Posted on Sep 16, 2019

We are having a great Rotary year as we all make new connections. I am about half way through the club visits and have found every club to be active and ready to serve their community and world. Sandy and I just returned from our Zone Institute in Denver. Our new Zone 26 is paired with the other new Zone 27. We are now part of the Zone structure that include the entire western half of the United States and a little bit of Canada. We also have Hawaii in our Zone.

There is still time to sign up for the Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Go to . I want to see you there! We will have a great time together and meet many new friends! ALOHA!

Bonnie Pendleton and Brenda DeBons participated in their training at the Zone Institute and are even closer to being prepared for their roles as Governors. Kelly Livingston attended to discover Rotary as an Emerging District Leader. Jean Jones attended as our new Membership Chair and Leslie Gattis attended as our new District Trainer. We all had a great time and look for pictures of the “Great Gatsby” themed presentation where Bonnie was presented as the next Governor of our District. They all looked great!

We have several district events happening in the coming weeks. Lubbock Metro will host their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the TTU Frazier Alumni Pavilion, 2680 Drive of Champions, Lubbock, TX. This festive fundraiser benefits Lubbock Meals on Wheels and other nonprofits supported by the club

The Midland Clubs will host our Zone Director, Johrita Solari at a Foundation Dinner on November 8 at the new Center at Midland College. If you have a member that is about to be awarded a Paul Harris or Paul Harris Society or Major Donor, consider bringing this member to the Foundation Dinner and let Johrita make the presentation. She has been in our area enough to even speak our language now.

We even had the opportunity to work with Johrita in Austin at our annual Multi-District Leadership Training seminar. Our district leadership spent time with Johrita to let her get to know some of her Zone Rotarians and find out what we do for the world. We have a great Rotary world to work with.

I have seen and heard of many club service projects as I travel around the district. I have asked every club to post their activities on their Facebook page. When I share a page I have Rotarians around the world make comments. Think about who would see your service activities when you post it to your pages.