One of the Wayzata Rotary Club's original members, Robert Doen, passed away on July 11, 2017 .  Bob was very active in our club from the 1960's through 1980s.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time.   For details on services and to read his obituary, please visit here:
 
We also received word that RI President, Ian Riseley, shared the sad news that President-elect of Rotary International, Sam F. Owori, died last week as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery. 
 
His request was that all Rotarians keep his wife, Norah, the Owori family, and Sam’s millions of friends around the world in your thoughts.  While I had the good fortune to meet Sam only briefly, it was obvious that he was a man of great caring.  He would have been RI president during my term as District Governor in 2018-2019 and if you are a President-elect, during your term as president of your club.     
 
A Sam F. Owori Memorial to Polio has been established in his honor since Sam was committed to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. He was a member of both the Africa Regional PolioPlus Committee and the International PolioPlus Committee as well as MANY other Rotary efforts.  Online contributions can be made to the fund here.