Posted on Jun 07, 2018
Photo Caption: Tom Carroll & Laurie Schouboe Carroll, Yours in Rotary
In just a few weeks my lease for guiding this great organization expires, and Governor-Elect Craig Gillis will bring his vision, priorities and compassion to the role. I know he will do a fine job leading the Rotarians of what I believe to the best District in the world. I look forward to working with each of you as we continue in this amazing organization we call Rotary!
This year has flown by! When I agreed to lead this District, I knew Laurie and I would be getting to know Rotarians throughout D5020. What I didn’t expect is how many friendships would be made in the process. From the smallest villages to the largest cites, we found dedicated Rotarians helping their communities and having a great time doing it. We started the year on July 1st in the Comox Valley, and we were surprised the entire town threw a parade in our honor (some say the parade was in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, but I prefer to believe AG Stu Tunheim, who said it was in our honor). Falling off a roof reminded me District Governors are indeed human and seeing the great work our clubs are doing every day reinforced the concept that we are a club-based organization. I want to thank those who attended our 2018 Conference and Training in Tacoma last month; I truly believe clubs can dramatically improve their performance and impact by ensuring several members attend each year.  Read More>