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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

RON BURTON 2013 - 2014

ROTARY CLUB OF NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, USA

In the 2013-2014 Rotary Year, our theme and RIP Ron Burton’s challenge to all Rotarians will be, “ Engage Rotary Change Lives”. Ron further stated;- “ You’ve chosen to wear a Rotary pin, the rest is up to you”.

Madeleine and DGE Brian were proud to represent our District at the RI Assembly in San Diego last January. They found it to be an incredible experience, to be one of 533 governors-elect and their partners attending. To be part of the internationality of Rotary is something they will never forget. They attended the plenary sessions, shared ideas and experiences with our Co-Governors at workshops, ideas exchanges and panel sessions.

Madeleine and DGE Brian formed a close association with Ron Burton and Jetta after meeting them in Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and San Diego. Ron and Jetta have a great fondness for Australia and greeted them warmly at the Assembly in San Diego.

Ron Burton is a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA , a gifted lawyer and an inspirational speaker.

It will be a sensational year in Rotary service to our communities, our District to Rotary International in 2013-2014.

 

A MESSAGE FROM RI PRESIDENT 2013 - 14 RON BURTON

1 July 2013
To the Rotarians of District 9670
 
Dear fellow Rotarians,
 
Our commitment to Rotary begins with the simple act of coming to our club meetings, putting on our name badges, and sitting down together with our fellow Rotarians. That’s where it begins—but not where it ends.
 
Being a Rotarian is a commitment that extends into so many aspects of our lives: our work, our family, our interactions with others, and the values we hold dear. All of us came to Rotary to get involved, and to make a difference. We were invited into our clubs because Rotary knew we were capable; we chose to join because we decided to rise to that challenge.
 
In Rotary service, as in just about everything else in life, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. If you only put in a token effort, you won’t accomplish very much, and you won’t find very much satisfaction in what you do accomplish. But when you make the decision to truly engage Rotary—to bring Rotary service and Rotary values into every day of your life—that is when you start to see the incredible impact that you can have. That’s when you find the inspiration, the excitement, and the power to truly achieve.
 
In the 2013-2014 Rotary year, our theme, and my challenge to you, is Engage Rotary, Change Lives.
 
You’ve chosen to wear a Rotary pin. The rest is up to you.
 
Sincerely,
Ron D. Burton