District Conference 2019 – Alice Springs – 12-14 April

District Conference 2019

Conference Registration


The conference committee has made arrangements with several accommodation houses in Alice Springs to provide “special rates” for Rotarians for their accommodation throughout the conference. Click on the links below to see the rates, and to make your booking:

Accommodation choices:

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs – Group Code GRODA (This is the Conference Venue)

Crowne Plaza – or phone 0889507770; email reservations@crowneplazaalicesprings.com.au – quote “Rotary EClub of Outback Australia District Conference” in order to book on these special rates.

Alice in the Territory (this is a link to the details, not a booking link) – To book: Email res@alicent.com.au or phone (08) 8952 6100

MacDonald Range Caravan Park –  http://macrange.com.au

Desert Palms Resort  –  https://www.desertpalms.com.au

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District 9550 Team App

Rotary D9550 Member APP


Access all info for Rotary District 9550 including the District Directory, Insurance Forms.

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We are THIS close to eradicating Polio

Rotary D9550 – Together we can help eradicate Polio!

Ending Polio has not been a simple task however.  Eradicating the last 1% of cases has been likened to “squeezing jelly to death”, given the multi-faceted difficulties inherent in the task.



Africa goes one year without a case of Polio

Africa milestone one year no polio

K.R. Ravindran – President 2015-2016

Just a few days from now, on 11 August, we will mark a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa.The magnitude of this achievement can hardly be overstated. A polio-free Africa has been within sight, so near and yet so far, for over a decade. The hard work and commitment that have brought us to this point have been nothing short of heroic. Tens of thousands of health workers reached hundreds of millions of children with vaccine, in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. Together, we have done what once seemed impossible: We have stopped polio in Africa.

The Rotary Flame arrives in São Paulo

Launched by the Rotary club of Madras, the Rotary Flame has traveled the world to celebrate a polio-free India and to raise awareness of Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

World Polio Day

Get ready for World Polio Day

Join us on 23 October for our third annual End Polio Now: Make History Todayevent. We’ll be streaming live from New York City, so tune in at 18:30 New York time (UTC-4) to watch a global update on the status of the fight to eradicate polio, and take part in the conversation. Guests will include representatives from theGlobal Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity polio ambassadors, and polio survivors.

Yarrabah State Primary School Grant

Yarrabah School Literacy Project

Your Global Grant in action: Great news coverage of Yarrabah School

Win News Coverage of The Rotary Club of Cairns Southside Global Grant for a Literacy Program

Meet Rotary Intl’s New President

Rotary Intl President Gary CK HuangMeet Rotary’s new president — Gary C.K. Huang

Gary C.K. Huang, a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan, is asking Rotary members to Light Up Rotary in 2014-15.

In a profile for the July issue of The Rotarian magazine, Huang shows us the meaning behind the family of Rotary.

Trust for Simone O’Brien

Television Network Nine’s A Current Affair featured Rotary helping provide tax deductibility for Simone O’Brien’s sponsors.

A big thank you to all at Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) who moved so quickly to establish the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society Account also providing tax deductibility for Simone O’Brien’s sponsors.   

Historic Polio-Free Certification

Rotary historic polio-free certification

Rotary has received extensive international media coverage for its role in the historic polio-free certification of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region.