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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 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.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...