Leeton Bikers - DG Michael Moore and Helen with Leeton Central President Lionel Weston
The first couple of months of this year have been an important time for me to get to know clubs and so many more Rotarians. At this stage I have managed to reach about a quarter of the clubs in District 9705 - mostly by Zoom. I am looking forward to meeting other clubs and to the time that I can get out and about for face to face meetings....Our teams are all working hard to complete the transition from 9700 and 9710 to 9705 and their efforts are really appreciated. There have been considerable challenges but prior planning, commitment and knowledge have assisted in minimising the disruption. A special thanks for this goes to the leadership displayed by PDG Steve Hill and PDG George Weston over a sustained period along with an array of other experienced Rotarians.
Update from the District Bushfire Recovery Committee
Many Clubs are working well on their own or in conjunction with other Clubs to work through the recovery process. Many of the planned projects are under way and progressing well while others are being held up by COVID-19 restrictions and limitations. A few points to highlight what Rotary as well as many other organisations are doing towards the recovery are below. 
Donation from Lae (PNG) funds much needed trailers for BlazeAid
Rotary Club of Merimbula members with BlazeAid volunteers
The community of Lae city, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea raised and donated an incredible $61,000 for bushfire disaster recovery in NSW.  The Rotary Club of Merrimbula accepted this wonderful gift and have distributed the funds ($50,000) to Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund with the balance to purchase two trailers for use by BlazeAid camps at Bemboka and Towamba.
2020-21 District Directory
2020-21 District Directory
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