District Changeover.
A good crowd of some 180 Rotarians gathered in the Palmerston North Fire Station - no fires or callouts were observed or caused during our presence. Four members of RCPN attended.
The District SGM passed the motion to have a financial review of the District accounts rather than the employment of an auditor. This was the only change to the District Constitution.
For Changeover, Martin Garcia gave a broad review of his year and its highlights. District PHFs were awarded to Deb Gimblett, Graeme Blick, Adrienne Murray, and Richard Stephen for long periods of special service.
The new DG Mitchell Brown enhanced his arrival on the scene with a fantastic and youthful dance troupe performance. He introduced his team of Assistant Governors. We will continue to have John Mohi as our AG ( he is also now District Governor Nominee [i.e. DG for 2019-2020]). Lisa King will be an AG but in a different cluster of clubs. Howard continues to be one of the 2 District Trustees.
The DG will not be starting club visits until September so clubs have time to get started for the year. Visit to RCPN will be on 21 February 2018.
The tradition of awarding a District PHF to the previous DGs partner was observed and awarded to Denise Garcia.