Imagine This!  Newsletter

February, 2023

A Note from Your District Governor

Dear Rotarians,
RI President Jennifer Jones continues to remind us how important it is to take care of each other.  She calls it the “care and comfort” of our current members—those who we spend time with at each of our club meetings.  That was the core message of my visit to your clubs.  We need to be intentional about helping every member feel like they belong to our clubs.  That’s how we retain our members.  We’ve given your club Presidents and your boards several resources to help retain members and recruit members.  While each of them are valuable, there is still one strategy that works best for recruiting—getting out there and asking folks to join Rotary. 
This came to light once again for me as PDG Dick Moeller and I walked the streets of Waverly rounding up sponsors for our upcoming District Conference.  We’ve had good success with that, but in the process, we discovered three of those prospects are interested in learning more about Rotary.  They want to visit one of our meetings and check out what it means to be a Rotarian.  There it is!  Nothing works better than getting out there in your community and share your excitement for Rotary!  
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Imagine This!  What if every Rotary Club used the same brand of logo for their club?  How would Rotary’s image be strengthened throughout the world?   President Jennifer Jones is asking us to do just that.  Here are three resources to help you bring your club’s public image up to date:
As always please contact our District Public Image Team led by David Drewelow at  
Imagine This!  A worldwide virtual golf tournament with fellow Rotarians to End Polio Now!  For you avid golfers who can’t get enough, here is an opportunity like no other: 
Click here to know more about the event:
Click here to register for the event:
Imagine This!  The flight around the world to eradicate polio is about to take off!
Peter Teahen (D5970) and John Ockenfels (D6000) are ready to go after five years of planning. They will take off for their flight around the world on May 5 and hope to complete their journey in three months’ time.  Peter and John are personally covering all of the costs associated with the flight, so 100% of all donations will go to our End Polio Now campaign.  You can find more information and ways to donate at
Imagine This!  The District Conference will soon be here on April 21-22!  Thanks to all who have registered to date.  If you haven’t yet registered, pleased do so by April 1 to be eligible for a reimbursement of your registration fee.  Excitement is building, sponsors are supporting, and Rotarians are registering!  I, along with Co-Chairs Kris Meyer and PDG Dick Moeller and our entire Conference Planning Committee, can’t wait to host you at Wartburg College in Waverly! 
Great things are happening all across our District and the conference will be a celebration of that.  Come and learn.  Come and be inspired.  Come and celebrate Rotary!  YOU make it happen! 
Please register at today! 
Yours in Rotary,
Don Meyer
District Governor 2022-23