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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.
 
 
 
Do you want to attend the 2016 Rotary International Conference in Seoul with a group of fellow Rotarians from the District? Then check out the following deal the District's Convention Co-ordinator Graeme Hooper has managed to source. 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
An exciting new program for 2016 Rotary International Seoul Convention has recently been launched.
 
 
 
The Rotary International Convention will be held in Seoul on 28th May to 1st June 2016.
 
Join this absolutely fantastic opportunity to share the wonderful world of International Rotary.
 
Visit the convention site for further details.
 
 
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