Roxboro Rotarians recently hosted a pair of Rotary VIPs
District Governor-elect David Hayden and District Gov. Marie Howard were on hand to address members of the club during its weekly meeting.
Howard began her term July 1 and is in the process of visiting all 47 clubs in the district, which encompasses a 10-county area in north-central North Carolina.
Howard, from Clayton, urged club members to consider new ways to grow membership in Rotary, including the creation of so-called satellite clubs, which are outgrowths of existing clubs, but which might meet at different times than their sponsoring club.
Howard also addressed the importance of supporting the Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International. The money Rotarians give to the Foundation comes back to their home district in the form of grants which can be used to support local, national or international projects. In Roxboro, the Rotary Club uses these grant funds to support the school store project which provides teachers at several area schools with school supplies.
The visit of the district governor is an annual event within Rotary. It gives the organization’s leader the chance to see Rotarians in action and explain their goals and plans for their year in office.