Dear Club 31 Rotarians,
As I shared on June 30th, during our Continuation of Leadership Ceremony — Jim Goddard asked me a question over 18 months ago.¬† He asked me to serve as the President of the Rotary Club of Denver, and I said, “YES.”
The fact is, at one point, we all said yes when we joined Rotary, whether that was 40 years ago or 4 months ago.¬† Each of us said‚Ä¶
YES, I believe in service above self and care about others.
YES, I want to learn and will be open to what our speakers share.
YES, I want to broaden my network and will attend meetings and events.
YES, I will make meaningful financial contributions to support our local and worldwide foundations.
YES, I will volunteer my time and get out of my comfort zone.
Our community and the world are changing at an unprecedented pace.¬† In my role as President Elect, I’ve already worked with many of you to implement changes to adapt to this changing environment.¬† Our Rotary Club needs to evolve to not only remain relevant, but to continue to be a societal force that exemplifies what’s good in a world that is struggling to overcome disease, illiteracy and international conflict.¬† But, to make that happen, we need to be ALL IN.¬† Everyone needs to say, “yes” when asked to play a role in our Club’s efforts.
I would like to recognize¬† seven people who are committed to the future of Club 31 and have recently said, “yes” and accepted a great deal of accountability.
YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2016/17:
Mark Montgomery, VP – Membership
Jim Johnston, VP – Service
Don Lewis, VP – Fundraising
Doug McLemore, VP – Meeting & Events
Mary Penny, Secretary
Rich Harris, President Elect
Sandy Purcell, Treasurer
Andr√© van Hall, Past President
If one of them calls you and asks you to do something, please say, “YES!”
Can Denver Rotary Club 31 still have a significant impact on our community and the world? I believe the answer is absolutely!¬† As long as we all say, “YES!”
The Rotary Club of Denver