District Events
June 2024 
coming up this month...
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Monday 24th June 2024
 
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Thursday 27th June 2024
 
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Friday 28th June 2024
 
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Saturday 29th June 2024
 
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the weeks ahead...
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Wednesday 3rd July 2024
 
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Thursday 4th July 2024
 
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Sunday 7th July 2024
 
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Monday 8th to Saturday 13th July 2024
 
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Thursday 25th July 2024
 
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Saturday 27th July 2024
 
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Saturday 10th August 2024
 
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general information & other news...
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Year 10 Four Way Test Public Speaking Contest
 
Participants:
Year 10 Students
 
Program information:
• The program promotes public speaking for students in Year 10. The theme of the speeches is Rotary’s Four Way Test which is to be applied to any topic chosen by the student.
• Speeches last for 4 minutes and at least two selected elements of the Four Way Test are woven through the speech
• There is a maximum of three participants per school for each club
• Prizes are awarded
 
Benefits for participants:
• Developing planning, research, organising and presentation skills
• Understanding the importance of effective communication
• Improving ability to speak effectively in front of an audience
• Improving self-esteem and confidence
 
Dates:
Heats: September 2024
Semi - finals: October 2024
Grand Final: October/November 2024
 
Applications:
Open: May 2024
Close: August 16th, 2024
 
For more information:
A local Rotary Club or Malcolm Chiverton 0417 355 592.
 
Cost:
$100 per student – paid by sponsoring Rotary Clubs
 
Prizes:
$300 for the winner and $100 each for 2 runners up
Contact: Marlene Sinclair
0449 261 388
 
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Polio Plus Society
 
What is the Polio Plus Society?
It is a Rotary fundraising and recognition program that specifically supports Polio eradication.
 
Why the eradication of Polio?
Rotary International is a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio is a paralysing and potentially deadly infectious disease. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
 
Isn’t Polio virtually eradicated anyway?
Whilst it remains endemic only in two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyse as many as 200,000 children each year.
 
What is the commitment to become a member of the Polio Plus Society?
The commitment is $100US per year until Polio is eradicated worldwide.
 
Who can become members?
The general public including Rotarians and their friends.
 
How do you become a member?
  1. Go onto the 9810 District website, find the Donation Page and follow the prompts.
  2. Make the donation.
  3. Complete the Commitment Form and email David Grieve (davidgrieve.au@gmail.com).
If you would like a presentation via ZOOM at your Club meeting, please contact District Polio Co-Ordinator David Grieve preferably by email or on 0488 480402
Just a gentle reminder that the DG’s Partners Project which is to End Polio can be made in the normal manner (refer form here https://www.9810rotary.org.au/documents/en-au/9d5560f8-34b1-472f-8fdd-7216fe03d768/1). If you do donate, please advise DG Ian at ianballantine@9810rotary.org.au or Helen Parker at drhelenparker@9810rotary.org.au
 
Let’s eradicate Polio together
 
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
 
 
Rotary Club of Springvale City is looking for people interested in travelling to Cambodia this year to witness our projects first hand and be interested in supporting our new projects in  the rural areas of Cambodia to educate the children for a better future and become leaders in their communities.
 
We will be travelling around September/October 2024 for 2-3 weeks which will include sightseeing with an informed guide (Seda Douglas) of areas within Cambodia you may not get to see normally.
 
Accommodation will be self contained units with kitchen ,laundry etc. so we don’t need to take luggage with us on our overnight trips. This will be in Phnom Penh and possibly Siem Reap.
 
Cost will be announced after numbers are decided and after Seda has been to Cambodia later this month.
 
 
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Click Here for a copy of the Flyer and Save the Date Details
 
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To see a list of Rotary Markets in the District Click Here
 
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To see a list of Op Shops in the District  Click Here
 
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Hi to all.
 
Highlights is published Monthly on the third week of each month and sent to all Rotarians, Rotaractors & Honorary Members in District 9810.
 
So please send me your upcoming events to highlights@rotary9815.org.au prior to the next edition of Highlights which will be sent out on Tuesday 16th July.
 
A list of all the upcoming events can also be found  here.
 
Also read the current version of the District Governor Monthly Newsletter June 2024.
 
This will be the last Highlights for District 9810, but do not worry as next month Highlights will be back in District 9815.
 
All the best
 
Michael Ellinger 
Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale
Highlights Editor