Rotary District Governor Graeme Hooper paid his first visit to Singleton since taking the mantle as the leader of the 9670 region.
Both Mr Hooper and his wife Sue, of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise Inc, were guests of Singleton Sunrise Rotarians Gerard McMillan and Ruth Rogers on Thursday morning.
When asked what he would like to achieve as district governor in the 2019/20 financial year, Mr Hooper hopes to promote Rotary's 110-year-old message.
"I'd like to see Rotary much more broadly recognised in our community," he told the Singleton Argus.
"I mean we're talking urban and rural communities, I think we've lost our common place in the community and I think part of that is because we tend to do a lot of fundraising and we give it to other organisations."
"Rotary was regarded as a professional persons organisation, I mean it is now a community based organisation; but it's more about assessing and helping in the community."