Secretary’s Post

19 September 2017
Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is now Australian Rotary Health’s National annual fundraising day for mental health research.
The campaign started in 2016 in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Victoria. The event was such a success that it has now been extended to all Rotary Clubs across Australia.
Each year approximately 1-in-5 Australians will experience a mental illness and in order to help future generations of young Australians, we need to look ahead to research and find out how we can prevent this type of illness occurring.
You can support this initiative by making a donation on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday, October 10 to Australian Rotary Health. As ARH is also celebrating Hat Day, you are invited to hold an event and wear your most eye-catching hat.
Further information is available at or from Australian Rotary Health at (02) 8837 1900 or
Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
PO Box 8481
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650
12 July 2017
Graffiti Removal Day is scheduled for 29th October 2017 and nominations for clean-up sites open on 1st August 2017
Further information is available at or by telephoning 1300 665 310. You can also follow their Facebook page here
 Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
PO Box 8481
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650
10 July 2017
The District 9700 Membership Sustainability Grants are open to all Clubs, providing up to $2500 for retention and recruitment strategies for clubs in District 9700 during 2017-18.
These Grants are to target membership growth through retention of Rotarians and/or recruitment of new Rotarians.
Grant application information is available on the D9700 Membership Page:  
I have also provided a copy of the grant application information as a pdf. 170710-membership-sustainability-grants(vs4)
Please contact me if you would like more information regarding these grants, or would like the form in .doc (word) format. Governor George Weston, and his team of Assistant Governors are aware of the program – they are also able to provide support and advice.
These grants are to help grow your club, and keep Rotarians engaged. By growing membership and sustaining membership, we can make more impact in the importance service work we contribute to our communities.
Why not apply?
Rotary – Making a Difference

​Joanne McRae
District 9700 Membership Director
Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak
Tel: 0419 690 895 or +61 419 690 895

7 July 2017
Hospital Beds for D9700
David Hughes, Rotary Club of Parkes has received information that a local company, Potts Removals in Parkes have the contract to collect the old style hospital beds from hospitals around country NSW, if there is no use for them they will be scrapped.
David suggests that there may be an opportunity for these beds (some 400+) beds all in working order, to be re-used. If your club or an organization in your vicinity is interested, David will forward expressions of interest to Potts Removals and if possible they will drop beds in towns on their way back to Parkes.
Contact David Hughes for more details:
0426 237 130
Marilyn Roberts
District Secretary
4 July 2017
Following the success of the 2016 RYPEN Youth Leadership Team, this year we are doing it again!
A team of 12 ex-RYEN’ians will be recruited to run RYPEN under the supervision of the RYPEN committee.
An email was recently sent to students that attended RYPEN in 2013-2016 asking for applications to be a part of the 2017 Youth Leadership Team – but we need your help to reach as many ex-RYPEN students as possible so we can offer them this fantastic opportunity.
Please distribute the details below to your local schools and any ex-RYPEN students that you know. Only ex-RYPEN students can apply.
Interested students can simply email (or call or text me) and we will send them more information about the application process. Successful applicants will attend an intensive leadership training weekend in Wagga in October and then run the RYPEN camp on 24-26 November at Borambola.
Thanks for your help with this exciting RYPEN youth initiative.
FYI, applications for the RYPEN Camp will open in August. Stay tuned!
Kind regards
Darren Wallace
District 9700 RYPEN Committee
Mob: 0409 120 108
5 June 2017
We have learnt that District 9670 has acquired a purpose-built caravan, called the Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV). It contains two consulting rooms, and can be towed to various country locations. It has visited towns within District 9670, and now with a sponsorship grant of $85,000 from the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (which will enable it to cover the salary of a full-time Registered Nurse for a substantial period in the forthcoming year) they see this enabling MHERV to undertake a tour to visit many country areas in other Districts.
Governor Stephen of D9670 has aksed if they could have permission for the Van to contact Presidents of 2016-7 and 2017-8 of Rotary Clubs in D9700. DGE George and I have agreed, and as such have sent your contact phone and email to Governor Stephen who will pass it onto the MHERV committee.
The MHERV’s aim is to gain your Club’s assistance to enable MHERV to visit your town or area and for your Club to assist by encouraging your Club to co-operate as much as they possibly can with the MHERV Project team both in arranging for a visit to take place, and in providing or arranging for the provision of services (which they will advise when contact is made).
This is only permission for them to contact you, your club will of course make the final decision on what you will do (if anything) and by how much.
Additional Information About The MHERV PROJECT
The Van can visit country agricultural shows, rodeos, field days and other places where men are likely to congregate – even clearing sales.  Attendance is voluntary, and there is no cost to the individual, but a number of men have attended for a screening check when the van is there – perhaps on occasions when pushed by a partner. There are several reported cases of serious health problems being identified through this screening process which, because of intervention at the time, have resulted in treatment leading to increased longevity rather than the dire consequences which can flow from untreated conditions.
This is another great way for Rotary to serve humanity, so please assist where you can, if you are contacted.
Governor 2016-2017
District 9700 – in Wiradjuri Country
RC of Orange Daybreak
0419 414 959
26 April 2017

