District News
DG Leo Farrelly OAM needs to take a short break from his role as District Governor.  In the interim, Past District Governor Michael Moore AM has been approved by the District Board as acting District Governor. Please put any requests or issues through to the Acting DG or through to the Secretary until further notice.
Two President Elect Training Seminars (PETS) are offered in 2022.  They are identical seminars and President Elects can choose which one best suits them.  One will be held in Cowra on the 19th and 20th February and the other on Cooma on the 5th and 6th March.  It is mandatory for all President Elects to attend PETS.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulty with your registration please contact Rob Uhl on ‭0418 459 049‬
In 2021 our District embraced the new worldwide Rotary International focus on “Protecting the Environment” and formed a District team of experienced Rotarians called “Environmental Envoys” to liaise with and support clubs interested in pursuing new environmental projects. We recruited the team of 16 Envoys mid year, and have recruited over 45 “club environmental representatives” since. Additional nominations of club representatives are being sought from the remaining club Presidents in early 2022.  
Fred Smith Charity Concert to welcome the Afghanistan Evacuees to Australia - Friday 17 Feb 2022, Canberra Playhouse
Fred Smith will be presenting a special concert to welcome to Canberra recent evacuees from Afghanistan and celebrate the efforts of public servants and Defence Force members during the evacuation. Backed by an all-star band, he will be performing songs from his acclaimed Dust of Uruzgan album as well as new material drawing on his experiences working on the evacuation.
Tickets can be purchased through the Canberra Playhouse 
This year's Aussie Peace Walk will be held on Saturday 26 March and Sunday 27 March 2022. Enter a team and enjoy the event with your friends, or register as an individual and make some new ones! 
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
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