8/2 Meeting: A Conversation with District Gov. Gary Dills


From left, Boone Sunrise Rotary President Rosa Ivey welcomes District 7670 Governor Gary Dills to the most recent Club meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

On Tuesday, 8/2, newly-elected District Governor Gary Dills visited the Boone Sunrise Rotary Club for the first time since being chosen for the position.

A retired Air Force colonel, Dills urged members to embrace Rotary International’s 2016-17 theme, “Rotary Serving Humanity.”

Chosen by incoming Rotary International President John Germ, the theme embraces the organization’s “4-Way Test,” to support truth, fairness, peace and international goodwill.

“[This is a] new Rotary year of opportunity to serve humanity at home and abroad,” Dills wrote in a recent message.

“As always, cultures around the world are changing – we see glaring evidence every day, everywhere.  Rotary must and is adapting to changing demographics and diverse lifestyles,” he added

“I am a Rotarian because I believe in serving people – to give them an opportunity to have better lives because of our service.”

The Boone Sunrise Rotary Club, along with the Blowing Rock and Boone Noon clubs, are members of District 7670, which covers several counties across Western North Carolina.

About Rotary International

brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

About Boone Sunrise Rotary

Boone Sunrise Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 am at the Boone Marriott. To learn more about the Club, please visit BooneSunriseRotary.org.


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