Posted by Bob Halagan (Buffalo), District Governor 2017-18

Sandy Schley (Edina) is known to many Rotarians as a great Past District 5950 Governor (2009-10). However, most people don’t know the level to which she has changed our district by both her inspirational leadership to people like me who she has guided to new levels of service for Rotary, and her aspirational leadership for the district to become a greater force for good in our communities and around the world. This week we reached a goal that has been years in the making -- and Sandy deserves the credit for inspiring us to reach higher than any other Rotary District has ever reached.

Sandy is the person responsible for reorganizing our District Rotary Foundation Committee into a fundraising and grant-writing dynamo. It was during her tenure five years ago as the District Rotary Foundation Chair that we first set the goal of reaching 300 Paul Harris Society(PHS) members in District 5950. At the time we had about 115 PHS and the goal of 300 was hard to imagine. This week we crossed that goal line and reached 300 PHS, more than any other Rotary District in the world. The next time you see Sandy, give her a hug and a thank you for her leadership that has helped make District 5950 the very best in the world.

--DG Bob