How time flies, here we are heading towards the end of another calendar year, but also the halfway mark of our Rotary year.

With Clubs enjoying their Christmas functions, and Club activities supporting their communities at this time, we must also allow time for ourselves and our families to reconnect, recharge and enjoy some time together.  The past two years have restricted these opportunities and we must make the most of this festive season, be thankful for what we have, and enjoy being together. Please also give thought to those in our communities that may not be so fortunate and help by supporting any programs that bring joy during this time.


by Frank Thompson


District 9780 Donations in Kind, aided by the Rotary Clubs of Geelong, Geelong East, Geelong Central, Kardinia and many non-Rotarian Volunteers from DIK recently ran a book sale to raise funds.  Over $3100 was raised, which will support the operations of DIK and the supply of recycled/repurposed goods to developing countries in the South Pacific area.


by Dr. David Goldsmith

This is a Rotary Club of Ballarat West Project. David Goldsmith is the team leader and joint project manager with David Dippie (RC Keilor), a member of the DIK West Footscray Management Team, who is coordinating donations, shipping and promotion.  Other Rotary clubs and Districts such as Keilor, Ballarat East, Cranbourne and Koo-We-Rup, the International College of Dentists (ICD), the Rotary Foundation and others are supporting the project.  This is a prestigious project for our club, and Club member involvement is encouraged.

Central to this project’s success is utilising the management, accountability and resources of RAWCS and DIK.  Such a large undertaking as this simply could not happen in Rotary without this support.  This Rotary International project is also generating interest within the dental profession.  The International College of Dentists are running a feature in their journal, which goes worldwide, and they have donated $5000 to the project!  In addition, the Australian Dental Association will be running a full page feature in the ADA National Bulletin in February 2022.


Melbourne Convention Host Hospitality Night: May 29, 2023

Rotarians who are registered for the Convention and live within an approximate 15 km radius of the CBD can apply to host between 4 and 8 international and interstate guests in their home for dinner.  Priority for hosting will be given to Registered Convention attendees but non-attendee Rotarians are also welcome to apply.



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