PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:  20 September 2018
Who knew?  I did and I hope you did too, but just in case you have been missing it, our very own District Governor Bill Hoel writes a message every month to our District 6250.  As I attempt to bring discussions and topics to the club on a weekly basis, my overall goal is to help you learn more about Rotary and hopefully discover something new.  Therefore, my message this week is quite simple.  Please read the Monthly Newsletter of Rotary District 6250.  Here is the link.  You will learn something new.  If you are not receiving this newsletter directly, I can certainly help to get you signed up to receive this directly into your email.
In order to reinforce the greatness of our District 6250 newsletter, here is a blast from the past.  This video link was produced by Dave Warren, our District Governor from 2014-15.  He produced a video each month.  Don’t skip the middle two minutes, which are pure entertainment and prove Rotarians are fun.
Have you wondered why we celebrate Oktoberfest?  Here is a video that runs just under three minutes which provides a history on the very first celebration of Oktoberfest in 1810 held in Munich, Germany.
As a reminder, one of the reasons that I am including these video links is that if you happen to be sitting with a table of Rotarians that you don’t know, but you have all watched the video, then the table will have a common experience with which someone can utilize to start a conversation.  Second, these videos can be interesting, educational, funny, and/or address many topics and issues that are relevant to our lives.