Congratulations to those who have been honored in the New Year’s Honors list – I am aware of PDG Leonie Tisch and PDG Paul Wright.  but I am sure there will be others.
Mary and I would like to wish all Rotarians and their families in District 9930 a very Happy New Year and hope that 2020 will bring you all a fruitful year.
New Year is the time for a new start. Before deciding on a long list of resolutions can I ask you to bear in mind Rotary’s Vision Statement – which is
TOGETHER WE SEE A WORLD
WHERE PEOPLE UNITE AND TAKE ACTION
TO CREATE LASTING
CHANGE ACROSS THE GLOBE
IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND IN OURSELVES
 
Australian Bush Fires – thank you to those clubs and individuals who have contributed to the District Appeal – so far $8, 000 has been remitted to Australia and 4 people have offered accommodation. If you would like to add your contribution please make this to Westpac 03 1552 0121120 000  (including your name for reference purposes) or – if the donation is coming from an individual – and a tax receipt is required your donation should be made via NZWCS (New Zealand World Community Service) at Westpac Account  03 1702 0192208 01. Please quote your name and also our district (D9930). Please let me know if any individual who has already given would like a tax receipt.
 
This month is also Vocational Service Month when we are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service. Perhaps we can each resolve to make 1 additional positive change this New Year in our communities through service above self.
 
Kind regards
Peter Maxwell
District Governor 2019/20
Rotary District 9930
Mobile 027 432 8872