These causes encompass some of the world’s most critical humanitarian needs and provide an opportunity for Rotary members to transform the world through volunteering and service projects.
  1. Peacebuilding and conflict prevention
  2. Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Water, sanitation and hygiene
  4. Maternal and child health
  5. Basic education and literacy
  6. Community economic development
  7. Supporting the Environment.

Our 2021-22 Vision Statement

We are a District of connected, committed and engaged Rotarians contributing positively to the vibrancy of Rotary and visible and active in our communities.

We as Rotarians think globally and act locally. We are visible, inclusive, welcoming and representative, creating pathways for engaging our communities and making a positive impact.

We are an organisation of choice, approached by friends, colleagues and leaders in the community wishing to partner with us and become involved in what we do.

Our 2021-22 Goals
District 9940 resources its Clubs to enable all their members to fully participate in the Rotary International worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. This is achieved through our five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation for our clubs’ activities.
  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
District 9940’s Club Characteristics

All Clubs are:
  • Respectful of members.
  • Respectful of communities.
  • Respectful of cultures.
All Clubs have:
  • Diverse Connections.
  • Diverse Networking.
  • Diverse skills.
All Clubs:
  • Contribute to and use The Rotary Foundation as their Charity of Choice.
  • Invest in the well-being and development of members.
  • Increase the number and diversity of members.
  • Invest in the well-being and development of local / international communities.
  • Achieve District Brand integrity.
  • Apply the Four Way Test.
Leadership Characteristics
All District and Club leaders are:
  • Respectful.
  • Consultative and collaborative.
  • Strengthening healthy relationships.
  • Innovatively evaluating and addressing problems and possibilities.
  • Making informed decisions.
  • Presenting new possibilities.
  • Providing relevant and timely communication.
  • Providing relevant and accessible resources.
  • Enabling change management.
  • Applying the Rotary Four-Way Test.
District Governor’s Objectives for 2021-22.
The required activities for District 9940 in 2020 -21 are to:
  • Pay your July 2020 and January 2021 club invoices on time.
  • Report volunteer hours and service project contributions in Rotary Club Central. This allows us to measure and publicise Rotary’s impact around the world.
Celebrating our Centennial
  • We will celebrate our Centennial year proudly and future-proof our heritage. We will support the flagship national and local projects – Rotary Give Every Child a Future, Mana Tangata, Trees, Trees, Trees, Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital, the Baton Relay for Polio.
  • Each Club should identify a project within their community where they can make a lasting impact.
Strategic Planning
  • Each Club should hold at least one Strategic planning meeting during the year.
  • Clubs will identify where they want to be in the future and set goals and action steps to achieve this, keeping what they should and changing what they must, in order to remain relevant and vibrant.
  • Clubs should enter their Goals in My Rotary and aim to achieve a Citation in recognition of success.
Openness to Change and Working to Strengthen Clubs 
  • Clubs are encouraged to be bold, be prepared to disrupt and challenge the status quo, demonstrating flexibility and innovation in the way they meet and engage.
  • Clubs should focus on enhancing the quality of members’ experience, ensuring people are having fun and enjoying being part of a vibrant Club.  RIP Holgar Knaack says everyone should enjoy Rotary and be proud to be part of it.
  • Clubs should explore new Club models to meet the diverse needs of current and potential members.
Enhancing Public Image and Awareness
  • A positive public image improves your club’s relationship with your community and attracts prospective members.
  • Enhance your club’s public image and build awareness of Rotary in your community by telling compelling stories about club activities that are making a positive difference.
  • Focus on and Increase Humanitarian Service
  • Through local and international service projects, clubs address global humanitarian challenges by promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, protecting the environment, and ending polio.
  • Make a difference in your community and across the globe by engaging Rotarians, young people, Rotary alumni, and the public in Rotary programs, our seven areas of focus, and Rotary Foundation giving opportunities.
Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact clubs can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.
Rotary clubs that achieve the goals listed in the citation brochure by the end of the Rotary year will earn a citation. All activities need to be completed, reported, and reflected in the Rotary database by 30 June.
Citation goals for 2020-21 can be found in Rotary Club Central. To achieve the Rotary Citation, review the 25 available goals, select at least 13, achieve those goals, then report your achievement in Rotary Club Central.  This flexibility allows clubs to choose the goals that are most relevant and achievable. In addition, many goals will be self-reported by marking “achieved” in Rotary Club Central.
To achieve the citation:
  • Go to Rotary Club Central.
  • Review the 25 available goals.
  • Select at least 13 goals (or more than 50% of the available goals).
  • Achieve those goals.
  • Report achievement in Rotary Club Central.
Once you are in Rotary Club Central, navigate to the Goal Centre, select the year, and click on the All tab to see the goals.