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The District Conference is being held in the Hunter Valley 20-22 March and it is not too late to register.
Register yourself, or your club can arrange a bulk booking.
Register now to ensure you are inspired, entertained and refreshed at Conference 2015 - go ahead, register now.

Cultures in Concert
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SÃO PAULO IS SO CAPTIVATING you may dance the night away

Your Rotary carnival night celebration will have you on your feet. From samba's first pulsing beats, you'll sway in time as Brazilians do—even if you can't dance a step. Pick up a few pointers then prepare for your own night on the town. 
Rotary Convention—Cultures in Concert. Register today and be moved.
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Picnic Under The Stars
Rotary Clubs of the Hawkesbury zone are supporting the Peppercorn Services Inc. Community Transport Program and all proceeds will go to support this service.  
Come along for a family picnic and enjoy the entertainment.

President-elect urges Rotary members to 'Be a Gift to the World'
Rotary International President-elect K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran asked Rotary members to use their talents, expertise, and leadership to transform the lives of others when he announced his theme for the 2015-16 year, Be a Gift to the World, during the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
Read other related news in Rotary Weekly

Golf Day on 17 March supports Genetic Research
The Rotary Club of Pennant Hills proudly supports the Genetic Research Unit of Western Sydney at The Children’s Hospital Westmead,which is presently engaged in research into Phenylketonuria (PKU) and other genetic disorders. PKU is a rare, inherited (genetic) metabolic disorder. All babies born in Australia undergo a compulsory blood screening after birth. This is done by way of a heel prick at 4 days of age.

Opera in the Arboretum
Opera in the Arboretum is an open air festival of top Australian opera singers, held amongst the special ambience of the Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach. Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) is one of the major beneficiaries The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy and provides a premier cultural experience on the Central Coast showcasing the talents of some of Australia's most respected opera performers.
20th Annual Tour De Hills™ Bicycle Classic
On Sunday March 1 2015, hundreds of cyclists will ride along the scenic roads of Sydney’s Hills District as part of the Tour de Hills™ Bicycle Classic while raising important funds for the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.
The Tour de Hills™ has become something of a local institution, with the Rotary Club of Castle Hill having run the event each year for the past 20 years. This year’s major sponsors are the Australian Hotel and Brewery and the Hills News/Rouse Hill–Stanhope Garden News.
Central Coast International Women’s Day EXPO 2015

Looking for accommodation?

Wine Country Motor Inn offers 4* accommodation, has 50 rooms and is located in the Cessnock CBD 5-10 mins from Crowne Plaza.
Usually  $175 - $195 per night on weekends, hotel Manager Graham Farish is offering a special Conference rate to Rotarians of $130 per room per night, minimum 2 nights for two ( Double or Twin share).
Rotarians need simply to call Wine Country Motor Inn on  49 932 999 and ask for the Rotarian rate - this offer will be snapped up, so get in early.

Do you know a deserving family?

Channel Seven is searching for an Everyday Hero for the next season of it’s renovation show, “House Rules”.

They are looking for a deserving family (good Samaritans, Aussie battlers, community volunteers) with a house that needs a good renovation which the family can’t afford.

Vocational Service Month
Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.

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New courses now open
Registration is open for the next series of Rotary Leadership Institute courses.
  • Course 24 is on Saturday 16 May, Sunday 31 May & Saturday 20 June
  • Course 25 is on Sundays 21 June, 5 July & 19 July
  • Course 26 is on Saturdays 4 July, 1 August & 8 August
The three part program starts at 8:30 for 9:00am and finishes around 3:30 in the afternoon.  Morning tea and lunch are provided.
The course is held at the District 9685 office in Thornleigh.  Certificates will be presented when the full course has been completed.
You will be delighted to note that COTA has recently agreed to bear the full cost of $100 per attendee at the Rotary Leadership Institute as part of its training budget until further notice
If you are an incoming or current President, Club Officer, or Assistant Governor, or if you simply want to learn more about Rotary, join this course - in the first instance by emailng PDG David Rands on

If you're into Cruising ...
The Fellowship for Cruising Rotarians has just been approved by RI and is Facebook-based.  However, Rotarians who are not into Facebook can also join and receive emails from time to time.
The Fellowship will be working to get cruise lines to formalise Rotary meetings on board, as well as provide Rotarians with a forum to share information and establish contact with other cruising Rotarians.


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