Welcome to District 9570
District 9570 covers an area of approximately 600,000 klm2 (204,000 ml2) and bisects the Tropic of Capricorn. The Great Barrier Reef borders our coast and natural features include tropical rain forests, eucalyptus woodlands and dry grasslands. The population is concentrated along the coast in six major centres where 34 of 49 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.
2015-2016 District Governor – Brian Jessett (Sally)
Thank you for visiting the District 9570 website. I hope you find the information you need. With the revamp of the Rotary International website www.rotary.org those Rotarians that have a “My Rotary” account now have access to a vast array of Rotary Information. Our district website content does not duplicate anything available at www.rotary.org
Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran has chosen for his theme for 2015-2016 – “Be a Gift to the World.” This theme is a direct request to every Rotarian to make the most of the great gift of membership in Rotary to gift back to the world, through their clubs, the many gifts bestowed on them through their lifetime. Rotarians can give of their time, resources, skills, knowledge, leadership and compassion. Therefore I ask all District 9570 Rotarians to embrace the theme and give something extra this Rotary year.
I am most honored and proud to be leading this geographically vast district in 2015-2016. Our district enjoyed a remarkable net gain in membership of 5% in 2014-2015 under the leadership of IPDG Craig Edmonston. There is no reason why this cannot be sustained in 2015-2016.
Clubs working together and supporting each other achieve so much more particularly when the projects address critical needs within our own district. Working together builds a team culture and that my fellow Rotarians is what we are – a team. It feels good when we achieve great outcomes in our own backyard and it gives us a compelling story to tell potential Rotarians who are more likely to buy into as they can relate to it easily.
My goals for this Rotary year are very simple. Firstly I want to support the goals of Rotary International President “Ravi” and encourage all clubs to have a go at the Presidential Citation.
Good governance at district and club level with timely reporting will ensure we have smooth sailing. Embrace the new Rotary brand and make changes in your clubs to reflect a new image that every member will be proud to bring potential members to. Fill your money boxes with silver coins to make a personal donation to the Rotary Foundation – a small but important gift.
“Be a Gift to the World” – “start with the one in the mirror.”
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