District 9675 Governor
District Governor Stephen Humphreys and Judith
Stephen Humphreys (Judith)
District Governor 2016-17
Upcoming Events
Club Service Projects
      Club Service Projects Chair – Liz Macintosh lizmack7@bigpond.com 0439 550 129
Soap Aid
  • To collect soap from hotels, send it to Melbourne for recycling and distribution to developing countries.
  • A rapidly growing programme with lots of hotels wanting to join
  • Volunteers do a pick up from a local hotel and take it to a storage depot where it is transported to Melbourne for processing
Contact:  Steve Hooper  chevets@bigpond.com  0401 987 003
Australian Rotary Health 
To provide funding for a variety of health related research
  • Indigenous Health Scholarships – Cost to club $2,500 (75 students sponsored this year)
  • Rural Medical Scholarships – Cost to club $5,500
  • Rural Nursing Scholarships – Cost to club $13,750
  • Mental Health Forums
  • ANZAC PhD Scholarship for research into PTSD
  • Hat day – Held each year in October
Contact: Stephen Humphreys  sjhumphreys14@bigpond.com 0412 993 561
Graffiti day
To work with local Councils to remove graffiti from public or private buildings using products which are donated.
Coordinators are required to:
  • arrange pick up of product
  • Identify team members (who need to attend a short training session)
  • Supervise on the day
  • Held annually in October
Jay Thorogood  jay.thorogood@gmail.com  0488 228 882
Bob Aitken bob@bobaitkenmedia.com.au  0417 722 190
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
To provide children with a book each month from the time of birth until they are five.
  • This encourages parents to read to their children
  • In some cases, this develops the parents’ literacy also
  • Gets children ready for school
Cost to clubs:
  • Cost per child is $6.50 / month or $78 / year.
  • Cost for 50 children for 1 year is $3900.
  • Plan on a 3 year commitment
Contact: Sue Clark ballyclark@bigpond.com 0402 818 075
Rotary Community Corps 
to provide members of the community who can’t commit to Rotary membership to do community service
  • Like ‘Friends of Rotary’ but more formal.
  • Is part of the Club
  • No membership fees or attendance requirements
  • Usually focussed on a ‘theme’, geographical area or nationality
  • Must abide by the usual rules of governance and financial probity
      Contact: Mike Mazza mjmazza@bigpond.com 0402 012 888
Blood Donor drive
To encourage Rotarians and their family and friends to donate blood
  • Disappointing response in our District to date
  • It’s not that Rotarians aren’t donating, but we think that they aren’t registering on the ARCBS website so donations aren’t being counted
  • Site address is        www.donateblood.com.au
  • Register under D9675
Contact:  Nick Durrant nickdurrant@hotmail.com  0414 928 004
Dream Cricket
To provide children with disabilities with the chance to improve their self esteem & confidence by playing cricket
  • Several clubs need to work on a Dream Cricket event
  • Rotaractors will assist with supervising the participants
  • The District has a special kit but the club will need to borrow/purchase others
  • Advice can be sought from clubs who have already run a Dream Cricket day
Contact: Paul Reid    reid_family@bigpond.com 0424 026 343
Community Grants
To make clubs aware of funding sources
  • Community grants can provide opportunities to clubs eg DPIL in the Illawarra.
  • Michael Mazza sends out notices each month about grants.
Contact: Mike Mazza mjmazza@bigpond.com 0402 012 888
To liaise with Probus in our District
  • Community club for retired persons
  • Especially for retired Rotarians
  • Meetings once per month
  • No work!
  • Person needed to assist Dick with visits to Probus clubs for official presentations etc.
     Contact: Dick White  whitard@ozemail.com.au  0424 603 499
Bowel Scan  
To detect early signs of bowel cancer by colorectal screening
  • Kits are distributed to pharmacies in March/April each year
  • Kits can be returned to same pharmacy for testing
  • Everyone over 40 should be doing this test
  • People needed to distribute kits
Coordinator wanted:  c/o Sue Hayward
Inspirational Women’s Awards 
To recognise the efforts of women who have contributed to their community
  • Not for Rotarians
  • Held in conjunction with International Womens day
  • Has been held every two years
  • Talk of making it an annual event but sharing the coordination with D9685 to our north.
Contact: Dot Hennessy  dothennessy@gmail.com  0412 120 314