Hello Rotarians, 


It has been another busy month in the District with ongoing Club visitations and joining Clubs at various projects and celebrations.  Over the coming weeks I will complete my official Clubs visits.  These visits have been a highlight of my year- enjoying the fellowship and hospitality of our members and learning of the great contributions that Clubs have made to their communities over many years.

I often speak of our need to change and adapt to the expectations and relevance of Rotary in our communities during my Club visits.  Over the past month, it is with excitement that I have observed many Clubs growing their membership with several Clubs inducting up to three new members.  My advice is to:

  • Dare to make changes.
  • Be present in your community.
  • Promote what your Club has and how it contributes to your community.
  • Tell your story.
  • Do more fun social activities.
  • Include interesting speakers at your meetings.
  • Use technology to enhance the experiences.
  • Adopt changes that makes your Club welcoming.
  • Reach out to other like minded organisations in your community.

by John Clue


One key event held over recent weeks was our RYLA program held at the Kangaroobie Camp in Prince Town on the Great Ocean Road. It was a pleasure to attend the graduation dinner, Heather, and I were most impressed with the group of young adults who attended the program. It was reassuring to observe that RYLA provides the opportunity to develop future leaders. Congratulations to the RYLA committee and program leaders.

A job well done.


by John Clue

As we move towards the end of this Rotary year, I encourage Clubs to include a contribution to our End Polio Now fund.  Please remember RI President Shekhar Mehta’s request to all Rotary Clubs at the beginning of the Rotary year- US$1,500 to Polio before June 30.  Your Clubs’ financial support will assist in the elimination of the wild polio virus. 


by Maggie Isom


The Environment Committee representatives of Groups 9 and 10 invite you to join a celebration of World Environment Day.  This celebration is intended to bring people together share ideas and resources.  The evening will also offer clubs an opportunity to coordinate environmental activities across the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast areas.  The guest speaker will be Jennifer Jarrard, Regional Coordinator for Lids for Kids. 

All Clubs are invited and this celebration would make an inspiring Club meeting night. Bookings via trybooking

This event will be held at the Greater Geelong Bowls Club on Monday the 6th of June, 2022.

Please come along and enjoy the evening with fellow Rotarians and friends.


by Deb Robertson


Our Environmental Challenge is now on, closing May 20.

We would love your help to get the message out to your communities, encouraging them to get involved.

The Challenge is FREE to enter and very simple – we want people to send us their ideas that can make a practical, positive difference to our environment.

There are 2 sections: School-aged and Open.  Both close on May 20th and winners will be announced on World Environment Day – 5 June.


by Lesley Shedden


Delegate registration cost for RICON23 in Melbourne changes depending on when you register.  The earlier you register the more economical the price.

During Houston Convention timing (June 4th -8th) if you register and pay for attending RICON23 you shall receive the maximum discount.  From June 9th,  the cost increases by $50.  There is also a further increase after December 15th and then greater increases after March and April 2023.

Rotarians, Rotaractors and friends, this is a great opportunity to obtain the maximum discount to attend RICON23.

From 4 June 2022 registration will be available through the RI website


Click the link below for current information from Rotary partners

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