Create Hope in the World: Rotary's 2023-24 Presidential Theme
Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally has called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way towards possibilities far beyond our current expectations. During the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, McInally revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme: "Create Hope in the World". He emphasized the importance of promoting peace in troubled nations and helping those affected by conflict, as well as maintaining the initiatives started by past leaders.
One significant way to bring hope to the world, according to McInally, is to put a greater emphasis on peace. He cited the action taken by Rotary members to support the people of Ukraine and the recent emergence of polio cases, making it more crucial than ever for Rotary members to lead the fight against the disease. McInally also pledged to continue the Empowering Girls initiative and maintain the emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Rotary.
In addition, McInally highlighted the importance of offering hope to those affected by mental health challenges, a crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasized that Rotary will work to improve mental health services and be known as an organization that takes care of its members as well as the people it serves.
McInally ended his speech by describing his ideal balance of continuity and innovation, stating that "Rotary helps create the conditions for peace, opportunity, and a future worth living." By continuing what we do best, remaining open and willing to change, and keeping our focus on building peace in the world and within ourselves, Rotary helps create a more peaceful world - a more hopeful world.
Let us all come together and support President-elect McInally's vision of "Create Hope in the World". Join us in making a difference and restoring hope in the lives of those in need.
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