Hi Rotary friends
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Anthony Masson, President of the RC Henley Beach for inviting me to the Ninetieth Celebration of the Carousel. It was a wonderful example of how Rotary can showcase what we do.  The six clubs involved showcased End Polio Now; ARH; Shelterbox; Donations in Kind; and many more.  Everything was $2.  The Rotaract Clubs were also there helping with the BBQ, tea and coffee and face painting. 
His Excellency Governor Hieu Van Le AC presented the Western Hospital  with a Community Award on behalf of the RC Henley Beach.  A very successful day raising almost $4000 for ARH Hat Day, Celebrating Mental Health Month.
Then it was off to Roxby Downs for the DG visit – what a wonderful visit.  I asked DGE David Jones and Lyn to come up with us, President Peter McBain and Secretary Sandy Sumsion took us to Andamooka; we went to the opening of the Vietnam – One in All In Art Exhibition  in the Roxbylink Art Gallery; from there President Peter took us on a tour of the Mine, after this we were on the local radio show.  Finally we had a lovely barbecue meeting at the Rotary Park, where a new Rotarian, Nilesh was inducted (one of two this week). Welcome to Rotary.  Thank you very much to the RC of Roxby District.
Other DG visits have included Port Lincoln and Group One.  Both very successful meetings.
This past week-end I had the privilege of being at Donations in Kind where a healthy number of Rotarians volunteered to do the clean up and DG Tim (9520) and I made the BBQ.
It was a very busy week-end.  Not only did I cook the onions for the BBQ, I also facilitated at one of the best Rotary Leadership Institutes.  We had a wonderful mix of new Rotarians, Presidents Elect and Rotaractors from both District 9500 and 9520.  We were definitely Connecting – both facilitators and participants were interested, interactive and engaging and we also had fun.
Speak soon
Jane Owens
Governor,  District 9500 - 2019/20
In this issue ... 
Are you ready for World Polio Day 24 October (25 in Australia)
Service Clubs of SA Association (SCASA) - Awards Luncheon
An Invitation to hear special Guest Speaker with Rotary D9510 Online 
Gawler Village Fair - Combined Rotary Clubs of Gawler
Art Show Frames for Sale
Rotary Brand & Social Media - Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan and ....
District Conference - Calling for Expressions of Interest for the Conference Showcase
Media Campaign - "Why I Joined Rotary"
ROAR - Adelaide Rotary Project - collecting winter clothing for children
Upcoming Events
Modbury Golden Grove Hat Day Dinner
Oct 22, 2019 7:00 PM
Kapunda Kidman Rotary Art Show
Oct 25, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
Port Lincoln Club 70th Anniversary
Oct 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Walkerville Bowling Night
Oct 30, 2019
Gawler Village Fair
Pioneer Park
Nov 02, 2019
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Join Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update

Mark your calendar to join RI on 24 October for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update. It will be streamed on RI’s Facebook pages in multiple languages and time zones around the world.

World Polio Day is an annual opportunity for Rotary members to rally the world around the fight to eradicate the disease forever. This year’s program will highlight the heroes of polio eradication, with stories from areas that have recently been affected and areas where polio is still endemic.

The program features TV presenter and former Paralympian Ade Adepitan, supermodel Isabeli Fontana, science educator Bill Nye, and actress Archie Panjabi. RI's partners at the World Health Organization and UNICEF will provide updates on the latest progress toward a polio-free world.

In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World Health OrganizationUNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national governments has helped reduce that number by 99.9 percent.

RSVP to your region’s global update on the Rotary International Facebook page.

Is your club planning a celebration to recognise this special day?  Please send details to with a couple of good photos and we will share your story in the DG Newsletter Connections.

As part of the celebrations for Service Clubs Week, the Service Clubs Association of SA (SCASA) invites your club members and guests to attend the 2019 Premier’s Awards Luncheon.
Where:  Glenelg Golf Club James Melrose Road, Novar Gardens.
Cost:  $45 per person
Bookings essential. Follow this link and pay via credit card in a single transaction or book through the SCASA website here

Why not book a table of 8 or 10.  
This is considered a prestige event so you are encouraged to dress appropriately.  Please wear your Regalia/medals.
The E-Club will be hosting a guest speaker - Joanne Richardson on Wednesday 30th October at 7:00pm, (South Australian time)
Joanne’s presentation will be about a successful Rotary Global Grant for the village of Patle, Nepal school rebuild/teacher training program.  Read more ...
The project has built a new school for up to fifty students near the old school site destroyed by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The nineteen girls and twenty-four boys have been attending classes in a small "temporary learning centre" for the last two years.  The global grant is now complete and two members of Stuart Alice Springs Rotary are attending the opening ceremony.
Dr Joanne Richardson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978, following in her father’s footsteps as a dentist, worked in her father’s Sydney practice for more than 20 years, opened a practice in Airlie Beach, running volunteer dental outreach programs in India and Nepal for the last fifteen years. Joanne has worked in Singapore, New Zealand, Christmas Island, Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Western Australia.
January 2016 she settled in Alice Springs and still travels regularly to Nepal to train community health workers in preventive dentistry. 
To join, click on this link   or email / phone Graham Fussen
Phone  0412 694 461        Email:
Fun for all the family
Pioneer Park - northern end of 
Murray Street, Gawler
Click here for more information and to download the flyer to share with your family and friends.

