The Rotary International theme for 2019-2020 is ‘Rotary Connects the World’.
Our District’s Clubs have always been very strong in District and Global Grants/Projects that connect us with our local, Australian and international communities. However, often the strong work and projects that are carried out in these communities are not as visible as we would like. We also don’t always see or recognise the work and support that is evident within our District between our Clubs. We know it happens, such as assistance dealing with the Kinglake bushfires, Rural Aid and the current drought event in eastern Australia. That’s when the District's Clubs rally around each other and are incredible in supporting our communities. Last year our Partner’s Project raised $38,000 for Rural Aid - all donations from Clubs across the District. This money has already been disbursed. 
In 2019-2020 ‘Rotary Connects the World’ will ensure we openly demonstrate and promote how we are connecting with our Clubs and communities across the world but, just as importantly, within Australia and our District.
To help celebrate and assist in connecting our District's Clubs with each other, the theme for the D9790 Conference is "2020 Vision". The conference is all about positivity. At the conference we will be promoting activities, events, projects and friendships that will help our city and country clubs to start conversations and build relationships. We will build on existing events or projects, share ideas and celebrate the success of Rotary in District 9790.
I would like to personally invite you to join us for an incredible three days that will be filled with uplifting speakers, project and information sharing and relationship building, all wrapped around the fun and friendship that being a Rotarian brings. Our speakers are absolutely extraordinary, and the programme will be action packed but, most of all, positive … 2020 Vision positive!
Albury Wodonga Conference-2020 Vision. We look forward to "seeing" you there.

Brian Peters 
District Governor 2019-2020
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