In Rotary, July is a time of new beginnings, a time to reconnect with each other across distances and differences and to respond to change, a time to show Rotary Opens Opportunities.
As we reconnect, and respond, this is a time to reassess, to envision; it is most importantly a time to set goals and to determine how we will serve our Communities, our Nation and the World, seizing opportunities for service.
The ability to see and act on opportunities that are opened through friendship and fellowship is what makes Rotary so very different. And the willingness of all Rotarians to safely serve as they are able, locally or globally, is what unites us.
In District 5830, we are continuing to meet the challenges of reopening and are live-streaming District events for those unable to otherwise participate. In spite of the pandemic, our Rotary Clubs armed with PPEs are continuing with service projects to lessen the impact of the virus on our communities, and we are meeting, either online or in person, with the guidance of our Club venues and assistance of masks and social distancing. 
If your Club is not meeting, now is the time to reach out to us and our new Social Media Chair, Sarah Fox, for help in new methods and technologies reaching out to your members.
It will be a truly great year focused on Visioning, Youth, Membership, Service, Polio Plus and The Rotary Foundation.
Join with us. Let Rotary Open Opportunities.  It’s a team effort.

Yours in Rotary,
Jack Welge
District Governor 2020-2021
Rotary International District 5830
P. O. Box 3624
Longview, Texas 75606-3624