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. 


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