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District Conference and not received
a confirmation notice - please
contact David Button
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Conference Sponsors
Real Estate, Mornington
What's on in the District
‘Scots on the Swamp’ 
Kooweerup Lang Lang Rotary Club
Harewood Historic House
Charity Open Day
3300 South Gippsland Highway,
KooWeeRup (east of Tooradin Airfield)
Sunday 6 March 2016, 10 am - 3 pm
Victoria Police Pipe Band, Shetland
Pony Show, Crafts, Scottish
Fiddlers & Dancers,
Jaguar Car Club, House tours,
Scottish Breeds, Lunch,
Teas & more….
Proceeds to Koo Wee Rup Hospital
Palliative Care Unit
Bruce Thomas 0418 500 667, 
John McCready 0422 489 265
Positive Mental Health
Free Community Forum
Rotary Clubs of Casey, Berwick & Narrewarren in conjunction with Australian Rotary Health
Teenagers  & Parents – unlock the secrets of a happy future by learning how to build a positive foundation.
Tuesday, 22nd March at 6.30pm
St. Margaret's School Auditorium, Berwick
Mount Eliza Rotary Golf Day
Frankston Golf Club (Millionaires Club)
Golflinks Road, Frankston
Monday 14 March 2016.
shotgun start at 8.00am
Cost $120 per head included lunch
18 holes individual stableford & team`s events. Inquiries contact
David Rew -
Maurie Selth -
Kooweerup Lang Lang Rotary Club
Hot Rod Custom & Classic Car
Show  n’ Shine & Swap Meet
Lang Lang Show Grounds
Sunday 7th February
Gates Open 9am
Rotary Club of Drouin
2016 Swap Meet, Market Stalls
and Show & Shine
Sunday 17th April. 
Lardner Park, 155 Burnt Store
Road, Lardner
(RACV/VicRoads Map 96, F5;
Melways X912, U8),
Gates open for Sellers from 6am,
Public from 8am. Closes 1pm.
Inquiries Bill - 0418 595 540
Sunday, 6th March
11am - 2.30pm
John Butler Reserve, Mount Eliza Way
Mount Eliza

Peninsula 2.0 Rotary Club

Birth Tree Project

Sunday 6th March at 11am

Montague Park, Kars Street, Frankston

The Birth Tree Project commemorates the birth of children born in the Frankston Community, by planting one tree per year. A fun family day for all of the local community, entertainment, kids activities, as well as being a very special day for the newborn babies.  

Articles for the District News
Articles of interest or club events / activities for inclusion into the District 9820 News are to be forwarded to
*     Keep articles brief - limited to no more than 250 words
*     Pictures are to be attached in jpeg format
Unfortunately no pdf documents can be included
Edition deadline for material 25th of each month
February - Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution
Rotary's Six Areas of Focus
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize that focusing service in these areas of focus can
  • Provide direction to Rotarians interested in developing service projects
  • Improve Rotarians’ capacity to address needs
  • Show the world that Rotary is a global leader in humanitarian service
The needs spanning Rotary’s six areas of focus are vast, ranging from lack of access to clean water to the need for immunizations that prevent deadly diseases.
Peace and conflict resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development
Download the Rotary's Six Areas of Focus Guide
Get more out of membership!
Rotarians combine their resources and connect across the world to move communities forward with clean water, health initiatives, education, and more. Your Rotary membership starts in your club. Getting involved will develop your leadership skills and knowledge and build lifelong friendships. Rotary brings together leaders – people like you who want to make a difference.
Our collective impact
Rotary brings together people like you – leaders form all cultures and occupations who want to use their distinct expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. Who step forward to tackle the toughest challenges – and preserve to create lasting change in communities around the world.
“Developing a value proposition for potential members”
At the recent Governor Elect Training seminar for Zone 8, which was held in Melbourne, discussions were conducted on the topic of attracting new members. We often talk about our target audience and how the individuals can contribute to the organisation which is Rotary. However it has been pointed out that individuals rarely seek out membership. We are constantly being encouraged to ASK! But what do we say?
The concept of a Value Proposition is to prepare a simple statement which answers the question:

“Why should my ideal prospect join my club?”

Our ideal prospects are likely to come from a variety of environments with varying degrees of experience related to their role in society. These could include age, training, social involvement, peer group membership, project involvement, and relationships. Therefore our value proposition must vary with the targeted individual allowing the proposer to highlight the benefits of becoming involved with their Rotary Club.

