WINSLOW, Ariz. - Rotary International District Governor Glenn Smith made his official club assembly visit to the Rotary Club of Winslow last Wednesday. Smith is the District Governor (DG) of Arizona's Tri-District 5510 and had previously served as Assistant DG before accepting this position. Accompanying him was his wife Sherry, who assists him in his duties while traveling through the northeastern portion of the state.
Smith spoke of Rotary International President Ray Klingensmith, whose theme for the entire Rotary world this year is "Building Communities-Bridging Continents." He expressed that this will give clubs all over the world the opportunity to explain what Rotary is today, what they do as clubs and individuals, and how it relates locally and internationally.
The DG then turned his attention to individual clubs, asking them to become "Bigger-Better and Bolder" and stated that it was his job to help the clubs do these things. To accomplish this goal, he emphasized the importance of club membership and growth through diversity,
He further expressed that clubs will become better "Servers above Selves" by knowing who might make a good member.
Smith gave suggestions on how to be bolder by: being flexible, innovative and action oriented, promoting networking opportunities, and having significant sustainable projects.
He complimented the Winslow club on their past accomplishments including scholarships, food drives, community events, and international support.
In closing he expressed how excited he was for the clubs goals for the coming year. Under the Winslow's club presidency of Paul Ferris, this year's challenges include co-sponsoring of a memorial park, increasing Rotary Foundation contributions, and increasing membership. Everyone is looking forward to a very successful Rotary.