Greetings from President Kathy
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
I am deeply humbled and honored to serve as your Rotary Club president, this 2018/2019 year.
The theme for this Rotary year is “Be the Inspiration.” My focus and highlight this year will be “Health, Literacy, and You.” Over the next twelve months, I hope to inspire a deeper appreciation, connection and understanding of all three topics. Health is more than a physical appearance; it is a combination of your past experiences, your resiliency, your environment, and more. Literacy is more than reading words; it is understanding those words and knowing how to apply the meanings and respond appropriately. And then there’s you… my fellow Rotarians and friends.
The heart of Rotary is “you” … our members. You are a distinguished group of dedicated, like-minded people who share a passion for community service and friendship. I know that you have other
KATHY AND MARVIN AT PAST PARK PARTY
options… there are so many other clubs and/or causes. Yet you are here! Thank you so much for choosing Rotary. Thank you so much for donating your time, talents and treasures towards the Objects of Rotary. Together, we are making a positive difference in this Club, this community and the lives of many people around the world.
Keep in mind that these meetings do not define this Club.
These are really good, amazing meetings… but we are so much more! Most of what we do happens outside of these walls! Our weekly programs create the space to share ideas, to make plans, to hear updates and information about the community, and to catch up with friends. These meetings are intended to fuel the inspiration. But you, my fellow Rotarians, are the inspiration. Your I am inspired by those of you who have held membership in the Club for more than 10, 20, 30, 40 and/or 50 years. I am inspired by our past leadership and all of you who helped to make Muskegon Rotary Club what it is today.
I look forward to working with our Board members as a team. And I encourage you to be inspired by…
… the benevolence of our President-Elect, Linda Juarez;
… the veracity of our President-Nominee, Mark Meyers;
… the efficacy of our Secretary, Jackie Fisher;
… the precision of our Treasurer, Tim Arter;
… the diligence of our Immediate Past-President, Cathy Brubaker-Clarke;
… the wisdom and wittiness of Board member, Jane Clingman-Scott;
… the ingenuity of Board member and District Membership Chair, Orville Crain;
… the gentle tenacity of Board member, Ginny Sprague; and
… the professionalism of Board member, J.D. Wallace, Sr.
This year, I ask each of you to Be the Inspiration for others. In the twelve months ahead, I will work as hard as I can to maintain tradition, support innovation, and put “service above self.” I know that you will do the same. We are all in this together – and together, we will “Be the Inspiration!”
Thank you for your service!