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DG Teresa and David Brandell with RI President Ian H.S. Riseley and his wife, Juliet at the International Assembly in San Diego in January 2017
District 6360 Governor Teresa Brandell
July 1 is the start of a new Rotary year. That means a new President for your club, new leadership for our District, and a new leader for our organization, Rotary International. It also means new plans for your club, new ideas, and new goals.
It’s going to be an exciting year, and we’ll be on this journey together. New Rotary International President Ian Riseley from Australia has selected a theme to motivate and guide us this year, “Rotary: Making a Difference.” He is hoping that this theme will help us all answer the question, “What is Rotary?”
Here is what President Ian says about this year’s theme: “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives – in ways large and small – for the better.”
And we can each be part of this – in our own Rotary Clubs, in our communities, and around the world. President Ian has challenged each club to earn his Presidential Citation this year. Your club president has information about this, and will lead you through this program this year. Working on the Presidential Citation will help your club become more healthy and vibrant – better able to “Make a Difference.”
In addition, our district will have a Governor’s Citation this year. Stay tuned for details on this in the coming weeks!We have a great leadership team here in our district, and I look forward to serving you all as your District Governor. I am quite fortunate to be able to do this, and will support you and your clubs in whatever way I can.
I truly appreciate all your good wishes as we begin this journey together. And together, we can do some amazing things as part of Rotary – the organization that unites us.
Happy New Year! Let’s each Make a Difference!
Yours in Rotary Service, DG Teresa
Rotary Club of Sandringham,
Ian H. S. Riseley
President 2017-18 Presidential message
Ian H.S. Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. His firm specializes in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. He has a master’s degree in taxation law and graduate diplomas in accounting and income tax. Riseley’s honors include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.
A Rotarian since 1978, Riseley has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees. He and his wife, Juliet, a Past District Governor, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They live on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme is Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”
For those wishing to donate to the CHILDREN’S SAFE WATER PROJECT, please make checks payable to Rotary District 6360 Foundation. On the memo line, please include CHILDREN’S SAFE WATER PROJECT. Checks should be mailed to: Jansen, Thompson, Volk and Reahm PC, 7171 Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-4943.