Our Peace Fellow for 2016-17 is Patricia Garcia OAM, who has just completed her three months of study at the Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.  The 22 Fellows are hosted by the Rotary Club of Bangkok and other Bangkok clubs.
Patricia found the course to be extremely intense, challenging and inspiring and is already making plans for future work in peace and conflict resolution.
Patricia is a highly respected humanitarian and human rights advocate who has worked in war zones for over 20 years (Afghanistan, Sudan, Burma) and has worked for many global NGOs, managing programs with responsibility for emergency and post conflict recovery.
She was a state finalist for Australian of the Year (Humanitarian) and has been recognised with an OAM.
Patricia is looking forward to speaking at Rotary Clubs.
Contact details:
Mobile :           0409 890 777

Your D9685 RLI Faculty are trialling a one-weekend-two-day RLI as an adjunct to our normal 3 days over three different weekends.  If this suits your availability better, please register for this opportunity.


RLI 41 runs over the weekend 24-25 June 2017 


Register at rli.rotarydistrict9685.org.au

This weekend course is held  at our District Office, Thornleigh. Morning teas and lunches are provided. 

Each day starts at 8:00 for 8:30am and finishes around 3.30 - 4.00 pm.



Central Blue Mountains Rotary
Dee-Why Warringah Rotary
TRF Centennial Souvenir Stamp Sheet
PP Clive Mellor of the Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and PDG Ian Scott of the Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains in District 9685 have developed a souvenir stamp sheet to commemorate The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial.
The souvenir stamp sheet is an individually numbered A4-sized sheet with 8 stamps embedded, each with a Foundation Centennial tab and set in a Foundation themed design.  The stamps are legal Australia Post issue and able to be removed and used on mail items; they are common postage stamps on offer and do not contain any souvenir images or logos.  The tabs may be removed and affixed on mail items along with the postage stamp. However ,the stamp sheets make a great souvenir and if framed an ideal gift for guest speakers at club meetings
All profits from the stamp sheet will go to The Rotary Foundation.
Cost per sheet is $25 including postage and packing.
To account for the high cost of international postage from Australia, mail order sales to Australian and New Zealand purchasers will be in Australian dollars, to all other parts of the world sales will be in US dollars.
Please download an order form here
Top 5 Reasons to support EndTrachoma by 2020
Clubs around Australia support many worthwhile charities and projects. But EndTrachoma by 2020 is something particularly special for Rotary Australia.
Caroline English has just received the exciting news that she has been awarded a US$30,000 Global Grant Scholarship funded by our District and The Rotary Foundation.
Her Area of Focus is Economic and Community Development.
She leaves in September to study for a Master of Public Administration at the London School of Economics.  Her involvement with the UN Youth Association of Victoria, her role as Chief Financial Officer for the Oaktree Foundation and her current role in Strategy Consulting with Port Jackson Partners has led to her plans to work in Economic Development in South East Asia.
There will be Rotary support for Caroline at home and in London.  Turramurra is her Club sponsor at home and the Rotary Club of Leytonstone and Woodford is her host sponsor for her time overseas.
G’day all 9685 Rotarians, Caravanners, 4WDers and car tourers.
Like to join this ARH initiative AND see parts of Australia (maybe for the first time maybe on a return trip), meet other Rotarians, meet the friends you are yet to make and at the same time help ARH in this great initiative for meeting the challenge of Mental Health (Yep we can say it now)
Go here to see all the drives, from 16th July 2017 to 3rd June 2018, 12 legs in total
select the one you want to join and  let Dudley know at mrdgm41@gmail.com. I’ll put together a data base for all to see.
This is open to everyone so invite your friends, form a group and double, triple, quadruple (don’t know the word for any more)  your  fun.
See you on one of the Drives. You don’t have to do the full drive(s) just go for a while or as much as you want to. It is Hop On Hop Off.
Kindest Regards   Dudley Mercer   Chair Rotary D9685 ARH Committee.

Antiques, Vintage and Collectables Fair

The Rotary Club of Springwood Inc. invites everyone to attend our annual Antiques, Vintage and Collectables Fair.

When: Saturday 3rd June and Sunday 4th June

Times: Saturday 9.00am to 4.00 pm, Sunday 10.00a, to 3.00pm

Where: Winmalee High School, Hawkesbury Rd, Winmalee

Cost: $9

Enquiries: Valda 02 4751 8277, or Ross 0414 279 805



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