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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 getting 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.
 
 
 
 
It is said that the journey is more important than the destination and in the case of the District Governor "journey", that is certainly the case.  It has been a journey to remember.
 
To help with those memories, I've put together a selection of pictures taken during the year.  Check out the photos at  https://flic.kr/s/aHskD9u7Cu.
 
The album is (more or less) in chronological order starting from Ribfest in Sydney in July 2015 and ending with the Club turnover celebrations we attended in Pictou and Windsor recently.  There is so much in between!  I've tried to get everything in, but see if you can spot your club or event in the group. 
 
Thank you to everyone who had helped Barbara and I have what we will remember as a wonderful year.  It was a GREAT YEAR TO BE A ROTARIAN.  Please continue to be a "Gift to the World".
 
Jim and Barbara
 

 
 
This is my last DG message for the 2015-16 Rotary year and Barbara and I thank everyone for a great experience during my time as District Governor.  We have had some truly outstanding experiences travelling to visit all the Rotary Clubs in District 7820.  It is both humbling and eye opening to see all the great work that Rotarians are doing in our local communities and around the world.
 
Thank you to all those who hosted us in our travels, drove us from meeting to meeting, proudly showed us their community projects, allowed us to celebrate with them and to those who welcomed us into their clubs.  
 
Thank you to the members of the District Team who supported our efforts during the year.  I think we made some great headway on a whole number of fronts and I'm happy that I am leaving the DG position with the District on such a positive upswing.  We have a great team and a great succession path.  I see nothing but good things ahead.
 
Thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of Truro who have been so instrumental in helping to put on a GREAT District Conference but were also there to support Barbara and me in other ways when we needed it. The club is strong and moving forward.
 
The DG experience is unique in Rotary.  It has been my privilege to be your District Governor for 2015-16 and I have been inspired to continue to serve Rotary in any way I can. Thank you again, and continue to be a Gift to the World!
 

 
 
 

 
 

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Kathryn Atkin
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20 Hallett Crescent
Suite 206
St. John's, NL. Canada
A1B 4C5
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