We are - people of action

I don't know about you, but crisis or no crisis I am always keen to learn something new that will help me do the things I am involved in or want to do whether in my personal or business life or in Rotary.

The Rotary Learning Center has short courses (eg. 15 minutes +) that are very worth your time. There are a lot you can choose from across a wide range of topics and you do get recognised for your achievements.

What is your club doing to stay in touch with members?
Yes, an interesting Bulletin is essential, and most are adapting to the current circumstances but the online face to face is equally useful.
It is Absolutely Fantastic that so many clubs are staying in touch with members through online meetings and for those of you yet to give this a try … have a go soon.
During a time of physical disconnection and isolation it is even more important to keep our social connections.  Rotarians join Rotary to do good in their community and give back, and stay because of the connections they make.  What might giving back look like in our changed world? 
How can we help Rotary stay strong, and even prosper, during a time when nothing is as it was, but people are seeking purpose and an opportunity to contribute.  Rotary has resources – people and financial resources.  We care and have a strong reputation.
Since before the Lockdown and continuing has been a team of Rotarians from all six NZ-based Districts who have been working to provide guidance to Districts, clubs and Rotarians on how to stay connected with each other and motivated (engaged) through this crisis.
The main resource page is at https://www.rotaryoceania.zone/page/covid-19-(coronavirus)-information which is linked to from the District and Rotary Oceania webpages.  This uses links to resources rather than have a page that is stuffed full of information that is hard to absorb.
It is important to note that both the Rotary Oceania Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/rotaryoceania/ ) and the D.9920 Facebook pages ( https://www.facebook.com/rotarydistrict9920/ ) have additional ideas and resources that you are likely to find very useful and interesting.

Club Bulletins and Editors are the new Rotary Stars

The humble club Bulletin, some would say much maligned, is about to come into its own as one of the most important Rotary club communication tools we have after picking up the phone and talking to members.

This page has ideas for clubs and no longer is the Bulletin solely up to the Bulletin Editor to find content ... we are all in this crisis together so we are all needed to help create a club Bulletin that is interesting and helps keep our club together.  Additional resources at https://www.rotaryoceania.zone/page/covid-19-(coronavirus)-information
Advice Notice 16 March 2020: COVID – 19 and District 9920 Conference 15-17 May 2020 
Due to ongoing concerns about the current outbreak of COVID -19 (Coronavirus) I have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 District Conference.The well-being and safety of our Rotary community is my top priority. 
Furthermore, I am not prepared to enter into unacceptable levels of financial risk which may well be exacerbated by further delaying this decision.I am confident this is the right decision given the current circumstances.  My conference planning team has been closely monitoring the situation and has considered advice from the World Health Organisation, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and Rotary International.
I can assure all those who have already registered that they will receive a full registration refund. My thoughts are with all those who have worked so hard to prepare for the conference and to everybody directly impacted by this decision. 
I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause, Gary Langford,District Governor 2019-20,Rotary District 9920
Apia Rotary responded to the epidemic in three stages and their full report can be viewed here or click on picture.  This is a quick but very insightful read and a wonderful example of the capability of this club to respond in an appropriate and timely manner to a crisis in the community.
Total Apia Rotary Response Efforts: Cash and In-Kind $220,000 + Total Rotarian Volunteer Hours: 1,000+
Last weekend another tremendously successful South Pacific Presidents Elect Training Seminar for all club presidents-elect from throughout New Zealand and the Pacific was held.  Rotary is constantly improving in an ever-changing world, so this weekend helped these incoming club leaders understand their role and what it takes to be an outstanding president, but also what is needed to make their clubs vibrant.
If there is accessible, plentiful and drinkable water ...
If there are the facilities that enable good sanitation ...
If good hygiene practices are known and practiced ...
Then the community members will be fully engaged in daily life, children are able to go to school, economic development will prosper, people will gather together, and the community will thrive.  Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. The water, sanitation and hygiene projects our Rotary clubs engage in make an immense difference.  This is not an issue just in poorer communities but all communities.
March 2020

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