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Adelaide University Rotaract Cultural Night
Friday 21 September 2018 from 7pm-10:30pm
 
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
 
The Adelaide University Rotaract Club aims to celebrate unity in diversity with Cultural Night 2018; a colourful celebration of multiculturalism featuring performances, food, language, customs and music. This festival will be doubling as a fundraiser, with profits from the event going to Romani Europe, Children's Welfare Organisation of Nepal and Kurdistan Save the Children Fund.
 
Make up a party, dress in a favourite cultural costume, have some fun, raise some funds and get to know our Rotaractors.  For more information and especially for sponsorship opportunities please click on the Click Me link below.
 
Tickets $20.00 per person.  Students $15.00.  Please book through Eventbrite, using the following link.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-night-2018-tickets-48106398533  
Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia. The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. But it is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness. The work of the Australian Government, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Indigenous Eye Health to treat trachoma infections has seen rates in affected communities reduced substantially. But now, we need to ensure that hygiene practices and the community environments are improved to completely eliminate the disease.
On congratulating DG's Peter Schaefer and Bob Cooper on an outstanding combined district conference in Tanunda during the weekend, D9500 DGE David Egan announced plans to hold the 2019 District Conference at Hahndorf. The conference will be held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre part of the Hahndorf Resort.http://hahndorf2019.org.au/
 
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large. Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.



Dear fellow Rotarians,

November is Foundation Month, and time for us to take a look at where we are in our Rotary Foundation: what it’s done, what it’s helping us do now, and how we can move forward.

Last Rotary year, our Foundation received US$304 million in total contributions: that included $140 million to the Annual Fund, $28 million to the Endowment Fund, and $108 million to PolioPlus. All of those gifts are now hard at work, Doing Good in the World: supporting Rotary’s work today and strengthening our organization for tomorrow. The Foundation approved 494 district grants and 1,260 global grants, with a total of $111 million in funding.
 
The E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched our major project, Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles. This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.
 
District Contact Details
Email District Governor
David Egan
 
Email District Secretary
Jacqui Atyeo
secretary18-19@rotary9500.org

Post to:  Rotary D9500
Adelaide Halifax St. Post Office
PO Box 6669
Halifax Street SA 5000
 
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The Rotary Foundation Celebrate 100 Years
 
The Rotary Foundation has been improving lives since 1917. Learn about our work and be inspired to join us in meeting humanity’s greatest challenges! 
 
 
 
 
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