Assistant Governor John Guarisco introduced our 2018-2019 District Governor Bev Reed.  Bev, a member of the Rotary Club of Spokane Aurora Northwest has served as President and was the club’s Rotarian of the year in 2005 and 2015.  Bev has also been engaged in the District as a facilitator for the Rotary Leadership Institute, a President Elect Training Seminar instructor and has been selected to be the PETS OPCOM Chair in 2021.  Bev is a Major Donor and belongs to the Paul Harris Society. She recently retired after a 38 year career with the YMCA.
                DG Bev began the meeting by sharing RI President Barry Rassin’s theme “Be the Inspiration” and her question “Why are you here?”  As she meets with members of each club board in the district, she asks them to select a picture card that speaks to their passion and explain why.   Three of the stories she shared highlighted the eradication of polio in the world, the building of communities at home and in the world and the education of children.  She encourages each of us to use our passion to “Be the Inspiration”.
                DG Bev played a video promoting Rotary District 5080’s 2019 Conference “Come Together”.  It is the first joint conference with Seattle’s District 5030 and will be held in Spokane on May 16-19, 2019.  There will be golfing, wine tasting, a “hands on project” and keynote speakers Angelo Lombardo, Minda Dentler, Rotary International President Barry Rassin and Bill Gates.  Bev led us as we enthusiastically sang1 the Rotary version of “Come Together” by the Beatles.  Mark your calendar; this will be a great conference!