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The Rotary Clubs of the Illawarra are celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Australia and the Rotary Club of Dapto is celebrating 60 years in Dapto! 
To make it bigger and better we are combining the events.

To support the many Rotary projects we are raising funds for The Rotary Foundation. Please buy a ticket...great prizes to be won.
Due to covid restrictions were are holding the celebration via Zoom. No cost. Learn about the Rotary Clubs in the Illawarra and their projects, our Centenary Project 'First 2000 Days' and have some fun with the planned entertainment.

See you on Saturday night. Please register before the event!
Expand Your Rotary Horizons.
If you have recently joined Rotary (this year), you are a member of one of 58 Clubs in our Rotary District that spans Sydney Harbour, south to the Illawarra and west to Penrith. And you have access to people and resources of this District and Rotary worldwide, as well as those of your own Club.
So, this is to invite you to a welcome from the District Team and an information session on Rotary International – 6-7pm Thursday 4th November
Please register via this link:
I hope this will inspire you even more about your choice to join Rotary,
Jeremy Wright AM
District Governor
In case you missed the recent Zone 8 Virtual Conference, or would like to hear some of the presentations again, here is a link to the presentations of four of the keynote speakers.
Ann Lee Hussey - a wonderful presentation for clubs in the lead up to World Polio Day on 24 October 
President Elect Jennifer Jones - some words of inspiration from our 2022-2023 RI President
Mark Pearce - CEO of Volunteering Australia - a thought provoking 'membership' themed presentation on the changing nature of volunteers and volunteering
John Hewko - CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation
Click here to read the press release about the winners.

RIWA Awards Presentation

Click here for the Awards Program.
Fundraising Ideas while we’re in COVID Lockdown:
  1. Raise for Rotary - - to raise funds for any of the 7 Rotary Areas of Focus, including Polio – you can set up your very own campaign or one for your Club.
  1. Digital Raffle – Fiji Holiday - - the chance to sell raffle tickets, take half the profits for your Club and contribute half to a terrific District project installing Solar Panels on remote schools in Fiji, saving them funds that can be spent on educational materials AND reducing their use of diesel fuel/generators
  1. Balwyn Club Grants - - $10,000 to $50,000 ‘Centenary’ grants for your Club projects, from the Balwyn Club from Victoria
We had a great attendance at District Changeover yesterday with over 260 in attendance. If you missed the event, here is the fact it is worth watching again!
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