It’s May. We’re nearing the end of a Rotary year and the DGs around the world are getting squirrely.
You see, we’re within two months of the end of the Rotary year and there are many thousands of dollars yet to come in to The Rotary Foundation. In District 6080, we need nearly $90,000 to reach our $300,000 + objective.
- Less than 60 days to go, and many districts are fighting to show positive membership growth for the year. In District 6080 we need we need a net gain of 41 members to break even and a net of 70 members to grow by 10-percent.
- Rotary International has challenged districts to sprout new clubs, Rotaract Clubs and Interact Clubs and we’ve got just a few weeks to make that happen in the 2012-13 year. (Of course the best time to start a new club is anytime the opportunity arises.)
- And there is much earnest preparation going on, putting the right people in the right positions in order to produce an ever-increasing ability to serve humankind – both at home and around the world.
That’s a tall order. Take it from me, District Governors get worried their year will not measure up. It’s an ego thing, I suppose, but it’s also a pride thing. You see, throughout the year District Governors develop a deep respect for their clubs and their presidents and their district leadership team, and they just want to see everybody succeed. Sometimes that means climbing taller mountains.
I have loved my time as District Governor and I have found a real energy ensconced within each Rotary Club. I hope each club will project that energy for all to see during the last two months of this Rotary year.
Rotary District 6080