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Community and Vocational Service

Message from Keith Brownlie, Chair of Community and Vocational for District 1240

At the Community Service Meeting on 15th September, those in attendance agreed that meeting at 5.30 pm bi-monthly was the best option

Chairman Keith's priorities for the year are

  • 1. Every 1240 Club should be represented at the regular bi-monthly Zoom meetings. Keith had written out to all Club Presidents asking for a representative to attend. It was therefore disappointing that only 8 Clubs had responded. He asked all clubs to give this priority as Rotarians we need to broadcast our Community projects to highlight what we do and to encourage membership. He asked all attendees to spread the word. He would also ask the AG.s to actively promote Community.
  • A key focus was to be the Environment. The Wilderness Foundation was now a Corporate Member and Jed Brooks IPDG was keen to use their expertise to promote Community Projects across the District. All clubs are to be represented at a Bi-Monthly Zoom meeting to share best practices and to focus on District Projects. Paul Satti of Halstead Rotary was the new District Environment Coordinator and it was key that as many Rotarians as possible attend the Open day to be held on Saturday 14th October. All attendees to promote this event. Keith clarified that all Environmental Community projects were valid, Clubs were involved with the Yarra Farm, and litter picks which were all excellent projects but the Wilderness involvement for all Clubs was a priority.
  • Project Wrap Up. This would continue with a start date of 1st November through to 30th November. Steve Gale pointed out that Clubs were still involved and were proud to promote and support this initiative. Bob Barclay PDG will continue to chair this District Initiative and 4 Clusters will continue this year. Jed Brooks IPDG was keen to use their expertise to promote Community Projects across the District. like to encourage a cross District dialogue with our shared satellite partners.                            Bob has been invited by Pam Holgate to provide a 5-minute update at the District Conference on Wrap-Up. All 1240 Clubs will be invited to bring coats etc to the District Forum on Saturday 18 th November.
  • Keith in his 4th priority was very keen to use the promotion of all Community projects to recruit new members. This requires all Clubs to publish and promote their Community work in all social media and via the Bulletin. This objective goes hand in hand with promoting Youth.
  • In line with Rotary International President Gordon Mcinally's focus on Mental Health, Keith would like to focus on Dementia with a specific focus on appropriate community projects. In his club, he intends to hold awareness and living with Dementia sessions with medical guest speakers.

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