February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month! What does that mean to you? To me, it is a reminder of how lucky I am to be an American and so proud to representRotary. We have chosen to make a positive difference in a world filled with strife. Rotarians continue to battle polio around the world, and provide clean water and sanitation, education and literacy, food, clothing, medicine, heart transplants, wheel chairs and more...why do we keep doing “good” in the world? Why do we care? We each have our own reason, but I believe it is our desire to establish a Peaceful world and share our blessings with others. After all, Service Above Self is truly Conflict Resolution! If we focus on doing good, there isn’t time for anything negative.
So January flew right by us - 5 months left as Governor – unbelievable! Our Mid-Year Meetings were held and our membership and giving are ahead of the curve. DGE Ladd and Sally Waldo returned energized from Rotary International Assembly; held Pre-PETS; and are now preparing to lead on to PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) in Orlando. All PEs for the 2016-2017 year should be registered and have their hotel accommodations taken care of by now. PETS is an outstanding learning and team building Seminar, and serves as THE program to prepare our PEs for their leadership year! Incoming AGs (Assistant Area Governors) are encouraged to attend, as well!
The Fellowship of the Wheel is fast approaching and we are thrilled with the number of registrations thus far for District Conference, May 12-15, 2016. We have invited internationally renowned speakers to engage you with stories of compassion and need, then inspire you with their triumphs through RotaryService! At this time there are plenty of rooms at the Resort available Friday and Saturday night, but we anticipate increased reservations over the next couple of months, so please don't procrastinate and follow this LINK to register.
A fun fact on the topic of our Conference, and Ladies and gentlemen, you do not want to miss District Conference this year: We have been asked to provide information on how to purchase "Fellowship" Themed Costumes. Friday evening’s banquet will be filled with magic, so if you wish to attend dressed as an Elf, Wizard or Hobbit, follow the links below to purchase costumes.
So Get Your Hobbit on, and register today! Thank You, District 6960, for being A Gift To My World!