This is such a special time of year for so many Rotarians. I wanted to personally reach out and wish you the very best Holiday season. I am honored to serve with you in Rotary as we make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. 
As we approach the end of the year it’s a great time to reflect on what we have and to be grateful for all the good we have done as Rotarians during this first half of our Rotary year.  We have distributed funds for over 85 District Grants and have 8 Global Grants in the works.  We have funded two District Grants for Adolescent Mental Health. Rotary Clubs around the District are changing lives for the better, including house building in Mexico, building bikes for needy kids, serving seniors or the homeless and the myriad of countless other programs you do. I am so very proud of what you are doing to make a difference. THANK YOU!
Your gifts to the Rotary Foundation are more than donations, they are life changing. As we approach the end of the year, I would like to encourage you to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation, the easiest way to donate is online through your My Rotary account- but, just in case you like to donate by check and US Mail--I am attaching the Rotary Foundation Donation form (123EN) to this message.  Be sure to check "Annual Fund--SHARE" for the donation.  For tax purposes, donations to the Rotary Foundation must be made before December 31--including received by mail by December 31.  
Your gift brings peace, health, literacy and opportunities to people in need. Your dedication to helping people through service and your generous support of The Rotary Foundation makes all this possible. I wish you peace for the coming holiday season and happiness in the coming year.  Thank you for all you do for our communities near and far!
Thank you for being a Rotarian, a person of action, a change maker.
Yours in Service,
Chuck Pretto
District Governor, 2022-23
District 5340