5910 Rotarian,
Our virtual 2021 district conference is now in the record books, and it was a success!  Congratulations to Rebekah Maxwell and her committee for a great job offering interesting and informative sessions that were respectful of everyone’s time.  Thursday and Friday’s sessions were scheduled around the lunch hour, and we finished with a very successful in person service project on Saturday by packing meals with Rise Against Hunger - our first in person district event in over a year!  It was so nice to see each other and reconnect.
Another success for the district this year is the formation of the 5910 E-club!  We hope to have enough members to charter it before the end of this Rotary year.  Click here for a promotional video about the club:   District 5910 YouTube Channel.  See Julie Martineau or Ruth Finkelstein Suhler’s article in this newsletter.
Did you know that we have our own YouTube channel??  That’s pretty exciting!  While you’re there on our YouTube channel learning about the new E-club, check out the virtual choir productions that we did over the past year.  The selections include our inaugural performance of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” for the 2020 district conference, holiday songs for the district holiday party, and a fun song for Valentine’s day that will make you want to tap your foot.
Remember that we have another polio challenge campaign in effect that will match all polio eradication donations received by June 30. 
Kudos to the clubs that are encouraging their community’s vaccination efforts.  It will take us all doing our part to end this pandemic.
As more and more people are vaccinated and the coronavirus case numbers go down, I hope to do some in person visits to clubs within about an hour’s drive of Beaumont or Conroe.  Presidents, please let your AG know your current meeting plans so that I can see what might work.  If I do visit your club in person, I won’t need to give a speech or be the official program.  I would just like to have the opportunity to visit with you to thank you for adapting this year and finding ways to make a positive difference in your communities in spite of the limitations.
Here’s to a strong finish to a very unusual Rotary year,
Becky Mason
2020-21 District Governor