Posted by Earl Murray on Aug 31, 2018
District Governor Sandi Schwartz (pictured in the black outfit) was the guest speaker Friday morning at the Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village.

Sandi is very excited about her year as Governor, leading the way for district 5240 with 72 rotary clubs and 3, 239 members.

Sandi has a vision for Rotary this year. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

Sandi has a passion for investing in others and helping people, which is why she joined Bakersfield East Club. Quoting Sir Clem Renouf, Rotary takes ordinary people and gives them extraordinary opportunities to do more with their lives than they ever dreamed possible.

Polio is a top priority and remains endemic in three countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak health and immunization services and travel of trade links to endemic countries.

Sandi challenged club members to participate in the $33 for 33 program. This is a donation of $33 by each Rotarian to the Rotary Foundation, representing the 33 years that Rotary has engaged the global fight against polio.

As Governor, Sandi highlighted three specific focus areas for Rotary Clubs: 1) Retention, 2) Keep millennia’s engaged and enthused, and 3) Honor the military and first responders.

The rotary year 2018-2019 is ready for some exciting times as we continue to invest in our local communities, cities, and globally.

The Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village and the guests thanked Sandi for a very informative talk.