Rotary Distict 9800 District Governors Annual Message
My fellow Rotarians and friends,
Rotary membership is very special and unique. Every year is different. Rotary year 2010-2011 will not be the same as 2009-2010 and next year will be different again. Each year brings a new theme, new directions, new ideas, new challenges, new members and new opportunities for service.
RI President Ray Klinginsmith gave his class of 2010-2011 a clear message sometime ago that we need to bring about many changes in Rotary, starting with Districts & Clubs, about how we do things & how we have always done things. I hope you agree with this change philosophy and it should send a clear message to all Rotarians that we want more of them to experience a role on District.
I wish all Clubs and Rotarians in the District a very happy and successful year of Rotary service both locally and internationally. I hope our Clubs in District 9800 continue to grow in membership and remain healthy and active members of Rotary International. As Rotarians and members of these Clubs, let us all give what we can, help where we can, and above all enjoy the wonderful fellowship that exists worldwide in Rotary. The Family of Rotary involves us all, and it is a very special Family indeed.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is our Foundation. It is through the Foundation that we bring hope and dignity to the lives of many less fortunate than ourselves. The wonderful work of the Foundation requires the support of all Rotarians particularly in this next year. I encourage all Clubs to focus on giving to the Foundation so that it will continue to grow and be able to carry on effectively "doing good in the world". Marilyn and I look forward to visiting your Club during the year and to share in your Club's aims, objectives and dreams. On the Official visit of the District Governor, I will share with you my aims, objectives and dreams.
Finally, "thank you" for all that you are doing for Rotary.
Together in 2010-2011 we will be "Building Communities Bridging Continents".
Have a great year,
Iven Mackay and Marilyn
District Governor 2010-2011