on the subject of women in Rotary. May I say a big thank, you President Kerry Jones, PDG Rob Lloyd and all the members of the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek, for a job well done, what a night to remember, so early in this particular Rotary year. Youth Exchange is once again a most important part of a Rotary year, with final in bound students arriving in our District in the last week of July. We have a total of twelve in bound student, eight female and four males from eight different countries. The opportunity that these international students have has been made possible by eleven District Clubs. We thank the host families, Clubs, and rotary members for there continued support of an actual life changing program for students and Rotarians. Also, thank you, Bruce McIntyre and his committee, who do a great job, making sure that everyone has the best result possible from Youth Exchange. Well, what is next? I am looking forward to four weeks of Club visit before traveling to Darwin to attend Rotary Zone Institute. I have never been to Darwin, so will be good to catch up with Class mates and a bit more Rotary knowledge. Best wishes to all Bernie Bott DG

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Contents 2

DG’S No Bull


RYLA Making it Happen


Bernie’s Booze


A Night to Remember




UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT– from the Middle ! DGE Malcolm Kerr


Bernie’s 1st visit


Rotary digs deep for Meadows Primary School garden




Sarah Chandler, Fred Taylor Scholarship Recipient




Focus on Howlong Rotary


ROTARY Making a Difference Conference 2018

Editor’s Notes: Thank you for all your kind comments and support for the 1st edition of WhatisRotary District9790. I must admit when DG Bernie told me the name he wanted for his DG’s Newsletter I was a little sceptical. Don’t we know what rotary is already! I was thinking about using NO BULL or Bernie's’ Bull ( and others not mentionable!! ) because Charlie the bull seems to be everywhere . But every day I learn more about Rotary and what it can do. So not only is our newsletter a great tool to tell others about Rotary. I hope you can find some information too. Bernie wanted all Members to take ownership of the newsletter. Please send me your Clubs planned, present and past activity reports and why I should come along and visit your club whilst I am there. Showcase your club and town. And finally, what do you want to see in our newsletter ? Enjoy Greg Adams

WhatIsRotary D9790 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 (please) Closing date is by the 28th 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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RYLA 2017: Making it Happen! On Saturday and Sunday, 22 & 23 July, the RYLA Supporter Team began preparation for RYLA 2017. Here is a photo of the team on Sunday at the end of a rain shower and the end of a challenge. Thank you to the passionate people that volunteered to be on the team this year and those able to attend our first training.

From the left: Helena Toscas, Mal Watt, Richard Mason, Grant Godino, Michael Horridge, Jeff Meyland, Sally West, Nathan Schimmer, Brendan Mason, Norton West, Yash Lonkar, Michael Galluzzo, Shelley Fenech, Damien Bakker, Lory Caliparia, Dave Hinxman, Sapphire Sol, Cameron Williams, Linda Gidlund and Emilia Todaro (not in photo).

Your Challenge… Here are all the professions of the RYLA Support Team in alpha order. Match each person to their profession:

Application Support Consultant, CFA Community Safety Officer, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Community Services Student – Cert IV, Early Childhood Educator, Energy Healer & Mental Health Coach, Facilitator & Educational Designer, Financial Advisor/Managing Director, Gym Owner, Outdoor Educator, Physicist, Policy Analyst, Professional Learning Facilitator, Project Officer/Swimming Coach, Retail Coordinator, Sale & Marketing Assistant, Sales & Marketing Guru/Managing Director, Town Planner, Youth Working with Youth (two people).

What is the reward? Send your entry to by 20 August 2017 for a bottle of red or white, your choice.

AND don’t forget the online of Interest to attend RYLA 2017 is now open! Rotary International DistrictExpression 9790 Send this link to the young person you would like to support…

The next RYLA conference is happening from November 19 to 25, 2017

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Bernie’s Cellar Wine: Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2009 Alcohol: 14.5%Cellar: 20 + years Region: Coonawarra Price: $60 -$70 Leconfield's Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Coonawarra Cabernet and at eight years of age is drinking beautifully. Blackcurrant aromas are combined with cedary oak, now less pronounced than when bottled. The palate is laden with sweet berry fruit balanced by fine lingering tannins which have also softened over time. A screw cap will ensure further slow and graceful ageing. It’s an iconic Cabernet from a region that does it about as well as anywhere in Australia. The current release, 2015, is under $30.

