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DISTRICT 7820
Invitation to nominate a Rotarian for the
Position of District Governor
2019-2020
 
It's time to begin the process to nominate and select a District 7820 Rotarian to be District Governor in the 2019-20 Rotary year.  That may seem like a long way off, however I can tell you from experience that the time goes quickly and there are several steps in the years before the successful nominee becomes District Governor.
 
The leadership group acts as a team and the successful District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) will immediately be part of the decision making group for the district as soon as this fall. This is really part one of a four year journey with successive one year terms as District Governor Nominee (DGN), District Governor Elect (DGE) and ultimately as District Governor (DG) - each position comes with their own responsibilities, training and experiences.
 
 
 
Update on 2016 Council on Legislation Changes
 
2016 Council on Legislation.  In April the 2016 Council on Legislation, “COL”, made several changes to Rotary International’s legislation including the Standard Rotary Club Constitution.  The changes are summarized in the Essential Changes for Clubs and Districts published by RI. 
 
Some of the key changes affecting clubs include:
 
  1. the ability to change meeting schedules,
  2. to change attendance rules and for members to attend regular meetings by online participation.  Clubs are still expected to forward attendance reports to the Governor. 
  3. The Club Treasurer is now a permanent member of the club board. 
  4. There is now a requirement that Directors should provide written minutes for all board meetings and those minutes should be available to all members within sixty days of the meeting.
 
 
 
Do you want to travel and genuinely experience other cultures guided by new Rotarian friends?  If so, then consider a Rotary Friendship Exchange. Expenses are minimized as participants in an RFE take turns hosting one another, often forging friendships that last a lifetime.
 
The experiences and memories are incredible. Who else has a Roadrunner Award? Ridden dune buggies?  Flown in balloons? … all the while being treated to personal tours of historic and cultural significance that most tourists would never get an opportunity to experience.
 
 
 
Just like in our professional and day to day life, the use of technology in the world of Rotary is constantly increasing.  Sometimes Rotarians and clubs struggle to keep up and make the best use of these tools.  In other cases they are embraced and we find that the use of electronic tools can significantly increase the reach and effectiveness of club messaging or projects or reduce effort.  Regardless, the age of electronic technology is upon us and we need to adapt.

Helping with that adaption of technology is a valuable vocational and club service area and there are individual Rotarians throughout the organization who are willing and capable of assisting when called upon.   It may be by helping to get the most out of Clubrunner, Rotary Club Central or with some aspect of Social media but there are Rotarians in this District who know either how to help or know who to contact to get help for any particular issue. 
 
 
 
 
The new District Leadership Team for 2016-17 officially comes into effect July 1st.  Congratulations to all as we head into the new Rotary year.
 
A chart of the full District leadership Team for 2016-17 can be seen at http://rotary7820.com/DistrictOrganizationChartPhoto/2016
 
 
 
Rotary Serving Humanity
 
Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.  Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
 
 
 
 

Welcome to the District 7820 Website !

 
District Governor: 
District Governor's 
 
 
 
 
 
District Mailing Address
Garth Gordon
District Secretary
 
14 Duncan Avenue
Kentville, NS
B4N 1N4
902-678-4535
rotarydistrict7820@gmail.com
 
 
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RLI Dates
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Corner Brook, Sept  17
Summerside, PE (TBA)
 
 
2016 RFE Schedule
 
QuestionPro
Special thanks to QuestionPro and their sponsorship program, which provides advanced feedback creation, distribution and reporting software for our organization, helping us track and analyze data for our stakeholders.
 
 
International Convention
 
 
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