Welcome to the new Rotary year 2022-2023 for the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, “Club 29!”
It is such a great honor and privilege to be your 113th President and I pledge to you to continue the great momentum that Jerrod, David, Ann, Ellen, Tom, and the many past presidents have established over the years. They have all built a great foundation for our club’s many successes and I want to keep that going.
Rotary runs deep in my family. My father, Max Milbourn, was a long-time Rotary Club member in my hometown of Manhattan, Kansas. He later became president of the club, served as District Governor for District 571, and then served as the Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of Rotary International. My brother, Tom, has been a long-time member of the Green Bay, Wisconsin Rotary Club and later served as its president as well. So, you can see, the Rotary wheel revolves through our family.
Like my family, I look at our club as Rotary family. Families take care of themselves and communities that they serve… and we do the best of any service club in our community with the multitude of service projects we have, and will continue to have, moving forward. It is not just one person that makes our club successful… it is each and every one of you that make our club what it is today, what it will be tomorrow, and the many tomorrows that lie ahead for us.
How do we do that? By each and every one of you becoming “engaged” in our club with the over 40+ committees to choose and serve on. Pick one, or several, to be a part of and lend your time and talents in committing to “Service Above Self” for our community and the many needs around the world.
I look forward to working with you, our board of directors, and many committees in the coming year to continue the momentum and successes that lie ahead for us.