Wine: Bleasdale Frank Potts Vintage: 2008 (under cork) Alcohol: 14.0%Cellar: 5 - 8 years Region: Langhorne CreekPrice: $30- $40 A Bordeaux blend, the 2008 Frank Potts is comprised of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot, with the balance being made up of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It’s an opaque black crimson colour and the nose displays lifted scents of ripe blackcurrant and dark chocolate followed by some dark plum, cedar and spice. The grape varieties provide a full rich palate, filled with opulent flavours of ripe blackcurrant and dark chocolate followed by some dark cherry and spice. The current release, 2014, is under $30 and is a screwcap seal.

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Both Ian and Juliet addressed the meeting and their speeches were inspirational and motivational. Their easy and relaxed style of speaking had the audience engrossed from the beginning. Both spoke about the issue of women in Rotary, a subject about which they were clearly passionate. Ian explained that worldwide female membership of Rotary is only at 21%, with District 9790 membership at 22%. Ian and Juliet believe that for Rotary to have positive development and to make an impact that percentage needs to be at least at 33%. Members of Diamond Creek smiled to themselves at this statement as the female members in that club number 37%, so hopefully they are well on the way. Another of Ian’s District Governor Rob Lloyd was passions is sustainability and it is his instrumental in keeping the night flowing hope that this year a tree will be planted well. by every Rotarian.

A Night to Remember


t was promoted as ‘

A Night to Remember’ and it was certainly that!

On Saturday 22nd July, the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek hosted a dinner at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre in South Morang with very special guests – the Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet. Over a hundred guests attended, representing 34 clubs from throughout District 9790 and a few from outside the District. Special guests included District Governor Bernie Bott and his wife Margaret. M.C. for the evening Past

A special greeting for Ian and Juliet had been recorded in Kangemi, Kenya. This was from students at the Tenderfoot School, The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek has supported the school for a number of years through a Rotary Australia Community Service Project which has involved the sponsorship of students and the raising of funds for a variety of projects connected with the school. The children had recorded a heartwarming song of thanks to Rotary.

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Ian also presided over the Changeover of Office Bearers of the Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley, the only Rotaract Club in District 9790. Incoming President Sam Wilson and the other Rotaract office bearers were thrilled to be inducted by the Rotary International President. A special Rotary Foundation award was made by Ian to Diamond Creek members, John and Eileen Gatt for their bequests to the Foundation. Hearing Australia’s own Rotary International President’s plans for the year certainly delighted and enthralled the audience. It was truly a special night – one which will certainly be remembered by all who attended.



he Regional Committee has been rebadged as the ‘Southern Region Operational Committee’ from first July 2017. The terms of reference of this committee may be obtained from the RAWCS national website.

The terms give a clear picture of the support that you are able to receive for any international Rotary project and also provide details of Rotary Australia Benevolent Society. Due to the wonderful $1,000, 000 donation made by Philanthropist, Dick Smith, money is available, up to 50% of total cost, through a Rotary Australia Compassionate Grant (RACG). Full details of these grants will also be found at the RAWCS national website.

From Minutes: May 2017 Regional Committee Meeting

Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd.


arge corporate donators and philanthropic organisations have previously used RAWCS services to take advantage of our DGR {deductible gift recipient } status and paid services charges on donations. This allowed services to be provided to Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts at no charge. Recently, however, a number of these organisations have received DGR status from the government. This has resulted in a dramatic drop in this RAWCS income stream. The delivery of all services has costs associated. In order for RAWCS to continue its high standard of project service delivery, the Board has resolved there is no choice but to end the Rotary exemption. From the 1 July 2017 all donations will be subject to a service charge of 2.5%. This change will ensure RAWCS’ long -term financial sustainability and high standard of project facilitation. Jim Studebaker – PDG D9800 Chair, D9800 RAWCS Chair, Rotary District 9800 Foundation Grants Review Committee David Meller (Strathmore)

Chair, D9790 RAWCS Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) is a limited company formed to support Australian Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in assisting disadvantaged communities and individuals with humanitarian aid projects. The company objective is to manage the Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund, Rotary Australia Benevolent Society and the Developed Country Disaster Fund To enable Rotarians, the public and the corporate sector to deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support through a range of projects including Rotarians Against Malaria, Donations In Kind and Australian Charitable Support. To facilitate Rotarians undertaking voluntary work, the Board has engaged professional support in the fields of information technology, communications and marketing and has established a staffed office to process the administrative, accounting and banking functions. RAWCS is not an emergency response organization, but rather looks to engage in sustainable, developmental or relief projects.

