Letter from Jane ...
Dear Friends,
I am happy to be bringing you this first edition of the District Bizz for 2019/20.  Every organisation has its measures. Rotary measures 'time‘ by the year with our annual leadership changes, but also we measure by the month.  In July we celebrate and focus on the International theme:  Rotary Connects the World.
Our Rotary world starts in our clubs and we can connect with each other through our district communications and website.  Please make the most of these opportunities and share your upcoming events or your good news stories.
I would just like to take a moment to say congratulations to IPDG David Egan on his successful year as DG.  IPDG David has worked hard to achieve his goals and be the ‘Inspiration’ his Theme asked for. 
Now on for another successful year for District 9500. 
Yours in Rotary
Jane Owens
Governor,  District 9500 - 2019/20
In this issue ... 
Celebrating Women in Rotary - 30 Year Anniversary Project
The Rotary Foundation - Closing Date for District Grant Applications - Time Sensitive
Rotary Brand & Social Media - Updating your Club's Details
District Conference 2020 - Unearthing Whyalla - Book Now
Shanghai & Hong Kong Rotary Tour - Time Sensitive 
Rotaract News & Events - Cultural Night 2019
IPDG David's Final Report
Calperum News - Latest Issue
Daffodil Day - Friday 23 August.  Looking for Volunteers
Rotary Youth Sailing - One & All Familiarisation Event
Upcoming Events
Guest Speaker d'Arcy Lunn
Jul 25, 2019 7:15 PM
Open For Business Breakfast July
Jul 26, 2019
NYP Rotary Market
Jul 27, 2019
In Search of Safety
Jul 31, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Quiz Night for Uganda Dental Project
Aug 10, 2019
View entire list
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Welcome to our District's e-News. The format is desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile phone friendly. If you do have a viewing problem, you can view it in your browser.
Your contributions will be welcome - in fact essential - to keep your fellow Rotarians aware of what is happening throughout District. 
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Don't forget:  If you have an upcoming event, please send the information in good time to Webmaster Graham Fussen at Upcoming Events and Important Dates are published here and on the Home Page of the district website. 
Your Editor,
Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the involvement of women as members of Rotary is the basis of a Mawson Lakes Rotary project which many of you already know about and which has been publicised in previous issues of the District Bizz. 
The organising committee is particularly interested in hearing about women's contribution to Rotary before full membership (Inner Wheel, being the wife of a Rotarian, for example).
Do you have, or do you know someone with knowledge of and interest in the historical aspects of Rotary and especially the role of women?
  • They are looking for members who would like to be part of a group which helps document the highlights of women's past involvement in Rotary Districts 9500 and 9520
  • They hope to share this information with you at the end of this year
Are you a good story teller, or do you know someone who has a long-term involvement in Rotary?
  • Project members wish to talk with such women individually or in groups and record their Rotary experiences.
  • They look forward to producing oral histories which can be shared at the end of this year.
If you would like to be involved, please contact:
Margaret Farr 0407 714 505 or email:
Friday 23 August 

District Grant Application & Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) Forms are available on the District Website.  District Grants page on District Website
  • Grant Applications to be emailed to District Grants Chair PDG Ed King copying in Foundation Team Leader Doug Layng (contact details below).
  • The MOU must be completed and emailed with the Application.
  • Only Clubs that have attended this year’s District Grants Seminar and had that attendance recorded may apply for District Grants.
  • Please direct queries to either Ed King or Doug Layng.
Need more help?... contact
Ed King, District 9500 Rotary Foundation Grants Chair
Rotary Club of Kidman Park
tel: 08 8447 5989 (H)   m: 0419 334 181


