Hello, fellow Rotarians:

April showers bring May flowers and, for Rotary Club of Centennial, April showers have brought with them the hope of a reblooming of the flowers of fellowship, friendship, and service.

We kick off the month of May with seeds planted by the Food Scarcity Team, fertilized with funds from our Club Foundation, and blossoming into a full-fledged Food Drive on May 1st to support the Crawford Elementary School community in Aurora with food collected by Club members from friends and neighbors to restock the school’s on-site food pantry.

Our Day of Service on May 8th, in celebration of our 20th Anniversary as a Club, represents 20 years of planting seeds, tending the soil, weeding and pruning where necessary, and celebrating what we know will be an abundant harvest of shade trees under which residents of our community can find ample shelter throughout the City.

New seeds were also planted by the Club earlier this year with the establishment of the Rotary Has a Dream Diversity Award. As we recognize and honor the inaugural recipient of the Community Award at our Day of Service, we will continue to fertilize this empowering concept in anticipation of an entire community garden of shared hopes and dreams for all.  

Finally, the seeds of fellowship and friendship will once again begin to sprout as we move into hosting hybrid meetings again at Embassy Suites on May 18th.  Additional information around the logistics of our first meeting back will be shared with the Club as they become available.

I’ll close with a reminder that as Rotarians we are constant gardeners and have an obligation to ourselves and our communities to ensure that the seeds we are planting and sowing will help create a vibrant and lush garden of peace and prosperity that all can enjoy!

Happy Spring!