President's Message


Dear Club Members and Friends,
As with previous returned Rylarians, it was enjoyable and encouraging to hear (and see) Ricky’s account of his experience of RYLA. Every time I hear such an account I am pleased that we sponsor young people for RYLA. I also found Ricky’s self-revealing style of presentation attractive, and I hope that we are able to keep in touch with him.

It was good to see our early start and finish work much better the second time around. I hope this bodes well for the future.

There’s no breakfast meeting next Friday, but the Board is meeting at 7.15 at Dunmore Lang. Remember that Rotarians who are not on the Board are welcome to attend. Just let me know. And we are getting together at Basil’s at 6.30 pm. Come if you can – it’s sure to be a good night.
Kind regards
Brian Powell
President 2017-18
Conference Registrations Close 2 March 2018
There are just over 3 weeks until the 2018 District Conference in Leura. We are looking forward to seeing you and your Club members on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March.
It is going to be a fabulous weekend and I know lots of clubs are working on their colour for the Saturday Night Dinner.
Registrations are closing on Friday 2 March. If your club members still need to register, please have them register at as soon as possible!
See you in Leura!

Liz North
Rotary Club of Wyong Tuggerah
2018 Conference Chair
Rotary District 9685
Opera in the Arboretum at Pearl beach 2018
 Hello everyone. Opera is on again at Pearl Beach. Please see the attached flyer.  

I’ll book tickets towards the end of next week  so let me know if you are interested

 Victoria Crawford
mobile: 0407 272 495
District Rotary Foundation Newsletter - February 2018
Please find attached the February - District Rotary Foundation Newsletter.
Thank you for your continued support for our Foundation - Rotary’s vehicle for or humanitarian and educational project support - Doing Good in the World
DG 2020-21 Calling For Nominations
Each year Rotary Clubs have the privilege and honour of suggesting candidates for District Governor from their membership.  District 9685 has a great history of Rotarians, supported by their Clubs, who have stepped up to the role.
District 9685 is now calling for applications for nomination as Rotary International District Governor for the 2020-2021 year.  An applicant must be a current member of good standing of a Club in District 9685 with at least 5 years of Rotary membership as at June 2018, as well as having served as president of a Rotary Club for a full term.
District Governor is a challenging and rewarding appointment with a structured and exciting two-year training and preparation period prior to assuming the position.  It is your opportunity to lead and inspire Rotarians in Clubs across the District.
As an initial expression of Interest, please contact me, PDG Gina Growden, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, via email at or mobile 0412 128 106.  I will assist you by providing information about the role and the selection procedure.
You can help, even if you are not intending to apply.  All Rotarians know someone who would be an excellent Governor but possibly have not been recognised previously in that regard.  Please encourage them to apply, or to contact me to register their interest in applying sometime in the future.
Key dates are:
2nd March 2018: Formal Application Details and Package available
29th March 2018: Closing Date for Applications
15th April 2018: District Governor 2020-2021 Selection Interviews (candidates must attend the District Office in Thornleigh in person).
I look forward to discussing your interest in the role of Governor for District 9685.
PDG Gina Growden
Rotary Club of Terrigal
D9685 DG Nominating Committee Chair, DG 2020-2021
Rotary International District 9685
Mob: 0412 128 106
End Trachoma Live Event - 19-25 February 2018
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Annette Billington
February 6
Terrie McConnell
February 14
Victoria Crawford
February 27
   Let's travel to somewhere with trees, mountains and affordable drinks!

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