District 9705 - June 2022 Newsletter
District 9705 Changeover 2022
The D9705 changeover celebration will be held on the 2 July at the Mittagong RSL.  
Registrations are now open and will close on the 25th June.
Southern Highlands Model of United Nation Assembly
The Southern Highlands Model of United Nation Assembly recommenced after the suspension due to Covid. 
The three Southern Highlands Rotary Clubs, (Rotary Club of Bowral-Mittagong, Rotary Club of Berrima District and the Rotary Club of Moss Vale) along with Rob Uhl President of the Rotary E-Club of Brindabella worked to bring this amazing program back to life!
(Group photo in front of the Wingecarribee Shire Council Chambers)
Home Hosting - Zone 8 Conference
The Rotary Zone 8 Conference is coming to Canberra in October (28th to 30th), this is a great opportunity right on our doorstep to engage with Rotarians and Rotaractors from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
The conference team is offering home hosting to visiting Rotarians and Rotaractors and is currently looking for hosts willing to have people stay for the duration of the conference. If you have a space and would be willing to open your home we would love to hear from you. For more details please see the conference website or contact coordinator, Sandra Goldstraw, .
Early bird tickets are now on sale through the conference website so make sure you get in quickly to avoid missing out on this special price.
Imagine Rotary
Imagine Rotary” is the 2022-23 presidential theme that RI President-elect Jennifer Jones revealed on 20 January. She is asking Rotary members to dream big and take action: “We all have dreams, but acting on them is a choice. Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.” 
The logo for the theme was designed by Riki Salam, an Australian artist and graphic designer specializing in contemporary Indigenous art, design, and communications. The circle in aboriginal culture for instance, signifies our connections to one another. The dots around it represent people and there are seven because of Rotary´s areas of focus. The circle and the dots together become a navigation star – our guiding light. The solid line underneath is what is referred to as a digging stick and it is used when doing hard work. And since Rotary members are people of action – it represents a tool for getting things done.
The colours green, purple, and white are not necessarily connected to aboriginal culture. President-elect Jennifer Jones asked the new crew of Governors to use one, two, or all three when dressing for official events instead of using a theme jacket. “As we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, I wanted all of us to be able to express ourselves differently in what we wear, but still have connection,” she explained.
There are several ways to interpret the colours: Purple for example stands for polio eradication, green for the environment, the newest addition to our areas of focus, and white for peace, our core mission. Together, they are the colours of the women’s movement, the Suffragette – a subtle nod to this history as Jennifer Jones pointed out, since she will be the first female RI president.
In her address, Jennifer Jones says Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference. You don’t imagine yesterday. You imagine tomorrow. Imagine a world without polio. Imagine a world with clean water for everyone. Imagine a world free of disease. A world where every child learns to read. Imagine kindness and hope and love and peace. And that, my dear friends, is why our theme is Imagine Rotary.
District Conference
District Conference 2022/23 - Wagga Wagga
21-23 October 2022
Save the date and join us in Wagga Wagga to Imagine Rotary.
The conference will be held at Joyes Hall on the CSU campus and will feature a number of keynote speakers, workshops and plenty of opportunities for networking. The conference dinner on Saturday is an Op Shop themed event and we are looking forward to seeing some creative outfits.
Click going/interested on the Facebook event to register your interest and keep up to date with the latest conference news. 
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