The Event recognises volunteer and paid work carried out by people with a disability in their local community. Their disability could be a chronic illness, an acquired injury, or a congenital condition and may affect the person’s mental, intellectual, physical, mobility and/or psycho-social functioning.
  The Awards have two levels:           Award Trophies
                                                                Highly Commended
  There are two age brackets:            15 – 24 years Youth
                                                                Over 25 years Adult
The Shine Event representatives on each District Vocational Committee distribute Nomination Forms to individual Clubs around September Anyone can nominate a candidate, with the Nomination form being signed off by a Rotary Club member. This is the time to start looking for a suitable Nominee!
Places to start looking:
  • Interact Australia Employment Agency
  • Local Disability Support Services (including Vision Australia and Scope)
  • Citizen Advocacy Services
  • Employers who are “disability-friendly”
  • TAFE Colleges
  • Universities
  • Local Govt. Offices
Once you have selected your Nominees: -
The Nomination Form needs to be:
  • Filled in (on computer)
  • Printed out
  • Signed by nominee/parent/guardian and a Rotarian
  • Copied - THREE copies of document & references = 4 sets
  • Checked by ticking all boxes on the checklist
  • Forwarded by: Closing date: 1st January 2020
  • Posting four sets to: The Secretary, Lara Barrett
P.O. Box 3318
Bentons Square Post Office
Dunns Rd., Mornington 3931
Enquiries: M: 0416 262 615
NB: Nominations cannot be accepted on-line as original signatures are required
A three-member selection panel comprises special services personnel whose backgrounds are:
  • Medical
  • Paramedical
  • Disability Services or
  • Prominent persons with a disability
They match Nominees’ information against the Selection Criteria before making decisions regarding Adult & Youth trophies. The decisions of the panel are final.
Next year District 9810 is hosting the Recognition Event
on SATURDAY 14th March 2020
Venue: Templestowe Baptist Church Hall,
103-105 Anderson Creek Rd., Doncaster East


Nominees and their families are invited to the Event where all Nominees are presented, by District Governors, with a Citation which outlines their community and paid work. The Trophies are then presented followed by afternoon tea
Each Club is responsible for transporting their Nominee and supporting them on the day. The “Shine On Recognition” Event is a great way of acknowledging these nominees who have a wide range of achievements in our community.  
 District Chair
 Matthew Etty-Leal                 Email: ettyleal@bigpond.net.au
Southern District Chair
Barry Halpern                         Email: B.halpern@bigpond.com


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