From the District 5790 District Newsletter  "Tales & Trails of 5790"

Dear Rotarians,

A new year for Rotary has started with new club presidents, new district governors, and a new Rotary International President. Our 2012-2013 Rotary theme is” Peace Through Service” and we are asking each Rotarian to focus on service in the community and in the world. We as Rotarians make a difference in the world by our service. A belief in the power of service lies at the very heart of Rotary. By making service our priority, we put the needs of others above our own. When we understand that other needs are the same as our own, we begin to understand how important our work is.

I am excited and look forward to moving into a new Rotary year. Everything we appreciate in Rotary remains constant but the people and roles change. This year we have three goals for our district which will parallel with Rotary International.

First goal is to complete the eradication of polio. Remember “ we are this close “ to eradicating polio and only three endemic countries are left and we need to keep our promise to the children of the world by giving to the” End Polio Now” program.

Our second goal is membership and we need to grow Rotarians in our clubs by bringing in new members. When I make the District Governor’s visit to your club, I look forward to inducting a new member. Also we want to add new clubs in our district; so be on the lookout for new club opportunities. Remember the first thing you must do is ask someone to come with you to your club.

The third goal is making our Foundation grow Every Rotarian Every Year (everyone giving and the club having an average of hundred dollar per member annual).  Many clubs are Sustaining Member Clubs with each club member giving a minimum of a hundred dollar contribution annually. The Rotary Foundation and the world depend on our support.

Together as Rotarians we can accomplish these goals.

In Rotary,


District Governor 2012-2013