Addressing the meeting on July 30, he said that with the average age of 1010 members 71, it must try to engage with a younger age group.
It must organise its meetings, events and activities with the aim of reaching out to new and younger members and not become stuck in its ways.
He praised the Dundee club for its busy programme of events and its important charitable work in the community and beyond.
Evidence of the positive contribution made by Rotary internationally has come with confirmation that thanks largely to the efforts of the organisation Nigeria is set to be polio-free.
That will leave only Afghanistan and Pakistan as the two countries still affected by the disease.
The effort to eradicate polio in the world by 2018, supported by Rotary International and the Bill Gates Foundation, is on target to succeed.
Left to right - Rotary Club of Dundee president David Laing and Mike Halley.
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