HAKA and Oi Oi Oi : Brisbane GETS and Institute 2011

11 Dec

HAKA & Oi Oi Oi : Brisbane GETS & Institute 2011

GETS Governors Elect Training for  22 Australian and 6 NZ DGsE  is a potent mix of Fellowship, Inspiration , Sharing and Learning. The camera seldom lies …..some moments to savour.

  

Moment 1 : Pre GETS get-together at the home of DGE Dai Mason and Sue D. 9600 and their Home club ASHGROVE The Gap . Took special notice of the BBQ trailer.

   

Moment  2 : Training DGsE John Prendergast D.9980 and Bill Salter and Chris D. 9750.

I love my trainer PDG Rodney Wong D.9940

JP & I have both ends of NZ covered. Yeah Right.

   

Plenary 1 : RID Stuart Heal on the Rotary International Strategic Plan  5 non negotiables.

1. We are a SERVICE organisation

2. FELLOWSHIP in all its permutations is what makes Rotary unique.

3. Our Clubs need to reflect our DIVERSITY.

4.INTEGRITY. Our badge is trusted. Our communities trust us to get the job done.

5. LEADERSHIP. Seen in our clubs and communities as Leaders. Our clubs need to enhance our leadership growth.

OUR ROTARY SURNAME IS INTERNATIONAL.

 

RIPE Saguji Tanaka on ICHIBAN = No.1 = Being the BEST that we can be.

” See the Opportunity in the Difficulty NOT the Difficulty in the Opportunity.”

“Service Above Self and Helping others make us Happy”

A classic example of the INTERNATIONALITY of Rotary.

Moment  3 : Support our Foundation

First woman TRF Trustee  and RI Director Elect PDG Anne Matthews D.7770 South Carolina. The Rotary Foundation gives Rotary integrity, respect and credibility” and we all understood that southern accent.

“Are we resume or real rotarians” and   “what do I want my legacy to be”” and we all understood that too.

Followed by  The Wizard of OZ   World Champion of Public Speaking Mark Hunter

 “Are we Explorers or Tourists...Exploring is fatal to Mediocrity…the journey of a Rotarian involves committment, learning and impact

Followed by  ROMAC beneficiary and champion K Ching. Rotary Changing one life at a time.

 

Followed by  Llyasi Siraji Refugee from the Congolese conflict, RYLA alumni  and President Rotaract Club for Global Peace Australia (Adelaide)  “The Difficulties of life should make us BETTER not BITTER”

Moment  4 : The Magic of Rotary. Family, Fellowship and Fun

 

   

More FUN & FELLOWSHIP  = Friendship, networking, socialising what makes Rotary UNIQUE

   

Future Leaders, Zone Co-ordinators, NORFOLK  ISLAND New Generations Chair 21 year old Carmen Jenkins

  

D9920 DG, DGE, DGN. Proud custodians of the greatest maritime Rotary District in the world and recipient of the Zone Public Image Award.

   

Connecting and Sharing. Our surname is INTERNATIONAL. Checkout Rotary Around Australia on facebook.

L-R AG Colin Robinson, Edwin Cornelissen Think Tank Media.

Pacific Island Stand  L-R Claire Eyes, RIPE Saguchi Tanaka, incoming AG Malini Rhagwan, PDG Warwick Pleass

“Looking for ways to work smarter ? “ Look out for Rotary South Pacific Action Network.

  

Fellowship and Internationality.  

L-R DGE John Dodd D.9680, RIPE Saguchi Tanaka, Janelle Dodd,.

Adrienne Heal, DGE Roy  and Marilyn Armstrong D.9520

The New Zealand DG year class of 2012-2013 minus  D.9980  Donna & John Prendergast.

 

International Assembly San Diego  15-21 Januray 2012. Here come the ANZACS. Ready or not.

L-R HAKA Spot the RI Director. OiOiOi Waltzing Matilda and DGE Brian Beesley D.9650 on the  didjeridoo.

Moment  5 : WRAP-UP & TAKE-AWAYS

RI General Secretary  JOHN HEWKO : 5 Priorities

1. End Polio. We must get the job done on a human and economic level. Sets stage for the next global challenge.

2. Operationalise the Strategic Plan and Future Vision. Rotary to be known as experts in the 6 areas of Focus.

3. Rotary Club Central. A tool to quantify worldwide value of Roatry action “to put Rotary at the table with the big boys.”

4. Membership. Review and Revitalise Brand. Improve http://www.rotary.org functionality. Brand Rotary with Youth. One size does not fit all.  Look at  e-Clubs, Happy Hour Club. Establish one unified database for all our alumni.

5. Attendance . Be more  Flexible with our Attendance requirement. Behavioural and Attitude shift required. Consider scalability, sustainability, high impact possibilities in Future Vision model. Concept of ONE Rotary . Question: Do we have the right organisational structure to accomodate change and  overcome the current siloing. Districts and Clubs empowered with resources to design appropriate strategies.

 

Rotary Learning. Plenaries, Workshops. Project Fair, Gala Dinner.

RI Director STUART HEAL :  6 Take-Aways

1. RE-DISTRICTING . Council of Legislation has set a 1200 minimum member level per District. Happened in Western Australia and now attention on couple of Australian and NZ Districts. Discussion around cost and democratic issue of voting rights based on member numbers.

2. COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION. “Might be broken but all we got.” Consider what are important issues facing our Districts. D.9920 clubs gave voted in favour of an enactment  proposed by REMUERA to amend the Rotary Club Constitution to allow termination of membership by not less than 2/3 of  board members present and voting.

3. FUTURE VISION. “There will only be ONE strategic plan for Rotary.”  RI Board and Trustees making good progress for June 2013 rollout. Future Vision Plan will continue to evolve.

4. RI STRATEGIC PLAN. 3 goals unlikely to change. Support and Strengthen Clubs. Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service. Enhance Public Image and Awareness.

5. BRANDING. Rebranding exercise underway. Awaiting feedback from member survey . Spend some money in critical areas including allocations to get some credit for Polio eradication ($2M), commissioning the re-Branding  project, increasing the District PR grants budget ( $2M to $4M pa). “We are not MacDonald’s. We are not all the same. Our Brand is only as good as our weakest club.”

6. MEMBERSHIP. Shift in membership trend from west to east. By 2020 40% of membership in Asia Pacific. Need to change from an Attendance to an Engagement culture. Bigger Better Bolder clubs mean more than membership numbers; rather projects, activity and results. Move to regional support structure with co-ordinators.“Membership is a club and individual issue” ASK.

  District Governor Elect

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One Response to “HAKA and Oi Oi Oi : Brisbane GETS and Institute 2011”

  1. Annette January 3, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Great work Ron, love your work
    Annette

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