As we embark on the month of February, our attention shifts to building and training our leadership team for the next Rotary year. 
This is important so that we can begin the new year with a “full head of steam”.  However, there are still 5 months left in this Rotary year. 
Even though the pandemic has prevented us from carrying out many of our planned service projects and fund raisers, we must not just throw in the towel. 
There is much need in our communities and Rotary has the means to address it.  We must think ...
“creatively” on what projects we can do and still keep our members safe.  COVID-19 is real and our number one priority as Rotarians must be to continue spreading the word about social distancing and wearing our masks.  Rotarians have influence in their communities.  So, we must lead by example.
February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month.  “As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.  By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of
  • conflict, including poverty,
  • discrimination,
  • ethnic tension,
  • lack of access to education, and
  • unequal distribution of resources. 
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change.
We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.  Rotary creates environments where peace can happen. “
I am extremely proud of the Rotarians in District 5930 and humbled for the opportunity to serve as your District Governor. 
“Lend A Helping Hand”
 Eddie Bartnesky