What a day of celebration it has been! Our district governor John Weiss and his wife Christine visited our club today dedicating time with the board members before joining everyone for our regular Tuesday lunch. Celebration is the word of the day! Mr Weiss, an owner of three electronic stores, joined Morro Bay Rotary in 2001 and developed a passion for recruiting new members, boasting 50+ additions to Rotary Clubs around his area.
John Weiss dedicated his allocated 20 minutes exhorting Rotarians to celebrate the friendship, the community services, and all the accomplishments our clubs have achieved thank to the desire of all its members. To celebrate the club, Mr Weiss invited several of us to highlight the endeavors of North Rotary, emphasizing our ethos: Serving above self. Many of us spoke: Jacob touched on Oildale Lift; Greg and LJ on Dinner at the Derby; Zane spoke about the Wine Mafia Dinner; Ira, Nick, and Paul shared about the participation of our Interact-clubs in the community of Bakersfield; Paul presented the Thanksgiving Basket event; Cathy shared about the club involvement with Global Family. “And these are reasons to celebrate!” said John Weiss. Our District Governor also awarded two members with Paul Harris Awards for their outstanding dedication to the club: Patty (see picture) and Patrick were the chosen recipients. Congratulations!
During his presentation, John Weiss reiterated the four objectives of Rotary and concluded his presentation with the fourth one: “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.” “Let’s celebrate!” he suggested again. “Let’s celebrate our service above self.” Thank you John and Christine for your visit and your dedication to our district.