District 9705 - 30 June 2021 Newsletter
District Governor Changeover
DG Michael Moore with Tony Maple, PDG Paul Street OAM , Rosemary Everett and Andrew Giumelli (John Egan photographer)
Recognition of Service through Rotary
The District Governor changeover dinner in Young, NSW, on Saturday, 26th June was the perfect occasion to recognise many Rotarians from across the District. Once again, COVID-19 had a play in proceedings as the wearing of masks became mandatory from 6pm, just as the evening was kicking off. This didn't deter those attending and it was a great night for everyone.
Read more below for full details of all the presentations made by the outgoing District Governor Michael Moore.
District 9705 Rotarian of the Year
PDG Steve Hill - Hall RC
Individual Rotarians 9705 District Governor’s Recognition of Outstanding Service through Rotary 
Tony Maple – Weston Creek RC 
Megan Sutton - Tumut RC; 
Daryl Dobson and Mick Brosnan - Pambula RC; 
Fred Fawke - Belconnen RC; 
Judy Ford Gungahlin RC & Mary Brell OAM - Orange Daybreak RC
Carl Valerius - Murrumburrah-Harden RC
Ken Hutt – Berry RC
Special Individual Recognition
PDG Paul Street OAM – Canberra RC
Recognition of Outstanding Club Service and Community Engagement
Rotary Club of Aurora Gungahlin
Rotary Club of Condobolin
Rotary Club of Berry
Recognition of Rotaract Clubs as the Future of Rotary
Brindabella Rotaract Club
Canberra Rotaract Club
University of Canberra Rotaract Club
Charles Sturt University Rotaract Club
Recognition of an individual Rotaractor and Rotarian
Rotarian, Rotaractor and Board Member – Andrew Giumelli – Hall RC
Recognition for Outstanding Contribution and Paul Harris Fellows
Rosemary Everett (Paul Harris Society, Major Donor) – Canberra Sunrise RC
Barbara Griffiths (This is her 5th PHF) – Canberra RC
Sue Wigley - Canberra RC
Paul Murray (This is his 4th PHF) – Wollundry Wagga Wagga RC
Rob Uhl (This is her 5th PHF) - eClub of Brindabella
Phil Byrne (4th PHF) - Canberra RC
Doug Kinlyside (2nd PHF - Sapphire) – Bathurst Daybreak RC
Andrea Grosvenor (4th PHF) - Queanbeyan RC
Martin Brown (2nd PHF - Sapphire) – Tumbarumba RC
Joan Graham (2nd PHF - Sapphire) – Narrandera RC
DGE Geraldine Rurenga – Eclub of Brindabella
Steve Hill (6th PHF) Hall RC
George Weston (6th PHF) Leeton RC
Area 5 - End Trachoma Project
Rotary E-Club of Brindabella - 
Members of the E-Club of Brindabella have put together 25 hygiene bags for a small school, Newcastle Waters in the Northern Territory.   This school is located 788 kms north of Alice Springs and 714 kms south of Darwin in the Barkley region. 
To complete this project the Rotary E-Club partnered with the Moss Vale Public School – Class 2C. 
A local firm, Pack & Send from Mittagong , also came on board to assist the club in this project, transporting the boxes of hygiene bags and water bottles to the Northern Territory at cost.
(Photo: Rob Uhl and Joe Arthur, Manager of Pack and Send)
RC of Canberra Weston Creek
Vocational and Community Service Awards.
At a recent awards evening a  Rotary Community Service awards was given to the Weston Creek Walk-in Centre for their work during the early months of the COVID-19 Health Emergency in the ACT.
Kirsty Cummin responded by describing what the Rotary award meant to the Walk-in Centre’s staff, many of whom had benefited from the club's Coffee Shout project.  The Coffee Shout was a way of demonstrating appreciation for the work frontline healthcare staff were doing to protect the Canberra community. The club funded coffee vouchers at three local cafes and contributed the balance of the cost to help keep the healthcare workers energy and morale up.  A secondary benefit was that it helped keep the cafes going during the quiet period of the COVID-19 stay-at-home period, and helped allay concerns that the healthcare workers would spread the virus.
(Photo:  Kirsty presented the painting to Ash Pagett, the Coffee Shout project manager and the club’s President Elect 2021-22.)
Area 4 - Goulburn Rotary Park
Fifty Years in the Making
In 1971 the Rotary Club of Goulburn began an affiliation with the park area at Marsden Weir in Goulburn. In the Rotary Club year, 1971-72, President Bill Thwaite and members of the Club embarked on a project to have a continuous link between the park and the Club. The project included the planting and maintaining of trees, erection of fencing, picnic tables, a double-sided barbeque and bins.  Fifty years later in conjunction with the Goulburn/Mulwaree Council, a design for a new sign was selected, manufactured and is now in position proudly displaying Goulburn Rotary Park,
See the full timeline below.
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