The world around us is ever changing.  It has been over one year now that COVID-19 changed the way we interact with each other.  The immigration crisis is changing the way we govern our borders.  And climate change is affecting all of us.  So, as with Rotary, we must all adapt to these changes.  Rotary recently enacted a 7th Area of Focus – Supporting the Environment.  This is an area that every living person must work on, because it ultimately affects us all, rich & poor. 
April is Maternal & Child Health Month.  An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Rotary members expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future.
Our annual District Conference will be held this year on April 30th and May 1st.  It will be held as a ”hybrid event”, with a small group meeting in person and the majority attending  virtually by ZOOM.  It promises to be a great celebration of our accomplishments during this Rotary year and a chance to catch up with Rotarians from around the District.  Everyone is invited to attend this event in Harlingen.  But if you are not comfortable attending in person, you can attend virtually.  Either way, I encourage you to register on the District website,  And the best part of all, there is no registration fee.
So do not delay, register now
I look forward to seeing everyone at DISTRICT CONFERENCE!!
Eddie Bartnesky