Welcome to District 9570
District 9570 covers an area of approximately 600,000klm2 (204,000ml2) and bisects the Tropic of Capricorn. The Great Barrier Reef borders our coast and natural features include tropical rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands and dry grasslands. The population is concentrated along the coast in six major centres where 34 of 48 Rotary Clubs are located.
The industries are diverse and include production of sugar (sugar cane) and Bundaberg rum, beef, wool, coal mining and allied industries, aluminium smelting, power generation, gas and chemicals production, tree crops, small crops, cotton and grain growing, education and tourism.
2014-15 District Governor – Craig Edmonston
Welcome to our website. In District 9570 Rotarians have “Engaged Rotary and Changed Lives” for as long as the District has existed (previously District 957), when Reg Brown from Gladstone became the first Governor. We will continue to do so in the years ahead.
But in the 2014-2015 year the District Rotarians will enthusiastically engage RI President Gary Huang’s very timely and exciting theme and “Light up Rotary”.
I am personally delighted because our District Conference theme for this year had been adopted before RI President Gary’s announcement at the International Assembly. “Ignite the Passion”, is our Conference theme and is a perfect fit for “Light up Rotary from the very beginning of the year.
We will “Ignite the Passion” and Support and Strengthen our Clubs; Promote humanitarian service through the Rotary Foundation; and Enhance our Public Image; District 9570 will fulfil RI President Gary’s three strategic priorities. We will “Light up Rotary”.
I would like to acknowledge the good work of PDG Mark Lean and Karen, and the team of District Officers who have put in countless voluntary hours and service to support the clubs and keep the District operating. D9570 has a proud history and PDG Mark can now claim to be part of that proud history. Thank you Mark and Karen and the team.
I am confident the team of 2014-2015 District Officers will also do an excellent job, while we encourage and inspire all our Rotarians and Clubs to “Light up Rotary”.
Rotary is about the people we help – it is not about us. Although our old motto “they profit most who serve the best” is very true.
The great humanitarian work of Rotary can only be carried out by individual Rotarians and Clubs – not by the District – not RI. It all happens when decisions are made by Rotarians at club level – to take action.
I sincerely hope that the District Rotarians will be inspired throughout 2014-2015 year to “Ignite the Passion” to do something great in the World and “Light up Rotary”.
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