Today turned out to be one of the busiest but most enjoyable days that I have had so far as District Governor. The day started with a drive over to the Westminster Hotel in Nottingham for a meeting of the District Training Team, where the main item on the agenda was how to introduce "Social Media" into the District. It is now common knowledge that social media is the communications tool of younger generations and if we want to interact with them then we must be able to talk to them using their language.
The Training Team consists of myself, John Barker (Newark Castle) David Pedlar (Wollaton Park) Noel Harrison (Sherwood Sunrisers) Peter Moralee (Bretby) and Steve Lawes (Vale of Belvoir). After considerable debate and discussion we agreed that we would use ourselves as a pilot scheme for a closed group before trying it on a larger group, such as the whole District Team. Hopefully we shall see some results within a couple of months.
The Training Team meeting was still in full flow when I had to make my excuses and leave, so that I could quickly change and make an appearance down the corridor for the meeting of The Rotary Club of Bulwell and Basford. President David Smith, must have seen how much in need of sustenance I was, plying me straight away with a (non-alcoholic) drink, followed in due course by a very non-slimming salad, followed by black cherries and ice cream. It was great to see Rtns Terry Leivers and Bill Smith there.
Following the meal I gave my presentation to the club and this was followed by questions, one concerning my views on the membership debate and the second asking me how I pulled in all the visits and other events that I am required to attend as the DG. The first was easier to answer than the second.