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eNews - November 19th, 2020

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We wish to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of this land
– the Aboriginal people past and present.
It is upon their ancestral lands where we are today.
As we share our knowledge, Rotary practices and ideas, through this newsletter and all of our activities, may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
 
SHORT MESSAGE FROM DG DAVID CLARK
I was privileged on Thursday the 12th of November to attend the BOC head Office in North Ryde to receive a plaque in recognition of District 9685 being involved in the RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) program now called Road Safety Education from its conception in 2000
The lovely glass plaque was handed over by the CEO from BOC as they have been a major sponsor from the start.
These awards are given in Road Safety Week usually to individuals who do extraordinary things to promote Road Safety, but when it came to Road Safety Education they thought it best to give it to the whole District as RYDA was first started here in District the then 9680, and hundreds of Rotarians all over the District contribute to the program year after year some in a big way and some just going along to the day's event to help marshal the kids.
Whatever you have done to promote and help in the RYDA program be such a success this is for you.
Congratulations on 20 years of helping to save kid's lives through Driver education.
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ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
November is Rotary Foundation month, and we have resources for you. Let members know how the priorities of Rotary’s new Action Plan can provide a path for clubs to create lasting change in their communities. Download and review the Action Plan presentation for even more information you can share with members.

Then, take the new Fundraising Basics course in the Learning Center for tips on identifying and cultivating donors. Visit the Foundation Giving learning topic to find brochure ideas, reference guides, PowerPoint presentations, and fundraising tools that your colleagues have posted.
COCKTAIL HOUR WITH THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
An invitation to an on-line event hosted by the Rotary Social Impact Network.
Click on the image to RSVP.
 
CARLINGFORD ART SHOW
This is the invitation to the Opening Night Zoom for the Carlingford Com-munity Art Show. 
Winners to be announced and the Online Gallery will open for sales through to 18th December. 
Terrific, unique, original art works for Christmas gifts !
Make the night a bit merry, and invite a friend open for wine and cheese whilst watching the proceedings !
Click on the invitation  for more information about the Art Show.
 
VISIT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL WORLD HEADQUARTERS

One Rotary Center, located in Evanston, Illinois, USA, is the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary is a global service organization for people who share a passion for, and a commitment to, enhancing communities and improving lives both locally and around the world. Tours of the headquarters are open to Rotary members and the public. You can also book conference space for your next meeting or group event. Plan your visit now to learn about our global activities, explore interactive exhibits, and be inspired to take action.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently offering in-person tours. In the meantime, check out our new virtual tour of One Rotary Center! Click on the image below.

RESEARCH SURVEY
Can you help with some University of Melbourne eCOVID-19- Research?
 
The Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne is conducting global research into the economic, health and well-being consequences of COVID 19.
How Are You Going? is an online survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the overall well-being, health and economic circumstances of individuals and households across the globe. The research will explore how large these impacts are, how they vary across individuals, by their social and economic circumstances, and over time. The research insights are intended to lead to more effective policy responses. You can read the project’s Plain Language Statement.
 
The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in 22 languages. There are a few household questions to start, this will help the researchers to identify patterns within populations. Responses are all confidential and respondents cannot be personally identified.
 
The online survey will not only help researchers the impact of COVID-19 on the economic and overall well-being of individuals, but it will also give you a voice to share your personal experience. Every experience is unique, take this opportunity to have yours recorded. Complete the online survey.
 
 
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MORE ON ROTARY ACTION GROUPS
Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water.
Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact, one of Rotary's strategic priorities. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects. Read more about these activities in the Rotary Action Groups annual report.
Anyone who wants to share their expertise to make a positive difference can join an action group. Only Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellows can serve in leadership roles.

Contact or join a Rotary Action Group to

  • Get expert advice on planning and implementing service projects, including those funded by Rotary Foundation district and global grants
  • Connect with potential project partners, both within and outside of Rotary
  • Get help fundraising and obtaining resources for projects
Join a Rotary Action Group to share your expertise and make a difference in projects outside your club or district. To get involved, look at our directory and contact the action group you're interested in.
 
