Rotary District Governor Speaks at Swainsboro Rotary
by Halei Lamb | August 27, 2018 3:19 pm
The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 27, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked for a Moment of Silence in memory of the tragic loss of lives that transpired over the weekend. Steven Rigdon provided the invocation and Athen Walden led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded everyone about the Wounded Warrior Banquet on September 27. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Banquet, contact Terry Reynolds. Sergeant At Arms, Richard McNeely, announced the passing and gave remembrance of long time Rotarian, Binion Turner.
Rotary Assistant Governor, Greg Hudgins, introduced Margaret Jacobs, the District Governor of Rotary District 6920, as the Honored Special Guest. Governor Jacobs noted the new vision of Rotary, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. District Governor Margaret Jacobs epitomizes what Rotary is all about. She has attended 11 international conventions. She travels the world taking action on the most persistent issues facing the world today. Governor Jacobs works diligently on Rotary projects that promote peace; fight disease; provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education; and grow local economies. She is dedicated and passionate about taking actions to change the world. Governor Jacobs has worked on countless projects that have real, lasting impact on people’s lives. From dispensing polio vaccine drops in remote countries to researching and writing grants for areas of tragic devastation, Governor Jacobs is hands on and actively involved.
Rotary has played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Rotary efforts have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling myriad other health priorities, such as Ebola. There has been a 99.9% reduction in polio cases since the Rotary program started in 1985.
Governor Jacobs acknowledged and thanked the Rotary Club of Swainsboro for its continuous flow of contributions over the years that help make this global impact a reality. In addition, she recognized the phenomenal work of the Rotary Club of Swainsboro to support needs of the local community.
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community and around the world? The Rotary Club of Swainsboro is a unit of Rotary International and a member of District #6920. Find out more about Rotary International at www.rotary.org. Also, like Swainsboro Rotary at https://www.facebook.com/SwainsboroRotary.
Article by Gail Ware, Swainsboro Rotary Club Chair of Public Relations
Picture: 1. Rotary District Governor, Margaret Jacobs
Picture: 2 Hudgins, Bailey, Hall, McNeely, Governor Jacobs, Ware, Lawson, and DeVane