District Officers Preparation Seminar

Wed, Mar 15th 2023 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

District 1285 Officer Training 15th March 2023


District Officer Preparation Seminar (DOPS)
19.00 HOURS TO 21.30 HOURS
District Team Photograph to be taken
Attendance: District Team, including the assistants/deputies

19.00 WELCOME, Introductions & Objectives   (DG Eric Russell)       
19.15 RI Presidential Theme   (DGE Swati M, DGN Paul S, DGNN Ged H)
      District Strategic Draft Plan, Proposed projects etc. Collaborative working
19.30    One Rotary and the new cluster structure – where does D1285 belong?
      Why are we working differently?        (PDG David Ellis)
    Hand-outs – Cluster Groups and Working together Roadmap

19.45 District Management /Administration Topics:  
      District diary – including District Executive & Council Meetings (DS Janice Sawle)
      Reports for Exec meetings, Presidential Citation 2023-2024 etc. (DGN Paul Scullion)
      Claiming expenses/budget bids & use of District budget etc (DT Dennis Hobson)
      Values & Behaviours & Respect expected (DG Eric Russell)         
      Mediation, GDPR etc. (DGNN Ged Hetherington)                               
      District Conference April 2024 encouraging clubs to attend (PDG David Ellis)        
      Using Rotary Club Central – Lead by example – do you need help? (Phil Round, Edwin Partridge)
      Rotary Foundation and Giving (Gwyneth Millard)  

20.50 THE MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE –  (PDG Nigel Danby & DGE Swati Mukherjee)
      District membership strategy to include district/club membership targets, new Initiatives and training.  
      Seminars during the year - Be a Vibrant Club, New Member’s Seminar,
      Mentoring New Members, Engaging with potential new members etc.
21.10 Planning and preparation for the year ahead (DOT Eric Cowcill)

      Supporting Clubs / Clubs’ needs
      President Elect Preparation Seminar – Attendance/format/programme etc.         
      District Assembly – Dates, venue & content
      Feedback & Q&A

21.30 Final Words and Closure – (DOT Eric Cowcill)