Today, we were honored to have our Rotary District Governor Christina Dougherty, as our guest speaker, making her official visit to the Fowler Rotary Club. This was her 45th club visit so far this Rotary year, out of 55 clubs in the district. DG Christina was welcomed with a standing ovation, then she had some exciting and challenging things to share with our members about where we are in Rotary today, and about our future tomorrow.

Growing membership in our organization, especially across North America is a priority. Therefore, we need to get out the good word, about the great work that Rotary does, not only in our local communities, but around the world. The opportunity of networking with local business and professional leaders in our communities is important for any member of Rotary. However, the opportunity for members to provide "hands on" service to others, along with building continued friendships here at home and around the world, is the key component to any successful membership in any organization, especially Rotary.

Thank you DG Christina for the fine work that you are doing while serving all of us in Rotary District 6540. By the way, she also complemented us on the great meal that was prepared today, including the traditional Governor's cake that we served for our dessert.

It was also great to have our Assistant Governor Missy Houghtaling from Boswell, join us at our lunch meeting, as well as our visiting Rotarian Scott Daily, from Jackson Hole, WY. We hope that all of you will visit us again in the future.