Rotary Club #459 of Rio Vista “Serving the Community”
The President’s Message
Thank You for visiting the Rotary Club of Rio Vista’s website. Please explore our site and learn about the great services that we provide within our community.
As the incoming President for the year 2019/2020, I will inspire our members with a common goal – To provide support and leadership in our community through hands-on service projects, scholarships, donations to help youth groups and mentoring our youth to become future leaders. I will also expand our International projects.
The Rio Vista Rotary Club works with the Rio Vista High School and gets students involved in the Interact Club. They organize their own events and fundraisers besides helping at Rotary Club fundraisers. Their President and small groups of their members attend our weekly meetings. Through the year, we see real growth in these students’ attitudes and aspirations.
The ones who choose to attend the Annual Camp Royal inspirational and leadership event come back saying that the experience made significant, positive changes in their lives. We all see that effect, especially increases in their self-confidence levels, and are heartened when they select and are then accepted by a college. Many of them return when they are on breaks to tell us about their trials and tribulations.
Our Club extends beyond the boundaries of Rio Vista, stretching globally in our support of Rotary International projects, such as the eradication of polio and the “Magic Bus,” a mobile eye clinic serving Thailand on behalf of the Rotary Club of Rio Vista! We will also continue the sponsorship of our international student programs in Mexico.
This year, Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019 – 2020 Rotary is “Rotary Connects The World”. He asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. To this end, we have appointed both a Rotary Foundation and an International Chairperson this year.
Our members put in many hours of work to run our golf tournament, our Linguica and Beer Booth at the Bass Festival, Tequila y Más and all the other functions that our club is involved with. They are truly an inspiration to me and our community, but we also need to improve our visibility and inspire others to join us to boost our efforts.
As President, I would like to invite your participation at our weekly meetings – please look at the information about our Club on this website. Then feel welcome to join us for breakfast, fellowship, fun and the fantastic opportunity to learn about Rotary and consider becoming a member of this great organization!
Lee Eugene Williams
President, Rio Vista Rotary Club