Letter from Jane ...
Here we are, already in September – where is the year going?  As David and I continue to engage in the District Governor visits, I am amazed at the projects our clubs are carrying out and how much they are trying to promote our wonderful organisation.
Last week the District Grants committee met – a first for me.  This must be one of the best jobs for the District Governor - seeing an experienced team go through each application, and have the knowledge to be able to discuss each one, gave me great confidence in the process. 
I wonder if you know that we are just about to achieve one of our District Goals?  ‘Increase local and international projects by fully utilising DDF to fund district and global grants.’  Well done all clubs who were successful.  I would suggest that clubs should be looking at grants for projects next year.  Please remember the Foundation is our charity and we have an amazing opportunity to do good in our communities.
You would all have received the expression of interest for positions in District 9510. Please consider applying.  Working at District level is one of the most rewarding jobs in Rotary.  And the Pay ain't bad!!!
I would like to congratulate the Learning and Development team on a very successful Round Table on Saturday 31 August.  I have seen the evaluations and, listening to people who attended, it just seemed to hit the mark for what we needed. The day was mainly structured around the new Youth Protection Policy (something I am touching on during each DG visit). 
AG Dannielle Camporeale and I were charged with talking to new Rotarians about Rotary.  I receive so much satisfaction from telling people what we do and how they can be a part of it.
Please remember that RLI is coming up soon and I would encourage all Presidents-Elect and new Rotarians to attend.  There is no better way to find out what Rotary does, both locally and worldwide.
Here endeth the lesson from me.  Next week David and I are off to Christchurch for more learning about Rotary and the DoGoodery we do.
Yours in Rotary
Jane Owens
Governor,  District 9500 - 2019/20
In this issue ... 
The Rotary Foundation - Film for Polio - Ride Like a Girl - Never Give Up - Time Sensitive
Rotary Brand & Social Media - Promoting a good public image in your local media
District Conference - Have you booked your accommodation for the Conference?
Media Campaign - "Why I Joined Rotary"
Downton Abbey:  The Movie - Charity Screening Sunday Afternoon 15 September 2019
ARH High Tea - D9500/D9520 Combined
'One & All' Twilight Cruise Lottery - don't miss out!
RYLA/RYPEN Committee Needs You!
CATE September News - Letter from new Chairman
Service Clubs Association of SA (SCASA) - Time Sensitive - Applications closing soon
Health of the River Forum - Time Sensitive
Mbale, Uganda Health Clinic - How you can help
District Bizz - Past Issues:
  • Adelaide Uni Rotaract Club - Cultural Night 21 September
  • Shanghai & Hong Kong Rotary Tour - Time Sensitive 
  • Calperum News - Latest Issue
  • Rotary Youth Sailing - One & All Familiarisation Event
Upcoming Events
DOWNTON ABBEY - Charity Screening - Sun 15 Sept
The Regal Theatre
Sep 15, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
90th Birthday of the Semaphore Carousel
Oct 06, 2019
Kapunda Kidman Rotary Art Show
Oct 25, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
View entire list
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Starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neil
The Rotary Foundation Committee requests the pleasure of your company and that of your family and friends to view this inspirational movie and help raise funds to end polio.
When:  Sunday 22 September 2019.  Arrive at 1:00pm for pre-movie wine, soft drinks and baguettes.  Film starts at 1:45pm

Where:  the Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Road, Kensington Park, SA 5068

