Rotarians are members of their clubs. The clubs are chartered by the global organization Rotary International (RI) headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. For administrative purposes, the more than 32,000 clubs worldwide are grouped into 529 districts, and the districts into 34 zones.
The Rotary Club of Dryden is in District 5550. The leader in the District is termed a “District Governor” (DG) and serves for one Rotary year. The 2020-21 DG is Gailmarie Anderson from the Rotary Club of Melfort which is in Saskatchewan.
 
Last Wednesday DG Gailmarie visited Dryden Rotary via ZOOM and began her presentation with a greeting from RI President Holger Knaack.
 
“Knaack's theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities”, said Anderson. “Its goal is inspire us to be People of Action so as to improve the lives of people around the World,” she added.
 

DG Gailmarie's slides

 
 
 
 
Other areas Anderson spoke to were having more women in leadership roles, creating new and innovative clubs, increasing member involvement, and finding new members who have a good fit with your club.
 
Annemarie also spoke to the District Conference, which is scheduled for May 13-16, 2021 in Melfort, Saskatchewan. The committee is planning for it to be a hybrid conference, with both in person and online activities. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Anderson says the conference can be adapted to be fully online if necessary.
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