July 2020 Newsletter
2020-2021 District Governor Diana Nestorova
We start the 2020-2021 Rotary year with a changed world because of the global health pandemic.  What an opportunity to have an even greater impact and engage members in an entirely new way. Let’s not waste a good crisis.
This is the time for change, historic change in Rotary – new meeting schedules, new meeting platforms, new club models, innovative and flexible club formats, elevating the status of Rotaract clubs to be members of RI, dual membership in Rotaract and Rotary, a well-balanced membership that celebrates diversity.  As Paul Harris famously said: “Rotary has to be revolutionary from time to time, and now is the time to be revolutionary."
Our clubs can become more flexible, attractive and effective. All of us have taken on great new responsibilities. We will take this opportunity now to make Rotary ready for the future. This is our opportunity to strengthen our network, not for our personal glory, but for the good of Rotary. We will achieve this by drawing on our 115-year-old history and tradition, uniting and adapting it to the new realities, overcoming the new challenges, and innovating our new ideas into action. 
We, Rotarians, are people of action as the People of Action campaign demonstrates. We share a unique perspective and a passion for taking action to improve our communities and the world. Where others see despair, we see hope.  Where other see problems, we see solutions. Where others see challenges, we see
There is no more appropriate theme for 2020-2021 than “Rotary opens opportunities.”  Rotary opens opportunities for: Service, Leadership, Travel and Friendship. Our acts of service – big or small - create opportunities for people who need us. And every act of service will inspire and change us. So, it works in both ways.

We cannot predict the future, but we can create it. The most certain way is to do it by working with young people and instilling Rotary values, building their leadership skills and developing their motivation and responsibility, helping them learn those skills for life.
In this way, we cultivate and shape the future generation. We will work closely with our Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and exchange students. Young people enjoy service and they are waiting for us to inspire them to action. Young people are bright, energetic, and get things done! They are faster, more effective, and impatient. Their impatience is a virtue. They want to see results now and they will do the necessary work to get it done right away! Let’s take up the challenge and open the doors of Rotary wider for young people.
Growing Rotary and especially growing Rotary with young members is one of my goals. We have to grow Rotary organically and substantially, keep current members and choose new members carefully and ensure that they are the right fit for the right club. 
We need to make sure that the club meets their expectations. We have to engage and take care of our members. It’s not only about membership, it’s about awareness, understanding and all the good that we do through our Foundation. It will come by strengthening existing clubs and by developing new club models.  Each Rotary club should have a strategic meeting at least once a year and ask where it wants to be in five years and know what steps it has to take to achieve that vision.
What value does it bring to its members? What makes Rotary so unique and worth sharing with the world? What unique opportunities do we open for the people we serve and for us?
Upcoming Events
Governor's Visit - Lowell
Jul 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Governor's Visit - Southborough
Jul 15, 2020 7:15 PM
Governor's Visit - Nashoba Valley
Jul 16, 2020 7:15 AM
Governor's Visit - Brookline
Jul 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Governor's Visit - Wachusett Area
Jul 17, 2020 7:30 AM
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