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2018-2019 D6250 Club Leadership

A Message from DG Bill Hoel
Welcome to the New Rotary Year!

As I write this, I am reflecting on the 2018-19 theme of Rotary International’s President, Barry Rassin:  “Be the Inspiration!”  With an organization like ours, there is so much to be inspired by.
If I had to name one leader who has truly been an inspiration to many of us, I’d have to point at the fellow who preceded me as District Governor.  PDG Joe Ruskey has worked so hard – not only in his year as Governor.  As Foundation Chair, he visited over 60% of the clubs in our district.  He worked with Dave Warren to get the Million Dollar Journey from dream to reality.  And then as DG, he again made all those club visits.  He jumped into frozen waters, made dozens of speeches, and truly fired up so many Rotarians!  The theme last year was Making a Difference.  For the terrific job he did in leading us all to make a difference, Joe deserves our deepest thanks.

District 6250 is blessed to have a very high degree of continuity in leadership.  We have a deep bench, and we don’t just select our future leaders well in advance – we train them well in advance.  So this year, District Governor Elect (DGE) Edwin Bos will attend several days training in Erie Pennsylvania.  District Governor Nominee Sue Halambeck will also start her training there.  Sue, Edwin, Joe and I have met several times as we prepare to carry out the district’s goals.  This is all because Rotary has been preaching to us for years to do a better job of having a leadership team – that owns the annual goals, and works from year to year to carry them out over the long term.  Your club should do the same.  I am asking every club to select their future leaders by December 1, 2018.  That means a President Elect, a President Elect Nominee, and the other members of the executive team.  Give that team all the time you can to work together to lead your club!
One thing that does not change from year to year is our district’s commitment to Rotary’s goal of eradicating polio.  Last year at this time, we had six cases of wild polio virus infections.  This year so far (calendar year), we have seen 11 cases through the week of June 12, the latest reporting week.  Afghanistan and Pakistan are still the only two countries with active cases.  RI General Secretary John Hewko was recently interviewed, and asked “What comes after Polio?”   I completely agree with his answer.  He said that nothing comes after polio, until there is a declaration we are polio free.  Let us all continue our generosity to win this battle – we need to keep our promise to the children of the world!

In closing, let me say how proud I am to have the opportunity to meet each and every Rotarian in our district.   I get to work with such a talented and dedicated team of Directors, Committee Chairs, and Assistant Governors, and enjoy every minute of it.  There is so much good work to be done this year!  Each one of us should be incredibly inspired simply because in some way, we get to help do that work!

District Governor 2018-2019
Bill Hoel





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