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Inside RDU in NOVEMBER | MULTICULTURALISM The Path to Peace | SYDNEY RI CONVENTION Register Now and Save | 'HOUSE OF PAIN' STRIPPED BARE: End of a Rugby Era | YOUTH AWARDEE: Changing the world one person at a time | TOBY GETS HIS WHEELS New Van Sets Young Cerebral Palsy Sufferer Free

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Multiculturalism: The path to peace

Every year the Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise  Qld, stages the Bundaberg Multicultural Festival as its signature event. The 22nd festival, held on Sunday, August 18, was once again a resounding success – touted by many as the best yet. Festival goers enjoyed a day of multicultural peace and harmony with over 150 stalls and five stages of entertainment. Read more >

Food festival preparations heat up

Preparations for the inaugural Southern Wild Food Festival have taken a big step forward with the launch of the festival logo, website and Facebook page. The festival, being organised by the Rotary Club of Invercargill, NZ, will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Stadium Southland. Read Story >

Make a girl's day

In many developing nations not having sanitary supplies can mean days without school, days without income and days without leaving the house. Girls miss up to two months of school every year. Read story >


A message to all Rotary Club Presidents From the President, The Rotary Club of Springwood Inc > READ MESSAGE

Online DONATIONS: Rotary Australia Benevolent Society - Blue Mountains October 2013 Bushfire Appeal, NSW (RABS Project) with number 16-2013-14 can be made on the RAWCS National website

Photo: Amy Hubbard (right) is comforted by her father Darren after returning to their home which was completely destroyed after a devastating bushfire passed through at Winmalee in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (Photo Credit AAP: Dan Himbrechts)

Changing the world one person at a time

Rotary Youth Recognition awardee Sarah Yahya was upset when John Howard lost the election. They shared a birthday. As a newly arrived migrant, she understood little about Australian politics – she didn’t understand why everyone around her seemed so happy. Read story >

There is nothing like Rotary!

Rotary is where you can turn conversations to actions. Download your copy of the new POSTER, print it and display it at your community venues and hand it out at your events. Share it through social media and embed it on your website. Help to start a conversation about Rotary today!  Download file >

Bringing legends to life in shared Gallipoli history

On Sunday 25th April 1915, the first ANZAC troop ship sailed from Lemnos Island.  Events that would shape nations and change the world forever were about to unfold.   Read More >

Aussie dentists putting smiles on Nepalese faces

Nepal is currently facing an oral healthcare crisis. Fifty-eight per cent of children and 69 per cent of adults in the country suffer from tooth decay. Thousands of Nepalese in rural/remote villages have no access to basic infrastructure such as sanitation and potable water, making daily tooth brushing an impossibility. Read story >

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Rotary building brighter future for disability employment in Queensland

Construction of the new Endeavour Foundation Packaging Solutions building and surrounds at Wacol, Qld, has now been completed. This facility provides employment to over 220 people with a disability.   The Rotary Club of Brisbane Inner West raised a total of $250,000 over two years to assist with the construction of the building and the members volunteered to do everything from running raffles and BBQs to approaching friends and businesses for donations. Read more >

RDU Magazine

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Life and Leisure Magazine

National recycling week | health: oils ain't oils | southern wild food festival | Book club Read Life and Leisure online magazine >

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Traveller Magazine

Just walking the dog: the paseaperros of buenos aires| Southern spectacular - part II Read Traveller online magazine here >

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Doing more than doing good

Every Rotarian joins Rotary for his or her own reasons. Often, the reason someone decides to join isn’t the same as the reason that person ultimately decides to stay. Read President's message >

Global Outlook: November

A Rotarian's guide to vocational service. Download now >

Your guide to what's happening near you during November and December

What's what and what's hot throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands this November and December Download events PDF >

The new generation E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz has redefined the science of motoring in a car that foresees what lies ahead. The new generation E-Class is now the most technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz. Visit Mercedes-Benz website >

WIN a new book!

For your chance to win a copy of Murder in Mississippi email or write to Editor, Life & Leisure, 2/3 Fleay Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220 with your answer to the following question. ‘Name one of the two documentaries John Safran won Australian Film Industry awards for?' Please include ‘Murder in Mississippi Giveaway’ in the subject line and postal address details in the body of the email (or within the letter).

Register early and save!

Online Registration for the Rotary International Convention in Sydney is now open. Complete your registration by 15 December to receive the early bird discount. Go to Convention website >

Win this Vito Van! Only 3000 tickets available at $50 each

Thanks to Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Buses and Vans you could win a Mercedes-Benz Vito Van worth $46,380 in the Disaster Aid Australia Mercedes-Benz Lottery/Raffle. Download Entry Form >
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