District Governor Michelle O'Brien
Dear Rotary Friends,
Can you believe the holiday season is right around the corner? That means treats for the children at Halloween, a deep reverance for those that serve on Veterans’ Day, many thanks being given at Thanksgiving, and the big celebrations of both Christmas and Hannukah.
We have much to be thankful for and proud of in the District 5010 Rotary Family. As Rotarians, we recently have garnered Zone 24&32 awards for our Public Image strategies, our top Membership gains, and our dedication to ending Polio. Each and every member of our Rotarian family should be proud of what you did to acheive these great accolades.
In this season, in my mind, what we really have to be thankful for is YOU. Your unwavering dedication to serving our Alaska and Yukon communities, Youth, Foundation, and more, is amazing. What you are doing for our communities and the world is unprecedented. Don’t ever forget that your generous donation to our Rotary Foundation during this 100th Anniversary year (and every year) is what keeps these outstanding initiatives alive. We do good through giving good.
We also have two new clubs to celebrate this season! A new Interact Club in Petersburg, and a great new Rotary Club in Juneau. Make sure you welcome our newest friends into Rotary, just as you would a new friend around the holiday table.
Dave and I are about to begin a whirlwind of visits around our District in the next few months. We are so excited to see you, connect with your club, and to visit with friends all over. To say that this year so far has been an honor, is an understatement. Please don’t ever hesitate to let us know how we can better serve you.
Also, don’t forget to register for the Sitka District Conference. We have an All-Star line up of speakers, and the folks in Sitka have been working hard to make this a true showstopper of an event….totally different than anything you have ever experienced. You can register on the District Website, and Alaska Airlines is offering a very generous discount.
As you reflect upon and enjoy the upcoming holidays, think about connecting with someone new in your club, or a person in your community. You never know what a difference you will make in the life of another.
All the every best to you and your family,
And, as always, have fun and celebrate,
Michelle and Dave