November 2020 Newsletter
Rotarians – Welcome to November!

In the United States of America, our Thanksgiving holiday allows us to take special pause and find gratitude in everything around us.  I love this time of year.  Though I try to be grateful every day, there is something special about coming together and making a declaration of gratitude.

We are especially grateful this year for our essential workers.  We would love to invite you to celebrate our gratitude the week of November 16 – 22.  Whether individually, or with your club, let’s find a way to celebrate those who have helped all of us throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.  Many of these workers have put themselves at risk to make sure we have the health, safety, and goods we need.  You may consider taking a meal to the late-night nurses’ station or surprise your favorite grocery store staff.  Maybe you could drop off a surprise to your local fire and police station.  Some Rotary clubs are making and sending cards. 

I would also like to thank all of you for your work to End Polio. We had an amazing October, and clubs all over our state held wonderful Polio Plus events.  I know one of our clubs, Rotary Club of Mesa, raised over $8,000 for End Polio Now. Thank you!  Many have decided to join our brand-new Polio Plus Society!  If you decide to give $100 per year, you can be an inaugural member!  When Polio is eradicated, how wonderful to know you played a special role in the fight.