RI President’s Message – July 2018
Dear Fellow Rotarians
We all took different paths to Rotary. I’m sure that you have found in Rotary what I have found since I joined my club back in 1980: fellowship and a sense of purpose. We belong to an organization that has had a profound impact on our world through effective, sustainable service.
Since Rotary was founded, we have formed partnerships with like-minded organizations, launched the world’s largest public-private health initiative, and funded countless projects that have improved our local and global communities.
It’s only by coming together that we’re able to accomplish so much. And now, we have to look to the future and consider how we can continue to move Rotary forward.
We have to make sure the good we do now leads to better lives tomorrow and beyond. We should n’t focus on this year or the next, but on how what we achieve will matter beyond our own time in Rotary. As our new vision statement says: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Our founder Paul Harris once said, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration.
I look forward to having you join me to Be the Inspiration our world needs.
2018-19 President, Rotary International