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Inside RDU in DECEMBER-JANUARY | CONVERSATIONS TO ACTIONS: New Zone 8 Advertising Campaign Launched | CLEANING UP THE STREETS: Second annual Graffiti Removal Day Doubles in Size  | TREASURED ART: Art Auction Helping Kiwi Kids  | A WHEELIE GOOD SOLUTION: Restored Bikes Get Geelong Refugees Moving

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Could our lifestyle choices contribute to our mental health and wellbeing?

Depression is one of the biggest public health problems of our age says Deakin University's Professor Michel Berk, who heads up Barwon Psychiatric Research Unit. Along with Professor Berk and his research team, Associate Professor Felice Jacka is at the forefront of ground breaking work looking at the link between mental illness in children, adolescents and adults and their lifestyle choices including diet, exercise and smoking.
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Want to be part of the action at Sydney's biggest convention!

Volunteers needed to help visitors travelling to Sydney in 2014.The Host Organising Committee (HOC) is seeking expressions of interest from Rotarians, Rotaractors, partners and friends who would like to play a role in the organisation and conduct of various activities, that are the responsibility of the HOC. Register now for flexible hours and interesting jobs! 

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Tramping club provides more than clean air and a pretty view

In 1986 the Rotary Club of Milton, NZ, took a small party of 24 on an “independent” tramp over the Milford Track. The trip proved so successful that in the following season two trips were run. This project has now grown into a huge enterprise, with more than 16,000 people having participated over the past 27 seasons. Read Story >

Discover legends beyond the battlefield

Like the original ANZAC's, embark on the Epic Cruise to sign on for adventure and sail into history. The cradle of civilisations keeps many of history's most astonishing stories. Get ready to explore tradition, myth and conflict as Turkey unlocks its legends for you to discover Book Now >

Conversations to actions

The new Conversations to Actions marketing campaign has now been launched with the introduction of a membership brochure, print and radio advertising across Australia, a revitalised Zone website and a Facebook page.  Read more >

RDU 2013 Readership Survey

Rotary Down Under conducts a comprehensive readership survey every two to three years. We need the information gathered in this survey in order to adjust and refine our content to best suit the needs of our subscribers. There are 50 questions in all and we estimate the survey will take around 15 minutes. We understand and appreciate that your time is precious, so we are grateful for whatever time you can spare in order to help us to help you. Go to survey >

Kamahl's Christmas Gift to Fight Polio

Aussie icon shares his Heart and Soul with Rotary and the world. $5 donation to PolioPlus for every album sold. Read Story and Download Order Form >

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Last chance for early bird discount

Join Rotary members from around the world in Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June. The 2014 RI Convention will bring together some of the world’s leading experts on water, polio, and social media. You'll find new ideas for service — and perhaps a new partner for creating change — in the House of Friendship.   Read More >

Treasured art helps Kiwi kids

During the first half of the year members of the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise, NZ, scoured the Bay of Plenty and further afield for impressive works of art. This club’s efforts and networks have raised more than $60,000 from their Treasured Art Auctions over the past three years, with proceeds donated to the Foundation for Youth Development's Kiwi Can program.. Read story >

Discover sub-antarctic Islands aboard Sliver Discoverer

For nature lovers, New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic islands are recognised as one of the world's greatest biodiversity "hotspots" and Silversea is privileged to be one of the few allowed to land in these protected reserves. Visit Ultimate Cruising website >

RDU Magazine

Follow the link to access the full online flip page December-January issue of Rotary Down Under RDU Online Magazine>

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Life and Leisure Magazine

The Normie Rowe Story | NZ Festival | Kamahl: End Polio Now Album Offer| Book Club Read Life and Leisure online magazine >

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Traveller Magazine

Gran Cafe Tortoni: The Cathedral of Coffee Religion | New vs Old: Europe via Dubai Read Traveller online magazine here >

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Preserve a piece of Rotary's past

One winter day, Rotary founder Paul Harris took a walk down a well-kept street just outside Chicago. Watching children sledding down a hillside, he recalled his own boyhood in New England. At that moment, he decided that if he were ever to own a home, it would be on top of that hill on Longwood Drive. Read President's message >

Executive Director RDU

Rotary Down Under Pty Ltd (the Company) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director, due to the pending retirement of the incumbent. View Position and Download Duties & Application Form >

Your guide to what's happening near you during January and February

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

Graffiti Removal Day doubles in size

More than 700 volunteers from Rotary clubs, Scouts, Guides, Men's Sheds, Police Citizens and Youth Clubs and local Councils joined other members of the public in October to remove graffiti from various parts of NSW, ranging from Bondi to Broken Hill. Read story >

WIN a new book!

For your chance to win a copy of Happy Eva After email or write to Editor, Life & Leisure, 2/3 Fleay Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220 with your answer to the following question. ‘What field does Sebastian's wife work in?' Please include ‘Happy Eva After’ in the subject line and postal address details in the body of the email (or within the letter).

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 >

Let's Celebrate! Join us at the first 9685 Conference

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