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Rotary District 9670 officially welcomed its new District Governor last night when Helen Ryan became the third woman to be appointed as the region’s Rotary leader.
Mrs Ryan of the Rotary Club of Nelson Bay will hold the position for the next 12 months.
Spanning from Newcastle in the east to Bourke in the west, District 9670 is home to over 1,100 Rotarians committed to serving and building their local communities.
The District Governor for 2019-20 has recently been announced and that is, Graeme Hooper, of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise. He ill be ably assisted by his wife, Sue.
The newly formed breakfast club, the Rotary Club of Singleton Sunrise, is just less than a year old but already has 23 members and very active in their community.
The 2017 District 9670 Conference, which was held in Dubbo on March 17 -19, has all wrapped up and the organisers have been going through the feedback of the Conference.
In a friendly spirit of co-operation, two of the Myall Coast’s Service Clubs have joined with the Tea Gardens Men’s Shed to provide a much needed disabled facility to one of our local residents.
Applications are now open for participants to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) from 18th - 23rd April at Tocal College, Paterson, NSW.

District 9670, and Rotary Club of Warners Bay are hosting the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Eastern Region Conference at Belmont 16’s on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

 Following the extensive bushfires which have occurred in central western NSW recently, the Rotary Club of Mudgee and Mudgee Sunrise have jointly sponsored and established a fund to assist individuals and families suffering significant loss and distress caused by the fires.
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.
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.


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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