Posted on Oct 01, 2018
From the pen of District Governor Graham Jull:
Greetings fellow Rotarians. How are you getting on with daylight saving?
We are now starting the fourth month of the 2018-19 Rotary year.
The month of October is Economic and Community Development Month.
Elizabeth and I have now visited 30 clubs of the 51 in our great district. During October, we will be spending some time in the Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Wairoa. 
All clubs seem to be fully into their inspirational year of doing good in the world and in most cases are having great fun and fellowship in the process.  Keep it up
The Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 14-16th September 2018. Sixteen Rotarians from our district attended with similar numbers from the other five New Zealand districts with 600 Rotarians overall.
Before the conference, our Governor group received training to assist their role of managing Rotary in our district.
Highlights included presentations on Polio Eradication, support for a ROMAC patient, what follows a Peace scholarship, engaging young professionals in Rotary, the Rotary Foundation and flexibility in Rotary clubs leading the change of Rotary relevant a great organisation for the future.
All NZ Governors work well and closely with our Australian Governor cousins. Both NZ and Australia are looking to the future.
We had an update on the “Modernisation” discussions which are currently being held by the 6 NZ districts. DGE Peter Maxwell is our representative on the committee. They are investigating all possible combinations of the shape of NZ and districts. Nothing has been decided and when the possible options have been fully investigated, they will come back to the districts for comment and discussion.
I received a certificate from Immediate Past Rotary International President Ian Risely and Rotary Foundation Trustee Mary Beth Growney Selene, recognising the contribution of DDF from 9930 2017-18.
 Another highlight was a dinner for 9930 Rotarians at the oldest pub in Australia, the Hope and Anchor which opened in 1807. What a lovely venue, just like a flash from the past and great food too.
Please look at our district website………………
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  • Early bird registration up until 30th November 2018.
  • Book your accommodation early, Hamilton has a lot going on in March.
  • The theme for Saturday night
I had the honour to help plant a Totara tree at Thames Hospital as part of the 150-year commemorations of the hospital. There are now three Totaras side by side, each representing 50 years of service to the community.
All clubs, large or small are making a huge difference in their local communities. We are also doing our bit overseas. We have recently contributed DDF funds to a Global grant by all New Zealand Districts for Project Nepal which is a Thamdanda Nepal Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
With inspiration, we succeed together.  Rotarians are good people doing good work and are having fun.
Best wishes,
Graham Jull
District Governor 2018/19
Rotary District 9930
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