Letter from Jane ...
Dear Friends,
As we move into the new Rotary year, are you interested in joining a Rotary District Committee?  If so, I ask you to consider one that supports the development of our young leaders.
For the past year, I have been part of the RYLA-RYPEN 9500 Committee and have seen firsthand how committee members are an integral part of enabling the success of RYLA-RYPEN programs in the District.
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.
It's a good news story regarding funds for End Polio. From an unpromising result  a month prior to the end of the Rotary year, the final result was that all goals were achieved.  Read the thank you letter from PDG Bob Aitken, RI End Polio Now Coordinator, Region 9, 2019/20.
Please read the articles included in this issue of District Bizz.  They include suggestions to help you towards a very successful 2019/20.
You will also find an article by DGE David Jones, giving advanced notice of Expressions of Interest calling for nominations for the various committees and roles in D9510.  Please give this some serious thought to ensure your involvement in the new district.
Yours in Rotary
Jane Owens
Governor,  District 9500 - 2019/20
In this issue ... 
Invitation to hear Valerie Browning - Birikats & Birthing Kits - Time Sensitive
Advanced Notice of Expressions of Interest for Positions in D9510
The Rotary Foundation - closing date for District Grant Applications - Time Sensitive
Rotary Brand & Social Media - a few Social Media tips
District Conference - update
Media Campaign - are you ready?
Service Clubs Association of SA (SCASA) - Time Sensitive
Rotaract News & Events - Cultural Night 2019
ARH High Tea - D9500/D9520 Combined
Shanghai & Hong Kong Rotary Tour - Time Sensitive 
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
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
Caravan Safety Awareness Course
Aug 18, 2019
NYP Rotary Market
Aug 31, 2019
View entire list
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Your Editor,
Sometimes referred to as the 'Desert Angel', Valerie Browning is the principal care giver for the community in Afar, Ethiopia.  A qualified nurse, Valerie is the contact when developing birikats (cisterns or underground water storage facilities) in the Afar region.
Following the success of past projects, Adelaide South Rotary is now working with the D9500 Foundation Committee to finalise a Global Grant to enable the construction of three more twin birikats.  
Valerie's time back in Australia is limited and Adelaide South and Adelaide West clubs are delighted to have the privilege to host her at their General Meeting next week, when she will bring everyone up to date about the positive changes to the community as a result of the birikats.
RCAS acknowledges and thanks clubs which have contributed in the past, especially: Morialta, Mt Barker, Adelaide, Adelaide East (resigned Charter), Adelaide West and Largs Bay.
Valerie is also the conduit to distributing Birthing Kits and instructing women as to their proper use.  Jenny Weaver of Birthing Kit Foundation will be accompanying Valerie and will speak briefly about the success of this program.
Rotarians, friends and partners are welcome to join the meeting at the Sage Hotel, South Terrace, Adelaide next Thursday, 1 August at 12:30pm for 1:00pm.  Luncheon:  $25.00.  RSVP is essential for catering purposes: by noon Tuesday 29 August.

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
Friday 23 August - Don't miss out!!!

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 anyone 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:
A few Social Media Tips ...
Does your Rotary club put on events like fundraising dinners, charity golf days, car shows, project events and volunteer opportunities?    Of course you do!
No doubt your club puts a lot of effort into planning an event right down to the smallest details, so why not put that much effort into promoting the event on social media?
Social media is a very powerful tool for exposure, whether you’re hosting or attending a conference, convention or any other type of event.
These club events are great opportunities to drive engagement between those who attend and developing your online community, but just like arranging an event, it takes a little bit of preparation for social media engagement to succeed.
Begin developing your social strategy early by using these three tips when you start planning to promote your next event on social media:
1. Create one unified hashtag for use across all social channels.  By using an event specific hashtag, you’ll make it easy for people to find not only what you’re sharing, but what other people are saying, too.   Recently, at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, the hashtag #Rotary19 was used effectively and it was a great way to participate in an engaging conversation with fellow convention attendees and to see what everyone else was up to at the convention just by clicking the hashtag.
2. Share visual content.  A lot of work goes into pulling off a fantastic event, so share stories of how you’re pulling everything together. Posting photos and videos is a great way to generate some buzz and boost engagement.
3. Get everyone involved with it.  Before your event even starts, think about all the people who are already there, primed and ready to interact with your club. If you’re running a food and wine festival, engage with the stallholders/vendors. At a District Conference? Engage with the speakers and sponsors, and even the event staff.
Recommend to those who attend the event to include your event-specific hashtag in any tweets or posts they write at your event. Every little bit helps when it comes to getting your event the exposure it needs.
The beauty of social media is that it is a conversation, so let’s keep talking about Rotary ...
Graham Fussen, District Webmaster: 
e:   m: 0412 694 461
We have had a good response so far – and we have added some more options in the survey, so please use this link to help us with planning the conference event.
We have created a great ‘package registration’ available for Early Bird registrations, so check this out on the 2020 Conference Website, and there is a link for bookings or Click Here to Register.
Any questions please contact Conference Chair Marie-louise Lees, mobile: 0408 134 363  email: 

You may have heard about a ‘Media Campaign’ being developed for Clubs in this District, and we have been busy creating resources to be used with websites and social media pages.
Behind the campaign is a strategy to support clubs in several areas so at the start of the media launch, possibly late August/early September, there will be a media unity on all Rotary promotion activities showing a good public image and a feel good welcome when visitors attend your project activities and clubs.
We have completed a survey of a visual presence (website and social media pages) for all clubs and the results are not good.
Criteria included Rotary Branding, Current Contacts, Event Information, Club Projects, and that the Website or Social Media Page is easily searchable and overall looks good.
Results revealed common issues:  previous themes and incorrect branding being used and ‘old school terms’ like makeups and attendance. There are webpages with no information, ‘under construction’ and links not working, etc.
Contact details are very important, however they need to be up-to-date so interested volunteers will be able to contact you to find out how they can be involved.
There is help available, so in the first instance please contact the 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:
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
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, 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.
  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