Governor Jerry Norman took office as the Governor of Rotary District 9910 on Sunday July 1 at the District Changeover at Milford Primary School.

Governor Jerry was born in the Far North and was educated at Ngataki Primary School, Te Kao High and Kaitaia College. He went on to become a primary school teacher and continued to work in the education sector until his retirement from the Ministry of Education at the end of June this year.

Governor Jerry Norman took office as the Governor of Rotary District 9910 on Sunday July 1 at the District Changeover at Milford Primary School.

Governor Jerry was born in the Far North and was educated at Ngataki Primary School, Te Kao High and Kaitaia College. He went on to become a primary school teacher and continued to work in the education sector until his retirement from the Ministry of Education at the end of June this year.

Jerry was a charter member of the Rotary Club of North Harbour in 1989 and was Club President from 1997-1998. He served as Youth and Community Director and a member of the JR McKenzie Youth Education Foundation. In 2001 Jerry led a GSE Team to Virginia USA. Jerry has served on the District Literacy Committee for many years and is currently a Northern Region panel member on the J R McKenzie Trust Board. Jerry is a Paul Harris Fellow with 1 sapphire pin and is a Centurion.

Over the years Jerry has had strong connections to the local community as Chairman of North Harbour Maori Rugby Board, Trustee on the Brain Rehabilitation and Recovery Trust, Auckland Community Foundation and is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board to the Waitemata Policing District and a trustee on the Spirit of Adventure Trust.

Jerry is fluent in Maori and English. He holds a Bachelor of Maori Studies.

Jerry and Fay have lived on the North Shore for 46 years and have lived in Forrest Hill for 24 years. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren,

Governor Jerry plans to inspire clubs in his district to retain their membership by listening to the voices of their current members. He also wants clubs to look to increasing the diversity of their membership through ensuring their clubs reflect the cultural demographic of their community and encouraging more women and the younger generation to join the Rotary whanau (family).

Raising the public image profile of Rotary is also a high priority for Governor Jerry in his year. He wants clubs to ensure the wider community is aware of the involvement of Rotary in every project and event that is happening. Governor Jerry believes that through working in partnership with other organisations, to achieve each other’s goals, will also raise Rotary’s profile. He is very keen for Rotary clubs to take on more projects focused on environmental issues.

Governor Jerry will continue to promote the importance of contributing annually to The Rotary Foundation and its commitment to local and global projects.

Whakahihiko tō wairua kia angitū. Ignite your spirit for success.

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