Greeting Rotarians,
This is a great time to be a Rotarian.  Our District consists of some very talented and generous members.  I have now made my way, virtually, through 12 of the 13 AREAS within our District.  And WOW, what an experience!  I can only imagine what it would have been like if I could have visited each of the clubs in person.  Every club has their own unique culture and yet we are all the same.  That is because we are all part of the Rotary Family.  And as a family, our focus will be to engage in “Impactful Projects” both locally and around the world.  Because if we are active and engaged as Rotary members, our club’s will be Vibrant.  An Active Club is a Vibrant Club. 
November is Rotary Foundation Month.  As we all know, The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary. It is a non-profit that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world.  The End Polio Now campaign falls under the Rotary Foundation.  October 24th was World Polio Day and Rotarians from all around our District were involved with projects and fund-raising activities.  I would like to congratulate and thank each of you for your efforts in raising funds for the fight against this dreadful disease.  We are so close to completing our promise to the children of the world.   So, let us not stop, but instead continue our efforts until the job is complete. 
As we move into the fall and winter months, we must keep our focus on social distancing and the use of face masks.  The health and safety of everyone in our communities is of utmost importance.
 I am proud and honored to serve as your District Governor.
Eddie Bartnesky