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Posted by Paul J Murray on Apr 21, 2013
The District 9700 Conference in Leeton has concluded and was a huge success. DG Greg Brown thanked all the conference committee (blue shirts) and presented a large bouquet of flowers to Chairperson Ruth Wade for her exceptional efforts.
Some of the conference speakers included the Hon Tim Fischer AC(see photo above), Kim Saville from the school of St Jude, Tanzania, author and former UN peace keeper Matina Jewel, Dr James Masson from Interplast, Huy Nguyen – Founder of “Enable Development” and Jake Spear - Director of soon to be released documentary movie "Leeton – The Formative Years". The conference concluded with a Declaration of Leeton as a Peace Community in Rotary Park. Click here for first photos.
Posted by Michael Milston on Apr 09, 2013
President Murray Paterson, Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak (RCOD), says "This newsletter, the second in our Orange Daybreak International Newsletter Series, details the 2013 project, where we stay, what we will be doing. It also talks about our lunch with the inspiring Gemma Sisia."
The Community Development and Training Project aims to benefit the lives of remote villagers in the Dhading District in central Nepal. The villagers have requested training in teaching, building, and health.
The team composed of 16 people (members and friends of RCOD) will be training 60 teachers from Maidi-Amarain in the Dhading District a day’s journey from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Posted by Paul J Murray on Mar 24, 2013
THE messages of last September's Rotary Peace Communities International Conference are set to live on through a new book put together by conference Secretary Ray King. Holding the new publication is District Governor Greg Brown.
Posted by Michael Milston on Mar 16, 2013
District 9700 nominee Rebecca (Bec) Ordish is the 2013 ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ for NSW & Act Rotary.
The award recognises the establishment of the Mitrataa Foundation in Nepal to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged children, literacy, numeracy and business mentoring programs for women and scholarships for Nepali girls to attend school.
Posted by Peter Gissing on Mar 10, 2013
Over 190 Year 10 students from 7 schools from Orange, Molong and Bathurst competed in the Science and Engineering Challenge at Orange in March 2013.
The event is run by the University of Newcastle and was organised by the 4 combined Rotary Clubs of Orange with generous sponsorship from Byrnecut, a national mining company with operations locally.
“The Challenge is a great activity to spark a greater interest in science and technology among students and get Rotarians and the community involved.” said organiser President Michael Horth (Rotary Club of Orange North).
Posted by Michael Milston on Feb 09, 2013
Assistant Governors for 2013-14 participated in learning and development in Young on Saturday-Sunday 9-10 February 2013, led by Learnign and Development Coordinator, Mary Brell. Each of the 6 Groups of Clubs in D9700 were represented.
The Assistant Governors for DGE Geoff Tancred's yearare keen to work with their Presidents-elect to ensure that the year is both well planned and that Clubs are provided with support and resources to achieve their goals.
Posted by Michael Milston on Feb 19, 2013
Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak President Murray Paterson recently launched an important tool for awareness about Rotary and the work of Rotarians.
Called the Nepal Friendship Project Community Development and Training Project Newsletter, it contains stories about the Nepal Project and other projects undertaken by the Daybreak members. Murray takes up the story...
Posted by Paul J Murray on Jan 04, 2013
The following is a letter to all Rotarians in D9700 from PDG Fred Loneragan and PP John Glassford
"Many many thanks for the ongoing support for our projects in Africa through our World AIDS Day Lunch Bag money.
We are still getting envelopes being sent in and so far we have raised around $8,000, which included a donation of $2,000 from the RC of Warrandyte-Donvale in Victoria. Warrandyte have supported us in the past and have a champion in the club who has ties to Africa...
Posted by Paul J Murray on Dec 11, 2012
The guest speaker at the Tuesday Dec 11th Wollundry Rotary club meeting was Jeffrey Bleich, American Ambassador to Australia. Mr Bleich and his wife Rebecca came to Wagga Wagga as guests of the Australian American Association and were hosted by Paul and Carolyn Murray.
As a "recovering lawyer" Mr Bleich made some very interesting comments on law and how it related to society, suggesting that the more laws there were the less free the society in which we live.
Apr 17, 2013
The 2013 RI Convention will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-26 June. Rotarians from around the world gather each year to exchange great ideas, connect with old and new friends, have fun, and advance the work of Rotary. Click here for more details.
Mar 19, 2013
The D5690 Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from Kansas arrives in Orange on Monday 25 March. Click here to follow them on Facebook. They have a full program of activities including vocational and cultural visits and are being hosted by 7 Clubs as they make their way through the District to the finale at the District Conference in Leeton.
Aug 19, 2012
This is your invitation to the District Conference in Leeton April 19-21, 2013