WHAT'S NEW IN THE LEARNING CENTRE
Discover these new courses in the Learning Center this month:
Find a list of all available courses in the course catalogue.
NAIDOC WEEK
NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week may have come and gone but 60,000 years of history and culture can be celebrated at any time. Peter Kirkwood (our District's esteemed Community Service Director) has a special interest in Indigenous culture and is keen to tell you more about it. Check out his short video at :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkcb4dfn2qf76vi/didgeridoo%20talk%20promo.mp4?dl=0 and invite him as a guest speaker - live or via Zoom. 
Have you considered a discussion on the Uluru Statement from the Heart including constitutional recognition and the Voice to parliament? 
Bob Selinger
District 9685 Aboriginal Support Programs
ABORIGINAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
  1. Discussions between Theo Glockeman  and Clarence Bruinsma are progressing really well. It looks like a goodly number of Aboriginal students may be involved, along with non-Aboriginal students, with Winter RYPEN. Please contact Theo and let him know if your Club would be interested in sponsoring a student.
  2. The Moree Project has a few extra tentacles: check out Moree East Public School’s website. Pam Pritchard and the Rotary Club of Turramurra are doing a fabulous job.
  3. Peter Kirkwood was guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Calgary in Canada – he didn’t even have to leave the bush! Check out the following:
  1. Speaking of Moree East – we are still looking for laptops and iPads. Let me know at peternathan64@gmail.com if you have some to donate or know of a philanthropist!
Bob Selinger
Rotary District 9685 Aboriginal Support Programs
ROTARY MATTERS
 
 
Rotary Matters
 
On air Friday 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
 
Radio is a powerful way to spread your Club stories. If your Club has a project, local or overseas, which would interest the wider general public, discuss it with Rotary Matters presenter Ian Stuart who will be glad to help spread the word. Ian.stuart@optusnet.com.au 0416 138 860
  • A Refuge for Women in Distress
  • Climate, Peace and Rotary
For these latest podcasts, see "Read More"
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PILOT REGIONALISATION PROJECT
If you have missed the fact that Rotarians in the Oceania Region have been working towards Regionalisation for this area, here is some information about the setting up of the project in 2019.
Project Vision (in support of rotary international’s strategic plan and vision): to significantly increase the reach and impact of Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 
Project purpose (our immediate focus – what we are trying to achieve): to build upon our past and transform Rotary in our region to provide relevant and engaging experiences that better serve our communities and enable us to grow.
Click HERE for the Rotary International Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot 2019 – Vision and Purpose
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STAY CURRENT WITH ROTARY-BRANDED RESOURCES
Did you know that you can find resources for your next online speech or training session in the Brand Center? Update your PowerPoint presentation using the latest templates for Rotary and Rotaract clubs. The templates include instructions that help you customize slides with your own text, charts, images, and club logos. You can also create virtual meeting backgrounds with your club logo or download other backgrounds that feature Rotary, Rotaract, End Polio Now, The Rotary Foundation, and the areas of focus. Sign in to My Rotary, navigate to the Brand Center, and choose Materials and then Club Resources.
AN ADVERTISEMENT - A POSSIBILITY TO CONSIDER
From: Murray Jacobs [murrayjacobs@hotmail.com]
Dear Sir/Madam Hello. I'm based in Cambridge in the UK and I'm a Cambridge Green Badge Guide. I've recently been giving virtual online tours/talks to various rotary clubs across the UK highlighting the "Must-See Street" in Cambridge. I thought an entertaining/informative virtual tour on this famous English university city might be a little unusual and might appeal to your members. I’m wondering if the District would be interested in organising a district event. I'm charging a very small fee (£30), as I realise that rotary clubs are trying to give as much financial assistance as they can to various projects. Some clubs have used my tour/talk as an opportunity to raise funds, while others are simply giving their members a chance to enjoy a virtual tour/talk. Some of the 41 rotary clubs in the UK who have watched this virtual tour include: Jordans and District / Newport Pagnell / Southwell / Altrincham / Chichester / Hythe / Spey Valley / Marlow Thames / Durham / Brookmans Park / Chipping Camden / Halifax / Pontllanfraith / Stainborough / Preston South / Broughty Ferry / Richmond / Hatfield …. I’ve actually given it to 4 rotary clubs in Australia: Gosford / Epping / Chatswood Roseville/ Dural The feedback has been very positive and I'm more than happy to share comments. Below is a link to a YouTube "taster" of the tour (5 minutes). The full tour is usually 35 minutes but a shorter version is possible and I am very happy to take questions at the end. https://youtu.be/r9HYDkAPSwA I’m also attaching a link to my website. https://hiddencambridge.co.uk/ If this sounds interesting to the District, please let me know. Yours sincerely Murray Jacobs
UPCOMING EVENTS
THE ROTARY CLUB OF UPPER NORTHERN BEACHESTHE ROTARY CLUB OF WAHROONGA
 
