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It’s never to early to start planning:

District Governor-Elect Diane Hagemann and Past District Governor Chuck Arnason connected in September at the Rotary Club of Prince George County for a club program.  Afterwards they took the opportunity to find a quiet corner to confer with each other on matters relating to the 2016 -2o17 Rotary year.  What wasn’t known to most Rotarians at the time was that PDG Chuck was the incoming District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair.

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Area 7 Foundation Advocate, Stan Wall (c)

Recently, Foundation Advocate for Area 7, Stan Wall (Colonial Heights Club), after coordinating with Area Governor Sam Parham (Petersburg Breakfast Rotary), connected with his clubs’ Club Foundation Chairs and Presidents-Elect to once again brief them on and answer questions about the Memorandum of Understanding and other topics the PEs would be studying at the Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS).

These two vignettes demonstrate that sometimes face to face meetings with individuals or small groups can help promote the understanding of roles and contribute to the sharing of information as challenges arise.

Presidents-Elect and Club Foundation Chairs, whether they are new to the roles or are repeating those roles (as often happens in smaller clubs), may feel overwhelmed at times by what is expected and when.   Whatever our roles in our clubs or the district, we all want to do a good job and help others shine in their roles.  Yes, this is a bit of a pep ‘talk’, but worthy of doing.  We are Rotarians  who are ‘Gifts To The World’ by ‘Serving Humanity.’


This weekly Foundation Blog will publish on Tuesdays beginning in March 2016.  Watch for other changes as we approach the 2016 -2017 year.