Our District is located to the East of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Purpose of this website
A Rotary District is, essentially, an administrative unit charged with providing services to the Rotary clubs which are its members.  This site is dedicated to providing service to the clubs and Rotarians of D9810.  Although it is not primarily aimed at the general public, all are welcome to view these pages.
Are you a new member of Rotary? Do you want to learn more about Rotary?
Once again PDG Carol Lawton along with Barrie Vickers and Bronwen Lamond will be running a session aimed at providing newer members to Rotary some education about Rotary Beyond the Club.
On:      Sunday 3rd December, 9.30am for a 10.00 am start, concludes at 3.00pm
At:       Club Kilsyth, 1-15 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater North
Registration form available here.
Please return via email to clawton@melbpc.org.au by Friday 24th November in order that all arrangements, especially catering, can be finalised.

If you have any queries, either email as above or phone 0411 249 280 -  Carol Lawton
Rotary Lilydale has collaborated with Maroondah Hospital Mental Health Unit to supply care packs to all people admitted to the unit. These packs contain personal care items as well as things to keep the hands busy and brain stimulated. Over 1500 packs will be gifted each year. Items for the pack will be purchased, received as donations or recycled through Rotary DIK (Donations in Kind) Warehouse. Donations of item or funds will be gratefully accepted. Alternatively - raffle tickets can be purchased to support the project.
More than 80 members of the local community attended the Community Safety Breakfast held at South Oakleigh Bowling Club on Saturday 28th October.
This was a partnership event with the City of Monash & Victoria Police. All present were provided with a complimentary egg & bacon roll or vegetarian alternative breakfast. Thanks to all members who managed the catering on the day.
David Whiting welcomed all present on behalf of President Lesley Zuccaro. He also acknowledged & thanked the South Oakleigh Bowling Club for making their community building, available the event.
Multi-District Interact Conference will be taking place at Camberwell Grammar School (Boys), on Monday 27th November.
All District club Youth Chairs, along with Interact Clubs are invited to this event which will involve clubs from 9800, 9810, 9820 and hopefully, 9830 (Tasmania).
For more information, please contact District Youth Chair, Dr Daryl Moran. Start time 8.45am.
Inaugural Regional Council Election Results
Clubs throughout Zone 8 have had their say, and the results of the first Zone 8 Regional Council election are now in. Click on Read More to see results.
Clubs have also now submitted preferences for Community Grouping. Hopefully we'll see the results soon. Election of Community Group leaders will, we expect take place in the new year.
The October webinar update is available on line here.
Keep up to date with all things related to Regionalisation here.
November is Rotary Foundation month so here is a little reminder of what the The Rotary Foundation is and what it achieves.
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions.
The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Afghanistan and Pakistan remain the only 2 countries in which polio (Wild Polio Virus 1) remains endemic.
The case count for this year now stands at 10 (Afghanistan, 6 and Pakistan 4).
Whilst it is disappointing that the case number is slowly growing as the year progresses, it is to be expected and just further underlines the need to continue the vaccination programs in these countries.
Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services and travel or trade links to endemic countries.
Success in eradicating polio will mean that no more children will have to experience the devastating effects of the disease. Failure to eradicate polio could cause poliovirus to reappear around the world with an estimated 150,000-200,000 new cases expected every year within 10 years.
For the latest updates on polio eradication, click here.
For a great article about where we are and where we've come from in regards to Polio eradication, click here
Nunawading, Moorabbin, Box Hill Burwood, Emerald (at the Primary Schools Speech Competition) Monash additional, Chelsea
A reminder that if you would like to make a personal, tax deductible donation, please go here. Your donation will be credited against you, as a Rotarian and your Club. Just make sure that the email address you use, matches the address in MyRotary.
Donations from non-Rotarians are, of course, also welcome and can also be made through this portal.
If you are representing a club, please make the contribution by the normal channels but flag it as DG Project and drop DG Ian or Helen an email. Banking details for Clubs can be found here.
As of mid October, her project has received from Rotary members, Rotary Clubs and some non Rotarians a total of AUS$21,760.
Thank you.
RYLA Oceania hosted their inaugural RYLA Awards on 15 October 2023.
We received 12 nominations, and won 2 of them.
Please follow Read More link fore all the details.
On October 15, Whitehorse Rotaract joined the Rotary Club of Nunawading at the Whitehorse Spring Festival to help run their stand, with the aim of promoting what Rotary does as an organisation as well as advertising the Whitehorse Farmers Market. They spent time talking to the festival go-ers and making very cute little personal badges for the kids.
Some Whitehorse Rotaractors attended a trivia night hosted by Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA) on October 27. Additionally, they recently donated to MEDA with funds raised from their efforts at every Whitehorse Farmers Market, as these funds enable Whitehorse Rotaract to give back to fantastic organisations within the City of Whitehorse.
Whitehorse Rotaract will be hosting their annual Christmas Card Making at the end of November, as well as a social movie night.
On October 30, Monash Rotaract had a club social in Glen Waverley; they had a great night of Korean dinner, Strike bowling and ice-cream.
Members of both Monash and Whitehorse competed in the Ping-Pong-a-Thon hosted by the Rotary Club of Waverley. This event raises funds to fight against Modern Day Slavery.
Their event has raised an incredible $13,174; you can donate more via https://pingpongathon.com/t/rotaryclubofwaverley.
On Wednesday 1st November, the Rotary Club of Belgrave received a talk from Toni Arfaras a StrokeSafe volunteer speaker trained in public speaking, and experienced in delivering life-saving messages about stroke. Toni has had a stroke herself. Toni presented the common information about stroke and its prevention, and also draw on her own personal experiences providing a very powerful discussion.
The Australian Stroke Foundation (www.strokefoundation.org.au) is keen to reach out to Rotary and spread awareness about stroke.
The Combined Rotary Clubs of Monash helf their Annual Mayor of Monash Golf day on October 23rd.
The weather was perfect and the event very well attended.
Funds raised on the day went to support the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre in Glen Waverley.
My special congratulations to President Barry Muldoon of the Rotary Club of Waverley for such a successful day.
Click on Read More for more pics of the dinner.
Rotary Zone 8 held its virtual Conference over the weekend of October 28 and 29.
Many members from Districts 9810 and 9820 attended.
Speakers included: Rotary International President, Gordon McInally, RI President Elect Stephanie Urchick, RI Past President and TRF Trustee, Jennifer Jones, Zone 8 Director, Ghim Bok Chew.
A number of topics were covered including membership, club models, polio eradication and of course, the Regionalisation pilot.
Take link to get some screen shots.
Both the Rotary Clubs of Nunawading and Box Hill Central were well represented at the Whitehorse Business Group - Excellence in Business Awards special event held in the newly opened "The Round" in the Whitehorse Council precinct in Nunawading. Both clubs had tables at the event and each sponsored several of the awards. Along with members of each club were Assistant Governors Olive Aumann, from BHC and one of the judges, and Shia Smart, and DGE Colin Byron.
A bonus was to enjoy the MC fopr the evening,  ‎Anthony Lehmann (Lemo) who plays Jim on the ABC comedy, Utopia.
It was my pleasure to attend and my congratulations to both clubs for supporting the awards and gaining Rotary this exposure. Read on for reports from both clubs and some pics.
I had the pleasure of attending the final of the Primary School Speech Contest organised by the Rotary Club of Emerald and District.
My congratulations to Sangeeta and the members of the Club for sponsoring the contest and holding such a successful evening. It was a great showcase for the club and Rotary.
It happened to be on World Polio day and so how fitting was it that could accept a cheque from the Club for the DG Partner's project, the End Polio Now campaign. It was a great opportunity to tell the audience which included many parents about Rotary and the End Polio campaign.
Click on Read More to read the article published in the "Star Mail"
As a Rotary district heavily impact by lockdowns RYLA has been a breath of fresh air for the younger members of our community but there are many who could use that burst of inspiration and so It made me think – wouldn’t it be amazing if we could run a RYLA for Rotarians. Not only would it refresh their own leadership skills, it would encourage better teamwork and communication in clubs, connect them to a new generation but more importantly would give them a taste of RYLA and an understanding about how important the program is in supporting the leaders of tomorrow. It was a win, win situation as they would say.
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Rotary International President - Gordon McInally 2023/2024

