Rotary District 6860
Ready, Set, Inspire! The 2018-19 club and district leaders have been working tirelessly to plan and organize for another successful Rotary year. Now is the time to put all of those efforts into action! As the new Rotary year begins, follow through with plans toward meeting the goals your club set for Membership and Engagement, Rotary Foundation Giving, Service, Youth Leaders and Public Image.
This year will mark year 10 of our district wide fundraising effort in support of Children’s of Alabama Critical Care Transport Team. We are close to reaching the original target of raising $1 million and I want to call on each of you to help us achieve that goal this year. There are opportunities for Rotarians in our district to help out financially as well as volunteer with this fun, family friendly tailgate event on August 18, 2018 at Otey’s in Mountain Brook. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend and support Boiling N Bragging.
As one of the members of your district leadership team for 2018-19, I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as your District Governor. We have 52 clubs in our district, each with its own unique characteristics, and each supporting their local communities in amazing ways. I want to encourage every Rotarian in the district to take advantage of learning opportunities available at the District and Zone level to develop leadership skills and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Rotary such as the Evanston Trip to visit Rotary International headquarters, Rotary Leadership Institute, Zone Summer Leadership Seminars and Zone Institute.
Every day I am inspired by Rotarians in our district who give tirelessly of themselves to serve our communities locally and globally. Barry Rassin, Rotary International President for 2018-19 has selected the theme “Be the Inspiration.” He asks each of us to “…inspire with your words and with your deeds, doing what we need to do today to build a Rotary that will be stronger tomorrow — stronger when we leave it than it was when we came.” I encourage each of you to be an inspiration to those around you – members of your family, your club, your community and beyond. Through your words and deeds, you can build not just a better Rotary, but a better world for tomorrow.
Yours in Rotary Service
District Governor 2018-19