Letter from Jane ...
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Here we are in August, Membership and Club Development month.  District Leader, Lisa Dallow has been very busy preparing for this month.  She has been connecting with the Club Membership chairs, Presidents and Secretaries giving them information and the links to a couple of informative and useful webpages.
As RI President Mark Daniel Maloney (MDM) said in this month’s RDU magazine “Let’s try a new approach, one that is more organised and strategic.  I am asking every club to form a membership committee, consisting of people from different backgrounds, who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.  Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organisation unique and strengthening and multiply them.” 
I would like to ask you all to support Damien Walker, by voting for him.  He could win $10,000 for the Salisbury Rotaract Club.  See the link further down in the District Bizz.
July was a great start to the DG Year, opening RYLA then attending their celebration evening.  There were many opportunities to attend changeovers and rollovers, Group President Meetings and many Zoom meetings.  All of them a highlight.  David and I have been back to Whyalla and attended the very successful Science and Engineering Challenge.  The Whyalla and Port Lincoln Clubs have been doing this for the past eight years and at last we got onto the front page of the Whyalla News.
I am looking forward to doing the DG Visits with the Clubs and meeting all the members in District 9500.
Yours in Rotary
Jane Owens
Governor,  District 9500 - 2019/20
In this issue ... 
August is Membership & Club Development Month.  Rotary - Out of this World!
Rotaract News & Events
  • Help Damien Walker Win $10,000 for his Rotaract Club - Action by 12 August
  • Cultural Night
Learning Development Round Table
'One & All' Twilight Cruise Lottery - don't miss out!
The Rotary Foundation - closing date for District Grant Applications - Time Sensitive
RYLA/RYPEN Committee Needs You!
Rotary Brand & Social Media - a good example of Rotary Branding
Advanced Notice of Expressions of Interest for Positions in D9510
District Conference - tell the Team how you will be travelling to Conference
Media Campaign - help is at hand with Website & Social Media tips
Service Clubs Association of SA (SCASA) - Time Sensitive
ARH High Tea - D9500/D9520 Combined
Shanghai & Hong Kong Rotary Tour - Time Sensitive 
Cold Plunge Blue - Time Sensitive
Calperum And The Environment News (CATE) - Winter Edition now available
District Bizz - Past Issues:
  • 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
Quiz Night for Uganda Dental Project
Aug 10, 2019
Caravan Safety Awareness Course
Aug 18, 2019
Public Image Seminar
Aug 18, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2019 D9500 Roundtable
Aug 31, 2019
NYP Rotary Market
Aug 31, 2019
View entire list
ClubRunner Mobile
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Your Editor,
Did you know?
NASA Astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, a Rotarian, planted a FOUR-WAY TEST pin in the Sea of Tranquility on the moon.  That 'club' has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. 
Rotary - out of this world!
Damien has been nominated as a 2019 Finalist for the Westfield Local Heroes - Tea Tree Plaza. He has made the Top 6 and voting has now gone to the public to decide the Top 3 Local Heroes, who will then receive $10,000 towards the organisation they represent. Damian is representing the  Salisbury City Rotaract Club of which he is President and is the RYLA/RYPEN Committee Chair 2019/2020.
"We create a space that gives young people from all backgrounds an opportunity to develop themselves and give back to the community.  Our organisation is a platform where diversity thrives and where young people can learn, develop and lead. This organisation has shown me that I can rise above perceived adversity to be a success."

Have a look at Damien's story and vote for him. Voting ends 12 August. You can only vote once!…/1Z3FQou5p3…/local-heroes-2019

Please spread the word and ask your  friends and family to also vote.  Damien will be 😀most appreciative - and so would the Salisbury City Rotaract Club.


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
Round tables are oral presentations and discussion with attendees seated around a table.  They are among the most flexible Learning and Development formats offered and vary from session to session.
  • New District Protection Policy and its implementation…Club Presidents are asked to choose this in Session 1 and Protection Officers in Sessions 1, 2, & 3.
  • Want to know more about Promoting a Positive Club Culture (and avoid the disruption of conflict)?
  • What about a Story of Change for a mid size club?
  • Still confused…more hands-on with the District Website (ClubRunner)
  • New Rotarian? Share and learn in an informal setting
  • More About Vocational Service
  • Registration 9:00am
  • 9:30am - 1:00pm
  • Coffee / Tea on arrival
  • Muffin Morning Tea
  • Registration free.  Register here ...
St Michael’s College, 15 Mitton Avenue, Henley Beach.
The lucky winner will receive tickets for two people to enjoy a magical twilight sail down the Port River and into the Gulf on the 'One and All' Tall Ship on Saturday, 23 November 23 2019 from 5:15pm to shortly after 10:00pm.  
The lottery will be drawn on 19 October and the winner will be notified promptly by phone or email.
All proceeds from this lottery will go towards the Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge project.  For more information about this project – go to
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 & had that attendance recorded may apply for District Grants.
  • Should you have a query please contact either Ed King or Doug Layng
Need more help?  Contact
Ed King, District 9500 Rotary Foundation Grants Chair
Rotary Club of Kidman Park
Ph: 08 8447 5989 (H)   Mobile: 0419 334 181
Doug Layng,  District 9500 Foundation Team Leader 2017 20
Rotary Club of Prospect
Ph:  0418 882 144     Email:
The RYLA-RYPEN 9500 Committee is currently seeking expressions of interest for committee members to support and serve the program during the 2019/20 Rotary Year. Get involved and help fulfil our youth goals through development of the next generation of leaders.
If interested, find more details and an expression of interest here
Any questions or clarification, please contact Damien Walker (Committee Chair 2019/20) on or via 0423 914 675.  Thanks for your support in this matter.
Here is a good example of Rotary Branding!
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln has recently received great acknowledgements on their project Rotary Men’s Wellness Campaign. They won the Port Lincoln Council’s Australia Day Award and the D9500 2018/2019 Community Service Award and topped off this achievement by winning the award for the Best Mental Health Project 2019 at the Australian Men’s Health Awards.
Creating a package of publications, Port Lincoln Club developed a travelling photographic exhibition of thirty men from across Eyre Peninsula, taking the exhibition to ten towns. It aimed to highlight men’s mental health, educate and inform men about resources and services available, and work at removing the stigma around talking about mental health issues.
Below are several links to the media resources they created and the branding components they created for Website, Social Media and print materials.
For further information and support please contact:
Graham Fussen, District Webmaster: 
e:   m: 0412 694 461

