"It's not the beauty of a building you should look at; it is the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time".
November is Rotary Foundation month and it is important we honor the great "good" Rotary accomplishes around the world through our Foundation. When people ask "what is Rotary and what do you do", we should each be prepared to share the "good work" Rotarians provide our communities throughout the world. Be proud of our accomplishments and when our communities understand that Rotary helps solve important problems in our towns, all of our membership and PR problems will be solved. It is that simple. We have scheduled a fabulous Paul Harris Society dinnerNovember 5th in Port Charlotte and encourage all Rotarians interested in learning more about the Foundation and the Paul Harris Society to join us. Our Zone 34 Foundation Coordinator, David Stovall, District 6900, will be our guest speaker along with Zone 34 Major Gifts Officer, Debra Lowe. Rotarians who have joined together to give generously to the Foundation will be acknowledged. Go to our District Calendar for more details to register for this prestigious event! Seats are still available. Hope to see you there!
October was an emotional, yet highly inspiring month for me. First, I completed my official Governor's visits. Second, Pete and I, along with other District leaders, attended an amazing Rotary Zone Institute in Sandestin, Florida and our District Newsletter received the Top Award for the "Best Zone 33-34 Newsletter 2014-2015" (congratulations PDG Pete and Chairman Connie Ramos-Williams). We also were acknowledged as one of the leading Districts for tremendous membership gains (congratulations PDG Pete and PDG Tim) AND we received accolades for our successful Foundation Giving last year (congratulations PDG Pete and PDG Steve) having the highest per capita giving in the combined Zones! RI Leadership is well aware of District 6960 and our "good works" for Rotary and we should all be proud!
Sadly, however, on October 25th, the final day of Zone, my father graduated to Heaven. My father was an honorable man and I will miss him terribly. His honesty and integrity, and his ability to always smile and see the good in people and situations will remain with me. He reminded me not to take life too seriously. He believed to give, was to gain. What a marvelous legacy... I cannot thank each of you who supported me, prayed for me and sent kind notes, cards and letters enough for your kindness and love. I am blessed, indeed!
Together, we are "A Gift To The World"!
DG Cyndi Doragh