District Events and Meetings
District management, support and compliance
District 1010 - an introduction
Club Rotarians are the most important people in Rotary. There wouldn’t be Rotary without the individual Rotarians in thousands of clubs across the world, all contributing to the fellowship and service of our great organisations.
As with any large organisation, there is a strong support structure to ensure that you enjoy your Rotary. At the very heart of Rotary International there is a paid staff, but at District level, all the support comes from volunteers; ordinary Rotarians like you, but who have decided to give something back to Rotary. There is always space in the District structure for more volunteers.
District 1010 Organisation
The District is led by the District Governor, the Immediate Past District Governor, the District Governor Elect and the District Governor Nominee along with the District Secretary and District Treasurer. In addition, eight Assistant Governors are responsible for supporting ten to fifteen clubs in their local Area.
The District Council is the decision making body and comprises the District Governor, the Immediate Past District Governor, the District Governor Elect and the District Governor Nominee, District Secretary, District Treasurer and Assistant Governors along with Chairs of District Committees and Past District Governors. In addition all Clubs have representatives depending upon the number of members in the Club. Meetings are held twice a year in March and September.
The District Support Team is a sub-committee of the District Council and comprises the District Governor, the Immediate Past District Governor, the District Governor Elect and the District Governor Nominee along with the District Secretary and District Treasurer and the Assistant Governors. Chairs of District Committees are also part of this committee. The District Support Team meets four times a year to consider issues relevant to the District and to set the agenda for District Councils.
Club Leadership Seminars are held around March each year in order to support the incoming Club President, President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer
The District Assembly is held in late April or early May. It is an opportunity to discuss the Rotary theme for the year as well as planning the Club programme. As well as a plenary session there is an opportunity to attend breakout sessions for service projects, membership, public image and The Rotary Foundation.
The District Conference is usually held in October at different venues around the District. It varies in length and is currently held as a one-day event, both morning and afternoon. The Conference concentrates on Rotary programmes and there are opportunities to socialise.
Other District volunteers are responsible for organising the Annual Conference, for Health and Safety, Protection, and Equality and Diversity. A full list of District volunteers is at the front of the current District Handbook, an electronic copy of which is on this website. There is a separate web page for each of these activities and these pages can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
District Council meetings
are where the District Team meets as many Club Rotarians as possible, and where matters affecting the whole District can be discussed. It is also where Rotarians can hear from experienced external speakers on topics of interest. Meetings are held twice a year, in September and march. The meetings offer a forum for members to receive and discuss business reports from the DST, including approving budgets, electing future officers and the consideration of topical items from the wider organisation.
The District Assembly
is held in late April or early May. It is the meeting for all incoming club officers and is where the Incoming District Governor outlines his plans for the District for the Rotary year from the beginning of July to the end of June in the following calendar year. It is a ‘cascade’ meeting. Every year, at the end of January, Rotary International, which is based in Evanston, Illinois, arranges an International Assembly for all District Governors from the worldwide family of Rotary. This Assembly takes place in the USA in a convention centre somewhere like San Diego. This is a working week where the President of Rotary International tells the delegates RI’s plans for the year, and the message s/he would like them to take back to their Districts. It is at our District Assembly that the incoming District Governor sets out her/his stall. In addition, at District Assembly there are breakout sessions for Club Secretaries and Treasurers, and other committee chairs, led by the District officers, and the Assistant Governors hold sessions for the Presidents and other officers of the clubs they are going to support in the forthcoming Rotary year.
is a celebration of a year in Rotary in District 1010. It is usually held in October, and at different venues around the District. It varies in length and is currently held as a one-day event, both morning and afternoon. Other options have included a whole weekend, with a social element, and a Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning event. Some business is discussed, but it is primarily a social event, with rotary and other speakers, including RotaKids and Interact speakers, and some external speakers, often from charities and organisations that District and clubs support.
District also support a number of more technical and specific development and learning meetings for Rotarians and club officers, the most important of which are the Club Leadership Seminars. These are training and development sessions, primarily for incoming Club Presidents, and their content and role is expanded on the Learning and Development web pages, which can be accessed HERE.