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Greetings from District Governor Lance Eberle!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I certainly would like to reflect on the many things for which I am thankful. For all the magnificent work that the clubs are doing to benefit their communities, including hosting food drives, donating school supplies, supporting first responders just to name a few. I am also thankful for all the events that our clubs hosted in recognition of World Polio Day and their efforts to create awareness of our pledge to the children of the world for the elimination of this dreadful disease. Regarding World Polio Day, congratulations to all that participated and allowed District 6580 to have the most hosted events for our Zone! Our District will be awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for our efforts!
I am thankful for getting back to a more normal life and the resuming of our Youth Program including the 50+ youths that recently attended our RYLA program. Certainly, watching these young people come together and take part in RYLA reminds me that our future is well cared for. I am also thankful for the Rotarians and their continued support of the Rotary Foundation, which provides the fuel that allows Rotary to continue to do good in our communities. Speaking of the Foundation, I am also grateful to Jessika Hane and her team for all the work that they are putting into the upcoming Friends of the Foundation Event that will be taking place on November 18th in Columbus. I look forward to seeing everyone at this fun and exciting event.
Also, November represents Veteran’s Day. As the grandson of a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, let us not forget the sacrifices that our veterans have made to keep us safe. On November 11th, let us make sure that we thank our Veterans for the sacrifices that they have made to keep us free and safe.
Most of all, I am thankful for all of you and for my District leadership team and all of their hard work to help make our District better. For all the club presidents and club leadership and the work that they do for their communities and the world. This is truly where the magic happens. And for the Rotarians and all the warm welcome I received and the work that they do for their communities.
In Rotary Service,
District 6580 Governor 2022-2023