  • 87 Frames - Hanging area 1.85m wide x 1.2m high.  Height of the frame 1.83m
    (ie hanging area is about 0.6m)
  • Pull ties
  • Sufficient feet with trolleys
  • Attachments for frame numbers
    (plus large number of cardboard frame numbers and blanks)
  • Assorted materials including tape, extension cords
  • 4 covered pallets (possible small stage)
  • Mystery plastic boxes
  • Container (optional)

Contact Terry George  mobile 041 101 8787  

How often do you see projects/events organised by Rotary reported on television without acknowledgement of our involvement—despite the inclusion of appropriate details of the club/Rotary in the information provided to the media?
No doubt you will be familiar with the old Army adage “Plan your Work, Work your Plan and Your Plan Will Work.” The question is:  Do you have an overall strategic plan which includes a public image plan for your events and activities.  Is it renewed on an annual basis?
Every event we run—whether it be a fundraising event or service project—presents us with an excellent opportunity to raise our public image, and it’s important we consider during the planning phase how we can maximise the exposure our club or district will receive as a result of the event.  Opportunities to consider include:
  • Promotion of the event:
    Social media, promotional flyers, advertisements in the local paper, interviews on local radio, display banners in the community.  
    Is the Rotary branding correct?
    Who will create/produce/erect/circulate these?
    Who will be interviewed by the media to publicise the event? What will they say?
    Who will send the invitations to VIPs—politicians, District Representatives, supporters of the club/project, local media?
    Who will ensure you have updated information on the Club/event for distribution at the event?
    Will the Club’s name be included in the title of the event (eg the Rotary Club of Terrigal’s Annual Book Sale)?

    Will all Rotarians be dressed in identical merchandise (polo shirts/caps/aprons?
  • During the Event:
    Who will set up? Who will take photos?  Who will do the interviews? Is there a backdrop (ie pull up banner) with the club’s branding on it for scheduled interviews?  Who will look after the VIPs?  Do you have relevant videos on Rotary to be shown during the event?

  • After the Event:
    Who will write the press release? Who will distribute them? Who will update the Website and Facebook pages?
For further information and support please contact:
Graham Fussen, District Webmaster: 
e:   m: 0412 694 461
The 2020 District 9500 conference will be the last one before we become District 9510. The Middleback Arts Centre in Whyalla is the perfect venue. With modern theatres and an expansive foyer area,  the sessions, catering and showcase can be housed under the one roof, on the same level.  This is a call for expressions of interest from those clubs/projects that would like to be included in the showcase.
As at the previous conference in Hahndorf, there will be no fee for exhibiting, but at least one member of your team will need to register for the conference. Each space will be approximately 3m long x 2m deep with a table and 2 chairs. There are a couple of larger outdoor areas as well, if they suit you better. As normal, there will also be a place to display posters if you cannot staff an exhibit.
It is intended to open the showcase to the public on the Sunday morning of the Conference to increase visitation and help raise Rotary’s profile.
If your Club/project is interested in exhibiting, please download and complete the Expression of Interest and return to Brenton Whittenbury, 4 Laura Street, Stepney SA 5069, or by 31 October 2019.
Please note that this is an expression of interest only at this stage. Showcase space is large, but limited. You can expect confirmation of stallholders in late 2019.
Brenton Whittenbury, Showcase Co-Ordinator, Whyalla 2020.  M: 0434 686 667
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The multi media campaign will start soon and your input and support is needed.
A campaign using Social Media (initially Facebook), Community Radio and TV and print will be targeted at local communities to create awareness of opportunities to volunteer with ROTARY.
All Rotarians and Rotaractors are asked to write a sentence or two on “Why I Joined Rotary”.  Please email ‘comments and photo’ to Graham Fussen PR & Communications Coordinator.
We 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
This is an initiative of the Adelaide Rotary International Service Team to assist the children of an underprivileged community as they face another harsh winter.  The club is challenging every member to donate three kilograms of second hand children's winter clothes.
Who will you be assisting with this project?
The Romani people, or Roma, are the third largest ethnic group in Serbia, one of the countries with the most significant populations of Roma people in Europe at some 450,000-600,000 or 8.23% of population. The majority of Romani people are Christian with a Muslim minority. A large number of Serbian Roma people live in slums, and so-called "cardboard cities". Many Roma children never go to school.
Why do they need your help?
Due to a long history of discrimination, human rights reporting mechanisms have consistently drawn attention to the treatment of the Romani people in Serbia. The United Nations have reported persistent discrimination and social exclusion as a major concern.
Winter, from December to February, is quite cold. Some periods are cloudy or foggy, with temperatures around freezing - zero degrees Celsius.  In other periods, there are cold winds of Arctic or Russian origin, which break out violently in the country, and are followed by intense frosts, when cold air settles on the ground. In these situations , the night temperature can drop to  minus twenty degrees Celsius or colder. 
Any details or further questions, please contact: Rtn. Tatjana Turcinov;
E: or M: 0426 101 256
The following items were published in previous issues of District Bizz