Dear Wilmington Rotarians,

Welcome to Your upcoming Rotary year 2019-2020!

Our theme this year is Rotary Connects the World.  I’d like to focus and challenge our Club on that one word Connect.  My most important goal this year is to attract, retain and engage new and existing members in and to our Club. We need to Connect and try new ways of engaging and increasing our membership.  Without a focus on increasing membership, we will not be able to do our most important work which is service to our Wilmington community.

Rotary is a service organization and part of the engagement and attraction of new members is to have a compelling service initiative that stimulates people to get involved.  Over the next year, we will be pursuing a multi-year service strategy which will help us better Connect and improve the Wilmington community we serve.

Lastly, we need to promote what we do.  Not only what we do locally but what Rotary does as an international organization.  Rotary can change the world as we have shown with our efforts around Polio eradication.  Who wouldn’t want to be part of an organization that can have that kind of impact both locally and internationally?

I’m honored to be serving as your President and looking forward to an exciting year of transformation, growth and Connections.

Lisa Detwiler
President 2019-20