Memories of this special night

Our Charter President, Wendy McIntosh looking as proud as anyone could be at our Charter night event. 

Congratulations President Wendy, and all the Leadership team and Charter members from all over the world for being part of this innovative, diverse and extraordinary Global Rotary Club. The event was inspiring, uplifting and bursting with unbridled enthusiasm!!    
 
Sharing some of the many messages of congratulations: 
  • ...'the world has never before seen a Rotary Club of Nurses and Midwives.  A totally innovative idea'.   Special guest, RI President Holger Knaack 
  • What a great night. What palpable enthusiasm!  Fabulous to have RI President Holger Knaack speak unscripted and with such genuine sentiment.  You can be very proud of what you have been an integral part of creating.  I wish you and the Club all the very best.                      Alastair Webb, Assistant Governor 2020-2021  –  District 9630 Group 7 
  • Beautiful toast.....love it.....Rotary story will be repeated again and again!    Jitendra Prasad, PDG Rotary Club of Brisbane International
  • ...thinking outside the square to meet some of the challenges of this changing world... Its a great recognition of ordinary people doing extraordinary things during a challenging period of history.    John Scarvelis, Rotary Club of Murray Bridge.
  • It was a real privilege to share in your e-club charter event.  Well done!  Chris Bloore, e-club of WASH New Zealand.
  • Thank your all for the inspiring messages and the highlights about Rotary... looking forward to being 'people of action'.    Oslinah Tagutanazvo, Charter member, Manzini Eswatini, South Africa.  
  • As a seed grows a plant, and then flowers and blooms...... this is just the start.   Shelley Nowlan, Charter Member, Brisbane Australia

Our Club Secretary, Sue Walker made a toast to Rotary International 

Excerpts from Sue's toast

I also congratulate my Nursing and Midwifery colleagues who have joined together as members of the Rotary club of Global Nurses and Midwives to translate their professional skills to continue to provide services to the community and pool their collective knowledge and skill to enhance the lives of others in our global community.
The International year of the Nurse and Midwife is one that, as a community has been life changing, and as Nurses and Midwives professionally challenging.
Rotary is just as necessary today as it was when it was first introduced in 1905. When communities are challenged by natural disasters or lack of services because of political unrest or inadequacy the community needs to take care of itself. This is where service clubs come into their own – identifying and meeting the needs of their communities.
As Rotarians we are part of over 1.2million people in 33,255 clubs, in 534 Districts, in 210 Countries making a difference in the world.
To quote the founder of Rotary Paul Harris, this is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again. Tonight, we are commencing the story of the Rotary club of Global Nurses and Midwives.

Rotary's The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do

I.    Is it the TRUTH
II.   Is it FAIR to all concerned
III.  Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
IV.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
On our Club's Charter Night in December 2020, charter member Dr Evelyn Chilemba PhD, University of Malawi presented Rotary's Four-Way Test in her own language.  
 
Here is some thoughts Evelyn shared about Rotary's Four-Way Test
The Four-Way Test of The Rotary Club offers a philosophical framework among the global nurses and midwives for determining the various ways in which these Rotary members are to interact. Thus, the members interact with a moral purpose, responsibility and accountability as evidence to the improvement humanity.  These  members  envision for creativity, imagination  and optimism in their undertakings.  Dr Evelyn Chilemba  
Esteemed Special Guest from Germany, Rotary International President Holger Knaack
Charter President Wendy McIntosh with Timothy Keeler, DG Nominee District 9620
Some of our Charter members at the Brisbane function.  

Address by DG District 9630 Patrice Robinson

 

Charter President Speech, Dr Wendy McIntosh


Address by Rotary International President, Holgar Knaack

Introduction to address by CEO of International Council of Nurses, Howard Caton

 

Rotary's 4-Way Test delivered in her own language by charter member, Dr Evelyn Chilemba from Malawi  

Presentation to Charter Members