Greetings and Happy New Year!!
I hope everyone enjoyed a great Holiday Season.  We are now halfway through the Rotary year and I feel like we have not accomplished much.  Yet we have accomplished so much.  To say that 2020 was a typical year is far from accurate.    So now it is time to get back to work.  We must continue with our focus on engaging our current Rotary members with “impactful projects” and also adding new members who are a good fit for our club.  At the same time, we must strive to meet and exceed our goals for the Rotary Foundation. 

January is . . .
Vocational Service Month which focuses on adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.  Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotarian discussions, awards to community projects and helping fund a vocational education to post-secondary students.  As Rotarians, we are expected to take every opportunity to promote vocational excellence by example and by service to others.
As we embark on 2021, I look forward to the many opportunities that we will have to serve others.  The 2nd item in the Object of Rotary is to foster “High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society”.  So, lets all utilize the knowledge we have with our occupations in service to our communities.  The world needs Rotary more now than ever before.  So let us all go out and “LEND A HELPING HAND”!
Yours In Rotary,
Eddie Bartnesky
DG 2020-2021