Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I would like to extend a “Thank You” to Ken Haber for taking the lead a year ago to assume the Presidency of our Club. It was a critical time and his service has helped us stay united and steady as a Club.  I’m appreciative of the opportunity to serve as your Club President again  and look forward to a fun year with your help. 
I know that we have a very strong group of members and we can grow and serve our communities and fulfill the 2017/2018 Rotary Theme of “Making A Difference”.  Our Rotary International President, Ian Riseley, talks about “doing work that we know will change people’s lives - in ways large and small - for the better”. 
“Making A Difference” is what all of us have been doing and we will continue to do so.  My goals for the year are centered around member engagement and providing a fulfilling experience for everyone while growing membership.  Rotary membership is a bit of a journey.  You may have joined after being encouraged by a friend or your life may have been touched by Rotary at sometime.  Whatever the reason, our personal Rotary experience evolves and matures as each of us finds pathways and activities we enjoy.  Find your path and help Rotary in the task of “Making A Difference”.
This Wednesday’s meeting, our exchange student, Monica, will present her year in Lakewood.  I’m sure it will be a heartfelt and entertaining presentation.
I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July weekend celebration.
All the best.