Friday, 2 September 2011

Rotary Down Under magazine - September 2011

People throughout New Zealand, the Pacific and Australia are talking about Rotary Down Under as the magazine fulfils its growing role as a forum for ideas and debate about issues that challenge the status quo.  If you like a robust debate, have a look at the Mail Box section!  

The September cover story is about Rotarian Professor Ralph Martins who is breaking new ground in the search for the answer to Alzheimer’s disease.

September is New Generation’s Month so this issue features some Rotaract activities.  It is noted that District 9910’s initiative to provide every participant to their 2011 Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp a copy of the current Rotary Down Under magazine was well received by the participants who now have a better understanding of the scope of Rotary’s contribution to and influence in communities throughout our region.  This is an easy way to foster long-term support of Rotary by the participants of our various New Generation programmes.

Articles featuring New Zealand and the SW Pacific in
September 2011 Rotary Down Under magazine include:
What will be your legacy? (RDU page 5)
Back on the road (9)
Raewyn’s wheely good idea (20)
Off the Ricther (25)
Hunter clubs in Papua New Guinea (26)
Golfing Holiday becomes International Service Project (28)
Beam of Hope (30)
It’s all downhill from here (35)
Wandering minstrels (36-38)                   
Paul Harris Fellows (40-41)   
Caller to Higher Service (41)                      

Of interest:  The Latest Newssection (a rolling news service) on the Rotary Down Under website below promotes articles about Rotary that have recently appeared in local media.  For example, on 1 September it included news about the Rotary Clubs of Ellerslie Sunrise (Artworks), Auckland Harbourside (Seize the ‘Indian opportunity’), Botany East Tamaki (Rangitoto Award), and Makino (Conservation Week).  Spread the word …

A selection of other RDU September articles to get you thinking:
Rotary’s online evolution:  eClubs are about to become a significant part of Rotary, so learn more about them (page 16)
Rotaract:  Rotary could learn a thing or two about promotion! (21)

Enjoy the excitement of Bangkok - In October RDU magazine look out for information about the Bangkok Rotary International Convention and tours.   
Every three or four years Rotary Down Under conducts a Reader Survey to ensure that we understand the needs of our readers, subscribers and organisations that support us.  The next Reader Survey is in October, so if you are asked to participate, we would be grateful for your support.  The results are kept strictly in-house.  We guarantee that your details will never be passed on to a third party.
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