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Recently, Troy Grant, State Member for Dubbo, and Mark Coulton, Federal Member of Parkes, announced that with their combined contributions, Dubbo will receive an integrated Cancer Centre, based at Dubbo Base Hospital, valued at $50 million. It was part of Coulton’s election promise to commit $25 million if the coalition won and then Mr Grant stated that State will chip in the other half.
Due to the Christmas period, Registrations at the Early Bird rate, for the upcoming District 9670 Conference have been extended to Friday 3 February 2017.
The impact that 9670 left on Margaret Illukol's life was that positive, that she left her $1m estate to them when she passed away.
It is not long until the RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp will be held and applications are now open.
It was a day with a difference to make a difference.
 
Nelson Bay Rotary held an event on 29th October in a beautiful venue overlooking the pristine sparkling waters of Port Stephens.
If you are planning to attend the District Conference being held in Dubbo during March 2017, then you may need a place to stay.

Can't think of that special gift to someone who has everything?

Perhaps you would like to give someone a unique gift.

Preparations are well underway for the 2017 District Conference, which will be held in Dubbo and the Planning Committee have some exciting news!
Australian Rotarian Stephanie Woollard has been recognised on the global stage with a prestigious Rotary Responsible Business Award. Stephanie is one of only six honorees worldwide, applauded for her groundbreaking work establishing the Seven Women project, which supports disabled women in Nepal. The presentation of the awards formed  the centerpiece of Rotary Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
We are pleased to announce the GSE team to represent our District to D4905 in Argentina in May 2017.
 World Polio Day - One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio , celebrating Rotary’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease polio.
 

 

DG’s Partner, Janette Jackson, launched her project for the current Rotary year, which is centred on raising funds for the Rotary International effort to rid the world of the dreadful disease of poliomyelitis.

This disease has been around for centuries, but with continued involvement of Rotary and other agencies, this century could see THE END!

 

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

 
 
 
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New Grant Center makes applying for grants easier
We are pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool. The new site has a fresh look and better organization. The grant application includes clearly defined steps so it’s easier for you to track your progress. Learn more about grants and how to apply.
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...