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RI Convention

Atlanta, USA
June 10-14, 2017


The First Light 

6 MAY 2016 - 8 MAY 2016

- See more at: http://www.rotary9640.org/SitePage/district-conference-2016#sthash.Qs4JqMy0.dpuf


The First Light 

6 MAY 2016 - 8 MAY 2016

- See more at: http://www.rotary9640.org/SitePage/district-conference-2016#sthash.Qs4JqMy0.dpuf


The First Light 

6 MAY 2016 - 8 MAY 2016

- See more at: http://www.rotary9640.org/SitePage/district-conference-2016#sthash.Qs4JqMy0.dpuf

District 9640 Conference

5-8 May, 2017 - Ballina


Weekly Forum

Members and guests meet via video conference each Tuesday at 7.45pm for an 8pm AEST start.  To access the video teleconferencing software click on 'Zoom' just under 'Login' above.  Members and guests are always welcome.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8.00pm and are open to all Members, in person or online, at our dedicated  'Zoom' address.  Meeting Minutes are available to e-Club Members in the Member Drop Box. 

Free SMS Service

Do you find yourself missing our Club Forums now daylight saving has started in other states?  Or you just need a friendly reminder 30mins before the start of each Tuesday Night Forum simply text your name to the President.


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Rotary Club No:  84537
Rotary District: 9640
Incorporation No: IA40038, Date:15/6/12 

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Rotary e-Club NextGen, Australia meets online.

Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 61 7 5533 7288

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PO Box 1761
Oxenford Qld 4210

Club Board


Peter Saville

Tara Little
Immediate Past President

Kaye Titmarsh
President Elect

Geoff Baldwin
Vice President

Bruce Rogers

Sheryl & Angelo Carlotto
Treasury & Finance


Stewart Hase
Public Relations

Glenice Taylor
Foundation(s) RF & ARH

Ian Yarker


Community Service Projects

   Ian Yarker/Angelo Carlotto
   Tag Along Tours

Ian Yarker
RFDS Service Projects

Geoff Baldwin
Birdsville Race Program

Lauren Jewson

Club Positions

Guest Speaker   

Information Technology 

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March 2017
  This e-Club operates 24/7 and supports our Members Community Service activities & aspirations. 

The Rotary e-Club of NextGen Australia is an exciting example of the evolution of Rotary into the current technologically-driven world. Our club members discuss their community and service projects weekly via online video chat meetings, as well as frequent face-to-face meetings and social events in and around the clubs base on the Gold Coast, Australia. The online nature of our clubs operations provide a unique opportunity for members to engage in projects at a local, regional and global level, with guest speakers, projects and members collaborating from across the world. Our club welcomes anyone with a passion and interest in changing the world for the better. Please check out our website and find out how you can be a part of the Next Generation..

Club President
Peter Saville


Assistant Governor
Lea Rickwood


District Governor
Michael Irving


RI President
John Germ

It is always a proud and special moment to attend the launch of great Australian Rotary events:

The Australian Rotary Health Muster for Mental Health starts a huge year with a launch ceremony at Parramatta Park on Sunday July 16.

This is the start of 12 drives conducted over almost 1 year.

Drive One is from Parramatta to Rockhampton staying at Hawks Nest, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Gladstone and on into Rockhampton on Tuesday August 1.

Highlights are plenty including many Rotary Club group meets. Explore Gold Coast and O’Riellys, Brisbane for culture and RiverCats, Beach drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach, Access to Fraser Island, Bundaberg coach tour, Gladstone Harbour and a Drive One Celebration at Rockhampton.

Parramatta to Rockhampton      

Sunday 16 July to Wednesday 2 August 2017       18 Days

Ian Yarker

Rotary e-Club NextGen

Please support these Member Projects!

     Join Rotary e-Club of NextGen Qld, Australia Inc to improve Indigenous literacy across Australia and help these kids, one community at a time.


  Please show your support by giving through Rotary e-Club NextGen Qld Inc's Supporter page, and share the link to spread the word about Soldier On


Umoja is a non-profit organisation based in Australia to give orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya a second chance at life.

