Around the traps with DG Philip Archer
Welcome everybody to the new Rotary year; a year that already presents unique challenges and vast scope for Rotary to initiate new projects, and to consolidate ongoing ones. Rotary’s theme this year is ‘Rotary Opens Opportunities’, which is timely given the peculiarities of the time we live in. However, as in the past, Rotary will recalibrate, adjust and go forward as people of action and agents of change. The Centenary of Rotary is a time for immense celebration as well as a time for reflection on the 100 years of service, the challenges that have been overcome, and the decades-worth of wonderful Rotarians who’ve served our communities. But there still much to do and much excitement ahead. On July 10 we’ll launch the Centenary of Rotary at Government House in Canberra. I encourage you and your friends to join us online for a virtual celebration that spans the country (BOOK HERE) You’ll meet our R100 Centenary Ambassadors as well as the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley as they initiate the launch. I recently enjoyed some wonderful country hospitality when I visited the Rotary clubs of Rochester and Kyneton for their changeovers. Both clubs are enthusiastic, highly engaged and ready for the year ahead. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank Leslie McCarthy, last year’s Networker Editor, and to welcome Jeanette Leigh and her team to the first Networker of the year.