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Paul Harris



June 2018   
Hello everyone,

June, Rotary Fellowship Month.

For those of you who didn't attend District Assembly on the 20th May, you missed out on many information sessions. District Governor Elect Russell Gurney introduced us to RI President Elect Barry Rassin from the Bahamas. Even though things will be much the same as those of RI President Ian Riseley, there will be more of a concerted effort on membership and the formation of more Rotaract Clubs in District 9810.

If you were in the membership seminar at District Assembly, you would have received a list of all the Rotary Fellowships, a great social way to get more out of your Rotary experience. If you were not there, contact your Club President as a copy has been sent to them.

Another presentation at the beginning of the Assembly was about the Rotary District 9810 Charitable Service Trust. This Trust allows members of the public wanting to donate money to projects endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) for gift tax deductibility purposes. Now people can donate to local projects rather than going offshore. The projects that can be donated to in our District are: - Helping Hand Food Bank; Montrose & District Men's Shed; Maroondah City of Wellbeing; Manningham Inclusive Community Housing. For more details please contact PDG David Alexander or the District Treasurer Don Kinnear.

From 1st - 5th July there will be the First World Conference on Malaria in Melbourne. The District 9810 (RAM) Committee will have a stand there and Malaria Chair Peter McPhee will be there on the 4th July. https: www.malariaworldcongress.org/

For those looking for another medium to promote their projects and or fundraising activities, please don't forget the power of radio. There are 3 stations that broadcast in our District; 94.1 FM, 95.6 FM, 98.1 FM. I know the organisers of the Rotary programs for their respective stations would love to hear from you.

Congratulations to the three Rotary Clubs from the Yarra Ranges Cardinia B Cluster, Healesville, Wandin and Upper Yarra for initiating a forum for Youth and Family Health. It was a tremendously successful night and it is a tribute to the three Clubs that they all worked together to present succinct information on a variety of topics that address community situations - Domestic Violence; Addiction; Psychological Health; Cultural Issues.

We are in Changeover season. Thank you to all those who attended the District Changeover at Southern Golf Club. It was a fantastic night. I really enjoyed rewarding a few Rotarians who have worked diligently over several years with PHF recognitions. I also enjoyed presenting many Clubs with a District Recognition Certificate.

District Changeover was brought forward from the original date as many Rotarians from our District are travelling to Toronto to celebrate with RI President Ian Riseley. We wish them a terrific time and a safe journey.

The challenge this month is to have little or no one leaving your Club but plenty of members being inducted. We have two Satellite Clubs bringing in members but keep talking to your network. I am sure all Clubs would welcome a new member or two to help with the load of DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD!

Don't forget RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). The camp is taking place from 9th - 14th July inclusive. Now is the time to find and register your Club's candidate.

Thank you, Michael Ellinger, the editor of Highlights. You deserved your recognition at District Changeover.

Thank you to everyone for Making a Difference in your community, your Club and your District.

I have enjoyed working and meeting with many of you. Now you need to Be the Inspiration (which many of you are) and continue Rotary: Making a Difference.

Best wishes to all,

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

   Friday 22nd June 2018 

RSVP is Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Noon)

To view full flyer  click here

           the weeks ahead....
Camp Awakenings Information Evening

 Tuesday 10th July 2018 

To view full flyer click here

Rotaract District 9810  

Sunday 22nd July 2018


Tickets are $22 and must be pre-purchased by Wednesday 11th July at: https://www.humanitix.com/event/rotaract-district-9810-changeover

More information available at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/233463767210648.

2018 RAM National Conference
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August 2018

Dear friends of RAM,

Here is the much anticipated Annual RAM Conference call for registrations.

This year's Conference is located on the fabulous Queensland Gold Coast so plan to come and stay for a while if you have time. It has been another busy year for RAM as we build towards malaria elimination in our region and malaria experts gather in Melbourne, at the World Malaria Congress in July, to strengthen commitments and refine planning for malaria elimination globally.

Our Conference will have a full agenda of inspiring presentations and an opportunity to contribute to RAM's program planning.

I look forward to welcoming you all.  

David Pearson
National Manager: Rotarians Against Malaria.

If you have friends and colleagues who would like to subscribe to RAM news, please direct them to sign up at  http://ram.rawcs.com.au/contact-us/  . You can manage your own subscription to RAM news by clicking on the links in the footer of this email.  

Rotary Club of Cheltenham 

Sunday 26th August 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

Rotary Club of Huntingdale 

Monday 27th August 2018 

To view full flyer  click here

Registration via  www.iseekgolf.com

save the date....
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 

To view full flyer  click here

Used Stamps  

Click here for more information 

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 Glen Waverley

The meeting venue for RC Glen Waverley will vary over the next Rotary year as follows 
Meetings will normally be held on Mondays at the Village Green Hotel, Cnr Springvale and Ferntree Gully Roads, Mulgrave. 

Except for the following Mondays when the venue will be ZEST Restaurant, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Waverley Road, Glen Waverley.
2018 - 23 July, 20 August, 17 September, 22 October, 19 November and 03 December (Christmas Dinner).
2019 - 18 February, 18 March, 20 May.

 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 2017 , 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 this is the last edition of Highlights for this Rotary year. But do not feel too sad, because guess what! It starts all over again next month.

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