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Governor’s Message

Duane Tappe District Governor 2013-2014

Duane Tappe
District Governor 2013-2014

Hello District 5630 Rotarians,

I agree with RI President Ron Burton that reading the award-winning (see page 28) Rotarian magazine is an essential component of being an informed and inspired Rotarian. 

The stories remind us of how much we can achieve through Rotary. Ron says that “through these stories, we can see what our Foundation dollars do, we see what our fellow Rotarians are doing, and we are inspired to Engage Rotary, Change Lives even more”

I hope that all of you are spending some time reading the Rotarian. In our new April magazine, there is a very interesting story about Howard Buffet. It is about how this billionaire’s son ended up on the front lines in the effort to end world hunger. It was very interesting to me because I recently read his book entitled Forty Chances.  There are forty short stories about his travels around the world providing philanthropy and advice.

This book was a gift from Howard mailed to my home. He also mailed a copy to over 500 other Rotary District Governors. I have decided to donate my copy to the McCook Rotary Club as a door prize at our upcoming District Conference. This is my Segway to talk about the conference coming up in McCook May 2-4.

It is customary for each club in attendance to bring a door prize to be given out during conference. This basically is an incentive for attendees to go to sessions and stay until the end. It is also customary for each club to bring along an item for silent auction to be held during conference. We plan to donate a Shelterbox from District 5630 with the proceeds.

We will also have tables set up if any club wishes to display items related to a club project. You can make your reservation any time now online or with paper copies mailed to club presidents. Motel rooms are being held until April 15. They are at a premium due to several weddings that weekend and a lot of economic activity related to oil strikes west of McCook.

I also want to congratulate the Rotary Club of Chadron. I just found out that they have chartered a new Rotaract Club. I understand that Karen Pope, Brenda Morford and other good Chadron Rotarians worked hard to make this happen. Way to go!

In Service of Rotary.
Duane Tappe
Governor 2013-2014