I’m in my second month of Governor of District 6080. On a relative time scale, I’m just barely past the infant stage. But what an infancy I’ve had.
My official visits to the Springfield and Lake of the Ozarks/Jefferson City regions of the state have confirmed what I intrinsically knew – that we have an organization that gives lie to the pessimism and despair that most human beings are bombarded with each day.
As Rotarians, it’s up to us to raise our voices to counter incessant negativity and PROVE – by our deeds – that good things are happening in the world and that many of those good things are being accomplished by Rotarians. That’s why our public image initiatives are so important, not only for Rotary, but to let others know there are people in the world who are working to make it better.
So the next time you arrange shelter for the homeless, make clean drinking water accessible for a village, provide polio vaccine for a child, raise funds for scholarships, feed the hungry in the community, distribute textbooks for the underprivileged, serve as a role model for community action, arrange a microloan for a fledgling business, provide leadership opportunities for youth and networking opportunities for young professionals – I want you to crow about it.
The world needs to hear the news. Good things are happening.
Rotary District 6080