Posted by Andrew Hamilton
PDG Geoffrey Hall 1932 – 2018
 
Geoff Hall was District Governor for the 1990/91 Rotary year.  Geoff was a member of the Temuka Rotary Club, now known as the Temuka - Geraldine Club. In 1990/91 the District was known as District 998. From the following year the District would be known as District 9980.
 
Geoff, a pharmacist, upon taking on the role as District Governor set Clubs in the District five goals. A 2.5 percent rise in net membership, a 2 percent increase in minimum club attendance, a goal of $35 per member towards the Rotary Foundation, at least six clubs in the District to carry out a World Community Service Project and more Club involvement in the World Fellowship Programme.
 
At the District Conference that year in Methven (the first held outside the District), it was reported that these goals, in the main, had been achieved.
 
The year of 1990 was designated “International Literacy Year” and a big effort was made in the District to promote Clubs to undertake a literacy project.
 
The Rotary International theme for the year was “Preserve Planet Earth” which lead to many plants and trees planted around the District.
 
During Geoff’s year as District Governor, Rotary celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Group Study Exchange, (GSE). This resulted in the first ever female GSE Team from the District visiting District 128 in England.
 
A successful Rotaract conference was held during the year with representatives from all nine Rotaract Clubs in the District attending.
 
Geoff and Penny shifted to Rangiora for their retirement.