District Governor’s Visit Energizes

It was great having the new District Governor, Valentine (Val) Callahan, visit our Club meeting on Monday night.  It was DG Val’s fourth visit to the Club but the first as DG.  DG Val is no stranger to Rotary having joined in 1992 and two years later becoming president of the Worcester Club.  She has participated in many Rotary projects such as hosting a student from France in the exchange program, hosting GSE teams, hosting a recipient family of the Gift of Life Program, as well as working on many committees.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow recipient multiple times and is passionate about the Rotary Foundation and its global outreach and generosity.  Rotary’s Polio Plus Program continues the fight to eradicate polio with the hope to reach that goal in 2018.  Three countries where polio is spreading are currently at war making Rotary’s efforts to get into these countries extremely difficult.  After answering many questions, the members felt renewed enthusiasm for the great work that Rotary does, not only in our local communities but in all corners of the world.  The Club presented her with an ‘appropriate’ gift to help her get through any challenging issues during her year as District Governor.  Shown presenting the gift is President Larry and Past District Governor Klaus Hachfeld.

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