On October 31st our District Governor, Erna Morian and her husband, Steve Morain, joined up for our weekly club meeting. Erna gave us a nice presentation on Rotary’s 2019-2020 theme of “Rotary Connects the World”.
This was an appropriate theme for Erna’s year as district governor as Erna has a great world perspective and was able to share some of her story with us. Erna is originally from Amsterdam but moved to Iowa (Des Moines) in 1983. She moved to Waukee in 2004 and is a true Iowan as she has participated in Ragbrai for 15 years.
She also shared the 2020 vision for Rotary with a few goals.
1. To continue to grow Rotary
2. To see a bigger digital presence for Rotary
3. Address food insecurity in Iowa
Lastly, she extended the invitation to attend the RD6000 Festival at Prairie Meadows (June 25-27, 2020). This will be a memorable event as there will be an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for having the most Rotary presidents had over the gavel to the Presidents Elect this year. Other activities include:
- The finals of the yearlong Rotary Game
- Conclusion of the Fighting the Hunger Feed More project
- Many other great speakers and events all weekend long
Thank you to Erna for taking time to meet with our group!