December 2016 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

David Bixler Announcements, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

From the Governor’s Desk

Wow, where has this year gone? It’s that time of year when we all look back and reflect on the year and eval-uate all the things that went well and those things that didn’t go as well as we had hoped.

While we are making these mental lists we begin to recognize all the things and people that have blessed us. At the top of my list of blessings are all my fellow Rotarians with whom I have had the privilege of working this year. I have been able to see and experi-ence things that I would not have been able to see and experience without be-ing in this position. I have met people that I wouldn’t have met and renewed friendships that I wouldn’t have even thought about renewing.

Best of all, I have spent time listening to Rotarians talk about what they are doing to make this world a better place. I wish I could take all of you with me so that you could hear all the stories about how Rotary has enriched one Rotarian after another. Time and time again the reoccurring theme in the stories I’m told is that the initial goal when they set out was to bless someone else and the end result is that they were the ones who were blessed the most.

The take away is that if you are feeling down and out, need a lift, or just need to feel good about something, the sure-fire solution is to do something for someone else.

Correction from last month
In the section listing District awards, Seth Bryant was listed as the Thayer-Mammoth Springs club President for 2015-16. Last year’s club President was actually Steve Russell. Our apologies for the error.

If you really want a special feeling that will last a lifetime, do some-thing special for someone that were it not for you it would never happen. Merry Christmas!

David Bixler