Good morning John

That time of year is rapidly approaching… Attached please find an invitation for anyone locally who may be  interested in attending the Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Sunrise Changeover Dinner.

Best wishes for the coming Rotary year,


Deidre Deidre Tome  

Director Club Administration | President – Elect 2017-18

Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Sunrise | PO Box 5430 | Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

M:  0416 263 570 | E: | W:

7 April 2017
The District Board has completed its consideration of the Redistricting survey results and wanted to share these with you. If your Club completed a survey or not, you will find the attached report contains the results and the actions taken to date.
Please feel free to share this with your Rotarians. And of course if you have any questions please let me know, or contact DGE George or DGN John.
Governor 2016-2017
District 9700 – in Wiradjuri Country
RC of Orange Daybreak
0419 414 959
2 March 2017


Rotary offers up to 100 Rotary Peace study Fellowships each year. The Fellowships pay university tuition fees, room and board, round trip transportation and field study expenses.
There are two programs: one is for three months and offers a professional development certificate and the other is for a master’s degree in Peace related studies.
For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of full-time related work experience and proficiency in English are required.
For the master’s program, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus three years of full- time related work experience, proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended) and  excellent leadership skills.
Why not take  the eligibility quiz?    eligibility quiz.
Rotary Peace Fellows are selected through a competitive worldwide process.            .
Contact a local Rotary club to request a club endorsement. Find a club near you at  Club endorsement is not required for candidates who already have support at the district level.
Through the endorsing Rotary club, or a Rotary district contact, find out the deadline to be interviewed and endorsed by the Rotary district. District interviews are required for all candidates. The deadline for submitting applications to local districts is May. The deadline for submitting endorsed applications to Rotary International is 1 July each year.
Contact for District 9700……PDG Ray King  
Phone:  02 69263432  Address: 1/21 the Boulevarde, Kooringal NSW 2650
                        ALL EXPENSES PAID
 Professional Development Certificate – 3 months, Thailand
 Master’s Degree – 2 years, USA, UK, Japan, Australia, Sweden
Find applicants,  Check eligibility, Let us know.
Link with webpage is
2 March 2017
Wheelchair Sports NSW recently approached District 9700 seeking financial support and the information is being circulated here for your clubs information and action (if desired)..
If you would like to know more their letter is attached and you’ll find more information on their website
Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
18 February 2017
1. Further to previous information about Syrian refugees I can now advise that Yazidi refugees from Syria and Iraq are now arriving regularly in Wagga and District. I have had continuing contact with St Vincent de Paul Society and the Wagga Multi-Cultural Council who are supporting these refugees and I will contact Group 5 clubs with more details about this. Whilst I understand that Wagga is the only region currently receiving refugees from Syria other refugees are being supported in other parts of the District. Local arrangements vary but your local Council should be able to point you in the right direction if your club would like to become involved.
2. Nominations for the Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) open on 8th March. Further details are available on their website.
3. Shelterbox is now encouraging donors to support the more flexible ShelterBox Solution rather than to sponsor boxes. So far this Rotary Year twelve D9700 Clubs have provided donations totalling $14,800. Northern Shelterbox Coordinator, Roy Ferguson, has recently retired after many years of outstanding service. Thanks Roy for a fantastic effort.
4. RAGES the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species started in D9700 is going from strength to strength across the world. RAGES Chair, John Glassford has made presentations to Coolamon, Lockhart Cootamundra, Wollundry Wagga Wagga, and Narrandera Clubs. Blayney, Griffith Avanti, Leeton, Parkes, Grenfell and WW Sunrise are in the pipeline. John can be contacted at 6927 6027 or by email Regular RAGES Newsletters are available from
5. Wagga Wagga Peace Day Ceremony will be held tomorrow 19th February commencing at 9am.. A three-day program is planned for 23-25th February 2018 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Wagga’s Declaration as the world’s first peace city.
6. President Elect Training (PETS) is being held in Young next weekend 25th and 26th February. If PE’s have any questions or need help with anything I’ll be there all day on Saturday so let me know.
7. There are a few vacancies on District Service Project Committees at present. If you are interested or would just like to know more about it let me know.
  • Vocational Service Committee; members needed from groups 1, 4 and 5.
  • Peace Communitees Committee; members needed from groups 2, 4 and 6
  • Shelterbox Committee; a northern area coordinator is needed.
  • Disaster Aid Australia; a southern area coordinator is needed.
8. I’ll be completing my three-year term as District Service Project Director at the end of this year and Greg Murphy (Rotary Club of Griffith) will be taking over. If you have any thoughts for next year or perhaps you’d like to become involved in one of our District Service Project Committees next year let Greg know. He can be contacted at
9. This email has been sent to several club executives but please forward information to any club members who may have an interest in any of these matters. Items of interest can also be included in your Club Bulletin.
Kind regards,
Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
PO Box 8481
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650
9 January 2017
This email is sent to Club Presidents, Secretaries and Youth Directors on behalf of John Willing PSM, Chairman of District 9700 RYLA Organising Committee for 2017.
I refer to my previous email dated 13 December 2016, regarding the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference to be held from 8 to 13 April 2017, at Charles Sturt University in Orange.
As promised, attached for your attention is the 2017 RYLA Information Package for Rotary Clubs and the RYLA Information Package and Application Form.  Sample media releases and advertisements referred to in the package will be emailed separately.
The Information Package for Clubs will assist in:
  • Promoting RYLA within your Club and local community in order to attract the most suitable candidate/s;
  • Generating the interest of potential candidates (through the draft advertisements and media releases);
  • Selecting suitable candidates to attend RYLA 2017; and
  • Briefing selected candidates on what is expected of them when attending RYLA.
It is the responsibility of all Rotarians to identify and develop the leaders of tomorrow.  District 9700 has a wonderful record of developing youth leaders and I encourage your club to give youth leaders in your community the opportunity to attend RYLA in 2017.
Nominations close at Club level on Monday, 6 March 2017.
It is important that all details on application forms are complete including sponsoring club details and payment made before returning application forms to the Secretary by Monday,13 March 2017.
Should you require further information on RYLA 2017, please contact me on 0418 223 007, email or committee member,Graeme Fleming on 0427 291664, email

