Governor District 7810 2016-2017

 
 Virginia (Ginny) Joles - DG 7810
 
It is truly an honor and privilege to serve Rotary District 7810 as 2016-2017 District Governor!  Jerry and I are blessed to have many wonderful individuals to work together on our District team.  I am so excited about the opportunities that await us as we go into this year!
 
We are fortunate to have had such wonderful leadership in the past. I extend whole-hearted thanks to Wayne and Sylvie Wornes, as well as Mike and Francine Walsh, for their dynamic leadership, guidance, and training during this past year!  Going forward, they have agreed to help strengthen Youth Services, Training, and Membership.
 
I am very excited to be a part of Rotary International President John Germ’s “All Star Team.”  That is what he calls his group of District Governors who will be serving humanity with him.  John and his wife, Judy, are from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has a huge heart and will be an amazing leader for our organization. He chose three simple, no-nonsense words to be the theme for his year:  “Rotary Serving Humanity.”  He is not concerned with how many meetings you attended as a Rotarian, but asks you to make a small difference in your community, one day at a time.
 
I have asked our club presidents to establish some very important goals for their clubs and to pair up with another club, to adopt a twin club, meet new Rotarians, exchange ideas, take action and make a difference.  Our district also has some lofty goals for next year.  I am certain that together, as a team, we can accomplish all of those goals.
 
Some of my personal goals are to grow membership, support our youth, celebrate The Foundation’s 100th Anniversary, and keep our members informed and involved.  And, I encourage you to be passionate, involved, and eager as we begin this year’s Rotary journey.
 
 In closing, thank you for being a Rotarian!  I am thankful for all that you do to give back in your communities. And, I am thankful for your confidence in me and look forward to meeting with you soon.  Please know that I am here for you.  I am only a phone call or an email away.
 
Virginia R. Joles
District Governor 2016-2017
Rotary International District 7810
207-762-8461 or 207-227-5673 (cell)