DG Erwin spoke to us about current Rotary events and news.
We watched a short video about Ron Burton, current president of Rotary International.
– Rotary set target of 1.3 million members by mid 2014. Membership action forums funded by RI.
– Club visioning emphasised to plan for future & encourage membership.
-Distribution of Rotary funds outlined.
-PR funds pooled Australia wide following successful funding application from RI – showed some ads.
– Space available on RI website for promotion of club projects.
– Information on rebranding of Rotary image worldwide.
-Sydney Convention June 2014.
– Mandurah Conference – March 21-23, 2014. An interesting range of keynote speakers will be attending.
– Information on ‘satellite clubs’ for Rotary Clubs.
– Polio eradication programme supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -projected to be completed in 5 years.