Let’s start with it is an honor to be President of this club with our 75 years plus of service here in Encinitas as well as to follow so many terrific people. I hope to continue, add to and rekindle some of our traditions and goals now and for the future. It is important to know where we came from, what we have done and yet to focus on the future and where we can go, be and do.
There are lots of worthy causes, both here locally and outside our club, district and country. I think it is incumbent on us to do the right thing, not for the press or individual accolades, but for the Rotary International Motto of Service Above Self. If we each practice that every day, enjoy our times together and on our own pet projects we cannot help but be successful and we all win. We joined Rotary to try and make a difference and for over 75 years we have, I don’t plan to stop us now.
Thanks for the honor of leading or whatever it is we do as President. Don’t forget we are all part of this Club and Rotary and enjoy the ride, the comradery, fellowship, spirit and doing good in our community and beyond and 2014/15 will be a success no matter what I do.
Let’s make this a year to remember, even if only in our hearts and minds. So for 2014/15, Light up Rotary, no comma.
The Encinitas Rotary Club
President 2014 - 2015