DGJG August 02 Newsletter

Well August went fast too fast and hard to keep up with everything that is going on right now.  September is full of promise as Susan and I move around our clubs.  September is designated as Basic Education and Literacy month.  A good time to see where we can improve the lives of those that only need a hand up to a better life

Here is my Newsletter for August 2018:

August DGJG Newsletter 02-18

The highlight of the month of August was the The NSW Rotary Districts and Clubs Inspirational Women’s Awards 2018.  Hearty congratulations go to Elizabeth Russ and Deidre Moulden winners in their category and to the other two finalists in their category, Ruth Browne and Rochelle Ashcroft.  To Lynnette Bullen our D9700 Coordinator, our sincere thanks for the hard work leading up to this event

 

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.

 

Drought Appeal

Tonight the D9700 Board met via Zoom and made the decision to support the drought appeal being conducted by:
Rotary Australia (RAWCS), Channel 9 and the National Farmers Federation, who have formed a partnership to raise funds for drought relief.
By support we mean to encourage our members to consider raising funds the best way each unique Rotary club in D9700 conducts their business.
 
District will provide other ideas for consideration, where we can support those affected, via a special committee to be set up this coming week.  This Special Committee will also be there to support and advise on all matters with this appeal.
 
We would like you to advise myself and our Secretary David Benn when you have a fund raising event.
 
I am involved in a Zoom meeting tomorrow morning with all the DGs in Australia who have been invited to hear the how that this partnership will distribute the funds.  RAWCS is the vehicle for donations and I am told it has reached $750,000 with a target to raise $10 million. 
 
 
Tomorrow morning Monday August 5th. from 5.30am on the Channel 9 TODAY Show the morning programme is dedicated to this campaign.
 
An email will be sent to everyone advising them of our decision tonight.  However please let everyone know at your next meeting.
 
Please let your members know that it was an easy decision to make, a no brainer.
 
Let us all get behind this initiative, thank you.
Yours in Rotary

John Glassford

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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