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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 

» Club Details

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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April 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.

Malaria Vaccine Study Officially Launched at Griffith University

Queensland researches believe they could be the first in the world to find an effective vaccine for malaria, after a successful trail in humans. 

Governor General Peter Cosgrove offciallly launched the study at Griffith University. 

Find out more about this project here 

Read the article from the Sun Herald here.


Ron Seddon RAM PNG, with e-Club members Ian Yarker, Dai and Sue Mason.

Dai is on the Rotary Malaria Vaccine Project Committee.


e-Club member Heather Yarker with Dave Pearson National RAM Chairman and Judi Pearson.

Dave Pearson donated $!0,000 towards the fundraiser. 

District Conference Raffle!

DG Michael has allocated profits from the raffle to go to the Malaria Vaccine Project. Some great prizes are available. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Find out more 

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 Form here. 


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.

 Auf Wiedersehen and Adios to our two Outbound Students.


 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 HEREand 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. 


Rotary District 9640 Disaster Relief Fund

Cyclone Debbie creates devastation across our Rotary District. District Governor Michael Irving activates District 9640 activates District 9640 Disaster Relief Fund, click here for more details on how you can help.


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

 Days for Girls Sewing Day

The next Sewing and Packing Day is happening

Sunday 8th April 

9.00am to 12.30pm 

Trinity Lutheran College, Junior Campus, Cotlew Street Ashmore.

More information can be found here

 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.


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.

April Dates 

Tuesday 4 April - Board Meeting (everyone welcome) 

Tuesday 11 April - Keira Jenkins (profile below)

Tuesday 18 April - Matthew Buckley (profile below)

April 25 April - ANZAC DAY (no meeting)

e-Club Dinners and Events:

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:

Keira Jenkins - The Challenges Faced by Indigenous Women in Achieving Economic Empowerment.

I am a 22-year-old Gamilaroi woman with a passion for telling stories, so I’ve found my place in the media. I have worked and interned in a number of media organisations, including the ABC, Seven News, and the Canberra Times, and I am currently at the Koori Mail. Working for the national Indigenous newspaper has given me so much insight into my own culture, and has taught me things about my own people - and others - that I don’t think I would have had the chance to learn had I not taken up the opportunity here. It has fortified my love of stories, and especially listening and telling the stories of people who do not have the tools to make them public by themselves. I am proud to say I can help people who are doing incredible things in their every day lives get recognition for the things they do so quietly. 

I was born, and my parents grew up, in a very remote town in north western NSW, and we moved to what I considered a ‘big city’ when I was eight-years-old. The regional town we moved to was Lismore, and I was in awe of the fact that it had a university in town, although I did move to another regional town for my own tertiary education. My parents told me they moved when my sisters and I were young to give us more opportunity, and I’ve never forgotten that. I always think about the young people who are not afforded as much opportunity as I have had in my life and take everything that is thrown at me head-on. Living in remote and regional communities my whole life has given me an appreciation for what I have.

I am currently studying a Diploma of Languages and Cultures and have always been interested in politics and social issues.

Matthew Buckley - Legacy 

Matthew is a former Olympian – Baseball at the 2000 Sydney games. He is the owner operator of Pure Fitness Gym Alstonville. He is also an Ambassador for Legacy and it this role with Legacy that is the subject of his talk to Rotary.

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.

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.

Our Charter Certificate

Service Partners and Sponsors



 Warwick Meats