Yours in Rotary

Julie Fleming
on behalf of
John Willing PSM
District 9700 2017 RYLA Chairman
9 January 2017
Dear Presidents, President Elects, Imm Past Presidents, Secretaries & Youth Directors
Please find attached letter of invitation to hear from our wonderful youth exchange ambassadors who have just returned from a year abroad – a year that will last them a life time.
Sue Gordon
D9700 Youth Exchange Committee
11 December 2016
This email is sent on behalf of John Willing PSM, Chairman of District 9700 2017 RYLA Committee to Club Presidents, Secretaries and Youth Directors.
The attachment contains important information regarding District 9700 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to be held from 8 to 13 April 2017, at Charles Sturt University in Orange.
It would be appreciated if you could promote this event within your Club and community.
Please don’t hesitate to contact either Graeme Fleming ( on 0427 291 664 or John Willing ( on 0418 223 007 if you require any additional information.
Yours in Rotary
Julie Fleming
on behalf of
John Willing PSM
District 9700 2016 RYLA Chairman
11 December 2016
The District has received a letter regarding Dick Smith’s donation  of 1 million Dollars towards alleviating the suffering of Australians in need through RAWCS. The attached draft media release may help you to help promote this generous act and link it to your local Rotary activities – just insert your local details.
Jenny Somerset
D9700 Director
Communications and Public Image
0412 086 092
18 November 2016
Please find attached an update on the Shelterbox response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti provided by Marilyn Walter, and the District 9700 Shelterbox Committee.
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Marilyn at email
Many thanks to those Clubs who have contributed to this appeal.
 Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
PO Box 8481
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650
24 October 2016
World Diabetes Day is celebrated in Australia and around the world on 14th November each year to raise awareness about diabetes. This years theme is “Eyes on Diabetes”.
For more details this link will take you to more information on the Diabetes Australia website.
And did you know that there was a Rotary Action Group for Diabetes. Click here for details
Perhaps you could think about inviting a speaker along to a meeting. Let your members know about the Rotary Action Group and put some background in your Club Newsletter. You may also have other ideas to help build awareness of Diabetes and the problems it causes in our communities.
Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
PO Box 8481
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650
14 October 2016
I am sending this email on behalf of the District 9700 Disaster Aid Australia Committee and its Chair Graeme Denney. Please contact Graeme at with any questions or for further information.
The attachment to this email details the Disaster Aid Australia Haiti Appeal following Hurricane Matthew and opportunities for your Club to play an important role in assisting.

