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Inside RDU in APRIL | ROTARIANS & FRIENDS @ WORK | Showcasing Rotary Across the Country | PUSH FOR POLIO: Polio campaign gets a kick along  | HENLEY-ON-TODD: Set sail for the 52nd Henley-On-Todd Regatta | INTERNET VERSUS INTRANET: Rotary's online strategy  | STATE TO STATE: Tasmania helps Queensland get back on its feet | TIMOR TALES: Rotarians against malaria in Manatuto

Hamiltons of the World

The story of Hamiltons across five continents

The Rotary Club of Hamilton East, New Zealand, were looking for a major fundraiser and  felt there had to be a way of utilising the other Hamilton Rotary clubs around the world, especially as Hamilton, NZ, is about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its formation and current name. Read more >
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RDU publishes daily news from around the region online!

RDU is now available from your desktop, mobile and tablet devices so you can stay up-to-date at anytime of day or night. With our new social media integrated news feeds, you can now stay across Rotary International and club news from across the region and world on a daily basis.  Visit our online media page >
Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Set sail for 52nd Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Saturday August 17 is the date to set aside in your calendar this year. The iconic Henley-On-Todd Regatta, NT, is the only boat race in the world that is cancelled if there is water. In custom-designed bottomless boats, contestants run, scramble and stumble their way through river sand in a variety of traditionally inspired, but novel events. Read more >
Rotarians & Friends @ Work

Rotarians and friends @ work

In one of the biggest collective Rotary initiatives in Australia and an Australia-first campagin, Rotary & Friends @ Work celebrates Rotary's support and commitment to local communities. Find out more and get your club involved >

Picking up the pace for MS

Picking up the pace for MS

The Rotary Club of Osborne Park, WA, has created its own fund raising challenge by organising a splendid team event for runners, walkers or bike riders to compete in their inaugural 75km endurance event set for early May. Find out more>
Volunteers Wanted for Sydney Convention 2014

Call for Volunteers!

Here is a great opportunity to show your volunteer skills to your fellow Rotarians when they attend the Rotary Convention in Sydney June 2014. Read more >
Rice returns to the Solomons

Correction: Rice returns to the Solomons

Our apologies for the incorrect link in last month's edition:

From humble beginnings in 2007, thanks to the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Vic, the redevelopment of abandoned rice fields at the Don Bosco Rural Training Centre in Tetere, Solomon Islands, is now receiving recognition by the Solomon Island Government.
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Timor Tales

Timor Tales

By Jess Mail
Rotaract Club of Canberra, ACT

I’ve never been so hot as the day I was handing out long-lasting insecticidal nets for Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) in Manatuto, Timor Leste. All my sweat and exhaustion was forgotten, however, the moment I handed an elderly lady her first net. She was so excited she kissed me on both cheeks and repeatedly thanked me for it. Read story
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Rotarians and Friends at Work

Showcasing Rotary across the country Read more >
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Educating Wi-Fi

Technology and information are constantly changing, but are our schools changing rapidly enough to keep up with it? Read more >
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On a dark and melky night...

The Austrian village of Melk didn't quite live up to Tim Dawe's dankly dark expectations... but it spun a good tale nonetheless. Read more >
Magazine Month

Magazine Month

April is Rotary International's Magazine Month, during which we ask Rotarians and Rotary Clubs to do whatever they can to recognise and promote Rotary Regional Magazines - especially this one! Read article >
Village Cinema Friendship Friday offer

Friday mornings $7 Seniors Movie Tickets, Victoria and Tasmania ONLY

Join us on the first Friday of the month, where seniors can enjoy FREE refreshments, meet old friends and make new ones.

FREE gift bags are available at select sessions and seniors can take advantage of a $5 choc top + water deal available upon ticket purchase.

For more information visit or call 1300 555 400

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WIN a new book!

For your chance to win a copy of The Cartographer email or write to Editor, Life & Leisure, 2/3 Fleay Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220 with your answer to the following question. 'What 2012 award did The Cartographer win?' Please include 'The Cartographer Giveaway' in the subject line and postal address details in the body of the email (or within the letter).
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Shop Online!

Find all you need in terms of stationary, banners, pins and jewellery in RDU Merchandise and Promotions website. Shop now >
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Your guide to what's happening during April and May

From Lee Kernaghan, Julie Andrews, V8's, food festival and musters, find out what's happening around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands this April and Mayl Read more >
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