June DGJG D9700 Newsletter

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The DGJG Newsletter is attached please enjoy and do not forget to look at attending the New Zealand Australian Conference in Christchurch from Friday to Sunday September 2019.

Plenty of good information in the June Newsletter.

Enjoy the fellowship of your upcoming change over dinners and we all look forward to working with DG John McKenzie in 2019-2020 as we connect with the world.   

DGJG May Newsletter


Well April came and went so fast. May is well under way and we look forward to the D9700 Learning and Training Assembly on Sunday May 26th at 9.30am. Venue the Grenfell High School. Please make sure that ALL your Directors attend this important part of our calendar. DGE John McKenzie looks forward to meeting you all in Grenfell. John will outline his plans for his team and you for 2019-2020. Membership is slipping for 2018-2019, we will be below 1,000 on July 1st unless we look at a serious push to increase our numbers. We all know that if we do not find more members to join us how much less that we can do for our communities and our Foundation. 

We still have 6-7 weeks to go so let us finish the year in a good state for our continued growth in 2019-2020. Changeover dinners are well under way and the majority of our clubs are set for their dinner or luncheon. The past month has been a busy one for most of us on committees, especially the Transition Management Team for our merger and the combined Drought Relief Committee of D9700 and D9705. Reports follow in this newsletter.    

The newsletter is can be found here. DGJG May Newsletter

Continue to Be Inspired and To Inspire those around you. DG John Glassford  


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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 


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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.

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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


Governor 2018-2019 D9700

PP Coolamon Rotary Club

PAST CHAIR RAG Endangered Species

0498 190 880



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December 1st 2018

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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:

  1. Those not sending me your bulletins please do so as it is a great way to follow your progress.
  2. 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

Governor 2018-2019 D9700

0498 190 880  Email: [email protected]