Greetings from District Governor Lance Eberle!
Greetings District 6580 Rotarians.
Wow! What a District Conference. This year's District Conference brought together Rotarians in Terre Haute Indiana to celebrate our past achievements and look ahead to the future. This year we had some excellent speakers including Xavier Ramey, who spoke about Beyond Best Practices and Good Intentions: New Practices for 21st Century Membership Associations, Mitty Chang, who spoke on Changing Club Culture to Attract Multiple Generations, and the Past RI President John Germ, who spoke about Life of Service and the Importance of Giving Back to Our Communities.
In addition to these inspiring speeches, we also had numerous breakouts that helped clubs work to move forward. Some of the sessions that Rotarians were able to participate in included Diversity Equity and Inclusion; Rotarians Moving Forward, Membership; How to Do an Each One Bring One Event to Attract New Members, Serving Our Communities Ideas That Work, and Disaster Response; Rotary Responds to Disasters – You Can Too! I would especially like to thank all the Terre Haute Rotarians that helped make this conference such a success. This year's conference allows us to Imagine Rotary.
One of the highlights from this year’s conference was the inclusion of the first annual Youth Summit. This was a fantastic opportunity where the Interactors and RYLA participants from throughout our district came together to take part in sessions on topics that were important to them. Some of the topics include mental health, community engagement, and leadership. They also were able to participate in the flag ceremony during our luncheon.
It seems only appropriate that May is Youth Services in Rotary. Our youth are not only the future of Rotary, but they also are the future leaders of our world. Certainly, the interaction with them during the District Conference makes me feel good that the world would be in great hands. I would encourage all clubs to reach out to the local Interact clubs, invite them to your weekly celebrations or allow them to participate in some of your service projects. You will not regret it.
Thanks again to all Rotarians that participated in the District Conference. Let us use this renewed enthusiasm to continue our growth in membership of Rotary and the growth of our Foundation.
Thank you for all of your service.
In Rotary Service,
District 6580 Governor 2022-2023
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