Sunday, 21 April 2013

District Assembly and a Brass band Concert 20th April

My two Rotary jobs today couldn't be further apart in terms of content.     The morning was taken up by the annual District Assembly held at the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University.  This is the occasion that the incoming District Governor, on this occasion Peter Moralee, speaks to the membership about his plans and aspirations for the forthcoming year.  Each District officer and Committee Chairman then sets out in detail the potential work in each area.  

With sessions for Secretaries, treasuerers, all the various project teams, Foundation, Membership, MPRC and also a session for new Rotarians (chaired by me) there was definately something for everyone.

Also this year for the first time we had a session on the use that can be made by Clubs of Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.    This went down very well with a good attendance.

For the first time in recent years we also asked clubs to pre-register the names of attendees.  This helped the Clubs to focus on ensuring they had sufficient members there and also assisted the District Team to know how many people we would be dealing with.

The attendance this year seemed quite high and I would like to thank all those who took the morning out of their busy lives to come along and see what is happening in the next twelve months.

Thanks also to St. James' Place Walth Management of Nottingham for part sponsoring the event - helping to keep our costs down for the members.

Rotarians chatting to the staff on the St. James Place stand.

Rotarians from Bretby manning the Registration Desks

In the evening I had the pleasure of attending Bolsover Assembly Rooms, where the Rotary Club of Bolsover were holding a concert with the Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison Band.   The concert was a complete sell out and the entertainment was absolutely first class.   I would recommend this band to anyone looking to have some good musical entertainment.

My thanks to President leigh for inviting me along to this event.   It was a great evening - even if I didn't win a prize in the raffle.


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