The 2016 -2017 Rotary year promises to be an exciting year in Rotary International and District 6930. It is my wish as District Governor for 2016-2017 to invite all Rotarians in District 6930, visiting Rotarians, and visiting non -Rotarians to experience why RI President John Germ chose “Rotary Serving Humanity” as this year’s theme and feel the exhilaration of all the established, new and exciting programs and initiatives our district and clubs have and will bring to our communities and the world.
Our focus will be on eradicating polio, building membership, literacy, awareness in our communities of what Rotary International is and the good our clubs and its members accomplish year after year as well as taking up a national call with our Anti- Bullying initiative.
RI President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”
Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed legislation. The Council gives us a voice in how our organization is governed. This year’s COL has been applauded as the most progressive council ever giving the more than 35,000 clubs worldwide more flexibility as to meet the needs of their members within the policies and procedures of RI.
In 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating. Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the world so please join us at this year’s Rotary International Convention being held in Atlanta June 10-14 as tens of thousands of Rotarians from all over the world come together to celebrate Rotary International and the 100 years of The Rotary Foundation.
I want to acknowledge all who have stepped up to take leadership roles in their clubs and our district and invite all who want to get involved to come forward.
Thank you for all that you do
Yours in Rotary Service
6930 District Governor