Highlights of the District 9800 Changeover 2021
By Dale Hoy
How fortunate we were, after having to change the date of the District 9800 Changeover to Saturday 10th July, to be able to have 250 Rotarians meet between two Victorian COVID lockdowns for an enjoyable face to face day of celebration and fellowship and the wonderful location of Hyatt Place in Essendon Fields.
The event commenced with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem performed by Liz Barrow followed by an Acknowledgement of Country and Inclusion Statement by PDG Grant Hocking which was especially pertinent as this was NAIDOC week. We were extremely fortunate to have Past Rotary International President Ian and Juliet Riseley, and Rotary International Director Jessie and Andrew Harman join us for our Changeover.