November 2019
This year, The Herald is being published on the 2nd Thursday of the month with stories received up to one week prior.
Articles for this publication should be of Upcoming events; "Rotary In Action" events should be directed to the DG's Newsletter.
Email all articles for either The Herald or the DG's Newsletter to  Articles can either be in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Attach PDF files if that is all you have.  Photographs in either jpg, gif, png or bmp format.
Articles will only be run in the current and next Herald (depending on the event date), after which they will need to be re-submitted.

From the District Governor
Change or Perish
Twenty years ago, membership in Australian and New Zealand Rotary Districts was in excess of 53,000!
What’s gone wrong since that time?
What has changed that has seen Rotary membership plummet to less than 38,000 in our region?
ShelterBox 2020 Vision
Photographer, ShelterBox Response Team member and Shelterbox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade is publishing a 200-page photo book, illustrating the resilience of those affected by disaster and the determination of those that assist in their recovery. The book shows the triumph of the human spirit in adversity.

From the Editor
This month has been a very busy month for my club (Mount Barker, of which I am President). Quite a number of emails with articles for the Herald are arriving and get 'lost' in a very large list of emails. I apologise for any article that was sent that didn't get included in this edition.

Policies and Procedures
Flyers and Information for Inclusion in D9500 Newsletters
Editor of the District 9500 newsletters, Glenda Sherwin-Lane, has requested that if you are seeking to share information or flyers for District 9520 projects / programs, please forward the information to Glenda at with a copy to for approval.
All flyers or other information is to be supplied in Word so that images and text can be extracted as required. It will then be saved in PDF format before being included as a link.

District 9510 District Governor 2022-23
The Rotary Districts 9500 and 9520, after agreement of the joint G train for both districts has determined the composition of the nominating committee for the position of District Governor for District 9510 in the year 2022-2023.
Representing Your Community's Professions
In Rotary, members’ classifications refer to their occupations, professional expertise, and training. Rotary clubs aim to include members from a number of classifications because bringing together professionals from different fields and industries increases a club’s capacity to serve its community as well as giving its members an opportunity to learn more about others in the community. To maximize your impact, strive for professional diversity that represents the professions held in your community. Because business activities and terminology vary from community to community, Rotary doesn’t maintain a comprehensive list of classifications. Be open to nontraditional professions that bring new skills and perspectives to your club.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is seeking interest from volunteers who would like to share their time with the staff and students during the NYSF Year 12 Program in January 2020. Volunteers with the NYSF derive a great sense of fulfilment and satisfaction from their work and NYSF is certainly very much enhanced by their generous efforts.

The Rotary Foundation and International
World Polio Day Cheers Major Achievements
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced the historic feat in a video address during Rotary’s Global Online Update on 24 October.
An Introduction to RAWCS
Please click below to view a video introducing members to Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).
Rotary Zone 8 Public Image Newsletter
Read the latest information and stories from Rotary Zone 8.
Rotary Strategic Plan
View the latest Strategic Plan from Rotary International.
Rotary Club of Seaford Christmas Puddings
Rotary Foundation Christmas Puddings are again available from the Rotary Club of Seaford. For more information please download the order form by clicking the link below.

Be the Inspiration
Australian Bushfires
As we are assailed by this unprecedented level and ferocity of bushfire, Rotarians are preparing to assist in any way possible. I have been at a Rotary function this evening where the proceeds have been earmarked for bushfire relief. I’m sure many of you and your Clubs are asking whether ShelterBox, as Rotary’s international partner in disaster relief, can assist in any way.
Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Walk the Yorke
Following on from the successful Ocean to Outback bike ride, the Victor Harbor Rotary Club are planning a 5-day event for May 2020. We would like to invite any members from District 9500 & 9520 Clubs to complete a 100km section of the “Walk the Yorke” coastal trail on Yorke Peninsula over 5 days to raise funds for Lifeline.

Rotary 100 Years in Australia and New Zealand Logo Competition
In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Wellington, Auckland and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021. We can come together and create a common legacy. Think about the impact we can make!
Rotary Club of Mitcham Half Price Book Sale
If you are looking for bargains for all the family for your Christmas reading and gifts
Twilight Cruise on 'One and All'
Ruth Bennet was the lucky winner of the Twilight Cruise on the ‘One & All’ Tall Ship, which was drawn recently.  Ruth and her husband John, a member of the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay, will be joining the other Rotarians and guests taking a short picturesque cruise down the Port River and into the Gulf
WASRAG World Water Summit
WASRAG World Water Summit 12 will be part of the Presidential Conference celebrating 75 years of collaboration with the United Nations. The theme for WWS-12 stems from this relationship.

District 9520 Conference 2020
District Conference 2020 in Mildura
The District Conference in 2020 (the last for District 9520) will be held in Mildura from 27th to 29th March.
There are three registration categories so click on the appropriate link to register:
Payment options now include Cheque, Bank Transfer and via eWay using Visa or Mastercard and each payment method is explained on the registration process.
Don't miss out, register now!!
Guest Speaker Profile: Tilman Ruff OAM
The majority of Tilman’s work is evidence-based advocacy, analysis and teaching on the imperative to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Since 2012, he has been Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) – an organisation that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

Learning and Development
District 9520 2019-20 Training Schedule

Upcoming Events
G- Train & Committee of Management
Dec 21, 2019 9:30 AM
G- Train & Committee of Management
Feb 08, 2020 9:30 AM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Feb 09, 2020 9:30 AM
G- Train & Committee of Management
Feb 15, 2020
District Leadership Team Meeting
Feb 16, 2020
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