Tuesday, March 30, 2010

District Seminars a Success

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY: On Saturday, March 27th 63 Rotarians from more than 25 clubs attended the first of three District Assemblies. Topics covered included: the 2010-11 Rotary theme, "Building Communities - Bridging Continents", DGE Penny Offer stressed the goal of bigger, better and bolder Rotary clubs, PDG Dean Rohrs outlined the revised RI strategic plan, district membership chair Linda Coyle offered a practical solution to membership the 5 X 5 plan and PDG Mary Watson updated clubs on the certification required by the Youth Exchange program. 
A presentation on risk management and crisis media management was given by PDG Chris Offer,  AGs Pam Rickey, Ken Wilson, Wayne Roy and Sue Godey covered a variety of administrative topics. DGN Hans Doge stressed the need for partnerships in Rotary.  DGE Penny Offer concluded the seminar with a call for clubs to be creative in their service projects and innovative in their approach to membership development.
Download slide presentations from the seminar:
Photos from Metro Vancouver Assembly

ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: On Sunday, March 28th more than 100 Rotarians from 30 clubs gathered in Delta for the first of three of the district's Rotary Foundation grant management seminars. This is part of the districts participation as a pilot district in the Future Vision Plan.
DGE Penny Offer welcomed the Rotarians and explained the unique role District 5040 has in the future of The Rotary Foundation and the opportunity to use a new approach to humanitarian service.
PDG Kevin Conway, DGE Penny Offer and RRFC Chris Offer gave a series of fast paced  presentations and group exercise on the new grant structure. The new funding model for grants, vocational teams and scholarships was explained. Lively discussions were held on the funding of grants and how future vision has changed the approach to clubs participation in international and local service.  Many questions were asked on the future vision program.
Photos of Grant Seminar
The next seminars will be held:
Quesnel District Assembly April 10 and TRF Seminar April 11
Terrace District Assembly April 17 and TRF Seminar April 18

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