SPEAKER

 
Our speaker today was DG Tonya Watson.  She reminded us that our District 5510 is merging with District 5490 to form a new District 5495 that will cover the northern half of Arizona.  She thinks it is good for everyone - we will be bigger, better and stronger as a combined district.
 
Tonya spoke of this year's top priorities for Rotary.
1. Look at value added by membership in Rotary
How does being a Rotarian add value to club members, to the community and to the world?  How can we increase      this value?
2. Stop the revolving door of membership
Would I join my club again today?  If so, why?  If not, why not?  How can we do a better job of keeping members?
3. Celebrate 100 years of doing good
2017 is the Centennial Year for the Rotary Foundation - that tremendous mechanism that helps Rotary do more good in the world than any other non-governmental organization.  Make the Centennial of TRF a big deal this year.
4. Participate in the district-wide Assist-an-Elder campaign
Find a way to be of service to elderly persons who need some help - home repairs, calls and visits, meal delivery, yard work, special remembrances like Valentine's Day.  Try to involve youth in these projects too.
5. Leap into the future with pride and strength
We belong to a great organization and each of us individually and collectively contribute to making Rotary the world's largest and most effective service club.