On Sunday 29th July, 2020, we celebrated the end of what turned out to be a turbulent year for Past District Governor, Kalma McLellan. Despite the frustrations and difficulties over the last six months, PDG Kalma achieved so many things during her very successful year. Despite restrictions on numbers at the Changeover, many Rotarians were still able to participate through the Zoom presentation of this very successful and happy event.
The second purpose of the Changeover was to warmly welcome District  9685 Governor 2020-2021, David Clark. David has been working hard already to implement many plans and goals, not withstanding the world we live in at the moment. We gratefully thank Kalma for her tenacity. and leadership in 2019-2020, and sincerely welcome DG David Clark as he takes on this huge role of District Governor, 2020-2021.
Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for August 2020.  Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.
Rotary’s Centenary is a time of celebration!  It Is a time to reflect on our past, and take pride in all that has been achieved.  It is a time we play our part in the history of Rotary.

Our centenary is also the time to lay the foundations for our future, as we still have much to do.  The key project in our centenary year will focus on stopping the one in 16 children who die in 9 Pacific nations before the age of five. 

Rotarians across Australia were invited to join on 10th July for virtual fellowship, as well as meet our R100 Centenary Ambassadors, the Governor General and Mrs Hurley, as they launched our national centenary campaign.  By joining the Zoom event, Rotarians witnessed the “Passing the Baton” ceremony.  The baton that will carry the symbols of our centenary and will travel far and wide across Rotary clubs and Districts.  
We wanted to take the opportunity of sharing with you the video that our Ambassadors have provided and you are welcome to share this with your Districts and Clubs.
We ask for your support in helping us raise funds for our R100 Centenary project, "Rotary Give Every Child a Future"; saving young lives in Pacific nations. We look forward to you joining in and making your mark on history!

Kind regards,
Garry Browne                                                                             
Hugh Bucknall
Chair - National  Centenary of Rotary Committee                       
Founder - Centenary of Rotary Campaign            
Firstly, the nine global grants supporting this project have all been approved.  When we put in all the grant applications last year, we were confident that the government would make a substantial contribution.  That literally went up in flames with the bushfire crisis and now getting money from government is all but impossible for the time being with the Covid-19 crisis.  Five of the grants have been fully funded with the government funding gap being made up principally by additional DDF commitments – thank you.  To fully fund the remaining four grants we currently need an additional USD 130k in DDF or USD 190k in cash.  We are continuing to seek additional donations from individuals and clubs.
Secondly, at rather short notice, but with amazing help from Andrew Mahoney (RC Wellington), we've also developed the concept of an e-card for this coming Mother's Day.  Donors can download the card, email it off to wherever they wish, and make a donation to our centenary Pacific immunisation project in the name of the mothers in their lives. With your help, we really hope Rotarians will seize this opportunity. Please go to https://everychildafuture.com/mothers_day_2020.html.
Rotary Matters a weekly program on community radio station Triple H 100.1 FM profiles the causes, projects and people who make up Rotary. The idea is to arouse interest and engagement among the wider general public. Each week a different Rotary initiative is profiled with an in studio interview. This is followed by a What’s On of activities in District 9685 which are accessible to the public. To have your Club’s initiatives and activities profiled on Rotary Matters, contact the host, Ian Stuart on 0416 138 860 or ian.stuart@optusnet.com.au Episodes of the program can be heard indefinitely on the Rotary Matters Facebook site and other social media platforms like Spotify.


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