Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 02, 2021
The Rotary year of 2021-22 marks the 40th year of District 9810 having been officially launched with an inaugural dinner at Pitrone’s Function Centre, Keysborough on 16th July 1982. The function was hosted by the Rotary Club of Nunawading and Fred Hay from the Rotary Club of Waverley assumed the role of our first District Governor.
District 981, as it was then known, was founded with 39 clubs and a membership of over 1500 Rotarians and although small geographically, was formed from territory ceded by Districts 979, 980 and 982. The inaugural District Conference was hosted by the Rotary Club of Waverley and was held in Launceston Tasmania in March 1983 and attracted some 700 attendees from Rotarians and partners. Plans are afoot to mark our 40th Birthday in July 2022.