Welcome to my Newsletter for July. In this edition, I have addressed my goals for the year and the importance of creating a My Rotary account. There is news on Membership Matters, A new Rotary Club and My Partner's project Donate Life, so please download and enjoy.
Hello and welcome to the first issue for this Rotary year.

Sunday 28th of June was a wonderful day. Inducted as Governor for District 9500 for this new Rotary Year, I stood proudly before 140 Rotarians and friends. What a privilege! I enter this year with enthusiasm and will give my very best to help you achieve your very best. IPDG John Campbell realised his goals for his year, some over and above his expectations, and I offer my wholehearted congratulations to him and his team.

To begin the year, I would like to share (in part) a message from Rotary International World President, K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran:

“Our time on this earth is finite, and it’s always shorter than we think. How do we want to spend it? Will we give of ourselves to others, so that the world will be richer because we passed through it? If we ask ourselves what characteristics we value most in our friends, most of us would answer similarly:integrity, trustworthiness, caring, compatibility. Our friends are not necessarily the people who are most like us but the ones who compliment us, who bring out the best in us. That, to me, is precisely what we can find in Rotary.”