Doug Layng,  District 9500 Foundation Team Leader 2017/20
Rotary Club of Prospect
m:  0418 882 144     e:
There is some good news on its way about the District’s Media Campaign. (Check out this section in the next issue of District Bizz).  In the meantime here are some important pointers about using Club Runner.
At the end of June, Webmaster Graham Fussen prepared a report of Clubs and Members in the District.  This report forms the basis of the District Dues. These figures should synchronize with Rotary International Database in creating RI Dues.
It is apparent that a number of clubs are entering Member updates via My Rotary. Whilst My Rotary is a valuable resource for you, Member updates added here will NOT update Club Runner.
Here are a few steps to follow:
  • Enter and change all Member data via Club Runner.  This will enable all data to integrate with details on My Rotary.
  • You will also be able to perform a Database Synchronization, which will compare details in each Database and allow you to edit updates if needed.
  • Add new members using the date you add their details. DO NOT try to add a new Member with a previous date.
  • Once a new Member has been added (and saved), you can edit details (like the actual date they joined a Club, email address, etc.)
Entering Data in Club Runner is simple and straight forward; however if you have any questions call or email ...
Graham Fussen, District Webmaster: 
e:   m: 0412 694 461

Conference Bookings are open now, and there is an ‘Early Bird Package’ including full conference registration and accommodation….. (all at a very special price)
To help attendees with transport we are considering arranging several Bus trips and we ask if you can complete a short survey so we can fine tune schedules to suit your needs.
Please click on the link below for completing a brief survey to help us with planning.
Any questions please contact Conference Chair Marie-louise Lees, mobile: 0408 134 363

Looking for a new car, then check out our Major Sponsor

At the recent District Conference in Hahndorf, members of the RC of Shanghai shared their epic one-hundred-year journey of resilience.  An opportunity now exists for you to visit Shanghai and Hong Kong, China for 8 nights, including the celebration with Shanghai Rotary.

The cost-effective package is only possible if we can get a group of 20 minimum - all Rotarians, family and friends are welcome.
Bookings can be made at any of the ten Phil Hoffman Travel outlets listed in the brochure - they are all aware of the package
IPDG David Egan and Chris are going on the tour.  If you require further information, please phone David on 0422 817 868.
The Adelaide University Rotaract Club  is holding its annual fundraiser, Cultural Night 2019, on Saturday 21 September - the UN International Day of Peace - from 7:30-10:30pm at Estonian Hall, 200 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide.  All profits donated to charity.
This event proved very popular and successful last year.  You can help to make it even more successful this year by gathering a group of friends and purchasing tickets, donating prizes and/or providing sponsorship.
Please click on the links for further information:
If you have any queries, please contact Lenard Sciancalepore at
At the recent District Changeover, IPDG David Egan presented his Final Report for the year 'Be the Inspiration' 2018/2019.
Calperum News available now ...
You're invited to be involved in a Rotary Environmental Project - Read the latest Calperum News here
Daffodil Day - Friday 23 August 2019
This year’s Daffodil Day is happening on Friday 23 August, and Cancer Council is looking for volunteers to donate a few hours of their time.
Daffodil Day is Cancer Council’s most iconic and flagship event and is only made possible by the incredible support of volunteers, many of whom come from Rotary clubs each year. "Together we can create a brighter future for us and future generations, and send a message of hope to everyone affected by cancer."
With beautiful fresh daffodils and some merchandise for sale, join the Adelaide team as they spring into action and raise funds for cancer research.
There are approximately 200 metropolitan and regional sites planned around South Australia, so there are plenty of options available. To find out more about roles available, site locations and to register your interest, visit Cancer Council SA here 
The Cancer Council hopes you will join its devoted volunteer team that will bring a little sunshine and make a real difference.
They offer their thanks in advance for your support.

It's that time of year when clubs are looking at setting their budgets for the new Rotary Year.  Here is a reminder about the increasingly popular Rotary Youth Service program - sailing on the One & All.  
A twilight familiarisation cruise will run on Saturday 23 November 2019 - specially designed for Rotarians and their friends as a brief insight to the ship and the program in the format of a very pleasant social event.  Apparently sea sickness has never been experienced on previous trips.
Read more about the program here.  Bookings are now open and tickets can be obtained online at