Making a Difference with Food For Health

The E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched our major project,

Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles.

This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.

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District 9500 Governor’s Newsletter December 2016

My hope is for a safe and enjoyable festive season for all Rotarians and your families. Attached is our Christmas edition of the District Governor’s Newsletter. Once again, Editor Lynne Layng has done a great job in putting together all the information about Club Projects. We still need to publicise our new members, so could Club Secretaries please let Lynne know about them.
There is more great news from Clubs, like Kidman Park and Henley Beach celebrating a birthday milestone for Norm Lewis, 100 years on Christmas Eve. There is an extraordinary achievement by Modbury Club and once again The Toy Boys are active by distributing more than 150 toys to several local charities.

Port Pirie’s longest-serving member has just notched up 57 years, and Clare has established a strong partnership to Local Councils to facilitate programs that will benefit the local community.

The District Conference in Geelong is creeping up on us – have you registered yet?  The link is in the Newsletter. Please join us!

Christmas is the time for giving and this was acutely brought home to me last Saturday. I spent the evening at the invitation of  Sharka Byrne from the Mawson Lakes Club with her and about 20 volunteers serving drinks and meals to more than 140 homeless people at the Salvation Army headquarters in Pirie Street. It was a very humbling experience to be a part of this selfless work that is a regular event at this venue.     Click Here to Download Newsletter

Kind Regards

District Governor
D9500  2016 – 2017
John Pohl

E Clubs Making a difference

Rotary E-Clubs enable Rotary to offer business, professional and community leaders in any geographic region who are unable to meet traditional attendance requirements, to take part in Rotary Projects and fellowship.

Meeting within an On-Line environment this form of meeting helps people who are unable to attend a normal Rotary meetings through demanding business or professional commitments, extensive travel, confinement due to ill health or disability, or residence beyond reasonable distance from an existing Rotary club.

Rotary e-clubs are not “virtual” Rotary clubs. We are real Rotary clubs comprised of real living, breathing, working Rotarians doing real Rotary projects. We simply use the Internet as a tool to manage the club and manage projects. Use of the word “virtual” in the Rotary context is deemed to be inappropriate, because Rotary works in the real world, not in the virtual world. A Rotary e-club is part of the real world of Rotary International.

Chicken again E Club



Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, 29 May.
An animated hologram of Rotary’s founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary’s growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.
“Rotary has been a gift to the world,” said Harris. “This Rotary program of friendship and service certainly has succeeded way beyond the dreams of us back in Chicago.”
Harris also noted that the basis of Rotary and the convention remains as it was in his day: a marriage of friendship, values, and service.
Rotary’s first convention, in 1910, drew 60 attendees in Chicago. This year, more than 40,000 have come to Seoul.
Ravindran quoted Harris as saying, “Rotary is the door to friendship, and let us throw it open.”
Use this link to watch Paul Harris “live”

The Rotary Foundation Dinner – A Great Success

(Extract from District Governor Doug Layng’s May Newsletter).
On Saturday 14th May, Lynne and I joined Rotarians from Districts 9500 and 9520 who gathered together at the Convention Centre for one of our event highlights of the year.

Guests 2 fix PDG Euan Miller, MC for the evening with District Governors Dick Wilson and Doug Layng welcoming approximately 150 attendees; among them, RI President Nominee (2017/18) Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet, and  RI Past President (2006/07) Bill Boyd and his wife, Lorna. There were 17 bequests recognised on the night, totalling $637,000.
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