Tonight was the annual visit from the District Governor Brian Coffey. Brian has been a Rotarian since 1999 and has been more than an active member since that time in Maitland Sunrise club, in fact there are very few fields of Rotary that have not felt his involvement enthusiasm. The top job in the District is no exception. District Governors use their visit for different purposes. Brian chose to mix it up and share the experience and workload of being a DG as well as sharing recent highlights and future challenges for the district. With 47 clubs in the district and the need to visit each of these desirably well before the end of the first half of the Rotary year the maths carry the story. Multiple visits each week and thousands of kilometers have seen back to back nights and often night and following morning engagements. His admission that he is not a rostering champion may explain this but such a routine is none the less exhausting. However he remains cheerful because of the friendly reception Carol and he receive each time. He has been particularly impressed with some of the smaller clubs in the outer regions and the way they embrace the spirit of fellowship and singled of the small Denman club as one worth a visit by any Rotarian looking for the enjoyment and the atmosphere of being entertained. As at the visit to Charlestown he has 14 clubs to go.
The presence of the DG made the occasion extra special and Brian did the honours for our latest Paul Harris fellow Bruce Gunn. A little delayed due to our unusual changeover timetable and holidays etc but now official with style. Well done and deserved Bruce.