Upcoming Events
Leadership Meeting
Jul 26, 2015 10:00 AM
Programs of Rotary Seminar
Aug 09, 2015
Music by George Charters RC Mt Eliza
Aug 15, 2015 2:00 PM
Programs of Rotary Seminar
Aug 16, 2015
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9820 District on Facebook
9820 Conference on Facebook

During my changeover presentation I asked for Rotarians & clubs to be active in engaging with social media. Well the members of Frankston Peninsula 2.0 put the challenge out to me to get involved in twitter and gave me a new identity.You can follow my DG adventures on #mightymerv

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Club Dues  - July 1

Semi Annual Fees - pay direct to Rotary International

District Fees - pay to District 9820 Treasurer

District Conference

26th – 28th February 


We invite you to join us at the District Conference. The committee members (Mount Martha Rotary) have been working hard behind the scenes on the logistics and program for the Conference. 
Get a group together.
Registrations is opening soon.
More information on link -
Articles for the News
Articles of interest or club events / activities for inclusion into the District 9820 News are to be forwarded to by 25th of each month
  • Keep articles brief- limited to no more than 150 words
  • Pictures are to be attached in jpeg format
Unfortunately no pdf documents can be included

New Special Observance Months


The new special observance months highlighting the Areas of Focus came into operation from July 1.
August:  Membership & Extension
September: Basic Education and Literacy 
October: Economic and Community Development
November: The Rotary Foundation
December: Disease Prevention and Treatment
January:  Vocational Service
February: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
March: Water and Sanitation
April: Maternal and Child Health
May: Youth Service
June: Rotary Fellowships


Club Newsletter Editors
Let us know what your club is doing. Email a copy of your club's newsletter or newspaper articles to District Governor Merv Williams -, District Governor Elect Lynne Westland - and District Governor Nominee Don Ripper -
District Governor Changeover

Our changeover last week saw the changing of the theme from “Light up Rotary’ to “Be a Gift to the World”. I was honored to be inducted as District Governor for 2015/16 by Past Governor Rob Marks (Mount Martha). This theme is fitting as each one of us has something to give - whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities and our effort. Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world.

The District thanks Past District Governor Charlie Speirs and Janne for their commitment and enthusiasm during the past year. Many clubs have now completed their changeovers and we welcome in the new executives or directors of these clubs.

The District Governor club visits begin on Monday July 13 and both Christine and I we are looking forward to meeting members and partners during this time.

National Rotary Success Conference Sept 5th -6th 2015
Rotary Success Conference is ready. Are you?
Everything is in place for the Rotary Success Conference on 5 – 6 September 2015.
Invitation to all Rotarians who want to be involved in the continuing success of Rotary. At this conference you will be able to participate in breakout sessions on various topics such as Membership Retention, Membership Recruitment and Extension, Diversity in Rotary, Flexibility and Innovative Clubs in the Future, Leadership, Public Image and Media, and more. 
DGs Partner Project - Healthy Villages in Solomon Isands
Due to the impact of malaria on the people of the Solomon Islands I have chosen the Healthy Villages Project. Malaria, not only causes deaths (especially in children 77% of the deaths are children under 5 y.o). It also impacts the economy of an already poor country. There is no effective & affordable vaccine.
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAMS) has been working in the Solomon Islands for approximately 15 years supplying bed nets and training. This has proved to make a real difference and malaria has reduced considerably. However bed nets have a limited lifespan 3-5 years.  It is timely to now focus on the Healthy Village Project.
The Healthy Villages Project. COST: $1,100 per village
RI Presidential Message



We in Rotary aspire to great deeds. We admire those who gave great gifts to humanity: Abraham Lincoln, who gave the gift of human dignity to the downtrodden; Mother Teresa, who gave the gift of compassion to the forgotten; Mahatma Gandhi, who gave the gift of peaceful change to the oppressed. Their very lives became gifts to the world.

Do you want to know more about Rotary?
Here is an opportunity to learn amore about the Programs of Rotary. Workshops and information sessions will be presented on
*  Avenues of Service (Community Service, Vocational Service, International Service, Youth Service)
*  Using Social Media to promote your club and improve membership
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)

Completion of a Rotary Australia World Community Service Project  - construction of community centre and youth education facility - Beloi Village, Atauro Island, Timor Leste. May - June 2015.

Fire Awareness Awards

Each year the MFB, CFA and DELWP run the Fire Awareness Awards in Victoria.  The Fire Awareness Awards is a community focused awards program that acknowledges the great work of individuals, community groups and organisations who deliver projects that reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.

Your club or cluster group can be part of these logos