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My sincere apologies for missing last month’s DG news. I do have a good alibi though called the Griffith 2019 Conference. A full report in pictorial form can be found by clicking on the link in our club runner D9700 web site. I have also included some comments from a few of the delegates to Griffith 2019. 322 delegates came to Griffith which is 80 more than the average of the past three conferences. That is a 34% increase in attendance which we hope will help with the next D9700 conference, our last one as D9700, in Temora with DG John McKenzie and his team.
DGJG March/April Newsletter
We still have two and a half months left for 2018-2019 to be The Inspiration!!!! We have lost 12 members from July 1st 2018, to the present time. Let us get active and inspire others to join this fabulous organisation we call Rotary. It will not be long before we are less than 1,000 members (1,008 at present count). Let’s together aim to improve our numbers so that we leave the District in a better shape than we started number wise.
So plenty to do ahead of us, one area I would like to look at starting is a Rotary Means Business Fellowship. Those who may want to join us here in this fellowship please give me a call or email me. Keep being the inspiration as you prepare to hand over to the incoming President and Directors. We look forward to seeing all of you who are involved in the District Assembly in Grenfell on May 25th.
Yours in Rotary
Watch the trailer below (2 minutes), the film is 2 hours long but worth every minute if you are in to saving our rhinos.
I hope you enjoy this video put together by Heiko Meins from WIN TV in Griffith.
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Apologies for not getting this newsletter out sooner. We have been very busy preparing the Polio PARADE and Conference Griffith 2019 plus the Rotary Showcase on the 30th March in conjunction with Griffith 2019.
We have now met with most of the Assistant Governors and D9700 Presidents and I have been buoyed by the response to our plans.
The route for the Polio PARADE can be seen on page 9 of this newsletter. It has been changed and now reflects the club responsible for each leg. Please take time to look at this page and get back to me with any concerns.
The Griffith 2019 Conference is on track to give all of you a break from the drought, floods and fires we aim to have fun at the same time learn a lot about Rotary and how Rotarians serve their communities.
The Australian Army Band Kapooka is confirmed for the Saturday night and the great Charleston dance off! Start training and let us have a great evening celebrating our friendship and make it a memorable night in Griffith.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me at any time with any ideas or concerns.
Yours in Rotary
DG John Glassford
22 Moore Street
GANMAIN N.S.W. 2702
Open up the brochure below for a full programme on the three exciting events that go to make up the Griffith 2019 Conference, Polio PARADE and Rotary Showcase.
DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH
***Graphics by Rtn. Debbie Vance BC CANADA
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December 1st 2018
Trust that you are all well and looking forward to the Christmas & New Year holidays. Time for family and friends as family always comes first and above all time for us to regenerate for the work that we enjoy doing in Rotary.
We have work to do ahead of us even though so much happened in November. Our clubs are doing some wonderful and inspirational work.
One highlight for me and for all of us, was a special recognition of service to our organisation that took place on November the 6th in Junee. PP Bob Teese has been a loyal member of Rotary for 50 years! Bob was a member with Lockhart Rotary for 46 years and moved to Wagga Wagga 4 years ago now. Bob joined the RC of Junee where he has continued with his wonderful service. That’s inspiration!
The DG club visits are over now and we can get to work with our goals as a team. In particular the Polio PARADE as we have so named it. PP Paul Murray is doing a great job with the web site for the bike relay around D9700 in March 2019. It is live now: Polio PARADE 2019.
Griffith 2019 Conference Host Organising Committee under the chair of PP Ross Grillo and the other committees in Griffith and Yenda, are well advanced with the plans for Griffith 2019. Once again PP Paul Murray is creating a very friendly user registration page for Griffith 2019. It will be live very soon and can be seen here: Griffith 2019.
The programme we have planned for you all is looking good and attainable. The speakers are all but confirmed and you will all receive their biographies in due course. We are now filling in the details with plenty of fun, music, laughter and good times planned. It is my personal desire that this conference will provide you with a good reason to get away from the normal day to day living and to be inspired.
