September 19, 2019 - District Governor for 5495 visited our club to give us his vision for Rotary. Larry would like to see our District increase female participation to 35%. He mentioned the new 7th focus for Rotary - The Environment and was optimistic that we could contribute significantly. He discussed the ongoing problem with the aging of members but believes we can change that.  He told us that the Tucson Verde club has 45 members who are all under 50!  Larry mentioned the importance of eliminating Polio completely - we are almost there. There is District Pints for Polio on October 24 (World Polio Day) to help support this effort.  Check the website.
Larry believes that Retention is the most important membership focus now. We should invite potential members to participate in our service projects (rather than just coming to meetings)
His powerpoints can be seen by clicking HERE. 
The first photo shows Larry giving president Soni a banner that emphasizes Imagine Rotary. The second photo shows President Soni presenting Larry with a "club autographed" Dr Seus book.
There was great dialog and humor throughout the meeting and the Board Meeting which followed.
Thank you for the visit, Larry.