It's a privilege to have been asked to be Assistant Governor for Group 12 of District 9465, and one of the nicest duties is visiting the four other clubs in our Group.
(R-L): District Governor Colin Burns, Rotary Club of Bunbury President Margaret Robertson and
Sergeant-At-Arms Brian Piesse
Who, when and where:
Rotary Club of Bunbury, Monday 6pm for 6.30pm start at the Lord Forrest Hotel, Bunbury
 
While a lot of the traditional pomp of Rotary has been largely retired to more readily integrate with 21st Century community expectations, as you travel around the Clubs little bits of the old ceremonies pop up to remind you that Rotary is still evolving.
 
After singing the National Anthem with gusto, project directors gave their reports which included thanks for a social visit to Harvey Cheese (a wine and cheese sampling event hosted by the proprietor Robert St Duke), an update on the joint Bunbury Rotary Clubs Tiny House project  and a report from the Leschenault Men's Shed whose footprint has been doubled thanks to some discussion with the Harvey Council.  It seems size does matter when it comes to Men's Sheds. 
 
DG Colin Burns gave Club Members an outline of his Priorities and Goals for the year (no spoilers here, you'll have to come along on 27th August to hear the real thing), we had some chat and caught up with some old friends, and made it home in time to catch the late news on the telly.
 
If you get the opportunity, I encourage you to visit our local Clubs.  Rotarians are amongst the most welcoming members of our community, and I was able to glean ideas to ring the changes at our own Club.  For instance, approaching Eliot Fisher, who many of you will know for his various roles in the community, as guest speaker and maybe organising club visit and meal at the Epicure Restaurant at TAFE, just for something a bit different.
 
My next foray is to Rotary Club of Harvey (Monday 17th) which I am very much looking forward to.