Rotary International district governor visits Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club

Photo courtesy of the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club
Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club President David Langer, left, shakes hands with Rotary International District Gov. Joe Kovarik during Kovarik’s visit at the Sunrise Rotary Club’s meeting Tuesday morning at Joseph’s Restaurant in Stillwater.

“Peace Through Service” was the message shared by Rotary International District Gov. Joe Kovarik during his visit Tuesday with Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club.

The Stillwater Sunrise Rotary’s main goal is improving the lives of others locally and globally through service. Although Peace Through Service is something the local club is familiar with, Kovarik’s visit provided the inspiration the club needs to prepare for 2013.

“It is not about how good you are. It is about how good you can be,” Kovarik told Sunrise Rotary members during their meeting Tuesday at Joseph’s Restaurant.

Current club President David Langer added, “We are currently looking at ways to increase membership which in turn will help us expand our reach within the community.”

Locally, the Sunrise Rotary Club is involved in a number of annual service projects. The group held its 11th annual Halloween Parade at Boutwells Landing in October; are bell ringers for The Salvation Army and are busy planning their Seventh Annual Brewers Bizarre in May.

Internationally, the club contributes and supports the End Polio Now Campaign, with a goal of eradicating polio worldwide. Other areas include providing food, water, sanitation, education, and job training through global grants and teaming up with Rotary clubs around the world to fight poverty.