At the November 19th meeting, club members enjoyed addresses from both our District Governor, Phil Beasley, and his wife, Judy. Phil, inspired by this year's Rotary theme of "Rotary Opens Opportunities", challenged us to take, and run with the opportunities that the Covid crisis has provided for Rotary clubs in our District (see "Read more..." for details), whilst Judy offered us the opportunity to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Phil suggested that the clubs of this district should use these times to focus first on member welfare and friendship. Then, we should reach out into our local community to find out the real needs in this area. We should use these times to reset our club goals, and consider partnering with other nearby Rotary clubs in a joint project. We should especially consider the idea of developing a close relationship with another club in the district and invite them to our zoom meetings, or arrange a week-end visit. Finally, we should not forget support for our Rotary Foundation since it has also gone through lean times during the lockdown months. After his address, Phil also encouraged our club to take the opportunity to get involved with the 100 Years of Rotary in Australia celebrations, and he displayed one of the batons that will be passed around the District in the months leading up to the event.