Peter Gissing District 9700 Service Projects Director, on behalf of

Graeme Denney, Disaster Aid Australia D9700 Committee
13 October 2016
Graffiti Removal Day is scheduled for 30th October 2016.
 Further information is available at or by telephoning
1300 665 310.
 Peter Gissing
District Service Projects Director
Rotary District 9700
PO Box 8481
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650
11 October 2016
The attachment to this email details Shelterbox Works To Aid Recovery in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew and opportunities for your Club to play an important role in assisting.

Peter Gissing on behalf of

Marilyn Walter ShelterBox D9700 Committee

1 October 2016

As we approach Foundation Month it is timely to remind those members of our clubs who have been members of our Rotary District 9700 Centurion Program that it is time to consider their support again for the current year.

There are also members of our clubs who may wish to join our support of The Rotary Foundation through this program, so I have attached a copy of the new Centurion Member Contribution form.
You will see on the form that there are several ways for contributions to be made, including making donations via Direct debit on a regularly scheduled basis, so that further reminders are not necessary.
I am happy to channel club member donation forms through to Parramatta, and they can be forwarded to me, with payments, at any time. If you send donations directly to Parramatta, the I would ask that you send me a list of contributors, or a copy of their forms for District records.
Please consider how you can promote the Centurion Program in your club this year so that we can continue the necessary work of The Rotary Foundation both overseas and back here in our District when 50% of donations made as Annual Giving are returned for District Grant allocation.
For Centurion members who have a PHF recognition already and who have accumulated personal Paul Harris Fellow recognition points that have reached an additional US$1000 total, maybe you could encourage them to convert these into a higher recognition for themselves, as well as nominating a family or community member for recognition.
Thank you for your ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

PDG Ian Tooke

District 9700 Centurion Program Co-Ordinator

The Rotary Foundation

ph: 02 6368 2574  mobile: 0409 590 547




22 September 2016

Hat Day 2016              

Friday October 7th.

 The President, Secretary and relevant Board Members,
This is to let you know remind you that Hat Day is coming very soon the week after next! 
The idea is to have a Hat Day where members pay for the privilege of wearing something outrageous in the form of a hat on the day. It’s good fun and a break from the normal routine.
Please be part of it. The funds raised go into research, and Mental Health is one of the least understood and probably the more feared of most health issues.
Its all here at
 We are trying to make a difference.
As well as running Hat Day at club level, why not run an event in conjunction? One local club runs a Trivia Night which is really successful, others have a bucket drop down the main street. There are heaps of ideas which the clubs can come up with.
All will add to the image of Rotary in your town and help to find out how best to treat mental health issues.
Further, as business people, why not encourage a staff Hat Day? Each staff has a mover and shaker.There are kits available for free on the web which give all the details as to how to run a HatDay, a great team builder and fund raiser. Get them on board.
It is a fact that Mental Health issues cost business a great deal in a year, so this has more positives than we realise.
 Many many thanks.  John
PS. If you have a Bunnings store in your town, they are waiting on a club to make contact. They will support a fundraiser, so get in touch.
John Egan
District 9700

18 September 2016

District 9700 – Shout out for anti-Malaria Help

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is now calling for expressions of interest to join teams going to Timor Leste
Are you up to the challenge of Serving Humanity in this very important disease prevention exercise?
The RAM National Manager, Dave Pearson advised that:
the first team could leave as early as the last week in October to be in country during the weekend of 29th Oct and 5th November
the main focus of the mission will be to assist the new Rotary Club of Dili Lafaek to implement the “Healthy Villages” program in Timor Leste

commencing with two villages, the program will include educational presentations to the locals, walk-arounds of the villages to identify issues and

plan corrective actions, including the construction of concrete block waste storage/disposal units

The RAM National Manager, Dave Pearson further advised that:
the programs will occur on the weekends because of the local Rotarians’ work commitments
hopefully the team will also be able to observe and assist with bednet distributions at a different location during the week as well during the visit and
there is also scope for providing assistance to local schools
Please advise Dave (Ph/Fax 02 67792616) if you are interested or if you know of other Rotarians who might be, spread the word.

