Posted by Geoff Widmer
The District Governor Dale Hoy and Maureen were the guests of the Club on December 14th. Dale Hoy has been a member of Brighton Rotary for over 17 years where his interests at the Club  are in Vocational Service, Fundraising, Rotary Foundation and Community Services. He was President in 2016/17. He is also a  member of the Paul Harris Society with Double Sapphire and Royce Abbey Awards.
Dale Hoy’s impressive “Service to Community” starts from his origins in the Warrnambool community and armed with Bachelor’s Degrees in Business and a Master’s in Business Administration, a CA and member of the Financial Institute of Australia, he expanded his work horizons to the Channel Islands. There he worked in Audit and Corporate Services for PWC, also taxation and training at Cooper Lybrand, and then Hoare Govett stockbrokers. He then moved to Djakarta where he and Maureen lived and Dale worked in financial services for 10 years.  
On returning to Australia in 2000, he established an international retirement services platform for high net worth expatriates in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Channel Islands.
This impressive work and community service history provided an excellent platform for Dale Hoy to present his vision of Rotary District 9800. Dale emphasised the importance of the leverage of the resources of our Club with partnerships and alliances of other communities or other Rotary clubs
(Rotary 100 Yarra Park Reserve). Combining projects with LGAs in our area ( RORP playground equipment), the Foundation for larger scale projects and the Business Community (he cited KPMG’s October Volunteers program) to provide valuable business skills and systems to meet our Rotary service objectives.

It was a motivating address for all of us to realise the range of possibilities to assist the broader community with our Rotary participation.
Dale provided early advice that the District 9800 conference in 2022 with be held in Albury on 22 to 24th April, and invited us all to attend; an important boost for regional economies and for the spirit of District 9800.
Finally, Dale praised  Glenferrie Rotary for its community activities, membership growth and diversity which in part is against the membership trends of other Western Rotary clubs globally; an important message to reflect on over the holiday and festive season and into 2022.
We thank Dale and Maureen for their attendance and wish them both a safe and festive holiday.