Rotary District 6860

Governor's Message


Good Day District 6860 Rotarians,

            Why are you a Rotarian?  Your answer is unique and identifies you in a membership of individuals who believe and practice the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”.  In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with RI President Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. President Ian states “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”

            It is my pleasure, and with great anticipation, to represent each of you and your club as District Governor for the Rotary year 2017-18.  District 6860 is rich in Rotary history providing leadership and service both locally and internationally.  Rotarians from District 6860 contribute generously to The Rotary Foundation each year and our district provides service to local and global communities through the use of District and Global Grants.  We are proud that our district is home to three Past Rotary International Presidents; Frank Spain from 1951 to 1952, Roy Hickman from 1972 to 1973 and Glenn Estess from 2004 to 2005.

            We begin the next 100 years of giving to The Rotary Foundation during 2017-18.  Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight.  We are anticipating an end to Polio throughput the world.  Let us continue to support ending Polio now with our contributions to The Rotary Foundation.

            Why am I a Rotarian?  RI President Ian Riseley describes my answer as “Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary:  Making a Difference.


Yours in Rotary Service


Sue Mitchell

District Governor 2017-18

Rotary District 6860


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