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No innovation in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health than the sanitation revolution triggered by invention of the toilet.  But it did not go far enough.  It only reached one-third of the world - Sylvia Mathews Burwell
On the 1st July we will merge to become District 9620, with over 120 clubs belonging to the new District, communications to clubs will be huge undertaking and to ensure that no one is missed, D9620 will be using Clubrunner (the same platform D9600 uses now and I am sure that a few clubs will also be familiar with Clubrunner).
To enable a smooth transition and ensuring that your club and members do not miss out on any vital information, we are requesting that Clubs have a read of the email below from D9600 webmaster and complete the authorisation for Clubrunner authorisation.  Webmaster Mark has done a great job to hopefully answer any questions that you may and give information on how to submit the approval.

First some clarifications about the why:
The District 9600 website (and after the 1st July District 9620 website)contains a database of all Rotarians and Rotaracters in the district which from now on will be vital to communications between districts and clubs and for clubs to find information about what is happening on a district and club level throughout the district. Only Rotarians and Rotaracters who are in the database will have access to information that is designated for Rotarians and Rotaracters only. District communications lists will be built from Clubrunner data.
  • Whether or not a club enables synchronisation is entirely up to the club concerned. If a club does not enable RI synchronisation, the world does not end. But it does place a greater workload on the club secretary if they wish their members to be able to take advantage of district services.
  • The website and the district database are important tools for the district to provide services to clubs and members and since the new district 9620 will also be using Clubrunner, they will still be important next year and beyond.
  • Where authenticated access to services is required, services will not be available to Rotarians and Rotaractors who are not entered in the district database. (e.g. district documents, perhaps in future some district event registrations)
  • The Buzz is the new way of distributing event notifications and dateclaimers. It replaces the old system of cascading through secretaries which put too much work on secretaries and missed too many people. Only Rotarians and Rotaractors in the district database will get the buzz.
  • Important district notifications are still sent to secretaries and presidents. We'll try to keep this contact information up-to-date in any way possible, but having up-to-date info in Clubrunner is a big help and makes success more likely.
  • Maintenance of membership information in and clubrunner is the responsibility of clubs and the members themselves, and both clubrunner and give individuals the ability to update their own information and club executives to add, delete and edit member information.
  • RI synchronisation is a work-saving feature of clubrunner that allows club execs and members to edit their information in one place and not have to do it in 2 places. Information in is automatically downloaded to clubrunner, so clubs only need to keep up-to-date.
  • RI synchronization also downloads the current and next-year officeholders from RI. This information is how the club directory on the website is kept up-to-date. It's also how district coordinators can direct their inquiries and notifications to the correct person in clubs.
  • By default, Clubrunner will download preferred email address, phone numbers and business address, if available. DOB information is not downloaded. Club executives can change these settings in clubrunner for their whole club and Rotarians can change the settings for themselves under the "privacy" tab in their Clubrunner profile. Minimum information for the system to be useful is a valid email address and the name of the Rotarian.
And now the how:

Method 1: Send in a Form.

Fill out the attached form and send it in to
We recommend that in most cases you should fill out the section for authorisation for view-only vendor. This makes the "single source of truth" and gives rise to fewer synchronisation problems. In this case, leave the section for update vendor blank. You can then manage your club data as you have always done in and Clubrunner will automatically be updated.
The vendor name is "Clubrunner" and in almost all cases it is a new vendor.
Club Authorization to Initiate Data Integration Agreement Form

Method 2: Do it Online

1. As Secretary, President or Executive Secretary, go to the following web address and login.
Click here for on-line instructions
Learn More Here:
RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region has recently received from the Queensland Children’s Hospital and other sources a large quantity of medical supplies and consumables, all of which would be invaluable to the health authorities in Papua New Guinea with their response to the current outbreak of COVID-19 within the country.       As well as the supplies that we have in stock in Brisbane, we have received an offer of a quantity of PPE as well as at least one Ultrasound Machine from sources in Victoria.       RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region is in a position to pack a container immediately, the only thing that is stopping us is the lack of funds.

Any Rotary District/Club or other entity that is able to give financial assistance can make a donation by using the following on-line link:


All donors will receive a tax deductable receipt and funds will be immediately available to RAWCS Donations in Kind to meet the cost of getting this container away.

Remember that Papua New Guinea is part of a Rotary District 9600 which is part of RAWCS Northern Region and any assistance that we give will not only be beneficial to Papua New Guinea, but also to Queensland and Australia as well.

