“The power of youth is the commonwealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in society can match the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of our youth.” Kailash Satyarthi
Welcome to September – Basic Education and Literacy Month. In September, we celebrate our youth and the great work we do to support them.  My professional experience has primarily been in education.  I am often asked how we can “raise” generous, kind, gritty young people. I always come back to this phrase – It takes one to raise one.  THANK YOU for all you are doing to lead the way, giving our young people - living, breathing models of service, kindness, and grit.  THANK YOU for supporting and investing in our young people while so many chose to sit sidelines. We have so many great things to share with you this month.
Creating Hope in our World is multi-faceted and in District 6250, we are raising the bar. Below you will find HOPE in the celebration of our district youth – our Interact Clubs, Youth Exchange, RYLA, and so much more.  You will also find HOPE in our efforts to educate our members around one of our RI and District priorities – mental health.  You will find a plethora of offerings to educate, inspire, and create fellowship around this important issue.  And if you are looking for a way to enjoy fellowship while bringing light to mental health – join our District 6250 Hope Squad for the NAMI walk on October 7th. You are not going to want to miss this day of fellowship and fun!
Even though our year is just getting started, we are looking ahead to the 2026-27 Rotary year and choosing our District Governor who will lead us, following District Governor Nominee Mike Kloss.  We'd love your help finding our next Governor. Your club is not required to submit a nomination, but Rotary works hard to grow leaders, and build a solid leadership line. If you know someone who would be a good choice, let us know - by contacting Nominating Committee Chair Karen Hebert @ karenrotarian@gmail.com.
Hope is certainly on the horizon!  Thank you for being the curators of such impactful work.