I am honored to be the President of the Rotary Club of Victoria, Canada, for 2016-17 as we head into our 103rd year. It is an exciting time for me as I also celebrate 10 years as a Rotarian. I am so proud to be given the opportunity to play a lead role this year and give back to a Club which has simply made me a better person. It is a delight to be part of an organization so steeped in such a legacy of community contribution and accomplishment.
In 2017 we will commemorate the Rotary Foundation’s century of ‘Service Above Self’ throughout the world. We will celebrate the humanitarian projects, scholarships, professional training and exchanges and, especially, the Rotary Foundation’s remarkably successful campaign for a polio-free world.
The Club’s Foundation, V90, will be entering its 42nd year and we plan on bringing the Foundation to the forefront. The time is right to recognize the history of the Foundation and to ensure its continued success.
The theme for the 2016-17 Rotary year is “Rotary Serving Humanity.” As a Club, it will be crucial to focus on two key areas: membership and fundraising. But, let’s not forget to have fun along the way!
We will continue to support our cherished Kenya Projects, with this year’s initiative being ‘Integrity through Virtues’, a leadership training program targeting teachers, parents, business and community leaders.
I look forward to connecting with present members and welcoming new ones. We will be seeking opportunities for all members to contribute to Club activities with the goal of strengthening our Club as a whole. Let us know how you can contribute to Rotary, and what Rotary can do for you.
Let’s make this year a truly memorable one.
Janet Power, President
Rotary Club of Victoria