Fellow Rotarians and the family of Rotary - My AllStars:
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! 
December is upon us – This month is the half way mark for the Rotary year. And it has been quite a year. And as the page turns we start this month with celebration, merry-making, greetings and gift giving. We do decorations and lights. We eat and drink – have lots of laughter, fun, and cheer. We spend quality time with our Family. 
I’m certainly catching up with mine. Over the last few months Vindu and I have the privilege of visiting 69 of the 83 clubs in District 7020. It has been a rewarding experience. Rotary is truly making an impact in our communities. 
The Festive Season is also a great time for Rotarians to reflect on how well off most of us are and what is important to us in life – our family and friends, colleagues, neighbours - our physical, mental and spiritual health. 
But December is not the same for everyone. In many parts of the world people still battle daily with issues of conflict, poor economic circumstances, disease, malnutrition, illiteracy, lack of fresh water and poor sanitation. 
In November our Rotary Foundation was named ‘World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016” by The Association of Fundraising Professionals. This just reinforces the Four Star 100% rating Charity Navigator gave it earlier in the year. Truly – Rotary is doing good in the world. 
In addition to Family Month, Rotary focuses on Disease Prevention and Treatment in December. As we continue our plans to Serve our community let us extend our impact to areas that need organizations like ours, and come together and do larger impact projects. 
I’d like to congratulate the October Club of the Month winners – Montego Bay Sunrise, St Martin Sunrise, and Tortola. Keep up the excellent work. 
Just a Reminder that Dec 31, 2016 is the deadline for the 2017-2018 Club Officer Data to be submitted to Rotary International. Let’s get all our club data updated. 
I wish the entire District 7020 Rotary family all the best and I thank you for your friendship and support throughout the year. 
District 7020 is a wonderful District with many committed and hardworking Rotarians. Much has been achieved in 2016 and we look forward to a fantastic 2017. 
From my family to yours,
Seasons Greetings – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!