Coming in October:-
Tuesday 13th -   Betti Kitchener
Mental Health Awareness
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              Tuesday  27th -  Susie Cole
Join us on zoom.

Meeting ID:3222453798

Password: RCGE

Time 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start

People of Acton:-


The Bush Balladeer – Don McQueen

The show will be a Facebook Live show on Weds October 14 at 8pm on the "Don McQueen The Bush Balladeer" Facebook Page. 

Here's the Facebook event:

Here's the link to buy tickets!

Show description:

Don McQueen, multi award winning Bush Balladeer delivers Australian poetry with exceptional passion and flair. You'll feel as though you're sitting around the campfire with Don as he recites some of the most classic Australian Bush Poetry, and some hilarious modern poems too. Don performs regularly at a variety of events and now he's lending his talents to help raise some money to assist the Rotary Nomads in supporting excellent community projects. He is a fabulous, charismatic entertainer and brings these amazing poems to life - without reading a word - it's all from memory! This event will be a Facebook Live show, you can watch it on the "Don McQueen The Bush Balladeer" Facebook Page, on October 14 at 8pm (Sydney/Melb time). This is a free show, but we have set up a ticket link where you can choose from a range of ticket prices, depending on what you feel you can afford or reward. Here's the link: 

What do you need to do now?

Please tell the world! Share the facebook event with everyone you know and encourage them to save the date, click "going" in the facebook event, and buy their tickets! You can also send it to people in a private message with a personal note. 

You can also email all this info to your friends, and anyone who likes poetry - they could be anywhere in the world, that's the beauty of a live streamed show!

Here's the link to the Don McQueen the Bush Balladeer Facebook Page:

Looking forward to a fabulous night and to raising lots of money for the Nomads to continue their excellent work in the community.



Peace Essay Competition

Please see information from Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour……...

Thank you so much for your prompt response and enthusiastic support!

Briefly our Peace Essay competition is as follows:

  1. It is for primary school students in Grades 5 or 6 enrolled in any Australian school. 

  2. Free entry. Three great prizes. 

  3. Essay theme, “What does peace mean to you?”. Maximum 500 words. 

  4. Follow guideline questions in Instructions.

  5. Need to submit both essay and completed entry form.

  6. Start date: 21 Sep 2020; Last date for receiving essays: 1 Nov 2020. 

  7. Email for enquiries/submission:

Please encourage any young children in grades 5-6 to enter this competition!

As a gift of music to our fellow Rotarians, families and communities, please join us on Zoom on Sunday, October 11 at 3pm.

In this year 2020 when many have found themselves in trying times, the value of the enjoyment of music on one’s mental health has prompted a group of D9800 Rotarians to gather vocalists and musicians together for an afternoon concert to uplift the soul.

This concert is FREE but you are encouraged to donate to Australian Rotary Health.

World Polio Day: October 24th

One Day. One Focus:Ending Polio

World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe to raise awareness about our work to eradicate polio for good. If we stay committed to making progress, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated.
In our fight to end polio, we’ve used our collective strength to defeat this devastating disease in almost every part of the world. This year, the World Health Organisation’s African region was certified free of wild polio virus –showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. Wild polio virus still paralyses children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.
Let’s Take Action
A polio-free world is possible, but we can achieve it only by taking action together. With the challenges to vaccination programs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more crucial that Rotary continues to build awareness and raise funds for polio eradication.
Join the effort to vaccinate children and end polio by organising a World Polio Day event for your community. In 2019, Rotary members held more than 5,900 events in 136 countries. This year, online events and activities will allow us to expand our reach even more and inspire others to join us. Not sure how to take action for World Polio Day? From virtual event ideas to social media posts and photos, the World Polio Day Toolkit can help you start planning and promoting your activities.


Rotary District 9820 is supporting Lift the Lid on Mental Illness on October 10 – World Mental Health Day.

You’re invited to join their webinar with Professor Felice Jacka, who will talk about diet and mental health.



 Bread tags are not turned into wheelchairs. The recyclers make a donation to us for the tags and these donations fund the wheelchairs.


Anyone can collect at home, work, school etc. When it suits you, contact us or drop your accumulated bread tags off at one of our collection points.

Can you help boost our Food Bank to supply essential items those in need during winter. Just leave bags of non-perishable foods next to your letterboxes for collection by volunteers.
Contact us to arrange for one of our members to collect your donation.
Stamp Out Trachoma

Collect used stamps from your work, schools, universities, hospitals, medical clinics and council offices.... and remember your neighbours. 

Every stamp helps!
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