Governor's Message - June 2018

  
Governor Steve Harrington Message June 2018
Rotary District 5610
 
Dear Rotarians of District 5610,
I hope your Memorial Day weekend went well.  I’m entering my last month as your governor.  District Governor-Elect Dave Lorenz of the Vermillion Rotary Club will be assuming the governorship on July 1, 2018.  I know he will serve you well. 
 
My year as your governor was one of the greatest honors, and one of the most challenging things I have ever undertaken.  Balancing my full-time roll as governor, and my full-time duties to my business, was nearly impossible.  There were many months I never had a day off, and I spend many nights working late on my laptop.  As arduous and grueling as it was, when I was in the presence of your Rotary clubs, my love and enthusiasm for Rotary kicked in and I enjoyed every moment with you.
 
There were three things I wanted to accomplish.  My goal was to do my best to educate, motivate, and inspire you to grow in Rotary service.  I have faith, and met enough good Rotarians, to know the future is bright for Rotary in district 5610.  A service organization such as Rotary, is a subset of our life.  We have many demands on our lives, but when you do give of your time to Rotary, give it with conviction and the belief that our world is better place because of you.
 
Well my Rotary friends, I thank you for the honor to serve you as your governor.  I wish you all the best in life, and on the Rotary highway.  Perhaps our paths will cross again someday.  But whatever happens, I know you and I have had a positive impact on our communities through Rotary. The light of hope and goodwill shines bright today.
 
In Service Above Self,
District Governor Steve Harrington