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: [email protected]
mobile: 0429 316 266

RI President John Germ

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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.


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Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis and his wife Sue.

Noel is a member of the Rotary Club of Bega, District 9710.

Noel was the District Governor of District 9710 in 2005-2006, and a past Board member and Chairman of Australian Rotary Health. He has also served as a Board member and Deputy Chairman of the Southern Tablelands Community College, a College assisting people with intellectual disabilities and special needs. He was a Rotary Coordinator and was Chairman of the RI Membership Development Committee for our two Zones as well as being a member of the Rotary International membership Committee. He is a recipient of a Key Rotarian Award from his District, the Service Above Self Award, and the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Rotary Down Under had a sit down interview recently with Noel Trevaskis – Rotary International Director

Getting to know Noel!

One only needs to meet Noel Trevaskis once to realise he is a straight talking, down to earth and practical Rotarian. We are proud he is our representative on the Rotary International Board for 2016-2018 and believe that much will be accomplished in our region with his hands-on approach.

It’s interesting when you speak with Noel that he is willing to share his story of how, in his early years of joining Rotary, his wife Sue challenged his commitment. In her view, he wasn’t committed and was neither in Rotary nor out of Rotary. She said he needed to make a decision – either commit or resign.

Click on teh link below for the full story.

Noel Trevaskis


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.


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:


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 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.