President’s Message

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The 2019-2020 Theme of Rotary International is “Rotary Connects the World”.   Goals for Reynolda Rotary Club to strive and accomplish during 2019-2020, while requiring members to work together for the common good of our Club and our Community, are as follows:

  • Continue with Membership growth and membership involvement through engagement in committees with the social aspects of our Club

And

  • Involvement in Community Outreach, involving Club membership to continue being engaged in our community and mindful of world needs through Rotary

We, as Club members, strive to be professionals in our work related fields.   This is how Rotary started – It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris, the Chicago attorney who formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on the 23rd of February 1905.  His vision was for professionals with diverse backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

The vision of Paul Harris reminds me of words spoken by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the US Supreme Court who once said:  “If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself;  Something to repair tears in your community;   Something to make life a little better for people less fortunate.  That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.”

I am honored for the opportunity to serve as President of Reynolda Rotary for the year 2019-2020.

Amy Gardner, President Reynolda Rotary