District Chair: Bill Haywood - Waverley

1.Business Engagement

 How well do you understand your local businesses? Why not consider inviting a local business owner to your club meetings as your guest, once a month, and give them a brief speaking spot so you can keep abreast of the current business trends and the challenges they face? They might even come back.
Contact: Bill Haywood  Waverley

2.Business Excellence Awards

Rotary Clubs can engage their local business community in many ways. From sponsorship of Club events, to conducting initiatives that help build stronger communities in partnership with local business and the Bendigo Bank. Even engaging local businesses to 'Share Rotary' is highly encouraged.
To recognise the role of locally-based small business, Clubs may consider running a “Business Excellence Awards” program in their local municipality as a cluster project initiative in conjunction with their local Councils. Many local Councils work with local businesses to recognize the good work businesses do in the community. They highlight the achievements of many local businesses that would otherwise go unrecognized.
An example of this is the comprehensive publicity the Manningham Business Excellence Awards has received, which is now in its eighth year. This activity continues to raise the profile of Rotary across the local business community.
Contact: Bill Haywood   Waverley
Others working with local Businesses are;
Neil White Rowville-Lysterfield Rotary Club who is Chair of Business Networking Club.  
The Rotary Club of Waverley is currently developing a Satellite Club for local business people. Contact Bill Haywood for details.

3.Youth Leadership Award

This award recognizes students who are potential leaders and who have contributed to the community and their school (other than dux of their school). The Citizenship Award is selected by the school and awarded at VCE level.
Contact: Bill Haywood  Waverley

4.R2R Marketplace (Rotarians Doing Business With Rotarians)

When Rotarians and friends do business with other Rotarians  there is a basic understanding that “The Four Way Test” will be at the forefront of all transactions. With this in mind we are planning to collate a list of Rotarians who have a product or a service available. This initiative is in its developmental stage so keep plugged in to “District Highlights” in the coming months for further information and your opportunity to participate and benefit. Regional co-ordinators are still to be appointed.
Contact: Greg King   Manningham

5.Shine-on Awards

This is an Australia-wide Rotary recognition of outstanding service by persons with disabilities. The nominated recipients have disregarded their disabilities to reach their goals to serve others. All nominees receive recognition with a Certificate of Commendation. The program is run on a state-wide basis. District 9810 is proud to be the host of the 2020 Awards to be held on Sunday, March 15, at a venue to be advised.
Contact: Matthew Etty-Leal  Box Hill Central

6.Tertiary Awards and Scholarships

Rotary Club supported tertiary scholarships awarded through a number of Universities and TAFE Institutes.
Contact: Greg King  Manningham

7.Victoria Police Mentoring Program and
Victorian Ambulance Mentoring Program

Managed by District 9800, this project assigns an experienced Rotarian mentor with a Senior Member of the Police Force or a counter-part in Ambulance Victoria as mentee to expand their understanding of the community. Clubs are approached for involvement in this project on a needs basis. However, volunteers are welcome to contact Bill Haywood   direct for further information.
Contact: Bill Haywood
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