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"We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
HAVE YOU SEEN the District Pull-up Banner of End Polio now?

WE have a club who would like to use it at an exhibition - if you have the district banner or a Polio Plus banner that can be borrowed for a few weeks, please let me know.
RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region is assisting Papua New Guinea with their fight against the Covid Pandemic by sending as many containers of medical supplies as we can to Papua New Guinea depending on stock on hand and funds available to send these containers.
A 40’ container has already been packed and sent to Port Moresby.   RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region has been in contact with the various Health Authorities in Papua New Guinea to ensure that what we are sending is acceptable and useful in the fight against Covid.
On Thursday 13th May, Donations in Kind took delivery of 7 pallets of hand sanitiser with another 2 pallets to be collected the following Thursday.     On Saturday 15th May, Donations in Kind also took delivery of 20 pallets of Anti-bacterial Wet Wipes, all though a generous donation from Australia Health & Research and Development Group.
On Saturday 15th May, a group of willing volunteers packed a 20’ container with part of the above donations along with other supplies from the store.                      This container is destined for Lae with the contents to be distributed along the North Coast and Highlands of Papua New Guinea.        A second 20’ container will be packed on 29th May for Rabaul to be distributed in the East New Britain area of PNG.           This will be followed up with a third 20’ container for a destination yet to be determined.

RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region needs more funds to achieve this goal. Donations can be made on-line through the following link:
Sincere thanks for your consideration John Paskin
Co-Manager RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region
DISTRICT 9620 ASSEMBLIES - Sunday, June 6

Registrations can be made at

The district training assembly is an opportunity to inspire and prepare club leaders before they take office. The purposes of this seminar are to:
  • Prepare incoming club leaders for their year in office and build their leadership teams.
  • Give the district governor-elect and incoming assistant governors and district committees the opportunity to motivate club leadership teams and develop their working relationships.
  • All those who accept key club leadership roles are encouraged to attend the district training assembly.  There will be extended breakout sessions for all the key club teams.
    • President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership,
    • Foundation, Youth, Services, Public Image, Administration
The 2021 District Assembly for Rotary District 9620 will be conducted in hybrid format. That is, you will have a choice between attending an in-person assembly at Rotary headquarters, the Phil Boron Memorial Centre (Bostock House), Wacol, or attending the simultaneous online ZOOM Assembly.  
The assembly will be held on Sunday, June 6 commencing 10 am and concluding at 1 pm.  Please note that numbers for the in-person assembly will be limited to 110 due to COVID-19 restrictions.   There is no limit for the online assembly.   
Seats for the in-person assembly will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
This is a free event.  Coffee/Tea/Water will be available on arrival and a light lunch will be provided for in-person participants at 1pm. 
Registrations can be made at
Doug St Clair
District 9620 Learning & Development Coordinator
Mr John Christensen, a retired lawyer with 40 years experience as a legislative drafter and lecturer, is travelling around Australia talking to groups about our federal Constitution. This speaking tour will continue in Queensland from June to October 2021 as follows:
            Toowoomba                 11 June
            Brisbane                      14-25 June & 12-22 October
            Miles                            28-29 June & 27-28 September
            Roma                           30 June
            Emerald                       5 July
            Yeppoon                      6-11 July
            Rubyvale                      12-14 July
            Charters Towers          15-18 July
            Mt Garnett                    20-21 July
            Atherton                       22-23 July
            Cairns                          26-30 July & 12-20 August
            Townsville                    25-28 August
            Cloncurry                     31 August - 1 September & 6 September
            Mt Isa                           3-4 September
            Winton                         7-11 September
            Longreach                   13-14 September
            Barcaldine                    15-16 September
            Charleville                    18-20 September
            Kingaroy                      29-30 September
            Maryborough               1-4 October
            Coolum                        5-11 October
            St George                    26-27 October
            Cunnamulla                  28-30 October
The purpose of the talk is to give people a quick overview about how we came to have a federal Constitution.  The subject is delivered in a light but informative way using a number of hats as props.  The presentation even comes with a song or two!  From the Reviews that appear on the Facebook page 'An Australian Constitution’ (access via website you will see that the talks have been well received in schools, libraries and community groups.
The 20 minute talk puts our Constitution in its historical context, including stories about the people who were involved in creating it - stories that deserve to be told.  An opportunity is provided for a Q&A session at the end. Those attending leave with informative handouts as a resource.
This is a self-funded project with no political affiliation and no speakers fee is sought.
Due to the long distances we need to cover in 2021, our time in rural towns is, sadly, limited. Highly likely that our visit will not coincide with a scheduled Rotary meeting.  John is happy to meet with smaller groups or combined groups.  Perhaps the community Library could be encouraged to schedule a talk that all service groups could be invited to?
We look forward to hearing back from you.
Yours sincerely,
Marg Christensen
Project Organiser
Biography - John Christensen
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There has been no polio on earth since January.
This is truly wonderful news and the message needs to be spread.
Of course the BIG news will be if there are still no cases next February
There are no longer any polio viruses being detected in Pakistan sewerage.
Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, trekking the Cape to Cape in Western Australia!
In January, we launched our latest fundraising adventure, the Cape to Cape Trek. We’d love for you to be part of this incredible experience with us. This adventure is your chance to explore the coastal region of Western Australia, as you trek for five days through breath-taking coastal and forest scenery, across this ever-changing landscape.
Perched atop the coastal cliffs, you’ll immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of this region and experience some of the highlights it has to offer, including Kilcarnup, Bob’s Hollow, Horseshoe Bay, Prevelly and many more sights. With a stop at Gracetown—one of the few spots along the Margaret River coast that offers calm, turquoise waters for swimming, this is an incredible journey that will stay with you for a lifetime.
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