New President’s Message from Dotty Cline: Imagine Many Paths of Peace

“Imagine Many Paths of Peace” is the theme I have chosen for this year as I serve
as president of our WE Rotary Club of International Peace. Rotary International
President Jennifer Jones’ theme, “Imagine Rotary,” inspired me to think about
our club and how we might imagine us. We are people from different countries
and even different areas within our countries. We are proud to call ourselves an
“international” club brought together by a common word: peace. Peace may
mean different things to each of us, as there are many definitions of peace that
include ideas of personal peace, peace between people, and peace between
countries, an absence of war. Each of us has committed to a path of peace. At
first I thought of paths to peace, but as I know our members better, I see we are
on paths of peace–“of” meaning “belonging to,” “with,” and “concerning.” This
describes our members–moving through lives on paths of peace. Join me this
year in learning more about the paths of peace each of us has chosen. Are there
more paths we have yet to imagine? Let’s imagine many paths of peace!


Message from the President

It’s July 2020. WE are struggling with a virus. WE all wish this virus would vanish, but as long as it’s here and a threat, we need to keep ourselves safe and engaged. Luckily, WE Rotary is an e-club; has been since our inception. WE are proud of having members on three continents and even on some little islands in the Pacific. And WE know a thing or two about Zoom.
The great things about an e-club are: WE can go anywhere WE have a friend with wifi; WE can get to know each other across time, space, and culture without going through customs or increasing our carbon footprint; and WE can bring in speakers from anywhere.

This year,WE need to boost our online skills to the next orbit while strengthening our ability to share, work together, and make a difference to each other and our respective communities.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Adversity is the father of creativity. (I made this one up; just trying to be inclusive; please ignore all gender-related thoughts.) This year will be what WE make of it, and WE Rotary is a fine venue for education, entertainment, and service. Let’s make the best of it.

Steve L.

WE Rotary President