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Rotary: Opening Opportunities – 2020-2021 

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lexington Park

July 2020 marks the beginning of a great year ahead in Rotary – COVID-19 will not keep us down! Thanks to virtual technology we are continuing to connect with members, coming up with new projects and creating new opportunities. Even during challenging times, we Rotarians continue to show determination and stay true to this year’s theme: “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.

We are kicking off this year with a revised Strategic Plan soon to be posted to our website. The Strategic Plan reflects the current market restraints due to the pandemic however, we will stay true to our Vision “To be a diverse group of leaders who improve lives in the community and throughout the world through projects and by example.”

As part of the Strategic Plan we are already working to establish a new fundraising campaign as the Signature Project for this year: an Online Auction. Participants will be able to bid on a variety of items online for eight consecutive days. We will be seeking donated items such as gift cards, weekend getaways, fun experiences, food, and more. Currently we are in Phase I: Planning, and will need volunteers for Phase II: Execution of the Auction, and Phase III: Distribution of Items & Thank You letters to all participants, donors and sponsors.

Recently I have been trying to call all our members to introduce myself as your new President but have found some of your information in DACdb is not accurate. As a member, you can go into DACdb and update your profile yourself or contact Club Secretary, Bill Moody for assistance at wcmatpax@md.metrocast.net . If you have questions, please feel free to contact me too.

We will continue to have virtual club meetings through September for the safety of our members. Charter Night will be held in August and the specifics about this will be announced asap. Whether we will still hold our Oyster Festival, Running of the Balls and Golf Tournament is still pending and will be announced as soon as known.

Although we have had to adjust to this new normal, I am confident we will adapt and continue to work together making it a great Rotary year!

Tricia Powell

Rotary Club of Lexington Park President (FY2020-2021)