Tickets $25 + Booking Fee - Book here.   Watch the trailer here 
Please click here to download the poster and share with your family and friends.
Promoting Rotary to the general public can be as simple as wearing your Rotary pin or as elaborate as organizing an integrated marketing campaign. By increasing the public's understanding of Rotary, we are strengthening your ability to make an impact in communities around the world.
You are encouraged to visit the Rotary Brand Center (sic), where you will find a variety of media-ready materials that can be adapted to your club’s needs.
Tips on promoting your club’s project
By including a public relations component in your project plan will help ensure your club’s projects and events get the attention and support they deserve. The following ideas can help you create a successful campaign.
Know your local media
Before sending stories to a journalist, get to know your audience. Read your local newspaper, listen to the evening news, and follow Facebook and Twitter to identify where a Rotary story might fit. Consider inviting a local journalist to speak to your club about how to work with the media or invite them to join a service project so they can see firsthand how your club is improving your community. You could also:
  • Develop a media list and keep it current.
  • Get to know local journalists by inviting them to learn more about Rotary, your club, or a specific project.
  • Contact the media with newsworthy story ideas, being sure to:
    • Know your story and anticipate questions.
    • Send background materials immediately following contact.
    • Be persuasive, persistent, and friendly, but not aggressive.
Write a press release that journalists want to read.
Once you've developed a relationship with your local reporter, help them remember you through regular contact. Share news about your club projects, fundraising events, or the arrival of Youth Exchange students with a press release. You should:
  • Develop your “news hook,” a persuasive reason for the news media to pursue a story
  • Include the five Ws in the opening paragraph of your press release: who, what, where, when, and why
  • Keep it concise; limit the press release to one page and paste into the body of your email rather than sending it as an attachment
  • Decide who will respond to media inquiries and include their contact information
  • Include great photos when you send to a newspaper
For some great ideas, check this out:  Creating a Public Relations Plan.pdf
For further information and support please contact:
Graham Fussen, District Webmaster: 
e:   m: 0412 694 461
Have you booked accommodation for the Whyalla Conference?
The Early Bird package registrations, which include accommodation and conference registration and dinner, have been well received, so if you would like to register please book via the My Booking Manager link:  Click Here to Register.  Or book alternative accommodation as soon as possible.
For more information visit the Conference website - 2020 Conference Website
Any questions please contact Conference Chair Marie-louise Lees, 
mobile: 0408 134 363  email: 
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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.
A series of videos has been edited with a District tag and direct contact email and these are available for all Clubs to share on Websites and Facebook pages.
Why I Joined Rotary
These will be Facebook posts with comments from Rotarians. Each will be edited with a photo and your comments into a Graphic Frame including your Club name.
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.
To assist Clubs, the Campaign Team has been preparing some solutions to support Clubs develop better Websites and Social Media pages that have more impact on the visiting public.
The PR & Communications team is 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
Join members of Adelaide West Rotary Club and enjoy Sunday Afternoon with the Family and Staff of Downton Abbey at the Regal Theatre.  Arrive at 1:30pm for Complimentary Sandwich and Glass of Wine.  Screening at 2:00pm.  Door prize and Raffle.  Proceeds towards Club Projects.  Tickets $20 adults and $12 for kids 15 years and under.
Details in Upcoming Events on the District Website or download poster to share with family and friends.
For more information contact Glenda Sherwin-Lane on 0414 769 459
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. 
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 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
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.
Special September Update
Some changes have been made in the way Calperum projects are managed for Rotarians of Districts 9500 and 9520.  It is important that you read the letter from Don Will, new Chair of the CATE Committee to ensure you are up to date.  Click here 
The SCASA Awards (formally ACSO) are now open and applications are available directly on the website. Applications have been extended to Friday 13 September so look at the website to select an Award type and download the application.  Website is:
Calperum Station, Renmark
Bookings for this outstanding Rotary program remain open until Friday 27 September.
Open for Yrs 9 & 10 students.  Please contact your nearest Secondary School to encourage students to take part.  Read more ... 
ALSO, any Rotarians who wish to take part in this year’s forum as volunteers, are now asked to contact Bruce Cole on 0414 825 454 or via email:  Only six volunteer places are required so get in fast! All fees are covered by camp funds but a current DHS Working with Children certificate is required.  Contact Bruce if you wish this process to be enabled for you.
The Rotary Clubs of Seaford (D9520) and Mbale Uganda, D9211, are seeking assistance to develop a health clinic on land central to the communities of  Lukhonje, Bukiende, Bumasikye and Sibanga which have no nearby healthcare facilities.
The nearest government or private health care facility is 10 to 15Km away. It is especially dangerous to try to reach these facilities after dark with poor transport options. Local public services are inadequate with four women recently dying in child birth and it is reported that every month a community loses 4 to 5 people due to various illnesses.  Read more ...
The following items were previously published in Issue 4.  
 Adelaide Uni Rotaract Club - Cultural Night 21 September.  Purchase Tickets Here
  One & All Rotary Youth Sailing Challenge - Twilight Familiarisation Cruise. Learn more here.  Book here 

  Shanghai & Hong Kong Rotary Tour - 
For full details download brochure here