It is reported that the top 5 attributes of a successful Rotary club are:
A unique club identity – have your own identity to allow you to shine
Engaging club meetings – be flexible and creative. Hold virtual and in person meetings or a combination of both.  Meetings need to be engaging.  Give your members a reason to attend. If you have speakers make sure they are inspirational.  Keep announcements and business short.
A robust, member driven service program – members want opportunities to make a difference in their community and the world.  Meet the expectations of your members
A desire to socialise with others.  Create opportunities to socialise.  This can be at a club meeting, at a fundraiser, at a fun event or working on a project
Strong Leadership. Stay attuned to the wants and needs of your members and work to identify and nurture future club leaders.  A great start is getting your team to encourage a group attendance at events such as district events and district conference.
Let’s have fun – is your club having fun?
Let’s get results – are you getting results?
Let’s make new friends? – Is your club growing to allow this to happen?
Create a great club and tweak it as you go – nothing is locked in steel so be adventurous on your journey.
It is now your time to lift your club and members to make this a memorable year of fun and embracing the opportunity to leave your mark in the world of Rotary.
Kathy Rivett 
District Governor 
Mobile:  0417 053319
Branding Tips
While many Clubs have updated their Club Signature logos some have not, which harms the consistency of Rotary’s image across the world. "We need Rotary to speak with one voice," says Liz Thiam, Rotary’s brand specialist. As with major consumer brands, Rotary’s marks feature a standardized and specific font, color, and design that is legally protected, Thiam says, "just like the Nike Swoosh."
But have no fear: With these tips, within minutes any member can create a proper club logo for use on their website, social media accounts, or event signage by visiting the Brand Centre at My Rotary.
FIND OUT THE LAST TIME YOUR CLUB UPDATED ITS LOGO. Was it before 2013? Does your logo’s wheel contain more than one colour? If yes, then it’s time for an update.
DON’T SEARCH THE WEB to download the Rotary logo or other branding material. While Google may be your friend for many things, it’s also packed with off-brand Rotary logos. INSTEAD, OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT on My Rotary and go to the Brand Center. 
Get your Community Involved to Support Platypus Conservation - Platypus Surveys in September
The Environment & Sustainability Committee has a great project to get your whole community involved in a fabulous project that will help platypus conservation.
Rotary Friendship Exchange Coordinator - Could this be you?
A Rotary Friendship Exchange brings people together from across the globe, building friendships and intercultural understanding.
Each District has a Friendship Exchange Chair/Coordinator and now you have the chance to take on that role for D9780.
Encouraging Organ Donation
Ian Aranyosi, his partner Shirley Marendaz and Andrea Patterson from the Rotary Club of Bayside set up a Donate Life stand at Waurn Ponds shopping centre in Geelong as part of Donate Life Week
When Ian lost his wife in a triple fatality car crash three years ago, he and his family said YES and she was able to save 7 lives because of her passion to be an Organ Donor.
Flood Relief Continues
Rotary Clubs, Rotarians, community members and other organisations throughout the District continue to assist those affected by the floods in Northern NSW but donations are still needed
Every Club in our District has an Assistant Governor who assists Presidents and members.  Each month we will focus on a different Assistant Governor, and let you get to know them a little better. 
This month we head down to Geelong with a bit of information about
Group 10 Assistant Governor David Sykes from Geelong East Rotary. 
Here is his story:
End Trachoma Update + more
Sometimes being a volunteer brings surprises.
The position of Rotary District 9780 representative for End Trachoma has been a rewarding one.  Over the years over 20 Clubs have been involved in producing hygiene bags which were delivered to school children in Northern Territory.
Local Club features in Video
Rotary Club of Geelong East’s involvement in the Barwon River Safety Marker Project is mentioned in a video produced by Emergency Markers. The video highlights the opportunity for sponsors of the Markers to get their branding out into the community, and clearly shows the Club’s branding. Well done all! (It is a shame the producers didn’t check for current branding to use in the video – this just reinforces Pauline’s comment about not using google to find Rotary branding!)
A brave heart and a bold mind
When Peace Aziawor, 19, arrived in Ballarat in Victoria in 2011 from Togo, West Africa, she was scared, painfully shy and didn’t want to be seen as different.
Fast forward to today and learn what a difference community and Rotary volunteers have made to her life.
7th September to 11th September 2022
Falls Creek Resort in Victoria, Australia
Our host club is the Rotary Club of Mount Beauty in District 9790.

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