31 December 2020 - December marks the half way point in the Rotary year and I’m inspired by the opportunities that you have found during these challenging times. Clubs have discovered new and innovative fundraising and community activities to stay engaged, relevant and impactful. Many have embraced the hybrid virtual model, developed a strategic mindset underpinned by technical support, connected with stakeholders and international sponsors, inducted new members, chartered clubs and made a contribution to The Rotary Foundation.
The incoming club and committee leaders have now been identified. For the next six months, focus and implement your plans to continue to unite, give and grow and make a positive difference in our communities and around the world.
UNITE, GIVE, GROW
We have all felt the impact of COVID-29. My heartfelt sympathies go out to those who have experienced loss or hardship during this difficult period. We recognise and express our sincere gratitude to those professionals that have consistently stood up to defend a scientific, evidence-based approach to public health interventions. Thank you for your service to our countries. We trust that you and your loved ones are enjoying a warm and peaceful festive season. We are entering a new year with renewed strength and hope, a year that will bring Rotarians together in celebrating one hundred years of Rotary in Africa together with the Rotary Club of Johannesburg.
Happy New Year to you and yours, may we continue to live our Rotary Vision in 2021. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
Read more in the District 9400 DG Newsletter December 2020 Issue
Congratulations to Mr Anas Al-Hamati who has been selected as one of the 117 incoming 2021 Rotary Peace Fellows representing peace and development leaders from 63 countries! He will be studying at the International Christian University. Anas, project manager of Gift of the Givers, was nominated by The Rotary Club of Sandton. He will be welcomed to the Rotary Peace Centers family. DG Annemarie, together with the members of D9400, wish him all the best on this journey!
As we stand on the cusp of eliminating polio, we find ourselves poised for our next challenge. The time is right to move toward realizing a new vision that brings more people together, increases our impact, and creates lasting change around the world. To achieve the vision of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, we have set four priorities that will direct our work over the next five years.
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