Well, it is that time again. Time to read the happenings of the district. This past month I had the great opportunity to enjoy two separate social events, a fundraiser called Wine and Chocolate by the Aurora Sunrise club and the 113th bash that was put on the ROTARY/One. I am sorry that I could not attend more events, but there is only so much time and things get complicated and difficult when there is more than one event on the same day. I know that many of our clubs are working towards their Presidential Citation from Rotary International.. It is really important because as I have said, it will really keep your club on track. Speaking of keeping on track, two other important things, membership and foundation.
Keep asking people to come to your club as your guest. Remember, you can engage them and tell them a great story, but you HAVE TO INVITE THEM to your club. Right now, we are 2/3’s the way done with the year. We are also 2/3 the way toward our foundation goal. Let’s get everyone on board and exceed our goals. What a great statement that would be for our district.
This week-end is PETS. This is where all of our presidents elect get together for training, networking and inspiration. This is not a “hum drum” but rather a great place to meet your class for your year as presidents. Take notes, make new friends, learn, network, (did I say make new friends?) and be inspired. The Maywood Rotary Club has a special speaker on March 8th at 12:15. It will be candidate for Governor, Chris Kennedy. Maywood Rotary: Chris Kennedy, Guest Speaker - 3/8/2018 After PETS is the empowerLEADERS program on April 14th. This is an amazing way to expose who wants to become a leader to valuable tools to help them become successful leaders. We have a couple of great presentations, including Rotary’s own first lady, Juliete Riseley. It will prove to be a memorable day. Empower Leaders - 4/14/2018
Following that we have spring training on April 21. It is free to all Rotarians. Come drink the Rotary Kool Aid and soak it all in, reconnect with friends and fellow Rotarians and benefit from the tools provided. By the way, did I say this program is free? Spring Training - 4/21/2018
Following these two great events is our district conference the first week-end of May. See the attached flyer for details. There will be a special viewing of RILEE, our new trailer that is the Rotary Iron Lung Educational Equipment (RILEE) trailer. This is almost ready for its PETS debut. Iron Lung Reservation Form Donation Form for Iron Lung
I know some of you are still working on the tree initiative. You still have time, but it is running short.
Baseball - teams are getting ready for a new season. Come out for Rotary's night at the White Sox, Wednesday, August 1st. Sox vs. Kansas City. Tickets are on sale now. Use the convenient 'group order form' to get tickets seated together for your whole club and guests:
2018 White Sox Night Group Order Form Individual/small batch of tickets can use this form:
2018 White Sox Night to End Polio or Buy Online: Rotary Fun Day At The White Sox: Kansas City Royals - 8/1/2018
And finally, sign up for the District Conference. We have a wonderful line up of speakers that are sure to help you find ways to Make a Difference. Come out Saturday and Sunday, May 5&6. District Annual Conference - 5/5/2018
See you soon!!
Scott McAdam, Governor 6450, 2017-2018