Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,
Never has there been a time when Serving to Change Lives has been more relevant! As we catch up on the news of the world every morning, there are events happening throughout the world where Rotarians are quick to move and provide whatever they are capable of in order to alleviate, mitigate, or resolve whatever and wherever a need arises.
As Rotarians, we work together in our clubs, clusters, districts and throughout the world to collaborate with local and international organizations, corporations, governments to serve our communities in the best possible manner. In order for us to do so, clubs are encouraged to plan and set goals and objectives for each Rotary year. These goals and objectives are then entered into “Rotary Club Central” and followed up throughout the year. Based on each club’s performance, the President of Rotary International awards a Citation to clubs that achieve a certain percentage of their goals which are set by each club individually. I encourage Rotarians to check out the criteria for the Rotary International Presidential Citation as it provides an outline of goals that each Rotary Club can work on to have a successful Rotary Year.
Each month, the newsletter will offer the opportunity to one of our clusters to showcase their projects and events. This is an opportunity for clubs to share their successes and promote their events to all the Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors in the District. I am looking forward to reading about all the wonderful work everyone is doing.
Just now in the news, the Ontario Government has announced it will require COVID-19 vaccination certificates for indoor settings such as restaurants, gyms and other locations open to the public. This change will take place September 22nd. Please make sure that you follow public health requirements for any in-person events. Once again, our goal is the health and safety of Rotarians, their family members and guests. In the words of our Immediate Past District Governor, Mike Lawrie, MD: “I would encourage everyone to be vaccinated and speak to their physician or nurse practitioner if they have any questions.”
Thank you for all you do for your communities, Rotary, and the world as Together … we change lives!
Yours in Rotary,
Rudy Habesch
District Governor 2021-22
Rotary District 7080