The COVID-19 Pandemic Lock-Down has curtailed our ability to provide District Learning and Development sessions through District Training Assembly and other face to face gatherings in our Rotary District 9940. But we have risen to this challenge and have now reprogrammed a range of Learning and Development sessions using on-line technology for the 2020/21 Rotary year, Rotarian's and Leaders of our District and Clubs.

DGE Gillian has asked to have District and Club Leaders Elect, as well s Rotarian's coming into roles for their club in the 2020/21 Rotary year, be provided with a range of Learning and Development on-line sessions presented by a great team of experienced and knowledgeable Rotary District leaders.

We have achieved this through some fantastic commitment by our session presenters with a range of key topics that will be presented over three weekends in May - starting next Saturday 16 May, then Saturday 23 May and finally Saturday 30 May. 

District ICT Chair Richard Stephen has established a Zoom Conference platform that can provide Rotarian's of our Clubs with the ability to register and then access the presentations for the programmed times over the next three weekends in May.

How do you access the scheduled program of presentations to register your attendance? 

Go To the District 9940 Website - Home Page and follow the link, or click on this direct link - 

For our Assistant Governors Elect and our Presidents Elect, the time is now to promote these great Learning and Development sessions and ensure that as many Rotarian's register and book in their attendance through their Club Runner log-on information with the registration tab for each session.

The REGISTRATION TABS - will OPEN over the weekend - Please keep checking in to the Learning and Development web page to book your sessions.  

Should you have any issues booking in for the sessions, please contact myself or Richard Stephen -

Our District Learning and Development presenters and their sessions are ready to go, but we may add to the range of topics and sessions in the program available for you to register for over the coming weeks as necessary. Please keep an eye on the website and promote the information to the Rotarian's of our Clubs as often as you can.

We hope you enjoy booking in and participating in these presentations. The presenters accompanying PowerPoint presentations, as well as a recording of the topic covered in the session will be made available on our District website in the future on our Learning and Development page.

Finally, one of the best ways to gain knowledge and prepare for a role in your Club or the District is to log on to the MyRotary -  Learning Center here -

There are a growing number of online learning center modules that you can complete to guide your knowledge in a role in your Club and District in the coming Rotary 2020/21 year. Soon we will have a District Folder with Learning Center - District 9940 modules. 

I look forward to seeing you all on-line with our May 2020, District 9940; District and Club Leaders - Learning and Development sessions, over the coming three weekends.

Yours in Rotary,


Mitchell Brown
District Learning and Development Chair

Past District Governor 2017/18
Rotary International District 9940