Updates and resources for clubs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A message from District Governor Jo. 

I would like to thank all members of the District who took the time to attend our first entirely "virtual" District Council meeting last week. This was held by Zoom as a result of our current social situation and its restrictions. We had two speakers, our own Ken Logan and Rotary Great Britain & Ireland President Donna Wallbank, two videos, a power point presentation and a question and answer session throughout. 47 clubs were represented with 137 people registering to attend and 120 actually present at the meeting. We will be sending out feedback forms to those who attended shortly. My sincere thanks go to Ian Starkey, Callan Dick and Narek Bido, without whom the meeting would not have happened. 

During the District Council meeting I was able to surprise one of our speakers Ken Logan, who was presented “virtually” with The Rotary Foundation Citation for meritorious service. Congratulations to Ken.

I have received some very nice feedback regarding the District Council meeting and this has been passed on to all concerned. It was nice for you to take the time to contact me.  

Jan Henderson is collecting all the information regarding what we are all doing within clubs and she is giving a flavour of what is happening in this newsletter. Please continue to let her and myself know what you are doing, so that good ideas can be shared.

I am aware that more clubs are beginning to meet "virtually", some have met for a few weeks and some are just trying it. If you need any help please just ask. Meeting virtually gives us all a great opportunity to go and “visit” other clubs in the district and also across the world.

As a gentle reminder to all: for Rotary business or club business, in contacting another club please do not do it on a public forum but use either the DMS to contact club Presidents or Secretaries directly or utilise the District Directory - or indeed the weekly "News for Clubs". 

Thank you for all you are continuing to do, be safe and well.

Jo Pawley
District Governor, Rotary District 1020

COVID-19 pages:

Mental health & communication project 2020

more A special Covid-19 grant from Foundation will allow clubs in the District to supply tablets to day centres, care homes or hospitals in their locality who deal with dementia patients.

What clubs are doing

more Ways clubs are remaining active in their communities and the wider world

Rotary Training

more Even when you can’t hold training meetings in person, members can still develop new skills and knowledge by taking courses online. Rotary’s Learning Center offers courses on everything from managing training sessions and mentoring to dealing with conflct

Rotary and Zoom

more How clubs are using Zoom videoconferencing to change the way they meet and work.

Speakers prepared to speak via Zoom

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Getting started with Zoom videoconferenceing

more A quick guide to the basics of joining a Zoom videoconference.

Continuing Rotary Fellowship

more Ways of keeping in in touch when we can't meet in person