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01 Oct
2014

District Governor's Message - October 2014

October is Vocational Service Month on the Rotary calendar.  Vocational Service is, perhaps, the almost forgotten Avenue of Service in many Rotary Clubs.  Why is this so?  I’ve visited Clubs and been told “We don’t encourage members to promote their businesses at Rotary.”  Why not?

Have we forgotten that, in 1905, Paul Harris gathered three friends from different vocations to form the first Rotary Club?  Rotary was founded on two pillars:  fellowship and vocation; service came later.

Today, Rotary has

01 Sep
2014

District Governor's Message - September 2014

September is Rotary Youth month, and if the youth activities of the past month are anything to go by, our District is in great shape.

It was great to visit Canberra Rotaract to see the Club in planning mode, and to be able to share with them some of the ‘mysteries’ of Rotary.  Perhaps we will see some of them in our Clubs in future years....

01 Aug
2014

District Governor's Message - August 2014

August is Membership and Extension Month and from the Club Bulletins I’ve seen things are on the move; many Clubs have reported the induction of new members.  I was at Yass for the induction of four new members and at Narooma for another. 

Yass held a membership interest night and from the twelve potential Rotarians who attended, look like inducting at least nine!  Ask them how they did it.

We need to make a concerted effort this year to turn around the membership losses of the last couple of years.  What a great achievement it w

03 Jul
2014

District Governor's Message - July 2014

Welcome to the new Rotary year.

I congratulate PDG Maureen and Stephen for a wonderful year now past.  Maureen’s passion for our youth programs and the Rotary Learning Initiative (RLI) have resulted in great programs servicing both our youth and our Rotary membership. 

As I commence my visits to all the Clubs, I’d like you all to consider becoming involved in and RLI program this year.  District Chair Jacqui Page has programmed sessions for Canberra, Merimbula, Goulburn and Shoalhaven; so there’s an opportunity for everyon

11 Aug
2013

District Governor's Message - 2013

Dear fellow Rotarians,

Our commitment to Rotary begins with the simple act of coming to our club meetings, putting on our name badges, and sitting down together with our fellow Rotarians. That’s where it begins—but not where it ends.

Being a Rotarian is a commitment that extends into so many aspects of our lives: our work, our family, our interactions with others, and the values we hold dear. All of us came to Rotary to get involved, and to make a difference.

16 May
2013

District Governor's Message - 2013

Rotary District 9710 covers a large section of South Eastern New South Wales as well as all of the Australian Capital Territory.  Rotarians in this District contribute in many ways to their communities, locally, nationally and internationally.  This can be through the provision of community facilities, or having people to assist with literacy programs.  It also can be through the provision of clean water or sanitation facilities that improve the health of many in communities less fortunate than our own.  Or of course it can be the elimination

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