A new era begins for Wagga's Rotary clubs on Wednesday, when they appoint their new leaders and merge with the ACT to form one super district.
It will be one of the biggest mergers in Rotary history, creating a new district roughly the size of England with 2300 volunteers across 83 clubs.
The new district officially comes into being today, however in reality the process is expected to take three years as the clubs work through the merger.
Kooringal Rotary club's new president Peter Keith said it was a good chance for the clubs to join forces and work towards their priority of attracting a new, younger generation of members.
"Under new leadership we need to forge a viable future for ourselves, because there's no shortage of jobs and community tasks to do," Dr Keith said.
During the first year it will be spearheaded by Canberra Rotarian Michael Moore, who said he wanted to see ambitious inter-club projects.
"My goal is to ensure that everybody in the district sees themselves as a single district and to seize the opportunities that arise to do good in the world," Dr Moore said.
The details are expected to be hashed out by 2022, by which point the district will be taken over by Wagga Rotarian Geraldine Rurenga who will be in charge of the merger's implementation.
She will be meeting with each club within the district, which will take place online as the clubs have grown accustomed to Zoom meetings during lockdown.
"If we were to take any positive thing out of this distressing time we're having, it's that we're being made to do things differently," Ms Rurenga said.
"Change is being forced upon us, so we need to be adaptable and learn to make the most of it."