Posted by JBK on Jun 24, 2018
Greetings Rotarians:
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!  It has been my honour to lead such an amazing Club this past year.  You all contribute, participate, and engage.  Together we Make A Difference.
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate our successes last Tuesday - Rick and his committee outdid themselves - but between the costumes and stories and fun, we had a blast.  Thank you for the evening but moreover thank you for such a fun-filled and exciting year.
Thank you to all who make our Club what it is, week in and week out.  Often we don't think on how or why our meetings are so smooth and seemingly effortless, but from Dennis G, Randy, Mario, Dennis C,  Michael/Bruce, Lenetta and each of their committees, the Admin Desk/Setup, Greeters, Member Care, Speakers, Sheriff, etc were exceptionally organized, and they go about doing all the heavy lifting with minimal recognition.  I see you, I appreciate all you do.  Thank you. 
Thank you to all who participate and make our events and fundraiser so much fun.  Whether it was the Apple Triathalon Breakfast, Food Bank Food Drive, Pro Am, Fox Hunt, Bocce, Seniors BBQ, After 5s, whatever the event, that we can always count on strong support and turnout allows us to live the fun, fellowship, and community impact.  Thank you.
Thank you to our Board of Directors.  We meet monthly, each lead a series of committees or initiatives, and are all flag-bearers for all the work that goes on behind the scenes.  To Raghwa, Stuart, Lenetta, Rick, Dick, John, Lyle, Kathy, Lenetta, Kim, Dave, Joshua, Kay, Carol and Peter, the Rotary Wheel only rolls on because you are there to push and guide it.  You did an amazing job this year, it was a real pleasure working with you.  Thank you.
Rotarians, it's always worth a look back at the impacts we create: through the Donations Committee, International Committee, Foundations (both RCoK & TRF), Youth Exchange, Canstruction, Kettles, Big Bike Ride, Breakfast Program, Public Speaking, Strive, Mock Interviews, the list goes on.  Thank you.
So please, be loud and proud of your Rotary Club.  Invite a colleague or friend to join us (for a lunch or as a member!).  Wear logo'd swag and make your Rotary Pin a regular accessory.  Let people know you are a proud part of the premier service club in the Okanagan, and you make time for Rotary because together we Make A Difference!
It was a pleasure and a privilege,