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By Sam Adams 

"Rotary District 6880 Year in Review in Pictures"

 

Join the Rotary Revolution was the theme for my Rotary year which just concluded on June 30. But we finished with a BANG!

In our final volley, members of the Montgomery Rotary Club donated blood to the Red Cross on June 27th here in Montgomery where our Revolution began some twelve months ago.

WHAT IS A REVOLUTION WITHOUT SHEDDING A LITTLE BLOOD?

In summary, our district encompasses an area from Clanton to Mobile with around 50 clubs contributing their time and resources around the community and around the world. We had a record setting year in total giving by the District for causes near and far. We started three new clubs geared toward those under 30.

We hosted a 13 state convention with leaders representing over 65,500 Rotarians including our International President Mark Maloney from Decatur. We celebrated successes and worked on projects to aid others throughout the District and beyond in areas like education, clean water and literacy. Further, our Gobal Grants have supported initiatives to provide medical teams and equipment to places like Mexico, Nigeria and Madagascar. Some members even helped immunize children from the polio virus, a 40 year trek led by Rotary to rid the world of that dread disease. As you can see, fun and fellowship is a big part of what Rotary is. It is an ideal organization for someone like you to network and find purpose. Join Us and Connect With the World so you can Be an Inspiration!

I want to thank all those who have made this a successful year: The Club Presidents, first and foremost. It is a thankless job, but it also has so many endearing benefits. Second, our 11 Assistant Governors deserve a great deal of recognition for they have gone the extra mile to assist clubs move forward and stay on track. Many of these dedicated individuals will be returning next year, which is a real blessing for DG Skip Dotherow. Third, the District Leadership Council is made up of Rotarians who have taken that next step to see and embrace so many facets of our great District, Zone and Rotary world by reaching out and Making a Difference.

And finally I want to recognize with my heartfelt thanks to those brave enough to step into the Governors chain of command to commit to a three of four year adventure that will change their lives for the better, forever, and those around them.

Our RI Theme this year, Be The Inspiration, lead me throughout the year. I will draw to a close by thanking God for His saving grace, my wife for her patience and humor, and Rotary for giving me this exceptional opportunity to put "Service Above Self".

Sincerely,

District Governor Samuel Adams

District 6880

 

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