Rotarians in Districts 9500 and 9520 will be sent an email via ClubRunner in the next few weeks extending the opportunity to complete an Expression of Interest application for a range of positions which will be available in our new District 9510.
Included are two new positions, integral to the success of the new structure, and two active Rotarians are sought to fill these positions:
1.  Deputy Governor, Resources will oversee and support a range of Resource Committees including Youth, Membership, Foundation, Partnerships (Vocational, Community, International, Local Government) Governance (Risk, Insurance, Youth Protection), Diversity and Ethics, our Digital Communications (including website, Public Image and Newsletter) and Learning and Development.
2.  Deputy Governor, Areas will support the Area Governors and coordinate communications and facilitate the support needs of clubs across the twelve Areas.
The successful appointees will have membership on the District Leadership Board and it is envisaged they will work closely together to meet the needs of clubs and be supported by the District Governor Nominee and District Governor Elect.
Whether you would like to serve on a particular Committee or nominate to be Chair of a particular Committee there will be an opportunity for you to express your desire. With a larger number of clubs to service, more Rotarian resources are required. The Expression of Interest form will allow Rotarians to record up to three preferences.
If you ever wanted to serve at a District level but never saw an opportunity.... this will be your chance as we prepare to move forward together.
DGE David Jones
How are you travelling to the Whyalla District Conference?
The Conference Team has been planning some ‘Bus Transport’ to and from the Conference and would like to know your preferences for travel.  There is a very short survey with detailed options on this link:
The Early Bird package registrations, which included accommodation and conference registration have been well received, so if you would like to register please book via the My Booking Manager link:  Click Here to Register.
Any questions please contact Conference Chair Marie-louise Lees, mobile: 0408 134 363  email: 
Can we help you with some ‘Website and Social Media’ marketing tips?
A recent survey of Club websites and Social Media pages revealed a poor result! Below is an illustrative overview of Club websites.
The Campaign Team has been preparing some solutions to assist and support clubs in developing better Websites and Social Media pages that have more impact on the visiting public.
They are considering creating a ‘webinar using ZOOM’ with a panel of experienced people to provide a range of tips and ideas to deliver a better marketing impact.
If you are interested in attending such a webinar, please email or call
District Webmaster  Graham Fussen: 
Mobile:  0412 694 461
The SCASA Awards (formally ACSO) are now open and applications are available directly on the website. Applications close on 30 August 2019, so look at the website to select an Award type and download the application.  Website is:
Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Spring beside the Torrens River, share good fellowship and a wonderful Afternoon Tea and help raise funds for Australian Rotary Health.
$50.00 per person.  

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, and join Shanghai Rotary for their Centenary celebration.

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. 
Footnote:  In a happy twist of fate, a plaque commemorating the planting of a Tree of Friendship in Mt Gambier in 1934 by then President of RC Shanghai and RI Director was found recently in a collectibles shop in Port Adelaide.  Read more ...
The Winter Edition of the "Calperum and the Environment News" (CATE) is now available.  Catch up with the latest news and read about the reasons for the new name.
Members of the Rotary Club of Glenelg are gearing up for The Cold Plunge, its annual local community project, raising funds to support the Homeless and people in need in the local areas.
Don your bikini, board shorts or fun costume and plunge into the sea at Glenelg.  Registrations are now open to Plunge, Sponsor another person or Donate if you can't come.
Read more ...
Download the flyer and share with your family and friends or contact:
Rosie Erasmus
President and Treasurer
Rotary Club of Glenelg
mobile: 0400 164 419
  Read the latest Calperum News here 
  Celebrating 30 Years of Women in Rotary.  If you would like to be involved, please contact: Margaret Farr  0407 714 505 or email:
  Daffodil Day Friday 23 AugustCancer Council SA here 

 One & All Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge - Twilight Familiarisation Cruise. Learn more here.  Book here