Posted by Sharmila Bhatt on Dec 03, 2018

We are ushering in the festive season of Christmas and thank you for sharing the wonderful gifts of your projects that you are doing for your communities as clubs. No wrapping paper was required.

The best gift I believe is “when people come together and make memories” and memories is what I will have in abundance for this year.

The year 2018 is nearly gone, and we have reached the midpoint of this Rotary year. It is time to take stock of the goals we have set for ourselves as clubs, and the progress we have made towards them. Are we on track to achieve what we set out to accomplish? 

I am a great believer in the importance of setting goals that are high but realistic. A worthwhile goal should be within your reach but still requires you to stretch. Opening yourself to a new challenge helps you find what you are really capable of – which may well be more than you think.

As a district we are working on ways to reach out to our youth with new and innovative RYLA’s and boot camps. This is very important in keeping the young people  engaged and excited about Rotary. Young people bring a lot of energy, new ideas and help us to secure our future.

November was a power packed month with Rotary UN day in Nairobi, clubs busily engaged in raising funds for the Rotary foundation, a cultural show with the Uganda Theatre in partnership with RC Kampala Day Break that showcased the 6 areas of focus through dance and drama, hosting the first ever Rotaract Africa Summit in Zanzibar and finally the cricket tournament fundraiser by RC Oysterbay in addition to all my club visits.

The 94th District Conference and Assembly will be between the 24th to 27th April 2019 where we will meet again as one big family to celebrate the year of “Being the Inspiration”. Whether at a breakout session, or exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you'll meet people from every club in our district and other districts around the world. It will be a lot of fun, and it's a big part of what makes Rotary great: that we can be so different and still find ourselves at home together.

So, here’s wishing you and your families “A Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year”.

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