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Thank you to everyone who tuned into the District Conference on Saturday and a big thank you to all who assisted in facilitating the event.
A special thank you to our wonderful keynote speakers and panel members...what a life changing event.
We can't wait to see the wonderful ideas coming out of clubs as a result of the conference. Remember to consult with the Aboriginal Reference Group or an elder in the area,  before proposing or embarking on any Rotary projects.
Journey of Wellbeing
Danny and Tim used The Journey of Wellbeing above to show the ongoing effect of colonisation on our Aboriginal people. Refer to the Walking Together document, authorised by Danny Ford and Rosemary Walley, in the Resources for Rotarians page on the Aboriginal Reference Group website for more information and understanding of this journey.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help.

Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing
Half a million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number of refugees could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families. With your donation to our Disaster Response Fund, we can support communities and help rebuild lives during this tragic time.
Sincerely, John Germ Trustee Chair, 2021-22 The Rotary Foundation
We are delighted to present a Practical, 90 minute Fully Interactive and intensive Speed Networking Workshop with veteran networker Ron Gibson.  With three decades of networking experience under his belt, Ron will share time-tested tips to build relationships that lead to business. Ron is Australia’s leading professional expert on business and career networking. Through his own successful business, he has coached thousands of professionals to improve their networking, referral marketing, business development, and selling skills. Ron is the co-founder of Rotary Means Business WA. Looking to make meaningful connections, broaden your client base, and increase your sales revenue? This event is for you. By reason of the interactive nature - booking is essential and spaces are limited.
Grab your tickets here: 
PS. Curious to see what an RMB event is like? Take a look at our LinkedIn and see for yourself:

National Flood Appeal
(Rotary Australia Relief Fund)

This week as a result of the flooding in QLD and Northern NSW, RAWCS has established a National Flood Appeal to raise funds for distribution to impacted families and businesses.
National Flood Appeal - To raise funding to provide financial assistance to flood victims in Queensland and Northern New South Wales - February 2022
Around 15000 homes have been flooded and some owners will be needing assistance to clean and refurbish their residences.
Individuals who are adversely affected and require assistance will be identified and be given funds to help with their recovery. It is our priority to get funds quickly to those who are in need to help them with the clean up and damage caused by the floods.
Long term impact:
The aim is to assist those affected to get their lives and businesses back to normal as soon as possible.
If you or your club would like to donate to the appeal, here is the direct link.
As Rotarians we share a unique passion for taking action to improve our communities and the world. Where others see problems, we see solutions. This is our chance to show others how Rotarians see what’s possible in their communities and to highlight what we can achieve when more community leaders join Rotary. Roslyn will show you how our People of Action campaign will help you do this.
Rotarians, book even if you cannot come online on the advertised day as you will be able to receive a recording which will be a resource for any project leader or brand ambassador in Rotary.

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Rotary Peace Fellowship - Apply Now!
Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
Over 1,500 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, education and research, law enforcement, media and the arts, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development ▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
▪ Yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies
▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
Eligibility: Take the eligibility quiz.
Qualified candidates must:
▪ Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program
•      Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
▪ Be proficient in English
▪ Have a bachelor’s degree
▪ Demonstrate leadership skills
▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
Candidates must have at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship. Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are not eligible to apply.
Applications for the 2023-24 academic term need to be submitted by 15 May 2022. Please write to with questions.
If you know someone who might be a good candidate for this fellowship, please submit a referral form with their name and email address. We’ll contact them with information on how to apply. Thank you for supporting our program.
Applications are now invited for the new round of District Grants for 2022/23. We extend a warm welcome to Rotaract Clubs which are now eligible to apply. Applications close 31 May.
Clubs are urged to consider the use of District Grants to address ways in which Rotary can assist those in our communities impacted by a range of current issues. Against a backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, inglorious international events and local natural disasters. There are many in need of the type of support Rotary can provide.
All Clubs are encouraged to embrace District Grants as a way to source funds to support local projects. The use of District Grants is there to amplify the effort. Grants are provided on a matching dollar for dollar basis up to $5,000 per grant with a maximum three projects per Club.
Full details of terms and conditions and the relevant forms can be found on the D9455 website. As a pre-requisite to be eligible for a grant, Clubs will need to participate in the Foundation Showcase (by Zoom) on 1 May 2022 at 9.00am where you will be provided with all details for Grant participation.
Any questions on accessing the grants can be directed to District Grants Chair – PP George Etrelezis  - or 0419900566.