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June 2021  DG Newsletter

                                        Dear fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
                                        Another Rotary year is nearing its end as we look to farewell Rotary Opens Opportunities
                                        and welcome Serve to Change Lives.
                                        A journey that started 3 years ago as District Governor Nominee is nearly complete.
         The challenge of bringing our two districts together has been just that – a challenge. There have been
         many interesting situations and obstacles to overcome on the road to becoming a united D9510 from
         1st July last year. As Lyn and I began our visitation of the 85 Rotary clubs and Rotaract clubs we quickly
         realised the average Rotarian is more focussed on doing good in the world than in the politics of District.
         We have been warmly received as we discovered the wonderful projects and service our clubs are
         providing to our communities - Rotary Service above Self. We are both truly grateful to have been
         given the honour to present Holger Knaack’s theme and for Lyn to promote the great work of Australian
         Rotary Health as her partner project.

         The new District Board structure was introduced and included two Deputy Governor positions and the
         elevation of Member Development to a Board position. In my view, it has worked well. I express my
         gratitude to the District Leadership Board and wider Leadership Team for their work and support of Lyn
         and I during the year. District Membership as at 30th April showed an increase of 37 members to 2084
         and hopefully will result in an overall increase of our membership by 30th June, notwithstanding some
         late club updates to ClubRunner.

         As Lyn and I close a chapter of Rotary service we wish Jeff and Jenny all the best as they embark on the
         second year of D9510.

            Centenary of Rotary

         The 100-year celebrations continued in Sydney as the Rotary
         Club of Sydney celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a special
         commemorative luncheon on the 17th May. A contingent of
         4 Rotarians representing the Rotary Club of Adelaide attended
         the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney and celebrated the
         occasion in style.

           (L-R Heidi Unferdorben, Kay Dowling, Lisa Dallow & Julie Johnson)

        In Parliament, during the sitting commencing 10th May, the Hon Nicola Centofanti MLC moved a motion
        in the Legislative Council acknowledging and paying tribute to the 100 years of Rotary in Australia. The
        Hansard extract is on the District Website

        Correction: the report last month of the meeting held 21st April at Adelaide Oval celebrating 100 years of
        Rotary in Australia and New Zealand was in fact the inaugural group meeting of the Area 12 clubs not just
        a meeting of the RC Adelaide.

                        Yours in Rotary
                   DG David Jones
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