Dear Rotarians and Friends of Rotary,
 
Welcome to the new Rotary year and I am honoured to serve as your Governor for the next twelve months.  As Rotarians we share a vision for what we want to achieve. The 24 word Rotary vision statement applies to Clubs, Districts and Rotary International, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
 
In line with Rotary’s vision incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta (2021-2022) President’s theme  “Serve to change lives” is consistent with the values and  aspirations of all Rotarians.  
 
Based on Rotary’s universal vision and this international theme, the goal of Rotary District 9800 (comprising 64 Rotary clubs in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria) is:
 
“To grow the relevance of Rotary in the communities our District serves including increasing impact, visibility, regeneration and innovation”.
 
I look forward to working together in the coming Rotary year as we strive to achieve this goal.  
I also look forward to meeting many of you and connecting with all the clubs in D9800.  Until then........
 
Dale Hoy
District Governor