By DG Cindi O’Neil
District Leaders and District Committee Chairs met this Saturday to review the accomplishments of the 2020-21 Rotary Year on Saturday. Despite the challenges of the year due to COVID, social unrest, and devastating wildfires the business of Rotary continued without disruption. In fact new programs or ways of delivering our programs emerged to replace our traditions. Rotary Leadership Institute was paused and replaced with 7 contemporary forums called “Rotary Now!/Leading Change.” Public relations found more ways to expand the Rotary brand through billboards and podcasting. The Rotary Business Network gained new members and new benefits for Rotarians hoping to connect and sustain their businesses. District Grants, Global Grants, Peace Scholars, and Peace Fellow programs continued without pause. The District applied for two Disaster Relief Grants and received funds to put fire victims back to work with three re-tooling programs. RYLA went virtual and the camp was a resounding success. We have much to be proud of this year. Thank you Rotarians of District 5110!