Message from DG Bev Christy
I am honored to serve as your District Governor during 2017-18 and work with you as we
continue our service and friendship as Rotarians.
My journey in Rotary began as an Employee of Westminster College. At the time, I Director of the Career Resource Center where I spent my 20 years of my Career. In 1998, The College asked me to attend the Sugar House Rotary Club as an ambassador to the College. I attended several meetings and was inducted in July of that year, but it wasn't until I became involved in local and international service that I began to realize the value Rotary provides for humanity. After almost 20 years as an active Rotarian, making a difference through service continues to enrich my life. I am happy to announce that our Theme during 2017-18 is:
“Rotary Making a Difference”
What is your Rotary story? When did you become a Rotarian and what drew you into service? How old were you when you joined? It always surprises me to find out that so many of our members joined when they were under 40. How can we once again engage potential young Rotarians and work to accommodate busy schedules, growing families, and issues around meeting times, service opportunities, and cost to join?
As we begin Rotary’s 112th year, RI is promoting more flexibility including how often we meet, membership designations, and the possibility of inviting Rotaractors to be Rotarians. This year we celebrate 30 years of Women in Rotary and encourage you to reach out to women and young leaders under 40 to join Rotary as new members and to serve in club leadership. If your club is vibrant and flourishing with good retention and net growth, I applaud your efforts. If your club is struggling or losing members, your membership may benefit from more diversity in age or gender. Discuss who you may be missing in your area. The diversity in our clubs should reflect our community.
Our service both locally and worldwide is making a positive difference to those we serve. If you are proud of a service project or idea, share it on the RI Website in Club Central and let us know so it can be included in our District Newsletter.
Join me for our All-Clubs luncheon on Saturday, October 7th as we celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary. Jennifer Jones, 2016-17 Vice President of Rotary International will be our Keynote Speaker and we will have a Youth Event following lunch.
Our 2017-18 District Conference will be held from April 19-21 in Springdale, Utah at the Gateway to Zion National Park. Bring your family and enjoy our Clubs Celebration! Thank you for your commitment and service.