What does it take to change the culture of a club, of a Rotary district, of a Rotary Zone, of Rotary International, of the world? Courage! If you care about the future of Rotary, a webinar worth watching.

 
Inspiring Conversations & Exciting Connections!
What are the hallmarks of a healthy Rotary Club, and how do we foster the ideal conditions for a vital and engaged membership?  Conference participants joined in a professionally facilitated dialogue across all generations of Rotary (from Interact to Honorary Rotarians) on the opportunities and potential that lie ahead for our organization, discussing the ongoing value, relevance, and accessibility of Rotary.
 
We are over half way through the Rotary year. A lot to celebrate! And, a lot to do by 30 June 2018. Thank you for letting me serve you. Being District Governor is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to meet Rotarians across the district and experience what makes Rotary so very special.
 
 
Thanks to the fantastic organizing team chaired by Trevor Dagilis the District Conference produced a rich set of ideas for use by clubs. In the spirit of innovation that the conference was based on, the conference document is meant to be an inspiration and resource for clubs. It was never meant to become a set of goals and a directive from the district.  Rotary is a grassroots organization, and clubs need water and sunshine to grow in their own direction.
A message from Barry Rasin, President 2018-2019
 

In my travels over the past year, I've visited many strong, vibrant clubs and districts that are transforming their communities. When I attend their meetings, I can feel the energy. When I meet their members, I can see they are people of action. And when I look at their communities, I can recognize the impact of their work.

I've also visited communities with Rotary clubs that were hardly more than social clubs. It shouldn't ever be that way. Fortunately, there's a simple approach that I believe can help revitalize any club.

I'd like to challenge every Rotary club to come up with at least one high-impact service project. Each club already has the potential, the resources, to make it happen. It has the power to change people's lives — completely.

 
Rotarians seeking to respond to the Cyclone Idai disaster—which hit Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar—may do so by donating to Rotary district 9400 NPC, which includes South Africa and Mozambique, and which has received the first ever Rotary Disaster Response Grant (DR1). They are on the ground working on water systems and are collecting funds for a possible global grant. ShelterBox also has boots on the ground. More information:
 
 
 
The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support Rotary's strategic priorities by completing activities that make a club vibrant.
 
Is your club achieving these goals? Report the achievement and receive recognition you deserve. Here is how:
 
Rotary Showcase is a great place to be inspired and find project ideas, as well as share success stories. District 7040 clubs are doing good in their communities and around the world.
click here to see our projects.
 
 
 

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