Be a gift to the world!

It's the start of a new Rotary year, with a new theme to energize our efforts, new officers and committee chairs to continue the work of last year and take on new tasks for this one.


When Giving Is All We Have
One river gives
Its journey to the next.
We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.
We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it—
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again:
Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.
You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me
What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give—together, we made
Something greater from the difference.
            — Alberto Ríos


Rotary Foundation Chair Roberto León and President Elect Michael Henstra  


Roberto and Michael got together recently in Cabo San Lucas and recorded their messages together!








   Secretary Nancy Falconer

 "Hi, I'm Nancy Falconer and will be the Club Secretary for the E-Club of One World for District 5240 for the Rotary Year of 2015-16,


I have been an Administrative Aide for 20 District Governors, previously a Banker for 28 years, and a Rotarian for less than two years.

I am looking forward to learning and growing with all of you."

Be sure to send Nancy an email when you have make ups to report.





Treasurer Lou Melendez

Lou lives in Washington State, when he and his wife Kathi, our newsletter editor, are not traveling in their camper.







Club Service Director Juan Bujosa

Juan lives in Madrid, Spain, and in addition to being an active member or our club is quite involved with his buddy club, RC Tres Cantos.  Together with them, he submitted this greeting video.






International Service Director Sheunesu Hove

Sheunesu lives in Queensland, Australia, and is a former Rotary Peace Fellow. 

He is currently in the process of submitting his doctoral thesis and says he is

experiencing "the busiest my life." 
















Vocational Service Director Ken Meyer

Ken resides in South Dakota, but travels quite a bit with his beekeeping business.




Membership Chair Özlem Kocanaogullari


Özlem resides in Izmir, Turkey.  She and her committee will be working

closely with Secretary Nancy Falconer to process new member applications and

to keep our rolls current.  She and Club Service Director Juan Bujosa

will be collaborating to increase member connections.



Webmaster Nabil Bedewi

Nabil lives in Maryland and will work closely with Michael Henstra keeping our website engaging and current.






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