At the Mt Panorama Motor Museum in Bathurst, - DG Michael Moore, Rob Uhl and 2 of the recently returned Youth Exchange students, Saxon Perry and Theo Hearder

Conference culmination of two Districts

The Rotary District 9705 Conference in Bathurst marked the culmination of so much work by so many Rotarians to have two former Districts working as one. The success of the conference may be attributed not just to the overall organiser, Phil Byrne OAM, and on the ground in Bathurst coordinator, Doug Kinlyside, along with their teams, but to all of those who have played a role in “opening opportunities” to ensure the successful establishment of one of two mega Districts within Australia. (The other mega District is 9510 in South Australia under the leadership of DG David Jones which borders our District to the west).

Having started the year with a goal of ensuring that District 9705 Rotarians accept their new status as a single District and work together to “do good in the world”, it was pleasing to see the turn out in Bathurst and the engagement of Rotarians with each other and with the program. My thanks really do go out to all who were involved. It was exciting to have well over three hundred in attendance and at one stage to have another 1700 participating online. Our District was very fortunate as many Districts in our Zone and internationally have either opted or been forced to postpone, cancel or manage with virtual conferences.

Special Bond Between Parkes NSW and NT Community Through Rotary Project
Parkes is not just the home to the Elvis Festival, but also where school students and Rotary are helping to make a difference. See the story in the Local Parkes Pheonix

Jessica Cooper from ARH has released the latest Facts Book from Australian Rotary Health.

Usually this is a hardcover book, and very few get into the hands of those who need it. Now it is available to everyone.

Read it through, skim to the parts you want, share it with others. It shows exactly what ARH does and can do. A valuable resource, from one of the jewels of Rotary in Australia.

If you would like me to be a guest speaker, I am more than happy to Zoom into a meeting, or face to face if it is practical.

PDG John Egan
Chair D9705 Australian Rotary Health Committee


Children's Emergency Fund
A Request from DG Michael and Mrs Helen Moore.
Helen 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:
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 ...
2020-21 District Directory
2020-21 District Directory
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