David's Deliberations
Here’s another punchy Bizz in which Glenda presents an opportunity to attend a Rotary meeting without leaving your home. The guest speaker is our inspiring member David Cockshell.  If “Leading and Implementing Change in Rotary” interests you, click the link below to a well-received D9500 presentation from last weekend’s Australia and New Zealand Conference in Hobart.
Our Hahndorf conference “Forging Ahead Into the Twenties” is also featured. It showcases just some of the first class speakers we have engaged to inspire you. They will also challenge you to embrace the future whilst having fun, so plan now to make sure you don’t miss out on the early bird discounts!
Check out the collaborative multi-club “Rotary Image/Semaphore Carousel Celebration /End Polio” event planned for 7 October, plus the “D9500-Rotary Club End Polio Cruise SA in Comfort” opportunity in February. These, together with a plethora of other Rotary fundraising projects and service programs in this issue, really do contribute to a more satisfying membership experience!
Enjoy the diverse work of our members, Clubs and partners – it’s inspirational.
David Egan
District Governor 2018/19
Issue 5, 17 September 2018
In this issue ...

Attend a Rotary Meeting Without Leaving Home - 19 September
Australia & New Zealand Conference, Hobart
District 9500 Conference Hahndorf - Update
Rotary Public Image & PR - Semaphore Carousel
Rediscover South Australia and Help Raise Funds for End Polio Now
Fighting for our Farmers - Drought Relief Wine Auction
Australian Rotary Health Combined District High Tea  /  Hat Day 
National Scout Jamboree - Fundraising Opportunity - Update
Motorcycle Expo & Swapmeet - the only one of its kind in metro Adelaide
The Rotary Foundation - Best statistics ever!
Deafness Foundation:  Grant Opportunities
Disaster Aid Australia - An International Service opportunity
Is Your Rotary Club Estranged from Your Sponsored Probus Club?
ShelterBox - Mangkhut Typhoon Update
Health of the River Rotary Youth Forum
Upcoming Events
Semaphore Carousel 80th Anniversary
Semaphore Foreshore
Oct 07, 2018
Kalimpong River Trip
Oct 14, 2018 – Nov 14, 2018
Australian Rotary Health - High Tea Fundraiser
Oct 14, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Port Augusta 60years Anniversary
Ian's Western Hotel, Function Room
Oct 27, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Attend a Rotary Club meeting without leaving home

The E-Club will be hosting a guest speaker (David Cockshell - RC of Gawler Light) on Wednesday 19 September at 7:00pm.  The subject is the activities of DIK generally, with the emphasis on the clear-out of RAH surplus equipment and its use for overseas projects.

Please join them online (using ZOOM Communications) … it is very easy ….  and in the comfort of your home with a glass of your favourite beverage.

To join, please send an email to Club President Graham Fussen and he will contact you and give you further details including the internet link.

Phone:  0412 694 461

Australia & New Zealand Conference, Hobart: 
Breakout Session:
Leading and Implementing Change in Rotary.   Read more....  

With a little over 6 months until the conference in Hahndorf, the conference team is pleased to announce The Hon Brendan Nelson AO as a keynote speaker.


Dr Nelson commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial on 17 December 2012. Prior to this, he was the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO (2010–12). Apart from overseeing a major transformation in Australia’s relationships with the European Union and NATO, read more ...

Rotary Image & PR / Semaphore Carousel Anniversary
Sunday 7 October.
The Rotary clubs of Henley Beach, Kidman Park, Largs Bay, West Lakes, Charles Sturt/Grange and the Rotaract Clubs of Adelaide Uni, Thebarton Senior College and Adelaide City are planning a Rotary Image and End Polio Now Event.  The event coincides with the eightieth anniversary of the Semaphore Carousel, which is the main draw card and is operated by the Henley Beach club.  All clubs are invited to participate in this event

If your club wishes to showcase a project or simply help these clubs promote "Rotary Image" or "End Polio Now" they would love to hear from you.  Also if you have suitable signage or promotional banners, organisers would love to borrow them to have the maximum public impact.  Contacts:  or

Click here for details.


Rediscover South Australia in Comfort and Help Fund Raise Funds for Polio
Supporters of Rotary, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Phil Hoffmann Travel have offered Rotarians a discounted opportunity to Cruise on the 560 passenger ship the Astor and rediscover South Australia in comfort with part proceeds going to District 9500’s Polio Eradication Fund.
This is a great opportunity to relax and experience summer in comfort and in the company of like-minded Rotarians whilst you enjoy some sensational entertainment and the beauty of some of our State’s coastal areas.
I recommend this opportunity as I am sure it will be fun and it help Rotary raise funds for our Polio Eradication fund. For this to occur book through Phil Hoffmann Travel and at the time of booking mention it is the Rotary Cruise...Click on the link for more information and how to book. 
More details of the Cruise on the Cruise & Maritime Voyages website can be found here

Drought Relief Wine Auction
Major Rotary Fundraiser Announced for Barossa Valley to help our farmers.
The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley has dedicated its major fundraiser this year to families on the land who are suffering and need help. Farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis. Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle, and to keep crops alive. 
Members are now busy rounding up donations to raise funds at a Wine Auction and Tapas Afternoon to be held at the Nuriootpa Soldiers Memorial Hall on Saturday 27 October 2018Click here to read more
Combined Districts 9500 and 9520
Riverside Rowing Club
Adjacent to Morphett Street Bridge
14 October 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Enjoy this delightful setting on the banks of the River Torrens, share the atmosphere of a High Tea with family and friends and raise funds for Australian Rotary Health.
Read more ...
World Mental Health Day is less than 1 month away and Australian Rotary Health will be celebrating its #LiftTheLid on Mental Illness through High Tea at Riverside Rowing Club.

