On the 27th October we had our first visit from our District Governor David Jones and his wife Lyn.
DG David started by joining the Rotaract Club of Noarlunga in 1978 until 85 and attended
RYLA in 1980.
He attended and exchange in 1981 to D3040 India which included Mumbai, Madhya, Pradesh
David left Rotaract in 1985. In 2003 he then joined the Rotary club of Mitcham. He became
President of RC of Mitcham in 2007-08.
In 2011 David attended a group Study Exchange to D2350 Sweden
In 2020 David became our District Governor.
ROTARY’s Vision Statement
RI Strategic Priorities
To Achieve the Vision of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation, we have sent four priorities that are the stepping stones to helping Rotary realise its vision and the structure that is Rotary’s action plan.
1. Increase Our Impact •Eradicate Polio •Focus our programs and offerings •Improve our ability to achieve and measure impact
2.Expand Our Reach •Grow and Diversify our membership and participation •Crate new channels into Rotary •Increase Rotary openness and appeal •Build awareness of our impact and brand
3. Enhance Participant engagement •Support clubs to better engage their members •Develop a participant centred approach to deliver value •Offer new opportunities for personal and professional connection
4.Incease Our Ability to Adapt •Build a culture of research , innovation and willingness to take risks •Streamline governance, structure and processes •Review governance to foster more diverse perspectives in decision
International Presidents Holger’s Key Message
“Actively work to create new, innovative club models. Expand our reach by creating a satellite
club and by forming a community-based Rotaract Club.”
Expand Our Reach- New Clubs
Increase Our Ability To Adapt
“Every club should host one strategic meeting each year and ask?”
• What should our club look like in 5 years time?
• What Value do we bring to members?
• What steps should we take to help achieve that vision.
Increase Our Impact
Engage new members and take care of them. There is no wrong age to become a Rotarian.”
‘Every new member changes us a little bit. That person brings a new perspective, new experiences. We need to embrace this constant renewal. We will grew stronger as we learn from new members and take their experience and knowledge.”
Increase Our Impact/Enhance Public Image
“ Continue your club’s efforts to End Polio by donating to End Polio Now and by hosting a World Polio Day Event in October. We must fulfill the promise that we make to the children of this world.”
Lyn’s Partner Project
Lyn Jones is an amazing innovator and supports her husbands DG position. She gave us a presentation on two of her passions. The first was about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). She gave us a history of the project, about how it started with “One Man’s Dream” in 1981 when Ian Scott from RC Mornington, Victoria proposed the establishment of a charitable fund, and raise a minimum of $2 Million for research. An aim that was untimely reached and has superseded in the last 30 years.
The other was Mental Health Research. She gave us two examples how we can get involved, one is with Australia Rotary Health- Lift the Lid Campaign> A familiar project, as up to this year our club hosted many HAT DAY Dinner fundraisers. And Mental Health First Aid> Developed by Professor Tony Jorm & Betty Kitchener. A project that aims to educate people to be more aware, so we can can Approach, Assess & Assist friends and family who are in crisis and successfully get them the help they need!