With all of the disruptions to our daily lives from this on-going pandemic, let us all be thankful for our first responders and frontline workers.
 
 
Wow!  Half the Rotary year is gone already!  It’s been a wild ride, and I was lucky to get all my club visits in before the upsurge in Covid cases really exploded. This would be a good time to reflect on what your clubs have accomplished;  to celebrate those accomplishments and continue to implement your club’s goals and plans for finishing this great year.
 
With all of the disruptions to our daily lives from this on-going pandemic, let us all be thankful for our first responders and frontline workers. This month is Vocational Service Month, the very essence of Rotary.  Rotary International effectively declares that “the concept of vocational service is rooted in the second point of the Object of Rotary which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.”   Our first responders consist of law enforcement, fire and rescue services, EMT’s, and all of our healthcare workers.  Their vocations allow us to lead relatively normal and sane lives safely.  A big shout out to them all!
 
Spencerport Rotary backs the blue with donations of teddy bears and books.  The teddy bears went to Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter, Deputy Green, and Chief Chris Mears of the Ogden Police Dept.  The bears ride with patrol officers so if a child is transported they have a friend to hang on to.
 
Have a Happy and Safe New Year!