Gary C.K. Huang Trustee Chair 2019-20 I hope you are making plans for the upcoming Rotary International Convention. Rotarians who live near the Pacific Ocean are especially excited! Next year’s event is in beautiful Hawaii, and I know everyone is eager to make the journey to that island paradise. So “give me five” by signing up right now for the Honolulu convention if you haven’t already — and make a plan for how you are
Mark Daniel Maloney President 2019-20 Here in the United States, another summer is winding down. And for the Maloney family, every summer ends with a return to my hometown of Ridgway, Illinois, for the annual Popcorn Day festival, where I am honored to serve as the “Popcorn King,” the master of ceremonies for the day’s events.  Regardless of the season, every family has its own traditions. I would like to suggest a new one for
Gary C.K. Huang Trustee Chair 2019-20 We have some very good problems that I want to discuss with you. The number of Rotary global grant requests is exploding. Rotarians are seeing the amazing impact of our grants, and they want to harness the power of global grants to take on ambitious projects. One crucial aspect of our global grants is the emphasis on sustainability when planning a project. When we come together to tackle a
Mark Daniel Maloney President 2019-20 During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary. We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so that we can achieve more. Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized and strategic. I am asking every club to form an active membership committee consisting of people of different backgrounds
Gary C.K. Huang Trustee Chair 2019-20 I am so excited to have this opportunity to communicate with you every month in my new role as chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees. When I look at the amazing work that the Foundation has ahead of it this year, I’m astonished. We are making such an enormous, lasting impact on the world. In the near future, polio will be wiped off the face of the earth —

RI President Message – July 2019

Posted by rotiadmin on  July 9, 2019

I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at