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Rotary on the Move - March edition
Please click HERE to read the latest edition of Rotary on the Move newsletter. 
"Our membership and services are what make Rotary powerful and strong. To keep it strong, membership recruitment and retention have to be a priority for every incoming Rotary leader".

Applications for District Governor for 2017/18
District 9685 and its predecessors have a great history of men and women who have taken on the role of District Governor.
It’s a challenging, but rewarding task with the opportunity of two years’ training and preparation before taking on the position. It’s YOUR opportunity to lead and inspire Rotarians in 77 Clubs.
Applications are called for the position of District Governor for the Rotary Year 2017/18. Applicants must be current members of at least 5 years standing as at 2015 and a Past President.
At first instance, please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee PDG John Dodd on or 0418 464 413. John will assist you by providing information about the role and the selection procedure.
March Community newsletter
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Is your club interested in trying new ways to find and keep members?

Applications now being accepted: Pilot allows innovative and flexible approaches to running a club

Is your club interested in trying new ways to find and keep members? Then it may be a good fit for the Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club pilot to experiment with variations on the traditional Rotary club structure. Applications are due 31 March
The RI Board of Directors invites up to 850 more clubs to take part in the pilot. Your club could try out ideas not currently allowed under the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, such as shared attendance with spouses, alternating between online and in-person meetings, or new leadership structures.

Learn about ClubRunner & MyRotary - but how?
  • Are you familiar with ClubRunner and My Rotary?
  • Do you know your way around the ClubRunner Administration system – either on your club’s website or on the District website?
  • Do you know how to use ClubRunner to better manage your club and promote your club in the community?
  • Is your club’s website in need of attention?
  • Are you interested in using ClubRunner for your club’s website?
To answer these and other questions, Rotary District 9685 is proposing to hold either a:
  1. Seminar, or
  2. Webinar
We are asking you to help determine which of these options is most suitable, the most appropriate venue, and the timing - to do so, please complete the survey at:
Towards a Strategic Plan
Wanted: Your ideas, comments and or observations that would help shape a long term strategy for the District's future direction to achieve Rotary International's Strategic Plan in the District's strategic environment.
The question is: "How do we achieve Rotary International's Strategic Plan in the District's strategic environment?"
All Rotarians are encouraged to express an interest in attending a part day strategic planning workshop.  The timing and venue for the workshop are dependent on the number that are to participate. As a guide the workshop is expected to be held in late April / early May at either the District Office in Thornleigh or at the Rotary Down Under Office in Parramatta on a weekend.
Interested?  Please register your interest at this link.
Hear a presentation on Interplast
Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise is holding a Gala Dinner in aid of Interplast on Wednesday 22 April 2015 to raise the final funding for sending a team of surgeons to the Asia/Pacific region under the District 9685 banner.
Your Interplast chair, David Hart, is available to be a guest speaker at your club in the next few months.
Please contact David on or 0408 026 832 to arrange a convenient meeting time.  Visit the Interplast page on the District Speaker Bank.

Historic Moments: PolioPlus turns 30
This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Beginning on Rotary's anniversary, 23 February, Rotary members worldwide will be holding events to celebrate three decades of polio eradication progress.
Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 400 in 2014, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated. Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children worldwide. In addition, Rotary's advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $10 billion to the effort.
Former Rotary President Clem Renouf recalls conversations with Rotary leaders as the organization turned its attention to eradicating polio:
Before the global scope of PolioPlus, individual clubs ... read more at

Help create a new Guinness Record, while raising money for Rotary's' End Polio Now campaign
Rotary District 9685 is the fundraising arm of this incredible ride around Australia in 34 days to break the Guinness World Record and raise funds for End Polio Now.

Rotarians and bike riders of Australia- join Rob Lewandowski from  Tasmania in his epic ride around Australia in 34 days to create a new Guinness Record, while raising money for Rotary's' End Polio Now campaign.

Bike riders can join Rob on the road ( 30kph ) and everyone can donate a few dollars so that this rides can raise valuable money to eradicate Polio !!

Youth Exchange looking for new Secretary
Rotary Youth Exchange involves a great deal of administration including collation of applications, certification requirements and organising functions and training for large numbers.

The District Committee is offering a position of part time employment from 1 July 2015 for someone to carry out those administrative duties. The position may suit the partner of a Rotarian.

If interested, please contact the current Secretary, Alison Bowland via email
PDG John Dodd, RYE Chair

15 May 2015
For more information, incl. sponsorship, visit the announcement page


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