Send Dave an email with your contact details stating whether you are interested in being part of the team in October/November this year or interested in other volunteer teams that could depart next year.
Team Leader for this trip will be PDG Ian Dyball

If it is not possible to send a team this year the next opportunity will be in April 2017.
For information on RAM, visit the website and the RAWCS site

– See more at:


12 September 2016

Applications are now open for RYPEN 2016
Click here to download forms and program information
RYPEN 2016 will be held at Borambola Sport and Recreation Camp, 25kms East of Wagga Wagga on 25-27 November.
  • This year we have selected a group of 12 ex-RYPEN students as the first ever RYPEN YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM, who will be assisting with running RYPEN and looking after and mentoring the RYPEN students – making RYPEN an even more amazing experience!!
  • In addition to our usual team of excellent speakers, this year we are privileged to have internationally renowned Australian author and motivational speaker JONATHAN DOYLE attending RYPEN to speak with the students. Wow!!
Please promote RYPEN with your local schools and return applications by Friday 11 November.
Applications are accepted on a first-in basis and numbers are limited.
If you have any questions or require assistance please call or email me at any time.
Kind regards
Darren Wallace
RYPEN Coordinator
Mob: 0409 120 108

6 September 2016



29 August 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all Rotarians and family members from  E-Club of D9700  to Wagga Wagga on October 2nd for the Third Annual Gears and Beers Festival (organised and run by the Rotary Club of Wollundry – Wagga Wagga).
The October 2nd Festival offers cyclists from all over Australia an opportunity to come together and enjoy a family participation event that promotes Health, Fitness and Community in our beautiful city of Wagga Wagga.  The Gears and Beers Festival is dedicated to bikes, and the bike riding culture that involves Coffee, Craft Brewing and fine food.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could announce this event at your meeting, include it in your club newsletter and forward the attached invitation to your members.
More information on the festival is available on our Gears and Beers website  .
Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to District 9700 Rotarians, Rotaractors and their families and friends participating in the 2016 Gears and Beers Festival.
Yours in Rotary,
Phillip McIntosh
Gears and Beers Festival 2016
M:  0429 200310


29 August 2016

District 9700 Vocational Service Excellence Awards
This email is sent on behalf of Murray Patterson whose contacted details are shown below
Following a review of these awards in 2015, Rotary Clubs are requested to identify high profile members from their communities who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their vocation and have contributed significantly to the advancement of that vocation locally, nationally and/or globally. They may be actors or academics, business people or builders, police force members or politicians, surgeons or sports stars. Most communities have someone who meets these criteria.
Nominees may be Rotarians, must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and preferably reside in or carry out their activities in District 9700. It is important that nominees are NOT informed of their nomination.
Details of the award criteria and nomination forms are attached to this email and are also available from members of the committee.
Group 1.          David Hughes Ph: 68635664
Group 2           Robyn Murray M: 0421053924
Group 3           Robert Norrie Ph 69592851
Group 4           Tony Sinclair PH: 69738610
Group 5           To be appointed
Group 6           Stephen Darlington Ph 63314488
Please note that nominations must be submitted on the prescribed form in order that the committee can evaluate each candidate in a uniform matter. No additional information should be submitted. You will note that membership of community organisations has been removed as a criteria this year as the award does not relate to community service but is about the candidates vocational excellence.
Nominations, endorsed by the nominating Rotary Club close with District Chair Murray Paterson on Friday 30 November 2016 to.
The criteria for this award and the nomination form are attached to this email and can be downloaded from
I would be most grateful if you would promote these prestigious awards to clubs in your group and seek the nomination of suitable candidates. The winners will be recognised at our District Conference in Orange in March 2017
Best regards,
Murray Paterson
Chair Rotary
District 9700 Vocational Service Committee

14 August 2016

District 9700 Centurion Program
Message from PDG Ian Tooke
District 9700 Centurion Program Co-ordinator
Tel: 6368 2574  Mobile: 0409 590 547
Please find attached the first of my calls for action by clubs in support of our Centurion Program this year. I would be pleased if you can bring this matter to the attention of all of your members and support our Rotary Foundation through making a personal commitment and donation in this special year in which we celebrate 100 years of ‘Doing Good in the World’.
with thanks

PDG Ian Tooke


24 July 2016

NEWS FLASH: Insurance just got easier!

