Despite the setback with restrictions being extended, our Rotary community has so much on offer to keep us all connected and focused on positive activities and learning opportunities.

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots education, learning and development program that provides a valuable experience for Rotarians to understand the wider world of Rotary.  It is for all Rotarians, not just those in, or aspiring to be in leadership roles.  Past District Governor Julie Mason AM and Past President Lesley McCarthy have put together three online programs scheduled for later this month and early October.  Places will be limited, so I encourage you all to look into what’s on offer and register your interest quickly. 

You will find in this week’s edition a flyer on a free online public lecture on the prevention of dementia presented by Professor Gill Livingston.  This will take place on 29th September at 6pm and you can register through:

Last week’s Morning Tea with the DG was once again well attended with 144 participants.  From learning how to pickle our leftover vegies to discovering more about Rotary’s peace-building, our Foundation’s new club recognition program, the End Polo Walk With Us initiative, and the fun quiz, there was something for everyone.  The next Morning Tea with the DG is scheduled for Saturday 26th September, and it too will have interesting and engaging content, so please register to join in. 

I am very excited to share with you another fun virtual campaign, Rotary in Harmony—a series of four (so far) musical events, featuring our talented Rotarians and Friends of Rotary.  Whilst we already have a great line up of musical talent, we are reaching out to all of you to let us know about those who are musically gifted and would like to perform in any of the events scheduled from 11th October through to 22nd November.  The musical genres will include Classical, Rock ‘n Roll, Jazz and Celtic.    

Have a great week everyone…there’s so much to learn in Rotary!

District Governor Philip