So many great things happening this year in the Michigan District that it is hard to summarize all of them, but I continue to be incredibly proud of your service in your communities. The 87000 children being served are experiencing a positive light in their life outside school or family. This gives them HOPE and I think that theme should be resonating with you by now. “The Power of Hope” was the theme for the Rose Bowl parade, and Optimist International proudly presented a float with Rotary to show that “Hope Connects the World.” The dignity and respect that hope provides is being promoted globally through these two large service organizations. I’m proud of you and I hope you are proud of you too!
All people matter and there is hope for all. With hope we can aspire to do better for others and see others in a very different and positive light. There is hope for all of us!