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The program of the Rotary leadership institute both supplements and compliments the district training program and builds up some new networks and knowledge.

New courses open for registrations

·        Course 20 - Saturdays

The dates for the three parts are 31st January 2015, 14th February 2015, and 14th March 2015

·        Course 21 - Sundays

The dates for the three parts are 15th February 2015, 1st March 2015, and 29th March 2015
Applications Invited
For almost 50 years there was a garden competition in The Hills area of north west Sydney.
Now after a gap of a few years, The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville has taken on the challenge of re-establishing this valuable community activity. The event has been incorporated as part of Hills Shire, Orange Blossom Festival.

Judging will take place on 15th, 16th, & 17th September 2014. 

The Presentation of Awards will take place at Harvey Lowe Pavilion on 26th September, 2014.

More details:  The Hills Kellyville Rotary 


Two webinars are being held on August 26 and 27th. Both will be the same presentation, giving people a choice of time to attend.

The webinars will discuss how Clubs can and need to be Flexible and Innovative. Jessie Harman and Noel Trevaskis will lead the Webinars and will be sharing how some Clubs have gone about being flexible and innovative in their approach to membership, club meetings, diversity etc. The webinars should appeal to all Rotarians.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please register before the date of the webinar. Save the confirmation you receive for the webinar and when the due date and time of the webinar click on the confirmation and it should take you straight into the webinar. You need to allow around five minutes for this to happen so that you will be online when the webinar starts.


Thank you
Interplast is a wonderful project supported by Rotarians to send teams of reconstructive plastic surgeons to the Asia/Pacific region.  District 9685 has a strong association with Interplast.  With PDG Graeme’s support last year District 9685 commenced a project to fund an Interplast team. We have 2 years to complete the funding which enables us to go through to the end of DG Ian’s Rotary year.  So far we have donated $38,000, so we are in sight of our $50,000 target.
In particular a big thank you to the following clubs for their donations -
  • Blackheath
  • Erina
  • Hornsby
Nominations Invited
This year’s event will be held on Friday 7th November at Shangri La Hotel, Sydney. We expect about 500 guests to attend and hope your club will have some representatives there to support a local officer should there be a finalist from your area. You will find booking link below.
Police Officers who win a local Rotary award in 2014 are automatically eligible for the State Award. All nominations (including local Rotary winners) then go to a judging panel made up of long serving Rotarians from a cross section of the Districts from which the finalists for the evening will be chosen. Each category will have three finalists and you will be notified of who the finalists are four weeks before the event.
If I could ask the following of you it will go a long way to once again making this a highlight on the NSW Police calendar.
Presentation Night
On Monday 11th of August The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville celebrated the culmination of a very successful Writing Competition with the presentation of awards, in the Function Room of The Castle Hill Tavern. This year’s Writing Competition was extremely well supported by our local schools, with eight schools submitting three finalists each, to our competition.

The topic for this year’s narrative was “I looked out of the window and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw…..” a subject that inspired many different themes and divergent, writing styles. Judging of the 23 Finalists’ submissions was conducted by Past President Gordon and Mrs. Robyn Scoble. Judging was again an extremely difficult task as the standard was consistently very high and a variety of creative writing styles was used by the finalists.  
Interested in International Projects - then don't miss this opportunity
If you or any Rotarians in your club have any interest in INTERNATIONAL then I would like to invite you to attend an International Projects Seminar on Sunday 21st September between 8am-12 midday ~ 2nd Floor Conference facilities at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga. 
Why should you attend the International seminar?
arrange your own meal on or about 24th October?​
The World’s Greatest Meal which raises funds for #EndPolioNow, the program has been gaining significant traction around the world — 452 events have now been held in 41 countries. Counting the Gates two-for-one offer, the program has raised over $800,000 USD! I have pasted below some promo's about this fantastic achievement.
World Polio Day is coming up very soon. Organizing a meal is an easy (and fun!) way to raise funds for #EPN so why not join the hundreds of other clubs from around the world and arrange your own meal on or about 24th October? Enjoy! Click here to learn more

Graffiti challenge ​BIGGER AND BETTER IN 2014!​
The gauntlet has been thrown down to Rotary Clubs and Districts throughout NSW … let’s make Graffiti Removal Day 2014 ‘bigger and better’ than ever before …
Sunday, October 26, is the chosen date and planning is now well underway for another outstanding event.
At a time when so many Rotary projects and organisations strive for corporate sponsorship, Rotary has formed a unique partnership with the New South Wales Government to combat the growing social curse of graffiti vandalism! read more 

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