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Welcome to the third issue of the District Governor’s Newsletter. Thank you to the many clubs who have provided details of their projects. It makes inspirational reading to see what is going on in our Rotary world. I am well into my club visits schedule and I sincerely thank the clubs I have attended for the very warm welcomes and hospitality I have received. Click Here to Download.
 

 
 
The Voice of Rotary new website is just the spot to find Radio Interviews and selected Rotary International Videos. Extending the Public Relations arm of Rotary, the website will interesting good news stories and links for PR Brochures and direct links to District Websites for 9500 & 9520.  http://voiceofrotary.org.au/
 

 
 
OUT OF AFRICA Women’s Health in Kenya ~ Helping Those Less Fortunate.
 
Lucia Gauci (RC of Prospect) and Susan Paltridge (Pres RC of Walkerville) explained at the recent Club meeting of the work being done in partnership with World Youth International (WYI) at the Mama Odede Health Centre in Western Kenya.  Lucia outlined the 2015/2016 District Grant Women’s Health project, through which our club sponsored 62 Odede community families, for seven months of free health cover provided by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Kenya.
 
 
 
District Governor Elect John Pohl announced a Sea Change for Rotary at the Barossa District Conference in Tanunda Today. Our committee has planned an exciting Conference to be held at “The Pier” on Corio Bay, Geelong.  Our Website for More Information
 

 
 
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission.
 
 
 
Maybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others and learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community.  Like to be part of ROTARY - contact us now at membership@rotary9500.org

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club. Click here to learn how you can
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The new E-Club of District 9500 has no boundaries. It’s open to the world! Read this explanation by Inaugural President, Eric Russell.
 “The Rotary e-club of Greater South Oz 9500 is geographically based in the city and the state of South Australia; however as our Rotary International location is worldwide our members can live anywhere in the world. While our members meet regularly on-line through this website, there is an opportunity for working together on projects to meet community needs in any country or locality.
 
 
 
Young people want to be office bearers and meaningful leaders in Rotary, and they want to support causes that they can relate to – these were just two of the many findings from the Australian National Youth Summit held recently in Canberra.
 
Held in parallel with the National Membership Success Seminar, the Youth Summit brought together around 25 young people from Rotary, Rotaract, and Youth Exchange.  It was facilitated by young Rotarians Damian Leach, Kaye Titmarsh and Natalie Jupe.
 
 
 
Friendship is one of the top reasons members join and stay in Rotary. To boost these ties, Rotary Fellowships offer members, spouses, and Rotaractors the chance to connect with one another while enjoying their favorite recreational or professional pursuits. Over 60 Rotary Fellowships cover interests from tennis to wine, marathon running to cooking, scuba diving to recreational vehicles, jazz to computers, and more.
 
 
 
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian.  Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special needs children will play baseball – all before zipping to the airport for a flight to Chicago and a cab ride to Rotary International World Headquarters, where he takes office as president of RI this month.
 
 
 
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people — children, families, and entire communities — benefit from projects funded by The Rotary Foundation. When you give to Rotary, you enable local leaders to create sustainable solutions to their community's most pressing needs.
 
 
 
 
 
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Email District Governor
John Pohl
jemp@senet.com.au
 
Email District Secretary
Jeff Cluse
secretary16-17@rotary9500.org

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