Our new District 9705 is only 19 months away and we need you! In this newsletter there is a story on the need for the appointment of a Governor for 2021-2022 and 6 Area Governors of which 3 will come from our old D9700 in geographical terms. Please start tapping those on their shoulders whom you know would step up and be nominated.
I am now calling on all of you to work with us and make the rest of our Rotary year one to be remembered and one that sets up a good foundation for our incoming leaders with DGE John McKenzie at the helm.
Two requests please:
- Those not sending me your bulletins please do so as it is a great way to follow your progress.
- Need more stories on new members with photos please.
At the start of 2018-2019, I set some high goals. Not all will be achieved in the remaining 7 months. However the Legacy Australia time capsule is still one of my goals, as is the start of a chapter of the fellowship Rotary Means Business. I will pursue these after Griffith 2019.
Which reminds me, you pay for our conferences each and every year that you are a paid up member of D9700. Around $26 this year of your district fees go towards the core costs of the conference. That is why there is no entry fee, unlike many other district and international conferences.
Enjoy the month of December especially Christmas and family time.
DG John Glassford
NOVEMBER IS OUR ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
***Graphics by Rtn. Debbie Vance BC CANADA
November 1st 2018
Well October was hectic. Now the official DG club visits are all but completed I can concentrate on the Polio Plus Bike Relay around our D9700. The bike ride will herald the opening of the Griffith 2019 Conference.
There is plenty of news this month from around our District 9700 and beyond. I have done my best to include all the stories sent to me. I am particularly interested in new members so send me the induction photos and a name or names of our new members and I promise to publish them here.
The drought is taking up plenty of time, as it should be. There are so many different ideas but above all I trust the clubs on the ground to respond and ask for help if they need it.
This Rotary month is our Foundation Month. So get behind DRFC PDG David Kennedy and see where you can help us achieve our goals this year. Please respond to David’s call for your own club Foundation goals for 2018-2019.
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful and generous hospitality. I WILL BE BACK!
DG John Glassford
CAPTURE THE MOMENT IN HAMBURG!
At our 2019 convention, Rotary members become insiders — the first to discover the latest news, along with the ideas and strategies that drive Rotary.
Whether it’s a chance meeting at the House of Friendship that leads to a new project partner, or a speaker who inspires you to take action, you’ll find plenty of excitement around you. Explore new cultures and fresh perspectives by taking part in preconvention meetings, unofficial affiliated events, and Rotary- and host-ticketed activities.
*Ideas that make an impact*
Interact with people whose ideas are transforming lives. Discover insightful perspectives from world-renowned speakers, engage in stimulating breakout sessions, and explore innovative solutions to community problems at the House of Friendship.
*Relationships that last a lifetime*
Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or you’re an experienced member, our annual convention is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse cultures and develop rich relationships. Connect with influential peers from across the globe and deepen your friendships with members who share your desire for meaningful action.
*Knowledge that strengthens your community*
The opportunities for learning are endless. You’ll hear about new approaches and strategies for successful projects, uncover ways to attract and engage members in your area, and bring home a renewed passion that will inspire your club members.
*Fun that you’ll never forget*
The Host Organization Committee is busy planning unforgettable activities and events for the entire Rotary family.
D9700 RI Convention Convenor DG John Glassford: 0498 190 880 or email [email protected]
N.B. So far only two from D9700 have registered for Hamburg 2019.
President Bill Murphy and his team conducted a wonderful and meaningful World Peace Day in Cowra. Susan and I attended the 2018 World Peace Day Dinner in the company of Mayor Bill West and Deputy Mayor Judy Smith from Cowra Council.
Guest speaker was Dr Patricia Garcia AO from United Nations Association of AUSTRALIA AND THE National Programme Manager for UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Representing the D9700 Peace Communities Committee were Deidre and Phillip Tome.
The highlight of the evening was the three young ladies who gave a talk on “My Path to Peace” a culmination of the proceedings during the day following the dinner.
Lucy Jones who had spent 12 months in Japan as a Cowra Peace Exchange Student, Jemma Pokoney on 7 million pathways to Peace and Kate Price on how politics play an essential role in keeping the peace. The Chair of the proceedings was Ian Brown who did a splendid job.
The eventual winner of the Youth Public Speaking forum was Jemma Pokoney below: