“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Welcome to a new Rotary Year!
It is my honor to serve you as Governor for the next twelve months. My goal during this brief time is to have to look at Rotary with new eyes. I have come to love this great world changing organization and the people in it. We all get Rotary, the local organization, our club and our commitment to doing good in our own communities. It is my hope that in the coming year you will gain a greater appreciation the larger Rotary, for your fellow Rotarians in Utah and in the world.
With this in mind, we will be initiating in our district Friendship Exchanges (see article in June Newsletter). We will be hosting teams of Rotarians from foreign districts and they will host us. I am asking every club to be engaged in a Global Grant. This will bring you and your club closer to Rotarians somewhere else in the world. I want you to come to District Conference, May 9-11, 2019 in Salt Lake City. Here you will inspire your fellow Utah Rotarians will what you and your club are doing and you will be inspired by them.
Go to Hamburg, Germany, June 1-5, 2019 for the Rotary International Convention. I guarantee you will not see Rotary with the same eyes when you return. Put both these events on your calendar now and start planning how you are going to create the circumstances that will get you there.
Finally, if you and club have not completed last year’s goal of planting a tree for each Rotarian in your club, please do so. And you may want to do more. Every tree we plant will not only help beautify our own community but it will benefit every person on earth.
Be the inspiration!