On Wednesday 4 September, Adrian shared his vison with us… ’to empower Clubs to be extraordinary.”  So how can we do this?  
By sharing the message from Rotary International, encouraging a ‘future focus’ in clubs, by modernising District and our services, reconnecting District with Clubs and Club members, and revitalising cluster engagement and collaboration.  Not too difficult a task for Rotarians to embrace!
Adrian spoke about the vision of Rotary‘TOGETHER, we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves’.
Rotary, like all successful organisations, has a Strategic Plan:
1. Increase Rotary’s Impact
2. Expand Rotary’s Reach
3. Enhance participant engagement
4. Increase our ability to adapt.
RI President Mark Maloney pinpointed four areas which he would like us all to focus on to ensure the future of Rotary:
1. Grow Rotary
2. Family involvement
3. Create a viable path to leadership
4. Build on the historic United Nations relationship.
DG Adrian, in his year, is passionate about ensuring Clubs in our District continue to grow Rotary…not only in the number of Rotarians we have in our District but also to grow our community awareness in the presence of Rotary in their area, as well as making sure people in our community know the amazing things which Rotary does, both locally, nationally and internationally.
Adrian also wants to see Rotarian’s involve their families in everything Rotary…and there is no better way of doing that than bringing them (and as many friends as you can) to the upcoming Gumbuya World Family Fun Day on Sunday 20th October, with entry fees being substantially reduces for everyone who books in via the Rotary District 9820 link.
Adrian also spoke about Wendy’s Partner project…’the end game’. We are almost there...so let’s not give up the fight until Polio is eradicated in the world in which we live. Mark Rees, from the Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise, took part in the Moomba Birdman Rally earlier this year and raised a substantial amount of money for Rotary, which was used to buy sky hydrants. Mark is going to compete again next March, with any money he raises going to Wendy’s project. We can all get behind him by pledging money to sponsor Mark. Let’s hope he soars like an eagle over the Yarra at Moomba next year!