Happy New Year!!!!

I hope you all had a great Holiday and Happy New Year.  I also hope you had plenty of time to spend with your family and friends and got plenty to eat.


It is hard to believe that six months is already over in this Rotary year and I can say I have really enjoyed my time and I look forward to the next six months and what we can do to “Make a Difference”.  January may be the time to make a new year resolution, but what about Rotary.  Are you making a resolution of what you want to do for Rotary.


January is Rotary Awareness month, a time we can emphasize the importance of Rotary information to our club members and awareness of Rotary in the community.   Are you getting out of Rotary everything you want to?  Are you tell the Rotary story to others in the community who are not members of Rotary?  When was the last time you invited a prospective member to a meeting?  Now is a great time to do that.  Tell them how Rotary makes a difference in Ames whether it be the help we give to those in need, the Holiday baskets, grants to numerous non-profit organizations each year, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, or the Ames Miracle League Field.  Then share how we make a difference in the world whether it be with bikes to third world countries, water to villages in Tanzania or eradicating Polio. 

We have such a special message to share, let’s be proud and do a little bragging.  Thanks for everything you did to “make a difference” in 2017 and I look forward to some fantastic things to come in 2018!!


Don Borcherding

Club President