We were delighted to welcome newly elected District Governor Allan Smith to our meeting this week. Allan lives in Jersey so he has a lot of travel to do to meet the majority of clubs in the District.
The DG highlighted the Rotary International theme for this year “Be the Inspiration” and how it can be adapted at a District and local level. His own target is to encourage clubs to increase community service in their area and internationally and for all clubs to try and achieve two additional projects in the year.
Allan highlighted the importance of media, and how, if they will not help we can make our own publicity in using local contacts as well as social media. He also went into detail regarding the youth competitions that Rotary run and our club actively promotes and runs.
Above all, he urged all members to enjoy Rotary and Be Inspired.
On behalf of the club, Rotarian Steve Parsons proposed a vote of thanks to the DG for coming over to see us.