  
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BRISBANE WATERROTARY CAROLS ON THE COMMON
 
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CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE ON THE CENTRAL COAST
  
 
Since 2009, the Rotary Clubs of Erina, Kariong Somersby, Northlakes Toukley & Woy Woy have sold over 6000 trees raising $140,000 to support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren on the NSW Central Coast and other local community projects.
Their target for 2015 is 1500 trees with a potential income of $50,000. www.centralcoastxmastrees.com.au
 
MORE  ON CHRISTMAS TREES
Christmas – celebrate a time of giving and receiving with Rotary
 
This Christmas, the Rotary Club of The Hills – Kellyville are giving families a chance to both give and receive. By coming to one of two easy locations, Hills families can ‘receive’ a wonderful fresh Christmas tree. The ‘giving’ part is that 100% of the profit from your Christmas tree purchase will go to great Rotary works in the local community and beyond.
 
 
The Christmas tree sale dates are across 3 weekends in December
  • Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December
  • Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December
  • Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December (the last days subject to Christmas tree stock)
In two locations over both weekends:
  • The Bull & Bush Hotel (car park), cnr Windsor Rd & Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills
  • The Ettamogah Hotel (car park), cnr Windsor Rd & Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge
  • Both locations are easy to get to with plenty of space to park & select a Christmas tree in a Covid safe manner – and, we’ll even help you load. If you’re really stuck, arrangements can be made for delivery. Our Christmas Trees are sourced from NSW farms around Sydney and are freshly delivered each weekend.  Hotel (car park), cnr Windsor Rd & Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge
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District 9685 Governor
2020-2021
David Clark
 
In Memoriam
 Frank Archibald  Kincumber Rotary
Judith Durie (Ku-ring-gai Rotary)
Lyall Hood Gosford West Rotary
 
to let us know of any bereavements you would like published.  
You may also inform your Assistant Governor, the District Secretary, or the Governor.  Remember to also update your club's member database on the District website.
 
FEEL THE ENERGY IN TAIPEI, 2021
Click on the above for more information
For the month of November
ROTARY DISTRICT 9685 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
13th to 14th March, 2021
LANE COVE MEGA RAFFLE
Closes 5th December
Drawn 12th December
Click on the above for more information and to buy tickets.
 
 
THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE COURSE 61
26th to 28th February, 2021
There is still time to register
for this Virtual Learning Opportunity.  RLI60 has just recently concluded with great success. Don't miss out on this great opportunity .
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NEWSLETTER 
NOVEMBER, 2020
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NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER, 2020
Click on the above for articles such as :
"World Toilet Day"
"Webinars on global grants for WASH projects in schools"
"WASH Videos"
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR
YOUR DIARY
 
Presidents Meeting and AGM
Zoom on-line
Dec 05, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Course 61
TBA
Feb 26, 2021 5:00 PM –
Feb 28, 2021 4:00 PM
 
COTA Meeting
To be advised by District Governor
Mar 06, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
 
District 9685 Conference 2021
Zoom / On-Line
Mar 13, 2021 8:00 AM –
Mar 14, 2021 4:00 PM
 
District 9685 Conference 2021
Mar 13, 2021 8:00 AM –
Mar 14, 2021 4:00 PM
 
President Elect Learning and Development Day
Details to be confirmed
Mar 21, 2021
8:00 AM – 11:05 PM
 
District Assembly Part A
Zoom
Apr 18, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
District Assembly Part B
Zoom
Apr 24, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:35 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Course 62
TBA
May 14, 2021 5:00 PM –
May 16, 2021 4:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Course 63
Zoom
Jun 18, 2021 5:00 PM –
Jun 20, 2021 4:00 PM
 
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