Posted on Jul 01, 2019

It's July 1st and a new Rotary Year is starting!
Please take a moment are read Cindie's welcome message.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.  I am honored to be your District Governor and look forward to working with everyone.

As we begin this journey together, first let’s thank outgoing DG Chrissy for her time and dedication to our District.  We hope she has enjoyed her year as District Governor and will continue to “Be The Inspiration “.

The 2019-2020 Rotary International Theme is “Rotary Connects The World”.  Truly an appropriate theme for an organization, that through it’s global network, provides so much good to the world.  Let’s all continue to seek out opportunities, not only to connect with Rotary Clubs outside of our District but to connect with clubs within our District as well.

This Rotary year will bring with it some exciting changes.  Change can sometimes be challenging as we are moving away from what has been familiar to us.  However, change is needed for our organization to move forward and thrive in today’s world. One of the most obvious changes will be to our District website.  We will be focusing on the great work that is accomplished by our District’s Clubs. Each month we will highlight a few clubs that have excelled through service projects, membership drives or areas of focus.  Our district is filled with amazing Rotarians who do extraordinary work. Let’s learn and grow from these best practices. District Communication Chair, Leo Kaytes, has spent the last several months looking at ways to improve our website and make it more user-friendly. Leo will be improving the layout, adding links for ease of use and updating important information.  In addition to the changes with the website, we have a new Wellness and Recovery Initiative, adding District Service Days and District Conference is moving to the fall. More information on these changes and others will follow over the next few months. In addition to resources and tools to be provided for your clubs benefit.

As we navigate this year together through our wonderful organization, please be mindful of a few things.  First, we are all “People of Action” with a common goal of “Service Above Self”, here to support one another,  provide encouragement and create positive change. Second, working together we can accomplish far more collectively than working alone.  There is no “I” in team. Finally, at the end of this Rotary year my hope is we all will stand proudly together, knowing our District’s Clubs are stronger than when our journey began.  For in the end, that is our one primary goal.

Yours In Rotary,

DG Cindie Kish