Club President-Elects:
 
I just got back from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto and boy am I excited.  Over 25,000 Rotary and Rotarian club members from all over the world gathered together to plan and celebrate good works.  Please take a minute to go to www.Rotary.org and hear some of the speeches that were given and see some of the fabulous entertainment.  Watching the flag ceremony of over 200 countries flags always gets to me.
 
I want to make sure that you mark your calendars with the most important dates for the upcoming Rotary year to make sure you can attend and have your members attend some outstanding events that are planned for this year.  District Governor Julie McCoy has some outstanding events in store for you. I just saw the agenda for the REAL training in August and believe me when I say that there will be something for all Rotarians in Chillicothe on August 18th. More information on all of the events is available at the District website www.rotary6040.org .
 
July 8, 2018
District Officer Installation; Chillicothe
August 18, 2018
REAL; Rotary Education and Action for Leadership; Chillicothe
September 15, 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1; Lawson and Milan
September 29, 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute Parts 2 and 3; Chillicothe
October 26, 2018
District Conference; North Kansas City
October 26, 2018
Foundation Dinner; North Kansas City
March 29-30, 2019
Required President-Elect Training; Jefferson City
April 27, 2019
District Assembly
 
I will be adding a couple more dates early in 2019 for Pre-PETs and Secretary training. I promise to get those dates to you soon.  Please try and attend as many of these events as possible to get to know your fellow club President-Elects and to learn about the excitement that is Rotary.  Be people of action; get started now on planning your year. It is only 364 days away!
 
Yours's in Rotary Service,
 
Marc Horner
District 6040 District Governor-Elect
DG 2019-2020
Past President; Rotary Club of Kansas City 2011-2012
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