Visit by the Distict Governor Malcolm Baldwin

Saturday 24th Sep 2016

Visit by the Distict Governor Malcolm Baldwin

"Rotary Serving Humanity" is District Governor's message.


Malcolm Baldwin District Governor for 2016/17 and a member of Accrington RC was given a warm welcome by members on his visit at the meeting on 22nd September. He is on a mission to visit 64 clubs in our District! He encouraged members to spread the word about what Rotary is and what it does. There are a lot of people out in the big wide world who have never heard of Rotary much less know about what it achieves to help underprivileged people at all levels

around the world. In his words "we need to brag more" and raise awareness at every opportunity. He talked about the growth of Satellite clubs, attracting younger members who, although they may only spend an hour together, are also involved with many worthwhile projects. He emphasised the need to continue to push The End Polio campaign which is backed by a staggering $1.5billion over 3 years and encouraged the planting of the crocus bulbs which our club is supporting. He reminded us that next year is the Centennial celebration of Foundation which offers a great opportunity for publicity. Finally he talked about the District Conference to be held in Southport next year 10th - 12th March with a programme of excellent speakers and entertainment.

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