BOLSOVER: Rotarians welcome new District Governor

At last Wednesday’s meeting Bolsover Rotary Club hosted an evening to meet the new District Governor Peter Moralee, who was accompanied by his wife Carol. Peter brought greetings from Rotary HQ and presented president Pam Cox with a banner to celebrate the 2013 theme of Rotary - Engage Rotary Change Lives.

Pam on welcoming the District Governor said this was a double first in that Peter was making his first visit to the club as District Governor and (she) Pam Cox was the first woman president of the club.

In his address, Peter touched upon many of the issues facing not only Rotary but also society in general. Timely reference was made of the influence of “the media society” of Twitter, Facebook, the Cloud and how Rotarians should cope with the evolution of fellowship that the web was providing. He believed that the web and its attendant IT should be used to continue Rotary good works and not be shunned as some challenging revolutionary force. Peter was adamant that more good could be gained by, “firstly involving others outside of Rotary and then welcoming them in to the great camaraderie and good works that Rotary provides”.

He went on to congratulate Bolsover Club on their local and international work including assisting the funding of a container to take much needed educational equipment to the Gambia while not forgetting the support of sport, education, and recreation within the environs of Bolsover club.

President Pam Cox thanked the District Governor for attending and giving such an interesting and thought-provoking address. She stated that: “I have only in the last few years become aware of the importance of e-communications and communities, Rotary must evolve to reap the rewards of this tech-world”.

To get more information on Bolsover Rotary Club contact Rita Reed 01246 823924 or ritareed@gmail.com