[Picture: Melissa and Grant Hocking with incoming Rotary global president, Mark Maloney and his wife, Gay.]
No doubt one of the highlights for the coming Rotary year will be the elevation of our very own Grant Hocking to the role of District Govenor for Rotary District 9800.
Grant will be familiar to many in the Woodend community, and he’s an active participant in numerous community events. From 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020, Grant will take over the reins of the Rotary district. With over 60 individual clubs, including Woodend, and with over 2,300 individual members, Grant will be responsible for clubs from Brighton in Melbourne and all the way up the Calder orridor to Echuca.
Speaking about this significant honour and the year ahead, Grant said “It is such a privilege and honour to be selected to support Rotary and our District and Governor for the coming year. Whilst a busy role, I am well prepared and supported to ensure our district achieves its goals for the yeaer. Rotary allows ordinary people like you and me to achieve extraordinary things.”
“Whilst it is an honour to be selected as the District Govenor, I understand that the strength of Rotary lies with every individual member who donates the time they have to make a real difference,” said Grant.
It is summed up best in the Rotary Vision statement:
Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Rotary Internatioinal started in 1905 and has 1.2 million members in 525 districts, making it the largest service organisation in the world.