Rotary on the Move - August edition
Please click HERE to receive the July edition of Rotary on the Move newsletter. 
One of the noticeable trends of the past is that in the period following an International Convention there has been a significant rise in membership inquiries in the host country.  Now is an ideal to follow up potential members and ask!
RI President Gary Huang suggests that we should start by asking members of our own family and their circle of friends and acquaintances to take up the challenge of Service Above Self.

Roaring Twenties on The Concourse
Experience the glitz and glamour of the 1920s with Roaring Twenties on The Concourse, a free outdoor program celebrating the incredible jazz music and breath-taking silent films of the early 20th Century.
Held on Sundays throughout the month of August, the program will kick off with live jazz at 12.30pm, followed by a screening of a classic silent film on the Urban Screen at 3pm.  For further information visit:
Our Foundation newsletter
RI President Gary C.K. Huang (a member of RGHF) encourages us to bring light where there is darkness; inspires us to lighten up Rotary's image; and wants Rotary to be fun by building genuine bonds of friendship, retain members and help recruit new ones. Light Up Rotary!
While the eradication of polio remains our first foundation goal, the second goal is to continue supporting TRF through our contributions. At the start of this Rotary year, let us all set a personal goal be a TRF donor for this year.  

The last word
Download here the final edition of Corroboree

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The Northern Beaches Spring Concert​
Once again the Rotary Club of Pittwater is presenting The Northern Beaches Spring Concert, on Wednesday 17 September and featuring our own Northern Beaches Orchestra. This year we are delighted to have as our special guest the acclaimed Australian vocalist Peter Cousens who is also a Northern Beaches boy.

Would you attend a seminar on International Service?
  • How can The Rotary Foundation and RAWCS work together?
  • What is RAWCS?
  • Volunteering
  • Ideas for projects
These are just a few of the subject areas that could be explored in this proposed seminar on an Avenue of Service where we can easily get lost.
So District's International Service Chair, Theo Glockemann wants to hold a seminar that you will attend and which will be meaningful to you.  So please assist by participating in this survey.

Let us know - answer this survey


This promo uses the RI Convention
Sydney Olympic Park has posted an outstanding two-minute video promoting SOP as a convention and conference venue. This video focuses on the recent Rotary Convention.

Get a Banner for your club - free
The D9685 Banner offer is still available!!
Just submit the this order form and your Club will receive two banners at no cost, with compliments from District 9685.
Enjoy promoting your Club and the current ad campaign…….
Just as this Club has!
......This offer will close on 15 August

Cervical cancer should be an almost entirely preventable disease
It’s one of the few cancers which has an established screening program and the only cancer which currently has a vaccine; and yet over 280,000 women each year die from cervical cancer. The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation created the Community Awareness Program to raise awareness about the preventability of cervical cancer, and the importance the vaccine and regular screening plays in the fight against it. Through passionate and dedicated volunteer speakers, the Community Awareness Program is a 15-30 minute presentation about cervical cancer, HPV and the steps you can take to prevent it. The presentation also covers the important life-saving work ACCF undertakes in developing countries delivering the vaccine and screening to girls & women who need it most. To book in an ACCF Community Awareness speaker, download a booking form here: or contact NSW Coordinator Kathy Baratta on
This speaker idea is one of the many possibilities listed in our Speaker Bank as a tool for clubs to use.  Visit the Speaker Bank now

District leads the way
District Foundation Chair, Tony Castley was pleased to announce that D9685 has won the Australia Cup for the first time ever!
For the 2013-14 year, donations to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund totalled $409,314 – a 39% increase and the highest of all districts in Australia and New Zealand.  It represented just under $194 a head, again the highest in Australia and New Zealand.
In all, donations from D9685 to The Rotary Foundation were $653,214 - the highest ever in all Zone 7 and 8 (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Philippines).
Congratulations!  And congratulations to Erina Rotary which topped our club list followed by Turramurra & the E-Club of Greater Sydney.

São Paulo Convention Dates Changed
After careful consideration, Rotary International President Gary Huang and the RI Board have decided to change the dates of the 2015 Rotary Convention in São Paulo to Saturday, 6 June, through Tuesday, 9 June – starting and ending one day earlier than previously scheduled.

The dates were changed because the original opening day (Sunday, 7 June) coincided with one of the city’s most popular parades. The new start date will dramatically reduce traffic congestion and make it easier for Rotary members to attend the opening plenary sessions. It will also make it convenient to attend our very own Rotary Carnival, a Host Organization Committee event, on Saturday evening.

Check regularly for dates, deadlines, and registration and housing details. Find information about Host Organization Committee events at

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District Governor Ian Scott & Jennifer invite you to Conference 2015 in the Hunter Valley from 20 to 22 March. In their welcome, they and their Conference Team say they aim to inspire, entertain and refresh your Rotary spirit with a program of great speakers and enjoyable entertainment. You will hear of the amazing projects and activities in our District and beyond, celebrate successes, and learn from others – it might even be your story we are telling!
Overlay that with delicious food, wine and the company of good friends and family, and we will have a weekend not to be missed.
Please be sure to book your preferred accommodation fairly soon, as the Hunter Valley is a busy place in March; there is a range to suit all budgets, so do check the listings on this site.
Take some time out and join DG Ian & Jennifer to Light Up Rotary at Conference 2015.

It's a brand new Rotary year!

It's a new Rotary year and we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone in their brand new roles. Whether you've been elected to become the club President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster, PR Chair, Membership Chair, or are just a regular member, we want to do everything in our control to enable your success this year as well as ensure your satisfaction with us, so that you can focus on helping 'light up Rotary'.

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