You can get involved by hosting a Hat Day on October 10 or anytime during Mental Health Month in October.  Material to assist you in this endeavour has been distributed to clubs.  If you have not received it, you can access it through the link below.  All funds raised will go towards vital mental health research at universities across Australia.
Your support will help the 1 in 5 Australians who suffer a mental illness every year.
For any Lift the Lid enquiries, please contact Media and Communications Manager Jessica Cooper on or (02) 8837 1900. 
National Scout Jamboree - January 2019
This event has the potential to earn big dollars for your club and with new information from the Scouting Association there is even more reason for you to check out the information sheet and register your club's interest to participate.  Registration date has been extended but don't wait too long to take up this opportunity.
3rd Annual Motorbike Expo and Swapmeet on
Sunday 14 October between 8am and 1pm.
May Terrace, Lockleys Oval (diagonally opposite IKEA)
A fun day of all things Motorbike + more.
Our thanks to Shannons Insurance, again Major Sponsors of the event.  Exciting new features this year include the 2-Wheel Babes Pink Ribbon Ride starting their ride at the Expo and the Sellicks Beach Classic Motorbike Race launching their February 2019 Event at the oval.  Plus, YOU can get on a Harley Davidson for 5 minutes and Learn to Ride a Harley – thanks to Harley Heaven bringing along their Rolling Road (a Harley bolted to a back wheel roller).
LOOK UP!  as you pass the SA Power Networks building, No. 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick. They are kindly promoting the Expo for six weeks leading up to the event to support Rotary and our fundraising for Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA). 
BOOK A DISPLAY yourself for only $20! Sell or promote anything relating to motorcycles.  More Info : 

The Rotary Foundation has received a 4 Star rating with a score of 97.51 out of 100 from world-renowned organization Charity Navigator.

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilised evaluator of charities. Their rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance: their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. The ratings demonstrate to donors how efficiently a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.

Deafness Foundation
The Deafness Foundation has pleasure in announcing two Grants opportunities
  1. Grants Program for Projects positively impacting for people who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired.  Grants may only be awarded to organisations, not to individuals.
  2. Education Encouragement Awards for Deaf or Hearing Impaired students at both Secondary (Year 11 or 12 in 2019) and Post-Secondary in 2019.  These are valued at $2000 for Secondary and $3000 for Post-Secondary.   Education Encouragement Awards are given to individuals.
Applications need to be lodged by 31 October, 2018, however may be lodged at any time from now through to then.  PDG Jenny Coburn, Executive Officer, can be contacted on 03 9738 2909 should you require any further information on either program.
Is your club seeking an international project?
Disaster Aid can help any club be involved internationally in your year through a “Safe Water for Every Child” SkyHydrant Installation.  Clean water is one of Rotary's Area of Focus.  Read more ...
Check out their website: or 

Is your Rotary club estranged from your sponsored Probus club?
Probus, a fellowship club for retired people, was created by two Rotary Clubs in England in the 1960’s.  Probus has been spectacular success, there are now more than 120,000 Probus members in Australia.

Your sponsored Probus club could be an invaluable partner and provide a resource to assist with Club activities. Maintaining sufficient member resources to cover Rotary events, say a regular fundraising BBQ at a local Bunnings hardware store, can tax your Club members. But generally Probus members, “fully employed” as retired, may have time to help out. You may confirm Probus member interest by offering “friend’s membership”. There are Rotary club members that are also members of their local Probus club and at least one Rotary club has gained new full members from Probus.

Should your Rotary club seek to renew or commence a partnership with your formerly sponsored or local Probus club, please contact the Rotary District Probus Chairman Peter Perkins (pictured above right with Malcolm Seppelt, President Combined Probus Club of Barossa Districts) and he will be more than happy to provide contact details.


Peter Perkins, Rotary District 9500 Probus Chairman  
Mobile: 0409 768 908


Mike Greenslade, CEO of ShelterBox Australia, in his most recent newsletter, writes "... the people of Luzon region will be experiencing the terrible destructive power of the strongest storms to make landfall this year.
Our Operations department has been monitoring the storm and has a Response Team mobilised and on standby. They have reached out to Rotary contacts in the region to understand how we can help quickly. We have enough shelter aid stored locally in the Philippines to help 2,000 families, but this is unlikely to be enough.
I have been warmed by the generous response to our Lombok Appeal and would like to thank all those that have given recently; but the fact remains that, with Response Teams already active in seven countries, Typhoon Mangkhut is going to leave us stretched."  Read more ...
Health of the River Rotary Youth Forum:
Where Science, the Environment and the Community Combine
*New closing date for applications:  8 October
Monday - Thursday, 5-8 November 2018
Calperum Station, Renmark, South Australia
For students in Years 9 & 10
Those Youth Directors who have not already achieved student participation in the 2018 HOTR Forum are requested to contact your local state and private secondary schools and inform them of the extension for applications.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the relevant documents were not previously available via the website.  This error has now been corrected. 

For all the necessary information for clubs, students, parents and schools plus the application form, you can now either direct the relevant person to the website at or 
Click here

Need further information?  Contact Bruce Cole, HOR Convenor
on m
obile: 0414 825 454 or email: