“Four Rotarians drove, from Seaside to Salem –
Denny, Stewart, Deb and Trina — how lucky for them!!
District Governor, Dennis Wickham, was closing his year –
And proclaimed that Kristi Halvorson’s governorship is near.
Speakers inspired and educated, Doctors Davis and Keith –
4-Way Test and Servant Leadership helped bolster our belief.
A serious ‘live web-cast’ brought New York’s United Nations –
The banquet brought a comedian, who added laughter to our libations.
We enjoyed meeting new friends and reminiscing with old chums —
When GSE teams presented — the Phillipino’s were the flamboyant ones!
One-hundred and seventy-one flags, adorned the halls –
Yakima Jim came through again, so we didn’t have empty walls.
A flag for each country, shows how ‘International’ Rotary is –
Clearly eradicating polio and promoting world peace is our biz.
Our bright Youth Exchange students, entertain and inspire –
Silly skits to classical music thrill us ‘til it’s time to retire.
Though we shared lots of joy, before we said goodbye –
Remembering Ashley and Tika made us frequently cry.
‘Make Dreams Real’ has been our motto, for nearly a year —
‘The Future of Rotary’s in Your Hands’- our new theme is near.
Fond memories abound – my excitement is clear —
All I can say is “I can’t wait for next year!”
Save the 2010 dates – May 21, 22, 23
Ascend to ‘Mountain Welches’ with my friends and me!!!