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The Sun-Herald City to surf
This year it will be my 30th Sydney City2Surf. I think this is worth celebrating and would like you to join me on 11th August. I have set up a team "Rotary District 9675".  I would also like to make it a great year for Australian Rotary Health so I have set up a fundraising page.  You can donate to my page or set up your own fundraising page when you have registered.  Please ask all your friends and family to donate to Australian Rotary Health.
 
Conference 2020 - Theme
 
DGE Dianne and DGE Kalma from District 9685 have announced the exciting news that our two Districts will be combining for Conference 2020.
 
Registration is now open for Conference 2020 which will be held in Wollongong at the WIN Entertainment Centre from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March 2020.
 
The Early Bird registration is $200 for the whole conference and will be available only until 30th June 2019.
 
Click here to register for the 2020 Conference in Wollongong
 
Information about hotels with a special conference rate will be available shortly.
We will also be offering Home Hosting. What a great opportunity for you to meet and get to know a friendly Illawarra Rotarian!
Stay tuned for information on how to register for home hosting.
 
Kalma and I along with all our Conference Team look forward to welcoming you to Wollongong next March!
 
Dianne North
District 9675 Governor 2019-20
Map of Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region
 
Our region is about to approach a very significant change when the number of Districts will be reduced as we simultaneously seek to grow Rotary's presence and replace ageing membership following a decline of 24% in the region over the last 10 years.
 
Taking these challenges seriously, last September the 2018/19 DGs unanimously agreed to petition the RI Board for approval to develop a plan to pilot a regional structure for Australia, New Zealand, and the 14 Pacific countries in our Zone.
 
New Districting
 
Districts, Clubs and Rotarians are putting in a terrific effort to halt the decline in membership.  While this has slowed the rate of loss somewhat, contemporary methods of rendering service have changed from the traditional service club and a new approach is needed.  One option (and one that is mandated by RI if District membership falls below 1100) is to grasp the initiative and form a larger District.
 
As PRID Noel Trevaskis said "Larger districts are just the platform for change as we move forward together to face the challenge of change".
 
Global Grants scholar
Invitation to a young person interested in international postgraduate study to apply for a Rotary District 9675 Global Grant Scholarship
The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship program is to support international study at post graduate level.
 
Rotary District 9675 supports the Global Grant Scholarship Program of The Rotary Foundation and will offer one Global Grant Scholarship in 2019. This scholarship program is funded by District 9675 and the Rotary Foundation providing a scholarship of approximately US$30,000.
 
Melbourne Airport welcome to Rotarians
And the winner is Melbourne!
It is with great excitement that we announce Melbourne as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, the largest conference secured this century for Victoria.
 
Melbourne is a Big Events City! Set to deliver over $88 million to the Victorian economy, the Convention is the most valuable conference ever won for the state, with the four-day event anticipated to attract more than 20,000 Rotarians from around the world. The global spotlight will be on Melbourne and how we present ourselves to the world.
 
 
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