Happy November to everyone!
Last month we welcomed 7 Russian Rotarians to the District on a Peace Exchange arranged through the Russia-USA Intercountry Committee. Although communication was challenging at times we ended up making new friends from Russia and the Peace Exchange was successful in Connecting the World through Rotary. The reports we have gotten back from Russia from our visitors is that they thoroughly enjoyed their visit to South Texas and have invited a group of us to come over to Russia. I want to thank Alissa Adkins, past president of the Corpus Christi Evening Club, for having the vision to arrange the Peace Exchange and making sure it was successful. Great work!
I want to congratulate the San Benito Rotary Club on a wonderful
100th Anniversary Celebration on October 19. It was a packed house that joined the party at Longhorn Cattle Company to celebrate this occasion. President Mike Frazier and his awesome team planned an event that captured the rich history of this club, complete with a historical reflection from Past District Governor and former club member Charlie Wilson. See elsewhere in the November newsletter for further news on this event.
November is Foundation Month on the Rotary calendar. Although we recognize its importance all year, this is a month designated to celebrate the Foundation and all the good it does in the world. Once again our Foundation has been rated the best by Charity Navigator. I know of several clubs that are planning Foundation programs in November. The Rotary Foundation can only do the good work it does if Rotarians like you and I contribute to it. I have made the Rotary Foundation my charity of choice. I hope you will too.
November is also a month of Thanksgiving. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated Rotarians of District 5930 for all you do to make our communities and in turn make our world a better place.