Ian Ballantine

District Governor 2023-2024

Meet 2023-2024 DISTRICT GOVERNOR Ian Ballantine PHF, PP
Hi, I’m your District Governor for 2023-24
Ian Ballantine PP PHF PHS
About me….
  • I live in Sandringham, Vic
  • My father was a long standing Rotarian of the Club of Dandenong
  • I joined Rotary Sept 1997
  • Member of the Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central
  • Served as Club President: 2004-5 and 2018-19
  • Regular Board member
  • Was Market Manager for about 6 years
  • Bulletin editor for about 20 years (continuing)
  • Website creator and maintainer for about 20 years (continuing)
  • Served as District Photographer since about 2003
  • Assistant Governor 2021-22
  • Appointed to role of District Governor Nominee in April 2021
  • Been retired from full time employment for about 15 years. My formal education was in Accountancy and mostly employed in senior financial controller type positions.
  • I was born in 1952 (you do the math!)
  • I have three adult children and 4 grandchildren
  • I have a life partner, Helen Parker who has two teenage children. She is also a member of the Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central
  • She works as an Emergency Physician for Alfred Health (Sandringham)
  • Her “Partner’s” project is the support of End Polio Now. More info here.
I feel very privileged to have been chosen to lead our District in what will be, somewhat sadly, our last year as District 9810. This is because from July 1, 2024 we will be merged with our adjoining District to the East, 9820, forming a new District 9815. I am very confident that both the districts, as a whole will be amazing! Even better than the sum of their former two halves. Already we can see the benefits arising from the merger with each District’s Youth committees leading the charge. I will be reporting regularly on the merger as the year progresses.
I am very much looking forward to working with all members of our Clubs and Rotaractors during the coming year. We are an amazing group of people achieving amazing things, and having some fun as we go!
Service to others, above self, among friends
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Yours in Service
Ian Ballantine
Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central
District 9810 Governor 2023-2024
Theme for 2023-24 ......CREATE HOPE in the WORLD

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.

McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 9 January. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves," McInally said at Rotary's annual training event for incoming district governors.

Link to page with detail theme info

Rotary President Gordon R McInally Speech for 2023-2024

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