Posted by Anne Bermingham, DG

THANK YOU FOR SERVING TO CHANGE LIVES, note from the desk of Governor Anne Bermingham

Dear Rotarians and Rotaractors in 7090:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do and will continue to do.  It has been an honour to serve as your Governor.  
There are so many special moments and people to thank.  I will save some of those more formal moments of appreciation for our June District Council Meeting and our two changeover events at the end of the month.
Here are just a few of my favourite moments from the last year:
  • Seeing our District embrace our own Strategic Plan and use it to guide our committees, our council meetings and our efforts as a team of District volunteers
  • Having the pleasure of chartering two new satellite clubs in one Rotary year
  • Meeting with your clubs - often in the online virtual format where we had more than one club sharing their accomplishments with others from other clubs
  • Getting to attend some of your Paul Harris Events, fundraisers and club meetings in person (finally)
  • Having our District Conference last October - which including so many clubs working together and delivering on a service project together in their geographic region
  • Watching our clubs embrace our “strengthen Rotary” initiative and post videos and stories of impact on their social media channels and websites
  • Having Rotaractors engage on so many District committees as well as embracing new roles such as Assistant Governors
  • Having our 7090 membership numbers grow - thanks to you addressing some of our retention as well as recruitment challenges.
  • Seeing the many new ways that clubs elected to raise funds and find new projects that can serve to change lives
  • Getting to meet and learn from so many of you outstanding leaders in Rotary
As Paul Harris said, “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves”.  You are one amazing District that has achieved so much for your communities, your clubs and the world in just 12 short months!
I am in awe of you….