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March 2021  DG Newsletter

                                        Dear fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
                                        Lyn and I have continued visiting clubs within our District travelling to our furthest part
                                        in Alice Springs where we were well looked after when visiting the 3 Alice Springs clubs.
                                       A big thank you to Area Governor, Ron Saint for sharing some generous Rotary fellowship
        with us.
        February 12th, Lyn and I had the pleasure of attending the Riverland and Mallee Vocational Awards at the
        Berri Hotel. Now in its 38th year and brilliantly hosted by the Rotary Club of Berri it is the largest event of
        its kind held in regional Australia. It was a fabulous
        example of Rotary emphasising the importance of
        Vocational Service and supporting young people to
        strive to do exceptionally well in their chosen career
        paths. Covid only allowed 200 to attend but was
        well supported by local sponsors and businesses.
        Congratulations Madison Lailey, Apprentice Chef at
        the Barmera Hotel Motel and Jakob Johinke-Milich,
        Apprentice Fitter and Turner at TWG Loxton, who
        were awarded joint winners of the 2020 Apprentice
        of the Year.                                                                               Kathy & Bruce Richardson (Berri), joint winner, Madison Lailey,
                                                                                                                               President, Mary Hansen (Berri), DG David & Lyn Jones
        Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) seeks to have Rotary Clubs identify those Rotarians who appear to
        have the potential for future club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) and provide those so
        identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills which is important in any
        voluntary organisation.
        RLI was conducted on 5th-6th February for 19 Rotarians from D9510 at Charles Campbell College
        (see later report). A big thank you to the program’s facilitators, PDG Wendy Gaborit, PDG Euan Miller and
        co-ordinator Damian Leach for imparting their valuable knowledge over many topics such as membership,
        running clubs, Rotary Foundation, projects, public relations and leadership.


                                                                                                              March: WATER AND SANITATION Month
                                                                                                                             March 22 is World Water Day
                                                                                               The Rotary theme for March, Water and Sanitation, asks
                                                                                               us to focus on the life changing improvements that we can
                                                                                               make through international projects to provide a more
                                                                                               readily available and healthy supply of water to all people.
                                                                                               Clean water is a basic need for human beings.
        When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives.
        However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what
        motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community
        members how to maintain new infrastructure.
        While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the
        impetus for Rotary to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries by providing toilets
        and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote
        hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.                                                                            continued over ...
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