11-12 March 2016
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Connect with Korea – Touch the World

The Rotary International Convention travels to Seoul, 28 May-1 June 2016. Explore this world-class city and discover the rich culture that connects the latest trends with time-honored traditions. Taste eclectic cuisine and shop for the newest fashions and electronics. Meet new friends, share ideas, and interact with new technology at this dynamic, unforgettable convention. Connect with the thousands of Rotarians who will come together in friendship and peace.

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Woy Woy and Kariong Somersby Rotary are holding the movie Bridge of Spies for the Rotary End Polio Now project.

Simon Marnie – popular weekend presenter on ABC Radio – will be special guest at the next Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Community Night – planned for Tuesday, October 20.
Members of the wider Penrith and Lower Mountains communities are welcome to attend the evening and share the insight into the life and times of this colourful personality.
Marnie has been a long time supporter of Rotary clubs and a huge variety of community events. He was very supportive of victims of the horrific Lower Mountains bushfires two years ago.
Born and raised on Sydney’s North Shore, Simon Marnie has lived and breathed radio all his life – commencing as station mascot at 2UW in the 1980s. He moved on to Triple J and later conceived and produced SBS TV’s music show, Nomad.  He has produced on WOW TV and reported on ABC TV’s TVTV, before getting back to mainstream ABC radio via Tony Delroy’s NightLife.
Now firmly ensconced in the Weekends Show, Simon says he loves the shift and everything about Sydney weekends.
Members of the public keen to enjoy this special community night should ring Rotarian Heather Chourlianis on 0424 002 314 by 5 pm on Sunday, October 18, to book.  The special event will be held in the Emu Plains Sports and Recreation Club (Leonay Golf Club) – 6.30 for 7 pm. Price is $25 per head for a two course meal and coffee/tea.
For further information, ring David Cook (0439 494 835).


The acclaimed new Australian movie from Universal Pictures International, The Dressmaker, is the star attraction at the latest premiere for Glenbrook Cinema on Thursday, October 22.

Lower Blue Mountains Rotary is proud to work with the Cinema Managing Director Ron Curran to offer yet another special ‘treat’ for Lower Mountains and Penrith movie enthusiasts.

Certain to be a box office success, The Dressmaker was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Sarah Snook. It is a fascinating story of revenge – laced with drama and humour - in a small Australian rural town.

As always, Lower Blue Rotarians will spare no effort in staging yet another memorable evening, commencing with finger food and refreshments in the grounds of Glenbrook Primary School adjacent to Glenbrook Cinema.

Patrons will be invited to gather in the school grounds at 6 pm to enjoy fun and fellowship and a brief background summary of The Dressmaker story … before walking across to the Cinema for the commencement of the movie at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are priced at just $20 for the pre party and movie.  All proceeds will support Rotary Youth projects in the Lower Mountains and The Rotary Foundation’s ongoing campaign to eradicate Polio from the world.

Seats within the Glenbrook Cinema are limited and prospective patrons are urged to book early with Rotarian Sue Bell (0409 834 646) to avoid disappointment. 

The Dressmaker is based on the hit debut novel of the same name – by Australian author Rosalie Ham – published in 2000.


Please click HERE to read the latest edition of Rotary on the Move newsletter. 
Young people want to be office bearers and meaningful leaders in Rotary, and they want to support causes that they can relate to – these were just two of the many findings from the Australian National Youth Summit held recently in Canberra. Held in parallel with the National Membership Success Seminar, the Youth Summit brought together around 25 young people from Rotary, Rotaract, and Youth Exchange.
The theme of the Summit was ‘Shaping the Future of Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific’.
Download the newsletter for more about the Summit and much more

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that it has officially removed Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since a case of polio caused by the wild virus was reported there. That leaves only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where transmission of the virus has never been stopped.
Read more about the WHO’s announcement.

The next two training courses in 2015 - and the first two in 2016 - are now available for registration.  The courses consist of three parts and are held at the district office in Thornleigh.  The course session starts at 8:30 in the morning and finishes at around 3:45 pm.  Morning tea and lunch are provided. Course materials will be sent to you nearer the time.
If you wish to attend either of these courses please register now by emailing rli@rotarydistrict9685.org.au
The courses are:

Course 29 : 10 and 31 October and 7 November - HURRY, spaces still available
Course 30 : 15, 29 November and 13 December - spaces still available
Course 31 : 13 February, 5 March, 2 April
Course 32 : 21 February, 6 March, 3 April

If these dates are not suitable but you would wish to be notified in the new year please let us  know and we will contact you early in 2016.

The Sydney Hills Garden Competition has been held for this year and the Awards Night is to be held on Friday 25th. Some of the prize winning gardens will then be open to the public over the weekend.
So this is your chance to see the best gardens in The Hills. The gardens which will be open between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September are : “Elsie’s Garden” , 16 Gordonia Grove, Baulkham Hills, “Taliesin” , 5 Jane Place Dural, “Boulevard”, 20 Wylds Rd Middle Dural, “Burnt Rails”, 28 Glen St, Galston



World Polio Day is some five weeks away and now is the time for your club to plan something special within your community to highlight the END OF POLIO …
The District Vocational Excellence Committee has commenced the process of selecting awardees to be recognised at the 2016 Conference in Canberra.
You may well know of a worthy candidate.  If so, make sure your club completes the nomination by 31 October,
More information on the district website here


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