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Applications for the Team Leader and  four Team Members have now Closed.  The team selection process will be finalised by 30 October 2016....watch this space! 
 
Clubs wishing to host the inbound team from D4905 in Argentina are requested to submit their expression of interest by 14 October 2016 to the GSE Chair, Christine Roach via Email: gse@rotary9670.org.au 
 

 
 
Team Leader and Team Member Applications are now open for the Group Study Exchange to D4905 in Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
Steve Jackson became the District Governor at the District Changeover on 2 July,and was  formally introduced by Immediate Past District Governor Adrian Roach. 
 
 
 
 

A ShelterBox response team is travelling to Ecuador to carry out assessments following a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the northern town of Muisne.

 
 
 

On Sunday, 13 March, over 1500 cycling enthusiasts and families pedalled their way around beautiful Lake Macquarie, NSW, participating in the 20th Annual Loop the Lake Cycle Challenge.

 
 
 
At the recent District Conference, it was announced that the District Governor for 2018-19 would be Brian Coffey from the Rotary Club of East Maitland. Here we get to know who he and his wife, Carol is.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of East Maitland held a successful Motorama in Morpeth. However, it took a long time to plan due to various red tape along the way in 2015.
 
 
 
Have you wondered how to engage the next generation, and encourage them to join Rotary. One club in our District has just done that with their new plan of gaining members and it is proving successful.
 
 
 
 
Another successful District Conference is done and dusted with majority of clubs represented. Here is the summary from Conference Chair, Trevor Lynch. If you didn't get a chance to attend, you have missed out on an enjoyable weekend.
 
 
 
A huge coup for Australians recently, was the announcement that Ian H S Riseley, from the Rotary Club of Sandringham, in Victoria, being selected as the Rotary International President for 2017-18 if there are no challenges for the position.
 
 
 
At the International Assembly in San Diego, USA, in front of the incoming District Governors, Rotary International President-Elect John F Germ (from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA), announced his theme for the 2016-17 year. 
 
 
 

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Don't know where to find the new Rotary 9670 Blue Book? Then try this link.

 
 
 
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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.