Rotary: Making a Difference

In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with President Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better. Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary: Making a Difference.”

President Jon Pree

It is a great honor and a privilege to serve as your club president for the upcoming year. Each day I am humbled by the generosity shown by the members of this club for others. Your Board of Directors is dedicated and committed to serving this club, and seeking out new and innovative ideas and practices. They work diligently to meet the needs of our club and the many requests from our community.  

During this year I intend to have a great deal of fun with our meetings and fellowship time. My goal for our membership is to leave our meetings each day looking forward to the education and entertainment to follow in the next meeting. The Board has worked to bring some exciting new activities to our club, and open up our activities to outside club members as well. Our shared partnership increases our opportunities for success, and I feel our club embraces President Riseley’s theme, and I am going to expand the theme to reflect our shared commitment to Rotary:  Making a Difference Together.

I look forward to our members joining the President’s “Challenge” Club, and hearing of your many accomplishments and activities! Each one of you reflects Service Above Self in your daily lives, and I truly appreciate what you do individually and collectively for our community.

Jon Pree
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