“Rotary Connects the World.” That’s the theme chosen for the 2019 – 2020 Rotary year by Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney, who challenges all Rotarians to strengthen the ways that Rotary connects the world, by building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
I’m so proud that Niles Rotary provides many opportunities for its members to meet Mr. Maloney’s challenge – from international service (think of the projects we’ve done over the years in Guatemala, Chile, Lebanon, Serbia, Mexico, and Africa, to name a few), to youth exchange, to our strong showings at international conventions, to this year’s involvement with other Area 3 clubs at Lake Elizabeth Park on International Peace Day, to the warm welcomes we extend to visiting Rotarians from around the state, country and world at our meetings, to the Hot!Hot!Hot! Chili Pepper Challenge, which this year raised over $90,000.00 for distribution to organizations who serve and help connect people in our local communities, to bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Feed the Hungry, Pizza With Santa, and all the other community service projects we do that improve the lives of those around us who can benefit from a helping hand.
Be proud Niles Rotarians. You are helping to connect the world.