It’s hard to believe it is already October. We continue to have a busy District schedule. Fay and I just returned from the Zone Institute in Kansas City and are filled with excitement and ideas for the rest of the Rotary year to come. And DGE Eddie Bartnesky, along with his wife Sue, was formally presented as our District Governor Elect. Eddie, we are looking forward to your leadership next Rotary year!
A group of 20 Rotary Leadership Institute graduates will gather on October 5 for RLI facilitator training. I want to thank all those who have taken the time to participate in this program and are now ready to step up to the plate and become leaders in it. We will be offering RLI Sessions 1 and 2 on January 18 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi. Please plan to attend and join this dynamic group of Rotary leaders.
I want to thank those who helped organize the first annual Multi-District Project Fair in Brownsville last month. Special thanks go out to Brownsville Sunrise member Enrique Medellin for leading the effort. And to the Brownsville Sunrise club for providing the bulk of the manpower during the event. It was a wonderful example of how we are “Connecting the World” in our District.  We are already planning next year’s Project Fair on September 26, 2020. Stay tuned for more details.
On October 6 a group of 7 Russian Rotarians will arrive in Houston and be brought down to Corpus Christi. They will spend 2 weeks in our District meeting Rotarians and enjoying our South Texas culture. I hope if there is an event with them in your area you will take a little time to get out and meet them. Their goal is to meet as many Americans as possible. We need to show them our South Texas Rotarian hospitality! And a special thanks to Corpus Christi Evening Club member Alissa Adkins for leading and planning this visit.
I will be visiting many of your clubs in October. I’m looking forward to seeing you and hearing all about how your clubs are doing good in the world and our District. Have a great October!