Latest News

1,746 Latest News Items found:      Showing Latest News Items 1676 - 1700

Letters to Clarice - Brett Ratton    

Dear Clarice,

How stupid of Carlton to now pay Brett $500K or whatever his one year payout will be and let him go to another Club.

I cannot believe his contract was coach or nothing & hence why would you not keep him on the payroll for any number of rolls for $500K.

I can only say they have money to burn and do not need sponsorship nor paid up members.


A Sapphire for Bill Lowcock    

Bill Lowcock joined the Rotary Club of Melbourne South in 1987 and has quietly demonstrated Service above Self by serving on many Committees, and being an integral part of the South Melbourne Community Chest as President for many years.  Bill has also served the Community as part of the Bendigo Bank in Dingley


Rotary's Got Talent    

Let’s start the Albury Conference fun now! An exciting new ‘Rotary’s Got Talent’ competition, to be part of the Dinner Dance, will give every Club a chance to show off their talents.

Singing, juggling, comedy, mime, a skit, breakdancing - the possibilities are endless. Acts can be solo or in a group.


September is Rotary New Generations Month    

What better way to celebrate the start of this special month than by reporting on a brand new program for a younger generation than we would typically focus on in Rotary.

August 24 saw the launch of a wonderful new program in District 9800 called EarlyAct® at Baden Powell College, Tarneit.

Think of EarlyAct as Interact for Primary school kids and you are close to the mark.

This first for D9800 and first in Victoria owes its outcome to two visionaries in our District.


Event: Paint in the Park Day    

November 11th. Glen Eira Artists Society and Rotary Club of Caulfield

Register and include a short Artist’s Statement and Resumé

Briefing at 10.00 am at the Rotunda, Caulfield Park

Art Works from the day will be selected for Exhibition Dec 4-16, 2012
Glen Eira Gallery Annexe


Event: Yarra Walk - Going round the Bend    

Sunday, 14 October 2012 10.00am-midday, followed by a BBQ lunch!

Come for a walk with the Rotary Club of Richmond along a beautiful section of the Yarra River, led by Riverkeeper Ian Penrose. Learn about the Yarra River & parkland, their history & the wonderful life they support. Stay for a BBQ lunch.

BYO drinks, utensils etc. COST for the day: $10 PP. Kids 5 yrs & under free.


Welcome New Member - Eileen Toohill    

Eileen Toohill was inducted as a member of North Balwyn Rotary Club on 30 August.

Our photo shows Eileen with Murray Verso, District Director Membership


Event:Annual Paul Harris Fellows Breakfast    

Chief Commissioner Ken D. Lay APM, Victoria Police - “Contemporary Issues in Policing”

Wednesday, 14th November 7.15 for 7.30 till 9.00am

The RACV Club $60.00 (incl. GST)


Speakers Bank Update: The documentary: Gallipoli From Above    

Hugh Dolan, an intelligence officer in the Australian military, has minutely re-examined the assault itself, giving us a day-by-day account of the build up to the landing that shows a very different side to the Gallipoli story. Using a host of previously unpublished material and research, he has produced a riveting work of narrative history that sheds a fresh light on the original Anzacs.'


From National Youth Science Forum to Parkinsons Disease Resarch    

Rotarians who have been associated in any capacity with the National Youth Science Forum know how it transforms already vibrant young people into confident, articulate and well-rounded leaders for the future.


Rotary Club of Canterbury Radio Program featured in Rotary International News    

The Rotary and Community Service radio show is a product of the Rotary Club of Canterbury, Victoria, and has aired on Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio, serving Melbourne's eastern suburbs, since 2006. The two-hour music and talk program, produced by club president Brian Bloomer, includes an interview each week with Rotarians about their service projects, how they improve people’s lives, and how the public can get involved.


Business Tips: How to boost your Work / Life Balance    

Schedule Your Leave

According to Roy Morgan research cited in The Age, one in four full-time Australian workers stockpiles their leave, with the availability of funds blamed as the biggest barrier to taking a holiday.


Former Rotary Scholar educates, supports new mothers with HIV    

Aadila Sabat is on a personal mission to help achieve one of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals.  “We can all do something to heed the call to action from the United Nations to eliminate by 2015 all new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive,” says the former Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar from South Africa. “Because the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child is preventable.”


Rotarians to Participate in Gallipoli Centenary Commemorations in 2015    

The Centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 2015 will be an important moment in the history of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. It was the events of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 that ultimately helped shape our nations. The Rotary Club of Balwyn plans to have around 130 Rotarians, partners and friends on site to commemorate this historic event.


Rotary International Convention in Lisbon    

By Bronwen Scarffe on behalf of the Organising Committee

It is now time for all Rotarians and their friends to consider including the Rotary International Convention in their travel plans for 2013 and we would love to know if you would like to join the official District 9800 team who will be attending:


Rotaract Club of Dili - Letter from Augusto Colo    

Our main Project is to Provide English Course for the Students of Basic School, Junior & Senior High School and also for Alfonut. And two other project are Sanitation & reforestation. Apart from that Rotaract of Club Dili helping out the goverment for realizing the event that usually happens every year in Timor-Leste like Dili Marathon, First Lady Cup, Fishing and Diving Competition and Tour de Timor.


Success at MUNA    

This year’s District Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) program came to an end a week or so ago in Canberra when our two teams went there to represent our district at the National MUNA.

Topics: model united nations assembly


Why Y Generation - Engagement vs Attendance    

The conclusion of Membership Month provides the opportunity to try to address the vexing question of why Rotary’s focus on attendance seems to have become perceived by many Rotarians as a real impediment to recruiting and retaining members.


Letters to the Editor    

I read with considerable interest the recent article by Murray Verso on why people join Rotary. I have met Murray many times and find him to be enthusiastic, proactive and an engaging speaker. If I may, I would like to challenge the thinking on the relevance on one point as to why people join Rotary, that being prestige, and the connotations of business leaders etc that was further detailed under that heading.


Dr. Mark Ellis awarded a Certificate of Appreciation    

You may recall a few weeks ago publishing an article on the Rotary Club of Glenferrie Sumba project.

Well Dr Mark Ellis has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Indonesian Government for this project.

Attached are some photos of the presentation a week or so ago.


Rotary Media Centre    

The Rotary Media Center is our online resource for public service announcements, videos, and more.


DG's Message - 25th August 2012    

As I make my official visits to clubs I try to relate what I have to say back to the District Strategic plan, which in turn is consistent with the Rotary International Strategic plan.

There are 3 key elements to the Strategic plan:

•    Support and Strengthen clubs
•    Focus and increase humanitarian service
•    Enhance public image and awareness

In coming months I’ll have a lot more to say about all of the elements of the strategic plan, but during membership month I’d like to build on what I have been writing about over the past few weeks and concentrate on how clubs can be supported and strengthened to put them into great shape for the future.


Whats Your Goal For Membership Month?    

August is Rotary Membership and Extension Month. What will you do?


Indian newlyweds get cash not to have children    

India's population jumped to 1.21 billion in 2011 from 1.02 billion in 2001, according to provisional census figures released last month. Only China - with 1.34 billion - has more people, but India is set to surpass its Asian rival and neighbour by 2030.


Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution    

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.


1,746 Latest News Items found:      Showing Latest News Items 1676 - 1700