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Paul Harris


May 2018   
Hello everyone,

I can't believe how quick the year has flown.

It seems like only last week that I was planning the Foundation Calendar with PDG Tony Monley setting the date for the Grants Seminar, 11th May 2018. Well that was last Friday and was exceedingly well attended. I believe the new format was well accepted by those who attended, so I suggest you let Graham Richardson know early if you are planning to do a Foundation District Grant, so we can receive our allocation earlier than we did last year.

May, Youth Service Month. Well it started with a bang. Last week DGE Russell, Shelley, DGN Shia and I attended Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). Another great weekend where the Rotary Clubs from District 9810, sponsor students from Secondary schools and colleges to debate significant resolutions relevant to today. The venue is Parliament House in Melbourne and the students are allocated countries that belong to the United Nations. Here they debate resolutions, but with a twist. They must study to learn the culture and perspectives of their allocated country, to take that knowledge to debate those resolutions.

Congratulations to all the students that participated and thank you to all the schools and Rotary Clubs that made this fantastic youth program possible.

Don't forget to start looking for participants for another great youth program, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). This will be held at Lake Dewar Lodge in Myrniong from 9th - 14th July inclusive.

You can feel the Rotary Year is coming to an end as next Sunday is District Assembly, where we will all learn about the direction of RIPE Barry Rassin. As I said previously I believe each of us can learn something new and beneficial at this event.

In less than 3 weeks we will have District Changeover. I look forward to seeing many of you there. However, I know a few of you will have already left to attend the RI Convention in Toronto. While you are there keep an eye out for the presentation by PP Pat Armstrong (RC Doncaster) and PP Clare Caulfield (Monash Rotaract). They will be presenting a break out session titled "Planning for Success and Environmental Sustainability". Truly a well-researched and planned learning module.

On the Membership front we have dropped to 1116, down from last month! Good news though, a new Satellite Club will be established from RC Nunawading with the Changemakers group (remember that Rotary Club for young people) and another Satellite Club from RC Manningham. Is this enough to keep the "good ship D9810" afloat? To make sure all Clubs need to get involved by asking that professional in your community to a meeting or asking your partner to become a member of your Club and even ask those businesses/organisations who partner/sponsor your "Charity Golf Day" to become an Organisational member. Or like Nunawading and Manningham start a Satellite Club with  those non-Rotarians who every week or month are the vital cogs in running your Farmers/Trash & Treasure/Craft markets or Op Shops. It can be done.

I look forward to saying hello at District Assembly and through Rotary: Make a Difference.

Best wishes to all,

Malcolm Chiverton 
District Governor 2017-2018
Rotary District 9810, Australia
           Coming up this month....
Monash Rotaract

Wednesday 16th May 2018

At our 16 May meeting for Cancer Council, Monash Rotaract will host a "Biggest Evening Tea". We will have a lovely tea spread and all fines will go to Cancer Council. 

Help to raise vital money for people affected by cancer. Gather. Share. Give.

Click 'going' on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/860454740830960/.

Rotary Club of Moorabbin

Friday 18th May 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

2018 District Assembly

 Sunday 20th May 2018 

For full details click flyer

Youth & Family Health Forum

 Thursday 24th May 2018 

For full details click flyer

Rotary Club of Emerald and District

Saturday 26th May 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills

Saturday 26th May & Sunday 27th May 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

Planning for Success Workshop

Sunday 27th May 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

           the weeks ahead....
2018 District Changeover

 Saturday 2nd June 2018 

For all the information and to book your tickets, click on the link below

Members who may have difficulty in booking, or do not have access to the internet, should contact their Club Secretary for assistance.

Rotary Clubs of Clayton and Glen Waverley 

Monday 4th June 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

Monash Rotaract

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Monash Rotaract held an extremely successful PD Night on 4 April and would like to firstly thank our speakers, club members Clare Caulfield on Sustainable Planning and Jake Leopold on Excel for Beginners. We would also like to thank everyone who visited our meeting and we hope you learnt something new!

Following the success of our PD Night, we are holding a second one on 6 June; this time our guest speaker is Sugan Kumanan, who is a Financial Advisor at Planet Insurance and whose topic is "A Good Start to Financial Success". Come along and gain some valuable advice!

