Are you going to the Rotary International Convention in Singapore?  Why not consider adding a week in Cambodia to your trip and immersing yourself in the daily life of Siem Reap. 
Soak up experiences that will last you a lifetime and see Cambodia as you have never seen it before - from the inside and with the locals!!
Through its support of the local Op Shop Pantry, Rotary Flemington Kensington has extended its community partnership with JobFind which provides the Op Shop with volunteers who, over the past 12 months, have had an opportunity to learn on-the-job experience in retail and community.  Whilst working in the Op Shop volunteers identified a need for toiletries to supplement the food items available through the food pantry.  A commitment to a toiletry drive through all JobFind Centres has been an outstanding success. 
In the vibrant heart of Richmond, Rotary Richmond recently lit up the night with an exceptional celebration. Eight extraordinary Rotarians, whose combined service spanned an inspiring 302 years, took centre stage in a display of pride and joy. The ambiance was a blend of professionalism and delight with heartfelt speeches, laughter-inducing anecdotes, and a sense of camaraderie.
The Timor Leste Rotary Consortium team of Vijay Susarla and Justine Paragreen has returned from Timor-Leste, on a scoping trip for the next stage of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Project. As part of the trip for the next stage of the WASH Project, they undertook due diligence and assessment of potential sites for toilet blocks and water tanks in several villages, such as Triloka as the project expands into Manatuto, Viqueque and other parts of Baucau Districts in Timor Leste.
The District 9800 Australian Rotary Health Committee conducts Mental Health First Aid Courses several times a year with the objective of raising funds for Australian Rotary Health (ARH) initiatives. These courses are open to Rotarians and also the public.
Will your club offer a Year 11-12 scholarship to your local high school this year? If so, Rotary Foundation Year 11-12 Scholarship Grants are again available to support you and your Club.  Applications opened on 01 October 2023. Up to ten claims-based scholarship grants valued at $1,250 will be awarded to match the Club’s  contribution of $1,250, funding a $2,500 scholarship offered over two years. Priority will be given to clubs that have not previously participated in the program.
It’s exciting to see what can be achieved when we collaborate.  A joint Club project has shipped a container of re-cycled school furniture from Donations In Kind Footscray to Timor Leste and as a result 450 children in disadvantaged schools now have a school desk and chair, thanks to District Clubs and The Rotary Foundation sharing the cost.
Over 120 people gathered at Hyatt Place Essendon Fields on Saturday 16th September 2023, to celebrate the inaugural Victorian Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) honouring eleven finalists from ten of Victoria's emergency services agencies. The Awards are an important mechanism for our community to acknowledge and celebrate the selfless Community Service of Victorian Emergency Services personnel and recognises the incredible achievements of both volunteer and paid officers.
District 9800 has welcomed its latest Global Scholar, Haruka Tanaka, from Japan who arrived in Melbourne on 10 July and is being hosted by Flemington Kensington Rotary. Tanaka is undertaking a Master’s Degree in Education – Development Studies, at the University of Melbourne.