During a recent Club Visit the question about Certificates of Currency of Club insurance (Public Liability) was raised. Our District Insurance Officer, Sam Catanzariti has said:

Clubs are better to contact me when they need a Certificate of Currency because we may need to add other interested parties eg local council and/or RMS; Clubs’ projects can then be checked with the Insurer, AND I would prefer that the Insurer sign off on the project before issuing a certificate.
I am normally able to get a certificate back to the Club, within the day that it is ordered!

Thanks Sam. So remember if you are holding an event, or doing something different give Sam a call and check out any insurance issues – remember risk management is the safest option!

Sam can be contacted on and 6962 2725
Michael Milston
Governor 2016-2017
District 9700 – in Wiradjuri Country
RC of Orange Daybreak
0419 414 959
17 July 2016

Email to all District 9700 Rotarians

Your 2016-17 District 9700 Directory is attached. And here are some hints for effective use of the document:
The first page is the Main link page, like the Table of Contents in a book.  From this main page, you click any of the links to go to that page.  There is a “Go Back” button on the upper right of every main link page, to take you back to the Main Page.
Please save the directory file (D9700 Directory 2016-17 ver1.pdf)  to your Desktop.  Keep it on the Desktop (or a convenient tablet location) for accessing Rotarians’ names, emails, contact details, district committees and a vast array of other information.
The Directory also has internet links to the 9700 District Website and our district Facebook page.  The directory may also be downloaded from the District Website.  The link is located in the top middle of the directory.
If you wish to print part or all of the directory, click on the Help link and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
If your contact information is incorrect or missing, you can log in and update it yourself or contact your club Secretary and ask them to update it.  There is a training video link on the top of the directory to assist you and your Secretary. Once updated this information does not automatically update in the Directory, we may consider an updatre later in the year.
I would like to thank Rotarians Paul Murray and John McKenzie for putting together this year’s Directory.
Michael Milston
Governor 2016-2017
District 9700 – in Wiradjuri Country
RC of Orange Daybreak
0419 414 959
6 July 2016

IFCR Festival Oct 16-21

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Partners and Friends,

It is with great pleasure on behalf of our IFCR organising Committee that we invite all Rotarians and Partners for a week of cricket in Wagga Wagga, NSW for the Bi Annual International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians Australian Festival, from Sunday 16th to Friday 21st October 2016.

The Festival will be held in the centre of Wagga Wagga at the Bolton Park Sportsground Complex which has four cricket ovals. Robertson Oval is the premier oval and home to the Wagga Wagga and District Cricket Association. Facilities include an International sized cricket field, turf cricket pitch and turf practice wickets. The other three grounds, the Mark Taylor Oval, Geoff Lawson Oval and Michael Slater Oval are all located within the Bolton Park complex.

There are a dozen motels within a short walk of Bolton Park and the main street. The CBD shopping centre is half a block away. You can obtain more details about our beautiful city and the Festival from our website.

This year, you can register online or download and print a form and register manually.
Please note, registrations for IFCR members close July 30th 2016. However if you are not a member but are interested in attending we can extend the registration date. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can register you. Membership of our Fellowship is only $15.00 per year.

Extensive planning and preparations are going into the Wagga Wagga Festival. We wish to make it an enjoyable and a memorable occasion for you and your partner. Come along and be part of this great Rotary Cricket Fellowship in Wagga Wagga. We already have one visiting International team registered from India and are hoping for another seven teams from around Australia including one from District 9700 and hopefully a team made up of Wollundry and Wagga Wagga Clubs. These Festivals are not about winning, they are about fun and fellowship and will be some of the best of both you will ever have. If you have any interest in Cricket even as a non-playing member we would love to welcome you.

Yours in Rotary,

David Benn
Festival Chairman
2016 IFCR Wagga Wagga Festival
Mobile: 0439 710 716
Home: 0269 229 300