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Governor's Update - September 2022

Sep 12, 2022

Hello Rotarians, it is September, and I am almost 3 months into this exciting position of your District Governor, thank you for your confidence in me. My wife Denise and I were able to visit more clubs in BC and some in Washington State and now it is off to some Zone events and then back to more club visits. It is so wonderful to see the clubs and meet all our Rotarians and witness firsthand all the great projects that are being accomplished in our district. From Bike parks to Peace parks to supporting the local Food bank you name it our Rotarians are doing it all under the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.” Thank you for a job well done.

Did you hear about the very unfortunate new cases of Polio in New York and London, wow what a terrible setback for all of us. We must continue our effort to eradicate this disease once and for all! World Polio Day is October 24th, and I would like to ask all our clubs do please create a fundraising (fun) event on or around this day to help the global effort to defeat Polio. Our district Polio Chair Pete Van Well from Wenatchee is busy planning a local event, what are you planning? Please let us know, we can all join in that evening and celebrate World Polio Day via Zoom.

September is also the month when we are looking for our next District Governor (2025-2026) look for the email invitation to serve from PDG Richard DeRock it is in your inbox by now. Consider joining an awesome team and help us move our district to the next level. It is a lot of fun and an extremely rewarding experience, so what are you waiting for! Sign up now.

And now a shout out to the Cashmere Rotary Club. I was made aware that a local longtime resident who worked tirelessly with the Boy Scouts and other organizations year after year needed help. Now this gentleman found himself in a position where he needed assistance, so I contacted my friends at the Cashmere Rotary club and they sprang into action. Now this family is receiving a desperately needed wheelchair ramp for their house and other supplies. Wow this is the power of Rotary and teamwork. This is what we do as Rotarians we help people.

A remarkably similar story like this prompted Tracey Franklin the current club Co-President to join Rotary in the first place, amazing. How does that saying go "What goes around comes around.” It is certainly true here. Thank you, Cashmere Rotary, for showing us the way. Until next month and do not forget “Dream big and take Action”!

Yours in Rotary

Karl and Denise