Click 'going' on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/214950762420058/.

Rotaract Yarra Ranges 

   Friday 22nd June 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

save the date....
Rotaract District 9810  

Sunday 22nd July 2018


For full details and bookings click here  

Rotary Club of Cheltenham 

Sunday 26th August 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

2019 Multi District Conference

 Friday 15th to Sunday 17th February 2019 

To view click flyer

           please note.........
Positions Vacant

The District Foundation Committee are recruiting for a Committee Secretary to take over the role from 1st July, with an induction period leading up to that date.  Knowledge of the Foundation is desirable, but not essential.  More importantly, the candidate must have a good sense of committee governance, an attention to detail and a willingness to learn about the Foundation.  

This is an ideal role for those wishing to deepen their Rotary knowledge in this most important area of Rotary's operations.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact District Foundation Chair PDG Tony Monley at acmonley+Rotary@gmail.com or on 0438 515 273.

More and more of us are heading overseas and we always seem to return with useless foreign coins that end up in the bottom of a drawer somewhere.


Ron Brooks, RC of Forest Hill, coordinates their collection in this successful D9810 project.   In the last 3 years, 300kgs of coins and notes sent to UNICEF were valued by them at over $10,000.   Put out a labelled 200gm coffee jar at your weekly club meeting which will hold over 2.2kg of coins.

UNICEF Partnerships Manager emailed " We see Rotary and UNICEF as a perfect match, a dream fit ".   UNICEF works in over 190 countries for the rights and welfare of all children.   It supports children's health needs, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education, and protection from violence, exploitation, and HIV.  

·         $2 feeds a malnourished child for  day

·          50 cents provides a dose of life-saving measles vaccine


So, get out that coffee jar and let's recycle this "scrap metal" into something valuable for kids. And while you are at it, let's give UNICEF any leftover paper money.

Contact:      Ron Brooks at ronbrooks1942@gmail.com  or 0413-042-043

Rotary Referral Offer from AVEO

To view full flyer  click here

2018 Taveuni Eye Project 

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Used Stamps  

Click here for more information 

Request For I Devices 

I wish to include an appeal on behalf of my daughter, Melanie Karajas, who recently made a presentation to the Rotary Club of Boronia about the "Music & Memory" program. The program delivers personalised music playlists that trigger memories and reconnect people with themselves and those around them. Initially for dementia patients, this program has also benefitted those with depression, anxiety and loneliness.
She runs her own charity, Mel's on a Mission, that raises awareness and resources (iDevices, iTunes cards) for those who are Licensed to provide this program in their aged or health care service.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could help and place a request for iDevices (iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch) and iTunes cards.
For any further information, she can be contacted at melsonamission@gmail.com or messaged through her Facebook page.

Many thanks
Chris Karajas
Rotary Boronia.

Working With Children Check Card

When completing the WWCC card form do not put the HR Manager, Rotary International District 9810 with the address of 1 Erin Court Doncaster, 3108.
From 2004 to 2010, I held this position.  I have attempted numerous times for my address to be deleted but, still receive copies, which I return to sender.
Please note the above.
PP Liz Guiver
Rotary Club of Noble Park - Fund Raising Initiative

There are 2 Cool Rooms available from my place at 3 Nambrok Close Dingley Village for pick up and delivery back and all types of trailer lights electrical towing connections available. 50mm standard towing Ball required. Empty weight is 400KG with 650/750KG max weight allowable (fits within Vic Roads rules). Hire agreement detail available.

Very Simple to operate. Will enhance Club BBQ fundraising efforts, or Club parties or support for other Rotary involved functions.

Thank you
Keith Maxwell, Past President 2015/2016 the Rotary Club of Noble Park 
M 0418 647 064 
H 61 3 9551 7711

Rotary - "Get Your Message Out"

Jeff Steel is a member of the D9810 Membership and Marketing
Committee with responsibility for hitting the press and electronic

He would love to be a speaker at your club on this topic. Please
contact him at jsteel@bigpond.net.au to make a booking.

