Everyone knows these are historically challenging times. The question for all of us is “How are we going to turn those challenges into opportunities?” President’s Mark Maloney’s theme “Rotary Connects The World” appears to be more relevant in these times. The world needs Rotary more than ever.
Our communities are hurting. I encourage everyone to look at new ways to overcome the restrictive environment that we are all living in. Online meetings are one obvious solution to “social distancing” and self-isolation. I see club’s using Zoom, Facetime, and Skype to have a fresh look at how they interact during the club meetings. Club members are reaching out electronically to members that left the club to help them reconnect. They are having online socials, working projects, and having fun. They are connecting to use this time to brainstorm ideas about what the greatest needs are in their community.
Hopefully all know WHY we are Rotarians. Particularly in these times, we are Rotarians because we want to make the world a better place. Be creative in how we turn these challenges into opportunities to serve those who need us. Together we see a world where people unite take action to create lasting change in our communities across the globe and in ourselves. Be Safe.