MEMBERS ARE BEING SENT A LINK TO A SURVEYMONKEY SURVEY TO DETERMINE OUR PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS.
Please do engage with this - it is only 3 minutes of multiple choice questions - and it will help your Board enormously to understand where your priorities lie so we can allocate our resources to best advantage.
If for any reason you do not receive the email with the link, please use the Contact Us form on the Join Mailing List page under TAKE ACTION, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link to be sent to you.
Please see the AGM report under ‘ABOUT’.
Over the past three months the Board has changed in composition, as long-serving members have taken on more obligations in their service beyond the RAG, and we have looked to broaden the geographical representation on the Board.
We thank our VP Caroline Counsel for her participation over the past three years - she continues to be involved in several task forces around family safety.
Rob McGuirk, one of our earliest members, is also leaving us to continue with the large task of leading the End Trachoma by 2020 initiative in Australia.
We welcome to the Board PDG Tony Monley from District 9810 in Victoria, Australia, PDG Helaine Campbell from District 5130 in California, and AG Carl Michel from District 6840 in Louisiana/Mississipi.
Carl has been associated with the RAG since early days. As leader of the GSE team from D 6840 in 2015 he helped invent the District Exchange of Family Violence Ambassadors - see elsewhere in News for links to that programme.
Toronto will be our first Convention as an approved Rotarian Action Group.
We have been allocated a corner Booth near the R.I. presence. It is No.117 on this map:
We also intend to have a presentation meeting to discuss the Board's plans for the RAG, to update you on finances and to hear your questions and suggestions.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE COMING TO THE CONVENTION so we can keep you up to date with times and locations etc. nearer the time. Please go to this page and fill the form.
We are now in the third year of an exchange between Rotary Districts 6840 in Louisiana/Mississipi and 9800 in Victoria, Australia. Your RAG has supported these exchanges, and can now provide videos of the participants from Victoria.
Please browse to this page for links to the videos and transcripts.
In January 2018 we incorporated the RAG as a not-for-profit association in Victoria, Australia.
We hope this will make our organisation more effective and durable!
Our Communications expert succumbed to illness last year. He is badly missed as a friend and colleague. This is what his Club had to say about his impact as a man and a Rotarian. You can see him in action in our Maryborough series.
On Wednesday 9th August we received the following from Rotary International:
Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that the RI Board of Directors decided to officially recognize the Rotarian Action Group for Family Safety: Breaking the Family Violence Cycle at their June meeting.''
Thank you so much to all who have expressed support, and to the patient and committed Committee for getting us this far.
Now we must build and expand, which will need and deserve your continued involvement.
Please watch your email inbox for further news over the next few weeks!
Supporters will be glad to know we have been allocated a meeting room at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
We will meet in Room A406 between 14.30 and 16.00 on Sunday June 11th.
If you found this news via an email sent to you, we will know you may be coming because you clicked on the link.
If you did not receive an email, please let us know by sending a brief email from the email link on the Join Us page. Thank you. We look forward to meeting you in person.