Rotary 7090 District Governor Kevin Crouse recently visited the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club and was greeted by John Hamels, club member who is assistant district governor; Crystal Schrantz, club president; board chairmen and club members. Crouse said that he looks forward to the great things we will do this year, noting that one is to bring in new members and then work with them to make better Rotarians.
There are two reasons why people join Rotary, he said, one is to make friends and the second is to make a difference in the community. "It's important to 'advertise' to let people know what we're doing." In addition, "There's a financial incentive to have more members so that Rotary can continue doing good internationally."
Ridding the world of polio has been Rotary International's objective for many years. "When we started it," Crouse said, "many people laughed at us. There were 34 countries where polio was devastating, now there are only three left. The year 2018 is the date to end it for all."
Pictured left to right: Crystal Schrantz, club president, Assistant District Governor John Hamel, and District 7090 District Governor Kevin Crouse from Brantford, Canada.
Crouse concluded his message with a rhetorical question, "Do you want every child educated, everyone to have clean water and bring an end to polio?"
Crouse, who lives in Brantford, Canada, was a charter member of the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club for which he served as president in 1995-96 and is currently a member of the Brantford Sunrise Rotary Club.