Day! From what I hear, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow.
So, it looks like we will have a short mild winter. Or, so it goes!
In the Rotary world February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month.
How great is it to be part of an organization that is recognized around the
world as one that treasures and promotes peace among all nations and peoples of
the earth! And, our District takes this seriously. We make a
significant contribution from our District Designated Funds to the Rotary Peace
Centers each and every year. And, we often send Global Scholars to study for
advanced degrees in peace and conflict prevention and resolution. In addition,
many of our clubs are involved in humanitarian efforts that have delivered, as
a collateral impact, goodwill and understanding that leads to more peaceful
communities. Never forget the importance of what we do and that it can
have a lasting impact on peace. Who do you know that can help us increase
this impact? It might be your neighbor. Invite them to join us on
February is also the month when we celebrate the birthday of Rotary. This
year, on February 23rd, we will celebrate 115 years of Rotary fellowship.
It is absolutely amazing what the idea of one man has become. But, then
that’s Rotary! Look at what the ideas of other lone individuals have
become. Roger Ackerman and the CART Fund. Herbert J Taylor and the
Four Way Test. Arch Klumph and The Rotary Foundation. What a great
month to remember Paul Harris’ contribution to the world by supporting The
Rotary Foundation. Through our gifts to the Foundation and the work we do, we
can indeed be a force for good in the world. As Paul Harris once said,
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results
Finally, we are now just less than 2 months away from All Club Conference
2020. We truly hope you can “see yourself” joining us for, as Past
District Governor Lambo Schwartz used to say, “a little bit of Rotary and a
WHOLE LOT OF FUN!” We have a great conference planned, but there is one
thing that may be missing – YOU! If you have not registered yet, please
don’t wait to do so. With 3 different service opportunities for the
weekend, great entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights, awesome speakers
and as much fellowship as you and Rotarians from around the District can bring,
we think this will “clearly be seen” as an event you’ll be glad you
attended. The hotel room block at the Hilton Columbia Center will sell
out quickly, so don’t wait until it’s too late.
Have a great February! And remember, “Rotary Connects the World!”
District Governor 2019-2020