Posted by Aniz Khalfan on Oct 10, 2019
Rotary District 5040 Governor Bala Naidoo to visit Rotary Club of West Vancouver on the 13th of November
We are honoured to have The Rotary International District 5040 Governor representing 55 clubs and 1,384 Rotarians in B.C. visit the rotary club of West Vancouver in an effort to grow the volunteer service organization.
District Governor Bala Naidoo, is a member of the Rotary Club of Burnaby – Metrotown  
“We are in a period of rapid change where an organization that started in 1905 needs to become relevant to our next generation,” says Naidoo.
“We have accomplished a lot to integrate youth from high schools and 19 – 30 year-olds, university and young professionals to join us to ensure a succession plan for the organization.
“We are becoming more flexible and giving our young professionals an opportunity to design a workable model in our communities to best suit their specific needs and preferences.”
Rotary District 5040 is an area that spans south of Prince George to 100 Mile House, north to Mackenzie, west to Burns Lake, Smithers, Terrace, Prince Rupert and Kitimat.
It also includes clubs along the Sunshine Coast and Lillooet, Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Richmond, Ladner and Tsawwassen.
District Governors are selected from a pool of candidates from across the District and serve a one year term.
Lorne Calder, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Prince George, is the District Governor Nominee and will serve his one-year term beginning in July 2021 until June 2022.
During his time in the Sea-to Sky Region, Bala Naidoo, a senior financial consultant with Investors will focus on the Youth programs such as (INTERACT) a Rotary Youth group, (RYLA) Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camps, scholarships and bursaries,
Rotary clubs connect professionals in our communities who take action to create lasting change locally, regionally and internationally. Rotarians connect diverse perspectives, and apply their leadership and expertise to solve social issues.
Through Rotary’s Youth Services program, they help develop ethics, and better communication and leadership skills in youth through youth exchange and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Rotary International represents 1.2 million volunteer members in 35,000 clubs around the world.
About Rotary Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
There are Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
For more information, visit Contacts: Andrea Johnson District 5040 Public Relations Chair, Nechako Rotary PR Chair