Today is National Wildland Fire Fighters Day.  July 2 honors the dedicated personnel who coordinate their efforts to protect the nation's wildlands.  It's also a day to remember the sacrifice made each time a firefighter steps into a wildland fire.  They too are People of Action.  If you know or see a firefighter, thank them for their service.  
 
Sorry, I digress.  This is my first article for Newsbits as District Governor.  I want to first thank Past District Governor Chuck Pretto for leading the district this past year. He did a fabulous job!  Included in my remarks in this edition of Newsbits, I have added the video message from PDG Check Pretto shown during the Governor's Dinner. Please click on the link to review his remarks.  We all are pulling for Chuck as he moves through treatment for his leukemia.
 
Also from the Governor's Dinner, there is a video greeting from our Rotary International President Gordon McInally. The theme for Rotary year 2023-24 is Create Hope in the World.  As I said Monday night at the Governor's Dinner, this is easy for Rotarians and Rotaractors, it's what we do every day.  I charge every Person of Action in District 5340 to Create Hope in the World.
 
As we all take up that challenge, I know we will all having an amazing year! 
 
Click "Read More" for a glimpse of the event via photos.