For more details click here

Rotary in Action


Every Tuesday afternoon, 52 weeks of the year, between 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock, the "Rotary in Action" program spreads our Rotary message via the radio airwaves around the cities of Manningham, Banyule and Darebin - and way beyond.

"Rotary in Action" commenced broadcasting on July 4, 1995, and has been continuously on air for more than 1180 programs since that time.

"Rotary in Action" is a vibrant, magazine style format with studio guests and Rotary community announcements, occasionally mixed in with some great music.

Listeners enjoy the interaction between presenter and guest as they share the wonderful story of "Rotary in Action" via the radio band, on the internet and even connected through the various smartphone apps. The website reference to listen live is www.innerfm.org.au.

As a truly Multi-District activity Rotarians from D9810, D9800 and D9790 continue the long standing tradition with the unqualified support of 96.5 InnerFM, the call sign of 3INR Community Radio.

The current presenters from D9810 are Brian Tyedin and Keith Anderson, both of the Rotary Club of Templestowe, and Greg King (Manningham). DGN Russell Gurney (Doncaster) is also regularly involved in an emergency capacity. All presenters' contact details can be found, of course, in the D9810 handbook.

The team welcomes expressions of interest in joining us as a guest on the show, providing announcements for us to share with our listeners, or even becoming part of the broadcast team.

Anyone interested in any of these functions can contact Greg King on mobile 0416 045 157 or via email at gregking.rotary@gmail.com.

"Rotary in Action" - every Tuesday at 3pm, 52 weeks of the year!

club administration....
Highlights Email has Changed  

Please note that the "Highlights" email is now
From now on you should use this new email address when sending articles to "Highlights"
Correct Email for District Database Manager  

District Database Manager, Tim Bray, has advised that his email address is

This address appears on page 3 of the new District 9810 Directory.  Unfortunately, the address which appears on page 29 of the Directory is not correct.  
 District 9810 Information Directory
Rotary Club of Ferntree Gully

This is to notify everyone that the club has changed its meeting nights from Monday to Thursday

The club meeting is held at the  Ferntree Gully Bowls Club, Glenfern Road, Ferntree Gully. Start time 6.30pm to 7pm.

 District 9810 Information Directory
Rotary Club of Maroondah

New meeting arrangements:      1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday's of the month
Venue:                                    Club Ringwood, Cnr Oban Rd & Maroondah                                                              Highway, Ringwood (Unchanged)
Cost:                                       $25.00 pp
Social Visiting Option:               5th Wednesday of the month

 District 9810 Information Directory
Rotary Club of Montrose & District

The board of the Rotary Club of Montrose & District have changed the meeting times of the club to weeks 2 & 4 each month only at our venue at Japara Living & Learning Centre, 54-58 Durham Road Kilsyth at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. 

Other meeting venues and times will be advised through the club news and new web page currently under updating.

 District 9810 Information Directory
Rotary Club of Dingley Village

This is notify everyone that as of Thursday 6th July , the Rotary Club of Dingley Village  have changed their meeting night from Wednesday to Thursday.

The club will also only meet on the first three weeks of each month.

 District 9810 Information Directory
Rotary Club of Oakleigh

The Rotary Club of Oakleigh has had to change venues because of renovations.
They will now be meeting at the Matthew Flinders Hotel, 667 Warrigul Road, Chadstone 3148. 
The meetings are on Thursdays, 1st & 3rd for Dinner @ 7pm and 2nd & 4th for lunch @1pm.

Hi to all.

Well we have another great edition this month and the second last for this Rotary year.

During the last couple of months I have been receiving messages from various Rotarian's asking me why they are not receiving a copy of the Highlights. If you a reading this message it means that you a getting a copy of Highlights, so can you please do me a favor at your next meeting and ask around if your members are getting a copy? If not maybe one person can get the their details and send them to me so that I can add them to the mailing list to ensure they get their copies from now on.

If you have any PHF's or any other special recognitions that you would like to share within the district, please forward them to me 

Please remember that if your Rotary Club has any Events and Fundraising Activities planned from now or in the future, please forward the information to me at highlights9810@gmail.com .   
All the best
Michael Ellinger 
Rotary Club of Clayton
Editor: Highlights of D9810