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"We shall not defeat any of the infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation, and basic health care." ~ Kofi Annan
Notice of Ballot for confirmation of District 9620 Budget and Levies for 2021-22
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for a ballot to be conducted of the members of Rotary International District 9600 Ltd.
Business to be considered.
The consideration of the District 9620 Budget for 2021-22, including the per capita levy. (refer to Attachment A).
Please note that this Budget will be discussed at the online Presidents-Elect training on Sunday 11 April 2021.
Rotary International District 9620 commences on 1 July 2021, following the amalgamation of Rotary International Districts 9600 and 9630.
This Budget has been endorsed by the District 9620 Transition Team and will be considered by all clubs currently in District 9600 and District 9630.
Click here to download proposed Budget and Ballot papers
 Interactors Conference Sunday, 30th May 2021
Venue: Historic Butter Factory at Grantham, near Gatton.
 Let’s celebrate our younger generation the Interactors of D9630 who will be attending our last Interact Conference.
                 With Interactors from Brisbane, Pimpama,
                  Toowoomba, Chinchilla, to name but a few.
Great speakers include the:
Outstanding Young Achiever    AMIEL NUBAHA
In addition our own Young Hero from the Redlands Coast
LANCE UTZ “Litter Legends”
Environment and Sustainability Award Winner
Not forgetting our Youth Leaders with their exceptional talents
Ishbel Taylor               Chair for Interact District 9630
District 9620 is now calling for applications for District Grants for club project for the 2021-22 Rotary Year. For District 9620 we have made some changes in the way we will manage the District grant process. Full details of the process can be found on the new District 9620 website District Grant Administration and Financial Management Plan.

Applications close 30April 2021 and clubs will then be advised of approval, or otherwise, following assessment of all applications. To eligible for a District Grant clubs must meet the following qualification requirements:
  1. The club must be in good financial standing with RI and District
  2. At least one Club member must have completed a Rotary Foundation Grant Management Seminar and the Club must have signed the Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  3. Club must have a Grant Financial Management Plan
  4.  All District and Global Grant Reports must be up to date
District Grants fund short-term activities and projects ,either local or international, that support The Rotary
Foundation’s Mission.
Clubs can submit up to three applications per year but they must be prioritised.
Normally, Grant funding will be allocated to clubs on a reimbursement basis. However, clubs, as part of their
application, may submit a request for funding in advance along with justification for that request.
The Committee will consider such requests on a club by club basis, based on the following criteria and at the full discretion of the Committee (approval of payment in advance should not be assumed by clubs):
  • a. The Club’s Grant Management Plan.
  • b. The Club’s justification for requesting advanced funding as provided in their application.
  • c. The Club’s history with respect to proper grant management
Whilst not mandatory, club contributions towards the project for which the grant is being sought, will
receive favourable consideration by the Grants Sub-Committee. Further, whilst there is no limit to the
amount clubs can request in their District Grant applications, clubs should be mindful of the limited
availability of DDF and the fact that the committee will be looking to distribute funds fairly across the
District. Combining with other Clubs in the District for grants for larger projects is encouraged as it will
allow larger amounts to be sought.
Your completed Grant Application is to be forwarded to the Chair of the Grants Sub-Committee, PDG Alan
Stephens at

Elwyn Hodges
District 9620 Foundation Coordinator
2021 District Grant Application Form
D9620 Rotary Foundation Memorandum of Understanding
To eligible for a District Grant clubs must have completed a Rotary Foundation Management Seminar.

This can be completed by doing  the official Foundation course which is now available on MyRotary (for which you will be issued a Certificate)


The updated District 9630 Rotary Foundation online Grant Management Seminar is now available by following this LINK

Either courses are accepted
Dear incoming and current Rotary club officers,
We’re collecting club and club officer information for the 2021-22 Rotary year, and we need your help. We ask your club to report incoming club officers to Rotary to help us compile resources for Rotary members around the world, including the online interactive directory and the Find a club search function found on My Rotary. This will also ensure that incoming club officers receive vital information from Rotary. This is a reminder that if you have not already done so, please submit the names of your club’s incoming officers by the end April.
Submit or verify:
  • The names of your club’s 2021-22 president, secretary, executive secretary/director, treasurer, Rotary Foundation chair, and membership chair, as well as their contact details, such as mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone and fax numbers
  • Your club’s meeting details: place, address, day, and time
  • Your club’s contact information: a permanent phone number and, if you have them, a permanent email address and mailing address where all club officers can receive mail, as well as your club website. 

You can submit this information either through My Rotary (sign in and, under Manage, select Club & District Administration>Club Administration>Update Member Data) or by emailing it to Be sure to report current officers who will remain in their roles for 2021-22.
If your club submits membership data to Rotary through local country or district databases connected to RI, such as Club Collaborator, ClubCommunicator, DACdb, ClubRunner, RIBI Data Management Software, Harmony and SEMDA, you can use them to submit officer information, too. Please make updates in your local database and then sign-in to My Rotary to verify the information there. 

Please note, incoming club officers may view club information through My Rotary, so please work with your current club officers to report this information if you notice that the 2021-22 club officers have not yet been updated in the club records.

Thank you for helping to keep our records current and accurate.
Thomas Woods
Data Relations Manager
cc: district governors-elect, assistant governors
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April.

This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.

Visit the convention event page on Facebook to connect with other participants and share what you’re looking forward to experiencing with #Rotary21. The Virtual Convention is open to all Rotary members and participants, so invite a friend to join you or share the event with your community.
In this issue:
  • 1 Why Start a Club?
  • 2 Regional Membership Officer Update
  • 3 - Nurturing Rotarians - Your Vocation to Grow Rotary
  • 4 3 Ingredients to Keep Members Happy
  • 5 - continuation of page 4 - Ask the Question
  • 6 - Pursuing our Mentoring Moments - 2021 Virtual Rotary Convention
  • 7 Make your Club Thrive
  • 8 - Embrace the Digital Age - Serve to Change Lives - The Team
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District Secretary - Sue Mulraney
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