Rotary District 5320 Governor Jim Lorman visited the club this week and, after helping Lucy induct the new Board of Directors, talked about the District’s six areas of focus for the coming year are the following areas:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development.
Rotarians are a composite of three parts, according to Govern Lorman; Interact, Rotaract and Rotary Clubs. Interact introduces young people to the concept of working together in fellowship and “Service Above Self.” Rotaract expands the knowledge of young adults while enhancing their leadership skills. Rotary Clubs provide a setting for members to embrace a larger role in leadership, providing expanded involvement of service in both local and international needs.
Finally, Governor Lorman discussed the importance of maintaining Rotary members and caring for fellow members. He reminded us that many members join Rotary for life and that it is our job to foster lifelong friendships and camaraderie among members.