5 March 2017
Invitation to all incoming Rotary Club Presidents, Club Executive and Directors,
I would like to extend a personal invitation to you all to attend one of the coming District 9650 Assemblies happening in April and May 2017.
The first Assembly will be at Kempsey, at the Kempsey High School on Sunday 30th April 2017. Registration and morning tea will start from 9am and we are limiting the cost to $25 per head for morning tea and lunch.The second Assembly will be held in Armidale on Sunday 21st May 2017 at Duval High School. Registration and morning tea will also commence at 9am. Morning tea and lunch cost $25.
As with the President Elect Training Seminar, District Trainer PDG Ken Hall, and I have worked on presenting an interesting and varied program. Even if you have been Secretary, Treasurer or a Club Director previously, there have been changes, new resources available and there are new topics on offer.
Whilst there will be sessions for Secretaries, Treasurers and Club Directors, we will also include sessions on Social Media, Facebook, Rotary Club Central, District Website and the mysteries of the Grants process.
Attendance at the Rotary Foundation / International – Opportunities & Grants sessions will also provide accreditation and qualify Club members to apply for District Grants.
The Assistant Governors will conduct two brief sessions with their Club representatives and the Club Presidents and I will meet for our own session. Please come with any questions or suggestions you might have as this will be an opportunity to discuss same.
The final program and list of sessions is included in this email so please have a read and mark the appropriate date in your diaries. If you cannot make the nearest Assembly to you, you are most welcome to attend the alternative and if you are really keen you could attend both.
I would also recommend your Clubs should be covering registration costs and reasonable expenses for you all to attend. It is part of your training for your coming Club roles.
Thank you for your commitment to take an executive role in your Club in this coming Rotary Year and I look forward to meeting you all in either Kempsey or Armidale.
Yours in Rotary
Bob Ryan, DGE 2016-2017, Rotary District 9650