District & Club News
Posted by Rose A. Bowman
June – Fellowship Month
As this Rotary year draws to a close, I am prouder than ever to have been chosen to lead District 5020 during the 2015-2016 Rotary year. Leon and I are richer for having had the opportunity to visit each and every club in our District. We have learned about so many projects our clubs have implemented that make their community and the world not poorer, but richer; replaces despair with hope; and is a gift to many while allowing each of us to “Be A Gift to the World”.
Are you a highly-experienced group presenter? Have you served as an effective Rotary club president? Would you like to be part of a dynamic event to train future Rotary leaders? If so, this is your opportunity! Pacific Northwest PETS, the largest multi-district PETS in the Rotary world, is seeking experienced, qualified Rotarians to serve as session Training Leaders for PETS 2017. The seminar will be held in Seattle February 24-26, 2017.
As Yogi Berra (or Niels Bohr or Samuel Goldwyn) is supposed to have said, it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. It’s especially dangerous to try to predict the behavior of infectious diseases, when small unpredictabilities in climate or trade or the behavior of governments can bring a problem that we thought was handled roaring back to life.
Dear World Community Service Chairs
A recent visit to Ivory Coast reminded me again, how fortunate we are living in a world where we can satisfy almost all our needs.
This month is designated as Water and Sanitation Month by Rotary International.
Many public places such as markets, bus stops, etc. in Ivory Coast don’t have sanitary provisions and it is quite common for the people to do their needs in the open. In the recent past we have seen what kind of a health disaster –Ebola- this might cause.