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December 1st 2018

G ‘day

Trust that you are all well and looking forward to the Christmas & New Year holidays.  Time for family and friends as family always comes first and above all time for us to regenerate for the work that we enjoy doing in Rotary.

We have work to do ahead of us even though so much happened in November.  Our clubs are doing some wonderful and inspirational work.

One highlight for me and for all of us, was a special recognition of service to our organisation that took place on November the 6th in Junee.  PP Bob Teese has been a loyal member of Rotary for 50 years! Bob was a member with Lockhart Rotary for 46 years and moved to Wagga Wagga 4 years ago now. Bob joined the RC of Junee where he has continued with his wonderful service.  That’s inspiration!

The DG club visits are over now and we can get to work with our goals as a team.  In particular the Polio PARADE as we have so named it.  PP Paul Murray is doing a great job with the web site for the bike relay around D9700 in March 2019.  It is live now: Polio PARADE 2019.

Griffith 2019 Conference Host Organising Committee under the chair of PP Ross Grillo and the other committees in Griffith and Yenda, are well advanced with the plans for Griffith 2019.  Once again PP Paul Murray is creating a very friendly user registration page for Griffith 2019.  It will be live very soon and can be seen here:  Griffith 2019.

The programme we have planned for you all is looking good and attainable.  The speakers are all but confirmed and you will all receive their biographies in due course.  We are now filling in the details with plenty of fun, music, laughter and good times planned.  It is my personal desire that this conference will provide you with a good reason to get away from the normal day to day living and to be inspired.

Our new District 9705 is only 19 months away and we need you!  In this newsletter there is a story on the need for the appointment of a Governor for 2021-2022 and 6 Area Governors of which 3 will come from our old D9700 in geographical terms.  Please start tapping those on their shoulders whom you know would step up and be nominated.

I am now calling on all of you to work with us and make the rest of our Rotary year one to be remembered and one that sets up a good foundation for our incoming leaders with DGE John McKenzie at the helm.

Two requests please:

  1. Those not sending me your bulletins please do so as it is a great way to follow your progress.
  2. Need more stories on new members with photos please.

At the start of 2018-2019, I set some high goals.  Not all will be achieved in the remaining 7 months.  However the Legacy Australia time capsule is still one of my goals, as is the start of a chapter of the fellowship Rotary Means Business.  I will pursue these after Griffith 2019.

Which reminds me, you pay for our conferences each and every year that you are a paid up member of D9700.  Around $26 this year of your district fees go towards the core costs of the conference.  That is why there is no entry fee, unlike many other district and international conferences.

Enjoy the month of December especially Christmas and family time.

DG John Glassford

Governor 2018-2019 D9700

0498 190 880  Email: [email protected]