Governor’s monthly letter October 2019

Rotary International - Southwest Finland and Åland Islands - District 1410

Governor’s monthly letter October 2019

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Four more club visits and all the agreed meetings are done!! During the visits we have been talking about changed rules, new ways to set up clubs (satellite), practices (85-rule) and procedures, how to accept transferring members, etc. etc

It has been noted that information is needed so the district website is going to be updated as often as possible ( New Rotary manual 2019 (only in English at this point) can be found from the above mentioned page or from this link.

Alastaro RC has finished building the much wanted frisbee golf. Excellent performance, congratulations of a good district project!


  • DG search
  • District exchange student interview on the 16 the of November.
  • National Rotary forum 31.1. Helsinki
  • PETS in Parainen 29.2.2020
  • District conference in Turku/Viking Grace 25.-26.4.2020

Governor search for 2022 – 2023

Clubs are asked to send applications latest 30th November 2019 to:

Governor’s application is on district website: instructions – for members – documents and templates.

To apply you need to have permission from the applicant of club’s active member and CV. Decision to select new governor is made by the naming comittée called in by governor. Decision is done by December. The decision by naming committee is confirmed in the district meeting 2020.

District exchange student interview

District’s Outbound (OB) students ie. students going for exchange are interviewed in Turku at the Turun kristillinen opisto, Lustokatu 7 on Saturday the 16th of November. The starting time is specified in the invitation, which is sent to the students chosen by clubs. In the earlier years the program has been between 9.30-14.30, but this will be specified in the invitation.

Make sure that your club’s chosen student AND at least one of the parents (preferably both) is present. If you have not let them know the date for the interview, please do it as soon as possible.

District interview is required, the certification demands it. Also, learnt from the earlier experience, this is extremely good place for the student to go over and understand where she/he has committed.

Applies for year, camp and summer exchange students. (Exception those camp/ summer students that are not yet chosen.)


VSE (Vocational Study Exchange) was successful with the district 1210 England. Our team travels to England 18.4. – 2.5. and you still have time to apply – latest 31.10. Apply in English, tell about yourself, your work, your hobbies and what you expect from the VSE – send the application by email:

District council decides the applicants on its meeting on the 6th November (condition: enough applications), after the meeting the chosen applicants will be informed. Next step is to get together, think about the team PR, what to take to the clubs and hosts, etc. etc.


National Rotary Forum will be arranged in Helsinki in the new 24/7 beating Tripla city centre. Come and take a step to the future, try something new and inspire! Foundation, membership and PR included. More on district 1420 website.   Link to the invitation

Important dates

30.10. VSE-team applications

30.11. DG-applications

31.1. – 2.2. Rotary forum in Helsinki

29.2. PETS in Parainen

  1. – 26.4. District Conference in Turku/Viking Grace

Regards, DG Heidi Cavén


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