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Under the Spotlight

– from Malcolm in the middle !

DGE Malcolm Kerr Our District Governor Elect is Malcolm Kerr Malcolm grew up in Ringwood, in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The eldest of four boys, he was educated at Ringwood Primary School, Ringwood High School, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne State College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education in 1974 and began his teaching career in Robinvale, a major grape growing area, situated on the Murray River between Swan Hill and Mildura. Malcolm joined the Rotary Club of Cobram in 2002 and has held many positions, including that of Club President in 2009-10. Malcolm’s first taste of Rotary was in 1987, when the local Robinvale Club presented him with a ”Pride of Workmanship” award for his services to Robinvale High School. He has been Secretary for three years, Treasurer for three years as well as a committee chairperson on several occasions. He has organized the catering for the club’s highly successful Swap Meet and Show and Shine event for many years. Malcolm was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship for service to his Club in 2011

As Malcolm is our DGE we put him Under the Spotlight


hat’s one thing most people would be surprised to know about you?

I am a railway modeler. In other words, I have a big train set! As a youngster, I developed a passion for model trains, but only after my own children had moved on, did I have the time, space and money to rekindle this passion. What’s the smartest thing you’ve been told? I have probably forgotten the smartest thing I’ve been told, but I am sure Jill would have said it. How would someone you love describe you? Jill would say I’m OK, I think. My grandchildren would say they love me because I spoil them. What’s the oldest item in your wardrobe that you still wear? Probably my dressing gown. I love wearing it on winter mornings. (along with my slippers) Its one of those that looks like it has been made from an old blanket. Breakfast always tastes better in my dressing gown! August 2017 Page 8

What do you look or feel really good in? Thongs. I’m not sure I look really good in them but I always feel really good in thongs. It’s probably got something to do with the associated weather and ensuing activity. What’s one simple thing you’re really good at? Jill would say not emptying the dishwasher. What do you least like to do? Empty the dishwasher. What’s the one talent you wish you had? I wish I could sing. Enough said. What’s one thing you refuse to eat? I eat most things but I refuse to drink tea. Yuck! Who would you like to invite to a dinner party? My entire family of course! But if you mean world celebrities then add Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, because I grew up as a Beatles fan. I ’m glad I am…..… a Rotarian, because I love doing good in the world.

What was your best break in life? When the Education Department sent me to Robinvale for my first teaching appointment. It was there I met Jill. What was your happiest birthday party? We are blessed with three granddaughters. Any of their birthday parties are happy times for us. Jill and I have had so many birthdays, I am sure we have forgotten the happiest ones of our own. Best holiday destination (or place you wish to visit)............ A few years ago, Jill and I took the APT European River cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, with a few days in Paris to begin and a few days in Prague to finish. Absolutely magnificent! Would do it again (and again!)

Who’s your most memorable character? My most memorable fictional character would have to be Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s little Belgian Detective. “Death on the Nile”, “Murder on the Orient Express”, “Evil under the Sun”...and many more. His “little grey cells” kept me guessing for years. I am also a great fan of Clint Eastwood, particularly in his “Dirty Harry” role. Currently, you are reading what? Just the Herald Sun back pages I’m afraid. It’s footy season and my team Melbourne is still in the hunt! What or have you had a ‘Rotary Moment’ Helping a young African girl named Rejoice, who had developed a huge tumour under her arm. Our club raised the significant sum of money required for her to have the much needed operation, which was successful. You remember things like that. They make you feel so good. If you were an animal what would you be? Something on top of the food chain; it’s a more peaceful life. Are you a dog or a cat person? Jill and I have had cats all of our married life, never a dog. So I guess I am a cat person, though I’m not sure!

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A snap shot of DG Bernie`s first Club visit on Monday 24th July 2017. District Governor Bernie Bott. Rotary has been a passion and large part of his life, owing a lot to Rotary and those he has met in Rotary. Came from a family committed to community service and the belief of giving back to the community. Foundation - asking clubs to give more and offering the opportunity for personal giving. Membership - membership is the future of Rotary. Club environment of good and proper environment will attract new members.

