David's Deliberations ...
Wow, it's a month into the new Rotary year and much has been achieved with 35 young adults experiencing life changing RYLA, 57 of some of our smartest students interviewed for NYSF and many more attending the various SA Science and Engineering Challenge events across SA.
District Leaders are now seeking to collaboratively support clubs to meet their development needs and priorities identified in January and work-shopped at LRNs. Some of the articles featured in this publication directly relate to these; they include fundraising opportunities, Rotary Foundation grants, goals and plans and also the encouragement and development of young leaders, amongst other things; scroll down to ensure you don't miss out on these opportunities.
District Leaders are presently marshalling resources to support clubs interested in improving their membership experience through change and establishing new groups such as Rotaract, Interact and Satellite Clubs and those wanting to improve social media, publications and media relationship (public image). Let your AG know if these aspects interest you and support will be arranged.
DG visits have now been booked for several Groups and Clubs in line with page 34 of the Directory; if your Club/Group is yet to arrange a visit, talk to your AG or if you want a single club visit, to me directly and a mutually agreeable arrangement will be made.
Have fun and Be the Inspiration!
David Egan
District Governor 2018/19
Index -

If you scroll down you will see links to the following articles ...

  Association of Community Service Organisations - Premier's Awards
  District Grants:  Reminder to act NOW
  End Polio Now - Save the Date:  1 November 2018
  BBQing for Scout Jamboree
  Mark Holden Tour for ROMAC -  See article for specific Tour details  
  Be Inspired to Create a Rotaract Club
  Adelaide University Rotaract Club - Cultural Night
  RI Dues and Current Rate of $ Conversion
  Celebrity Chef Jeffrey Tan OAM, Cooking for Charity
  Rotary Celebrating International Literacy Day 
  Kalimpong River Trip
  Required:  City Residence for DGE Jane from May 2019
  Calperum News
Upcoming Events
Association of Community Services SA - Awards open
Jul 13, 2018 – Aug 24, 2018
BBQing for Scout Jamboree
Jul 15, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018
District 9500 Board Meeting
Public Schools Club
Aug 09, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Lunch with Celebrity Chef Jeffrey Tan
Sage Hotel
Aug 16, 2018
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
2018 Henley on Todd Regatta in Alice Springs
Todd River
Aug 18, 2018
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Association of Community Service Organisations - Premier's Awards
Each year the Government of South Australia encourages and recognises the work being done by Service Clubs by presenting various Awards. All Service Clubs are encouraged to nominate for these awards.
Rotary clubs in South Australia have frequently overlooked the various opportunities available through these awards as well as the potential to earn extra club funds.
It's success and impact are major considerations - not the size.  Categories include school projects, special community service, and an outstanding young person.
Be the Inspiration:  check the details now.  Nominations close 24 August.
Save the date:  14 October at Glenelg Golf Club for Presentation Luncheon.
District Grants:  Don't Miss this Window of Opportunity

Applications for District Grants opened on 1 July 2018; however, the period in which applications can be submitted is relatively brief and closes on 24th August.
Does your club have a good idea?  Do you need a District Grant to help it along?  Don't delay, procrastinate or dawdle.
If your club has qualified by attending the appropriate seminars, you've taken the first step.  Your crucial next step is to act now and lodge your application.  Give yourself time to ensure all your information is correctly conveyed.
Applications are to be lodged on-line with both 
Foundation Team Leader PDG Doug Layng (doug.layng@bigpond.comand Foundation Grants Chair Ed King ( 
You will find a full set of application papers on the district website.
Both Doug and Ed will be away from Adelaide during different parts of the application window.  By submitting applications to both, any margins for error and possible misplacing of paperwork, will be greatly minimised.

End Polio Now Film Night:  1 November 2018
Save the Date
Name of film and venue to be advised;  however, I'm told that the movie will rock you and those Rotary clubs that avail themselves of this opportunity to raise funds for End Polio Now will be the champions.  Watch this space for more information.
BBQing for Scout Jamboree
Urgent registration requested
Rotary clubs of both districts are invited to register their interest to cook a barbecue at the Scout Jamboree being held at Tailem Bend in January 2019 from Friday 4th to Monday 14th. Email  Jeff Cluse at or Click Me! full information.
Singer Mark Holden & ROMAC Partnering for Life-Changing Surgery
August 22 - Mt Gambier at The Italian Club, Noarlunga
August 24 - Tea Tree Gully at St Francis Winery 
August 25 - Tea Tree Gully Golf Club at Dimples Restaurant - Click here for details
August 26 -  Port Pirie - Sunday afternoon - Click here for details
August 28  - Port Lincoln August 28 - location tbc
More information and other relevant dates can be found via the link below.
Looking for the inspiration to create a Rotaract club?

