President Brenda Winter 2017-2018
It's my great privilege to be taking the helm of the Port Arthur Rotary Club. In my 5years as a member I have seen how the helping hands and caring hearts of Rotarians are Making a Difference in our community and in the world.
How can you not support an organization that is dedicated to promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.
As we celebrate 150 years as a country, we are mindful that as great as Canada is, we must still acknowledge that challenges exist in our own backyard. We don't have to look too far afield to see the need for clean drinking water or resolution of conflict.
With this new Rotary year, let's rededicate ourselves to our motto of Service Above Self. Let's also have fun and fellowship while we do it. Let's work together to raise funds that will do good in our community and in our world. Let's find ways to give of our time and energy to do acts of kindness.
And while we will enjoy the time we share at our regular meetings, keep in mind the words of our new Rotary International President, Ian Riseley, "It's what we do when we leave here that matters."