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BE THE INSPIRATION
From our President, Rob L. Roy

               THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR ROTARY WEBPAGE. I AM BOTH HUMBLED AND ANXIOUS TO SERVE AS YOUR 2018-2019 ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT. I HOPE TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION STARTED BY OUR GREAT LEADERS WHO SERVED BEFORE ME. THEY HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS GREAT CLUB AND MADE AN IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WILL LEAVE THE ROTARY FOOTPRINT ON MANY LIVES FOR YEARS TO COME.

               MY GOAL AS PRESIDENT IS TO STRENGTHEN our club AND CONTINUE THE LONG LIST OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS OF OUR CLUB. I ALSO WANT TO ENGAGE ALL OF OUR MEMBERS AND MAKE EACH MEMBER FEEL THAT THER UNIQUE TALENTS ARE RELEVENT TO THE CLUBS SUCCESS. ALL WHILE INCREASING FELLOWSHIP AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

JOHN BUNYAN IS QUOTED AS SAYING: “YOU HAVE NOT LIVED TODAY UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN NEVER REPAY YOU”

              THIS YEAR'S RI THEME IS “BE THE INSPIRATION “. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT ONE SMALL ACT OF SELFLESSSNESS CAN INSPIRE SOMEONE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I BELIEVE THAT EACH ONE OF US HAS THE TALENT TO DO GREAT THINGS.

              OUR ROTARY CLUB PROVIDES SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES for us to give back WITH THE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ABROAD BACK. OUR FUNDRAISERS SUCH AS OUR ST PATS COMEDY FOR A CAUSE AND OUR PO BOY SALE, JUST TO NAME A FEW, HAVE ALLOWED US TO CONTRIBUTE OVER $150,000 OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS TO SEVERAL PROJECTS THAT ARE MAKING A LASTING IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY:

 1.  THE SKATE PARK, A JOINT EFFORT WITH THE CITY OF ABBEVILLE. THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTER REMODEL, WHICH HELPED TO MAKE A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR OVER 100 MEALS A DAY TO BE SERVED TO PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD TO EAT.

2.   THE HEROD PLAYGROUND REMODEL, WHICH MAKES EACH DAY THAT MUCH BRIGHTER FOR AT RISK KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

 3.  THE SOON TO BE OPENED SPLASH PAD/PAVILION REMODEL AT AA COMEAUX PARK. THE LIST IS ENDLESS.

               IF YOU HAVE A SERVENTS HEART, AND WANT TO SEE YOUR COMMUNITY FLOURISH, THEN SAY YES TO ROTARY, EITHER FOR THE FIRST TIME OR AGAIN! ROTARIANS TRULY LIVE THEIR LIVES BY THE ROTARY MOTTO OF “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR INFORMATION, OR STOP BY ONE OF OUR WEEKLY LUNCH MEETINGS OR FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES. THANK YOU AND REMEMBER TO STRIVE TO “BE THE INSPIRATION”

YOURS IN ROTARY

ROB L. ROY
PRESIDENT 2018-2019