Sincere thanks

PP John Paskin


RAWCS Northern Region DIK

Mob:  0466 556 042

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Dear Club Officers,

Greetings from Parramatta!

The end of financial year is fast approaching, and I did not want to pass up the opportunity to encourage you to have that conversation with your board to make your contributions to The Rotary Foundation this month.

The strength of the Australian is at a level we have not seen since October 2017. At AUD1.26 to USD1.00, it would cost less to be able to award Paul Harris fellow recognition this month. Please consider doing this now rather than wait till the latter part of the financial year.

Getting your requests in early would ensure that we can process it in time for your presentation dates. There are so many people to acknowledge in our communities. What better way than to thank and recognise them with a Paul Harris Fellow certificate.

For your convenience, the account details for club contributions can be found below:

Account Name: The Rotary Foundation
Account Number: 100345225
BSB: 332 084
Payment Reference: <<Club name>>

Please advise by email to help us look out for the incoming donation.

I am also including the Paul Harris Fellow Request Form should you need it.

We have had a record year of grant payments. At the start of February, Rotary has awarded 1,359 global grants worth USD95.6 Million. The need is great and Rotary, now more than ever, has a great part to play in meeting that need. Your support of The Rotary Foundation will go a long way.

Thank you!



Grace Ramirez
Manager, International Office and Financial Services

South Pacific & Philippines Office
Level 2, 60 Phillip Street
Parramatta NSW 2150 Australia

40 years ago, Australian Rotary Health (ARH) was established as a charitable fund by Rotarian PP Ian Scott and the Rotary Club of Mornington, Victoria, to research the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Since those early days, our work has continued to expand and has made an impact not only across the country, but also internationally. With the support of Rotary Clubs and Districts in Australia, we are so proud to be a part of creating better health for all Australians. Research and advancements in knowledge funded by ARH provide both preventative and curative solutions for a broad range of health conditions.

Since 2000, our research focus has been on mental health. In 2012, this focus narrowed to the Mental Health of Young Australians (Aged 0-25), and in 2013, projects focussing on the Prevention of Mental Illness were included. Programs such as Cool Kids and Mental Health First Aid are just a couple of examples of our funding leading to positive outcomes. 

Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is our national campaign for mental health research and awareness, and every year on World Mental Health Day (October 10) we celebrate Hat Day to raise funds for vital research into mental health. 

In just 40 years, we’ve achieved so much. We’re inviting you to help us mark this milestone year and invest in the future by supporting our work today.
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World Water Day focuses on water’s importance
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that hand washing — which requires a safe water source — is essential to our health. Yet more than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. Since 2014, The Rotary Foundation has invested more than $51 million in global grants to enable clubs to carry out projects that help people around the world with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. For World Water Day on 22 March, learn how you can get involved in a water project and give to support our work in this area through our Donate page. Go to the Areas of Focus tab and choose Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.
Rotary and COVID-19 vaccinations

Six district governors in Zones 33 and 34 worked with the Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina, USA, to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The governors created a list of contacts from each Rotary club in their districts to provide to the state’s health department, which it in turn shared it with local health departments. The state also offered Rotary members across the state training about vaccinations, to empower them to raise awareness in their communities. Members volunteered at local vaccination sites to help health officials with logistics including data entry, crowd control, and patient registration. Learn more about this story on Rotary Voices, and share what your clubs are doing to assist with vaccination efforts on Rotary Showcase.

Take a virtual tour of Rotary International World Headquarters

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been unable to offer in-person tours of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Now our new virtual tour makes it easy for members to get a peek at the changes we’ve made in the building anytime and from anywhere. They’ll also learn more about Rotary’s vision to create lasting change in communities around the world. Share the virtual tour with members at your next club meeting.

Hone your skills with Toastmasters International
Become a more effective presenter, communicator, and leader through the courses Toastmasters International developed for our Learning Center. From speechwriting and interpersonal communication to building consensus and leading a team, these courses will help you grow professionally and personally. All eight courses are now available in several languages in the Learning Center. Search by topic Toastmasters.
Celebrating Paul Harris’ legacy of goodwill
On 19 April 1868, Rotary founder Paul Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. Among the most enduring symbols of the goodwill that he spread are the trees he planted around the world. Join us in celebrating the anniversary of Paul Harris’ birth by reading about these friendship trees or by making a special gift to The Rotary Foundation. How else will you mark the occasion? Tell us by writing to
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