Legacy - At the end of his year as DG the legacy that he wishes to leave our district is ‘Happy clubs, Happy District’. If we can achieve that by working more collaboratively together, between clubs and across the district, then the exchange of ideas, the friendships created and the goals that we achieve can only lead to happier more engaged Rotarians.

District - value grass roots. District not big brother, it is there to revitalise and support clubs. Partners Program - Through personal family experience, will support Dementia foundation and Movember for cancer. Bernie finished with a challenge. Make sure the ladder is against the right wall to do the right thing in the right way.

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Rotary digs deep for Meadows Primary School garden Meadows students Han and Abdul get digging in their school garden. Picture: David Smith Re printed : Suzanne Hewitt, Hume Leader 30th June 2017.


he Rotary Club of Broadmeadows is giving money toward the Meadows Primary School’s gardening projects, including a veggie patch for kiddies to get their hands dirty while getting to enjoy eating their produce.

“We’re helping to make the community grow, bit by bit,” he said.

The club donations, funded by things like its opportunity shop run by Mary and Ray Jenkins, who raised $26,000 last year, has been distributed to The club announced its school donation diverse groups. last week as part of the $40,000 it distributed to the community last year. Meadows student Abdul said the garden meant “we have a chance to Charlie Grech, who last week took over grow beautiful food”. from previous president Penny Copper, Fellow student Makaylah was delighted. said small donations could make a big “We get to grow vegetables that we difference to projects run by local wouldn’t grow at home” groups.

Han said he loved cooking the vegetables he had helped nurture.“ The garden gives us a chance to look after something and see it grow,” she said. For Paul, the benefits were two-fold. “The food that we plant in the garden we mostly use for cooking in the school kitchen,” he said. “Sometimes we get to take what we grow home and our parents can cook it.” For more information contact Charlie Grech, 0412 671 132

Makaylah and Paul nurture the vegetables in the Meadows Primary School garden, boosted by a Rotary Club of Broadmeadows donation. Picture: David Smith

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ARH – RSL PTSD Program update August 2017


ustralian Rotary Health commenced an initiative to study the effects of PTSD and as such engaged the first scholar who has been carrying out research in the University of Adelaide. Over the past two and a half years a pilot program has been running throughout Victoria in the Rotary District 9790 and the RSL’s region 9 (Northern Victoria ) to raise awareness and funds for scholars to study the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our returned service personnel. As a result of this collaboration there is a consultative committee comprised of 9790 Rotarians and RSL personnel that carries out the co-ordination between the 2 groups with the end result being that some areas have conducted several successful combined awareness projects that have started to raise the $30,000 a year required for 3 years to fund the research.

A bike ride to Rotary conference A meeting at the Shepparton Trotting Track Contributions to ARH from successful “ Hatday and Lift The Lid “ events held in October by Rotary Clubs We have also created a pull up banner for display within both RSL and Rotary Clubs together with a donations box – this let’s all members and visitors become aware of the program.

This now opens the door for ALL clubs in 9790 to work with their local RSL branches and try to create a unique event or on-going awareness programs. New clubs looking to become involved this year are RC of Preston, RC of Eltham and there is another concert planned for Too date the sum of $48,000 has been this year – Seymour on November 19th raised by all parties which is assisting will be a great event; starting at 2.00 for with the funding of our researchers as a matinee it is also the ideal opportunity the cost is $30,000 a year for 3 ½ years : to visit the magnificent Vietnam --memorial and have a lunch prior to commencement – for further We are seeking the support of both information contact PP Ruth Beyers of Rotary and RSL in the purchase of our the Seymour Rotary Club. pull-up banners to advertise the program with the view that these would We have now be displayed at club meetings as well as appointed a Victorian the RSL club along with a donations box. researcher Ms Fiona A motorbike rally in Numurkah as a combined event A musical concert in Shepparton as a combined event commemorating the ANZAC spirit.


ift The Lid is the official program of October now relacing Hat Day as the The pilot program has now been main fund raising event – please completed and following a meeting with consider having an event that extends RSL State President Dr Rob Webster we outside of your club and involves the are now operating out of all Victorian wider public. RSL sub branches that wish to participate.

Hendrich and look forward to supporting her over the next 3 years – please see her resume’ profile attached to the 9790 district home page.

