As this article is released Fay and I will be in Hamburg at the Rotary International Convention celebrating the Rotary successes of the past year worldwide. We will also kick off the new Rotary year by being officially voted in as the next District Governor. Additionally, we will renew old Rotary connections and make new ones. In the seminars and House of Friendship, we will be looking for new ideas to bring back to the District for future implementation. These events are a great way to experience and see the impact that Rotary makes worldwide. Next June we invite you to join us in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2019-20 International Convention.
This month, we transition into the new Rotary year and theme. I am grateful for the counsel and guidance of District Governor Andy Hagan this year as I prepared to serve you in 2019-20. Andy has truly lived out the 2018-19 theme of Be the Inspiration. I am also grateful to those past Governors who came before him who have blazed a path for all that follow.
Also I want to thank all those who helped lead the District Assembly as well as our first District led RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) Session 1 on May 18 at Texas A&M Kingsville. By all measures it was all a great success. For me, this confirmed we have a very dedicated team committed to helping us in the next Rotary year. One of the major contributors to the Assembly's success was our keynote speaker Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins. We were so privileged that he joined us to share his message of diversity and inclusion. Truly a message to remember and implement as we search for and bring in new members this Rotary year. 
Finally I hope you will join us at the District Governor and Leadership Installation Dinner on June 29 at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi. We will also be doing a ceremonial pinning of 2019-20 presidents. Most of all it will be a fun evening of Rotary fellowship. Sign up today at See you there!
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!
Ellison Crider
District Governor, 2019-20