District Training Assembly (East)


Come join us!

On Saturday 12 April we are holding the “first round" of our District Training Assembly in Shanghai. I say first round because we are going to do a repeat show in Beijing on 17 May. This is not the normal way of doing things but we want to experiment and see if we can increase turnout for both clubs by bringing the event close to home.

Next year we may go back to holding just one but let’s see the feedback from both trainers and attendees.

The target focus of the District Assembly is the incoming board members and like our PETS we are opening this up to our fellowship clubs and satellite club boards, as well as to leaders within the Rotaract clubs and Interact clubs.

We have updated a set of useful resources here on Box:


that can be accessed by anyone (nothing top secret in the above) in a simple hierarchical format.

For more serious collaboration we are using Basecamp (a collaborative project management tool that encourages discussions and enables shared tasks, calendars etc.

Just like introducing the motor car there is pushback from the horse and buggy lovers, but I think once you start using Basecamp you will realize it does not increase email spam, it reduces it and enables you to participate more fully, share more, and operate more efficiently. Neither Box nor Basecamp will solve all our problems, but they can make our life easier.

Back to the District Assembly - please find here what is likely the
final Agenda.

The event will be held in Asionics building 12th, floor. See
here for map and directions.


PETS Resources 2014

This weekend we hosted our first separate PETS - Presidents Elect Training Seminar.

During the presentations we made reference to a BOX folder where you can find a set of resources that will be useful throughout your Rotary year. These resources are mostly available from the RI website, but we have downloaded and assembled for you according to some useful categories.

You can view it separately in your browser here:


or inline below:


Thumbs up for Rotary Chengdu!

Rotary China conference photo 600

We did it folks! Our first Rotary China Conference was an unabashed success, and much of the credit for this goes to Hennie and his dream team in the expatriate Rotarians and Friends Chengdu.

The above photo shows that all 79 participants present give thumbs up for a new Rotary Club of Chengdu to be soon reborn.

Jia You!