Newly Inducted President Terry Partis spoke for a few minutes about some of the priorities of his year, which begin with membership.  "Many hands make light work", and every new member we induct will add strength to the club and lighten the load for the rest of us.  He passed around two club photos taken over the past 15 years, and noted how much change there has been in our membership.
First, he assisted Keith Walker in the induction of his new Board.
Melanie Harty (President-elect) had a conflict and could not be present, and Peter Mueller "was a little late" and not present for the induction.  We forgave him, because he brought a new member with him.
Terry spoke about the "Move for Polio" initiative of our incoming District Governor Martin Parnell, so far 26 clubs in the District have registered a champion for their club and Terry is looking for someone to step to this roll in our club.
Terry also spoke about the District 5360 Indigenous Committee, which will be working on engaging the native community over this year.
Terry also spoke about the structure of meetings, as we go back to "near normal" in terms of COVID protocols.  He sees a mixture of in-person and virtual meetings, in the future, with at least one "hands on" type meeting in the community over the next few months.  Stay tuned, more information to come.
Terry was then able to turn the meeting into a great series of recognition for the efforts of Rotarians and others in helping our community.
First, the Rotary Club was delighted to recognize the amazing work of our Music Festival Executive Director Delynne Lorentzen, who was able to pull together a "virtual" Festival this spring and provide over 150 kids with the opportunityto "have a stage", and many 100's of others to watch remotely.  Great work Delynne!
Next new Rotarian Brent Secondiak was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship by PDG Sandy Mackay.  Brent has been a force in our community as a senior member of the Police department and a worthy recipient of this honor.
Next PDG Sandy presented Bruce Shepard with his Paul Harris +1 pin, for his continued financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation.  Thanks for ths support of the Foundation, where we get the funds to give back to the community!