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.

Gordon McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 9 January. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves," McInally said at Rotary's annual training event for incoming district governors.

Link to page with detail theme info

Gordon McInally's theme speech.


District Governor 2023/2024 - Ian Ballantine

Hello there and welcome to the website for Rotary District 9810. From the Bay to the Hills. Our District comprises some 37 Rotary Clubs and four Rotaract Clubs. We are located to the east of Melbourne, Australia.
If you are looking for a club near you, try our Club finder here. Locations and meeting times are clearly displayed. I invite you to look at their website and/or make contact with them. I promise they’ll be delighted to hear from you.
If you are a fellow member of District 9810, I hope you take the opportunity to utilise this website where we try to provide as much information as possible to help you get the most out of Rotary.
This applies whether you are a Club President, a Board member, a member of a committee, a brand new member or a long standing one.
I guarantee you’ll learn something new about our District or Rotary International every time you visit.
I look forward to working with you in 2023-24
Rotary District 9810 has a new service called “CONNECTIONS” brought to you by District 9810 Technology Committee – TechCom.
CONNECTIONS is a new service for the members by the members of District 9810 and offers a free service for anyone wanting to advertise their business in Rotary.
This usually involves members scanning in their business cards and sending them through to the Webmaster along with their preferred business website and business category.
CONNECTIONS offers District 9810 members, family, and friends:
  • Publicise businesses and activities organized by connections on the district website
  • Invite Rotarians in the district to speak and store their videos for virtual meeting, or district workshops talking about their business and related service work
  • Seek out Rotarians who are outstanding in their professions or are enthusiastic about a hobby and encourage them to advertise on CONNECTIONS.
So, from jam to jumpers, cleaning to computers, we want your mainstream or hobby business added to CONNECTIONS:
Contact the webmaster: gusrozycki@9810rotary.org.au
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