A New Rotary Perspective  - Zoom meeting 7th November 6pm

Calling all members, all Club Boards, all Area Governors, all District Team

A particular challenging facing us all in D9705 is that of attracting many more new Rotarians to join in our work.  Not only do we need new Rotarians but also many more new style Clubs so that we can broaden the membership demographic right across the District.  In every place where a Rotary club exists in our District there are many more people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions who want to do give something back to their communities.

Membership Voice and District 9705 have combined resources to discuss a New Rotary Perspective in Orange and you invited and encouraged to support this initiative by attending this presentation and applying the techniques to your Area or your Club.

Click on the graphic or this link to join Kero O'Shea and Mary Brell on the 7th November at 6pm.

Let's get D9705 moving in 2021.

Leo Farrelly, D9705 Governor 2021-2022

District News
This is an excellent article from Mark Huddleston and should be a 'must read' by al Presidents and Membership Directors.  Click on the graphic for the full article. 
By now my followers should be under no illusion about my position on our meeting-centric culture. I fully appreciate that Rotary’s name arose from the initial practice of rotating meeting venues, but it intrigues me that 116 years later, the meeting remains at the centre of the Rotary universe for the overwhelming majority of clubs, and seemingly a large majority of Rotarians. I suspect a major contributing factor was the historical practice of measuring the value of a Rotarian by measuring their attendance at meetings. I cannot imagine that this started in 1905, but it was most certainly still happening in 2005. It strikes me that when an organisation has a motto of “Service Above Self”, the best way to measure the success or worth of that organisation should never be by counting the number of meetings its members attend. We really should be measuring service, or the product of that service; impact.  
District 9705 International Women’s Day initiative – Calling Regional Women for Support 
A very enthusiastic small group of Rotarians from the District are currently planning to hold an International Women’s Day Breakfast for District 9705 on the 8th March 2022. 
The committee is calling for regional representation to form a subcommittee so that we ensure that all clubs and their communities are involved. Read more for details on who to contact to be involved.
Webinar Event Details
On October 12, 2021, at 10:00 – 11:00 (CEST), “Eradicating Polio: What more Is Needed?” webinar will be held to focus on the barriers, challenges and leverages to reach every child and eradicate polio globally. 
Read More for Registration Details
Podcasts for use as Guest Speakers

The Rotary Club of Parkes, in conjunction with Animated Living, have produced a series of podcasts that they have made available to all Clubs.  These podcasts can be used for those occasions when you are left with out a guest speaker, or if you you would like to incorporate a podcast into your Club's speaker program.  You would need a computer and either a projector or a large screen to show them at a Club meeting.  Or if you are meeting virtually they can be shown via Zoom or whichever meeting product you are using.  The podcasts are on RC Parkes' YouTube channel.  Click in the graphic below to access them.

The podcasts are very informative and I commend them to you.

DG Leo Farrelly

Children's Emergency Fund
A Request from DG Leo and Elaine.
Elaine is continuing with the Children's Medical Emergency Fund as her charity of choice for the 2021-2022 Rotary year.
Elaine and I request that your club consider a donation to the Children's Medical Emergency Fund. If you are prepared to do so the details of the Children’s Medical Emergency Fund account are as follows:
Bank:  St George.    Name of account: RI D9705 Inc CMEF    BSB:  112 879     A/C no.: 479922903
Please make sure you identify your club and it would be appreciated if you also sent an email to Treasurer Rosemary Everett to let her know you have made the donation ...  reverett@netspace.net.au
2021-22 District Directory
2021-22 District Directory
Click on the above directory to view or download a full copy.