Dear Fellow Rotarians,
It is my great honor to have been selected to serve as your President during the 2014-2015 Rotary year. Incoming Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang’s theme is “Light Up Rotary.” Gary Huang states it is more than a theme it is how we in Rotary see the world and our role in it. He wants Rotary to be fun, not just for fun’s sake, but because having a good time builds genuine bonds of friendship, retains members, and helps recruit new ones.
I too believe in having “FUN” and keeping our members and recruiting new ones. As you know I sent out the Membership questionnaire and have put a committee together so that we can once again be a strong club. We have put together a “FUN” committee which has adopted to have a “FUN” Meeting once a quarter.
Our District Governor Ted Johnston’s local theme for this year is “Everyone Bring One” which means that he would like to see every member of a club bring in a new member. (Our membership Committee is going to give you the tools to use)
We’ll also explore the many social and business opportunities available through our Club. Interaction with your fellow Rotarians can lead to rewarding personal and professional partnerships. There will be greater emphasis on Rotary’s founding principal of doing business with a Rotarian.
We will continue in our efforts to make your Rotary experience relevant and enjoyable. Our programs will feature outstanding speakers from the business world as well as educational and entertaining programs.
As we all focus internally on our own business and financial pressures, we ask that you take a moment and look at the financial and life pressures of the people and youth in our community that YOU and OUR Rotary Club assist. Rotary needs you to continue its important work here and throughout the world. We hope you will Stay with the Brooksville Rotary Club as a Rotarian and carry on Rotary’s great tradition of “Service Above Self.”
Yours in Rotary,
Karen J Carpinone
President – Rotary Club of Brooksville 2014-2015