Welcome!  It is my privilege to welcome you to the 40th Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute for future leaders of the 160 Rotary Clubs in Districts 6040, 6060, and 6080 in the state of Missouri. On behalf of the 35-member Show Me Rotary Planning Council, I invite you to attend and participate in one of the nation’s premier educational experiences about Rotary.
Presidents Elect, Presidents Nominee, and Secretaries from across Missouri will find this experience inspirational and informative.  We hope that you begin the Rotary year as inspired and well trained Rotary leaders, which will enable you to carry Rotary to a higher level.  We want your Rotary year to be the very best year possible for you, your club, and your community.  
Your educational track has been specifically designed to meet your future needs.  You will have the opportunity to hear from Rotary International President Elect Barry Rassin, and from national Rotary leaders Jennifer Jones, John Smarge, and Greg Yank regarding your club’s public image and membership issues. Your District’s future District Governors will be on hand to share their vision and to learn about you and your club’s needs and concerns.  Presidents Nominee will spend time with the individuals who will serve as Governor during their 2019-2020 year as President, thus giving them a head start on planning their successful year.
You can especially look forward to the banquet celebrating 40 years of Show Me Rotary’s preparation of Missouri Rotary leaders. The featured speakers at the banquet, RIPE Barry Rassin and Past RIP Ray Klinginsmith, will inform attendees of the future of Rotary worldwide and the contributions of Missouri Rotary Clubs to making Show Me Rotary successful.  The Rotary Clubs of Missouri have many incredible accomplishments to their credit, and have prepared a cadre of leaders who have served at Show Me Rotary, at the zone level, and at the national level of Rotary.
So once again, welcome to the 40th Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute, where you will learn how to make your Club the best that it can be.
PDG Jeff Romine, President, 2018 Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute