Sydney Peace Building Conference

Last Saturday March 17th I attended the Rotary Peace Building Conference held at the Sydney Town Hall.

It was an excellent day with many wonderful inspirational speakers including Stephanie Woollard from Seven Women in Nepal.  Stephanie and I met in Atlanta at the Rotary International Convention and I invited her to be a speaker at our District 9700 Conference in Griffith in 2019.

Here are a couple of photos from the Conference:

With Stephanie Woollard

Mohammad Yunus

With DGDN Michael Moore AM and Helen Moore from Canberra.  Michael is the new District Governor for the new District 9705 and Helen is the current President of the Rotary Club of Canberra.  Our District 9700 and District 9710 merge into District 9705 on July 1st 2020.

With Rotaract President of the CSU Wagga Rotaract Club Clare Lawlor and Danielle de La Pont from the Conference Hosts Organising Committee.

 

 

 

Welcome!

Above some of the members of my Rotary Club Coolamon with 30 members we are a small but very active club with a focus on our local community as well as working on an International scale in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Cambodia and Nepal.

DGJG is the first District Governor in Rotary International District 9700 from the Coolamon Rotary Club, which is now 46 years old.  You can read about DGJG here:

JG CV Rotary 2003-2017

 

Rotary International is an organisation for women, and for men.

It’s also an organisation dedicated to achieving equality for women around the world. We do this by helping women in local and global communities improve health standards, achieve economic independence, and provide better education.

Each year on this day March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to celebrate International Women’s Day to inspire women and celebrate their achievements and Rotary is playing an active role.

There’s nothing else like Rotary, come and join the conversation, help turn ideas into actions and meet a new network of friends by putting back into your community.

Rotary. Humanity in Motion.

www.rotarywomen.org.au

This web site is one that I hope will help in learning about Rotary and what we do in our Rotary International District 9700.  The area we serve covers a large part of rural New South Wales from Bathurst and Oberon in the East to Condobolin in the West.  South West we have Griffith and South East Lockhart with Wagga Wagga and Orange as  major centres.  There are 39 Rotary Clubs and one Rotaract Club in District 9700.

Our official District 9700 web site is:

DISTRICT 9700.

I also invite you to share this web site with your friends both Rotarians, Rotaractors and Non Rotary members.

I hope that you will enjoy taking part in this web site and feel free to contribute and join us as we grow Rotary.

Team 9700-Growing Rotary-Making a Difference.

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; in business, professions and community life; with the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship.

Most people join local Rotary clubs because they want to establish additional friendships with like-minded people and to make an impact, first in their local community and then internationally.

It maybe for business reasons, social reasons or service reasons, but it’s still networking and developing friendships.  If this sounds like you come join us.

JOIN US

GROWING ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

 

2018 Leeton District 9700 Conference

THE PURPLE HOUSE

Sarah Brown from Purple House will be one of the plenary speakers in Leeton on May 4th.  Do not miss this amazing young nurse!

In the 1990’s Pintupi Luritja people from the Western Desert communities of Kiwirrkurra, Mt Liebig and Kintore grew concerned about their family members being forced to move away from community to receive treatment for end stage renal failure. Leaving behind their homes and families to access dialysis treatment in Alice Springs they experienced great hardship, and people worried about the future of their communities without senior Pintupi there to provide leadership and pass on cultural knowledge.

Determined that renal failure should not be a one way ticket to Alice Springs, away from family, country and everything important, senior men and women created four collaborative paintings. With the help and support of Papunya Tula Artists, Sothebys and local NT politicians, these were auctioned at the Art Gallery of NSW on the 11th of November 2000 raising over $1 million dollars to set up a dialysis service in Kintore.

Since the commencement of dialysis treatment in Kintore in 2004 we have grown to have dialysis units in 8 remote communities, as well as at the Purple House in Alice Springs. The Purple Truck, our mobile dialysis unit, gives patients the opportunity to spend time in their home communities where there is not a permanent dialysis unit.

 

Be Inspired and Be The Inspiration

District governors-elect and their partners participate in Cultural Exchange and Networking at the International Assembly, 16 January 2018, San Diego, California, USA.

Get to know our incoming RI President Barry Rassin.  Here you will get a glimpse of what Rotary does and can do; be inspired by this man and:

Be The Inspiration to Change Lives including your own watch this video below:

BE THE INSPIRATION

 

DECEMBER IS ROTARY DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH

 

ONE ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP RFHA or

Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention

WALKS THE TALK!

Rotary Family Health Days is the signature program of Rotarians For Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA). The program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign in four countries in Africa and in India that provides comprehensive, free health care services tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

The services include lifelong immunizations to children, such as polio and measles vaccines and comprehensive life-saving annual screens such as HIV, TB, Malaria, Diabetes, Hypertension and more.

RFHA WEB SITE

 

Above Marion Bunch the woman behind RFFA now RFHA an amazing story.

RFHA How it Began

Below in Montreal June 2010 RFHA Board Meeting:

L-R:  JG; “Olu” PDG Olugbemiga Olowu; Polio Plus Chair PRIVP Mike McGovern;  CEO & Founder Marion Bunch; Foundation Chair PRID Paul Netzel; PDG Mark Doyle and COO Len Lanzi.

Dream Cricket in Nepal

One of the best projects going on in our District 9700 is Dream Cricket.

Currently being promoted in Nepal by Mary Brell from the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak.  Mary is in Nepal with the REAL SCHOOLIES from Orange.  What a wonderful project.

The Schoolies brought Dream cricket to Nepal today! Everyone involved had a wonderful day and the schoolies experience something extremely humbling. An great initiative and start to an ongoing international friendship!

 

THE REAL SCHOOLIES