The Nakivale Rotaract Club in Uganda became the first Rotaract Club to be established in
a refugee settlement in June 2017. Since then, they have undertaken amazing projects
to improve life for newly arrived migrants and refugees such as neighbourhood gardens, donating resources to hospitals and a 52-week challenge where they'll be implementing one project per week as recommended by their community.

The Adelaide Rotaract Clubs have come together to show their support for the Nakivale Rotaract Club by producing a video, as well as a collective donation.  Click on the link below to watch the video.

If this has inspired you, the first and important step towards creating a Rotaract club is to approach your Assistant Governor, requesting he/she contact Rob Eley, Mike Stevens, Graham Fussen and Rick Henke.  Your Assistant Governor is your point of contact to ensure the smooth process.

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.
RI Dues and Current Rate of $ Conversion

All clubs should have received (via email) your RI Dues for the period of July-December 218 and this invoice is now due for payment.  If you have misplaced the RI dues invoice, then email Sally Furto (Parramatta Office 02 8894 9832)
You can also download your invoice on-line via > Manage > Club Administration  >  pay or view club invoice.
The current RI conversion rate is $AU = USD$1.35.
To calculate your invoice > The invoice total (USD) x 1.35 = AUD
Just a reminder that the District 9500 Dues are payable by 14 August.
Celebrity Chef Jeffrey Tan OAM
Guest Speaker at the RC of Adelaide West
Cooking for Charity
Thursday 16 August 2018 at the Sage Hotel, 208 South Tce, Adelaide 
12:30 for 1:00pm  $25.00
Recognised in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List, Jeffrey, with a group of dedicated volunteers, has cooked for charity in restaurants, hotels and homes, raising over $4 million.  Jeffrey will be talking about his life and times and what inspired him to found the Cooking for Charity initiative.
Jeffrey's book Cooking for Charity celebrates his life and work - how he grew from being a humble chef to cooking for Malaysian royalty and the most glamorous dining rooms in Australia, how he translated sounds, smells and tastes of street hawkers of his youth.  His book is both a biography and a cookbook, with proceeds to The Rotary Foundation and Dementia Australia.
Click Me! for further details of how and when to pre-order your copy of Jeffrey's book which can be autographed on the day.
Rotary Literacy Day - 8 September 2018
September 8 was proclaimed as International Literacy Day by the UNESCO’s General Conference in 1966. Since then, literacy celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights and to work towards a more literate and sustainable society.  Rotary International is proud to be a part of this important focus.
The attached flyer includes information and challenges to assist you and your club to participate in this celebration.

Kalimpong River Trip

Russell Green (Regency Park Rotary) and Peter Sowden (Walkerville Rotary) will be paddling down the Mighty Murray, Renmark to the Murray Mouth – 600Km from 14 October – 14 November 2018.
Seeking immediate response.  

The trip will be used to raise funds for a Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery project in NE India, run by the Rotary Club of Dunbar, Scotland, and the Rotary Club of Kalimpong, Bengal, India. Proceeds of fundraising will assist a Women’s and Girls’ Shelter and Vocational Training facility.

Russell and Peter are looking for compatriots and other support.  Click Me for more information.

REQUIRED: City Residence for DGE Jane

District Governor Elect, Jane Owens, whose home is in Whyalla, would like to secure a place to stay in Adelaide from May 2019 for at least 13 months whilst she carries out her duties as District Governor 2019-2020.
It is envisaged that it will be more cost effective and manageable for Jane to be located mainly in the city during her term rather than travelling to and fro and paying for hotel/motel accommodation.
A partly furnished 2-bedroom home or unit with parking facilities is required.
If you, or someone you know, can help in this regard, please phone Jane on 0438 844 485.
Thank you,
DG David
Calperum News:  Winter 2018
Calperum is a joint District 9500 and 9520 project.  The Winter Edition of Calperum News was published recently, including news about the Riseley Forest and a diary of Calperum Rotary bookings and available dates.  Check it out by clicking on the link below.