The Rotary International Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018 (RIPPC 2018),  will be taking place on the 17 March 2018 at Sydney Town Hall. This is a Conference you do not want to miss with this being one of the six Rotary Peace Conferences to be held across the globe.

The Conference Program includes keynote lecturers and presentations from international and national leaders in the industries of ‘Economic and Community Development and Peace’. Delegates will hear about the underlying causes of conflict including poverty, disease, lack of water and food security and the lack of education from our inspirational and stimulating speakers.

Availability of a second hand Rifton Utility Chair for an Australian disabled child.
You can visit the website at:
The wheelchair is fairly new and in good condition. The donor’s child had outgrown the use of this and like to have Rotary to onward donate to another child who can use this.
This is more suited for home use or rehab centre and not so for a hospital.
The Rifton Activity Chair is stored in Kennard Storage, Artarmon, NSW.
Anyone interested to contact me.
PDG Danny Low
Rotary Club of Mosman
Tel: 0418 167 473

The Rotary Leadership Institute course is now run over two days, powerpacked with information, learning and skills you can use in your Rotary life straight away. 
Networking with other Rotarians and led by experienced facilitators, you are sure to enjoy what others are describing as the best Rotary training they have had.  Register online now at and supercharge your Rotary.
There are 2 courses available for registration:
RLI 45 - Sunday 18 February and Sunday 18 March 2018
RLI 47 - Saturday 5 and 19 May 2018
Please share this with your club members, particularly new Rotarians and new 2018/19 Board members.
My name is Peter Pearce, Rotarian, ShelterBox Ambassador & Response Team Member.

After 20 deployments as a ShelterBox Response Team member in various locations around the world, I am more than excited to inform you that I will be joining the ShelterBox Nepal Trek with the team departing in September 2018.

In 2015 I was deployed to Nepal after the devastating earthquake, therefore,I know firsthand of the hardships this type of disaster causes its people.
ShelterBox responded with enough aid to provide shelter for more than 67,000 people.
Reporting from earthquake-hit Pipaldanda, Sindupalchowk, Nepal 2015. Click on the image to view the video.

Your fundraising efforts to provide ShelterBoxes & ShelterKits will transform lives & rebuild communities that have been affected by disaster & humanitarian crisis.
Unloading ShelterBox aid at Kathmandu Airport

I would love to have your company on this stunning adventure

The 'ShelterBox experience' has changed my life & I am sure this trip will positively change yours

Together, we will share spectacular views of the majestic Annapurna ranges & enjoy many of Kathmandu's main attractions.

I am available to assist with your fundraising objectives & 'all things ShelterBox', from speaking engagements to information on becoming more involved in ShelterBox as a Response Team Member or Ambassador.

Do you need help with presentations, speaker notes, a ShelterBox & its contents for a fundraising or promotional event or information about ShelterBox & its operations?, I am ready to help.
Please share this email with friends and familiy members that might be interested in this amazing opportunity or contact me to get a poster to put up in your workplace or local noticeboard.
Feel free to call me at any time to discuss this very special opportunity, let's do it together!
Peter Pearce OAM    
0431 778 655
You can support the ShelterBox Nepal Trek by sponsoring me here:
In March 2018, it will be 30 years since Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) brought our first patient, 11-year-old Annand Chand from Fiji, to the John Hunter Hospital for life-saving surgery. Since then, over 500 children, from our neighbouring island countries have received life-giving or dignity-restoring surgery, thanks to ROMAC. We can all be proud of our efforts.
To celebrate, I invite you and your partner to attend our 30th Anniversary Dinner at Strangers’ Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney on Friday 16 March 2018.
The dinner is $150 per person (inc GST), plus the online booking fee, and includes 3 courses and drinks. All meals are gluten-free. Dairy-free and vegetarian options are available when booking online. More information about the Dinner is available in the 30th Anniversary Dinner Flyer.
You will be in the illustrious company of the current Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley, and his wife Juliet; The Hon. Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research; other key Rotarians, members of the medical profession and government, former patients and of course, our ROMAC friends and volunteers.
I would be delighted if you can participate in this significant event because:
  • It is a time to look back and to look forward - and to thank and recognise all the members who made ROMAC possible, including your Clubs
  • We need to thank the medical profession - the specialists, nursing and support staff who treat the children - for all they do
  • The governments, agencies and friends who provide support should see what Rotary is made of and what it can achieve
  • You will be supporting ROMAC’s commitment to saving the lives of children
    Please register online at as soon as you can because places are strictly limited. Also, please invite your ROMAC friends and your clubs to attend. Tables of 10 are available for $1500 (inc GST), plus booking fee.
Rob Wilkinson
ROMAC - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children


Would you like to help a child in a wheelchair to experience the thrill of summiting Mt Kosciuszko this March?

Or would you like to experience the thrill of trekking to Everest Base Camp this April/May?


Both events have been arranged by Turramurra Rotary as part of a world record attempt by a spinal injury survivor to climb the “Seven Summits” in just four months.  The events are raising funds for SpinalCure AustraliaSurf Life Saving and Wheelchairs for Kids.


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Bobbin Head Cycle Classic  Sunday 25 March 2018
This major community event will be held on Sunday 25 March. It is being organised by the Rotary Clubs of St Ives, Ku-ring-gai, Turramurra and Wahroonga. It is the premier cycling event in Sydney. Some key statistics from the 2017 event:
·         2,500 cyclists raised $200,000 of which 50% was donated to our charity partner, Lifeline
·         The other 50 % was donated to other charities supported by the Rotary clubs organising the event. These   
          charities are:
                       Cromehurst Foundation, Eagle RAPS, The Hornsby Women’s Shelter, Bo Hospital and KYDS
·         Over 400 volunteers are involved to ensure the safety of the cyclists
There are 4 ride distances being 27km, 57km, 80km and 104km. The cost to participate varies with each ride.
Please see the website for full details:
The committee would welcome Rotarians registering to ride in the event. The committee is also looking for volunteers prepared to be marshals during the event to ensure the safety of the cyclists. For further information please email Tony McLelland  at or Peter Lorschy at
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Clubs around Australia support many worthwhile charities and projects. But EndTrachoma by 2020 is something particularly special for Rotary Australia.
Event Calendar
February 2018


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