Letter from President Bev
I returned from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia full of energy and excited for what’s to come in 2017-2018. The Convention was celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation and all the good work that has been done by Rotarians throughout the world. I learned that Rotarians are “People of Action” and that there are 1.2 million members and over 35,000 clubs. People from all continents and cultures came together to exchange ideas and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world.
As you are aware there has been a survey of our members to determine where we should focus our work as well as our fun times. Our outstanding Board has identified three strategic priorities, which are:
Inspire Members to Act
Build and Sustain Funding Resources
Impact Our Club Families, Community and World
Based on these priorities, we will continue on growing our membership, participating in local events, adding to the good work we have done historically for our community, as well as nationally; and internationally, and taking all opportunities to have the Rotary logo visible within our community.
Our programs will focus on our strategic priorities which will support our commitment to impact our community and support keeping Downtown Salinas a place people want to gather and work. At the same time, we want to make sure our programs are stimulating, educational, varied, and fun!
The Board and I invite you to get involved! Space doesn’t allow me to list the Board Members and our Committees, but please look them over on our website at salinasrotary.org. Feel free to contact me or any Board member if you have a special area of interest.
Together as Fellow Rotarians we will continue to do great work.