Greetings Fellow Rotarians!
 
What a fun and exciting time I am having with my official visits to our clubs in 5750. I have now visited 29 out of 34 clubs! I had a wonderful steak and lobster dinner with the Stillwater Centennial Club. They conducted an impressive silent auction for Polio Plus. In addition, Service Above Self was in action at the Midwest City Rotary Club as I heard about the numerous projects that the club is doing. I also participated in the swearing-in ceremony of four new members. I am still amazed at the vitality of that club. Soon thereafter, I attended the energetic and civic-minded Midtown Rotarians where fun, food, fellowship and good works were in full display. What fun they are having while doing great service projects on behalf of Rotary.
 
As I write this report to the membership, my day started with the wonderful stories of community service from our Del City Rotarians. This club meets at 7:00 a.m., and every member is a recognized Paul Harris member. The Del City Rotarians are making a huge difference in their community and the Rotary Foundation. At noon, I heard a colleague and fellow Rotarian Trait Thompson’s presentation at the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. They are the third largest club in “Rotary World” and have been active in the State of Oklahoma for 115 years! The warmth, fellowship, and service reports were uplifting as well as so many Junior Rotarians in the audience. I love Rotarians, and I love the philosophy of Rotary in action that I am observing in all the clubs I am visiting.
 
As Rotarian and Foundation Trustee, John F. Germ, reminds us, “Every great project begins in the minds of our members.” I am impressed with the clubs I have visited since assuming the role of District Governor. Let’s continue to improve people’s quality of life in our communities and our world.
 
Thank you club presidents, district leaders, RYLA, and district assistant governors for this wonderful opportunity to serve as your Governor.

In Rotary Service,
 
Deena Fisher
District Governor 2022-2023