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November 2020  DG Newsletter

                                        Dear fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,

                                        Lyn and I attended a number of events during October including Brownhill Creek’s 40th
                                        and Prospect’s 70th Birthday celebrations. It was the month to support fundraising
                                        functions for Australian Rotary Health Lift the Lid on Mental Illness (Hat Day) and End
        Polio Now. We had intended to visit the 6 Sunraysia clubs but unfortunately due to Covid that was achieved
        via Zoom with a promise to visit in person once restrictions ease.

                                                                                      November - The Rotary Foundation Month

                                                                                 This month is Rotary Foundation Month which is probably the
                                                                                 most important month to reflect on why we are in Rotary. The
                                                                                 Foundation’s Mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world
                                                                                 understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of
        health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.  When we give to The Rotary International
        Foundation, we fuel RI service projects - projects that eradicate polio, promote peace and improve
        developing communities.

        Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-
        changing, sustainable projects. The outcome is we are assisting those less fortunate than us with a better
        life. The massive amount of effort which Rotary has put into the Polio Eradication Program is without a
        doubt inspiring at a world-wide level, but this doesn’t just happen. It happens because Rotarians in every
        club are making an effort to raise funds to ensure that we remove Polio from the face of the earth forever.
        Please see section on Club Recognition.

        Our district’s End Polio Now initiative, The End Polio
        Ute Relay, started in Alice Springs on World Polio Day
        24th October and has made its way south to Pt Lincoln
        and now heading over to York Peninsula and mid North
        clubs via Whyalla and Pt Augusta. It will start to arrive
        at Adelaide clubs on 17th November. The raffle draw
        will be held on 19th December.

        Congratulations to PDG Bob Cooper and his team for organising this great polio awareness and fundraising
                                                                         DISTRICT CONFERENCE  16th-18th APRIL 2021
                                                                    Registrations are Open 1st November

                                                     The Conference Committee is happy to announce the new venue for the District
                                                   9510 Conference will be Westminster School at Marion. Unfortunately, due to
                                               “current” Covid restrictions, the number of attendees at this moment will be limited
                                             to approximately 300.
                                         It is anticipated this will change but in the meantime the Conference Committee reserves
        the right to ensure representation from all clubs wishing to participate. The Conference Dinner will be held
        at the Convention Centre, and price includes a drink’s package. The dinner will also be a celebration of the
        Centenary of Rotary in Australia. There is no restriction given the size of the venue.
        Details including our guest speakers can be found on the District Website and there
        will be progressive updates on the official District Facebook page.
            Yours in Rotary    DG David Jones
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