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Home | District Governor, DGE & DGN | District Governor
District Governor DG David Houghton
‘The time has come the walrus said, to talk of many things’… well, the time has almost come for me to hand over the District to Jan.
The Rotary year 2012/13 is now in its final days, and I have so many things to talk about, so many happy memories to recall. I have also so many people to thank for their support, help and encouragement throughout the last twelve months.
At the start of the year I expressed a wish that at the end of the year, everyone in District 1100 could say, ‘we did it together’, and I am delighted that this has happened. We all ‘Dared to Win’ and we all ‘Went for Gold’. Together we were winners.
I have been amazed at the way Rotarians in the District have shown that they are ‘For Communities’ and given ‘Service way Above Self.’ I have been staggered by the projects, programmes and fellowship that take place in our sixty nine clubs. I have been touched by the kindness and hospitality of Rotarians towards Val and me. I am thrilled that despite the inevitability of having to deal with change, to make the organisation fit for the twenty first century, District 1100 members are willing to embrace this challenge with enthusiasm and fortitude.
Three new Interact Clubs have been formed, a Rotaract Club is well on its way to being established, two ‘Your Green Future’ events have taken place, and the Festival of Rotary, this year in Cheltenham, was a great success. Clubs have worked together on projects, the District eClub has become well established, and North Cotswolds Rotary Club gained the National Public Image Award. These are just a few of the achievements during this year.
I was asked the other day “What has been the highlight of your year?” Without hesitation I answered, “Being with a great bunch of people, intent on making the world a better and more peaceful place in which to live.”
I would like to thank you all, and my District Team, for being that great bunch of people.
I wish you well for the coming year, and I know, that I can leave you in the capable hands of Jan.
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