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Welcome…from the President
 
Thank you for taking the time to visit us. So far, this Rotary year has been a successful yet challenging time for us. In the midst of a global pandemic, Rotarians around the world are coming up with creative ways to assist in any way we can.  We are also now closer than ever to stopping the spread of polio and providing the developing world with sources of clean drinking water. However, our jobs are still not done. There is and always will be much work to do, and we would like to invite you to join our community and become part of the cause.
 
It is truly an honor to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Calabasas for the Rotary year 2020-2021.  I am prepared and excited for this opportunity, and I promise to give my all to this challenge.  The Rotary Club of Calabasas while first and foremost a Service above Self-organization, is a close-knit group of friends who are like family.  Open communication, fellowship, and compassion for Rotary, ourselves, our community, and the world help us to succeed in achieving our goals.
 
I am so proud to be a part of the Rotary family and that our club participates in many both local and international causes. On a local level, we provide face shields and gowns to front line health workers, fundraise to provide food for the local school district, and work with food banks that distribute food and supplies to impoverished communities. On a global level, we work closely with international organizations to provide humanitarian aid all around the world. 
 
As we all know this continues to be a very different year than previous years in many ways.  I see 2020 as a year for adjusting to change and growth.  We are challenged with the need to accept, adapt, and continue to embrace change.  One very positive change is the ability for Rotary to meet virtually in our community, in our District as well as internationally.  I have been able to attend many online meetings and webinars around the district and internationally that I would not have been able to attend in person. As a result, my appreciation for Rotary and Rotarians continues to grow.
 
In accordance with the ideals expressed by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, I find tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness, peace, and unity traits that are particularly essential in today's world.
 
With Much Gratitude & Rotary Spirit,
 
JoAnne Catran
(818) 679-8546