Monday 11th February 

  1. Rotary Weekly 1st February 2019
  2. Rotary Weekly 8th February 2019
  3. Rotary Club of Portland Bay "Dirty Dancing" 22 February 2019
  4. D9780 RYPEN Camp 12th to 14th April 2019 Information
  5. Celebrate Earth Day on 22nd April 2019
  6. Rotary Service Engagement February 2019
  7. Membership Development
  8. District Conference  
  9. 2019 RI Hamburg Registration Information

Upcoming Club & District Events

Ballarat East 50th Birthday Celebrations
Ballarat Golf Club
Mar 12, 2019
Geelong West Rotary Book Fair
Geelong West Town Hall
Mar 15, 2019 – Mar 17, 2019
Multi District Presidents Elect Training
Federation University
Mar 16, 2019 – Mar 17, 2019
District Conference Maryborough 2019
Maryborough Town Hall
Mar 22, 2019 – Mar 24, 2019
RYPEN Camp at Adekate
Apr 12, 2019 – Apr 14, 2019
Rotary Weekly 1st February 2019
Rotary clubs fight opioid epidemic
After months of doing research and consulting with health officials, substance abuse experts, educators, and media professionals, New York Rotary members put together a plan to fight a major U.S. problem: opioid addiction. But they needed an international partner for their Rotary Foundation global grant project. Six months of searching connected them with the Rotary Club of Tijuana Oeste, Baja California, Mexico. Clubs in Canada and India also agreed to support the project with funds. Click here to read the rest of the newsletter
Rotary Weekly 8th February 2019
Meet Pakistan’s virus hunter
Dr. Ujala Nayyar dreams, both figuratively and literally, about a world that is free from polio. Nayyar, the World Health Organization's surveillance officer in Pakistan’s Punjab province, says she often imagines the outcome of her work in her sleep. In her waking life, she leads a team of health workers who crisscross Punjab to hunt down every potential incidence of poliovirus, testing sewage and investigating any reports of paralysis that might be polio. Click here to  read the newsletter
Rotary Club of Portland Bay "Dirty Dancing" 22nd February 2019
Click here to read Poster
D9780 RYPEN Camp 12th to 14th April 2019 Information 
Rypen Web-site 2019
District 9780 in 2019 will be running one Rypen Camp
at Adekate Lodge from 12th to 14th of April 2019 for 15 to 17 years
The District 9780 Rypen website is now live with the address and for Rotary Members who wish to register their participants online the link is The website will generate an e-mail to the applicants with a link inviting them to register online. After registering on line the Rypen secretary will receive an e-mail notifying the registration. If you need to register more than three applicants just revisit the link and fill in the details.
After registering your participants please arrange for a cheque payable Rypen District 9780 to be sent to Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes, Attention Barry Clark, PO Box 182, Mount Gambier, SA 5290. Please note 40 is the maximum number for each camp. Clubs will be notified when applicants have completed their application forms and payment is required before attending the camp.
I am sure we will find some errors and omissions as the site is used and if so please e-mail or ring and I (Barry Clark) will get them fixed. My e-mail address is and my mobile is 0418 576 114
Who is Eligible?
Full-time students 14 to 17 years of age for the Noorla Yo Long Camp and 15 to 17 years of age for the Adekate Camp. It targets students who may not be in leadership positions but who exhibit the qualities of compassion, concern and commitment to community well-being. These are often quiet achievers who never stand in the limelight, but are steadfast, reliable young students who are loyal and supportive of friends and peers.
We are not looking for either high achievers or teenagers with behavioral problems.
Program Duration
RYPEN runs from a Friday evening to the following Sunday afternoon.
Camps 2019
The Rotary Club of Maryborough will hold one at Adekate Lodge, Creswick 12th – 14th April 2015
Please note that the Adekate camp is for 15 to 17 year olds.
Please note the cost of this year’s camp is $250.00 to clubs and the student may be asked to pay $50.00 by the sponsoring Rotary Club who will cover the remaining costs along with providing transport for the student(s) to the camp(s).
Adekate RYPEN D9780 Camp
Thea Allan
The Rotary Club of Maryborough
POBox 50 Maryborough Vic 3465
H. 03 5460 5400
M. 0428 590 405
F.035460 5411
Celebrate Earth Day on the 22 April 2019
Greetings from the Preserve Planet Earth Committee.
This year we will be celebrating Earth Day on the 22 April 2019
The theme this year is Protect Our Species. For more information see:-
I would be appreciative if you could put this on the agenda for your next Group meeting.
I have been placing a number of PPE related articles on the District 9780 PPE facebook page-
We will be having a table at the District Conference
Yours in Rotary
Eeon Macaulay
Chair PPE Cttee 2018-19
Rotary Service and Engagement February 2019
Sparking peace in your community 
Each day, conflict and persecution drive 44,400 people worldwide from their homes, according to UNHCR figures. Rotary’s service projects, scholarships, and peace fellowships take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, which include poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. 

During February, Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, think about service projects that can build peace and mitigate conflict. Rotary has many resources to get you started. Click here to read the newsletter
Membership Development

To:RI President, President-elect, President-nominee
Directors and Directors-elect
TRF Trustee Chair, Chair-elect, and TRF Trustees
Members of RI Audit, Communications, Districting, Finance, Membership,
and Strategic Planning Committees
Governors, Governors-elect, and Governors-nominee
District Membership Chairs
Rotary Coordinators, Assistant Rotary Coordinators, and appointees
RI Secretariat Senior Managers

The previous e-mail included a link to the incorrect membership report. An updated link is available below. We apologize for the inconvenience.

I’m pleased to report our worldwide membership is 1,212,416 (This represents growth of 17,309 above the 1 July start figure).

To find the membership report by zone and district for the month ended 31 January 2019, please click on the following link:

Comparison to Start Figures: January 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of your Membership Development staff with any questions.

Thank you for making membership a priority.

Brian King
Director of Membership Development
Rotary International

District Conference
2019 Rotary International Hamburg Registration Information