Are you the one?

DG Michael Irving is calling for nominations for District Governor for Rotary year 2019-2020.  For details read more. For details on the position description click here and you can find the Governor Nominee Formhere.


New and good condition used non underwire bras for indigenous ladies with breast cancer in rural and remote communities through Brycen Brook the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Alice Springs Base Hospital, Northern Territory.

These will go with our Health Packs which the lovely ladies at Studio Village Community Centre are helping us make and assemble.

Rotary Friendship Exchange Opportunity

A fantastic Rotary Friendship Exchange opportunity to share with Rotarians from District 5510 - Arizona USA has arisen.

District 5510 has more than 35 clubs from all over North East Arizona, from central Phoenix, to the White Mountains and over to Flagstaff and is mainly desert based.

There is a team from District 5510 (15 = 7 couples plus a single Rotarian) set to arrive in our District for a Friendship Exchange for up to a 2 week period starting on Saturday 28 October 2017.

Initially we need host clubs over the period that these Rotarians plan to be in our District - Saturday 28 October 2017 to Saturday 11 November 2017. Is you Club interested in Hosting over this period?

Secondly, are you interested in joining in on the team for the return part of the Friendship Exchange to Arizona scheduled to occur in October 2018? I would appreciate if you made you members aware of this opportunity.

I would really appreciate hearing from you - by 31 January 2017 - whether your club is interested in Hosting and if there are members interested in being part of the team to Arizona.

 Auf Wiedersehen and Adios to our two Outbound Students.

"Reconnecting with Nature to Nurture our Earth" at Wild Mountains 

The e-Club of NextGen is organising a special weekend with all the Inbound Youth Exchange Students in our District as well as Club Members for next March 3 - 5, 2017.  There is a maximum of 30 people, so please get your expression of interest in quickly by emailing me

The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.

The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education.

On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.

In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.

It will be a hands-on weekend, so we will be making a difference, please click on their logo above to find out more about their  goals and programs.

What to Bring.

e-Club Rotarian at RYLA 9640 and at Annual Australian Rotaract Conference

Read about how Kay Danes, OAM is giving back to our youth through her Rotary endeavours

 Malaria Vaccine Program

Learn more about this amazing Project and how  Rotarians are involved.  Read more about it by clicking on this link.

Your Member Profile


At a meeting some time ago it was thought that, given the virtual nature of our club, it can be difficult to know about fellow members. To this end I have developed a short Biography (Rotary Bio Blank)  that can be filled out and emailed back to us. (Just reply to this email)

I completed the form and it took me 8 minutes, so it's not an onerous task. The blank and my example are attached to the email.

Blank Form here

It would be great If you could complete the form with the information you feel OK about giving (nothing intrusive about the information required) and return by reply email so we can put it in the members DropBox.

Updates Your Details

The image says it all, let Secretary Bruce know if you have changed any details please.


 District Conference

District Governor Michael Irving and Roz invite all Rotarians to Register for the 2017 District Conference to be held in Ballina on the 5-8th May 2017.

DG Michael Irving, Conference Chairperson Col Lee and the Conference Committee team have developed a conference program packed with exciting speakers and fun activities that will inspire you. It is best to book now as some activities have limited numbers!

We have exceptional, inspirational and dynamic keynote speakers including Ita Buttrose, Kerry O’Brien, Noel Pearson, Bill Boyd, plus many more:

View the guest speaker profiles HERE

View the Conference Program HERE, and check out the Events and Activities NOW

Stay up to date with all the Conference news at  www.rotary9640conference.org.au

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - Registration is easy, just click HERE or visit the conference website  www.rotary9640conference.org.au and register.

Registration enquiries contact:
Mervyn Powell
Phone: 0417 788 540

Email: mervynpowell@bigpond.com

This conference is one not to be missed!  See you in Ballina.

e-Clubs donation to Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Rotary’s first online club in northern NSW has presented Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s Maternity Unit with a selection of knitwear for newborns.

