A message from the president
Rotary year 18-19 – I first must start by thanking all of the prior presidents that took that leap of faith and stepped out of your comfort zone to lead the Rotary Club of Cambridge as their President. This is the Rotary year that will lead up to our 100th year celebration and what an accomplishment that is for our club. I am sure that much has changed, but the strings that hold constant is our motto of “Service Above Self”. If you are a member of our club you know what this means. If you are a prospective member and are wondering how you can be a part of something bigger than oneself, one’s community, one’s country, or even one’s continent then Rotary might be for you. Rotary is on a course to finally eradicate polio. When I graduated high school in 1986 there was 28,951 cases of poliomyelitis in 175 countries and last year there were 18 new cases in 4 countries. We will work tirelessly until it is eradicated. Additionally, Rotary is emphasizing projects to promote peace in our communities and around the world. We want our youth to inherit a world of understanding and peace.
Locally, Cambridge Rotary has service projects to provide school supplies and dictionaries to our local schools, roadside clean-up on state route 209, provide trees to youth for arbor day, clean-up of our club sponsored playground, volunteer at the Salt Fork Festival, just to name a few. A couple years ago, we surveyed our club and found that the members wanted more social events, so we have regular noon meetings except the first Wednesday of the month when we have a social at 5:00 pm where we can network and get to know each other better.
I am honored to be selected as President of this club. The theme this year is “Be the Inspiration”. This theme is perfect because my fellow Rotarians inspire me everyday and we challenge each other to Be the Inspiration toward a better club, family member, community, citizen, and humanitarian. Rotary becomes a way of life. Join us at one of our events or visit us at our club.
Sincerely, Kellie Brown
President, Rotary Club of Cambridge