My Fellow Rotarians & the Family of Rotary,
Well the second half of the Rotary year has started off in high gear. Let me officially congratulate Rotarian Patrick Adizua, from the Rotary Club of Mandeville, Jamaica who has been duly elected to service our District as Governor in the year 2019-2020. With Governor-Elect Robert, Governor-Nominee Delma, and now Governor-Nominee Designate Patrick, our District leadership is in good hands.
The recently concluded Rotary International Assembly in San Diego saw the new theme for 2017-2018 being announced – Rotary: Making a Difference. President-Elect Ian Riseley’s simple but powerful message. One that reinforces why we love Rotary – to make a difference – by serving humanity!
The International Assembly reinforced our focus on Change and highlighting the Value of this Change. The Change that needs to come from us all. And it also reminded us to continue our focus on the Member’s experience. Rotary is indeed evolving. There’s new upgrades to the Rotary International website. Go to and check it out.
Our December Club of the Month Winners were announced as well – help me to congratulate the Rotary Clubs of Christiana, Abaco, and Grand Cayman Central. Sometimes when you read through the entries it is simply amazing to be enlightened by all the great work our clubs are doing.
February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month. Peace – one of our Six Areas of Focus. One area so many of our Rotarians are so passionate about. Our clubs and our fellow Rotarians have an amazing opportunity to continue on our quest for peace. So – what are you going to do to focus on peace? Let’s share our ideas and inspire others to join us.
I leave you with this thought I recently read: PEACE is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
Continue the great Rotary Work my friends. Peace out.
Haresh L. Ramchandani
District Governor
Rotary District 7020