Rotary e-Club of NextGen, formed in 2012, has a membership base from all over the world, including Japan, Germany, the US and Dubai. The club’s 2016-17 President is Wauchope’s Peter Saville, who with fellow e-Club members from the Hastings delivered the donated items to the hospital this week.

“e-clubs are another option in Rotary for busy professionals,” Mr Saville said.

“Members attend an online forum once a week to discuss community and service projects. The online club is a way to encourage younger people who are busy with university, families and work to get into Rotary.

“Because we’re an e-club, we are technically worldwide in our membership, which allows us to get involved in projects from almost anywhere.

“Volunteers connect online, see what we do and often want to help us, which is what happened with the baby clothes.

“There are a lot of older ladies who can knit beautiful, modern pieces of clothing and just want to use those skills to help others.”

The box of donated items includes booties, bonnets, smaller items for premature babies as well as pieces for older siblings.



Guest Speaker & Dinners

Please see further down the page for more information on each Guest Speaker and their topic.

February Dates:

Tuesday 28 February - David Reneke - Latest Space News

March Dates:

Tuesday 7 March - Club Assembly

Tuesday 14 March - Julian Buttigieg (Human and Hope Association)

Tuesday 21 March - e-Files with Dai Mason (Malaria Project) & Kira's Exchange so far.

Tuesday 28 March - Elva Fitzell - Camino Walk

e-Club Dinners and Events:

Thursday 2 March - Continued Board Meeting. 

Friday to Sunday 3 - 5 March - Wild Mountains Weekend with YEP Students

Saturday 11 March - President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) - Lismore Workers Sports Club

Sunday 12 March - District Assembly (St John’s College, Woodlawn, Lismore)

Saturday 8 April - Days for Girls Sewing Day

Friday to Sunday 5 May - 07 May - District Conference

Saturday 10 June - Days for Girls Sewing Day

Saturday 1 July - Save the Date - Club Changeover

Saturday 12 August - Days for Girls Sewing Day

Saturday 14 October - Days for Girls Sewing Day - 2nd birthday for DFG's GC Team

Saturday 9 December - Days for Girls Sewing Day

Guest Speakers:

e- Files - Get to Know Your New Members

Tune in and welcome some of our new Members to the e-Club Team. Come and see who they are, no spoiler alerts here, be surprised; find out their experiences and passions and why they chose to be an e-Clubber.

Julian Buttigieg - Human and Hope Association

Julian  Buttigieg is a member of the Rotary e-Club of NextGen in District 9640. He has been involved in various fundraising adventures, including ones which have involved driving and riding tuk tuks and mototaxis in India and Peru respectively, all in the name of charity.

Julian is now a Director at Human and Hope Association Inc (HHA Inc.), which is the Australian entity who support the Cambodian team operations at Human and Hope Association (HHA).

HHA is an entirely Khmer run NGO in Siem Reap, which aims to alleviate poverty though grassroots projects that educate and empower members of its local community. These projects allow members of HHAs community to create sustainable futures for themselves.

Julian will speak about the educational, vocational and community projects that HHA provides to improve peoples lives. He will also explain how you can support HHA to achieve its goals of alleviating poverty in Siem Reap. 

David Reneke - Editor and Publisher Astro Space News

David Reneke, one of Australia’s most well known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers, has over 40 years experience in astronomy with links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions. David is the Editor for Australia’s Astro-Space News Magazine, past news editor of Sky & Space Magazine and is now affiliated as a writer and publicist for the prestigious Australasian Science magazine.

David teaches astronomy at college level, is an invited speaker at astronomy conventions throughout Australia, a feature writer for major Australian newspapers, and is a science correspondent for ABC and commercial radio stations. In these weekly radio interviews David regularly appears on over 60 networked stations across Australia with all the latest news and on general astronomy and space discovery issues. David’s audience numbers around 4 million listeners weekly!  Read more....

Club Assembly

A fabulous opportunity for Fellowship and to put ideas to the other e-Club Members about future projects; ideas or just vague thoughts about helping in a particular sector.  Brainstorm with amazing people in your own Club and try to fix the World's woes.

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