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unbury Rotary is holding “ The Longest Lunch “ on Sunday October 8th at Gisborne Peak a local winery with limited numbers available – again this is a public awareness campaign spreading the word of the great work that Rotary undertakes – check the district website for details.

All club Presidents will receive correspondence from incoming ARH chairman PDG Greg Ross shortly confirming Lift The Lid along with the offer once again from Bunning’s Stores for Rotary Clubs throughout 9790 to do collections for the day – please assist where you can. New ARH District representative PP Rosemary Freeman and her team are here to assist all clubs so should you require more information about this wonderful Australian Rotary Program please do not hesitate to contact us via the district website.

Sarah Chandler, Fred Taylor Scholarship Recipient


arah Chandler is a very worthy recipient of the Fred Taylor Memorial Scholarship as her presentation to Rotary has shown us all. Studying a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders University at Flinders University in Adelaide and living on campus, we were lucky to catch her while she was home on holidays.

but she didn’t know exactly what. So with the help of her Mum Shelley and a lot of research she finally found a course in Adelaide that was different to any others she had seen. Going to Adelaide for University had never even entered her mind, but after visiting Flinders Campus, she was convinced that this was the career path for her.

What seemed like the longest year of her life finally came to an end last year when Sarah says that she grew up in an Sarah graduated from High School with environment where she was taught that an atar high enough to be accepted into the best thing you could do for someone rehabilitation and special education, her chosen course. is to be kind to them. She grew up loving leading to a choice of career all creatures great and small and it didn’t Instead of going on the obligatory opportunities to work in schools, matter if it was human or animal “Schoolies Trip” Sarah waited until hospitals, peoples homes and more. January and ventured to Malaysia alone Although through this four year course, This was a trait that she got from her on a Volunteer Orangutan Conservation and the specific direction Sarah wishes nan, Christine Longmire, who was an Trip. This seemed the perfect program to take will probably change a few times ideal role model. Christine told Sarah involving Sarah’s loves of Orangutans at this stage she wants to work in “that as long as you do something that and volunteering. She claims it was the disability and sports inclusion. you truly love, you will never have to most amazing trip ever, an experience work a day in your life.” Sarah is grateful for having received the she cannot truly explain. Two weeks of scholarship as it will help in covering the Until Sarah was about 16, her dream was building platforms and cutting up food costs of studying in Adelaide and will to become an Orangutan zoo keeper and for the Orangutans even shoveling their allow her to keep doing the things she this dream was fired up even more when poo. We share 97% of our DNA with loves, like the Inspire Mentor Program, in 2014 she did work experience at orangutans the only major structural which require frequent petrol fill ups so Taronga Zoo in Sydney. At this same difference is that we have a voice box. she can travel to her students school. time, Sarah found herself becoming very On coming home from that memorable involved in the social justice aspect of I believe Sarah to be a well deserved trip, Sarah only had two weeks to school and joined the Vinnies Club which recipient of the Fred Taylor Memorial prepare for the move to Flinders was linked to St Vincent de Paul’s Society Scholarship and she will certainly set a University in South Australia. high bar for future candidates. This becoming a big part of her life, in Sarah has adjusted well and quickly year 11, Sarah took part in an immersion thrown herself straight into a volunteer program and applied to go and live in an position in a program called Inspire Aboriginal community for a week. Along Mentor, where she goes once a week to with five other students and two a High School to work with a year 9 teachers they set off to Katherine in the student who really needs a friend to talk Northern Territory. There she developed to about the social and academic issues a passion for working with indigenous of life. The pleasure in this is seeing how kids and noticing the lack of resources much the student enjoy and benefits for these children, it led to the idea that from it. she would like to spend a portion of her live, albeit a small portion, working in Now having completed one semester rural communities where help is really Sarah now understands the course and Present Gary presented Sarah with a cheque for needed. where it is taking her. Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education $3000. With the experience of Sarah’s family is an allied health course that allows doing respite care for a young foster working with people that were born with child who has a disability, she has found or have acquired a disability, in all sorts Corowa Rotary Bulletin July 13, 2017herself giving up more of her time to Volume 79 - Issue 2 of environments. many different aspects of her life. Her love for helping people, especially this It is a multi disciplinary course with little girl led her to thinking she could contributions from psychology, work in some form of disability services philosophy, sociology, health, August 2017 Page 13


his is your Store, it provides our Rotary Clubs with opportunities that are rarely available in other locations. We live in one of the richest states in one of the richest countries in the world, Organisations are happy to donate goods for your projects and you have a store to assist with the shipping. There are also Club responsibilities as each year a new group of leaders are responsible for the stewardship of the operation. The Store represents the collective effort of many people over many years and the investment of a significant amount in plant and equipment. It often provides Rotary Clubs with the most cost effective way to help people in need. It’s your Store with large amounts of top quality material for your projects, how will you use it? The Store can only continue to operate with your support and due to the effort of Clubs in recent years is in the best position ever to help with your projects.

