As we wrap up this Opportunity Year, I am pleased to share with you the last edition of our magazine for D9211 – The Wave. This 100-page bulletin is packaged to give you a 360 degree outlook to what has been achieved this year.
In recognition of the selfless service ladies have rendered in the District and beyond this year, starting with our DG Rosetti, we have included articles from some of the strong Rotary women leaders like Nalongo Trustee Geeta Manek, PDG Stella Dongo (D9210), and PDG Barbara Wolf-Wicha (D1920) and the Male Rotarians like Tusu that have supported the Governor to excel.
 
Some of the first duties of a DGND is to choose a Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (PIME) team. This edition draws experiences from the PIME Chair - Rtn. Edward Kakembo Nsubuga, and our other leaders Country Chair PAG Phyllis Kobukindo Kwesiga, Membership Chair PAG Ronald Kawaddwa, PoP President Peter Kagwa, and myself – the District Executive Secretary.  
From the DCA, enjoy articles from the Conference Chair PAG Jane Kabugo, Rotary Roses Chair PAG Flavia Serugo, Rtr. Anna Careen Schmid (D1910), and the Club of the Year - RC DSM Oysterbay.
More spice is added through Rotary clubs of Arusha, Kabale, Kampala, Kampala Ssese Islands, Kyambogo, Kitante, Muyenga Tankhill, Mengo, Muyenga Sunday Sunset, Mikocheni, Soroti Central, and the Rotaract Clubs of Kampala South and Young Professionals. We also celebrate some of our oldest clubs through our first Swahili article from Klabu ya Rotary ya Dar-es-Salaam.      
This being the Rotary Fellowships Month, enjoy the fun and service from the Rotarians Vintage and Collectables Fellowship; and find out the motivation behind formation of the newly chartered Rotary clubs of Jinja City and EClub Ntinda.
 
Annabelle Chauncy from Rotary EClub of Greater Sydney; Maya Smeulders from RC Abingdon Vesper - District 1090, and John Anderson from RC Central California Modesto Sunrise share their experiences of projects implemented in Uganda and Tanzania, respectively.
Read about the Rotarian Malaria Partner Uganda, a Rotary Foundation Scholarship recipient, and the global grants approved this Rotary year. We greatly appreciate Rotarian Jane Okot Bitek Langoya for the tribute written for our fallen DGND Aggrey Kankunda. We continue to pray for the souls of our departed Rotarians, Rotaractors, families and friends to rest in peace.  
 
As we hand over to the ChangeMaker leaders, DGE Victor P.K. Mensah from D9210 takes us through the five things to DO MORE, and five areas to GROW MORE, under the leadership of RI President Elect Shekher Mehta. We look forward to achieving these challenges.
We started off this year of opportunities at the height of COVID-19, and we also close it off at a time when the pandemic has resurfaced. I urge you all to seriously take care of your health, observe the SOPs, and practice the tenets of Fitness and Nutrition (FAN).
 
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you this year, and look forward to connecting with each of you in the new Districts – 9213 and 9214, as we serve to change lives. Special thank you to the Gals – Maria Muzaaki and Miriam Wegoye, for the job well done.
 
Juliet Kyokunda
District Executive Secretary 2020 - 21
Rotary International District 9211