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District Governor pin

It’s that time of year when we are calling for nominations for District Governor in 2021-22. We have a wealth of talent in our District, and this is mostly made up of modest, hard working Rotarians that don’t necessarily see themselves as having leadership potential. If you are a Past President in your club, and have the interest and the ability to step up, then please talk to your club about nominating you.

The closing date for nominations is 31 March 2019. There will be an information session held on Thursday 21 March 2019.  Please see further details re applying in the attached document.  Interviews will take place on Monday 15 April 2019.
 
Map of Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region
 
Our region is about to approach a very significant change when the number of Districts will be reduced as we simultaneously seek to grow Rotary's presence and replace ageing membership following a decline of 24% in the region over the last 10 years.
 
Taking these challenges seriously, last September the 2018/19 DGs unanimously agreed to petition the RI Board for approval to develop a plan to pilot a regional structure for Australia, New Zealand, and the 14 Pacific countries in our Zone.
 
New Districting
 
Districts, Clubs and Rotarians are putting in a terrific effort to halt the decline in membership.  While this has slowed the rate of loss somewhat, contemporary methods of rendering service have changed from the traditional service club and a new approach is needed.  One option (and one that is mandated by RI if District membership falls below 1100) is to grasp the initiative and form a larger District.
 
As PRID Noel Trevaskis said "Larger districts are just the platform for change as we move forward together to face the challenge of change".
 
Global Grants scholar
Invitation to a young person interested in international postgraduate study to apply for a Rotary District 9675 Global Grant Scholarship
The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship program is to support international study at post graduate level.
 
Rotary District 9675 supports the Global Grant Scholarship Program of The Rotary Foundation and will offer one Global Grant Scholarship in 2019. This scholarship program is funded by District 9675 and the Rotary Foundation providing a scholarship of approximately US$30,000.
 
Melbourne Airport welcome to Rotarians
And the winner is Melbourne!
It is with great excitement that we announce Melbourne as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, the largest conference secured this century for Victoria.
 
Melbourne is a Big Events City! Set to deliver over $88 million to the Victorian economy, the Convention is the most valuable conference ever won for the state, with the four-day event anticipated to attract more than 20,000 Rotarians from around the world. The global spotlight will be on Melbourne and how we present ourselves to the world.
 
 
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