Happy Easter my Family of Rotary!
 
We are in the month of April, so only three months are left to the end of this Rotary Year 2020/21. This time might seem short, but there is so much we can do, and I urge you to keep your foot on the accelerator. As Rotarians, we have two choices to make from this point forward. We can choose to cross to the 30th June finish line; or we can decide not to reach that line. We should turn our sights to finishing the year on a high note. If your club has not yet completed its fundraiser for our Rotary Foundation, or made your contribution to PolioPlus, now is the time to do so. The Foundation is an excellent steward of our money and your generous contributions keep enabling Rotarians worldwide to “Do Good” in the world. It’s also not too late to invite a future Rotarian to one of your club meetings or social events! Remember, your spouse, children or “significant other” may be just the Rotarian that your club is looking for!  Remember our mission of “Service Above Self” and give your time, talents and resources for humanitarian efforts.
This month, we focus on Maternal and Child Health in the Rotary world. Unfortunately, somewhere in Uganda, a child died today only a few days into his/her fragile life. Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable and preventable causes. Children do not ask to be brought into this world; therefore, we must ensure that they are well taken care of. No child should miss their mother’s loving touch, one of the most cherished feelings we experience in life.
 
Rotary International (RI) through its programs continues to emphasize saving mothers and children. I encourage each Rotarian through your Rotary clubs to continue supporting immunisation drives and mobile health clinics; providing birth kits; and teaching women how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, breast-feeding, and protecting themselves and their children from diseases. Let’s build on this and create more access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future.
 
Rosetti Nayenga
District Governor 2020 - 21
Rotary International District 9211
 
Our clubs have accomplished a lot this year, and they continue actively working towards achieving their set goals. You should check the District calendar in the remaining months to identify activities of your interest and participate actively. It’s always refreshing to support some activities implemented by the different clubs.  
 
Periodically, as part of my duties, I spend some time on Rotary Club Central. Yes, even the Governor uses that tool. I recently noticed in the District Reports section that we are not performing well in all the metrics that Rotary International measures. A lot has been accomplished this year but we are not letting this be known. I encourage club leaders to record all your activities in Rotary Club Central because it is the primary tool for RI to measure a district’s health and performance. During these remaining three months, update your club information. There is nothing wrong in sharing your accomplishments.
 
I also reviewed our giving to the Rotary Foundation. We are making progress, but there is still room for improvement. Through our Foundation, Rotarians have supported thousands of projects to fight diseases, promote peace, provide clean water and basic education, and grow local economies. We have also been a leader in the worldwide polio eradication campaign, so let us continue giving to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Our minds are now tuned to the 96th District Conference and Assembly taking place at Speke Resort Munyonyo from April 21st – 24th, 2021. I look forward to enjoying this celebration with you all. The organising committee has prepared an excellent line up of activities and speakers, so expect lots of learning and fun. See you there!!
 
Rosetti Nayenga
District Governor 2020 - 21
Rotary International District 9211