Ours is the opportunity to empower Rotarians to change our world.

Remember that October is Economic and Community Development Month, October 5 -11 is Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week, and October 24th is World Polio Day. That’s a lot for one month, but it underscores what we can do to change lives when we come together in friendship, fellowship, and service.

Ava and I have now seen over half of our District clubs. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our vision of Rotary, a combination of old and new, where we continue to honor traditions such as perfect attendance yet embrace E-Clubs and Satellite Clubs and other new club models coming together to open opportunities.

With the slow recovery from the pandemic it becomes more important to meet either virtually or safely in person, emphasizing masks and social distancing. It is incumbent on each of us to give our guidance to club, district, and zone leadership to help us all stay on track, demonstrating how Rotary Opens Opportunities during an unprecedented time.

We have been touched by the generosity and tireless endeavors of our District Rotarians to improve the lives of others, especially when faced with the difficulties of the pandemic. Our prayers continue to be with those adversely affected.