District Governor Newsletter April 2021
 
 
April has arrived! It’s not only the final quarter of my term of service as your District Governor, but also the month in which our District will host the all-Africa Centennial District Conference. Ground-breaking initiatives take courage. Thank you for the dedication and support of the many members working behind the scenes to support our conference objectives.
 
The centennial year will be a memorable one. It will unite Rotarians in Africa, celebrate, and honour the accomplishments of the last 100 years. The past successes laid a solid foundation for the next centenary, moving Rotary in Africa forward and upward in the next 100 years. We are all fortunate to be here on this centennial year. None of us is likely to be around for the Bicentennial celebration, and so let’s all heartily celebrate the Centennial available to us!
 
I know all our members in the district will buy a $20 single entry ticket and join us for the two-day conference. Those who will be getting together in one place, remember each of you in the group should have your own ticket. We made the price affordable for each to participate – perhaps you can pay this forward and invite a non-Rotarian friend or share with your Rotaract member of Interact parent - this is in line with the spirit of Rotary. I thank those clubs and company’s showcasing their partnerships, community service work, history and stories at the House of Friendship.
 
It’s a historic moment, we will leave a legacy and you are part of it!
 
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Anne Githuku-Shongwe is the Representative for UN Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO), which is responsible for women’s empowerment and gender equality in Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini and Namibia, as well as South Africa, where the office is based. A key responsibility of her work is to develop women-owned businesses and the leadership capacity of women both in the public and private sector. Anne is the founder of Afroes Games....
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CLICK HERE for more information and to book for Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference and African House of Friendship Virtual Projects Fair

Vasu Gounden founded the African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in 1992.
It is today a globally recognized conflict management institute and the largest in Africa. ACCORD has been rated by Pennsylvania University’s Annual Think Tank Ranking in the top 100 Think Tanks globally for eight consecutive years, coming in at number one in Africa and at number thirty-four globally...

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Bono from U2 shares a personal message of hope and admiration with Rotary members for their continued commitment to ending polio and changing lives throughout the world.
From Left: PP Hans Mostert, DG Annemarie Mostert, RI President Holger Knaack and Susanne Knaack.
DG Annemarie and DGA Angela
PDG Patrick D Chisanga - Rotary International Director Zone 22 (2022-24)

Congratulations from all of us in District 9400 to Past District Governor Patrick D Chisanga (Charter member of the Rotary Club of Nkwazi) whose confirmation as Rotary International Director (Zone 22) for 2022-24 was announced at the Kampala Institute.

RIDN Chisanga had this to say on the momentous occasion of his nomination to the Board of Directors of Rotary International .....

D9400 – District Governor Nominee Designate
 
District 9400 congratulates Riana Pretorius from the Rotary Club of Pretoria Capital who has been appointed District Governor Nominee Designate. She will serve as District Governor of District 9400 for the Rotary year 2023/2024.

A Rotarian since 2004, Riana has had the honour of serving .....
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In Memory
 
We remember our Rotarians who have been called to higher service
 
Rotary's Vision Statement
 
Council on Resolution
 
Resolutions from various districts Worldwide were sent to RI and all the Representatives of the Council on Resolutions (COR) as well as Council of Legislation (COL) had to cast their votes online.  The results came out recently and can be viewed by going to www.MyRotary.org  to the Learning and reference centre section.    You can then scroll to Policies and Procedures.   When you then click on that, it will take you to Council on Legislation and Resolutions. Or simply click here, which links directly to Councils of Legislation and all the Resolutions.
 
Resolutions of interest are:  20R – 10; 20R – 11; 20R – 13; 20R – 14; 20R – 25