District Governor's Message - December 2018



Fellow Rotarians,

This month is significant for many reasons, because it is the month that we celebrate family month and also focus on our cause “Disease Prevention & Treatment” It also represents a time of great celebration that many will not be able to afford and challenges our belief in giving and generosity.

The late Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Great Britain once said:

"We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give"

Our organization’s two most recognizable names Paul Percy Harris and Arch Klumph were not from affluent homes but left for us a legacy of giving.

The Rotarian, November 1921:

"There is nothing intangible about Rotary: It is reality itself. To give is to receive; to lose oneself is to find oneself; to be happy is to serve. These are old truths...for the individual...and the mass, whether application be in the exchange of goods, toil, knowledge, or love."

Our strength is in our membership, let us use it to focus on the unique needs and concerns of our communities.

This is the time to remember our Family of Rotary and involve them in our activities, finding innovative strategies to enhance our service delivery. A notable one as their signature project:

  • The Rotaractors of the Bahamas, doing a blood drive for the community in partnership with Toronto and Stabroek
  • Virgin Gorda Rotaract, public education on the debilitating consequences of Alzheimer Disease

I wish you a happy Yuletide season as we continue to inspire our communities and empower our young generation.

DG Patrick