The event takes place at the Porters Park Golf Club, Radlett, WD7 7AZ, and will be a carvery lunch with a vegetarian option. This venue has been used many times in the past by our District, and to welcome us back, we have been given a special price.
So enjoy the fabulous views of the Greens and the Fairways, and get the Rotary Year 2013-2014 off to a magical start with June and Dick.
After an extended period of evening sessions at the District Headquarters in York Gate, we have now completed the 9 Service Assembly Sessions and the President Elects’ Training Seminar.
The outcome was a series of sessions with some lasting nearly 3 hours, mostly because of extended discussion and breakout sessions.
The proof of the exercise will be the feedback (overwhelmingly in favour so far) and the level of service being undertaken in the Clubs. There were some issues raised however, and these will be addressed in the planning for next year.
Overall, we made a significant change to the organisation of the District Assembly and that change was well received. Well done to all the seminar leaders, and well done to Lucille and Sydney who organised all 10 evening’s catering.
THURSDAY 16th May 2013
6.00pm for 6.30pm
Finger buffet with soft drink (available from 6.00pm)
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) require that all Clubs participating in Foundation
activities (Grant applications, hosting Foundation Scholars) attend a Grant
Management seminar and in due course complete a Memorandum of Understanding
relating to the obligations and responsibilities associated in using TRF monies.
This needs to be undertaken every Rotary year with the documentation completed by
the new Club officers.
This seminar will help everyone’s understanding of the operation of TRF and
increase awareness of opportunities available for Grants and Programmes
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION and PARTICIPATION
o Club qualification
Outline of Grant programmes
Foundation Funding Model
• Example scenarios
• District wide Global Grant details
• Fund Raising and Recognition
COST only £5.00 per person
Please advise delegate numbers to ensure appropriate catering provision.
A number of Rotarians from the District and around the world are taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday 21 April and there will be drinks and light refreshments at York Gate from 6pm for those taking part and Rotarians who would like to join them. DG Eve will be there as soon as she can be!! Good luck to all Rotarians in the Marathon! Please also cheer us along the route of the London Marathon where you can. We welcome your support.
The District Assembly Dinner at the Royal National Hotel took place on 9th April 2013, and was well attended by Clubs from all over the District. To our great delight, we even had a visitor, Luigi Mula, from Milan, Italy! The principle speaker was the incoming President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Nan McCreadie who spoke on the priorities from the perspective of the National and International Leadership of Rotary International. Incoming District Governor Dick Nathan also spoke on the journey for the District in the coming year and the training events that would be related to the Service undertaken by the District in the coming Rotary Year. The event ran like clockwork thanks to the detailed preparation and planning of Lucille Parker and her District Events team, and the evening was enjoyed by all those that came, despite the difficulties of travelling on the underground. The staff at the Royal National Hotel in the centre of London also did a splendid job.
We now move on to a series of individual training seminars dealing with topics like Communications and Public Image, Community Service, The Rotary Foundation, International Service, Membership, New Generations (youth competitions, clubs and international exchanges), and Vocational Service. There are also special sessions for the Club Presidents, the Club Secretaries and the Club Treasurers.
The event was judged by all present as a notable success.
Rotary in London celebrated International Women’s Day with a special breakfast networking even at City Hall in London. District Governor Eve Conway-Ghazi hosted the event. Among the speakers were the International Development Secretary Justine Greening, who is a Putney Rotarian, and Rebecca Stephens MBE, the first British woman to climb Mount Everest.
Rotary linked with UN Women for this Five Capitals event. As well as London, other capitals holding breakfast events were Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and London.
The SW Area is having a Sunday afternoon boat cruise down the Thames on the 12th May.
We will leave Festival Hall Pier at 12.30 pm for a 3 hour cruise with a lunch buffet on board, arriving back at 3.30 pm, allowing you to spend some time viewing the South Bank area. The price is £27 per person. Please contact AG Chris Wyatt if you are interested in joining us for a leisurely cruise throughLondon.