Governor's Message - May

    My Rotarian friends in District 5610, I hope all is well with you and family.  We have survived winter, and blizzards in April.  Now let us enjoy spring and upcoming summer months.
    Our club President-Elect Training (PETS) 2018, which took place May 5th and 6th in Mitchell, was a success.  Thanks to District Governor-Elect (DGE) Dave Lorenz, District Administrator Nicole Rawden, District Trainer Nancy Moose, and many other dedicated Rotarians, the event went very well.
    At PETS the Annual District Raffle tickets were collected.  A drawing was held and prizes were dispensed.  Raffle chair Brad Preheim from Centerville will report on the total donations collected in the next week.  It appears to be one of the best raffles to date.  Big thanks to every Rotarian who participated.  Big thanks to all clubs that made a sincere effort to raise Rotary Foundation money, which means we will have more grant money for our clubs in the future.
    Don’t forget the we are in the middle of the ‘Governor’s Club Membership Challenge.’  You have until July 1st to compiled membership contest points for your club.  The winners will be recognized at the fall district conference, so contact district membership chair Carmen Hansen if your club is not participating in the club membership challenge.
    On July 1st, our district governorship is transferred to our DGE Dave Lorenz of the Vermillion Rotary Club.  I must say my year of being your Rotary governor was one of the greatest honors I have ever had.  It was a challenging, sometimes grueling, year of travelling and meeting some of the finest Rotarians I have ever seen.  No matter how exhausted I was, when I was with you at your club meetings, the energy and enthusiasm kicked in.  My excitement about being in the presence of Rotarians made my work a worthwhile.
    Rotarians of District 5610, I ask that you grow in service to Rotary.  ‘Making a Difference’ in your community, supporting the Foundation, increasing membership, and enhancing your public image is what you and I have to do now.  The future of Rotary is in your hands, together we will be successful.
In service to Rotary, In service to you,  DG Steve Harrington