Volunteering Every aspect of the Donations In Kind operation is run by Volunteers; Rotarians and members of the public. Some work on projects, others have a passion for recycling and all share the joy of helping others and working with people who care. There are opportunities for everyone to be involved, with projects to match your skill, interest, location and time available. Help to Spread the Message Promote Donations In Kind, how it helps people and how individuals and organizations can help. Promotional material is available contact David Meller

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Fantastic Rotary Art Show at Holbrook


ine and Dine among the art.

local primary schools which each received a donation of $500 to the The Holbrook Hall will be decked welfare fund. out in a kaleidoscope of colour, shapes and textures at the Holbrook Rotary Art “As one of the smaller Rotary Clubs, this Show to be officially opened on Friday event is our major fund-raising effort and August 25, 6.30pm start. we appreciate the support from the Holbrook and Greater Hume Shire Rotary president Milt Golenberg said, communities; and particularly Rotarians “Everyone is invited, it’s a fantastic night from the many clubs in Albury and of fun, wining and dining among the art, Wodonga,” Mr Golenberg said. meeting artists and enjoying the creative talents and works of our regional artists “Each year the Rotary art committee in southern NSW and north-east invites artists to enter their paintings, Victoria.” photography, craft and sculpture and last year we formed a co-operative venture Over the past 40 years, the Holbrook with St Augustine’s Art Show to bring Rotary Art Show has grown in stature more art out to Holbrook,” art and reputation for being well organised committee chairman Jen Parer said. and well patronised. “We have many return artists and as well The art committee encourages youth as newly sourced ones. Last year’s show participation by exhibiting children’s art attracted 68 artists and 300 entries and from high schools in Albury and Greater more is expected in August.” Hume Shire and local primary schools. Extra catering help was provided by the

The 2017 Rotary Art Show will open from 6.30pm on Friday 25th August and continue until September 2. Admission at official opening is $30 and $20 for visiting artists and concession. Day time admission is adults $5, concession $2 and children free. The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm and Saturday/Sunday 10am to 4pm. Entry forms and transport for artists’ works can be sourced from Holbrook Art Show website and Greater Hume Shire links. Like us on Facebook. For further information contact Milt Golenberg


hy not pay the Club a visit Holbrook Rotary has 22 active and 4 honorary members. They meet on Thursdays at 6:30 PM Holbrook RSL Club

38 Swift St. August 2017Holbrook, Page 15N.S.W. 2644

Making a Difference Conference Yarrawonga Mulwala March 22-25, 2018 email:

G’Day. I'm DG Bernie’s mate, Charlie, and I’d like to invite all Rotarians to our 2018 conference. You might think that’s a way off, but here are some things you should think about doing right now

Conference Bookings – be an Early Bird Conference Activities – get your selections in Golf – remember to book a tee time. For all conference info, click on my picture

Early Bird: The $120 registration price is available until 30th September 2017. After this date, Conference Fee is $150. Activities: There are a number of activities available on most of the Conference days. You can find out more about each one by following the appropriate link(s) on the Conference website. A description of each activity has been prepared. You can then book via the website. Golf: The Black Bull Course has allocated us tee times from 8 am to approx. 11 am. So to ensure a spot at this top ranking facility, please book early. This requires you to: Book online as for any other activity* Contact the Black Bull Golf Club direct on (03) 5744 0044 to be issued a tee time. **

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Hole-in-one prize

* It would be helpful if Rotarians who live locally, or in nearby towns, booked in for early tee times, 8 am to 9.45 am, so that those who are travelling the furthest can hit off later, 9.45 am – 11 am. ** The green fee for Rotarians registered for the conference is $45, and for guests, $60. Book golf via the booking page click here, and pay $45 pp: guests to pay the $15

I’m going back again to Yarrawonga

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