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Well it is time to get to it and reach out to your local community and identify people with a disability, who are worthy of Shine On recognition.  Let’s make this year better than ever for the selection panel and give them many outstanding nominees to consider.

RI Southern Districts ‘Shine On’ is a multi-district project covering all of Victoria (and small parts of SA and NSW), and acknowledges exceptional service to others by people with disabilities.

Clubs may nominate people who meet the criteria and all nominees will receive recognition with a Certificate of
Commendation. To be eligible, nominees should:

  • Demonstrate the active involvement of the nominee in community service for the benefit of others and have
    demonstrated a significant level of personal achievement whilst managing a specific medical disorder/disability,
    and be endorsed by Rotary Club.

Examples of personal achievement may include:  

  • Leadership and/or mentoring of others with the disability Membership and/or leadership in community groups Service to the community and/or a history of community achievement including other special awards or forms of recognition.

Nominations may be made by anybody in the community and are open to people aged over 15 years:

  • Each Nomination must be endorsed by a Rotary club.
  • The nominee must sign a consent form and include a small or passport sized photo, as well as other supporting documentation.

Contact Cynthia Edgell or go to the ‘Shine On Recognition’ page at Rotary District 9800 website to download the nomination Form.   Shine_On_Nomination_Form.docx  Nominations close on 15 December 2018.

The Shine On Recognition ceremony will take place on Sunday, 7 May 2019 at the Italian Sports Club of Werribee,
hosted by the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing.

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