District 9705 - July 2022 Newsletter
Conference Highlights
Friday Oct 21
Fellowship and registration at the Rotary District Conference Welcome Reception from 5:30pm, at Rules Club
Saturday Oct 22
9am at Joyes Hall, CSU campus
Keynote Speakers Include:
Break-out workshops with fellow Rotarians based on your specific interest from the areas of: emerging leadership, peace and reconciliation in our communities, leading
environmental action, leading service projects in your community, and building diversity in our clubs.
Panel discussions on Rotaract, Youth, GSE team.
Op Shop Ball Saturday Night
6:30pm dinner at the Rules Entertainment by
Sunday 23rd Oct
7am Rotary Foundation breakfast at the Rules Club
9am Joyes Hall, CSU
Dr. Colin Chartres - peace and food security
Dr. Richard Agnew the oldest Australian and first Canberran to have climbed the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, in a feat known as the Seven Summits.
Small Business Breakfasts
The Rotary Clubs of Canberra Weston Creek and Belconnen have organised a six month series of Small Business breakfasts to provide information, ideas and tips on business planning, IT, leadership, staffing, peer support, mental health, sustainability, and advertising.
Rotary Clubs, particularly those in or near Canberra, are encouraged to spread the word amongst their members and business associates and ensure the total success of this enterprise.
Latest news on Sunflowers for Ukraine
The Sunflowers for Ukraine project is going great guns.  
Indigenous Art Auction

Join us for a fabulous evening to celebrate the end of the year and launch our new Rotary 9705 Indigenous Health Grants program in collaboration with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

You’ll enjoy champagne on arrival and savour a delicious three-course meal in excellent company with the backing of live entertainment. There will be two bottles of wine on each table and a delightful gift from our friends at Guylian for every guest. 

There will be raffle prizes throughout the evening and an Indigenous art auction. All proceeds from the evening will help improve Indigenous health.

For more information about the evening and the auction visit:

Book early to reserve your place. Tickets are $85 pp or $800 for a table of 10.

Registration is now open. 
Register Here
A Great Trivia Night
Carolyn Murray neatly represented table 3.
Presidential Citations
Congratulations to District 9705 Clubs, Canberra Sundowners and Brindabella, for receiving 2021-22 Rotary International Presidential Citations. 
Invitation to Very Special Event
Many District 9705 members will know of Rotarian and adventurer Ken Hutt from the Rotary Club of Berry.  
Click here for a flyer about a very special event in Nowra on the 3rd of November to mark World Polio Day. 
The flyer relates to a movie length documentary that has been made by the Queensland University on this year's attempt to fly a paraglider from the summit of Mount Everest and success of getting the END POLIO NOW banner to the top of the world.
The documentary is destined for television but it is possible that it could be used for local fundraising for Polio.  The directors are very excited about the film and it will certainly provide enormous awareness for Polio eradication and Rotary in general.
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