Posted by PDG Peter Frueh and PDG Ingrid Waugh on Dec 16, 2022

After the Regionalisation Pilot vote in September, we announced that 90% of clubs voted yes to proceed with the pilot and 20 of 21 districts met the two thirds of clubs voting Yes threshold. The 21st district had a simple majority in favour but not the two thirds majority. 
The results were reported to the Rotary International Board and it was approved that we proceed with 20 districts. We will continue to work with the last district during this period and give them the opportunity to have another vote at a later time.

The last several years have been focused on planning but fast forward to now and we are into the pilot implementation phase.  Since we last communicated with Zone 8 members: 
  1. We established a task force to carry us in to the next phase. Past District Governor and Past Coordinator Tim Moore is the Implementation Task Force leader and his team is currently being resourced based on appropriate skills in responses to calls for volunteers.   
  1. We have held new information sessions where you heard from Co Chairs PDG Ingrid Waugh and PDG Peter Frueh on the progress made in the design and consultation of the Pilot. If you were not able to attend, you can watch a recording here. 
  1. We have documented our progress and mapped out a draft timeline.  This is available here
  1. We also plan to present the pilot cost estimate to the Rotary International Board in April 2023. The time frame has been extended to allow more extensive consultation on the implementation plan and associated costs that are being developed.  
Throughout the new year you can expect regular communications and opportunities to get involved, so please keep a look out for emails from the team. For now, we encourage you to please have your say and be kept up to date by visiting or email us at 
If you’d like to volunteer to be part of one of a working group, the Implementation Task Force or Monitoring and Evaluation team, please use this nomination form
Thank you for going on this journey with us the last several months and we look forward to working with all Zone 8 members in 2023!