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Inside RDU in AUGUST | ROTARY AIDS TIMOR-LESTE'S leaders of tomorrow | ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION: Party time in Portugal | MEET YOUR NEW District Governors | A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Rotary of Crawley raises $400,000 in one night

Party time in Portugal

Party time in Portugal

A fundraising challenge worth up to $US525 million was announced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in one of many highlights of the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon in June. For the next five years, the Foundation will double every dollar raised by Rotary up to $US 35 million a year, CEO Jeff Raikes announced during the final plenary session of the Convention.. Read more >
Hit the road to help out

Hit the road to help out

What if you could travel across Australia in your campervan, caravan, motorhome, camper trailer or vehicle-mounted tent with fellow Rotarians; your family or friends – and friends you just haven’t met yet, but for a good cause? Read story >
Rotary aids Timor Leste's leaders of tomorrow

Rotary aids Timor Leste's leaders of tomorrow

In September this year, 85 young people of Timor Leste will gather for a week at Dare Refugio, about 20km outside Dili, for a week in leadership training. The week will once again highlight the need for youth leadership in a country in which a whole strategy of society perished during the turbulent years, leaving the younger generation with no mentors. Read story >
In search of the Rotary woman

In search of the Rotary woman

When recent focus groups, in places as diverse as Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Sydney and Chicago, were asked to characterise Rotary and Rotarians, their responses included: “Business men”, “elite”, “secretive”, “old”, “wealthy” and “not sure that women are allowed into local clubs”. After more than 20 years since women were first admitted into Rotary, the perception that women are not allowed or welcome in Rotary continues in all regions. Read Story >
Educating the future leaders of Tanzania

Educating the future leaders of Tanzania

The School of St Jude recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by continuing to fight poverty through education. St Jude’s provides free, high-quality primary and secondary education to over 1600 of the poorest, brightest students from Arusha, Tanzania. Read more >
Pillowfight Day

Pillowfight Day

Rotaractors and Rotarians from Districts 9910 and 9920 were at Aotea Square in Auckland CBD, NZ, running Auckland’s first ever International Pillowfight Day event on April 6. The objectives were to raise funds for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) and also promote ROMAC, Rotary and Rotaract. Read Story >
A night to remember

A night to remember

On May 4, the club hosted its second A Night to Remember event. Remarkably, through the incredible work of volunteers and the generosity of sponsors and supporters, Rotary of Crawley was able to raise a total of more than $400,000 in just one night. Read story >
Are you ready for Rotary's 105th Annual Convention?

Sponsors, Events & Volunteers!

What can you do to assist planning and conduct of the Sydney Convention? Find out more  >
Premier Newman joins Salvos, Rotary and Zonta for “Project Now” sod turning ceremony

Project Now

Premier Campbell Newman turned the first sod on the site of a new 20-be accommodation facility for women recovering from addiction at The Salvation Army's Brisbane Recovery Services Centre (Moonyah), in Red Hill, Qld, in June. Read Story >
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Open your eyes to rewards in the world around you!

Download our new full page ad and print it as a flyer/poster to give out at your events. Download file >
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Looking for work in New Zealand?

A Warehouse Manager is required for a new distribution network from an Auckland Base. Email Geoff Sell at
RDU Cover August 2013

RDU Digital Magazine August 2013

Click on the magazine to go to the full online flip page issue of Rotary Down Under in August Read more >
Cover Life and Leisure August 2013

Life and Leisure

Australian Garden Show | An orchestral evening like no other | Keep your body bugs happy Read Life and Leisure magazine >
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New Delhi | A tale of eight cities | Delhi received bad press following the shocking recent reports of gang rape and murder that exposed a disturbing misogynist culture. Tim Dawe, escorted by wife Pam, experienced a very different place, however: India's capital, New Delhi  Read Traveller magazine >
Ron Burton

Every Rotarian has something to give

Our goal in 2013-14 is to Engage Rotary, Change Lives. All of us know that Rotary has incredible potential to do good work. It's time to recognise how much more we could be doing and start working on new ways to turn that potential into reality.  Read President's message >
2013 Hat Day

HAT DAY - 11 October 2013

Do you want to do something to show your support for mental health research and reduce the stigma of mental illness in Australia? Join us in celebrating Hat Day by wearing a hat on October 11th and Donate Online or Host a Hat Day. Find out how >
Sydney Convention Website

Sydney Convention Host Organising Committee Website Now Live!

It's time to get familiar with all that is being developed in preparation for the Rotary International 2014 Convention in Sydney. Visit website >
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Sunday 20 October 2013

NSW Rotary Clubs are invited to participate in Graffiti Removal Day 2013 by calling 1300 665 310 or emailing Equipment and material will be supplied.
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Your guide to what's happening during August and September

What's what and what's hot throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands this August and Septembert Download events PDF >
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WIN a new book!

For your chance to win a copy of Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything email or write to Editor, Life & Leisure, 2/3 Fleay Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220 with your answer to the following question. ‘What was Maria's favourite book' Please include ‘Everything Giveaway’ in the subject line and postal address details in the body of the email (or within the letter).
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