District Leadership Training

2014-15 District Leadership Training 21st-22nd February    Location TBA

District Trainer Marcel McLeod is trying to get members to think outside the box and recommended the movie “Freedom Writers” with the caption “You know we are all ordinary people, but even an ordinary secretary or a housewife or a teenager can, within their own small ways, turn on a small light in a dark room”. If you get a chance, please watch the movie “Freedom Writers” before 2014 District Leaders Training Townsville.

Training introduction



Training outline



Light up Rotary

RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary

as his theme for 2014-15.

Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: “It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness.”

“There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, ‘There’s nothing I can do.’ So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark,”

Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

“The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world,” said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

How you Light Up Rotary is up to you,” Huang said. “You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help.”

Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends to join Rotary.

“We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members,” he said.

Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018. “When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we’ll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We’ll have given the world a gift that will endure forever,” he said.

By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotary shine brighter than ever.

Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work,” Huang said. ” I t is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve.”

Training Programme    

Rotary Evolution 2


Location                                           Saturday                                    Sunday                       Venue
Townsville                                         15/02/2015                       16/02/2015                   Ibis Hotel

08.00am Saturday: Registration – Please wear your name badge

Morning Session – Current State
08.30am-05            Housekeeping                                                              DT Marcel McLeod
08:35am-05            My Rotary Moment                                                     PDG Jennifer Scott – Video
08:40am-15             Introductions – Role Call                                          DT Marcel McLeod
08.55am-20            Welcome/District opportunities and challenges  DG Moorthy Karuna
09:15am-15             Program Overview/Pre-frame                                   DT Marcel McLeod
09:30am-20           New theme to be announced in a few weeks          DGE Mike Woods
09:50am-30          Insurance/Risk/YEP – Compliance                          DIO Peter Kaye
10.20am-10 Morning Tea Brian Break
10.30am-05           My Rotary Moment                                                      Melinda Louden
10.35am-10             Ice Breaker – Going Camping                                   DT Marcel McLeod
10.45am-15             District Strategic Priorities                                        DT Marcel McLeod
11:00am-45            Team Activity                                                                DT Marcel McLeod
11:45am-45 Lunch
Afternoon Session – Ideal State
12:30pm-05            My Rotary Moment                                                     PDG Joanne Schilling
12:35pm-25             District Structure                                                        DG Moorthy Karuna
01:00pm-20            District Purpose                                                          DT Marcel McLeod
01:20pm-20            Effective Rotary Clubs                                               DT Marcel McLeod
01:40pm-60           Assistant Governors – Roles & Responsibilities   AG John Palamountain   Download-  AGs 02.40pm-20            Key Characteristics of Ideal State                           DT Marcel McLeod
03:00pm-15        Afternoon Tea
03:15pm-05             My Rotary Moment                                                   Melinda Louden
03-20pm-60            District Committees – Roles & Responsibilities PDG Joanne Schilling Download-  Committee members
04:20pm-20             Key Characteristics of Ideal State                          DT Marcel McLeod
04:40pm-20             Future Vision – District Leaders                           DT Marcel McLeod
5:00pm                      Close/Announcements                                            DT Marcel McLeod

Please email dietary requirements/accommodation requirements/local travel enquiries to Agr6A@d9550rotary.org.au. Email Foundation Dinner enquiries to secretarytsv@d9550rotary.org.au.

Send reimbursement receipts for travel and accommodation directly to District Treasurer DistrictTreas@d9550rotary.org.au

Rotary  Foundation Dinner      Saturday 15th February 2014         6.30pm for 7pm start

$60 per head at Townsville Motor boat Club        dress formal

08.00am Sunday: – Please wear your name badge

08.30am-10          Open/Housekeeping                                                    ADT Ida Portella
08:40am-05          My Rotary Moment                                                     PDG Jeff Crofts
08.45am-20           District Finance/Budget                                            DT Col Lawson
09.05am-05           My Rotary –    Website                                                Video
09:10am-30           District IT & Communication                                   Lynne Vaness
09:40am-10           District 9550 Conference                                           DG Moorthy Karuna
09:50am-10           District 9550 Strategic Plan – Goals                        DT Marcel McLeod  Download- Strategic plan  10.00am-15 Morning Tea
10.15am-05            My Rotary Moment                                                     AG John Palamountain
10.20am-30           Closing the Gap – Action Doing (Prep)                   DT Marcel McLeod
10.50am-100         My Action Plan – Presentations                                 District Leaders
12.30am-20            Reviews, Reports and Measures                               DT Marcel McLeod
12.50am-05            Questions from the floor                                            DT Marcel McLeod
12:55pm-05            Program Wrap                                                              DG Moorthy Karuna
01:00pm                 Close                                                                                DT Marcel McLeod

01:00pm-20     Annual General Meeting                           Robert Tardiani