Celebrate Meeting the 2020-21 Challenges at August Event
By Judy Corwin
Rotary District 5110 will celebrate The Year that Changed Rotary, August 26-28 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, OR. All Rotarians experienced the changes of meetings, learned the values of Zoom, and made the very best of a year Rotary Year that was challenged by COVID. Not only did we survive, but now it is time to Celebrate what we learned and the challenges we overcame.
DG Cindi O’Neil provided her outstanding leadership in 2020-21 in what was to be one of the most challenging leadership years experienced by a District Governor in decades. Bravo Cindi! And thus, she brings her signature to an event to celebrate all that we did and learned.
So Golf, a Paul Harris Dinner, Theatre Style Opening Ceremonies, Keynote speakers, the High Street Dance Band, Awards, and a House of Friendship are all reasons to be in Deschutes County in late August. PDG Jim Lussier chairs the organizing team. There are whispers about Paul Chappell, Steve Farber, and Vicki Puliz among the keynote speakers. (Hush, the complete line-up will be announced soon).
The beginning of the 2021-22 Rotary year will soon be upon us. On July 1, clubs throughout the world will welcome a new Club President to guide members toward service success. Likewise, 535 Rotary districts will witness the leadership baton pass from the District Governor to the District Governor-Elect.
By tradition, the home club of the incoming District Governor will host a Governor Changeover event. In District 5110, for the first time, this event will be digital allowing attendance without travel. Mark your calendars to join this Zoom experience on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 5:00 pm. At that time, the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis will present a snapshot of the club’s activity as they introduce their home club member, District Governor-Elect Gerry Kosanovic.
A Zoom link will be sent to all Rotarians via email on Monday of that week (June 21). So, grab your favorite refreshment, sit back, and enjoy the leadership baton pass as we welcome the next District 5110 Governor and extend our gratitude and thanks to DG Cindi O’Neil on Thursday, June 24.