A MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR MIKE WALKER
Thank you for visiting our District 7680 website, your portal to the entire world of Rotary. It is a great honor and privilege to serve Rotarians of District 7680 as District Governor for 2020-2021. And I do look forward to serving!
Rotary International President Holger Knaack has asked all 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide to unite under the theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.
Since March, I would say it should be modified slightly - "Rotary Opens NEW Opportunities".
Our Service Above Self culture makes Rotary more attractive during challenging times. At the same time, the need for Rotary just grew dramatically. It’s a perfect combination of NEW opportunity and much greater need. Significant membership growth is both our opportunity and our strong need for this Rotary year.
All we have to do is frequently ask people to join us, really care for them when they do, and look for new, bigger ways to serve.
Rotary International’s fairly new Vision Statement seems to take on a deeper meaning since March: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change --- across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
Rotarians are naturally People of Action, and I believe now is the time to take bigger and bolder actions.
My definition of the ideal Rotarian is someone with classy values, who likes to get things done, and who is a leader by mindset. I see them at every Rotary club I attend, even virtually, and am always in awe at the work being done around the District. I encourage you to visit other clubs in the District. You might come away in awe too, maybe with a new idea or two.
Our District historically contributes well over $500,000 annually to The Rotary Foundation for the Annual Fund, PolioPlus and other initiatives. In our Six Areas of Focus, we promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, help save mothers and children, support education and grow local economies. You are part of an extraordinary organization!
So, thank you for being a Rotarian!