District 6630 Rotarians, 
The Rotary theme for March, Water and Sanitation, asks us to focus on the life changing improvements that we can make through projects to provide a more readily available and healthy supply of water to all people. Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, driving our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits. These are just a few of the ways Rotarians around the world serve this area of focus. 
A thank you - to the clubs that have invited me out for events and meetings. What fun! There are even more on the calendar and I can't wait! If you have a date to share please send it my way to my email address below. 
A reminder - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE mark your calendars for the District Conference April 26 and 27th in Cuyahoga Falls at the Sheraton Suites. We have some fun plans underway as well as some traditions we know are meaningful for all. Come for a meal, a breakout, a day, or the entire conference! Watch for registration to go live within the week. Let's connect! 
And...finally thank you for your Service Above Self!
In Rotary Service,
Julie Brandle, District Governor 6630