President’s Message

Rotary Club #459 of Rio Vista
“Serving the Community”

 

The President’s Message

Thank You for visiting the Rotary Club of Rio Vista’s website. Please explore our site and see all of the great services that we provide.

As a member for going on five years of service, I realize that our club does a great deal of service within the community. As the incoming President for the year 2017/2018, I will continue the club’s service to support our community, especially the kids of the community! As someone who ran a community swim team for many years, I was impressed that Rio Vista Rotary has supported our local organization for 31 years and provided Trophies and Ribbons for the kids. At that point, I decided to join Rotary and be a part of this organization.

As a Rotarian, I realized that we are all neighbors, community leaders, business owners, friends and global citizens all with a common goal.  To provide support and leadership in our community through hands-on service projects, scholarships, donations to help youth groups and mentoring our youth to become future leaders.

The Rio Vista Rotary Club works with the Rio Vista High School and gets students involved in the Interact group. As a person who enjoys working with students, being on the scholarship committee means something special to me. Through the year, you see so much growth for these students. The ones who choose to go to the Annual Camp Royal come back saying that their experience there has made big, positive changes in their lives.

This year, Rotary’s goal is to track service from our membership and that is a goal of mine also. Our members do so much community service and I feel that they need to be recognized. With the many hours of work that they put in on our golf tournament, our Linguica and Beer Booth at the Bass Festival and all the other functions that our club is involved with, all should be noticed.

Our Club extends beyond the boundaries of Rio Vista, stretching globally in our support of Rotary International projects, such as the eradication of polio and the “Magic Bus,” a mobile eye clinic serving Thailand on behalf of the Rotary Club of Rio Vista! We will also continue the sponsorship of our international student programs in Mexico.

As President, I would like to invite your participation at our weekly meetings – please feel welcome to join us for breakfast, fellowship, fun and the fantastic opportunity to learn about Rotary and then consider becoming a member of this great organization!

Dan Schindler
President Rio Vista Rotary
2017-2018

 

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