DG Gillian invites you…

Please join me in Portsmouth in March for a fun, friendly and fabulous District conference.  This year we have chosen to reflect the Rotary International theme ‘Be the Inspiration’.

In launching his theme for the year, Rotary International president Barry Rassin challenged all the district governors to inspire the club presidents, and the Rotarians in our districts, to aspire to achieve even more and truly reach our potential to make a difference.

I am already seeing examples of the amazing things we do in our district. Just imagine how much more we can achieve by learning from each other and working together.  Conference is an ideal time to get together to celebrate our achievements and plan ahead.

I hope that this year’s Conference will help towards that. Our volunteer conference team have taken on the challenge to revitalise Conference and create a programme that engages the whole Rotary family, offers speakers and exhibitors with inspiring stories to tell, generates new ideas and encourages sharing of expertise. Above all, allows us to enjoy each other’s company so that we go home energised and armed with the knowledge and support to put ideas into action. I’m excited about the weekend and I hope you will be too.

Portsmouth has fascinating heritage but has also re-emerged as a vibrant modern city, well worth a weekend break! Bring your partners and families along and don’t forget your Rotary family – satellite clubs, Inner Wheel, Rotaract and friends of Rotary are all welcome.

Please book the date in your diary, start making plans and I look forward to spending time with you all in Portsmouth!

Gillian Pearce

D1090 District Governor 2018-19

(With thanks to John Dunsterville for the cartoon)

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