Happy March, everyone:

Spring is almost here and we’re starting to see signs of it. Consider this: Just as blooming flowers capture our attention and signal the arrival of a new season, a positive Rotary Club public image can serve as a beacon, drawing the community’s gaze toward the impactful work Rotary club members undertake. Active participation in public image efforts is crucial for Rotary Clubs as it enhances the credibility and visibility of clubs, influences membership attraction and retention efforts, and can help garner support for The Rotary Foundation.
Just as the blooming flora attracts pollinators, effectively communicating Rotary’s values, projects, and community contributions can attract potential members who share Rotary's commitment to service and are passionate about making a difference. Simply put, prospective members tend to join Rotary clubs with a strong and impactful presence.
Consider talking with your fellow club members and outlining some public image strategies you can employ this Spring to bolster your club’s success.
This month’s video shares some ideas…
In Rotary, the month of March is designated as Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Month to raise awareness about the global water crisis and the importance of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene practices in improving public health. This initiative aligns with Rotary's commitment to sustainable development and its goal of providing access to clean water and sanitation for communities worldwide. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families. Looking for a new service project idea? Consider a WASH Program.
Finally, I want to congratulate all the Presidents-Elect that completed the Far West Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) this past weekend.  PETS serves as a comprehensive training program designed to prepare incoming Rotary Club Presidents for their roles by equipping them with the essential knowledge, skills, and resources needed to effectively lead their respective Rotary clubs. Our incoming class of presidents are bright, enthusiastic, and engaged! The future of our clubs is in good hands.  And you can meet these rising stars at our District Assembly and Project Fair on March 23.
Yours in Rotary,


Laine Hendricks
Rotary International District 5150 Governor 2023-2024
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