As the 2015-2016 Rotary year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection.  I am so humbled to have served as your District Governor this year.  It seems like yesterday when I was writing my first Governor’s article and now it is my last. 
 
It has been a sincere pleasure getting to rekindle old friendships and make so many new ones.  I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to work with so many amazing individuals throughout this District. I heard incredible and inspiring stories of service projects, attended numerous fundraisers and have seen the impact that our clubs are making to improve the quality of life for someone else. 
 
Our Members.  Our Strength.
Volunteers truly change the world – you don’t wait around for someone else to make the difference – you are the someone else!  There is a passion among our members ― an enthusiasm, drive and commitment that brings positive change to our local and international communities. It takes special unselfishness to get your hands dirty, go where no one else wants to, and give of your time, talents and treasures.   All of our 52 clubs are accomplishing our mission of Service Above Self and have indeed been A Gift to the World during the 2015-2016 Rotary Year and will continue this spirit.  Thank you for your dedication and the pride you all exhibit in who we are as Rotarians. 
 
A Team Effort.
Transition from year to year only works when you have a team.  This District has worked diligently to build consistency from year to year. To do this, we work as a team with our past, current and future governors, assistant governors and committee leaders.   We are blessed to have a great and dedicated team in District 6630 and because of this, our future is in good hands moving forward.  We might not make sweeping and sudden changes, but we make lasting changes bit by bit, one step at a time. It’s the little changes added up together that influence generations upon generations and help us keep this District strong.  
 
Champions of Change:  District 6630
This was a year of change and our District ‘Rocked the Change’ including at our District Conference!!   Change comes in many forms – from the flexibility for our clubs (approved by the recent Council On Legislation) to all of the new technology being implemented.  We have diligently worked with Rotary International and our District leaders to strengthen communications to help clubs understand the changes, any impact on members and the purpose for the change.  Embrace the changes and the new opportunities that your clubs face as the new Rotary Serving Humanity continues to define our efforts as the best service organization in the world!
 
Your indelible marks of love and compassion are a Gift to the World.  Thank you for your friendship and the honor of working with you during the 2015-2016 Rotary year. 
 
Your Partner in Rotary Service –
 
Cheryl Warren
Rotary International District Governor 2015-2016 | Home Club:  Akron, Ohio
Tel  330.495.9814  |  cawarren@neo.rr.com | www.RotaryDistrict6630.org
 
 
 
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