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A Message from DG Els Van Engelenburg:

My Rotary family, my friends of District 6930

Thank you for the opportunity to serve this District with amazing dedicated Rotarians and friends of Rotary.

You have survived probably the most challenging year in Rotary’s history since the last Great War. You have shown what Rotary is made of.

I am reminded of the speech that Paul Harris gave at the 1940 convention in Havana, Cuba just before our great country entered what became World War II.  He said, “Rotary stands, though the tempest rage about – Rotary still stands. Why and how? Because it is grounded not on fear, rivalry, and suspicion, but on the eternal and indestructible rocks of friendliness, tolerance, and usefulness.”

It is precisely because of our core values of Friendship, Integrity, Diversity, Service and Leadership, that we have survived this last year, and we have done so with distinction.

The three doors of our 2020-21 Rotary theme this year are the symbols of our year together. They represent the opportunities that have come our way, the opportunities to serve, to grow personally, and to make new and lasting friendships. Our success has been based on the opportunities that we have grasped, and we sure have grasped many!

You are truly Champion of Change!!!!!

Congratulations to our District Award recipients.

Since we have been doing things different this year I decided to keep this going and awarded two clubs in our District with the Club of the year award. The clubs completed, by the first week of May, 17 out of 25 goals for the Rotary Citation. The winners are: The Northern Palm Beaches Rotary Club and the Eco Friendly Rotary Club, our first E-Club in the District and chartered October 24, 2020.

Rotary President of the Year: Richard Giessert from the Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club.

Rotarian of the Year: Elaine Jones from the Vero Beach Oceanside Rotary Club.

Rotary Opens Opportunities award: Sandy Burkhart from the Boca Raton Sunrise Rotary Club.

The awards were presented during the District Conference May 20-23, 2021 in Hutchinson Island where we kicked off the June “Fellowship Month” a little early which will be highlighted in this Newsletter.

I am wishing Michael Walstrom and his Leadership Team a lot of success in his year as Governor where he emphasizes Vision, Focus, Action and get Obsessed with Rotary so we can Serve and Change Lives.

A big Thank You to my entire Leadership Team for the support throughout the whole year, it has been an honor to serve District 6930.






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