Donna and DG Jim Squire with RI President Mark and Gay Maloney
DG Jim at Lake Spivey Clayton County year-end celebration and installation
Connects the World is the theme selected by Rotary International President Mark
Maloney for the new Rotary year we have just entered. To me, that is a
theme that should resonate personally with all Rotarians. In fact, I view
this as a very personal year, not just because I am so honored to be your District
Governor and am excited about the prospects of what we can do as we Connect
With Rotary in District 6900, but also because the theme emphasizes what
Rotarians do best; reaching out and touching and Connecting the members in our
clubs in fellowship, the citizens in our community in service, the clubs in our
District in collaboration, and the world in compassion.
Connects with people throughout the world with every one of our Six Areas of
Focus. Out of those six I have chosen Basic Education and Literacy as the
focus I am asking you to join me in supporting in the coming year. Life
Long Learning is critical from the cradle to the grave, whether beginning your
education journey, setting out on your first job, starting a family, making
mid-career corrections, or sharpening your mind in later years, being able to
Connect with learning opportunities is critical. I have asked Sandy Springs Rotarian
Julia Bernath, Fulton County Board of Education Vice President, to led the
effort of gathering best practices from around the District forLife Long
Learning projects - including projects where help has been given to community
members to go to school, go back to school, or be tutored or mentored by club
members. I look forward to 71+ great stories of learning Connections as I
visit your clubs this year.
addition to Connecting this year we will be Celebrating! Celebrating the
Rotary Club of Marietta and Rotary Club of West Point Centennials!
Celebrating the 2010-2020 Decade and each club’s signature projects and events
over the last 10 years which will be showcased at the District Conference on
Jekyll Island April 30 – May 3.
Donna and I are honored and humbled to be your First Lady and District
Governor, and look forward to honoring you when we visit your club this year.