Welcome!

Members

Above some of the members of my Rotary Club Coolamon with 29 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 2003-2016

 

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 Henty with Wagga Wagga as a major centre.  There are 40 Rotary Clubs 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-Serving Humanity.

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

 

Bill Gates to Speak in Atlanta

Rotary president invites members to Atlanta

I am thrilled to announce that Bill Gates will speak on Monday, 12 June, during the second general session at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have been working together on polio eradication for a long time, and our strong partnership will continue through the final years of the effort.

FULL STORY HERE

 

Rotary Truck

New attraction in the Blue Mountains

With the assistance of Tom Colless OAM and his company Colless Foods, Katoomba, the Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains, NSW, has established what might be a “first” in Australia – a mobile billboard that promotes Rotary and urges people to join our community of leaders and take action at home and around the world.

The massive signage on each side of the truck is 30 feet long and nine feet tall – it can’t be missed! The truck travels the Great Western Highway and into Greater Sydney four days a week. It’s estimated life span is 10 years.

Give the driver a wave next time you see it!

District Conference Orange March 17-19th

D9700 Conference Orange

There’s only a few days left until Gemma and Winrose board the plane to Australia and they’re very excited about catching up with St Jude’s supporters like you. This year you’ll meet Winrose – an exceptional St Jude’s graduate and aspiring aeronautical engineer who has overcome so much in her journey out of poverty. She can’t wait to share her story and show you firsthand the impact you are making here in Tanzania.

Positions Vacant – District Polio Plus

David Kennedy
Dear Friends in Rotary,
Due to recent retirements a couple of positions are now available within the District 9700 PolioPlus Committee and I would like you to consider taking part in this very important role.
Positions Available are:-
1. District Committee Chair
2. Committee Co-ordinator: Groups 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
These are not necessarily onerous roles but important in terms of our quest to help eliminate polio.
If interested contact me on the email or phone noted below.
Also, DG Michael Milston is would like to hear from someone interested in the following role:-
a. Rotary Foundation Alumni Co-Ordinator
District roles provide a great deal of satisfaction and provide a better opportunity to “do good in the world”.
Please apply soon.
David Kennedy
D9700 Director – The Rotary Foundation
Past District Governor 2014-15
email: davidkennedy9700@gmail.com
mobile: 0429 316 266

RI President John Germ

2016 -2017 Theme

RIP John Germ and Judy 02

2016-17 RI President John Germ and his wife, Judy Germ

John F. Germ is board chair and chief executive officer of Campbell and Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He joined the firm as an engineer in 1965 after four years in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including the board and executive committee of the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and as board chair of Blood Assurance Inc. He also is founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and president of the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation.

FULL STORY HERE