Governor’s Column (March 2019)
They say March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb?  As I write this on March 31, it feels more like the lion with snow and temperatures below freezing!  As we embark on April, we begin our last quarter of the Rotary year together and finalize the many ways we can "Be the Inspiration" to our clubs, our communities and our world.  April is Maternal & Child Health and Welfare Month, and I know that across the district Rotarians are working in many ways to embrace this month's theme in so many on-going projects.
The most important event coming up is in less than two weeks......the District Conference!  Better Together 2019 will be our joint district conference with District 6690 on April 12-13 and the Hilton Columbus Polaris.  If you have not registered, you will surely miss a great celebration of Rotary and Rotary fellowship.  The conference committee has been working diligently to produce a conference that is different than what you have experienced with a new format, special programs and speakers, and two hands-on service projects.  I truly hope that all of you will join me in Columbus for our conference this year!
As we approach year-end, information will be forthcoming about this year's District Awards to be held at a special dinner on July 11. Additionally, I will be sending reminders for all clubs to submit their completed goals to receive a Rotary International Presidential Citation.  And finally, I hope that many of you will consider attending the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg in June.