Get involved in Rotary
When you get involved, it’s not just your community, club, and projects that benefit — you benefit, too.
As an active Rotarian, you’ll develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning.
You’ll meet interesting people from your community and from around the world. You’ll tackle local issues that are important to you and your fellow club members. You’ll feel the shared sense of purpose that comes from working together to better your community. When it comes to being an active Rotarian, the opportunities are endless. Here are some ways to get involved.
Start local and help your community
  • Volunteer to help with your club’s signature service project.
  • Get involved with one of the programs sponsored by your club.
  • Identify a need in your community and design a hands-on project that addresses it.
  • Collaborate with other clubs in your area, including Interact and Rotaract clubs, on a joint service project or event.
  • Share your ideas about how to achieve club and project goals with club leaders, and take the lead on carrying them out. Your suggestions could become the next big initiative in your community.
Every Rotarian Every Year
Every Rotarian, Every Year aims to engage every Rotary club member in the life-changing programs of our Rotary Foundation. The purpose of the EREY initiative is to
• Encourage every Rotarian to participate in a Foundation program every year
• Encourage every Rotarian to personally contribute to the Foundation’s Annual Fund every year
With their volunteerism and generous philanthropy, Rotarians are at the heart of The Rotary Foundation’s mission to eradicate polio and further Rotary’s humanitarian and educational programs worldwide.
Financial support for the Annual Fund from every Rotarian is the key to helping rebuild suffering communities and nations by resolving conflict, eradicating disease, providing safe water, feeding the hungry, educating children and adults, and alleviating poverty. Every Rotarian, every project, and every contribution makes a difference every year.
  • The Centurion  Program (within Australia). A person who completes a Commitment themselves to a contribution to the Rotary Foundation of at least AUD$ 100 annually for as long as they are able.
  • Rotary Foundation Giving - Individual giving to The Rotary Foundation is tax deductible through: The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust. Direct debit facilities are available.
  • Information on opportunities to donate to The Rotary Foundation – inquiries to PDG Charlie Speirs
Rotary Day - February 23
On the 23rd February each year, Rotarians and clubs around the world celebrate Rotary. Our District focus for this year is for clubs or cluster groups to create an activity, display or event for their community in promoting Rotary. The top two reasons people join Rotary are to give back to their communities and to connect with like minded leaders and friends.  You joined Rotary to make a difference. Give this same opportunity to someone in your community. Be visible in our community by promoting our clubs and Rotary's activities and achievements.
Donations In Kind
The Donations In Kind store provides a collection, sorting and storing function plus a packing and export function to both Rotary Clubs in Districts 9790, 9800, 9810, 9820 and other NGO's. To do this it needs a large financial donation per annum of $113,000 approximately, plus a large number of volunteer hours per annum or roughly 5.5 full time employees!
Results for 2014/2015
20 ft container units shipped   98;               Countries supported    16
Volunteer hours                       17,000         Value of goods shipped  $6.566,000
Total contribution                     $7,483,000
Containers to Countries
Cambodia, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya,  Philippines, PNG, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu
Alternative Schoolies 2015
President Penny Sayer, Past Presidents Ross Bird and Judy Rebecca from the Rotary Club of Frankston Long Island led a group of eleven Year 12 Graduates on the 6th Alternative Schoolies trip to Cambodia. Students came from Carrum Downs, Monterey, and Mornington Secondary Colleges plus one from Deer Park and the only male from Mt Alexander College, Flemington. We also had two members of the Rotaract Club come along as Trainee Team Leaders, Alex Lang and Erin McBride.
District Facebook Challenge

To increase Rotary awareness throughout the District - District Facebook Challenge.
The challenge is to get a photograph of you or your club doing something interesting, out of the ordinary, worthy of note or humorous so that we can show others what we do best – serving others, making a difference in our communities and having fun.Send me your entries at any time during the year with a couple of lines and they will be posted on our Facebook page Rotary District 9820.  The Rotarian or club who is responsible for the winning entry will receive $500 to go towards a club project promoting Rotary in your community.  Take an opportunity to enhance our achievements and to show the community that we do more than just sell sausages.

Winner announced at District Conference in Wangaratta.

New District Policies
The District Leadership Team and Board has recently updated District policies –
  • Risk Management Policy & Guidelines for Youth Programs including Youth Exchange
  • Social Media Policy
  • These policies can be viewed and downloaded visiting the District Website 
  • Your member log in is required. Go to “Members” drop down link  – District Policies.
District Emergency Management

At a recent District Leadership Meeting it was agreed that Assistant Governors would approach their local Councils with regards to Emergency Management and provide Councils with details of what our Rotary District and Clubs can provide particularly with relief assistance.  Clubs have been asked to complete an asset register and personal skill forms of their club members and return them to Janne Speirs on or by mail at 25 Riverslea Bvd, Traralgon.

The impact of the fires in the south west of our State and West Australia shows just how important it is for Rotary to be ready to respond.


International Women’s Day Breakfast

‘Women of Change’ is the theme for the International Women’s Day Breakfast 2016.

Wednesday 2rd March

Gather a table or two of your friends and colleagues to listen to two inspirational speakers who have changed the world while enjoying a 5 star breakfast at the beautiful Mornington Racecourse. Last year over 350 guests enjoyed our inaugural event, this year we are expecting to sell out. 
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